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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review: Make it two

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review: Make it two

GSMArena team, 19 April 2012

The question this second-generation Samsung tablet is trying to answer is not "How much better can it get?" The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 stops at how much. It feels safe pretending there's no such thing as a third-generation iPad...


Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T review: Going all in

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T review: Going all in

GSMArena team, 17 April 2012

Armed with a multimillion dollar marketing budget and even more ambition, the LTE packing Nokia Lumia 900 has hit the shelves in the United States. The smartphone is aiming for a piece of the high-end smartphone cake, currently enjoyed...


HTC One X review: eXtra special

HTC One X review: eXtra special

GSMArena team, 12 April 2012

How about this for a rebound after a rather quiet second half of last year. A massive change of game plan sees HTC focus on a special few products instead of trying to create a smartphone for every taste. An outstanding result of this effort...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC One S review: Onederful

HTC One S review: Onederful

GSMArena team, 11 April 2012

The HTC One S is the middle child of the One family but it just might be the brightest and best looking too. Inside the slender metal case is a treasure chest of new technology - the brains behind the beauty in this piece of smartphone alchemy...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam preview: First look

Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam preview: First look

GSMArena team, 9 April 2012

You don't see many of those around. Perhaps you're looking in the wrong place. As always, we're glad to be of service but, no, the Samsung i7410 didn’t ring any bells. It was the good old Phone Finder...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 6 April 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 dispels any doubt about the return of the stylus - the S Pen transforms the tablet into something that will appeal to artist and business types alike. It's a very different experience, one that other tablets cannot match...


Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus review: Aces wild

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus review: Aces wild

GSMArena team, 4 April 2012

The original Galaxy Ace S5830 did well for Samsung in the midrange. And, as we all know by this point, midrange droids are a force to be reckoned with, especially among users looking to move up from dumbphones without breaking the bank. Now, exactly a year later, the S7500 Ace Plus enters...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review: Different magic

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review: Different magic

GSMArena team, 2 April 2012

Samsung's impressive tablet lineup is already in its second generation, but the one that stands out is surprisingly at the lower end of both the size range and the age bracket. The ultra-thin and incredibly light Super-AMOLED-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 may...


Sony Xperia S review: NXT of kin

Sony Xperia S review: NXT of kin

GSMArena team, 30 March 2012

The Sony Xperia S is the current champion of the NXT series and comes aptly armed with a tack-sharp 720p screen and 12MP worth of stills. It also sets a new design trend for the Xperia line and brings massive improvements to it. The Xperia S comes at a time of change in the...


Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review: The middle man

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review: The middle man

GSMArena team, 27 March 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, as the far too long name suggests, is yet another incarnation of the original Galaxy S. Sure, it has grown an extra CPU core, to go with its 42Mbps network connectivity, but at the end of the day, the newcomer packs a lot ...


Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

Apple iPad 3 review: Hotter than ever

GSMArena team, 22 March 2012

So, the iPad is dead, long live the iPad. That's also part of the deal. The retirement of the first-generation of the Apple tablet is nothing out of the ordinary. There used to be the iPad and the iPad 2. Now, we have the iPad and the iPad 2 is the backup, the second choice...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Pantech Burst review: LTE on a budget

Pantech Burst review: LTE on a budget

GSMArena team, 21 March 2012

The Pantech Burst is the first budget oriented Android smartphone to hit AT&T’s newly launched LTE network. Interestingly enough however, the fifty-dollar handset shares the exact same CPU and chipset as the top dogs in the carrier’s 4G lineup. Throw a 4" sAMOLED...


Samsung Galaxy S II ICS review: Sugar coated

Samsung Galaxy S II ICS review: Sugar coated

GSMArena team, 16 March 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S II has sold in record numbers worldwide and millions of users must've cheered the news of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out. The latest OS from Google is a new lease of life for the Galaxy S II...


Nokia X2-02 review: Two in one

Nokia X2-02 review: Two in one

GSMArena team, 14 March 2012

Another dual-SIM phone by Nokia should be about as surprising as snow in Finland. And while we can understand it if you don't exactly brace yourselves for a shocker, being prepared won't hurt. The Nokia X2-02 has some real nice treats for all of you who like surprises...

Tags: Nokia, S40, Dual SIM


Huawei Vision review: Farsighted

Huawei Vision review: Farsighted

GSMArena team, 12 March 2012

With Incredibly Fast and About to Take Off written across their flag, Huawei took this year's MWC by a storm. Firing up on all cores - four of them, in case you've missed it - they pinned themselves on the Android map with an impressive new lineup of smartphones and a shocker...


Sony Xperia S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: S-hootout

Sony Xperia S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: S-hootout

GSMArena team, 09 March 2012

Released nearly a year apart, the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S II are not that different - both are flagship droids with dual-core CPUs and 4.3" screens. But the newer Xperia S brings some fine upgrades, like a 12MP camera and a 720p screen.


Samsung Rugby Smart review: Tough INC.

Samsung Rugby Smart review: Tough INC.

GSMArena team, 08 March 2012

The Samsung Rugby Smart for AT&T is bound to bring a massive dash of toughness to the Korean giant's Android ranks. Compliant with MIL-STD-810f military grade standard, the handset will also enable Samsung to compete in yet another smartphone...


Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance review: While-u-wait

Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance review: While-u-wait

GSMArena team, 07 March 2012

Here's one to keep you busy while you wait for the Galaxy S III. One that may help the original Galaxy S finally take the hint and hang up its boots. The Galaxy S Advance is the next in a string of sequels looking to get the best afterburn...


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 preview: First look

GSMArena team, 05 March 2012

The 10-inch form factor is the corridors of power in tablet terms, but the ones that won't turn your wallet inside out are hard to come by. In the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung seem to have a reasonably-spec'd Android tablet, which might be the answer to that...


Samsung Wave Y review: Young blood

Samsung Wave Y review: Young blood

GSMArena team, 05 March 2012

The Wave Y budget smartphone from Samsung features the ever familiar Andr…wait- what you mean, it's not Android? But it looks exactly like Android! Well, it seems things just took a more interesting turn. The Samsung Wave Y runs the latest Bada OS.


Sony Xperia S preview: Game on

Sony Xperia S preview: Game on

GSMArena team, 02 March 2012

In staging their grand return, Sony Mobile could've done a lot worse than the Xperia S. The fresh divorcees are back on the market, their new Xperia flagship kindly supplying the bang. And while the HD screen and dual-core processor are not exactly...


Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning

Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning

GSMArena team, 29 February 2012

The Nokia 808 PureView certainly made a splash at MWC 2012, pinning the company back on the cameraphone map in an extremely advantageous position. We had Nokia's Damian Dinning tell us more about his team's baby and how it came to be.

Tags: MWC2012, Nokia


MWC 2012: Various brands overview

MWC 2012: Various brands overview

GSMArena team, 27 February 2012

This year's MWC saw some selective releases from brands which either did not have a press event, or are simply lesser-known. ZTE made its presence felt by releasing a new flagship device. Fujitsu impressed wtih waterproof devices.

Tags: MWC2012


MWC 2012: Samsung overview

MWC 2012: Samsung overview

GSMArena team, 27 February 2012

While Samsung did not have the kind of massive presence of past years, they still showed off two new 10.1" tablets. The Galaxy Note 10.1 brings the S-Pen to the large screen, while the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is happy with its sequel role. The projector-enabled Samsung Galaxy Beam was also revealed.

Tags: MWC2012, Samsung


MWC 2012: Nokia overview

MWC 2012: Nokia overview

GSMArena team, 27 February 2012

Nokia announced the Belle-running Nokia 808 PureView, a jaw-dropping 41MP cameraphone. A global version of the Lumia 900 was announced too along with more affordable phones like the Nokia Lumia 610, as well as three Asha phones - the 302, 202 and the 203.

Tags: MWC2012, Nokia


MWC 2012: HTC overview

MWC 2012: HTC overview

GSMArena team, 26 February 2012

HTC enter the MWC with a brand new lineup: the HTC One series. The most impressive is the oft-leaked One X. A 1.5Ghz quad-core makes it the company's most powerful smartphone to date. The other smartphones in the line, the One XL, V, and S will all feature Beats audio.

Tags: MWC2012, HTC


MWC 2012: Sony overview

MWC 2012: Sony overview

GSMArena team, 26 February 2012

Sony's pre-MWC event delivered the Xperia P and the Xperia U to the public. The smaller siblings of the Xperia S have the same characteristic design but each has it own quirks to charm the audience. The Xperia P is made out of a single piece of aluminum, while the Xperia U has a color-changing glowing transparent strip and and exchangeable bottom piece.

Tags: MWC2012, Sony


MWC 2012: Huawei overview

MWC 2012: Huawei overview

GSMArena team, 26 February 2012

Huawei jumped the gun at this year's Mobile World Congress. They stormed into the limelight with a fresh lineup of smart devices. The Ascend D quad and D quad XL are their first quad-core smartphones, with the dual-core Ascend D1 trailing at a respectable distance. They are also teasing a 10-inch MediaPad with a FullHD screen.

Tags: MWC2012, Huawei


MWC 2012: LG overview

MWC 2012: LG overview

GSMArena team, 26 February 2012

LG's Pre-MWC Media Preview gave us a chance to spend some time with the new line of Optimus devices. Not that there were any surprises, as the company was showcasing the already announced Optimus 4X HD, 3D Max, Optimus Vu and Optimus L3, L5 and L7. But still, it's nice to see them live.

Tags: MWC2012, LG


LG Prada 3.0 review: Slim fit

LG Prada 3.0 review: Slim fit

GSMArena team, 23 February 2012

It's slim and smart, and wears Prada. This little devil is too sexy to hang out with the other droids. It puts on its evening shoes and goes to town. It hates being chased by paparazzi but always turns its better side to the cameras. We'll see what the other droids think about that...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI