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Meizu m1 note review: A major scale

Meizu m1 note review: A major scale

GSMArena team, 27 March 2015

The stuff floating in the wake of a flagship – minis, phablets, all sorts of spinoffs. Everyone does it, trying to capitalize on the novelty and the excitement. Meizu moves in a different way. To begin with, it has what’s probably the smallest squad for the season...


Sony Xperia E4: The odd successor

Sony Xperia E4: The odd successor

GSMArena team, 25 March 2015

Sony started small with the E-series and hasn’t tried anything crazy since but the entry-level lineup is in its fourth generation now and offering quite a bit of choice to the budget-conscious buyer. Of course, everything you get in this price range requires a certain trade-off.

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One M9 review: One up

HTC One M9 review: One up

GSMArena team, 23 March 2015

One of the hottest bodies in business just got hotter, in time for next season. Touched-up and brushed-down, the HTC One M9 arrives spot on time third year in a row, looking like a celebrity and acting like a pro. There's an engine boost and upgrades...

Tags: HTC, Android


Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

Intergalactic camera shootout: Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Note 4 vs. iPhone 6

GSMArena team, 19 March 2015

A quality camera has always been a big part of Galaxy flagships and Samsung is pushing new improvements every six months. The two-step cadence goes Galaxy S then Note then S again – we're at the Galaxy S6 step of this cycle and...


Galaxy shootout: Blind camera test

Galaxy shootout: Blind camera test

GSMArena team, 17 March 2015

Welcome to the Galaxy blind camera test! We have Samsung's most recent flagships – in order of release the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 – and we want to see how much Samsung cameras have progressed in the eyes of users...


Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Subject Zero

GSMArena team, 13 March 2015

Choose one word to describe the Samsung Galaxy S6. Gorgeous. Powerful. Special. Different. Thank you. That will do. Galaxy S5 has only one of these under its belt and hint... it starts with a P.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Huawei Honor 6 review: Virtue in disguise

Huawei Honor 6 review: Virtue in disguise

GSMArena team, 9 March 2015

High-performance hardware meets low-key design in the Huawei Honor 6, at a price that’s frankly hard to beat. In a market segment where budget matters, the Honor 6 is offering some top-of-the-range specs to raise itself above the crowd.

Tags: Huawei, Android


Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader

Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader

GSMArena team, 9 March 2015

The original Alpha project wanted no ties with the Galaxy line – which has been all over the place, from entry-level to premium. After a welcome identity boost, the A-series returns home. The Galaxy A7 is at the helm, a slim, light, metal-trimmed phablet to...


Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout

Galaxy S6 edge vs. Galaxy Note Edge: A camera shootout

GSMArena team, 7 March 2015

We had the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with us for a short time so we took a stroll though Barcelona with a Galaxy Note Edge also in our pocket for an impromptu shootout. We took some photos and videos and hurried back to HQ to compare them...


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preview: Closer encounter

GSMArena team, 5 March 2015

With the dust slowly settling after the initial clamor of the MWC announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6, we got to spend a few more relaxed moments with the...


MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Grip hands-on

MWC 2015: HTC One M9, Grip hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Just as expected, the day before the official start of the MWC 2015 is shaping up to be pretty eventful. Just as scheduled, HTC held it press event in Barcelona and it brought us the company’s flagship – the HTC One M9.

Tags: HTC, Android, MWC 2015


MWC 2015: Sony Z4 Tablet, Xperia M4 Aqua, E4g hands-on

MWC 2015: Sony Z4 Tablet, Xperia M4 Aqua, E4g hands-on

GSMArena team, 2 March 2015

Mobile World Congress is well under way and we stopped by Sony's stand to play around with whatever the Japanese company had prepared for us. We weren't disappointed, even though the tech giant...


MWC 2015: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 hands-on

MWC 2015: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Alcatel’s press event that the company held on the eve of MWC was one of the more intriguing ones. It wasn’t because the company announced a great number of devices, as they had focused on one, the OneTouch Idol 3.


MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on

MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are among the most important product launches for the company in quite some time. At a time of unprecedented levels of competition, the duo has the task to bring back the good times for the Korean giant.


MWC 2015: Huawei MediaPad X2, Watch, Talkband N1 and N2

MWC 2015: Huawei MediaPad X2, Watch, Talkband N1 and N2

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Huawei brought out several devices today, but their event was heavy on wearables. The MediaPad X2 tablet should be enough to keep fans of traditional devices happy, but with one brilliant smartwatch and two premium smart bands, it's clear how the company sees the future...


Acer 2015: Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z520 and Z220, Liquid M220, Liquid Leap Plus hands-on

Acer 2015: Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z520 and Z220, Liquid M220, Liquid Leap Plus hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

Traditionally, Acer is focusing its efforts in the low-end and mid-range sectors of the smartphone industry and at this year's Mobile World Congress, the company delivered a number of interesting...


LG 2015: LG Watch Urbane, LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy hands-on

LG 2015: LG Watch Urbane, LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy hands-on

GSMArena team, 1 March 2015

LG made one of the best-looking smartwatches, the G Watch R, and quickly improved on it. The LG Watch Urbane has classic looks, complete with three hardware buttons, but is actually the most advanced smartwatch to date. It's the first with LTE...

Tags: LG, Android, MWC 2015


Xiaomi Mi Note review: Striking the right note

Xiaomi Mi Note review: Striking the right note

GSMArena team, 27 February 2015

Proper flagships are coming in pairs lately as every maker is trying to cater for different crowds. Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony – but also Oppo, Meizu, Huawei. Up and coming Chinese makers have really hit a stride. Xiaomi here has done a fair deal of watching and learning...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip

ZTE Blade S6 review: A sharp tip

GSMArena team, 23 February 2015

While flagship phones are the attention-grabbers, the midrange is the bread and butter, in both old and emerging markets. ZTE doesn’t have to be reminded of that, having long tapped markets such as China and India. And we’re not talking...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: A game of Battleships

Nexus 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4: A game of Battleships

GSMArena team, 20 February 2015

Google and Samsung. The two pillars of Android are good at being partners, but their rivalry is even more exciting to watch. Especially when they pull out their best. The Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4. The two want to be the defining Android device...


LG G Flex2 review: A new angle

LG G Flex2 review: A new angle

GSMArena team, 18 February 2015

It’s been more than a year since we saw the introduction of the original LG G Flex. When LG announced the second generation this January we had already assumed that LG had decided to ditch the entire concept...

Tags: LG, Android


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

GSMArena team, 16 February 2015

It has been three months since our last tablet buyer's guide and a lot has changed. The landscape has received some new devices, big and small and the prices have dipped here and there.

Tags: iOS, Android


Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG review: Talk-worthy

Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG review: Talk-worthy

GSMArena team, 13 February 2015

The first Fonepad premiered in 2013, nearly a year after the game-changing Nexus 7, which Asus made for Google. The Taiwanese got another contract to work on an upgrade and they did well to keep the momentum...


Asus Memo Pad ME572C review: A pad to remember

Asus Memo Pad ME572C review: A pad to remember

GSMArena team, 11 February 2015

We have in our anxious reviewer hands the current top-dog of the Asus 7-inch crowd, the Memo Pad 7 ME572C. The Asus naming convention doesn’t help much in identifying specific models and one must resort to alphanumeric internal designations to differentiate it from the more humble Memo Pad 7 ME176C.

Tags: Asus, Android


Lenovo S90 Sisley review: Under cover

Lenovo S90 Sisley review: Under cover

GSMArena team, 06 February 2015

The Lenovo S90 Sisley wants to be many things at once and one up every possible rival in the crowded midrange. An AMOLED screen, an 8MP selfie cam complete with an LED flash, Dual-SIM and LTE in a package powered by Snapdragon 410 and designed by apple but not in California.


Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Spare hand

Xiaomi Redmi 2 review: Spare hand

GSMArena team, 3 February 2015

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is helping the company cross into the 64-bit era. A catchy enough headline for a sequel that’s not overly generous with the upgrades. On second thought, a new generation chipset (lower-midrange but still), a more recent OS and LTE are not a package to frown on...


Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A5 Duos review: Five star

GSMArena team, 30 January 2015

Samsung's newly found love for “premium build” is spilling down the ranks and if the new A-series get half the love and attention the S-line has been getting, it will be a job well done. The Koreans are right to try and stir things up in the midrange...

Tags: Samsung, Android


YotaPhone 2 review: Choose a side

YotaPhone 2 review: Choose a side

GSMArena team, 27 January 2015

It may look like the YotaPhone 2 has lost the element of surprise but the sequel is actually trying to please the users the original wowed – and get a bigger crowd interested. The first generation was unexpected...

Tags: Yota, Android


Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A3 Duos review: A-ddictive

GSMArena team, 23 January 2015

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the junior member of the company’s new metal-clad lineup. The least likely one to challenge the Alpha-dog but just as slim and sharp as the rest of its Galaxy A teammates...


HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger

HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger

GSMArena team, 20 January 2015

In a lot of ways the HTC Desire 820 is the natural continuation of the mid-range handset line and can be considered more or less an upgraded version of the Desire 816. It is a solid device on its own...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM