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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


Huawei MediaPad review: On the rise

Huawei MediaPad review: On the rise

GSMArena team, 21 February 2012

Huawei have been flexing their mobile manufacturing muscle lately and one of their latest creations, the 7" Huawei MediaPad Android tablet, is getting its high-res screen and aluminum unibody ready to take on the big boys. The Huawei MediaPad...


Samsung Galaxy Note I717 review: Pushing the envelope

Samsung Galaxy Note I717 review: Pushing the envelope

GSMArena team, 19 February 2012

Samsung has high hopes for the LTE packing Galaxy Note I717 in the United States. Since its launch during CES, the AT&T exclusive device has enjoyed a marketing push like no other Samsung offering to date, including the Galaxy S II lineup...


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...