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Apple Watch review: Uncharted territory

Apple Watch review: Uncharted territory

GSMArena team, 27 May 2015| comments (59)

Apple certainly took its sweet time with this one. After years of rumors Apple Watch finally showed its face on September 9 last year and started to reveal its secrets. And it wasn't until the end of April that actual sales begun and with long waiting times at that...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Charge test: Battle of the fast chargers

Charge test: Battle of the fast chargers

GSMArena team, 10 April, 2015| comments (128)

Smartphone batteries piggybacked on the growing screen size to go up in capacity to support both the screen and faster chipsets. Slower to deplete, the new batteries also proved slower to charge so manufacturers tackled the issue with new standards.

Tags: Misc, Oppo, Samsung, Apple, HTC, Asus


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| comments (158)

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 Ė we're at the Galaxy S6 step of this cycle and...


Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

Ivan Petkov, 21 November 2014| comments (35)

The iPad Air 2 may have stolen all the spotlight, but thatís not because of poor marketing planning. Apple did little to change the third generation of the iPad mini so it got little stage time. But itís not our job to decide which...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

GSMArena team, 17 November 2014| comments (58)

Another millimeter thinner, the new iPad Air 2 has a body thatís even more befitting the ethereal moniker the iPad bears second year in a row. Outside of that little fact however, the changes may not be as easy to spot. And thatís hardly a surprise. Appleís...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4: The Big Bang

GSMArena team, 5 November 2014| comments (363)

Apple did the unthinkable while predictable Samsung delivers again. Right or wrong, this is a fight of old versus new, the Galaxy Note is in its fourth generation while the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's...


iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

GSMArena team, 13 October 2014| comments (201)

We're looking for the best phone with a sub-5" screen. At a time when the best features seem to only come with the largest display, there's a strange, almost rebellious feel to it. No need to tell you, we're enjoying it. The Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact are...


Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Following the curve

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review: Following the curve

GSMArena team, 30 September 2014| comments (165)

Apple caved to market pressure and created a phablet. This may sound as blasphemy but itís not the first time Cupertino is seen reacting to rivals getting too confident, too aggressive Ė too close for comfort. The first iPad mini had to respond back in...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 6 review: Scaled to order

Apple iPhone 6 review: Scaled to order

GSMArena team, 26 September 2014| comments (410)

This is Apple like weíve never seen before. Apple like we never thought weíll see. To begin with, thereís supposed to be no better iPhone than the iPhone 6. Thatís the sort of thing youíd expect of Apple. Come September every year, the world grabs a bag of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

GSMArena team, 24 July 2014| comments (139)

It's the kind of thing to be happening in a galaxy far, far away. Apple opening up iOS to developers, while Google is moving towards an Apple-like unified experience across platforms and screen sizes. The simplest way to put it is that Material Design...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Preview


Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

Camera shootout: Six enter, only one leaves

GSMArena team, 17 July 2014| comments (261)

If you have been following us throughout the years, you probably know that cameraphone shootouts are somewhat of our specialty from back when there were no iPhones or Androids. Now, itís been almost...


Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

Apple iPad Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: Center of gravity

GSMArena team, 25 November 2013| comments (158)

With the smartphone market driven towards equilibrium, tablets will be the new battleground. The Apple iPad Air and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 emerge as the archrivals in the 10-inch category...


Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks

Orlin Milinov, 22 November 2013| comments (68)

The iPad mini with Retina screen is everything the little tablet deserved to be Ė a more compact equal of the bigger iPad with no compromises made. And unfortunately, itís just one thing short of what we all thought a compact tablet should be Ė cheap...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

GSMArena team, 9 November 2013| comments (98)

Itís been tempting lately to conclude that Apple doesnít have it anymore, and tablets in particular is where Cupertino does need to silence the prophets of doom and gloom after an iPad 4 that was more like a 3.1 and a mini that shouldíve...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

GSMArena team, 11 October 2013| comments (368)

Camera shootouts are a proud GSMArena tradition and the latest edition features by far the most technologically advanced cameraphones yet. We have large sensors, sky-high resolution, optical image stabilization, clever image processing and...


Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

Apple iPhone 5s vs. LG G2 vs. Nokia Lumia 1020: War of the worlds

GSMArena team, 8 October 2013| comments (207)

You know what they say Ė three is a crowd. On a second thought though, no one hereís got romance on their mind. The three-horse race has had its highs and lows, but itís the playoffs and we got a front-row seat. Each phone here will look...


Apple iPhone 5s review: Step by step

Apple iPhone 5s review: Step by step

GSMArena team, 27 September 2013| comments (211)

Itís that time of year again and Appleís in the usual record-breaking mood at the box-office. This is an S year in the Cupertino calendar but different enough Ė it may be that two phones instead of one account for almost...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPhone 5c review: The color of magic

Apple iPhone 5c review: The color of magic

GSMArena team, 26 September 2013| comments (108)

The Apple iPhone 5 is gone for good, abandoned and replaced by the fresh iPhone 5c. Initial rumors erroneously suggested that the lowercase letter stands for cheap, but it turned out that the Cupertino...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iOS 7 review: Eye of the beholder

Apple iOS 7 review: Eye of the beholder

GSMArena team, 17 September 2013| comments (181)

Depending on where you come from, the iOS 7 may be the bigger, and better, piece of news than the new iPhone duo. Certainly true if you have the iPhone 5 and you intend on holding on to it, unfazed by what looks like a dilemma between a marginal upgrade...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Apple iOS 7 beta review: Evening the odds

Apple iOS 7 beta review: Evening the odds

GSMArena team, 14 June 2013| comments (290)

The last couple of iOS updates were hanging on the wrong side between too little and too late. The user interface is six years old now and while it has been repeatedly polished in every revision so far, it was decidedly starting to look stale. And it's not just a matter of visuals either...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Virtual personal assistant shootout: Talk the talk

Virtual personal assistant shootout: Talk the talk

GSMArena team, 12 February 2013| comments (26)

What can I help you with? Hope your day is going well. Itís a start. But itíll take time for the likes of Siri and Google Now to live up to the Intelligent Personal Assistant title. Surprisingly, intelligent isnít too far off for software thatís context and location aware, does speech recognition...


iOS for beginners: Setting up your iPhone

iOS for beginners: Setting up your iPhone

GSMArena team, 03 January 2013| comments (90)

Whether you love it, hate it or even loathe it, Appleís smartphone remains a desirable piece of tech for many out there. And whether youíve bought one, are thinking about it, or even trying to find reasons why you shouldnít, it's important to find out what makes it stand apart...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPad 4 review: Marching on

Apple iPad 4 review: Marching on

GSMArena team, 14 November 2012| comments (89)

Three Apple tablets in a single year. This is more than anyone asked for and yet, by some weird logic - or lack thereof, not too many for Apple to successfully sell. All fine and dandy, unless you got the iPad 3 - better luck next time if you were unfortunate enough to buy it in September...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPad mini review: One for the road

Apple iPad mini review: One for the road

GSMArena team, 09 November 2012| comments (124)

Wait, did hell just freeze over? Maybe a couple of degrees cooler? Rumors of a mini version of the iPad had been laughed at, dodged and denied - not necessarily in that order and often all at once. But here it is - the iPad mini is finally a reality...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


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| comments (483)

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...


Apple iPhone 5 review: Laws of attraction

Apple iPhone 5 review: Laws of attraction

GSMArena team, 28 September 2012| comments (299)

The iPhone 5. As in five million units sold over the course of a Ö weekend. Can't say no to that. This is the latest installment in the smartphone series that changed the mobile phone industry and we can understand people couldn't wait. Now, what is it they couldn't wait for?

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iOS 6 review: Moving forward

Apple iOS 6 review: Moving forward

GSMArena team, 26 September 2012| comments (131)

The next iOS version has never been as big a deal as upgrades to Android or Windows. If it ain't broke, donít fix it, must've been the line of thinking and it's up to you to replace broke with fragmented or catching up, as needed...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

GSMArena team, 13 June 2012| comments (190)

As expected, Apple used the keynote of its annual WWDC event in San Francisco to announce the latest version of their iOS mobile platform. The sixth major build of the OS aims to bring the user experience to the next level with no less than 200...


Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

GSMArena team, 22 March 2012| comments (136)

So, the iPad is dead, long live the iPad. That's also part of the deal. The retirement of the first-generation of the Apple tablet is nothing out of the ordinary. There used to be the iPad and the iPad 2. Now, we have the iPad and the iPad 2 is the backup, the second choice...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple iPhone 4S review: Fast 4ward

Apple iPhone 4S review: Fast 4ward

GSMArena team, 21 October 2011| comments (308)

The last thing you need is one that looks exactly like your ex. On a second thought, it's too early perhaps to end it. You two did look great together, your iPhone 4 and you. In fact you still do. iPhone 4S owners, this is between you and your phone's inner voice - Siri. iPhone 4 owners, this...