FoneArena at CES 2013 a recap

I have been dreaming to go to CES for several years after watching all the madness sitting here in India. CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest tech conference in the world  attended by a record number of tech companies and journalists.Here is a recap of all what we saw at CES 2013. Sit back and enjoy the video below



The Chinese telecom giant launched its first Windows Phone device at the show and it also launched a phone with a 6.2 inch screen bypassing the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s size.

Ascend D2 – LaunchPhoto GalleryHands on Video

Ascend Mate – LaunchPhoto GalleryHands on Video

Ascend Mate vs Galaxy Note II hands on comparison

Ascend W1 – LaunchPhoto GalleryHands on Video


Sony had a big presence at the show and launched 2 sexy phones the XPERIA Z and the XPERIA ZL with 1080p full HD displays.

Xperia Z – Launch

Xperia ZL – LaunchPhoto GalleryHands on Video


ZTE launched a large screen phone known as the Grand S which would be coming to the market with LTE in certain countries.

Grand S – LaunchPhoto GalleryHands on Video


LG decided not to announce any new phones and has reserved them for MWC 2013 which happens later this month. But we did spot the Optimus G and the Optimus Vu 2

Optimus VU II – Hands OnVu Talk Demo

Panorama Note announced


Lenovo had a really big product portfolio to show off at CES. I cant remember how many Lenovo phones and tablets I played with.The K900 did catch my attention.

K900 – LaunchHands on

P770 Hands on

A800 Hands on

K860 Hands on

S890 Hands on

We also got a chance to play with some really cool phones in the booths on the show floor including the HTC Droid DNA and Xiaomi MI2. We also managed to get demo of Ubuntu running on a Galaxy Nexus.

HTC Droid DNA Hands on 

Xiaomi MI-2 Hands on

Ubuntu for phones running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – Hands on Video

ArmorTech iPhone hammer proof screen protector demo

We also spotted a interesting screen protector which could protect an iphone from a hammer !


Chipmakers such as Qualcomm , Nvidia and Intel announced some new chips

Nvidia announces the Tegra 4 chip with A15 CPU, 72-core GPU

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 800 and 600 Quad Core processors at 2.3 GHz

Intel Z2420 announced for emerging markets

Rockchip K3188 Quad core chip for tablets

Broadcom licenses ARM7 and ARM8 architectures


We did see some tablets

Acer Iconia B1-A71 Launch

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 hands on 

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 hands on

Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Hands on

CES did seem a bit underwhelming to me on the mobile side of things as most companies have moved their mobile launches over to Mobile World Congress , But the general tech products we could see were pretty interesting including 4K TVs FoneArena should be reporting live from MWC 2013 at Barcelona from all the new Fira Gran Via venue later this month !

Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Google Pixel 6. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish