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Lenovo Vibe X2 review: Rainbow of colors

Lenovo Vibe X2 review: Rainbow of colors

GSMArena team, 18 December 2014

The Motorola acquisition will put even more wind in the sail of outward bound Lenovo but blockbuster smartphones carrying their own brand are needed just as much, both at home in China and internationally. The QHD Vibe Z2 Pro is undoubtedly the top-of-the range offering, but what about...

Tags: Lenovo


BlackBerry Classic hands-on: First look

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 17 December 2014

BlackBerry Classic has been teased and leaked numerous times before and the veil surrounding the future of BlackBerry has been finally lifted. The manufacturer is returning to its roots bringing back the classic QWERTY keyboard, the iconic square trackpad and the traditional hardware controls...

Tags: BlackBerry


HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll

GSMArena team, 15 December 2014

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


Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime review: Mirror shot

GSMArena team, 12 December 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has an ambitious name, but behind it is an ordinary midrange phone. It puts functionality ahead of screen fidelity, throwing all the pixels they could afford at the front facing camera instead. As with other Galaxy Grands...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM review: A first of many

GSMArena team, 10 December 2014

It’s a Lumia like the rest of them. A new youth player promoted to the first team, which will have no trouble blending in. It’s just a different name on the familiar kit. Microsoft is starting from the bottom up – an entry level handset, no redesign to speak of...


Moto 360 review: Eye catcher

Moto 360 review: Eye catcher

GSMArena team, 08 December 2014

Announced back in March, Motorola’s Moto 360 is undoubtedly one of the hottest wearable devices of the year. The Android Wear flagship is the first device of its kind to effectively blur the lines between a smartwatch and a regular mechanical timepiece...


Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

Gionee Elife S5.1 review: Johnny Slim

GSMArena team, 05 December 2014

Last time we met, Gionee had quite a flagship to show off. Looking extra sharp and more than decently equipped, we deemed it capable of getting users interested well beyond the traditional Asian markets ...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy A3 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 03 December 2014

Until recently Samsung was known for its all-plastic smartphone shells. Pressured to evolve their product design, they came up with the Galaxy Alpha, super slim smartphone with an angular metal frame. But Samsung surely likes to spread its design...


LG G Watch R review: A full circle

LG G Watch R review: A full circle

GSMArena team, 01 December 2014

Smartwatches have been around for a long time now, ever so reluctantly trying to infuse the tech spirit into one of the oldest accessories in the history of the world – the time piece. But a wrist watch is meant for more than telling...

Tags: LG, Android


GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: November 2014

GSMArena team, 28 November 2014

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

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...


HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

GSMArena team, 24 November 2014

HTC Desire Eye is the most capable member of the company’s mid-range family of smartphones to date. Announced in early October, the smartphone features a rather peculiar camera setup, which consists of a duo of 13MP sensors, each flanked by a two-tone...

Tags: HTC, Android


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...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Nokia Lumia 830 review: Shining bright

Nokia Lumia 830 review: Shining bright

GSMArena team, 19 November 2014

Nokia Lumia 830 is probably the last smartphone to wear the iconic Nokia logo, five letters with so much history behind. And while it might not be a model as iconic as the original 808 PureView or the Lumia 1020, the Nokia Lumia 830 is destined to go down...


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...

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Nokia Lumia 730/735 review: Golden mean

Nokia Lumia 730/735 review: Golden mean

GSMArena team, 16 November 2014

The battle in the midrange has never been so intense and manufacturers have to work harder than ever to climb to prominence. Microsoft is surely feeling the heat from Android with makers, big and...


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The other side

GSMArena team, 14 November 2014

Experiments are great but it takes manufacturing prowess to follow them all the way to the retail shelves. Samsung have it – no surprise there – and they pulled it off, bringing the Galaxy Note Edge to stores. Never mind that curved screen looks like...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

Motorola Nexus 6 review: Setting the tone

GSMArena team, 12 November 2014

Nexus 6 by Motorola marks a shift in market positioning for Google’s smartphone lineup. Whereas the duo of LG-made devices that precede it cut back on certain features to stay attractively priced, the Nexus 6 is ready to rub shoulders with...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

Motorola Droid Turbo review: Power robot

GSMArena team, 10 November 2014

Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless is the latest product of a long and prolific partnership between the storied manufacturer and the largest wireless carrier in the United States. Over the years, Motorola and Verizon have released a number of groundbreaking...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

Meizu MX4 review: Alternadroid

GSMArena team, 7 November 2014

While Xiaomi’s busy conquering the world with hardly leaving China, and the likes of Oppo and Huawei think globally, as they act locally, Meizu is somewhere in between. Some three years now and several generations of supercharged...

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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...


HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on

GSMArena team, 3 November 2014

The Google Nexus 9 will be curiously gazed upon by both Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners, as HTC gets back on the roster to take over from Asus and Samsung. The 8.9” beauty is a return for HTC to both the Nexus family and the tablet realm in general...

Tags: HTC, Google, Android


HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener

GSMArena team, 31 October 2014

We're not far from the time when the smart in phone will be implied. Prices are falling, market share is climbing – it's near impossible to keep track these days of all the new entries in the low end and the midrange. HTC’s Desire lineup is no...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 29 October 2014

Motorola may have already divorced Google, but the relationship still bears fruit and most recently we've seen the Nexus 6. The first Nexus phablet and the first Nexus by Motorola closely follows the Moto X (2014) design language and brings many of...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014

Oppo's event has finally commenced and the star of the show is the successor to the Oppo N1, the Oppo N3 with yet another rotating camera module on the top, flaunting precision optics. The Oppo N3 is a phablet just like its predecessor and just like...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 28 October 2014

This is the Motorola Droid Turbo - Motorola's strongest claim at the high-end throne yet. Built around the strong foundation of the Moto X (2014), Nexus 6 and Motorola's previous Droids it pools together a premium build, pure Android with exclusive features and impressive battery life...


Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro review: Expanding universe

GSMArena team, 27 October 2014

Talking about high-end smartphones in our parts of the world, Lenovo is hardly the first name that pops in your head. The Chinese maker's first two attempts at a premium handset have been...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar

Sony Xperia E3 review: Blue collar

GSMArena team, 26 October 2014

Sony’s cheapest LTE smartphone - that is the Xperia E3 key selling point, but is it more to it than that? It has the same design language as the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact so the trendy looks are also here and we have the latest Android KitKat decked...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look

HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 24 October 2014

The Nexus 9 by HTC was a hotly anticipated device on several fronts – it's the first tablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop, it brings HTC back into the tablet game, it's the first big Nexus tablet in two years and it's the first Nexus tablet that goes after a more premium market...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Rain or shine

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Rain or shine

GSMArena team, 22 October 2014

True to its name, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is small, light, durable and powerful. Hardly a surprise to anyone who’s been watching Sony lately. Two generations of mini superphones saw the Z...

Tags: Sony, Android