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Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia L hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

The Sony Xperia L has a precision engineered feature mix, making it a true successor to last year's Xperia U. It covers all bases, compromising only on stuff that isn't essential to the user experience, while at the same time, retaining the attractive price tag...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 14 March 2013

The successor of the most popular smartphone from the most widely adopted platform - it doesn't get much bigger than this in the mobile industry. After months of rumor frenzy and high-pitched hype, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 at the Unpacked...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

GSMArena team, 12 March 2013

Flagships have evolved significantly during the past year, and in screen terms in particular, what once looked like overkill has become the gold standard for both size and resolution. HTC was the first of the major manufacturers to set the bar high...


LG Optimus G Pro review: Proceed to checkout

LG Optimus G Pro review: Proceed to checkout

GSMArena team, 8 March 2013

LG's first 1080p droid is also the company's first smartphone to cross the 5" mark, but a massive screen isn't the only thing that warrants the Pro tag. The LG Optimus G Pro boasts a new chipset too, and a significant software update over the...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 review: GrandisSIMo

GSMArena team, 5 March 2013

This is by no means intended as a moment of relief from the building tension, but our timing isnít without a sense of humor. Assuming that all eyes are set on Samsung to, again, deliver the godfather of Android smartphones, the one weíre about to review is more...


HTC One preview: Take two

HTC One preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 1 March 2013

The name is quite a statement, but one that befits a smartphone that has the makings of a masterpiece. The HTC One builds on a time-honored tradition of unibody design and packs all the very latest tech available - some of which exclusive - to make...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

LG Optimus G Pro preview: First look

GSMArena team, 27 February 2013

The newly announced Optimus G Pro books LG a spot in the Android hall of fame. A quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset, a 5.5" FullHD display and a 13MP camera is the right kind of ammo of a proper flagship. The bar has been consitently raised...

Tags: LG, Android, Preview


MWC 2013: Various brands overview

MWC 2013: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

With several of the bigger players in the mobile world notably absent from this years' MWC festivities, several of the lesser-known manufacturers can take...Update: NEC Medias Tab.


MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

Even though Sony had no product announcement to make here at the MWC in Barcelona, its booth is drawing crowds. The already announced Xperia Z and ZL flagships are on display there, along with the...


MWC 2013: Asus overview

MWC 2013: Asus overview

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

We spent some more quality time with the new Asus devices and added hands-on videos for the Padfone Infinity and Fonepad. The Smart Pad Memo and Transformer AiO were not shown at the event yesterday, but they were at the booth...


MWC 2013: LG Optimus G, Vu, F and L series hands-on

MWC 2013: LG Optimus G, Vu, F and L series hands-on

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013

LG must have been charged for excess baggage Ė they brought a lot of phones. The LG Optimus G Pro super-phone stands at the front, followed by the Vu II, but the company also fleshed out its F and L series...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2013


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


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...


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