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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...


Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 22 October 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1520 brings several firsts for the company. This is the Finns' debut in phablets, the first WP quad-core device and the first one to rock a FullHD screen...


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


Apple iPhone 5s review: Step by step

Apple iPhone 5s review: Step by step

GSMArena team, 27 September 2013

It’s that time of year again and Apple’s in the usual record-breaking mood at the box-office. This is an S year in the Cupertino calendar but different enough – it may be that two phones instead of one account for almost...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 5c review: The color of magic

Apple iPhone 5c review: The color of magic

GSMArena team, 26 September 2013

The Apple iPhone 5 is gone for good, abandoned and replaced by the fresh iPhone 5c. Initial rumors erroneously suggested that the lowercase letter stands for cheap, but it turned out that the Cupertino...

Tags: Apple, iOS


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