Here’s what happened at FoneArena powered OnePlus Fan meet up in Bangalore


FoneArena and OnePlus teamed up to do something, which fans love the most – a meetup! The fun event was scheduled on September 4 in Bangalore and more than 30 OnePlus and FoneArena enthusiasts turned up even though it was a weekday.

We had Carl Pei, Ruston McLean and Andy Zhang from the OnePlus Global team along with FoneArena crew.

The fan meet up got rolling at 5PM with Varun Krishnan and Carl Pei’s introductory note. Ruston, who leads the business development at OnePlus also thanked all the fans for taking some time out on a busy weekday.

As promised, the OnePlus and the FoneArena team were ready with some goodies to giveaway. There was two OnePlus One units up for grab as well and the team decided to run a raffle to pick the lucky fans.

There was a lot of buzz with lot of tech talk and the environment was electrifying. All the fans had a chance to interact with the OnePlus and the FoneArena team. Taking selfies with Carl and Varun Krishnan was a common sight. We had some delicious food on offer as well.

After a lot of interaction and fun activities, the moment of luck finally arrived – 2 OnePlus One 64GB Standstone Black units were at one’s disposal.

There were two lucky winners – Vinu Thomas and Mohameed Vaseem left the venue with smiling faces. We wrapped up by thanking all our fans for being there and we made sure that everybody had something to win.

We thank all our readers for supporting us and we thank OnePlus team for giving us an opportunity to organize the meet up!

You can have a look at some of the photos from the meet up below (PS: The guys in the Never Settle T-shirts are from FoneArena team and the guys with the FoneArena T-shits are from OnePlus team) –

Varun and Carl addressing the gathering!

Ruston from OnePlus thanking the fans for turning up!

Andy from OnePlus team interacting with fans!

Carl from OnePlus interacting with fans!

There was some delicious food on offer as well!

Sunil from FoneArena team interacting with FA fans!

The big moment – Raffle!

The lucky winners!

The FoneArena and the OnePlus team!

Announcing the first OnePlus India Fan Meetup powered by FoneArena


We are sure most of you guys know that the OnePlus One is coming soon to India.But guess what? the OnePlus Team is already in India! We decided to team up with them and host the first ever OnePlus Fan Meetup in India, and in Bangalore to be more precise, later this week. We know a lot of you folks already use a OnePlus One in India and many are eager to get hold of one. So, this might be your golden chance.

Carl Pei – Director, OnePlus Global challenged me to do the #IceBucketChallenge video last week and along with it, we decided to do something that’s really cool and here we have the Fan Meetup!

A few members of the OnePlus Team will be present at the event along with some of the members from the FoneArena team. You can interact with all of us and also get a chance to play with the device if you still haven’t seen it yet. Also, this event gives you an opportunity to get all your queries answered.

To make our meetup even more interesting and fun, the OnePlus team will be giving away some of the coolest and elusive OnePlus branded merchandise like T-shits and bags.We might also  give away a OnePlus One unit to one of the lucky fans at the venue. Doesn’t that excite you? We can’t just wait to meet all of you! If you are interested to be a part of our meet up, then go ahead and register yourself for our grand event in the link below and we will get back to you.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP – for the OnePlus India Fan Meetup in Bangalore on on September 4th, Thursday between 4PM to 7PM.

Note: Space is limited and we can’t promise to accommodate every one, but we will make sure that the folks who RSVP first get a a chance to be our meetup.

FoneArena is live from Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress 2014!


The FoneArena team is live from the world’s biggest mobile focused event – the Mobile World Congress 2014 from Barcelona, Spain. The city has been hosting this event for 5 years and this is FoneArena’s fifth year at this grand event where countless number of companies introduce new products around the mobile ecosystem. Four of us are here and we will be bringing you a ton of coverage from the show floor. Here’s a video overview of what we are planning to do from the event –


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Round 2 – Google Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia Z1 #SmartFone13

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Round 2 of the SmartFone 2013 championship had begun yesterday with a really close competition between the LG G2 vs Nokia Lumia 1020, and today it’s the turn of Google Nexus 5 and the Sony Xperia Z1 to fight it out in our battleground. After winning massively over the iPhone 5s, the Nexus 5 is in contention with the Xperia Z1 which initially trailed so close with the Note 3 and later pulled a massive lead out of the hat. Both these devices are flagships and have their own advantages and disadvantages, so which one do you want to vote for? Time to decide!

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What’s launching at IFA 2013?


The world’s leading technology experts are converging on the place to be i.e Berlin in the lead up to the start of IFA 2013. One of the world’s oldest technology expos, it is increasingly becoming the most important as well. Our very own team is right now making its way from across the globe to bring you hands on details and insight from the showfloor. So here’s a collection of all the information and rumors floating around in a handy little list which should serve well to whet your appetite. As always, you can count on us for the latest and greatest on all things IFA. Here’s the list of things to expect from IFA, Berlin, September 4-11, 2013.

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Nokia Lumia 620 Review


Since the Windows Phone 8 reboot, Nokia has so far launched five devices, with the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 launching way back in September 2012, then the Nokia Lumia 620 at LeWeb, and the Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 at the Mobile World Congress. The portfolio of devices cover almost all the price points of the market, and the Lumia 620 is in that special mid range segment. Same time last year, Nokia had the Lumia 610 as the predecessor to the 620, but the hardware was so lacking(with 256MB of RAM) and Windows Phone 7 was not really up to the mark in terms of market expectations. Fast forward to this year, Windows Phone 8 brings a lot of features and ticks check boxes of most requested features including Bluetooth file transfer, mass storage, support for micro SD cards, NFC tap to send etc and the hardware too has gained some decent specs, with respect to the Lumia 620. With all these specs and features backing it, will the Lumia 620 suffice a budget minded smartphone buyer in India? Read on to find out.

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The Big MWC 2013 wrap up

The Mobile World Congress 2013 has been one hell of a ride! Our team was there at the event in full force and we got to cover a lot of stuff, churning out more than 70 posts and 38 videos right from the show floor. Pretty crazy, right? We really do hope it will be more than this on our next MWC adventure, but as of now, this is it, so lets get to the big wrap up then! Check out our video of the same –


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MWC Day 1 Round Up Video

We’re just about to begin with day 2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but decided to do a round up of all that’s gone down so far. On day 1 we saw Nokia launch four new products targeting the budget segment. The Nokia 105 which is a 15 Euro phone with a month of standby time and the Nokia Lumia 720 with a f1.9 camera particularly stood out from the rest of the devices.

Moving on, we had Sony announce its Xperia Tablet Z. A 10″ tablet with a full HD screen. It is powered by a now fairly standard quad core processor. LG showed off the Optimus G Pro, the successor to the Optimus G announced last year. Specifications include a full HD display and a Snapdragon S4 quad core processor. LG L3 II and L7 II were some of the other phones announced.


Asus had a very interesting device to reveal at MWC. The FonePad with a 7″ screen also has an integrated dialer which means that it can also be used as a phone if  you so wish. Also revealed was the Padfone Infinity which brings a full HD display on both the 5″ phone and the 10″ tablet that it slides into. ZTE had the Grand Memo with a massive 5.7″ Full HD display and powered by the Snapdragon 800 processor making it one of the first devices to run on the new chipset. So that was day 1 at the Mobile World Congress. We’ve got three more days to go and lots more to cover!

Fonearena – Battle of the Flagships 2012 #BOTF12

Note: The above chart is regularly updated with each result, check below for the complete chart as it was in the beginning.

2012 has been a great year for the smartphone industry. It has grown leaps and bounds and has been nothing short of a revolution. The major innovations in the mobile industry this year have been larger beautiful high resolution screens, better cameras that can see in the dark, and more larger beautiful, even higher resolution screens and on the software side of things, we have innovation in the form of new entrants like Jolla. But when it comes to company flagships, the bar has always been set high. So, we thought, why not take a look at all the major flagship phones that have been released this year and make them battle it out for the ultimate top spot. And that’s precisely what we are going to do now!

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Happy New Year !

Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year from the entire team at FoneArena. May 2012 bring you the best gadgets you have ever had. We had a fantastic 2011, thanks to wonderful readers like YOU ! You are going to see lots of improvements to the site in the coming few weeks. CES 2012 is round the corner and MWC 2012 is just few weeks away.  So stay tuned to FoneArena as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest from the world of mobile phones and technology.2011 saw us reporting live from all over the globe and bringing you up to date coverage and many exclusives ! We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well !


FoneArena Smartphone Champion: Nokia N900

A few months ago, we started a competition on FoneArena, which is known as the FoneArena Smartphone Championship. There were total 16 contestants, and today we have the winner, and before announcing, FoneArena want to say thanks to everyone for voting, and keeping Continue reading “FoneArena Smartphone Champion: Nokia N900”

Smartphone Championship: Nokia N900 vs HTC HD2

The FoneArena Smartphone Championship is getting interesting and tough after every round. The last match was between the Droid X and Samsung GalaxyS, where Galaxy S takes the lead. Galaxy S won by 274 votes, and Droid X only got 134 votes, total votes are 408. Continue reading “Smartphone Championship: Nokia N900 vs HTC HD2”

Google Nexus One Unboxing Pics

The Google Nexus One just landed at FoneArena and here are some unboxing pics.  The phone comes in a really small package similar to the Google Ion. The phone is really attractive and incredibly thin. It’s currently one of few good looking Android handsets in the market in addition to the HTC Legend.  Continue reading “Google Nexus One Unboxing Pics”

FoneArena Mobile Consumer Voice 2006

Consumer preferences are of prime importance in the Mobile Industry. Mobile Consumer Voice 2006 aims to capture the thoughts of the mobile user ranging from the Teenager to the Corporate Consumer and the Senior citizens.

More Information about the event will be made available shortly here