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Oppo R7 review: Changing course

Oppo R7 review: Changing course

GSMArena team, 03 July 2015| comments (10)

Once the world’s slimmest smartphone, the Oppo R5 has found a worthy heir in the face of the new R7. With the crown already forfeited, the company chose to walk out of that fight and made the R7 a touch thicker, but it still has every bit...

Tags: Oppo, Android


HTC One E9+ review: Positive charge

HTC One E9+ review: Positive charge

GSMArena team, 26 June 2015| comments (63)

If you want HTC’s highest-specced, big-screened QHD smartphone, the One E9+ is very likely the one you’re looking for. Only the lack of the signature all-metal unibody saves the company’s reigning flagship a good deal of embarrassment...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review: The triathlete

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review: The triathlete

GSMArena team, 24 June 2015| comments (123)

Once again its June and time for Samsung to present us with a rugged version of its latest range-topping smartphone. This year, once more exclusively for AT&T, it is Samsung Galaxy S6 Active that enters the spotlight with camouflage livery, gobs of tech...

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Nokia N1 review: Rebirth

Nokia N1 review: Rebirth

GSMArena team, 22 June 2015| comments (36)

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services division was one of the toughest tech breakups. Nokia has sort of a comeback to consumer devices though by licensing their brand for Foxconn to use in a co-designed product...

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LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Next door rivals

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Next door rivals

GSMArena team, 19 June 2015| comments (192)

Sometimes the biggest rivalries are between neighbors. The newest additions to clan LG and clan Samsung are from two different worlds – the organic LG G4 and the industrial Galaxy S6. One is curved with soft leather, the other is a cool glass and...

Tags: LG, Samsung, Android


Huawei P8 review: Light in motion

Huawei P8 review: Light in motion

GSMArena team, 12 June 2015| comments (40)

The Huawei P8 is the proud successor to the Huawei Ascend P7, although the company seems a little apprehensive about admitting it. The Chinese manufacturer hasn't quite settled on a naming...

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Asus Zenfone 2 review: A balancing act

Asus Zenfone 2 review: A balancing act

GSMArena team, 14 April, 2015| comments (178)

World domination was surely on the mind of at least one top exec over at Asus headquarters, when the crew gathered to outline the Zenfone 2 game plan. The smartphone will be sold globally...

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Xiaomi Mi 4i review: Hands down

Xiaomi Mi 4i review: Hands down

GSMArena team, 10 June 2015| comments (48)

The Xiaomi Mi 4i was designed to be an affordable semi-flagship, but tries to punch above its weight. The Mi 4i is thinner, lighter and more connected than the original, and lands straight on Android Lollipop...


Sony Xperia Z3+ review: The pre-sequel

Sony Xperia Z3+ review: The pre-sequel

GSMArena team, 08 June 2015| comments (225)

The Sony Xperia Z3+ is the Japanese flagship we’ve all been anticipating, but is it really the one we’ve been hoping for? Or are the predictable chipset update and minor design touches simply a prelude to a proper upgrade later this year?

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Oppo R1x review: Sleek geometry

Oppo R1x review: Sleek geometry

GSMArena team, 05 June 2015| comments (17)

Always keen to impress with designs, Oppo has yet another eye-catching proposition in the R1x. There’s more to it than meets the eye though, and under the neat metal case the Oppo R1x is a capable all-round midranger...

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LG Watch Urbane Review: Formal attire

LG Watch Urbane Review: Formal attire

GSMArena team, 03 June 2015| comments (20)

LG is a veteran of sorts in the emerging niche of smart wearables. The Watch Urbane is a third generation device refining one of the early circular designs that seem to be the thing now. Smart watches are aiming for a less gadgety...

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Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) and Idol 3 (4.7) review: Two phones, one soul

Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) and Idol 3 (4.7) review: Two phones, one soul

GSMArena team, 01 June 2015| comments (18)

The Alcatel Idol 3 name is shared between two smartphones that couldn’t be any different. Announced during MWC 2015, one is a 5.5-inch behemoth, while the other is a more than pocketable 4.7-inch device. And as luck would have it...

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Sony Xperia Z3+ preview: First look

Sony Xperia Z3+ preview: First look

GSMArena team, 29 May 2015| comments (120)

The Sony Xperia Z3+ was only recently announced and we're happy it made it to our testing grounds so quickly. While we're already busy working on a full review, we decided to give you an early taste of what it's like...

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LG G4 review: Sharp and shooter

LG G4 review: Sharp and shooter

GSMArena team, 22 May 2015| comments (229)

Flagships get better with every generation but some of last year’s are as good as reborn. The LG G4 improves on the three best features of its predecessor: design, screen, the camera – and does so decisively. It adopts a G Flex curve, but makes...

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Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on: First look

Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 20 May 2015| comments (20)

Oppo knows that you always split aces, so the new R7 comes in two versions. The 5" Oppo R7 and 6" R7 Plus share a lot – both are metal-clad knights, with 1080p AMOLED screens, they shoot 13MP images through Schneider-Kreuznach optics and offer practical dual-SIM connectivity...


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: ExpertiZe

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: ExpertiZe

GSMArena team, 15 May 2015| comments (91)

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet faces the daunting task of flying the Z4 banner, when the Xperia Z4 smartphone is just an incremental update limited to the Japanese market. The 10.1-inch tablet seems up for the task however with contemporary specs, attractive styling...

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: The lookalike

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: The lookalike

GSMArena team, 12 May 2015| comments (90)

The Xperia M4 Aqua is Sony’s take on what a mid-ranger should look like. And for the first time in a while a mid-ranger has got us excited. It has all the right specs coupled with a thin profile and premium looks, all bundled up into a €299 phone...

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LG G4 preview: A second encounter

LG G4 preview: A second encounter

GSMArena team, 07 May 2015| comments (144)

LG G4 takes the manufacturer’s smartphone game up a notch. In addition to being the hardware powerhouse we’ve come to expect from an LG flagship smartphone, the gently curved device adds a touch of bona fide luxury to its arsenal via optional...

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GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: May 2015

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: May 2015

GSMArena team, 04 May 2015| comments (87)

The early 2015 flagships are on sale, the low and mid-range phones are out in force – it's a good time to consider breaking that piggy bank of yours if you are after a new smartphone. In our last Smartphone buyer’s guide edition we advised you to hold off...


Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) review: E for Evolved

Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) review: E for Evolved

GSMArena team, 1 May, 2015| comments (42)

Almost a year later we are getting the second generation Moto E, which improves on the basics established by its affordable predecessor. The Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) continues the legacy of a lag-free Android system provided by a powerful...

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LG G4 hands-on: First look

LG G4 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 28 April, 2015| comments (153)

The LG G4 emphasizes three things – design, display and camera. Its body is slightly curved and comes with an optional leather back, the display uses quantum dots for improved accuracy and the camera has a new lens with improved OIS...

Tags: LG, Android, Preview


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge video review

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge video review

GSMArena team, 27 April, 2015| comments (92)

If you've already read our regular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reviews, you may be wondering what this is about. Well, it's popcorn time today as we've prepared the first ever video version of our trademark reviews. One thing's for sure - you've never seen us do a phone review like this before.

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Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

GSMArena team, 24 April, 2015| comments (55)

In a bid to bring the A series' new-found premium design language to the masses, Samsung's E-lineup has managed to maintain the same looks. Lower-grade hardware and entirely plastic build have helped keep the price down, but if you don't look too hard it's still an upmarket smartphone.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia E4g review: Smaller but better

Sony Xperia E4g review: Smaller but better

GSMArena team, 21 April, 2015| comments (31)

Sony's affordable E-series has definitely come a long way and with its current fourth generation. The company is really going to great lengths to deliver abundant functionality and usability at a modest price tag.

Tags: Sony, Android


LG AKA review: Eye contact

LG AKA review: Eye contact

GSMArena team, 17 April, 2015| comments (32)

Phones can talk to you and even talk back to you. Every now and then, they might even say something funny. Your phone knows where you are and what you’re doing. Your phone is always watching. Now, look at your phone. It’ll look back...

Tags: LG, Android


vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

GSMArena team, 8 April, 2015| comments (23)

Another Chinese flagship but with a twist. If vivo rings a bell at all, it’s most probably the X5Max, the world’s slimmest phone. Not a bad thing to be known for but vivo isn’t just about looks.

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Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

GSMArena team, 6 April, 2015| comments (21)

It’s a tall order for any midranger to stand out among a myriad of offerings in the market. Both established brands and emerging Asian manufacturers are trying hard to grab a piece of that market spoiling those shopping there for choice.

Tags: Acer, Android


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Double down

GSMArena team, 3 April, 2015| comments (167)

How big of an impact can a small change have? The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has only the extra screen curves compared to the vanilla Galaxy S6, but these two phones couldn’t feel any more different - a difference that you can readily feel when you...

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Archos 50 Diamond review: Emerald cut

Archos 50 Diamond review: Emerald cut

GSMArena team, 1 April, 2015| comments (17)

It's the first time we have an Archos smartphone for review here at GSMArena but it isn't the first time we hear the French maker's name. For years now Archos has been churning out tablets with good specs for...

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Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 31 March 2015| comments (62)

Asus announced the European expansion of its Zenfone 2 lineup on March 30 at a special press event held in Paris. The spotlight was shared between the Zenfone 2 lineup, the Transformer Book Chi hybrids...

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