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Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus preview: First look

Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus preview: First look

GSMArena team, 11 January 2013

The Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus has borrowed the finish of the Galaxy S III and is powered by a new chipset with a Broadcomm GPU. It's not a sea change by any means, but no wonders are expected of the Plus version really. All it tries to do is freshen up a proven formula and help Samsung tighten its grip on the midrange...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


CES 2013: Various brands overview

CES 2013: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 10 January 2013

This year's Consumer Electronics Show had a few prominent absentees from among the key players in the mobile industry. While some may've been busy celebrating record years or wondering what...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL hands-on

CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL hands-on

GSMArena team, 07 January 2013

In 2012, Sony found itself behind the pace, offering its first dual-core droids just a few weeks before the competition switched to quad-core architectures. Keen to catch up... Update: hands-on videos added


CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 hands-on

CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 hands-on

GSMArena team, 07 January 2013

Just like last year, some of the most interesting new devices to be announced at CES came at the Huawei press conference. This year the Chinese went... Update: Ascend W1 hands-on and videos added


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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

GSMArena team, 21 November 2012

The HTC DROID DNA just couldnít have come to the market at a better time. The Taiwanese companyís first smartphone in the United States with a 5Ē 1080p display is given the tall task of turning its makerís fate around, and bring...

Tags: HTC, Android, 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


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


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 Ė those on a tight budget who look to optimize spending by combining carrier plans, and frequent travelers, who donít 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...


LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

GSMArena team, 27 October 2012

LG is trying to recapture some old glory and released the first phone with Snapdragon S4 Pro - a next-generation chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is still one of the best Androids on the market. Together...


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 donít 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 Ė itís 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 donít 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 isnít 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