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Sony Xperia Z3+ preview: First look

Sony Xperia Z3+ preview: First look

GSMArena team, 29 May 2015

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...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G4 review: Sharp and shooter

LG G4 review: Sharp and shooter

GSMArena team, 22 May 2015

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...

Tags: LG, Android


Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on: First look

Oppo R7 and R7 Plus hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 20 May 2015

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

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...

Tags: Sony, Android


Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: The lookalike

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: The lookalike

GSMArena team, 12 May 2015

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...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G4 preview: A second encounter

LG G4 preview: A second encounter

GSMArena team, 07 May 2015

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...

Tags: LG, Android


GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: May 2015

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: May 2015

GSMArena team, 04 May 2015

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

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...

Tags: Motorola, Android


LG G4 hands-on: First look

LG G4 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 28 April, 2015

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

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.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

Samsung Galaxy E7 review: Easy touch

GSMArena team, 24 April, 2015

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: Smaller but better

Sony Xperia E4g: Smaller but better

GSMArena team, 21 April, 2015

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

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


Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review: A balancing act

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review: A balancing act

GSMArena team, 14 April, 2015

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...

Tags: Asus, Android


vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

vivo Xshot review: Shot in the dark

GSMArena team, 8 April, 2015

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.

Tags: vivo, Android


Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

Acer Liquid Jade S review: Semi-precious

GSMArena team, 6 April, 2015

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

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...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Archos 50 Diamond review: Emerald cut

Archos 50 Diamond review: Emerald cut

GSMArena team, 1 April, 2015

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...

Tags: Archos, Android


Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

Asus Zenfone 2 series hands-on: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 31 March 2015

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...

Tags: Asus, Android


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