Reviews

GSMArena.com site search

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Take two

GSMArena team, 2 July 2012

It seems that Samsung have taken it upon themselves on literally making a tablet for everyone. With all of the Galaxy Tab variants out there, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 it seems like systematic attempt by Samsung to put a unique tablet variant in the hands of every living person on the planet...


LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

LG Optimus 4X HD P880 review: Firing on all fours

GSMArena team, 29 June 2012

Last year LG was in pole position in the dual-core game with the Optimus 2X. It was the phone everyone looked up to, before there was a Galaxy S II and before there was an HTC Sensation. There was obviously no rush this time although, to be fair, LG did announce well on time...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview: First look

GSMArena team, 28 June 2012

Google used its I/O 2012 conference in San Francisco to unveil the latest release of Android. Carrying the version number 4.1, the new Android Jelly Bean is supposed to come as more of a polish to Ice Cream Sandwich, than a major game changer. Don’t think for a second though...


Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

GSMArena team, 27 June 2012

Whenever a Galaxy S phone thinks "Boy, it feels good at the top", there's always someone down below to say "You're welcome". Samsung most certainly know who to thank. It was smartphones like the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy mini that made...


Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

Huawei Ascend P1 review: Up and comer

GSMArena team, 25 June 2012

The Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the headliners in the company's growing Android portfolio. But the Chinese don’t just grow droids, they refine them. The Ascend P1 isn't even the best they have, but it sends a clear message that Huawei means...


Nokia 808 PureView review: Photo Finnish

Nokia 808 PureView review: Photo Finnish

GSMArena team, 22 June 2012

The Nokia 808 PureView is the best cameraphone ever made. End of story. Now, how do you proceed from there? And why is this particular phone so hard to write about? How about because a picture is worth a thousand words and we just had a...


Nokia 808 PureView in low-light: From dusk till dawn

Nokia 808 PureView in low-light: From dusk till dawn

GSMArena team, 20 June 2012

The fact that Nokia 808 PureView is the best cameraphone money can buy is sure as shooting. This won't even pass for a pun. The 41 megapixel sensor and the tack-sharp optics deliver what no other smartphone can match and we even saw it successfully stand its ground against much heavier competition.


Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

Samsung Galaxy S III US edition review: Blockbuster

GSMArena team, 20 June 2012

In a fashion dramatically different to the one from last year, the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has arrived on the market. There is no waiting measured in months like in the case of the smartphone’s...


Nokia 808 PureView blind test: The sum of all pixels

Nokia 808 PureView blind test: The sum of all pixels

GSMArena team, 14 June 2012

The Nokia 808 PureView has finally landed in swirling storms of hype. And of course, it wasn't given a chance to catch a breath. We didn't meet it empty-handed either. We had a finger on the shutter of some mean cameraphones and an EVIL digicam...


Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

Apple iOS 6 preview: First Look

GSMArena team, 13 June 2012

As expected, Apple used the keynote of its annual WWDC event in San Francisco to announce the latest version of their iOS mobile platform. The sixth major build of the OS aims to bring the user experience to the next level with no less than 200...


Nokia Lumia 610 review: Basement window

Nokia Lumia 610 review: Basement window

GSMArena team, 12 June 2012

According to recent estimates Nokia's smartphone sales could really use a boost. The Finns are putting most of their hopes on the WP flagship Lumia 900 and the Symbian 808 PureView cameraphone, but the one we're about to review might come in quite...


Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

Sony Xperia U review: Fun united

GSMArena team, 8 June 2012

The Xperia S has all the spotlight to itself in the NXT series, but history has taught us that Sony (and previously Sony Ericsson) can do wonders in the compact class. In two generations of minis and the Xperia ray, the Japanese have delivered packages that no one in the same price range can beat...


Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300 review: Happy meal

GSMArena team, 6 June 2012

Samsung are back to basics and they say there's always room for one more in the low end. Especially one that doesn't take too much space. The Galaxy Pocket makes the Galaxy Mini look like it's on steroids and the Y series like a bunch of semi pros...


LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

LG Optimus L7 review: L-egant droid

GSMArena team, 4 June 2012

A fashion phone for the designer-challenged. Last season's Prada at knockdown prices. The LG Optimus L7 will have to face comparisons with the latest Prada phone by LG and we cannot think of many that will swing in its favor. But there's no...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

GSMArena team, 1 June 2012

Sealed in an aluminum unibody but still oozing the new NXT series style, the Sony Xperia P joins an elite club of metal-clad phones. And then there's the WhiteMagic screen to make it unique in the mobile world. In short, the Xperia P is one of...


Sony Xperia sola review: Light 'em up

Sony Xperia sola review: Light 'em up

GSMArena team, 29 May 2012

Sony are busy extending their Xperia line, after the Japanese behemoth bought out their Ericsson counterpart, and the Xperia sola lies squarely in the middle of the pack. The flagship Xperia S has set the ceiling and the Xperia P will set the...


Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy S II: Intergalactic

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy S II: Intergalactic

GSMArena team, 23 May 2012

With the dust still settling from one of the most exciting smartphone battles the industry has seen, and clouds of stardust swirling around a complete review, it's time to step back and take a sober look at two great phones. Two glorious chapters in...


Samsung Focus 2 review: Taking it easy

Samsung Focus 2 review: Taking it easy

GSMArena team, 24 May 2012

The Samsung I667 Focus 2 for AT&T is the third LTE addition to the carrier’s impressive Windows Phone lineup. However, in order to avoid clashing with the platform heavyweights - the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II - the Korean offering...


LG Optimus 3D Max P720 review: Remastered

LG Optimus 3D Max P720 review: Remastered

GSMArena team, 22 May 2012

It's been almost a year since the release of the original Optimus 3D from LG, and in that time we've been watching 3D technology continue to evolve. Undoubtedly you've seen the changes in your local cinema, and even your living room, if you happen...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III review: S to the third

GSMArena team, 20 May 2012

Today is no ordinary day for the GSMArena test track, which is about to see the Bugatti Veyron of smartphones do the rounds in an attempt to beat the lap record of its predecessor. Samsung have spared no effort to protect the Galaxy S III against any odds.


HTC Evo 4G LTE review: Ticking all boxes

HTC Evo 4G LTE review: Ticking all boxes

GSMArena team, 18 May 2012

The Sprint Wireless exclusive HTC Evo 4G LTE is the latest smartphone to come from the close and rather prolific collaboration between the carrier and the Taiwanese manufacturer. The handset is bound to take its spot as the flagship for Sprint’s newly launched LTE network...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC One X for AT&T US review: Xtra flavor

HTC One X for AT&T US review: Xtra flavor

GSMArena team, 15 May 2012

With its international sibling receiving accolades left and right, it is time for the AT&T exclusive, LTE sporting HTC One X to take the stage. While the newcomer has retained the gorgeous looks of the global version, it is yet another case of...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X: Alien vs. Predator

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X: Alien vs. Predator

GSMArena team, 11 May 2012

There's no battle to end all battles in this industry but there's no point either trying to reason with two deadly droids, armed with the latest technology. We have two of the season's hottest smartphones in combat mode and Android supremacy is...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Nokia Asha 302 review: E-serious

Nokia Asha 302 review: E-serious

GSMArena team, 10 May 2012

The Nokia Asha 302 comes between the Asha 300 and the Asha 303 in Nokia's updated featurephone lineup, but it doesn't quite follow the numerical order. Although obviously not a smartphone, this S40 messenger is almost halfway there. It aims...

Tags: Nokia, S40


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III preview: Second encounter

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III preview: Second encounter

GSMArena team, 8 May 2012

There's no need for us to tell you the importance of the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III for both its own manufacturer and the Android world in general - our daily interest stats speak for themselves. Its predecessor was really something special...


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on: First look

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 3 May 2012

Samsung very recently climbed to top as the phone vendor with most units shipped, but more importantly, it also became the maker with most smartphones shipped. The company is a big player in the Android world, so with the announcement of its...


Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: Head to head

Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: Head to head

GSMArena team, 2 May 2012

The two LTE smartphones, which we have on our hands today, couldn’t be more different as far as the manufacturer goals and ambitions are concerned. The Nokia Lumia 900 for instance, carries the burden of turning the fortunes for the Finnish giant...


Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 review : Double smart

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos S6102 review : Double smart

GSMArena team, 28 April 2012

It got around the block quickly enough that entry-level Androids are big money earners. Not that Samsung needed the heads-up. They've had a foot in that door for as long as we can remember. As of late, their Galaxy Y series...


HTC Titan II review: Wrath of the Titan

HTC Titan II review: Wrath of the Titan

GSMArena team, 26 April 2012

HTC made quite a statement when it announced the original Titan in the summer of 2011. Its sequel is aiming to do so as well. After all, smartphones with 16MP camera sensors are a rare sight on any market. Launched at the same time as the...


GSMArena feature labs: The tests

GSMArena feature labs: The tests

GSMArena team, 26 April 2012

The GSMArena Labs are tests designed to give an objective account of how a device performs in real-world scenarios. In short, it's about what you can expect from a gadget you're planning to buy. Our tests are constantly being developed...

Tags: Misc