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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4.5 Stars
April 18, 2014
Samsung's Galaxy S5 combines a gorgeous display, improved camera and water-resistant design to make it one of the best smartphones in the world.
3.5 Stars
April 14, 2014
The Windows Phone 8.1 update adds a host of new features to Microsoft's OS, but doesn't do enough to eclipse the competition.
4.5 Stars
April 10, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an excellent Android phone that combines a near-perfect display, powerful camera and unique fitness features in a water-resistant design.
4.5 Stars
March 25, 2014
The HTC One M8's gorgeous design, excellent battery life and powerful performance make it the best Android phone yet.
3.5 Stars
February 18, 2014
The $299 Boost Max is a solid no-contract phablet value, with a 5.7-inch display, handy split-screen software and impressively long battery life.
4 Stars
February 12, 2014
The Nokia Icon delivers a fantastic display, speedy performance and a powerful and versatile camera app for Verizon subscribers.
3.5 Stars
February 05, 2014
The LG G Flex's attention-grabbing curved display and self-healing design make it stand out, but the long battery life is our favorite feature.
3.5 Stars
February 04, 2014
LG's pricey 6-inch G Flex boasts a head-turning curved design, fast performance and a long-lasting battery, but some features are gimmicky.
3.5 Stars
February 03, 2014
A head-turning flexible design and vibrant display make the G Flex an exciting Android device, but it's not our favorite phablet.
3 Stars
January 14, 2014
Sony's Xperia Z1s is a powerful waterproof smartphone with long battery life, but its display and camera could be better.
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