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MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

MWC 2014: Sony Xperia Z2, Tablet Z2, M2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Sony just unveiled three new Android-powered devices - two Z2s, the Xperia Z2 smartphone flagship and Xperia Tablet Z2, plus the mid-range Xperia. The Z2's are water-resistant, in the tradition of the Z line...


MWC 2014: Alcatel One Touch Idol 2, Mini 2, Mini 2 S, OneTouch Pop Fit hands-on

MWC 2014: Alcatel One Touch Idol 2, Mini 2, Mini 2 S, OneTouch Pop Fit hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

Alcatel is clearly an underdog in the smartphone world, but the company has been pushing hard to climb up. After a solid showing at last year's MWC, the company is back in Barcelona with an even more impressive Idol family of phones...


MWC 2014: Various brands overview

MWC 2014: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

The Mobile World Congress is a busy place teeming with gadgets from nearly every maker under the sun. We pay due attention to the big players, but on these pages you will find everything else...

Tags: MWC 2014, Android, Acer, ZTE, HP


MWC 2014: LG G Pro 2, G2 mini and L III series hands-on

MWC 2014: LG G Pro 2, G2 mini and L III series hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

LG didn't wait until the MWC to announce several of its phones, but now we got to handle them. LG surely has things under wraps too, we're at the event right now and we'll report anything as soon as it's...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2014


MWC 2014: Huawei MediaPad and Ascend hands-on

MWC 2014: Huawei MediaPad and Ascend hands-on

GSMArena team, 23 February 2014

Huawei has been a Top 3 smartphone maker two quarters in a row - and proud of it. The company is a leading 4G network equipment supplier and LTE connectivity is a prominent feature of the new devices Huawei brought to the MWC.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 review: The toddler

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 review: The toddler

GSMArena team, 21 February 2014

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is a trimmed-down version of last year’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Samsung is not exactly keeping it secret – we cannot think of a more fitting model name. If, on the other hand, you’re scratching your head wondering was...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE review: Fast at the core

GSMArena team, 18 February 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE crosses no lines to deliver what the company thinks is the right balance between equipment and price. Focus is on a single feature, until recently exclusive to premium...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 review: Pros and gones

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 review: Pros and gones

GSMArena team, 14 February 2014

Samsung is trying hard to diversify its tablet lineup and bring a little something for everyone to the market. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is the middle child of the premium segment, or as a more succinct description would put it a Galaxy Note tablet...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo review: Size me up

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo review: Size me up

GSMArena team, 12 February 2014

Samsung's Grand lineup, in its short history, has been all about two things: screen size and dual SIM support on a shoestring budget. With screen real estate getting cheaper all the time, Grand phones are targeting fans of big screens who aren't...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: The Professional

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: The Professional

GSMArena team, 10 February 2014

With the tablet market reaching near-saturation, another slab that’s just as thin, light and powerful as the rest of them will hardly bring crowds to the stores. Every maker is desperate to get some breathing space but few dare look for a space to call their own...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: By the dozen

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: By the dozen

GSMArena team, 07 February 2014

Samsung's pole position in smartphones doesn't necessarily mean a win in tablets but it sure is an advantage and the Koreans won't give up on it easily. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is standing at the very top of a lineup, whose fourth generation has hit the fast...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire 700 dual sim review: Smarts for size

HTC Desire 700 dual sim review: Smarts for size

GSMArena team, 05 February 2014

A flagship, a mini and a phablet. From there on, it’s all you Desire. This pretty much sums up the Taiwanese smartphone portfolio, where the once premium Desire line is doing double and triple shifts to cover all kinds of price brackets, shapes and...

Tags: HTC, Android


Nokia Lumia 1320 review: Playing by the book

Nokia Lumia 1320 review: Playing by the book

GSMArena team, 03 February 2014

Large displays are all the rage these days and a phablet with the right price is strategically set to win big. Nokia certainly sees the Lumia 1320 this way, aware of the need of a capable midranger to stand next to the...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo review: Neoclassic

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo review: Neoclassic

GSMArena team, 31 January 2014

Three generations on, the Notes are gadgets that people can’t seem to get enough of so a new, less expensive, version must be good news for everyone. Well, except perhaps the Note II. Anyway, what was rumored as a Lite version of the Galaxy Note 3...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

GSMArena team, 28 January 2014

Sony is the first to deliver a smartphone, which wouldn’t let size get in the way of performance or screen quality. It’s no accident that it’s called the Compact version of Xperia Z1 rather than a mini...

Tags: Sony, Android


Nokia Asha 503 review: One step at a time

Nokia Asha 503 review: One step at a time

GSMArena team, 22 January 2014

Asha phones. They take you a long way, but yet make you always want more. In this case, more would mean something with Windows Phone inside. Looks like the right thing for Nokia to do – keep customers in the Lumia waiting room, and away from Android...

Tags: Nokia, Asha


Alcatel One Touch Hero review: Compare notes

Alcatel One Touch Hero review: Compare notes

GSMArena team, 17 January 2014

Alcatel found a new life with Android and has continuously improved its offerings over time. The One Touch Hero is one of the latest – a 6" phablet that throws down a price challenge to the Galaxy Note 3, with a rich...


Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition review: Pure mind

Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition review: Pure mind

GSMArena team, 14 January 2014

Trying out new things is in Oppo's DNA. The Find 5 was a clue, the N1 is the hard evidence, that the up and coming Chinese maker will never miss an opportunity to surprise and try to amaze. You know who...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Nokia Lumia 1320 and 525 hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 1320 and 525 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 9 January 2014

Nokia held its own event on the fringe of CES - no new devices were revealed but the Finns showed the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525 to the press and public. There's a lot riding on those devices, even though...


CES 2014: Asus overview

CES 2014: Asus overview

GSMArena team, 7 January 2014

Asus unveiled a handful of new devices at its CES 2014 press conference, making it one of the most action packed events this year in Las Vegas. Three new Android-powered smartphones premiered as part of the brand new Zenfone lineup...


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