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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 don’t know what will. The 5” 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 Samsung’s attempt to cater to every possible taste (and budget) when it comes to smartphones. While the Grand doesn’t feature the 1080p screen that recent 5” 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 others’ successful formulas. And yet...


Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

GSMArena team, 29 January 2013

It won’t 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 doesn’t mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time. We don’t 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 company’s 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

We’ve 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 – the Samsung Galaxy Camera aims to stir the point-and-shoot market the way the iPhone did the...


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


Android for beginners: Setting up your phone

Android for beginners: Setting up your phone

GSMArena team, 29 December 2012

So you got an Android smartphone for Christmas? Congrats! Now, go ahead and do the robot dance. We'll pretend we're not watching. One thing you can be certain of, no one's gonna laugh at you. A new droid is worth celebrating - but if it's your first, you may as well want to make some noise...


Google Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites

Google Nexus 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites

GSMArena team, 21 December 2012

Android devices come from all walks of life, but in each generation there is a "chosen one". In 2012, it's the Nexus 4 and, as an overall package, this is probably the best Google has ever delivered. Yet, by a mean twist of fate, it has the most formidable...


Google Nexus 10 review: Perfect ten

Google Nexus 10 review: Perfect ten

GSMArena team, 12 December 2012

Android took the smartphone market by a storm, going from a nobody to the one to beat in just a couple of years, but tablets proved a tougher nut to crack. Google and partners have only recently started finding their pace and giving the dominating iPad...


Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road

Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road

GSMArena team, 07 December 2012

It's the next-generation Nexus and this time LG has the privilege. And when Google goes "My pleasure!", they most likely mean it. The Nexus 4 aggressively undercuts competitors' pricing as it sets out to wipe the floor with most of them in terms of speed and...


Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

GSMArena team, 28 November 2012

Design and software experience coming straight from the most successful droid of all times, packed in a shell that's far easier to pocket. Now, who wouldn't want some of that? The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is the company's most premium compact Android smartphone and is here to prove...


Acer CloudMobile S500 review: Out of the blue

Acer CloudMobile S500 review: Out of the blue

GSMArena team, 26 November 2012

As the industry moves forward, you no longer need to pay top dollar to find a capable smartphone. While last year you could barely find any dual-core devices in the mid-range, you can now even treat yourself to a pair of Krait cores without breaking the bank...


Sony Xperia J review: Junior league

Sony Xperia J review: Junior league

GSMArena team, 22 November 2012

A trimmed-down version of the Bond phone or a remake of the Xperia Arc, the Sony Xperia J knows looks are important to reasonable spenders, too, and doesn't get carried away with the level of equipment. What it offers...


HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

GSMArena team, 21 November 2012

The HTC DROID DNA just couldn’t have come to the market at a better time. The Taiwanese company’s first smartphone in the United States with a 5” 1080p display is given the tall task of turning its maker’s fate around, and bring...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 November 2012

HTC is having a hard time competing at the highest level of the smartphone market lately, but its latest smartphone might be what was needed to turn the tables. The all-caps name of the HTC DROID DNA is, for once, well deserved as this is certainly one of the most exciting smartphones we have seen lately...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

GSMArena team, 12 November 2012

Spreading the Galaxy S III magic to as many market segments as possible is what Samsung is actively trying to achieve these days. After the power users were treated to the Note II and those looking for a premium...


HTC Desire X review: Needs and wants

HTC Desire X review: Needs and wants

GSMArena team, 11 November 2012

For one reason or another, the One series failed to live up to their potential in terms of actual sales, so HTC turned back to the time-tested Desire line to fill up the coffers and secure some time to regroup. A new attack on the high-end market takes...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One X+ review: The complete package

HTC One X+ review: The complete package

GSMArena team, 08 November 2012

There's no denying that the HTC One X was an amazingly solid smartphone. On the surface it even looked like as good a package as its main rival at the time, the Galaxy S III, and having a head-start to the market it was almost expected for it to become a huge success...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

GSMArena team, 03 November 2012

Dual-SIM users generally fall in one of two categories – those on a tight budget who look to optimize spending by combining carrier plans, and frequent travelers, who don’t want to carry two handsets all the time. Top-tier manufacturers...


Motorola DROID RAZR HD review: Now in HD

Motorola DROID RAZR HD review: Now in HD

GSMArena team, 02 November 2012

Roughly a year after Motorola brought the RAZR franchise back to the masses, we have the second generation of the popular DROID on our hands. The Motorola DROID RAZR HD for Verizon Wireless comes to the market hot on the heels of its...


Lenovo K860, P700i, S880, S560 and A60+ hands-on: First look

Lenovo K860, P700i, S880, S560 and A60+ hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 01 November 2012

Lenovo held an event in India where they announced five new Android smartphones will be hitting the local market. The A60+, the K860, P700i, S560 and the S880. The phones span a wide price range, starting from around $120 for the cheapest A60+ to $530 for the most expensive K860...


LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

GSMArena team, 27 October 2012

LG is trying to recapture some old glory and released the first phone with Snapdragon S4 Pro - a next-generation chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is still one of the best Androids on the market. Together...