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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: Starting over

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: Starting over

GSMArena team, 09 August 2012

Taking a second to think can result in second thoughts. In the Galaxy 10.1 Note's case it resulted in a second pair of CPU cores and double the RAM - a lethal combination, which only a select few of its foes dare stand against. This is in case you are wondering...


Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos review: Pocket rockets

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos review: Pocket rockets

GSMArena team, 07 August 2012

This sure looks like a pair of ducks but a good player can play it as an ace. And it's got nothing to do with luck. You cannot always hold the best cards but you can try and make the best of the cards you're dealt. And they may as well be SIM cards...


Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate review: Exciting start

Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate review: Exciting start

Yoanna Ivanova, 06 August 2012

Announced at CES 2012 as an eco-centric phone, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate I577 for AT&T offers plenty of functionality for a device with ecological credentials. Powered by a dual-core CPU, and sporting LTE network connectivity, the handset...


Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet

Sony Xperia go review: Get out, get wet

GSMArena team, 31 July 2012

The Sony Xperia go is not a phone to keep on a short leash. Not your kind of phone either if you'd say no to a dip in the pool because you are expecting an important call. The Sony Xperia go lets you join the fun. The midrange package that Sony just brought...


Quad-core shootout: Four of a kind

Quad-core shootout: Four of a kind

GSMArena team, 27 July 2012

Buckle up people, because this is going to get rough. When the world's four most powerful smartphones are about to go ballistic, it is the right time to take this website's name literally. The stage is set for the four titans of the Android world...


HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE review: In small packages

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE review: In small packages

GSMArena team, 26 July 2012

The DROID Incredible line of smartphones for Verizon Wireless, much like the EVO family offered by Sprint, consists of US-only, carrier exclusive devices made by HTC. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is the latest member of the family to come our way and it seems to have ambitions...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

Samsung Galaxy Beam review: Home cinema

GSMArena team, 24 July 2012

The first attempts at a projector phone didn't quite work out for Samsung. For many that would be enough to call it a day, but not the Koreans. You don't become the world's number 1 phone manufacturer by giving up easily, so Samsung chose to take...


Meizu MX 4-core review: Twice the power

Meizu MX 4-core review: Twice the power

GSMArena team, 18 July 2012

Make a stronghold of your home market and prepare for worldwide expansion. Meizu didn't invent the wheel with this strategy but is using it to great success. One would think a market as vast as China - and with huge potential for growth at that...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review: Flying high

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review: Flying high

GSMArena team, 13 July 2012

With the Galaxy S III busy grabbing the headlines, a midrange smartphone has been making its way to a number of markets without much fanfare. But you can bet the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 won't settle for the role of just another sequel. It has a chance to...


HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard

HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard

GSMArena team, 12 July 2012

Are you a seasoned Android user looking for ICS on a budget or simply looking to make that big step into smartphones? Is it the journey or the destination? HTC will be pleased to welcome you on board either way. And they're making sure you start on the right...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

GSMArena team, 10 July 2012

Sony was the talk of town during CES 2012 back in January and the Xperia ion for AT&T was among the main reasons why. Launched alongside the Xperia S, the Sony Xperia ion took the great honor of being the company’s first LTE smartphone. To make the matters even...


LG Optimus Vu review: Vu from the top

LG Optimus Vu review: Vu from the top

GSMArena team, 6 July 2012

LG may have given up on tablets, but not on the Optimus Vu - it's halfway between a phone and a tablet, a hybrid of form factors that we like to call "phoneblets". The Samsung Note was one of the first, but that doesn’t mean it can have the market all for...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

GSMArena team, 2 July 2012

It seems that Samsung have taken it upon themselves on literally making a tablet for everyone. With all of the Galaxy Tab variants out there, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 it seems like systematic attempt by Samsung to put a unique tablet variant in the hands of every living person on the planet...


LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

GSMArena team, 29 June 2012

Last year LG was in pole position in the dual-core game with the Optimus 2X. It was the phone everyone looked up to, before there was a Galaxy S II and before there was an HTC Sensation. There was obviously no rush this time although, to be fair, LG did announce well on time...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 28 June 2012

Google used its I/O 2012 conference in San Francisco to unveil the latest release of Android. Carrying the version number 4.1, the new Android Jelly Bean is supposed to come as more of a polish to Ice Cream Sandwich, than a major game changer. Don’t think for a second though...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

GSMArena team, 27 June 2012

Whenever a Galaxy S phone thinks "Boy, it feels good at the top", there's always someone down below to say "You're welcome". Samsung most certainly know who to thank. It was smartphones like the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy mini that made...


Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

GSMArena team, 25 June 2012

The Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the headliners in the company's growing Android portfolio. But the Chinese don’t just grow droids, they refine them. The Ascend P1 isn't even the best they have, but it sends a clear message that Huawei means...


Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

GSMArena team, 20 June 2012

In a fashion dramatically different to the one from last year, the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has arrived on the market. There is no waiting measured in months like in the case of the smartphone’s...


Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

GSMArena team, 8 June 2012

The Xperia S has all the spotlight to itself in the NXT series, but history has taught us that Sony (and previously Sony Ericsson) can do wonders in the compact class. In two generations of minis and the Xperia ray, the Japanese have delivered packages that no one in the same price range can beat...


Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

GSMArena team, 6 June 2012

Samsung are back to basics and they say there's always room for one more in the low end. Especially one that doesn't take too much space. The Galaxy Pocket makes the Galaxy Mini look like it's on steroids and the Y series like a bunch of semi pros...


LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

GSMArena team, 4 June 2012

A fashion phone for the designer-challenged. Last season's Prada at knockdown prices. The LG Optimus L7 will have to face comparisons with the latest Prada phone by LG and we cannot think of many that will swing in its favor. But there's no...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

GSMArena team, 1 June 2012

Sealed in an aluminum unibody but still oozing the new NXT series style, the Sony Xperia P joins an elite club of metal-clad phones. And then there's the WhiteMagic screen to make it unique in the mobile world. In short, the Xperia P is one of...


Sony Xperia sola review: Light 'em up

Sony Xperia sola review: Light 'em up

GSMArena team, 29 May 2012

Sony are busy extending their Xperia line, after the Japanese behemoth bought out their Ericsson counterpart, and the Xperia sola lies squarely in the middle of the pack. The flagship Xperia S has set the ceiling and the Xperia P will set the...


Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy S II: Intergalactic

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy S II: Intergalactic

GSMArena team, 23 May 2012

With the dust still settling from one of the most exciting smartphone battles the industry has seen, and clouds of stardust swirling around a complete review, it's time to step back and take a sober look at two great phones. Two glorious chapters in...


LG Optimus 3D Max P720 review: Remastered

LG Optimus 3D Max P720 review: Remastered

GSMArena team, 22 May 2012

It's been almost a year since the release of the original Optimus 3D from LG, and in that time we've been watching 3D technology continue to evolve. Undoubtedly you've seen the changes in your local cinema, and even your living room, if you happen...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

GSMArena team, 20 May 2012

Today is no ordinary day for the GSMArena test track, which is about to see the Bugatti Veyron of smartphones do the rounds in an attempt to beat the lap record of its predecessor. Samsung have spared no effort to protect the Galaxy S III against any odds.


HTC Evo 4G LTE review: Ticking all boxes

HTC Evo 4G LTE review: Ticking all boxes

GSMArena team, 18 May 2012

The Sprint Wireless exclusive HTC Evo 4G LTE is the latest smartphone to come from the close and rather prolific collaboration between the carrier and the Taiwanese manufacturer. The handset is bound to take its spot as the flagship for Sprint’s newly launched LTE network...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One X for AT&T US review: Xtra flavor

HTC One X for AT&T US review: Xtra flavor

GSMArena team, 15 May 2012

With its international sibling receiving accolades left and right, it is time for the AT&T exclusive, LTE sporting HTC One X to take the stage. While the newcomer has retained the gorgeous looks of the global version, it is yet another case of...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X: Alien vs. Predator

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X: Alien vs. Predator

GSMArena team, 11 May 2012

There's no battle to end all battles in this industry but there's no point either trying to reason with two deadly droids, armed with the latest technology. We have two of the season's hottest smartphones in combat mode and Android supremacy is...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III preview: Second encounter

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 8 May 2012

There's no need for us to tell you the importance of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III for both its own manufacturer and the Android world in general - our daily interest stats speak for themselves. Its predecessor was really something special...