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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..


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...


Samsung Galaxy Fame review: In the spotlight

Samsung Galaxy Fame review: In the spotlight

GSMArena team, 16 May 2013

Samsung has always been keen on providing smartphones for the budget-conscious crowd and ever since Gingerbread came around we've been seeing a major push by its their entry-level squad. Even though it runs on Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Fame...

Tags: Samsung


Smartphones vs. laptops: Of mice and... touchscreens

Smartphones vs. laptops: Of mice and... touchscreens

GSMArena team, 10 May 2013

Greetings GSMArenians and welcome to an interruption in our usual program. No need to change the channel though. It’s still the familiar place and good old us, and no, we haven’t run out of phones to review. But are we likely to run out of laptops? Ludicrous idea...


Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

Sony Xperia SP review: SPlendid

GSMArena team, 30 April 2013

It took some time but Sony had the big comeback many have been waiting for. The Xperia Z is selling well and we suspect it’s been the driver for turning the company's fortunes around in the first quarter of the year. It's now time to carry that momentum...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

Sony Xperia ZL review: Off the bench

GSMArena team, 24 April 2013

Having finally scored a homerun, and a desperately needed one at that, Sony is keen to bring another hitter off the bench. And they sure hope it’s the Cadillac-driving kind. The Japanese mean business – and the Xperia Z did its best to get that point...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary

Sony Xperia E review: E-lementary

GSMArena team, 22 April 2013

Well, this sounds like an apt title really. The Sony Xperia E is among the cheapest packages on offer from Sony, second to only the Tipo. From the design theme of the first generation of Sony smartphones, to the familiar internals, the Sony Xperia E has...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC First review: The socialite

HTC First review: The socialite

GSMArena team, 19 April 2013

Announced alongside the Facebook Home launcher, the HTC First for AT&T is the first smartphone to feature the social network’s Android add-on out of the box. Launching a dedicated “Facebook phone” isn’t an unfamiliar affair for HTC...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 review: Supernova

Samsung Galaxy S4 review: Supernova

GSMArena team, 28 March 2013

As the Galaxy S series counter flips another digit, Samsung has hopes of getting an even tighter grip on the smartphone market, and reasserting its Android dominance. With two of the main rivals enjoying a head-start to the market, the Galaxy S4...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nokia Lumia 520 review: Best buys

Nokia Lumia 520 review: Best buys

GSMArena team, 16 April 2013

The Lumia 520 completes the roll call for Nokia’s second generation of Microsoft-powered smartphones. Statistically, this means that every step of their product line, from 5** all the way to 9**, has been backed up by a fresh WP8...


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