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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


LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

LG G2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia Z1: The triumvirate

GSMArena team, 17 October 2013

We’ve been enjoying an open season for a while, and yeah, the shootouts will keep on coming but it’s a different kind of game now. What we have here is exactly the type that can, and will, see...


HTC One Max review: Supersized

HTC One Max review: Supersized

Orlin Milinov, 14 October 2013

It's phablet o'clock on HTC's watch and they're shifting gear and changing direction. Done expanding the One portfolio towards the compact end of the spectrum, HTC are going the other way with the aptly named One Max...

Tags: HTC, Android


Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

GSMArena team, 11 October 2013

Camera shootouts are a proud GSMArena tradition and the latest edition features by far the most technologically advanced cameraphones yet. We have large sensors, sky-high resolution, optical image stabilization, clever image processing and...


Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

GSMArena team, 8 October 2013

You know what they say – three is a crowd. On a second thought though, no one here’s got romance on their mind. The three-horse race has had its highs and lows, but it’s the playoffs and we got a front-row seat. Each phone here will look...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Jugger-note

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review: Jugger-note

GSMArena team, 3 October 2013

From an experimental niche product to standard-setter in just three generations. The Note 3 boasts a beautiful large screen, cutting edge tech and hardware design that shows Samsung is finally taking looks seriously...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire 500 review: Here To Charm

HTC Desire 500 review: Here To Charm

GSMArena team, 1 October 2013

Desire has long been the signature of the company's tier-2 lineup. With past offerings varying from capable midrangers all the way down to entry level, going blindly for a smartphone bearing the Desire moniker has been largely a hit-or-miss...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG G2 vs HTC One: Game of phones

LG G2 vs HTC One: Game of phones

GSMArena team, 25 September 2013

The LG G2 is the new pretender to the Android smartphone throne and one that enters the fray with a bang. Well aware of the challenge ahead – and determined to make it an opportunity – the G2 comes duly armed. Four Krait 400 cores on the...

Tags: LG, HTC, Android, Shootout


Oppo N1 hands-on: First look

Oppo N1 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 23 September 2013

Oppo is starting to make a name for itself in the West with its high-end phones, but the company is now more ambitious than ever – today's Oppo N1 promises an impressive camera takes on the likes of the Xperia Z1 and Lumia 1020...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

GSMArena team, 19 September 2013

Sony’s got a plan and sticking to it – while other makers pile software feature upon feature, the Japanese focus on their historical strengths, such as beautiful, durable design, photographic excellence and display tech. That in short is...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview: Second encounter

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 18 September 2013

There are a numbered few launch events in the year to count down the days to, and Samsung’s Notes have long booked themselves a prominent spot on the list. Samsung were the first to cross a UPDATE: Added camera and video samples, audio test.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: Neighbor squabble

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2: Neighbor squabble

GSMArena team, 16 September 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the Android flagship to beat based on sheer sales, but the LG G2 one ups it in just about every way possible. Two South Korean neighbors and bitter rivals are once again standing in each other’s way, and for us, users, choosing a...


Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 13 September 2013

One of the hot tickets at this year’s IFA, the Sony Xperia Z is about to get the attention it deserves at ours. The smartphone left us feeling extremely positive the last time we met and we are hoping for more of the same...

Tags: Sony, Android, Preview


LG G2 review: Beautiful monster

LG G2 review: Beautiful monster

GSMArena team, 07 September 2013

While other companies were bracing for war at the IFA 2013 expo and lining up their latest phablets, LG is getting ready to launch the G2 flagship. The Korean manufacturer did a few cool tricks to promote the beast, like shooting the Earth from the...

Tags: LG, Android


IFA 2013: LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on

IFA 2013: LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on

GSMArena team, 05 September 2013

LG jumped the gun a little bit when it announced the LG G Pad 8.3 before IFA started, but now the company is giving it a proper introduction. The 8.3" tablet has been designed specifically to fit snugly in hands and pockets rather than for...

Tags: LG, Android, IFA 2013


IFA 2013: Samsung hands-ons

IFA 2013: Samsung hands-ons

GSMArena team, 04 September 2013

Samsung UNPACKED 2013 Episode II event in Berlin brought us three new Galaxy devices, just as expected. The Galaxy Note 3 phablet is definitely the most anticipating one, but Samsung has also refreshed the Galaxy Note 10.1 slate and brought us the brand new Galaxy Gear smartwatch...


IFA 2013: Asus hands-ons

IFA 2013: Asus hands-ons

GSMArena team, 04 September 2013

The Asus team was thinking big when they planned their IFA lineup – and by that we mean they brought only phablets and tablets, all powered by Android. They cover the high-end with a brand new Transformer Pad, but also a number of smaller and more affordable devices...


IFA 2013: Sony hands-ons

IFA 2013: Sony hands-ons

GSMArena team, 04 September 2013

Sony has deconstructed its best smartphone and put it back together into something amazing. The Xperia Z1 (codename Honami) is a powerful, camera-centric flagship backed up by the QX line of attachable camera modules and the SmartWatch 2...


IFA 2013: Acer Liquid S2 hands-on

IFA 2013: Acer Liquid S2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 04 September 2013

Kicking off the festivities here at IFA 2013, Acer has given us a look at its new Acer Liquid S2 flagship. It's a 6-inch 1080p phablet that is the first to record video in the new ultra high definition 4K format. Other than that, the main camera makes 13MP stills and...


Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: Thinking big

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: Thinking big

GSMArena team, 03 September 2013

With the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony is finally turning its attention towards a market segment it has avoided so far. The market headstart of their flagship Xperia Z along with the subsequent releases in the upper midrange has set quite a serious foundation...

Tags: Sony, Android


Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue review: Budget extravagance

Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue review: Budget extravagance

GSMArena team, 02 September 2013

A bit odd actually that no one thought of it so far. We mean, the ultras come by the dozens, and so do the pluses, ones, plays and, obviously, droids. The question is though, do we need to be wary of anything called Vogue...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Sony Xperia M review: Morning show

Sony Xperia M review: Morning show

GSMArena team, 29 August 2013

Sony has made some great entry-level Android phones, but it's been a while since we saw a new model. The Xperia M injects new blood into the segment with both single and dual-SIM options. Based on the trademark Xperia design...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Core review: Two for one

Samsung Galaxy Core review: Two for one

GSMArena team, 27 August 2013

Dual-SIM devices are almost exclusively a money-conscious affair and the Samsung Galaxy Core sticks to the playbook. It's just that when you look to optimize you monthly mobile spending by taking advantage of two different contracts, you don't...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola Moto X review: Talk to me

Motorola Moto X review: Talk to me

GSMArena team, 23 August 2013

As the first smartphone developed entirely after Google’s purchase of Motorola, the Moto X arrives under the spotlight carrying great expectations. The smartphone is Motorola’s first multi-carrier, high-profile launch in the United States...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HTC Butterfly S review: Evolution complete

HTC Butterfly S review: Evolution complete

GSMArena team, 21 August 2013

The first Butterfly was somewhat of a wasted opportunity for HTC, the limited reach and high asking price preventing the 5" 1080p monster from becoming a global winner. Back then the company was merely...

Tags: HTC, Android


Oppo R819 review: Asian blade

Oppo R819 review: Asian blade

GSMArena team, 20 August 2013

Dual-SIM phones have an aura of budget-mindedness, which makes it hard to find a handset that goes the extra mile. The Oppo R819 has an impressively slim and light build, a good screen and camera, and operates in the busy but somewhat...