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BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice

BlackBerry Q5 review: The apprentice

GSMArena team, 26 July 2013

Smartphone makers believe in trickle-down economics. They build their portfolios top to bottom, looking to get as much bang out of the flagship as they can and, after the hype around it has settled, they bring out the more affordable...

Tags: BlackBerry


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


Nokia Lumia 925 review: Take Five

Nokia Lumia 925 review: Take Five

GSMArena team, 19 July 2013

The Nokia Lumia 925 is a subtle but meaningful update of what was – literally until a few days ago – the company's top smartphone offering. While designers and engineers were busy fixing the Lumia 920, the guys next door produced a louder bang...


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


Nokia Lumia 1020 preview: Take two

Nokia Lumia 1020 preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 12 July 2013

Their Windows Phone endeavors may have not been all smooth sailing for Nokia, but the Finnish company finally came up with the smartphone to beat – the Lumia 1020. Combining the best of both worlds - solid smartphone experience and...


Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on: First look

Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 11 July 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1020 makes them all proud - it has the big sensor (even if, at 1/1.5", it's slightly smaller than the one inside the 808 PureView) the OIS and a proper flash. Update: hands-on and camera UI...


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


Nokia Asha 501 preview: First look

Nokia Asha 501 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 June 2013

With a refreshed design and software, the candy-colored Nokia Asha 501 turns a new page for the Finnish feature-phone lineup. Low-end Android smartphones continue to be the main target but, for the first time the Ashas, which Nokia has always...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Preview


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


Apple iOS 7 beta review: Evening the odds

Apple iOS 7 beta review: Evening the odds

GSMArena team, 14 June 2013

The last couple of iOS updates were hanging on the wrong side between too little and too late. The user interface is six years old now and while it has been repeatedly polished in every revision so far, it was decidedly starting to look stale. And it's not just a matter of visuals either...

Tags: Apple, iOS


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...


Nokia Lumia 928 review: Guiding light

Nokia Lumia 928 review: Guiding light

GSMArena team, 09 June 2013

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless is the carrier’s long awaited, exclusive Windows Phone 8 flagship. The LTE smartphone was part of the rumor mill for quite some time – the first reports of a high-end Nokia smartphone for the Big Red emerged...


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


BlackBerry Q10 review: There and back again

BlackBerry Q10 review: There and back again

GSMArena team, 02 June 2013

Some revolutions end in triumph, others in tyranny. It’s a walk on the edge of a blade between glory and the guillotine. And BlackBerry has had its share of revolutions – the most recent ones being the rebranding and the...

Tags: BlackBerry


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...


Nokia Lumia 925 preview: First look

Nokia Lumia 925 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 20 May 2013

Nokia refined the design of the Lumia 920 flagship, but didn't fundamentally change it - the Lumia 925 is, in essence, the 920S. The number of changes might be small, but their magnitude isn't. With a better body, screen and software, the Nokia Lumia 925 is a more..