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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, and...

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


Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough

GSMArena team, 17 August 2014

With two Galaxy S minis under its belt, Samsung has set off on a quest for a third, hopefully more successful version of its current flagship. But the rules have changed and Samsung has finally stopped ignoring this fact. While Sony flipped...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Xiaomi Mi 3 review: The way of the dragon

Xiaomi Mi 3 review: The way of the dragon

GSMArena team, 15 August 2014

Xiaomi one of the largest smartphone vendors in its homeland - China - and it's one of the most popular Asian mobile brands. It has given the world the popular user-friendly MIUI for Android. But the crown jewel, of course, is their current flagship phone – the Xiaomi Mi 3.

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

Samsung Galaxy Alpha preview: First look

GSMArena team, 13 August 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a surprising change in the Samsung product strategy. It certainly has many of the Galaxy S5 key selling features, while staking on more premium material such as aluminum. But it’s not another flagship, no, it’s rather an offshoot of the Galaxy family tree – something that the Galaxy S5 mini could have been but is not. An unusual bird, indeed.

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

Sony Xperia T3 review: Wits and looks

GSMArena team, 11 August 2014

Sony's Xperia T lineup has been growing out of 007’s tux and the third generation is putting on a t-shirt. OK, an oversized t-shirt, although the T3 has lost some weight, and screen real-estate, compared to the T2. Gone is the Ultra moniker and the massive 6” display – the Xperia T3 is closer to smartphones than phablets.

Tags: Sony, Android


LG G Pad 10.1 review: Inching along

LG G Pad 10.1 review: Inching along

GSMArena team, 08 August 2014

The LG G Pad 10.1 tops LG’s recently revived tablet lineup but does so by virtue of sheer size rather than merit. The G Pad trio shares a Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1 GB of RAM and screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Not exactly the kind of specs...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations

GSMArena team, 06 August 2014

The HTC Desire 616 dual sim seems specifically designed for Asian markets – it's affordable but with a large screen, an impressive sounding chipset and that all important dual-SIM connectivity. However...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

LG G Pad 7.0 review: Back at it

GSMArena team, 04 August 2014

LG’s last attempt at tablets felt like something they did to just see if they still have it. No, there was nothing wrong with the G Pad 8.3 – except perhaps that an LTE version took quite a while. The LG G Pad 7.0 is obviously the economy package – but...

Tags: LG, Android


HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

HTC One (E8) review: Traveling light

GSMArena team, 01 August 2014

What if you stripped the HTC One (M8) of the metal armor it's so proud of. Imagine replacing it for plastic. Sounds like the worst thing that could happen to the top model of a struggling company. The HTC One (E8) will heartily disagree...

Tags: Android, HTC