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Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

Samsung Ativ S review: A fresh start

GSMArena team, 30 October 2012

Their Ativ S was the first Windows Phone 8 flagship announced and, respectful of chronology, the first we're about to properly review. The Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Ativ S are often painted as allies - but that's mostly rhetoric...


Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

GSMArena team, 29 October 2012

Windows Phone 8 is officially in the race. It probably isnít time to count the horses just yet but Team Windows seems ready to bounce Ė major OEMs have backed Microsoft up with flagships and mid-range options. Redmond is doing its part with what looks like one of the biggest OS overhauls this year...


LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars

GSMArena team, 27 October 2012

LG is trying to recapture some old glory and released the first phone with Snapdragon S4 Pro - a next-generation chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is still one of the best Androids on the market. Together...


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 donít mix. But every now and then...


LG Optimus G review: Grand Slam

LG Optimus G review: Grand Slam

GSMArena team, 22 October 2012

Designed to a flagship standard and powered by the latest in handheld computing, the Optimus G cannot hope for a warm welcome from rivals but is due every bit of their respect. LG is not asking for it Ė itís getting ready to earn it...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia Asha 306 review: Smartphone Ash-pirations

Nokia Asha 306 review: Smartphone Ash-pirations

GSMArena team, 20 October 2012

In a shrinking featurephone market, the Nokia Asha lineup is trying to deliver a near-smartphone experience with less complexity and, more crucially, at a more attractive price point. The Asha 306 slots just above the middle of the pack - delivering a touchscreen display and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Sony Xperia miro review: You too

Sony Xperia miro review: You too

GSMArena team, 18 October 2012

In a world full of phones you wish you could afford, the Sony Xperia miro is one you donít have to wish too hard for. In honesty, Sony didn't work itself too hard, but when you're putting together a portfolio from scratch, you want it built on solid foundations...


Asus Padfone 2 hands-on: A different transformer

Asus Padfone 2 hands-on: A different transformer

GSMArena team, 16 October 2012

Asus just announced their new Padfone in Milan and we were on the scene to cover it live. The Asus Padfone 2 is an Android phone with the rather unique ability to become the heart of a tablet, just like the original.The specs have been...


Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one

Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one

GSMArena team, 15 October 2012

A refresh, instead of a proper upgrade. A replacement model rather than a successor. Is the Sony Xperia SL aiming too low? Many will probably say so, but you can't blame Sony for trying to extend the life of a pretty solid smartphone and one...


Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Note II: Sizing up

GSMArena team, 12 October 2012

The Galaxy S III and the Note II are both cut from the same cloth, but one is XL while the other is XXL. What can we say - someone at Samsung must be busy spinning and weaving. Size matters as it always has but this isnít a choice between slim fit...


Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

GSMArena team, 11 October 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one beast of a smartphone, but for many it is still too much to handle. A strong point can be made that a large screen is necessary for proper enjoyment of media on the go or great browsing experience, but not everyone is willing to put a with the body that...


Motorola RAZR i review: Intel inside

Motorola RAZR i review: Intel inside

GSMArena team, 9 October 2012

The RAZR line that Android helped revive is to be looked at with nothing but pride but Motorola should realize it had more luck than others. Giants like Siemens and Alcatel that used to shape the industry have been almost completely wiped from the map, while Moto stayed afloat and was acquired by no other than Google...


HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

HTC Desire V review: A simple wish

GSMArena team, 8 October 2012

Long gone are the glory days of the Desire line - once a cradle of flagships, it now gives in to the rise of the One series. With the Wildfires all but extinguished, the Desires got the lower midrange all to themselves. But instead of clinging to a glorious past, they're now trusted to start winning over the next generation of smartphone users...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: Thumbs wanted

GSMArena team, 7 October 2012

After numerous leaks and a name change prior to entering officialdom, the slide-out QWERTY sporting Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G has made its way to the US market, aiming for users with a heavy knack for messaging. The epically named distant relative...


Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

GSMArena team, 5 October 2012

You wouldn't call Sony's first foray in tablets a sweeping success. Last year the company released its first two droid slates and, while they were both eccentric enough to get everyone's attention, none of them was really fit to survive in a crowded and...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review: Bread and butter

GSMArena team, 1 October 2012

The official rollout of the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has finally started. In the next few weeks it should land on just about every Exynos-powered S III unit out there, letting it have a taste of the latest and greatest from Android...


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 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

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


Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

Sony Xperia T review: T-rex

GSMArena team, 24 September 2012

Back when the driving seat was shared with Ericsson, Sony was a little short of delivering a real winner in the high-end market, the company's top-range smartphones always a notch below the Galaxy S lineup and their HTC counterparts...


Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

Sony Xperia tipo review: Mini just got bigger

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

The NXT line gave Sony the strong start they needed after returning to the smartphone game on their own. The Japanese then focused on filling the lower ranks and, yet again, we see them look for inspiration in the old Sony Ericsson scrapbook...


LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

LG Optimus G preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 21 September 2012

LG has shown a serious commitment to pushing the limits of Android hardware. The first dual-core droid was manufactured by the Koreans and, while they showed up late to the quad-core party, they're back with a bang with the Optimus G - the first phone to...


HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S hands-on: First look

HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 19 September 2012

HTC just unveiled the two latest additions to its smartphone lineup. Called HTC Windows Phone 8X and HTC Windows Phone 8S, the devices are unsurprisingly powered by the latest version of the Microsoft WP platform...


Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

Motorola RAZR i hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

Earlier this month Motorola announced a trio of RAZR phones in New York, but we knew all along that wasnít the end of it - both Moto and Intel had sent out invites for a European event in London, promising to take us to the edge...


LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

LG Optimus G hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 18 September 2012

LG just launched its monstrously-spec'd Optimus G in its homeland and set a new performance benchmark for smartphones. The Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset that powers the beast features four Krait cores, which are all but guaranteed to wipe the floor with existing CPUs...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

Motorola DROID RAZR M review: Affordable luxury

GSMArena team, 17 September 2012

Following the success of the original DROID RAZR and its 3300mAh battery equipped DROID RAZR MAXX version, Motorola decided to add three new models tp the RAZR family. Launched at a glitzy event, starring members of Googleís top brass, alongside the DROID RAZR HD...


Nokia Asha 311 review: A penny saved

Nokia Asha 311 review: A penny saved

GSMArena team, 14 September 2012

Nokia is still picking up pace in the smartphone market, with the Microsoft-driven Lumias yet to make the impact the Finns have been hoping for since the strategy reset. In the meantime, the company has been enjoying a pretty easy run in the...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look

Samsung Ativ Tab preview: First look

GSMArena team, 12 September 2012

It may look like Samsung is dipping a toe in unknown waters but its long-time partnership with Microsoft is a wet suit of sorts. The Ativ Tab may be the company's first Windows 8 RT tablet but not its first Windows slate. You may be familiar with the Samsung...


Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 preview: A closer look

GSMArena team, 10 September 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the epitome of the "go big or go home" mantra. From the screen, processing power, through the software package and the revival of the stylus, everything has been pushed right to the very edge of current technology...


Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 07 September 2012

The Galaxy S III didn't stay in the R&D lab long enough to come with Jelly Bean out of box, but once the latest Android version was announced, Samsung was quick to commit to releasing a timely update. And it seems the wait will be shorter than expected with the official update coming in just a few weeks' time...


Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

Motorola new RAZR family hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 05 September 2012

Motorola treated us to three new members of the RAZR family Ė the Motorola RAZR M mid-ranger, the Motorola RAZR HD flagship and the Motorola RAZR HD MAXX battery life champion. The first two of those will be available both as global GSM devices and on the Verizon network, while the RAZR HD MAXX will initially be exclusively available as a part of the Verizon DROID family.