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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


LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II: Sumo wrestling

GSMArena team, 21 March 2013

Back in 2011 the smartphone landscape was seemingly starting to settle, when Samsung stirred things up by taking a wild leap with the original Galaxy Note. The 5.3" slate was called a...


Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: Take two

GSMArena team, 19 March 2013

Number four was unveiled last week to set a new kind of fever brewing, after briefly easing some of the pre-announcement tension. Carriers are tripping over themselves to secure deals, while customers...


Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 March 2013

Sony created quite the stir in the Android high end with its Xperia Z flagship - a slick device of elegant design and impressive spec sheet. Today, it's looking to capitalize on that momentum with a new midrange offering in the Xperia SP. Sony's most...

Tags: Sony, Android


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...


Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey

GSMArena team, 11 March 2013

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer’s only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States – not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung Ativ S...


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 isn’t without a sense of humor. Assuming that all eyes are set on Samsung to, again, deliver the godfather of Android smartphones, the one we’re 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