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Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil

Amazon Kindle Fire review: Midnight oil

GSMArena team, 17 February 2012

Like the world needs another 7" Android tablet. Well, maybe it does. Or (more likely), it doesn't. No matter where you stand, the Kindle Fire couldn't be less relevant to this debate. It isn't just another Android tablet. It's a hardware Amazon account, 7 inches...


Galaxy W vs. Xperia Neo V: Vice Wersa

Galaxy W vs. Xperia Neo V: Vice Wersa

GSMArena team, 14 February 2012

Single-core droids will only be getting cheaper and there's plenty to choose from. But if you want to get the best out of a tight budget, making the right choice can prove to be a challenge. We're looking at two phones that launched at the same time and have...


Nokia Lumia 710 vs. Samsung I8350 Omnia W: Battle of the affordable Windows Phones

Nokia Lumia 710 vs. Samsung I8350 Omnia W: Battle of the affordable Windows Phones

GSMArena team, 10 February 2012

This sure looks like a non-starter. Comparing Windows Phone handsets is about as constructive as deciding which is right and which is left in a pair of socks. HTC and, to a lesser extent, Samsung have...


Nokia Asha 200 review: Dual SIMpatico

Nokia Asha 200 review: Dual SIMpatico

GSMArena team, 3 February 2012

Nokia's Asha is back for another round of bargain basement action and we find ourselves wondering how much cheaper it can get. Most of the time it makes sense to be skeptical of the lowest bidder but we've found the Finns' budget lineup to be efficient...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Dual SIM


Samsung Galaxy R vs. LG Optimus 2X: Affordable dual-cores

Samsung Galaxy R vs. LG Optimus 2X: Affordable dual-cores

GSMArena team, 1 February 2012

Yep, you read that right. Affordable and dual core wouldn't normally belong in the same sentence. In 2011. And you don't need to press fast forward. Just sit back and enjoy. There's a lot stewing in the industry's pot and we think the place smells of quad core already...


Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 31 January 2012

Keen to place a contender in every nook and cranny of the smartphone market, Samsung are bringing the Galaxy Ace Plus on as a substitute for their midrange Galaxy Ace. Boasting a slightly bigger and a faster processor...


BlackBerry Bold 9790 review: Bold and the budget

BlackBerry Bold 9790 review: Bold and the budget

GSMArena team, 27 January 2012

Oh, look - it's another BlackBerry Bold! But what's the catch? And where is the difference really? Sure it looks a bit smaller than the 9900 but it's the same QWERTY / touchscreen combo. So far, so good. Now, let's play spot the difference...


Samsung I9103 Galaxy R review: Riding shotgun

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R review: Riding shotgun

GSMArena team, 25 January 2012

The Samsung I9103 Galaxy R rode in on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform and became the first affordable dual-core smartphone from the South Korean company. With a bright SC-LCD screen and brushed metal back, the Galaxy R is just different enough...


Nokia Asha 300 review: King of ordinary

Nokia Asha 300 review: King of ordinary

GSMArena team, 23 January 2012

The Nokia Asha 300 may not exactly fit in with today’s standards of newsworthy. With smartphones flexing their muscles at venues like CES, sporting ever-expanding app markets, HD screens and multi-core processors, it’s hard to see how an entry-level offering could produce much of a splash...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Nokia Lumia 710 review: Smack in the middle

Nokia Lumia 710 review: Smack in the middle

GSMArena team, 20 January 2012

Nokia Lumia 710 has a tall task at hand. The second brainchild of the Nokia- Microsoft partnership is the budget-friendly option in the lineup. It will try to entice first time smartphone buyers, while battling the Windows Phone...


Huawei U8860 Honor review: Way of the Dragon

Huawei U8860 Honor review: Way of the Dragon

GSMArena team, 18 January 2012

The Huawei Honor is made in China and proudly so. Designed, engineered and created in the Land of the Dragon, it's nothing like your run-of-the-mill cheap knock-off. It's a genuine Chinese product, not just something put together for someone else...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus review: A game of sequels

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus review: A game of sequels

GSMArena team, 17 January 2012

Apple gave the world the tablet. Samsung gave the world a choice. It’s not as simple of course as narrowing it down to an iPad vs. a Galaxy Tab. Nearly every phone maker out there has a tablet to offer. But the fact is that whatever size you want and whatever screen you like - Samsung most likely have it...


Now in HD: Galaxy Nexus vs. Optimus LTE screen shootout

Now in HD: Galaxy Nexus vs. Optimus LTE screen shootout

GSMArena team, 13 January 2012

Done pushing megapixels and well into pixel popping, still the good old numbers game. HD screens are the next big thing and they'd better enjoy it while it lasts, with quad-core around the corner and all. Anyway, is it just another number to brag...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Android


CES 2012: Various brands overview

CES 2012: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 12 January 2012

CES is a huge event with many companies attending. We try to cover all of them - big and small. Here's an overview of all the gadgets that we couldn't cover in a separate article. There will be everything from Intel's efforts to waterproof smartphones.


Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on: First encounter

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on: First encounter

GSMArena team, 10 January 2012

Nokia's Windows Phone flagship was unveiled at CES and we got some quality time with it. The Nokia Lumia 900 builds on the Lumia 800's innovative design and offers improved specs (like the 4.3" ClearBlack AMOLED display) along with some new features...


CES 2012: Sony overview

CES 2012: Sony overview

GSMArena team, 10 January 2012

CES 2012 marks the end of Sony Ericsson and the birth of Sony as a leading smartphone maker. The first two Ericsson-free smartphones are the AT&T-bound Xperia ion and the global Xperia S (previously known as Nozomi) and they both look...


CES 2012: Samsung overview

CES 2012: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 11 January 2012

Samsung brought a range of Android devices to CES and LTE connectivity and Super AMOLED were central themes and both AT&T and Verizon getting in on the action. Most of the gadgets were GSM-flavored, but all of them had voice connectivity...


Nokia Asha 303 review: Type smarter

Nokia Asha 303 review: Type smarter

GSMArena team, 4 January 2012

Nokia had two big announcements to make a few months ago. And yes, it’s a matter of perspective but, on certain markets, the S40-powered Asha series can be as big as Windows Phone. Anyway, now that the Lumia smartphones have had their deserved...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: Opening new doors

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: Opening new doors

GSMArena team, 30 December 2011

Once again, it is the Nexus time of the year. This time, Google has left the Gingerbread cookies and, together with Samsung, has brought to us the Galaxy Nexus to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich. And while a cold dessert is totally out of place this holiday...


BlackBerry Curve 9380 review: Not what you’d expect

BlackBerry Curve 9380 review: Not what you’d expect

GSMArena team, 29 December 2011

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM’s first ever-released Curve with a touchscreen. The Curve lineup is usually an expression of RIM’s understanding for a budget phone and this one supposedly, doesn’t make a difference. It should ...


HTC Vivid review: Welcome to 4G

HTC Vivid review: Welcome to 4G

GSMArena team, 23 December 2011

The final member of AT&T’s LTE smartphone 2011 lineup is at the start line, ready to impress. The HTC Vivid is joining the company of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and LG Nitro HD in a bid to defend the reputation of the Taiwanese company. Hardware wise...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Meizu MX review: Amaze U

Meizu MX review: Amaze U

GSMArena team, 22 December 2011

This is easily a phone you can pretend doesn't exist. And you don't have to try too hard either. The Meizu MX is something of a chimera. An iPhone body and a droid mind. It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to. For a phone coming from...


Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V review: Five to go

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V review: Five to go

GSMArena team, 19 December 2011

Do we cancel the show if the star is not available? This one must've crossed some minds over at Sony Ericsson when the Xperia Neo had to be discontinued. But no, they didn't cancel it. The crew was told to take five instead while they skimmed ...


Samsung Captivate Glide review: Thumbs ready

Samsung Captivate Glide review: Thumbs ready

GSMArena team, 16 December 2011

The Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T Wireless is long overdue. The market is brimming of dual-core Android devices and the slide-out QWERTY packing Samsung Captivate Glide has only just arrived. Interestingly enough, it’s been a relatively quiet...


Samsung I8350 Omnia W review: By the playbook

Samsung I8350 Omnia W review: By the playbook

GSMArena team, 15 December 2011

When Windows Phone launched a year ago, we were excited to first see it on the Super AMOLED screen of the Samsung Omnia 7. Twelve months or so later, Samsung are sort of in power-saving mode in the joint venture with Microsoft. Their Omnia W...


HTC Explorer review: The start of a journey

HTC Explorer review: The start of a journey

GSMArena team, 14 December 2011

Ever since the Aria, HTC have had a petite Android on offer and the HTC Explorer is the latest in the line. With an affordable price tag, the plucky little smartphone will appeal to people looking for a compact set or users who are just about getting...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Rhyme review: Pour Femme

HTC Rhyme review: Pour Femme

GSMArena team, 13 December 2011

Alright. This one's a bit different. So we act accordingly. And because we're not quite versed in all things fashion, let's move straight to what we're good at. Meet the HTC Rhyme. Seriously, now. Tough job building a ladies phone - but hey, that's what...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship

Samsung Focus S review: Different kind of flagship

GSMArena team, 9 December 2011

The Samsung Focus S is the top dog in the Korean company’s Windows Phone lineup. It is the bigger brother of the Samsung Focus Flash in AT&T’s smartphone lineup. The term “bigger” is almost entirely related to size here. Due to Microsoft’s...


Samsung Galaxy W I8150 review: S Plus Lite

Samsung Galaxy W I8150 review: S Plus Lite

GSMArena team, 8 December 2011

The Galaxy S line gets all the attention, but troopers like the Samsung Galaxy W I8150 will see plenty of action too. With a 3.7" screen, it's more compact than the original Galaxy S, but it uses the same souped-up chipset that ticks inside...


Samsung S8600 Wave 3 review: Third time's the charm

Samsung S8600 Wave 3 review: Third time's the charm

GSMArena team, 7 December 2011

It's an easy one to miss. With Mango phones coming from far and wide and droids well at cruising speed, a new smartphone on an emerging platform is going to struggle to get noticed. Apparently, Samsung are in a...