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Huawei Ascend Mate7 review: Stargazer

Huawei Ascend Mate7 review: Stargazer

GSMArena team, 17 October 2014

The Huawei Ascend Mate7 is the company's first phablet ready for primetime, with two credible midrangers in the Mate series giving Huawei the confidence to stand up to rival flagships. Never mind the digit in the title, the Mate7 is actually a 6" device...

Tags: Huawei, Android


iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings

GSMArena team, 13 October 2014

We're looking for the best phone with a sub-5" screen. At a time when the best features seem to only come with the largest display, there's a strange, almost rebellious feel to it. No need to tell you, we're enjoying it. The Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact are...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Four of a kind

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Four of a kind

GSMArena team, 10 October 2014

From an oddball that everyone was laughing at to becoming one of the most important Samsung announcement of the year – the Note series got to a place where now everyone else wants to be in too, including Apple...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC Desire Eye hands-on: First look

HTC Desire Eye hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 8 October 2014

Portrait photography used to be something people dress up for, now teens snap a few "selfies" before breakfast. HTC goes all-in on the selfie craze with the new HTC Desire Eye where front and back cameras pack equally impressive 13MP sensors...

Tags: HTC, Android, Preview


HTC Butterfly 2 review: Caterpillar

HTC Butterfly 2 review: Caterpillar

GSMArena team, 7 October 2014

The Butterfly series may not be the bread winner for HTC but has proven to be among the most resourceful in the family. The HTC Butterfly 2 has a good foundation to build on: a solid screen, the trademark stereo speakers and HTC Sense 6...

Tags: HTC, Android


Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C review: Assembly line

Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C review: Assembly line

GSMArena team, 6 October 2014

Of all the emerging Asian smart device manufacturers, Asus has easily one of the most diverse portfolios of devices around. From PadFone to Fonepad to Transformer Pad, the Taiwanese manufacturer provides a tablet for every market...

Tags: Asus, Android


Xiaomi Redmi Note review: Warning note

Xiaomi Redmi Note review: Warning note

GSMArena team, 2 October 2014

The Redmi Note is Xiaomi's first phablet based on the solid Redmi 1S, which learnt from the Moto X and tried to repeat its success. We cannot think of a better example to follow in terms of sales potential and, with the right touches, the phablet can hope of a similarly warm reception...


Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hat trick

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Hat trick

GSMArena team, 24 September 2014

To say we are eager to get the Xperia Z3 out for a spin would be a massive understatement – with the race track still warm from the Compact. After all, if the Robin in Sony’s IFA lineup can do that well, we can only imagine...

Tags: Sony, Android


Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps

Motorola Moto G (2014) review: Baby steps

GSMArena team, 22 September 2014

As a successor to the most successful smartphone in Motorola’s history, the second generation Moto G surely has hefty expectations to meet. A year after the XT1032 redefined the budget smartphone category by combining high-res screen, quality hardware...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: Stormtrooper

Xiaomi Redmi 1S review: Stormtrooper

GSMArena team, 19 September 2014

Xiaomi has been a regular around here lately and one of the last times we heard of them was how they sold a boatload of phones in no time. And it wasn't their finest either. A heavily discounted...


Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania

GSMArena team, 17 September 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes forward as the next super mini but its armor will surely be tested in battle against the HTC One mini 2. The two have their distinct strengths but enough common ground to meet on – compact and metal...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: Have it your way

GSMArena team, 15 September 2014

The new Moto X arrived exactly a year after its predecessor brought us customizable looks, wrapped in a sleek body, proudly wearing the "Made in USA" label. The new flagship of the company is likely one of the last Motorola products developed during...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect

GSMArena team, 12 September 2014

Of all the features that set smartphones apart, screen size is as close to a decider as they get. Counter to the trend of the last decade that saw cellphones become as small as technology allowed, the...

Tags: Sony, Android


Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Winners and sinners

Xiaomi Mi 3 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Winners and sinners

GSMArena team, 9 September 2014

The Xiaomi Mi 3, one of the most popular smartphones in China, is up against its own successor, the Mi 4. Two generations ready to clash: boxes opened, benchmarks loaded, audio on, cameras rolling, batteries charged...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Motorola Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 hands-on

Motorola Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 hands-on

GSMArena team, 5 September 2014

Motorola isn't at IFA this year but that didn't stop the future Lenovo subsidiary from announcing the long-awaited second generation of the Moto X and Moto G and the round Moto 360...


IFA 2014: LG G3 Stylus, Bello, Fino and G Watch R hands-on

IFA 2014: LG G3 Stylus, Bello, Fino and G Watch R hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

LG couldn't wait for the IFA to kick off and announced its upcoming devices weeks in advance. The affordable LG Bello and Fino, were made official in August, alongside LG G3 Stylus and the G Watch R...

Tags: IFA 2014, Android, LG


IFA 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate7 and G7 hands-on

IFA 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate7 and G7 hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

Huawei have just announced their latest 6-inch phablet, the Ascend Mate7. It's an update of last year's 6.1-incher, featuring a slimmer 7.9mm frame, faster octa-core chipset running on Huawei's Update: Added Ascend G7 hands-on...


IFA 2014: HTC Desire 820 hands-on

IFA 2014: HTC Desire 820 hands-on

GSMArena team, 4 September 2014

HTC is up next and the company is unveiling its latest competitor in the midrange in the face of the HTC Desire 820. It has a 5.5" 720p display, two-toned body with color accents on the camera and buttons, BoomSound...Update: added hands-on video.

Tags: IFA 2014, Android, HTC


IFA 2014 Various brands: Acer, Lenovo, Prestigio, Alcatel & more hands-on

IFA 2014 Various brands: Acer, Lenovo, Prestigio, Alcatel & more hands-on

GSMArena team, 3 September 2014

IFA 2014 is now well under way and it welcomes all brands, big and small. Similarly, every gadget gets its 15 minutes and we'll try to cover all of them. The ones that don't get their own article go here but this doesn't take anything away from them, there are...


IFA 2014: Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, E3, and wearables hands-on

IFA 2014: Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, E3, and wearables hands-on

GSMArena team, 3 September 2014

This year's IFA in Berlin marks one of the largest product announcements by Sony in one go. Alongside the anticipated Z3 flagship, the company unveiled the Z3 Compact, the next generation of the mini that ruled last season...


IFA 2014: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR and Gear S hands-on

IFA 2014: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR and Gear S hands-on

GSMArena team, 3 September 2014

Samsung was clearly busy getting a bunch of gadgets ready for primetime at this year's IFA expo. The UNPACKED event delivered the long-rumored Samsung...


IFA 2014: Asus ZenWatch and MeMO Pad 7 hands-on

IFA 2014: Asus ZenWatch and MeMO Pad 7 hands-on

GSMArena team, 3 September 2014

Asus took to the IFA 2014 floor in Berlin and announced its first smartwatch ZenWatch running Android Wear, the 1200p 7" MeMO Pad 7 tablet with refined body, Zenbook with a 13.3" QHD screen, the EeBook X205 with Intel Atom for just €199...


Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review: Cliff diver

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua review: Cliff diver

GSMArena team, 1 September 2014

The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua will give you all the water resistance you need. That’s more than enough for marketing to work with, but they’ll need to work hard nonetheless. You see, it’s otherwise a well familiar package. So, Sony will take you to the water but...

Tags: Sony, Android


Motorola Moto G 4G review: Going fast

Motorola Moto G 4G review: Going fast

GSMArena team, 31 August 2014

The Motorola Moto G was so close to perfection - beautiful design, reasonable speed and performance, excellent display, capable camera and the pure Android experience at a bargain price. And we mean the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: August 2014

GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: August 2014

GSMArena team, 29 August 2014

It's been a few months since our previous Smartphone buyer's guide and the mobile market has shifted significantly since then. It's a buyer's market as they say, cheap phones have become better and flagships have become cheaper...


Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 review: Up-and-comer

Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 review: Up-and-comer

GSMArena team, 27 August 2014

Busy making a name for itself, Xiaomi must be hoping their first ever tablet will get the attention it deserves, following a couple of flagships that had the cheek to challenge the big boys. Just like them, the...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

The GSMArena tablet buyer's guide: August 2014

GSMArena team, 25 August 2014

Much has changed since our last tablet guide back in June, with devices across all categories coming down in price. Some old favorites have been ousted by some more capable offerings that were...

Tags: iOS, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4 review: Dragons forever

Xiaomi Mi 4 review: Dragons forever

GSMArena team, 23 August 2014

Xiaomi is in no mood to slow down and the Mi 4 is ready to succeed one of the most popular Chinese smartphones, the Mi 3. Riding the new wave of made-in-China flagships, this one is a highly anticipated sequel that has its mind on shaking the market just like its predecessor...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: Galaxy reboot

GSMArena team, 21 August 2014

Utilitarian Samsung has finally put on their premium hat to produce a device with more refined looks and manageable size to match the upcoming iPhone 6. An Android super mini and an iPhone 6 competitor, the Alpha puts aluminum back in Samsung's...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One (M8) for Windows preview: First look

HTC One (M8) for Windows preview: First look

GSMArena team, 19 August 2014

Freshly announced for Verizon in the United States, HTC One (M8) for Windows is a welcome return to the Windows Phone platform for the Taiwanese manufacturer. The twin brother of One (M8) with Android arrives two long years after HTC 8X...

Tags: HTC, Android