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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


iOS for beginners: Setting up your iPhone

iOS for beginners: Setting up your iPhone

GSMArena team, 03 January 2013

Whether you love it, hate it or even loathe it, Apple’s smartphone remains a desirable piece of tech for many out there. And whether you’ve bought one, are thinking about it, or even trying to find reasons why you shouldn’t, it's important to find out what makes it stand apart...

Tags: Apple, iOS, 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...


Nokia Lumia 620 preview: First look

Nokia Lumia 620 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 21 December 2012

The Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 give Nokia all the presence they need in the higher WP8 circles, but a smart maneuver has helped HTC emerge as a serious threat in the lower midrange. The Finns, who are obviously having none of that, responded swiftly to the Windows Phone 8S...


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...


HTC Windows Phone 8S review: Icebreaker

HTC Windows Phone 8S review: Icebreaker

GSMArena team, 18 December 2012

No one's had any reason to question HTC's commitment to Windows Phone. The Taiwanese have been on board since the heyday of PocketPCs, helping Redmond quickly man a nascent WP7 army. Now they're back in the thick of action for the next...


Nokia Lumia 810 review: Back in black

Nokia Lumia 810 review: Back in black

GSMArena team, 14 December 2012

With the Nokia Lumia 820 locked up under AT&T exclusivity, the Finnish manufacturer had to resort to rebranding tactics in order to bring its capable mid-range Windows Phone 8 product to other carriers. Such is the case with the Nokia Lumia 810...


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...


Nokia Asha 308 review: The tweener

Nokia Asha 308 review: The tweener

GSMArena team, 06 December 2012

While Lumia is rightfully at the height of hype, the Ashas have been quiet but busy. The lineup is being refined and updated and one of the latest installments, the Nokia Asha 308, is offering the familiar (and impressively efficient) Finnish dual-SIM setup on a capacitive screen...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


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...


Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary

Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary

GSMArena team, 04 December 2012

Not the best of times then for the Finns, but the right time for a flagship to show its worth. Saying that the future of the company is being decided here is probably too much. But the Lumia 920 could be the difference between living with dignity and scratching a living on emerging markets...


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...


Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

GSMArena team, 22 November 2012

Back up against the wall, Nokia looks to the launch of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones as a make or break moment. It’s not essential for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 to become bestsellers, but it’s absolutely vital that they convince users of Microsoft’s mobile platform's potential...


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


Microsoft Surface review: Ripples of change

Microsoft Surface review: Ripples of change

GSMArena team, 19 November 2012

Having powered anything from personal media players to enterprise servers, Redmond once again has a little something to call its own. It must wish it's bigger than the Xbox and sure hopes no one remembers the Kin phone. The Microsoft Surface...


LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact

LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact

GSMArena team, 16 November 2012

With the dust barely settled after the Korean LG Optimus G’s run around out review track, we have its LTE packing, US siblings on our hands. The LG Optimus G E970 for AT&T and...

Tags: LG, Android , Touch UI


Apple iPad 4 review: Marching on

Apple iPad 4 review: Marching on

GSMArena team, 14 November 2012

Three Apple tablets in a single year. This is more than anyone asked for and yet, by some weird logic - or lack thereof, not too many for Apple to successfully sell. All fine and dandy, unless you got the iPad 3 - better luck next time if you were unfortunate enough to buy it in September...

Tags: Apple, iOS, 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


Apple iPad mini review: One for the road

Apple iPad mini review: One for the road

GSMArena team, 09 November 2012

Wait, did hell just freeze over? Maybe a couple of degrees cooler? Rumors of a mini version of the iPad had been laughed at, dodged and denied - not necessarily in that order and often all at once. But here it is - the iPad mini is finally a reality...

Tags: Apple, iOS, 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


HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed

HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed

GSMArena team, 06 November 2012

So, it’s all but settled that Windows Phone 8 is the biggest thing to happen to smartphones this year. But are the handful of flagships carrying it the best thing that could happen to users? Properly powered and engineered to perfection...


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...


Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

GSMArena team, 30 October 2012

Their Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 flagship announced and, respectful of chronology, the first we're about to properly review. The Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Ativ S are often painted as allies - but that's mostly rhetoric...


Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

GSMArena team, 29 October 2012

Windows Phone 8 is officially in the race. It probably isn’t time to count the horses just yet but Team Windows seems ready to bounce – major OEMs have backed Microsoft up with flagships and mid-range options. Redmond is doing its part with what looks like one of the biggest OS overhauls this year...