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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&Tís developer conference at CES 2013, the Pantech Discover is the companyís 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


HTC Butterfly review: The droid monarch

HTC Butterfly review: The droid monarch

GSMArena team, 18 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


Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

GSMArena team, 17 February 2013

With solid backup in the midrange, returning to the fiercest battle in the mobile market is Sonyís top priority. The Xperia Z, which leads the charge, got us properly impressed in a recent hands-on and if it walks unscathed from a complete review, weíll know the Japanese have hit the form of their life...

Tags: Sony, Android


BlackBerry Z10 review: Swipe clean

BlackBerry Z10 review: Swipe clean

GSMArena team, 15 February 2013

The BlackBerry Z10 heralds the rebirth of a fallen leader in the smartphone market. Itís a clean break from the past with a big touchscreen and novel OS, but the same business mentality that made it the favorite of office dwellers around the world...


Nokia Lumia 620 review: Auxiliary troops

Nokia Lumia 620 review: Auxiliary troops

GSMArena team, 14 February 2013

At this point it should be clear that the future of Nokia rides on the success of the Windows Phone 8 platform. The Fins need the second major WP release to work as the Lumia lineup is Nokiaís only shot at staying afloat in the long run. Samsung and...


Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 February 2013

Failing to react to market tendencies has been an Achilles' heel of sorts for Sony in the past. Joining the dual-core and to quad-core parties late over the past two years has caused the once mighty smartphone maker to slide down in ranks and came dangerously close to the role of an also-run...


Virtual personal assistant shootout: Talk the talk

Virtual personal assistant shootout: Talk the talk

GSMArena team, 12 February 2013

What can I help you with? Hope your day is going well. Itís a start. But itíll take time for the likes of Siri and Google Now to live up to the Intelligent Personal Assistant title. Surprisingly, intelligent isnít too far off for software thatís context and location aware, does speech recognition...


Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

Sony Xperia E dual review: Something extra

GSMArena team, 11 February 2013

In 2012, Sony decided to alter its smartphone strategy and launched numerous affordable entry level smartphones, aiming to bring solid Android at prices close to those of some featurephones. It seems the move paid off handsomely, as the company is continuing the push at the start of this year...


BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look

BlackBerry Z10 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 8 February 2013

Challenging the establishment with a brand new platform isn't something you do in just one try. The Z10 has to convince users that BlackBerry has what it takes to compete with the best. After a certain...


Oppo Find 5 review: Oppo-lent screen

Oppo Find 5 review: Oppo-lent screen

GSMArena team, 6 February 2013

Oppo is perhaps better known for its Blu-Ray players, but if the Find 5 fails to place it on the map as a phone maker, we donít know what will. The 5Ē 1080p screen will sure have plenty of eyeballs on it and its 441ppi density will certainly impress most...


Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look

Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand preview: First look

GSMArena team, 4 February 2013

In a time when 5 inch screens are all the rage, the Galaxy Grand is Samsungís attempt to cater to every possible taste (and budget) when it comes to smartphones. While the Grand doesnít feature the 1080p screen that recent 5Ē flagships come with...


Samsung Galaxy S II Plus review: Golden oldie

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus review: Golden oldie

GSMArena team, 31 January 2013

Samsung has been steadily setting the bar ever higher with each flagship released, and the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and its predecessor, the S II, have catapulted them to the top of the smartphone food chain. And, as is expected in the aftermath of such success, the....


Samsung Galaxy Note II US review: One for all

Samsung Galaxy Note II US review: One for all

GSMArena team, 24 October 2012

Following closely the footsteps of its international sibling, the US Samsung Galaxy Note II takes on our review course. Just like its smaller brother, the Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is launching across all major carriers...


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 review: Writing home

GSMArena team, 3 October 2012

Samsung has produced many great handheld devices in its time, but few have reached iconic status. The company builds its success on great adaptability, an eye for trends and a knack for improving on othersí successful formulas. And yet...


Sony Xperia V review: Bondís wetsuit

Sony Xperia V review: Bondís wetsuit

GSMArena team, 29 January 2013

It wonít be long before those full-HD five-inchers start stealing the show and the older Xperia generation should be preparing for life in their shadow. It doesnít mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time. We donít see why...


HTC One SV review: Picking up speed

HTC One SV review: Picking up speed

GSMArena team, 28 January 2013

As the LTE networks rapidly increase their reach globally, support for them is no longer exclusively reserved for high-end devices. The HTC One SV is a clear example of this trend. The Android smartphone is far from the Taiwanese companyís top shelf...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Camera review: Half-press to play

Samsung Galaxy Camera review: Half-press to play

GSMArena team, 25 January 2013

Weíve been watching phones evolve at a breakneck pace with smartphones all but taking over, while cameras were stuck in the 20th century. Well, no more Ė the Samsung Galaxy Camera aims to stir the point-and-shoot market the way the iPhone did the...


Nokia Lumia 510 review: Down a gear

Nokia Lumia 510 review: Down a gear

GSMArena team, 22 January 2013

With things starting to look up financially and amid rumors of a successor to the Lumia flagship, the Finns shift down to speed up as they try to get one last lap out of the old Windows Phone generation. The Nokia Lumia 510 is old hardware running...


Galaxy Camera vs. 808 PureView: Shoot 'em up

Galaxy Camera vs. 808 PureView: Shoot 'em up

GSMArena team, 16 January 2013

So, this may as well be the first against the last of their respective kind. Nokia would gladly try and sell you PureView in various wraps and Android-powered cameras are not unheard of, but a shootout like this...


Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus preview: First look

Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus preview: First look

GSMArena team, 11 January 2013

The Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus has borrowed the finish of the Galaxy S III and is powered by a new chipset with a Broadcomm GPU. It's not a sea change by any means, but no wonders are expected of the Plus version really. All it tries to do is freshen up a proven formula and help Samsung tighten its grip on the midrange...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


CES 2013: Various brands overview

CES 2013: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 10 January 2013

This year's Consumer Electronics Show had a few prominent absentees from among the key players in the mobile industry. While some may've been busy celebrating record years or wondering what...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL hands-on

CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL hands-on

GSMArena team, 07 January 2013

In 2012, Sony found itself behind the pace, offering its first dual-core droids just a few weeks before the competition switched to quad-core architectures. Keen to catch up... Update: hands-on videos added


CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 hands-on

CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 hands-on

GSMArena team, 07 January 2013

Just like last year, some of the most interesting new devices to be announced at CES came at the Huawei press conference. This year the Chinese went... Update: Ascend W1 hands-on and videos added


LG Optimus L9 review: Living large

LG Optimus L9 review: Living large

GSMArena team, 04 January 2013

The Optimus L9 is the latest addition to the L-series and rightfully takes charge of a lineup that's known for attractive styling and wallet-friendly prices. It obviously made no sense to LG to start from scratch and the L9 is happily reusing bits and parts from nearly all of its fairly recent smartphone siblings...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI