GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: March 2014

21 March 2014
We're back with our latest smartphone shopper's guide, and our first for 2014! In this edition we'll see which new devices announced at the MWC made the cut as good buys, next to some former flagships...

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Apr 2014Haha keep dreaming dude , I had lumia 920 and it hangs .. somtim... moreWhere on earth do they make Lumia 920 with removable battery?

  • akash

priyesh, 19 Apr 2014what about sony xperia t2 ultra dual.... its better than samsun... moreT2 ultra is good, but camera is not good,,and front camera is horrible
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  • Anu

What about micromax canvas2.2 a1114

  • Ahmed

In my opinion Galaxy Note 3 Neo is great in this era, 5.5 720p screen is best not very big and not small, Amoled display always better than other. for dual sim user also use this ome, I recommend Neo Note 3.

  • Quasar

Anonymous, 22 Mar 2014Android is lag, malwares, and force closes/freezes (not reliable... moreDude, stop posting bias comments. If you problems with the Android OS, then you're an great example of a terrible user.

  • priyesh

what about sony xperia t2 ultra dual....
its better than samsung galaxy note 2 and some others phones .......so can u tell about its cons and pons

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Apr 2014You need Windows Phone or iPhones if you want speed. Those are o... moreHaha keep dreaming dude , I had lumia 920 and it hangs .. somtimes I have to remover the battery to restart it unlike a temporary hang it completely gets stuck, howecome Windows Phone doesnt hang?????

  • AnonD-253430

AnonD-93438, 01 Apr 2014Ideal phone for me hardware wise is 4 in screen size, 720p displ... moreIf you're looking for a 4 inch phone, 5-8 MP camera is probably going to be the best you'll get and 720p starts around 4.5 inches

  • AnonD-253430

I think some of Blu's smartphones should be included as they have some good performing smartphones at low prices

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Apr 2014My Samsung quatro is slow Even Samsung care could not help. ... moreYou need Windows Phone or iPhones if you want speed. Those are optimized OS and restricted hardware help them achieved those speed. Windows Phone never hang too.

  • Slim

I am finding the mobile market generally boring and I cant understand why all the overhyped excitement with small incremental changes and upgrades that do not deliver any real material differences. We need better software and a new add on piece of hardware to the mobile phone and not focus on a so called specs race which is not really delivering actual big gains in new usage experience. All this peripheral rubbish on gestures, eye movements, hovering, etc is to me just a waste. Is Android ever going to be secure and offer more, or has it run out of steam - perhaps it has. On mobiles, why isnt the Z10 Blackberry in there as crackerjack value for money.

  • Anonymous

My Samsung quatro is slow
Even Samsung care could not help.
How to improve the speed?

  • AnonD-251128

Under 100 Euro section, Moto G 8GB. You said "Many US retailers appear to have a surplus of the latter model, and are unloading stock at incredibly low prices - as low as $99 for an unlocked model!"
I tried looking for them online but couldn't find any. Please be specific. Give links to the store as proof of your claims. Thanks.

  • AnonD-93438

Ideal phone for me hardware wise is 4 in screen size, 720p display, 15-20 MP camera, 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, 1080p video, dual core CPU, Adreno 300 series GPU, 3000 mAH battery. These specs in ~350 USD. enough for next 2 3 years.

all open software wise, WP preferred because its fluent. or a new OS that installs like desktop windows, bios and stuff.

  • verde

I wish for a phone with 3:4 display ratio, rounded top and bottom and at most 1 cm thick. The display should have about 3.7" diagonal and 600x800 resolution.
Is there a phone like this? If not, can someone make it for me?

  • ahmed

But wait the Nokia x costs 95 JOD in my country (Jordan) which is equal to 95 carrier and contract free (dual sim model)

  • Alex...

I wonder what the sales of a phone with Samsung's specs and Apple's design and O.S would be. Would probably reach 150 000 000 in no time. What do you guys think?

  • Rumper

mo24, 26 Mar 2014why no blackberry smartphone?I agree. The Blackberry Z10 is a steal at current prices.

  • mo24

why no blackberry smartphone?

  • Anonymous

Android force closes and freezes daily. No more Android for me.