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CES 2014: Various brands overview

CES 2014: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 7 January 2014

CES is in full swing and we've seen mountains of new devices, the most interesting of which we took the time to handle. Surprisingly, tablets were a big deal this year, bigger than phones. There was still a lot of...

Tags: CES 2014


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

We recently had the chance to get some hands-on time with Sony's new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The little fella packs flagship-grade specs into a much smaller footprint than most of today’s premium smartphones...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

Traditionally Samsung hasn't been the most exciting company to watch at CES, but this year the Koreans are really making their presence felt. Bringing the big tablet guns, the company definitely some of the hottest hardware of the show in its booth...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on: First look

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 6 January 2014

Huawei has just unveiled its new Ascend Mate 2 phablet here at CES 2014, and we've got all the juicy details for you to sink your teeth into. The changes are mostly cosmetic with this second generation, as Huawei have managed to squeeze in the same...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Nokia Lumia 1520: Bigger, better, faster

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Nokia Lumia 1520: Bigger, better, faster

GSMArena team, 27 December 2013

We venture again into the realm of phablets, one that at the beginning seemed to promise little more than a short burst of action, has become the scene of some of the most thrilling battles this industry has seen. The showdown we’re about to witness...


Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Big and bold

Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Big and bold

GSMArena team, 26 December 2013

As the Finnish company's first Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520 cannot complain about lack of attention from both brand loyalists and industry pundits. Announced alongside the Lumia 1520 phablet...

Tags: Nokia, Windows


Jolla preview: First look

Jolla preview: First look

GSMArena team, 21 December 2013

Jolla probably doesn't ring any bells to you, but for fans of the MeeGo platform it's a synonym for the Second Coming in the smartphone world. In case you're scratching your head, Jolla is founded by former Nokia employees in 2011...

Tags: Jolla, Preview


Nokia Lumia 1520 review: Finnish fable

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: Finnish fable

GSMArena team, 20 December 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is just like the rest of the premium Lumia smartphones we've seen, but bigger and faster. The advanced imaging and the custom app selection by Nokia will make the difference against Android phablets...


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 18 December 2013

So, previously in the GSMArena shopping guide… No, seriously, as promised. We’re back with our picks and, hopefully, just on time for your holiday shopping. This is the second edition...


LG G Flex review: Ahead of the curve

LG G Flex review: Ahead of the curve

GSMArena team, 13 December 2013

With so many flagship “plus ones” out there, it's refreshing to see something truly revolutionary. The LG G Flex is curved like a Beckham free kick and has a flexible screen and battery, along with a unique self-healing coating on the back...

Tags: LG, Android


Motorola Moto G review: Little big G

Motorola Moto G review: Little big G

GSMArena team, 11 December 2013

Having spent the best part of two years cleaning the Motorola pipeline of products conceived before the takeover, Google finally has a shop with its name on it. And it’s not afraid to use it to challenge some of the old habits and experienced players...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

Sony Xperia C review: Cash and carry

GSMArena team, 5 December 2013

The China-bound Sony Xperia C could be the right opportunity to smuggle some big-screened, quad-core goodness into markets where those things usually fetch a high price. It’s certainly the right size too. Five-inchers don’t...


GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 2 December 2013

Not that a disclaimer is needed but the timing of this article is purely coincidental. Helping you decide what gadget to buy is what we’ve been doing for over a decade, and not just around the Christmas holidays. So, there we go, simply following up on...


Microsoft Surface 2 review: Sink or swim

Microsoft Surface 2 review: Sink or swim

GSMArena team, 29 November 2013

There is a tall task ahead of the Microsoft Surface 2. The first generation of the Microsoft tablet arrived with much fanfare but had little success, and the newcomer has to entice new customers, proving along the way that Redmond can be a factor in...


Oppo N1 review: Head spin

Oppo N1 review: Head spin

GSMArena team, 27 November 2013

The Oppo N1 knows it will need to fulfill the promises made by the Oppo Find 5. The latter essentially placed the company on the international map but the newcomer does look like a much improved and mature product that will aim...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

GSMArena team, 25 November 2013

With the smartphone market driven towards equilibrium, tablets will be the new battleground. The Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 emerge as the archrivals in the 10-inch category...


Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

Orlin Milinov, 22 November 2013

The iPad mini with Retina screen is everything the little tablet deserved to be – a more compact equal of the bigger iPad with no compromises made. And unfortunately, it’s just one thing short of what we all thought a compact tablet should be – cheap...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nokia 515 review: Time machine

Nokia 515 review: Time machine

GSMArena team, 20 November 2013

They certainly don’t make them like that anymore. Been a while though and we’re not sure if this is a compliment. It’s been long enough since speed dial was invented. And T9 predictive text. Or color displays. So, what’s the Nokia 515 doing here...

Tags: Nokia


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review: Minor league

Hristo Zlatanov, 18 November 2013

The Galaxy Ace 3 arrives as Samsung's latest entry into the popular affordable Ace lineup, and targets cost conscious buyers with a competitive Android version and variants which include a vanilla 3G version and either dual SIM support or LTE...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Lumia 1520 preview: Second encounter

Nokia Lumia 1520 preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 15 November 2013

Lagging behind Android in hardware specs for what seemed like ages, WP8 managed to catch up in one fell swoop. With the Lumia 1520 at the spearhead, Nokia evened the playing field with a massive 1080p screen and a Snapdragon 800 chipset, then tilted it...


LG Nexus 5 review: Back to the future

LG Nexus 5 review: Back to the future

GSMArena team, 13 November 2013

Nexus phone releases are timed to let Google have the last word – and what a way to have it! A phone that matches any flagship on specs and premieres the latest OS version, but costs barely half as much as some of them. The Nexus 5 promises a....

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

GSMArena team, 9 November 2013

It’s been tempting lately to conclude that Apple doesn’t have it anymore, and tablets in particular is where Cupertino does need to silence the prophets of doom and gloom after an iPad 4 that was more like a 3.1 and a mini that should’ve...

Tags: Apple, iOS


BlackBerry Z30 review: Against the odds

BlackBerry Z30 review: Against the odds

Hristo Zlatanov, 6 November 2013

The BlackBerry Z30 launches in time of crisis and will be looked upon as the savior, or end up as the one that witnessed the company's undoing. Market share has hit the fan, as RIM of old which stood for...

Tags: BlackBerry


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena team, 4 November 2013

One of the most common questions we encounter as writers and editors for mobile tech revolves around which phone to buy. We've taken it upon ourselves to share our insight with more than just our friends, so we're starting a recurring article...


Meizu MX3 review: Eastern connection

Meizu MX3 review: Eastern connection

Marian Petrov, 2 November 2013

The name should definitely ring a bell to our loyal readers and those who didn’t miss the Meizu MX and the MX 4-core will know what to expect. But even if Meizu somehow slipped under your radar, we’ll fill in the blanks for you.The Meizu MX3 is closely related to the the original MX and the MX 4-core...

Tags: Meizu, Android


ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T review: Full throttle

ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T review: Full throttle

Marian Petrov, 31 October 2013

From the makers of the Nexus 7, which pretty much got Android back in the tablet game, a convertible 10.1" slate is ready to step out of the living room and shake off the stay-at-home, only-good-for-media-consumption image of ten-inchers...

Tags: ASUS, Android


HTC One Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Heavy hitters

HTC One Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Heavy hitters

GSMArena team, 28 October 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note may have started the phablet craze, but history won’t count for much when the Note 3 faces the HTC One Max. The Max takes the lauded HTC One design and build and trumps the Note 3 in terms of screen size...


LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer

LG G Pad 8.3 review: Couch surfer

GSMArena team, 25 October 2013

Android slates are available in almost every screen diagonal under the sun, and LG had plenty of targets to aim for, planning their return to the tablet game. An 8.3-inch display looks like the right choice, considering how the scene has changed in the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 review: Flying first class

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 review: Flying first class

GSMArena team, 23 October 2013

Lightweight, agile and simply affordable, seven-inchers did, at one point, seem capable of pushing ten-inch Android tablets out of business. Even Samsung, with its device-for-every-taste approach had to admit defeat...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Lumia 2520, 1320 and Asha lineup hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 2520, 1320 and Asha lineup hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 22 October 2013

Nokia also announced a more budget-oriented large-screened device called the Lumia 1320. It's set to compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Stephen Elop also presented the Lumia 2520 - the company's first ever tablet...