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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


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...


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


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: February 2015

GSMArena team, 16 February 2015| comments (34)

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


HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

GSMArena team, 15 December 2014| comments (25)

Reactions to the first news of HTC venturing into action cameras may have ranged from a few raised eyebrows to “GoPro or go home” chants but the Re isn’t one to get easily upset. Cool-looking and friendly, the little gadget is the exact opposite of...

Tags: HTC, Android, iOS


GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 28 November 2014| comments (45)

Black Friday is upon us and the holiday season is just around the corner. Without doubt many of you will be shopping around for a new tablet and the latest edition of the GSMArena.com tablet buyer’s guide is here to give a helping hand...

Tags: Android, iOS


GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena smartphone buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 26 November 2014| comments (94)

Black Friday around the corner and it's also nearly time for the holiday shopping spree. Our last smartphone buyer’s guide for 2014 will hopefully come in...


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 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...

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 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| 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 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| comments (410)

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| comments (51)

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| 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


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: June 2014

GSMArena team, 09 June 2014| comments (78)

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| comments (31)

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| comments (69)

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| comments (30)

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| comments (57)

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| comments (58)

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| 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 – 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| comments (98)

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| comments (160)

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| 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 – 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| comments (211)

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| 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