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Sony Xperia C3 and C3 Dual review: Let me take a selfie

Sony Xperia C3 and C3 Dual review: Let me take a selfie

GSMArena team, 16 January 2015| comments (55)

The Sony Xperia C3 is touted as a PROselfie smartphone but it could’ve easily been missed in a growing crowd of handsets boasting high-res wide-angle front cams.


Meizu MX4 Pro review: Sharpened up

Meizu MX4 Pro review: Sharpened up

GSMArena team, 13 January 2015| comments (48)

Pro in a smartphone’s name implies bigger and better – so much so that it’s even been abused to fool the unsuspecting. Meizu did not resort to such trickery though and their MX4 Pro takes things up more than just a notch from the stock version...

Tags: Meizu, Android


CES 2015: Huawei Honor 6 & Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on

CES 2015: Huawei Honor 6 & Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on

GSMArena team, 8 January 2015| comments (28)

Huawei did not miss its chance for a bit of marketing at this year's CES. And although nothing really eventful happened in terms of announcements...


CES 2015: BLU Vivo Air, One Life, Studio Energy hands-on

CES 2015: BLU Vivo Air, One Life, Studio Energy hands-on

GSMArena team, 8 January 2015| comments (5)

BLU may be a comparatively small operation, but it brought out a lot more phones than most of the big players. They range from supremely thin to super-juiced, but none of them go north of...


CES 2015: Samsung Galaxy A5, Avengers movie props hands-on

CES 2015: Samsung Galaxy A5, Avengers movie props hands-on

GSMArena team, 7 January 2015| comments (27)

Samsung's press conference at CES didn't include any new mobile phones or tablets. The Korean manufacturer focused on its innovative SUHD TV, portable SSD drive and Milk Music...


CES 2015 Misc brands: Sony, Nokia, Acer, Dell, Alcatel and other hands-ons

CES 2015 Misc brands: Sony, Nokia, Acer, Dell, Alcatel and other hands-ons

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015| comments (36)

CES 2015 is now well under way and we've already seen numerous intriguing devices come out under various brands, big and small. Smartphones may be our specialty, but we're also in other smart gadgets too.


CES 2015: HTC Desire 826 hands-on

CES 2015: HTC Desire 826 hands-on

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015| comments (27)

HTC announced two new Desire smartphones at CES 2015 in Vegas - the high-end Desire 826 and affordable Desire 320. The latter is already on sale in North America, while the HTC Desire 826 is yet to be released later in January...

Tags: HTC, Android, CES 2015


CES 2015: Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, P90 hands-on

CES 2015: Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, P90 hands-on

GSMArena team, 6 January 2015| comments (11)

Lenovo brought so many new devices at CES - phones, a wrist band, tablets and laptops, and we are still digging through the press releases just to be sure we didn't miss anything...


CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom hands-on

CES 2015: Asus Zenfone 2, Zenfone Zoom hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015| comments (66)

Asus kicked off with Windows tablets, but it saved the best for last - two new Zenfones, one of which is a $200 LG G3 alternative, while the other is a slender camera hybrid. The Zenfone 2 and Zenfone Zoom are based on the same hardware platform and a more...


CES 2015: LG G Flex2 hands-on

CES 2015: LG G Flex2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015| comments (50)

The CES press day kicked off with LG's announcement of the LG G Flex2 - the second generation curved phablet. It has a P-OLED screen, the latest Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor and an improved self-healing rear cover...

Tags: LG, Android, CES 2015


CES 2015: ZTE Nubia Z7, Star II hands-on

CES 2015: ZTE Nubia Z7, Star II hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 January 2015| comments (1)

The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Vegas has a lot of brands but not all of them are currently ranked fourth in the US - that's ZTE. The company has a lot in store for this edition of the CES and will be showing the press all...

Tags: ZTE, Android, CES 2015


HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

GSMArena team, 15 December 2014| comments (25)

Reactions to the first news of HTC venturing into action cameras may have ranged from a few raised eyebrows to “GoPro or go home” chants but the Re isn’t one to get easily upset. Cool-looking and friendly, the little gadget is the exact opposite of...

Tags: HTC, Android, iOS


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

GSMArena team, 12 December 2014| comments (146)

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has an ambitious name, but behind it is an ordinary midrange phone. It puts functionality ahead of screen fidelity, throwing all the pixels they could afford at the front facing camera instead. As with other Galaxy Grands...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

GSMArena team, 05 December 2014| comments (28)

Last time we met, Gionee had quite a flagship to show off. Looking extra sharp and more than decently equipped, we deemed it capable of getting users interested well beyond the traditional Asian markets ...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 03 December 2014| comments (50)

Until recently Samsung was known for its all-plastic smartphone shells. Pressured to evolve their product design, they came up with the Galaxy Alpha, super slim smartphone with an angular metal frame. But Samsung surely likes to spread its design...


LG G Watch R review: A full circle

LG G Watch R review: A full circle

GSMArena team, 01 December 2014| comments (33)

Smartwatches have been around for a long time now, ever so reluctantly trying to infuse the tech spirit into one of the oldest accessories in the history of the world – the time piece. But a wrist watch is meant for more than telling...

Tags: LG, Android


GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 28 November 2014| comments (45)

Black Friday is upon us and the holiday season is just around the corner. Without doubt many of you will be shopping around for a new tablet and the latest edition of the GSMArena.com tablet buyer’s guide is here to give a helping hand...

Tags: Android, iOS


GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 26 November 2014| comments (94)

Black Friday around the corner and it's also nearly time for the holiday shopping spree. Our last smartphone buyer’s guide for 2014 will hopefully come in...


HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

Orlin Milinov, 24 November 2014| comments (43)

HTC Desire Eye is the most capable member of the company’s mid-range family of smartphones to date. Announced in early October, the smartphone features a rather peculiar camera setup, which consists of a duo of 13MP sensors, each flanked by a two-tone...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

GSMArena team, 14 November 2014| comments (61)

Experiments are great but it takes manufacturing prowess to follow them all the way to the retail shelves. Samsung have it – no surprise there – and they pulled it off, bringing the Galaxy Note Edge to stores. Never mind that curved screen looks like...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

GSMArena team, 12 November 2014| comments (93)

Nexus 6 by Motorola marks a shift in market positioning for Google’s smartphone lineup. Whereas the duo of LG-made devices that precede it cut back on certain features to stay attractively priced, the Nexus 6 is ready to rub shoulders with...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

GSMArena team, 10 November 2014| comments (56)

Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless is the latest product of a long and prolific partnership between the storied manufacturer and the largest wireless carrier in the United States. Over the years, Motorola and Verizon have released a number of groundbreaking...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

GSMArena team, 7 November 2014| comments (51)

While Xiaomi’s busy conquering the world with hardly leaving China, and the likes of Oppo and Huawei think globally, as they act locally, Meizu is somewhere in between. Some three years now and several generations of supercharged...

Tags: Meizu, Android


iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

GSMArena team, 5 November 2014| comments (363)

Apple did the unthinkable while predictable Samsung delivers again. Right or wrong, this is a fight of old versus new, the Galaxy Note is in its fourth generation while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's...


HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

GSMArena team, 3 November 2014| comments (63)

The Google Nexus 9 will be curiously gazed upon by both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners, as HTC gets back on the roster to take over from Asus and Samsung. The 8.9” beauty is a return for HTC to both the Nexus family and the tablet realm in general...

Tags: HTC, Google, Android


HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

GSMArena team, 31 October 2014| comments (38)

We're not far from the time when the smart in phone will be implied. Prices are falling, market share is climbing – it's near impossible to keep track these days of all the new entries in the low end and the midrange. HTC’s Desire lineup is no...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 29 October 2014| comments (57)

Motorola may have already divorced Google, but the relationship still bears fruit and most recently we've seen the Nexus 6. The first Nexus phablet and the first Nexus by Motorola closely follows the Moto X (2014) design language and brings many of...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014| comments (23)

Oppo's event has finally commenced and the star of the show is the successor to the Oppo N1, the Oppo N3 with yet another rotating camera module on the top, flaunting precision optics. The Oppo N3 is a phablet just like its predecessor and just like...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 28 October 2014| comments (54)

This is the Motorola Droid Turbo - Motorola's strongest claim at the high-end throne yet. Built around the strong foundation of the Moto X (2014), Nexus 6 and Motorola's previous Droids it pools together a premium build, pure Android with exclusive features and impressive battery life...


Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014| comments (50)

Talking about high-end smartphones in our parts of the world, Lenovo is hardly the first name that pops in your head. The Chinese maker's first two attempts at a premium handset have been...

Tags: Lenovo, Android