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Nokia Lumia 720 review: On target

Nokia Lumia 720 review: On target

GSMArena team, 12 April 2013

Having covered the premium and the entry-level segment, Nokia is paying due attention to the midrange and hoping that it will pay off handsomely. The Lumia 720 was the leader of the company's lineup at...


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III: Advanced fence-sitting

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III: Advanced fence-sitting

GSMArena team, 10 April 2013

Upgrader’s dilemmas. We’ve had a few of those over the years but, every once in a while, deciding between the next generation and the last transcends the limits of a brand. By consistently delivering...


HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: One to Z

HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: One to Z

GSMArena team, 05 April 2013

Well you asked for it. Seriously, we got like a thousand tips. So here it is – the HTC One vs the Sony Xperia Z battle of the gorgeous-looking flagships. Both devices are the crucial points...


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review: The roadster

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review: The roadster

GSMArena team, 02 April 2013

Ever since Apple's release of the first iPad, Samsung has been churning out tablets to battle them on so many fronts it's starting to look like overkill. With so many larger Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note varieties...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z: When worlds collide

GSMArena team, 31 March 2013

If you’ve been paying attention – and we know you have – there’s no way you couldn’t have noticed that for a good ten days or so we’ve all been on and on about two phones. Now, we’re about to make it three...


Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Army of two

GSMArena team, 26 March 2013

Two phones carrying such a weight of expectations that one would think they’d have no time and energy to worry about each other. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has to outsell the S III and the HTC One is...


HTC One review: To rule them all

HTC One review: To rule them all

GSMArena team, 22 March 2013

Arguably one of the most exciting pieces of smartphone design in recent times, the HTC One is also properly powered and flaunts a screen that should please even the most demanding eyes...

Tags: HTC, Android


LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

GSMArena team, 21 March 2013

Back in 2011 the smartphone landscape was seemingly starting to settle, when Samsung stirred things up by taking a wild leap with the original Galaxy Note. The 5.3" slate was called a...


Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 19 March 2013

Number four was unveiled last week to set a new kind of fever brewing, after briefly easing some of the pre-announcement tension. Carriers are tripping over themselves to secure deals, while customers...


Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

Sony created quite the stir in the Android high end with its Xperia Z flagship - a slick device of elegant design and impressive spec sheet. Today, it's looking to capitalize on that momentum with a new midrange offering in the Xperia SP. Sony's most...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

The Sony Xperia L has a precision engineered feature mix, making it a true successor to last year's Xperia U. It covers all bases, compromising only on stuff that isn't essential to the user experience, while at the same time, retaining the attractive price tag...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 14 March 2013

The successor of the most popular smartphone from the most widely adopted platform - it doesn't get much bigger than this in the mobile industry. After months of rumor frenzy and high-pitched hype, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at the Unpacked...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

GSMArena team, 12 March 2013

Flagships have evolved significantly during the past year, and in screen terms in particular, what once looked like overkill has become the gold standard for both size and resolution. HTC was the first of the major manufacturers to set the bar high...


Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

GSMArena team, 11 March 2013

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer’s only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States – not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung Ativ S...


LG Optimus G Pro review: Proceed to checkout

LG Optimus G Pro review: Proceed to checkout

GSMArena team, 8 March 2013

LG's first 1080p droid is also the company's first smartphone to cross the 5" mark, but a massive screen isn't the only thing that warrants the Pro tag. The LG Optimus G Pro boasts a new chipset too, and a significant software update over the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

GSMArena team, 5 March 2013

This is by no means intended as a moment of relief from the building tension, but our timing isn’t without a sense of humor. Assuming that all eyes are set on Samsung to, again, deliver the godfather of Android smartphones, the one we’re about to review is more...


HTC One preview: Take two

HTC One preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 1 March 2013

The name is quite a statement, but one that befits a smartphone that has the makings of a masterpiece. The HTC One builds on a time-honored tradition of unibody design and packs all the very latest tech available - some of which exclusive - to make...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 February 2013

The newly announced Optimus G Pro books LG a spot in the Android hall of fame. A quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, a 5.5" FullHD display and a 13MP camera is the right kind of ammo of a proper flagship. The bar has been consitently raised...

Tags: LG, Android, Preview


MWC 2013: Various brands overview

MWC 2013: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

With several of the bigger players in the mobile world notably absent from this years' MWC festivities, several of the lesser-known manufacturers can take...Update: NEC Medias Tab.


MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

Even though Sony had no product announcement to make here at the MWC in Barcelona, its booth is drawing crowds. The already announced Xperia Z and ZL flagships are on display there, along with the...


MWC 2013: Asus overview

MWC 2013: Asus overview

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

We spent some more quality time with the new Asus devices and added hands-on videos for the Padfone Infinity and Fonepad. The Smart Pad Memo and Transformer AiO were not shown at the event yesterday, but they were at the booth...


Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520, 301, 105 hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520, 301, 105 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

Nokia’s event at the MWC brought two new Lumias and two new S40 phones. The Lumia 720 and 520 are playing for the Windows Phone team, while 301 and 105 are affordable handsets for emerging...


MWC 2013: LG Optimus G, Vu, F and L series hands-on

MWC 2013: LG Optimus G, Vu, F and L series hands-on

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

LG must have been charged for excess baggage – they brought a lot of phones. The LG Optimus G Pro super-phone stands at the front, followed by the Vu II, but the company also fleshed out its F and L series...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2013


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 24 February 2013

Samsung is trying really hard to fill every empty slot in the mobile market, so the Galaxy Note 8.0 announcement shouldn't be a surprise to many. The compact tablet follows the same design guidelines as all the other Samsung high-end devices...


Huawei MWC 2013: Ascend P2 hands-on

Huawei MWC 2013: Ascend P2 hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2013

Huawei has become one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, so the company's new Android smartphone, the Ascend P2 launches to great interest. It's a successor to the P1, but borrows the quad-core processor of the D1 quad...


Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 review: Gone fishing

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 review: Gone fishing

GSMArena team, 23 February 2013

Modern smartphones are essential tools for urbanites, but they are usually left behind on a trip to the great outdoors. Not the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 though, it will gladly join in the adventure and isn't afraid of a few knocks or a dive...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Pantech Discover review: Unlikely hero

Pantech Discover review: Unlikely hero

GSMArena team, 22 February 2013

Launched during AT&T’s developer conference at CES 2013, the Pantech Discover is the company’s most capable Android smartphone to hit the United States yet. The LTE handset follows the same formula as its two predecessors, the Pantech...

Tags: Pantech, Android


Asus Padfone 2 review: Plug and play

Asus Padfone 2 review: Plug and play

GSMArena team, 21 February 2013

In today's rapidly-growing market, it's the push for more CPU cores and (mega)pixels that has been driving the industry forward. But every now and then, an extraordinary gadget emerges to explore new and exciting dimensions. Devices like the...

Tags: Asus, Android


Samsung Galaxy Express review: Jelly Bean Express

Samsung Galaxy Express review: Jelly Bean Express

GSMArena team, 20 February 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Express represents an interesting mix of features. The latest Jelly Bean flavor, the impressively fast processor, the LTE connectivity, the spectacular 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, and the Galaxy S III looks...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One hands-on: First look

HTC One hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 19 February 2013

Going by sales in the past year alone, it's easy to forget that HTC still makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone game. Despite the fact that it was the first to release a smartphone with a dual-core Krait chipset, the first to launch a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Hands-on