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Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: All rise

GSMArena team, 25 October 2012

When we review phones we try to put them in context, and tie everything up with a snapshot of the market and the closest alternatives. Now, we usually keep droids and iPhones separate because honestly they just don’t mix. But every now and then...


LG Optimus G review: Grand Slam

LG Optimus G review: Grand Slam

GSMArena team, 22 October 2012

Designed to a flagship standard and powered by the latest in handheld computing, the Optimus G cannot hope for a warm welcome from rivals but is due every bit of their respect. LG is not asking for it – it’s getting ready to earn it...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia miro review: You too

Sony Xperia miro review: You too

GSMArena team, 18 October 2012

In a world full of phones you wish you could afford, the Sony Xperia miro is one you don’t have to wish too hard for. In honesty, Sony didn't work itself too hard, but when you're putting together a portfolio from scratch, you want it built on solid foundations...


Asus Padfone 2 hands-on: A different transformer

Asus Padfone 2 hands-on: A different transformer

GSMArena team, 16 October 2012

Asus just announced their new Padfone in Milan and we were on the scene to cover it live. The Asus Padfone 2 is an Android phone with the rather unique ability to become the heart of a tablet, just like the original.The specs have been...


Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one

Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one

GSMArena team, 15 October 2012

A refresh, instead of a proper upgrade. A replacement model rather than a successor. Is the Sony Xperia SL aiming too low? Many will probably say so, but you can't blame Sony for trying to extend the life of a pretty solid smartphone and one...


Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

GSMArena team, 12 October 2012

The Galaxy S III and the Note II are both cut from the same cloth, but one is XL while the other is XXL. What can we say - someone at Samsung must be busy spinning and weaving. Size matters as it always has but this isn’t a choice between slim fit...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 11 October 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one beast of a smartphone, but for many it is still too much to handle. A strong point can be made that a large screen is necessary for proper enjoyment of media on the go or great browsing experience, but not everyone is willing to put a with the body that...


Motorola RAZR i review: Intel inside

Motorola RAZR i review: Intel inside

GSMArena team, 9 October 2012

The RAZR line that Android helped revive is to be looked at with nothing but pride but Motorola should realize it had more luck than others. Giants like Siemens and Alcatel that used to shape the industry have been almost completely wiped from the map, while Moto stayed afloat and was acquired by no other than Google...


HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

GSMArena team, 8 October 2012

Long gone are the glory days of the Desire line - once a cradle of flagships, it now gives in to the rise of the One series. With the Wildfires all but extinguished, the Desires got the lower midrange all to themselves. But instead of clinging to a glorious past, they're now trusted to start winning over the next generation of smartphone users...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

GSMArena team, 7 October 2012

After numerous leaks and a name change prior to entering officialdom, the slide-out QWERTY sporting Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has made its way to the US market, aiming for users with a heavy knack for messaging. The epically named distant relative...


Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

GSMArena team, 5 October 2012

You wouldn't call Sony's first foray in tablets a sweeping success. Last year the company released its first two droid slates and, while they were both eccentric enough to get everyone's attention, none of them was really fit to survive in a crowded and...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

GSMArena team, 1 October 2012

The official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android...


Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

GSMArena team, 24 September 2012

Back when the driving seat was shared with Ericsson, Sony was a little short of delivering a real winner in the high-end market, the company's top-range smartphones always a notch below the Galaxy S lineup and their HTC counterparts...


Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

The NXT line gave Sony the strong start they needed after returning to the smartphone game on their own. The Japanese then focused on filling the lower ranks and, yet again, we see them look for inspiration in the old Sony Ericsson scrapbook...


LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

LG has shown a serious commitment to pushing the limits of Android hardware. The first dual-core droid was manufactured by the Koreans and, while they showed up late to the quad-core party, they're back with a bang with the Optimus G - the first phone to...


Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

Earlier this month Motorola announced a trio of RAZR phones in New York, but we knew all along that wasn’t the end of it - both Moto and Intel had sent out invites for a European event in London, promising to take us to the edge...


LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

LG just launched its monstrously-spec'd Optimus G in its homeland and set a new performance benchmark for smartphones. The Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset that powers the beast features four Krait cores, which are all but guaranteed to wipe the floor with existing CPUs...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

GSMArena team, 17 September 2012

Following the success of the original DROID RAZR and its 3300mAh battery equipped DROID RAZR MAXX version, Motorola decided to add three new models tp the RAZR family. Launched at a glitzy event, starring members of Google’s top brass, alongside the DROID RAZR HD...


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 10 September 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the epitome of the "go big or go home" mantra. From the screen, processing power, through the software package and the revival of the stylus, everything has been pushed right to the very edge of current technology...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 07 September 2012

The Galaxy S III didn't stay in the R&D lab long enough to come with Jelly Bean out of box, but once the latest Android version was announced, Samsung was quick to commit to releasing a timely update. And it seems the wait will be shorter than expected with the official update coming in just a few weeks' time...


Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 05 September 2012

Motorola treated us to three new members of the RAZR family – the Motorola RAZR M mid-ranger, the Motorola RAZR HD flagship and the Motorola RAZR HD MAXX battery life champion. The first two of those will be available both as global GSM devices and on the Verizon network, while the RAZR HD MAXX will initially be exclusively available as a part of the Verizon DROID family.


Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid

Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid

GSMArena team, 03 September 2012

After the touchscreen revolution swept the mobile world, rugged smartphones became much harder to come by. They are making a slow return now though, with Sony Mobile being one of the key players in that market...


 Samsung Galaxy Note II preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note II preview: First look

GSMArena team, 31 August 2012

The original Galaxy Note was a runaway success despite all the doubts that its size and stylus caused. It's understandable then, why the new Samsung Galaxy Note II was greeted with so much excitement. It brings a new and improved screen, boosts...


IFA 2012: Samsung overview

IFA 2012: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 29 August 2012

Samsung’s Unpacked event at the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin is one of the most looked forward to, mainly because of the Galaxy Note 2 announcement. With all eyes staring at the Samsung’s stage, the company’s CEO presented the Note 2 alongside...


IFA 2012: Sony overview

IFA 2012: Sony overview

GSMArena team, 29 August 2012

We're in Berlin and, of course, we're attending Sony's pre-IFA event. The Japanese giant is expected to bring out several Android phones and a new Android tablet and we'll be handling all of them. Join us in watching the event as it unfolds...


Motorola Atrix HD review: The Atrix reloaded

Motorola Atrix HD review: The Atrix reloaded

Stefan Vazharov, 24 August 2012

The LTE-packing Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T faces a couple of hard challenges. First and foremost, it has to build on the user experience of original Atrix 4G, giving its owners who are up for an upgrade these days, a reason to stick with the brand...


Motorola RAZR MAXX review: Power ranger

Motorola RAZR MAXX review: Power ranger

GSMArena team, 24 August 2012

Motorola achieved the unthinkable with the RAZR MAXX. A 9mm body, which is slim even by today's modern standards, fits a battery that dwarfs all others. With the CDMA version our all-time battery backup champion, it's now time to see how the...


Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 preview : First look

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 preview : First look

GSMArena team, 20 August 2012

The Samsung Duos line has been slowly working up the ranks to finally cross paths with the Galaxy S line. It's obviously not the kind of collision to create a big bang but we're still pretty excited about the exchange of DNA. Honestly, if it takes nothing less than a...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review: Second time lucky

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review: Second time lucky

GSMArena team, 17 August 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet like no other but instead of making a big splash it's busy making up for lost time. With its launch pushed back shortly after the unveiling, Samsung's top-of-the-line tablet returns to a market that isn’t...


Google Nexus 7 review: Catching Fire

Google Nexus 7 review: Catching Fire

GSMArena team, 15 August 2012

Google's Nexus line has welcomed its first tablet, the Nexus 7. With a promise of solid specs for a low price, the ASUS-made tablet is poised to storm the Android tablet market and maybe even steal a chunk of Apple iPad's market share. The Nexus 7 is...