Smartphone Guide

From the ever-popular iPhone to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets, LAPTOP reviews the best smartphones of 2014 to help you compare models and determine which smartphone to buy. We also help you make the most of your handset by picking the best smartphone apps and accessories while providing helpful tips.
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3.5 Stars
July 28, 2014
The Nokia Lumia 635 offers a vivid display, responsive performance and long battery life at a wallet-pleasing price.
3 Stars
July 25, 2014
LG's G3 sports a high-resolution QHD screen and powerful camera, but it's hurt by lackluster battery life.
3 Stars
July 24, 2014
LG's G3 packs the sharpest smartphone display yet and a fast laser focus camera in a sleek gold body, but it's not our top pick.
3 Stars
July 22, 2014
Amazon's first phone boasts some head-turning innovations, but it doesn't do enough to compete with the top handsets.
3 Stars
July 17, 2014
AT&T's LG G3 delivers a sharp QHD screen and an impressive laser focus camera, but it falls behind other phones in a couple key areas.
3.5 Stars
July 16, 2014
With a vivid, 5-inch, full-HD display; 20-MP camera; and a fast processor, the Nokia Lumia 930 is a powerful Windows Phone 8.1 device.
4 Stars
June 27, 2014
Indie smartphone maker OnePlus One packs premium features and a CyanogenMod interface into a handsome body for just $299 unlocked--if you can get one.
4 Stars
June 17, 2014
Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE offers a big display and nearly 15 hours of battery for just $299 without a contract, making it a strong value.
3.5 Stars
June 16, 2014
LG's G3 boasts a super-sharp QHD display, a fast laser-focus camera and improved design, making it a very strong Android flagship phone.
4 Stars
June 11, 2014
The Galaxy S5 Active for AT&T is a durable and water-resistant phone that delivers all the best features of the S5 along with extra protection.
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