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Nokia Asha 308 review: The tweener

Nokia Asha 308 review: The tweener

GSMArena team, 06 December 2012

While Lumia is rightfully at the height of hype, the Ashas have been quiet but busy. The lineup is being refined and updated and one of the latest installments, the Nokia Asha 308, is offering the familiar (and impressively efficient) Finnish dual-SIM setup on a capacitive screen...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road

Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road

GSMArena team, 07 December 2012

It's the next-generation Nexus and this time LG has the privilege. And when Google goes "My pleasure!", they most likely mean it. The Nexus 4 aggressively undercuts competitors' pricing as it sets out to wipe the floor with most of them in terms of speed and...


Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary

Nokia Lumia 920 review: The Luminary

GSMArena team, 04 December 2012

Not the best of times then for the Finns, but the right time for a flagship to show its worth. Saying that the future of the company is being decided here is probably too much. But the Lumia 920 could be the difference between living with dignity and scratching a living on emerging markets...


Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

GSMArena team, 28 November 2012

Design and software experience coming straight from the most successful droid of all times, packed in a shell that's far easier to pocket. Now, who wouldn't want some of that? The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is the company's most premium compact Android smartphone and is here to prove...


Acer CloudMobile S500 review: Out of the blue

Acer CloudMobile S500 review: Out of the blue

GSMArena team, 26 November 2012

As the industry moves forward, you no longer need to pay top dollar to find a capable smartphone. While last year you could barely find any dual-core devices in the mid-range, you can now even treat yourself to a pair of Krait cores without breaking the bank...


Sony Xperia J review: Junior league

Sony Xperia J review: Junior league

GSMArena team, 22 November 2012

A trimmed-down version of the Bond phone or a remake of the Xperia Arc, the Sony Xperia J knows looks are important to reasonable spenders, too, and doesn't get carried away with the level of equipment. What it offers...


Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

GSMArena team, 22 November 2012

Back up against the wall, Nokia looks to the launch of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones as a make or break moment. Itís not essential for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 to become bestsellers, but itís absolutely vital that they convince users of Microsoftís mobile platform's potential...


HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

HTC DROID DNA review: Champion genes

GSMArena team, 21 November 2012

The HTC DROID DNA just couldnít have come to the market at a better time. The Taiwanese companyís first smartphone in the United States with a 5Ē 1080p display is given the tall task of turning its makerís fate around, and bring...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Microsoft Surface review: Ripples of change

Microsoft Surface review: Ripples of change

GSMArena team, 19 November 2012

Having powered anything from personal media players to enterprise servers, Redmond once again has a little something to call its own. It must wish it's bigger than the Xbox and sure hopes no one remembers the Kin phone. The Microsoft Surface...


LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact

LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact

GSMArena team, 16 November 2012

With the dust barely settled after the Korean LG Optimus Gís run around out review track, we have its LTE packing, US siblings on our hands. The LG Optimus G E970 for AT&T and...

Tags: LG, Android , 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


HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

HTC DROID DNA preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 November 2012

HTC is having a hard time competing at the highest level of the smartphone market lately, but its latest smartphone might be what was needed to turn the tables. The all-caps name of the HTC DROID DNA is, for once, well deserved as this is certainly one of the most exciting smartphones we have seen lately...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

Samsung Galaxy Premier review: A droid of stature

GSMArena team, 12 November 2012

Spreading the Galaxy S III magic to as many market segments as possible is what Samsung is actively trying to achieve these days. After the power users were treated to the Note II and those looking for a premium...


HTC Desire X review: Needs and wants

HTC Desire X review: Needs and wants

GSMArena team, 11 November 2012

For one reason or another, the One series failed to live up to their potential in terms of actual sales, so HTC turned back to the time-tested Desire line to fill up the coffers and secure some time to regroup. A new attack on the high-end market takes...

Tags: HTC, Android, 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


HTC One X+ review: The complete package

HTC One X+ review: The complete package

GSMArena team, 08 November 2012

There's no denying that the HTC One X was an amazingly solid smartphone. On the surface it even looked like as good a package as its main rival at the time, the Galaxy S III, and having a head-start to the market it was almost expected for it to become a huge success...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed

HTC Windows Phone 8X review: Signed and sealed

GSMArena team, 06 November 2012

So, itís all but settled that Windows Phone 8 is the biggest thing to happen to smartphones this year. But are the handful of flagships carrying it the best thing that could happen to users? Properly powered and engineered to perfection...


Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

Samsung Galaxy S Duos review: S goes Dual

GSMArena team, 03 November 2012

Dual-SIM users generally fall in one of two categories Ė those on a tight budget who look to optimize spending by combining carrier plans, and frequent travelers, who donít want to carry two handsets all the time. Top-tier manufacturers...


Motorola DROID RAZR HD review: Now in HD

Motorola DROID RAZR HD review: Now in HD

GSMArena team, 02 November 2012

Roughly a year after Motorola brought the RAZR franchise back to the masses, we have the second generation of the popular DROID on our hands. The Motorola DROID RAZR HD for Verizon Wireless comes to the market hot on the heels of its...


Lenovo K860, P700i, S880, S560 and A60+ hands-on: First look

Lenovo K860, P700i, S880, S560 and A60+ hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 01 November 2012

Lenovo held an event in India where they announced five new Android smartphones will be hitting the local market. The A60+, the K860, P700i, S560 and the S880. The phones span a wide price range, starting from around $120 for the cheapest A60+ to $530 for the most expensive K860...


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...