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Nokia Lumia 1020 review: View from the top

Nokia Lumia 1020 review: View from the top

GSMArena team, 21 September 2013

PureView is on its way down in history and while we loved the Nokia 808, it will be the Lumia 1020 that makes the name more than a footnote. With a modern OS and improved design of both the camera and the...


Nokia Lumia 625 review: Big and colorful

Nokia Lumia 625 review: Big and colorful

GSMArena team, 20 September 2013

The Nokia Lumia 625 is one of the last smartphones by Nokia, putting an end to what has been a bumpy ride for the Finns in the modern phone era. Whether the Lumia line will find greener pastures under Microsoft remains to be seen, but one thing's for certain...


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


Apple iOS 7 review: Eye of the beholder

Apple iOS 7 review: Eye of the beholder

GSMArena team, 17 September 2013

Depending on where you come from, the iOS 7 may be the bigger, and better, piece of news than the new iPhone duo. Certainly true if you have the iPhone 5 and you intend on holding on to it, unfazed by what looks like a dilemma between a marginal upgrade...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


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: Various brands

IFA 2013: Various brands

GSMArena team, 05 September 2013

We've already seen all the new stuff that the major smartphone brands had brought to the IFA’s floor and now it’s time to turn our attention to what lesser known brands have come to showcase - products of various caliber, which are equally interesting, but somewhat pushed out of the spotlight...


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...


HTC Desire 600 dual sim review: One in two

HTC Desire 600 dual sim review: One in two

GSMArena team, 19 August 2013

With dual SIM still more or less a niche feature and considering the Desire line has been sliding down the ranks and losing value, people will have more than enough reasons to give the HTC Desire 600 dual sim the cold shoulder. Will it be deserved...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Huawei Ascend P6 review: Zen droid slim

Huawei Ascend P6 review: Zen droid slim

GSMArena team, 16 August 2013

The razor-slim Huawei Ascend P6 has snatched the slimmest smartphone title right under the nose of the big guns. The China-based maker is not only keeping up with its high-profile competitors in terms of both hardware and software, but has achieved what few...

Tags: Huawei, Android


HTC One mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Young guns

HTC One mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Young guns

GSMArena team, 14 August 2013

Yes, you can call it Round 2 but we don’t think it’ll be up to the minis to sort out any unfinished business between the flagships. What we do know though is that taking the dispute to the junior league doesn’t mean there’ll be less pain in losing and less honor...


LG Optimus GJ review: Wild child

LG Optimus GJ review: Wild child

GSMArena team, 12 August 2013

Waterproof smartphones have become a growing trend this year, and it is slowly turning into a feature that is not so much a bonus as it is a requirement. Enter LG's Optimus GJ. The device is IPX7-certified...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) review: The magnificent seven

Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) review: The magnificent seven

GSMArena team, 09 August 2013

A year after the original took the tablet market by storm, the second generation ASUS Nexus 7 has arrived to take part in an altogether different ballgame. With the first generation of the compact... Update: we have added battery tests to the review.

Tags: Asus, Google, Android


LG G2 hands-on: First look

LG G2 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 07 August 2013

LG has just taken the wraps off its new G2 flagship and has put broad smiles on the faces of geeks around the globe. There's no two ways about it - the LG G2 is a true powerhouse, combining unprecedented ...

Tags: LG, Android


Nokia Asha 501 review: The candy store kid

Nokia Asha 501 review: The candy store kid

GSMArena team, 05 August 2013

A nice little phone that looks fresh both on the inside and outside. That’s what we took from our first encounter with the Nokia Asha 501 and we do hope we managed to get that point across. You know, with phones that go a dime a dozen, you always risk...

Tags: Nokia, Asha


HTC One mini review: Meet Junior

HTC One mini review: Meet Junior

GSMArena team, 02 August 2013

"Mini" is the hot keyword for phones – a natural response to the pocket-busting 5" inch trend of this flagship generation. With the same premium aluminum unibody, the UltraPixel camera and BoomSound speakers, the HTC One mini...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola Moto X hands-on: First look

Motorola Moto X hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 01 August 2013

It's been a while since Google bought Motorola but it's only now that we finally see the fruits of that cooperation. By this point, we were already overly excited because we couldn't wait to see what rabbit...