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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: Elemental

GSMArena team, 04 April 2014

Thinnest, lightest, highest water resistance Ė there are plenty of superlatives you can throw at the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Ė prettiest is another, though that one's more subjective. What is certain is that Sony has crafted one of the best tablets of 2014...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One (M8) review: One and only

HTC One (M8) review: One and only

GSMArena team, 25 March 2014

To say there are great expectations of the freshly announced HTC One (M8) would be a massive understatement. This is, after all, one the of flagships to shape the entire season. But a predecessor that failed to turn warm reception into good sales...

Tags: HTC, Android


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 21 March 2014

We're back with our latest smartphone shopper's guide, and our first for 2014! In this edition we'll see which new devices announced at the MWC made the cut as good buys, next to some former flagships...


LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Royal duel

LG G Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Royal duel

GSMArena team, 19 March 2014

No other pair of droids will have you sitting on a fence like these two. Alright, a bold statement indeed. But if anything in it is to be taken literally, itís the fence. In the end though, home turf for both, this isnít about which side has the greener lawn...


The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 14 March 2014

Tablets may not be as prominent on this website as smartphones but we are equally passionate about both. And as much as we enjoy testing the latest gadgets in and out, we hope too that while doing that...

Tags: Android, iOS


Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: Double vision

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 review: Double vision

GSMArena team, 07 March 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand was the big-screened Samsung phone for the masses last season - and one that conveniently offered an extra SIM slot. It didn't go as far as the Galaxy Mega pair, stopping instead at 5-inches sharp of screen diagonal...


LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

LG G Pro 2 review: See you 2morrow

GSMArena team, 04 March 2014

A generation older and a year wiser, LG will be looking to prove that it can learn from its mistakes and produce a device that can finally put a proper challenge for the phablet throne. The G Pro 2 certainly seems to have the right tools for the job...

Tags: LG, Android


MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Fit hands-on

MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Fit hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is official - and it's not what we expected. Rumors got a few details right, but not the whole picture, obviously. After so many updates and sequels to the S4, it's...


MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-on

MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Nokia officially announced its first ever family of Android smartphones. Meet the X family of smartphones consisting of the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. Donít make any mistake about it, this is not a...


MWC 2014: HTC Desire 816 hands-on

MWC 2014: HTC Desire 816 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

HTC played to its strengths with the two devices unveiled at the MWC Ė the Desire 816 phablet and Desire 610 smartphone. Both look hot and feature LTE connectivity, a Snapdragon chipset and BoomSound...

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2014


MWC 2014: Lenovo S860, S850 and S660, Yoga 10 HD+  hands-on

MWC 2014: Lenovo S860, S850 and S660, Yoga 10 HD+ hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014

Lenovo came to the Mobile World Congress 2014 floor with a portable 10-inch Yoga and three smartphones under the S line. The S860, S850 and S660 come with brushed aluminum, polycarbonate and glass-like plastics, big displays and MediaTek processors...


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 yearís Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Samsung is not exactly keeping it secret Ė we cannot think of a more fitting model name. If, on the other hand, youíre 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 thatís 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, itís 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


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 canít 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 wouldnít let size get in the way of performance or screen quality. Itís no accident that itís called the Compact version of Xperia Z1 rather than a mini...

Tags: Sony, Android


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 Ė 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


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...


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 todayís 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