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Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A touch of gold

GSMArena team, 21 November 2014

The iPad Air 2 may have stolen all the spotlight, but that’s 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 it’s not our job to decide which product gets the most fanfare...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

GSMArena team, 17 November 2014

Another millimeter thinner, the new iPad Air 2 has a body that’s 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 that’s hardly a surprise. Apple’s...

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

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

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

Apple caved to market pressure and created a phablet. This may sound as blasphemy but it’s not the first time Cupertino is seen reacting to rivals getting too confident, too aggressive – 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

This is Apple like we’ve never seen before. Apple like we never thought we’ll see. To begin with, there’s supposed to be no better iPhone than the iPhone 6. That’s the sort of thing you’d expect of Apple. Come September every year, the world grabs a bag of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

GSMArena team, 25 August 2014

Much has changed since our last tablet guide back in June, with devices across all categories coming down in price. Some old favorites have been ousted by some more capable offerings that were...

Tags: iOS, Android


Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

Apple iOS 8 preview: Opening Up

GSMArena team, 24 July 2014

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


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena team, 09 June 2014

We intentionally delayed this edition of our phone shopping guide, waiting for all flagships to come out. With the last one out and reviewed, time to see how the market evolved since our last edition in...


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: June 2014

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: June 2014

GSMArena team, 02 June 2014

It’s been a while since we published the last edition of our tablet buyer’s advice series. That’s mainly down to the lack of much movement in the market since March. But we’ve been keeping a close eye on all developments and we are now ready to present...

Tags: iOS, Android


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 21 March 2014

We're back with our latest smartphone shopper's guide, and our first for 2014! In this edition we'll see which new devices announced at the MWC made the cut as good buys, next to some former flagships...


The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

The GSMArena tablet shopping guide: March 2014

GSMArena team, 14 March 2014

Tablets may not be as prominent on this website as smartphones but we are equally passionate about both. And as much as we enjoy testing the latest gadgets in and out, we hope too that while doing that...

Tags: Android, iOS


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 18 December 2013

So, previously in the GSMArena shopping guide… No, seriously, as promised. We’re back with our picks and, hopefully, just on time for your holiday shopping. This is the second edition...


GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena tablet shopping guide: December 2013

GSMArena team, 2 December 2013

Not that a disclaimer is needed but the timing of this article is purely coincidental. Helping you decide what gadget to buy is what we’ve been doing for over a decade, and not just around the Christmas holidays. So, there we go, simply following up on...


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

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

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

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

Apple iPad Air review: Sun and heir

GSMArena team, 9 November 2013

It’s been tempting lately to conclude that Apple doesn’t 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 should’ve...

Tags: Apple, iOS


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

GSMArena team, 4 November 2013

One of the most common questions we encounter as writers and editors for mobile tech revolves around which phone to buy. We've taken it upon ourselves to share our insight with more than just our friends, so we're starting a recurring article...


Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

Six-way camera shootout: Smartphone roulette

GSMArena team, 11 October 2013

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

You know what they say – three is a crowd. On a second thought though, no one here’s got romance on their mind. The three-horse race has had its highs and lows, but it’s 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

It’s that time of year again and Apple’s in the usual record-breaking mood at the box-office. This is an S year in the Cupertino calendar but different enough – 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

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

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

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

What can I help you with? Hope your day is going well. It’s a start. But it’ll take time for the likes of Siri and Google Now to live up to the Intelligent Personal Assistant title. Surprisingly, intelligent isn’t too far off for software that’s 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

Whether you love it, hate it or even loathe it, Apple’s smartphone remains a desirable piece of tech for many out there. And whether you’ve bought one, are thinking about it, or even trying to find reasons why you shouldn’t, 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

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

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

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 don’t 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

The iPhone 5. As in five million units sold over the course of a … 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