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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 17 May 2013

Bigger than the Note but not as bright. Not saying anything. We wouldn’t want to get this guy upset. So, careful with the F-word. And no, not phablet, obviously. Though at 8mm, the Samsung Galaxy Mega technically isn’t fat...


Samsung Galaxy Fame review: In the spotlight

Samsung Galaxy Fame review: In the spotlight

GSMArena team, 16 May 2013

Samsung has always been keen on providing smartphones for the budget-conscious crowd and ever since Gingerbread came around we've been seeing a major push by its their entry-level squad. Even though it runs on Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Fame...

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Smartphones vs. laptops: Of mice and... touchscreens

Smartphones vs. laptops: Of mice and... touchscreens

GSMArena team, 10 May 2013

Greetings GSMArenians and welcome to an interruption in our usual program. No need to change the channel though. It’s still the familiar place and good old us, and no, we haven’t run out of phones to review. But are we likely to run out of laptops? Ludicrous idea...


Samsung Galaxy S4 review: Supernova

Samsung Galaxy S4 review: Supernova

GSMArena team, 28 March 2013

As the Galaxy S series counter flips another digit, Samsung has hopes of getting an even tighter grip on the smartphone market, and reasserting its Android dominance. With two of the main rivals enjoying a head-start to the market, the Galaxy S4...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III: Advanced fence-sitting

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III: Advanced fence-sitting

GSMArena team, 10 April 2013

Upgrader’s dilemmas. We’ve had a few of those over the years but, every once in a while, deciding between the next generation and the last transcends the limits of a brand. By consistently delivering...


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review: The roadster

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review: The roadster

GSMArena team, 02 April 2013

Ever since Apple's release of the first iPad, Samsung has been churning out tablets to battle them on so many fronts it's starting to look like overkill. With so many larger Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note varieties...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

GSMArena team, 31 March 2013

If you’ve been paying attention – and we know you have – there’s no way you couldn’t have noticed that for a good ten days or so we’ve all been on and on about two phones. Now, we’re about to make it three...


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two

GSMArena team, 26 March 2013

Two phones carrying such a weight of expectations that one would think they’d have no time and energy to worry about each other. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has to outsell the S III and the HTC One is...


LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

GSMArena team, 21 March 2013

Back in 2011 the smartphone landscape was seemingly starting to settle, when Samsung stirred things up by taking a wild leap with the original Galaxy Note. The 5.3" slate was called a...


Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 19 March 2013

Number four was unveiled last week to set a new kind of fever brewing, after briefly easing some of the pre-announcement tension. Carriers are tripping over themselves to secure deals, while customers...


Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 14 March 2013

The successor of the most popular smartphone from the most widely adopted platform - it doesn't get much bigger than this in the mobile industry. After months of rumor frenzy and high-pitched hype, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at the Unpacked...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

GSMArena team, 11 March 2013

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer’s only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States – not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung Ativ S...


Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

GSMArena team, 5 March 2013

This is by no means intended as a moment of relief from the building tension, but our timing isn’t without a sense of humor. Assuming that all eyes are set on Samsung to, again, deliver the godfather of Android smartphones, the one we’re about to review is more...


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 24 February 2013

Samsung is trying really hard to fill every empty slot in the mobile market, so the Galaxy Note 8.0 announcement shouldn't be a surprise to many. The compact tablet follows the same design guidelines as all the other Samsung high-end devices...


Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 review: Gone fishing

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 review: Gone fishing

GSMArena team, 23 February 2013

Modern smartphones are essential tools for urbanites, but they are usually left behind on a trip to the great outdoors. Not the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 though, it will gladly join in the adventure and isn't afraid of a few knocks or a dive...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Express review: Jelly Bean Express

Samsung Galaxy Express review: Jelly Bean Express

GSMArena team, 20 February 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Express represents an interesting mix of features. The latest Jelly Bean flavor, the impressively fast processor, the LTE connectivity, the spectacular 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, and the Galaxy S III looks...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look

Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look

GSMArena team, 4 February 2013

In a time when 5 inch screens are all the rage, the Galaxy Grand is Samsung’s attempt to cater to every possible taste (and budget) when it comes to smartphones. While the Grand doesn’t feature the 1080p screen that recent 5” flagships come with...


Samsung Galaxy S II Plus review: Golden oldie

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus review: Golden oldie

GSMArena team, 31 January 2013

Samsung has been steadily setting the bar ever higher with each flagship released, and the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and its predecessor, the S II, have catapulted them to the top of the smartphone food chain. And, as is expected in the aftermath of such success, the....


Samsung Galaxy Note II US review: One for all

Samsung Galaxy Note II US review: One for all

GSMArena team, 24 October 2012

Following closely the footsteps of its international sibling, the US Samsung Galaxy Note II takes on our review course. Just like its smaller brother, the Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is launching across all major carriers...


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

GSMArena team, 3 October 2012

Samsung has produced many great handheld devices in its time, but few have reached iconic status. The company builds its success on great adaptability, an eye for trends and a knack for improving on others’ successful formulas. And yet...


Galaxy Camera vs. 808 PureView: Shoot 'em up

Galaxy Camera vs. 808 PureView: Shoot 'em up

GSMArena team, 16 January 2013

So, this may as well be the first against the last of their respective kind. Nokia would gladly try and sell you PureView in various wraps and Android-powered cameras are not unheard of, but a shootout like this...


Google Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites

Google Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites

GSMArena team, 21 December 2012

Android devices come from all walks of life, but in each generation there is a "chosen one". In 2012, it's the Nexus 4 and, as an overall package, this is probably the best Google has ever delivered. Yet, by a mean twist of fate, it has the most formidable...


Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

GSMArena team, 28 November 2012

Design and software experience coming straight from the most successful droid of all times, packed in a shell that's far easier to pocket. Now, who wouldn't want some of that? The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is the company's most premium compact Android smartphone and is here to prove...


Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

GSMArena team, 12 November 2012

Spreading the Galaxy S III magic to as many market segments as possible is what Samsung is actively trying to achieve these days. After the power users were treated to the Note II and those looking for a premium...


Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

GSMArena team, 03 November 2012

Dual-SIM users generally fall in one of two categories – those on a tight budget who look to optimize spending by combining carrier plans, and frequent travelers, who don’t want to carry two handsets all the time. Top-tier manufacturers...


Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

GSMArena team, 30 October 2012

Their Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 flagship announced and, respectful of chronology, the first we're about to properly review. The Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Ativ S are often painted as allies - but that's mostly rhetoric...


LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

GSMArena team, 27 October 2012

LG is trying to recapture some old glory and released the first phone with Snapdragon S4 Pro - a next-generation chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is still one of the best Androids on the market. Together...


Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise

GSMArena team, 25 October 2012

When we review phones we try to put them in context, and tie everything up with a snapshot of the market and the closest alternatives. Now, we usually keep droids and iPhones separate because honestly they just don’t mix. But every now and then...


Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

GSMArena team, 12 October 2012

The Galaxy S III and the Note II are both cut from the same cloth, but one is XL while the other is XXL. What can we say - someone at Samsung must be busy spinning and weaving. Size matters as it always has but this isn’t a choice between slim fit...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 11 October 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one beast of a smartphone, but for many it is still too much to handle. A strong point can be made that a large screen is necessary for proper enjoyment of media on the go or great browsing experience, but not everyone is willing to put a with the body that...