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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


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...


Sony Xperia ZR review: Ready to dare

Sony Xperia ZR review: Ready to dare

GSMArena team, 30 July 2013

Squeezing your flagship smartphone in a tinier, sportier shell is the fad in Android these days. Not the one to blindly follow the pack, Sony has chosen to do things differently. The Xperia ZR didn't get as far down as the Galaxy S4 mini and the...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One Google Play Edition review: One for Google

HTC One Google Play Edition review: One for Google

Stefan Vazharov, 28 July 2013

The Google Play Edition of the HTC One presents one of the hottest smartphone tickets this year in a whole new dimension. Gone is the home-brewed, Sense-d Android OS. Instead, users of the Google Play Edition of the metal-clad smartphone will...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom review: Lights, Camera, Android!

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom review: Lights, Camera, Android!

GSMArena team, 23 July 2013

Having cornered the Android smartphone market, Samsung now has smart cameras in its sights. The Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom is a crossover of an Android phone and a point-and-shoot camera, trying to put the best of both worlds in your pocket...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One mini preview: First look

HTC One mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 18 July 2013

The HTC One is certainly one of the smartphones of the year and has come a long way towards helping the Taiwanese company out of its financial woes. It was only logical then that HTC will try to capitalize on that success by bringing the same formula...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: Little droid that could

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: Little droid that could

GSMArena team, 16 July 2013

In Samsung's playbook, a mini version of the top smartphone is typically the first new addition to a flagship's fleet. Sticking close to a proven formula, the Galaxy S4 mini is a downsized and down-priced edition...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung I9505G Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review: Purified

Samsung I9505G Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review: Purified

GSMArena team, 14 July 2013

We’ve got something special at HQ today. The perfect Nexus phone has arrived and it looks like a Galaxy S4. This shameless poser embodies everything worth admiring from both worlds – timely updates, the unblemished stock Android...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 9 July 2013

Samsung is in no mood to invest much time and effort in its Galaxy Tab range of tablets. With the Note family getting the premium treatment, the new generation of Tabs would suffice with a mild facelift and a software upgrade. That's...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review: Third time's the charm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review: Third time's the charm

GSMArena team, 5 July 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Tab family was introduced back in 2011, to at least get a foot in the door swung open by the rising Apple iPad. The Tabs came in a variety of sizes and connectivity options with...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review: Middle of everywhere

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review: Middle of everywhere

GSMArena team, 3 July 2013

In their third generation, the Galaxy Tab series by Samsung are finally coming to terms with playing second fiddle to the Notes. The S-Pen and the processing power are, at this point, the main dividing line...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Uncharted waters

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Uncharted waters

GSMArena team, 1 July 2013

Ah, the great outdoors – not enough reception to put the “phone” in smartphone, but plenty of dust and water keep it out. Good thing there are IP67-certified phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active then, combining premium specs with enough durability...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 25 June 2013

Sony just dropped a bomb on the phablet market – a 6.4" monster that threatens to flatten the competition. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra the first officially announced device to be powered by Snapdragon 800 and...


Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs. Ascend Mate: Shadows of giants

Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs. Ascend Mate: Shadows of giants

GSMArena team, 23 June 2013

Back when phones were just phones, a couple of buttons and an earpiece were enough. Now we try to pump our entire lives through our smartphones and a big screen is a must. With the new 6+ inch phablets happy to oblige, pocket size is bigger...

Tags: Android, Shootout


Setting up your Android smartphone: The sequel

Setting up your Android smartphone: The sequel

GSMArena team, 20 June 2013

OK, it's a sequel and these don't always work as planned. But we had fun the first time and got a great response. It sure looked like you enjoyed it too. At the turn of last year, we had a go at how we'd set up a brand new Android device...

Tags: Android


Huawei Ascend Mate review: Gentle giant

Huawei Ascend Mate review: Gentle giant

GSMArena team, 18 June 2013

Huawei are making sure they’re taken seriously as a phone maker. They’re actually well past the newcomer stage and, with a market the size of China behind them, Huawei’s appetite will only be growing bigger to compete with the establishment...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: Walking tall

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: Walking tall

GSMArena team, 16 June 2013

Many – including this website – have complained that only big phones have high-end specs. But there's a flip side to this argument – it's hard to find a big phone with mid-range specs. That's where Samsung's new Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes in...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom preview: First look

GSMArena team, 12 June 2013

Just taking the photo won't do these days - you'll want to edit and share it, then rake in the likes. Except most cameras pretty much bail out at the snapshot. Not the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom though, a hybrid of a point-and-shoot with...


Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 review: Medium extra large

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 review: Medium extra large

GSMArena team, 07 June 2013

Screen size. Just like last year was the year of the multi-core processor, 2013 is surely the year of the big screen. There was a time when 5 inches of diagonal were considered overkill, but with every major brand now flaunting a full-HD five-incher...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active preview: First look

GSMArena team, 05 June 2013

Add together the brawn of the Xcover and the brains of a Galaxy S4 and you get the S4 Active. The actual flagship can handle any digital task you throw at it, but the Active version can cope with the grittier side of life. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is...


Sony Xperia L review: Xperia Lite

Sony Xperia L review: Xperia Lite

GSMArena team, 03 June 2013

Sony’s ticking along nicely and it’s almost hard to believe it’s only its second season on its own. Having finally made their presence felt in the premium end, the Japanese are showing enviable focus and determination in bringing the middle...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 30 May 2013

If there was anything certain after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it was the imminent arrival of a mini version. The question wasn’t whether or when – the Galaxy S4 mini is drafting even closer behind the flagship than its predecessor did last season...


Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Stepping up

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Stepping up

GSMArena team, 29 May 2013

The Xperia Tablet Z gets a prominent spot in a long list of iconic designs by Sony. Easily one of the best looking tablets around, the Z inherits the slim, water-resistant design of its smartphone counterpart, which earns it extra points with the outdoor-loving...

Tags: Sony, Android, Review


Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4: Double or nothing

Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4: Double or nothing

GSMArena team, 27 May 2013

The Android smartphone market in 2013 is as over-crowded as ever. But when it comes to the very high-end, luckily for everybody, there are not that many options. Every manufacturer has a single flagship and that's it. Or is it? Last time we checked...


Samsung Galaxy Young S6310 review: Just for starters

Samsung Galaxy Young S6310 review: Just for starters

GSMArena team, 22 May 2013

With flagships coming in like clockwork, Samsung obviously thought it was time for their entry-level Android lineup to also get a fresh of coat of paint. And that goes all the way to the bottom, where the Galaxy Y prepares to...


Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 17 May 2013

Bigger than the Note but not as bright. Not saying anything. We wouldn’t want to get this guy upset. So, careful with the F-word. And no, not phablet, obviously. Though at 8mm, the Samsung Galaxy Mega technically isn’t fat...