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This is the new PhoneArena

Posted: , by Ray S.

This is the new PhoneArena
Dear users,

We, at PhoneArena, are always working hard to provide you with a better experience each day. However, in addition to bringing you top-notch content such as in-depth phone reviews, an incredibly detailed and complete specification database with full 360-degree views, video reviews and size comparisons, along with exhaustive daily news coverage, we also want to make sure that you, our users, enjoy the best visual presentation and user experience possible.

That is why we created a brand new PhoneArena design, in a move to meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality coverage and ease of use. The new PhoneArena needs no description though, as we are true to what we have always been – the premium site for phone information. Feel free to explore the new design and functionalities that we've come up with and share your thoughts and opinions in the new comment section below!

Still, have in mind that in order to provide you with this new experience as soon as possible, we had to leave some things for later, meaning that even more new features will become available shortly. Naturally, it is not out of the question that some bugs and issues may occur, for which we apologize, so in case you spot something, please contact us using this form.    

Thank you for being the wonderful users that you are!

UPDATE: We want to assure you that we are reading all the comments and taking all the valuable feedback into account. We are doing our best to fulfill your requests as fast as we can. Stay tuned!

UPDATE 2: Thanks for all the feedback. The Phone Compare feature and the full Phone Filter will be brought back very soon! There will be an alternative visualization available for the Home page, similar (not the same) to the old one! 

Update 3 (Oct 29th, 2010): As promised we now have a home page visualization very similar to our old one. Please, expect A LOT of new features to be introduced in the coming weeks. 

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 10:37 2

1. iPhone2 (unregistered)


WOW, pretty impressive. Congrats guys!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 10:37 2

2. InfDaMarvel (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


I like the new site,
I dont like the amount of white space you have used. Some elements just dont seem to stand out as much as they used too.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 10:38

3. InfDaMarvel (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


edit: Edit button didnt work lol
o and the main bar at the top doesn't function to well on phones itself.

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 07:09

77. samyso (unregistered)


WOW, this new site sucks. Not impressive. You screwed up guys.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 12:58 1

4. Dujai R. (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


the new phonearena web design and features are excellent. there are intuitive and easy to use. most of all attractive. ^.^

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 10:59

5. Corps1089.2 (unregistered)


Can not submit bug report page, javascript error on page
Vista/IE7/res:1440x900
1. select login link on home page- page scrolls to bottom versus to login popop.
2. Login popup prompts for email and PW- versus ID and PW for previous version: I do not know which email I used to previously register, tried the three candidates and none worked.
3. There is no feature for email assistance in login popup if email portion of login is unknown.
4. There is no soft error message at select login button in login popup if the email is in invalid format or if the email is not known.
5. MOST IMPORTANT!!!! Default font and picture size are WAY TO LARGE; not enough information is presented to the user on the page; too much of the page is below the fold. This makes it very hard to use the site, user must phsyically scroll for more of the page instead of being able to visually scan the page for more information.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:06 1

6. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


too much white space. viewing this on my mobile is draining the battery.... also, where are my profile's "favourites"? I was tracking some stories and products..... pages load slow as well. too heavy for too little.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:07 1

7. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


....our avatars are lame-o.... and we can't add our own images yet..... giddy-up!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:09 1

8. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


the antenna doesn't work.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:10

9. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Great! i'm sitting here and just spilled wi-fi all over my coffee!!!!! damnit!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:11 10

10. Marisha Mallone (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


Not really a fan of the new layout. Part of the reason I like PhoneArena is because it is different both in layout and philosophy from most of the other phone/tech blogs I read (e.g. BGR, Engadget). Seems like this is trying to be like Engadget, less info on the screen and you have to scroll down to see everything, I liked how the old layout presented all the info on one screen.

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 21:16

70. brortarkarNib (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Oct 2010)


Much Agreed.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:12

11. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


apparently there needs to be more words to post that... so there, here they are....

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:13 2

12. The papajay224 (unregistered)


First of all I couldnt log in, and everything is too messy, I like the Old PA. This looks to much like BGR and and the other sites.. PA actually had a professional lay out, this looks like a mess. Way to big, way to white and REALY REALY MESSY. Its like someone crumbled up the old website and threw it at the screen and it splatterd all over PA.com

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:40

13. Alex A (unregistered)


Looks different, but nice. I like it

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 11:58

14. David T (unregistered)


I really like it!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 12:20 1

15. Johnabis (unregistered)


I agree with the other guy who posted, I liked the old design better. this one seems more like engadget

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 12:28 1

16. lgchocolate (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Oct 2010)


Wow. Bring back the old site. This feels like it has half the information I was able to see from before on a page. Now I feel like I am scrolling myself to death to navigate around. The website is such a turn off now.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:10 2

17. ihateapple (unregistered)


This new site SUCKS!!! Can't login, can't downvote, can't frequent this site anymore...such a shame!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 22:15 1

18. android_hitman (unregistered)


excellent


i LOVE it


good job

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:17 1

19. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)


I want the old PA back.. :-(

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:23

20. dennis (unregistered)


looks just like some of the other sites now, probably designed by the same company. really liked the old site's layout everything was easy to find. but will still visit daily

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 15:44

21. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Definitely improved. Might need some work here and there but overall good job. PA needs this. Now they just need some better reviewers.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:49

22. steelfoxdesign (unregistered)


Hate the new layout! There is so much missing here from the old design that made phonearena great. Sorry guys, this is pretty weak. Looks like its all about ad revenue now instead of great information. Not sure I'll be using phonearena again unless the design is changed back. Thanks for all the time it was good tho.

-Scott

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 14:53 2

23. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


switching back to gsmarena.com the new PA is a mess.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 15:32 1

24. tinick (unregistered)


Hi guys!
Thanks for the effort to make a new layout for the website... But I agree with several people: I much prefer the old design.
There is way too much white space, fonts are a bit too big, LOTS of scrolling, much less information in one page, even the search (for phone features) is lacking it's usual usefullness, etc.
It was nice to have dense information and I feel it was probably more "mobile friendly" (unless that was the reason why you changed it!)...
Anyway... I hope you'll find a compromise at least!
Good luck!

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 17:24

25. ThreeFourSeven (unregistered)


I like the new design but I do agree with others. Too much white space, get some variety of colors. Thanks.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 17:38

26. Ebonyks (Posts: 20; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


This new layout is terrible, your use of white space is excessive, and significantly more effort needs to be taken by the end user to absorb the information on your page. You need to shrink your fonts and icons greatly. You've changed a functional, albeit busy homepage into something sparse, and unwieldy. People like your site because it's compact, efficient, and tightly organized.

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 20:51 2

27. cristianer (Posts: 42; Member since: 20 Aug 2010)


OMG !!! What did you do!!!!???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

posted on 20 Oct 2010, 17:58

28. dougxs (unregistered)


i didnt like the new look of it, the old style was better. you had everything on you page without needs to scroll down the page to find out what is going on, things got to be easy, accessible, the new look is has big icons and it is quite nice, but not easy and accessible, that is wot i think ............

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