Smartphone Guide

From the ever-popular iPhone to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets, LAPTOP reviews the best smartphones of 2015 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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How to Root the Nexus 6

One of the many benefits of getting a Nexus device, such asthe Nexus 6, is the ability to easily root it and further customize the device's operating system. Rooting, aka the act of gaining administ...

Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life

With their zippy quad-core processors and big screens, smartphones have never been more powerful -- or more power hungry. Yes, specs and apps matter, but what good are they if you're hunting for an ou...

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

The Galaxy Note Edge's curved display is an exciting innovation with loads of potential, but it will take time to maximize it.

ZTE Grand X Max Plus Review

The ZTE Grand X Max+ is an affordable phablet with a big and bright display and strong battery life.

Siri vs. Cortana vs. Google Now: Why Apple's Siri Is Best

Siri kicked off the voice-enabled personal assistant trend, but she now has two big reasons to look over her shoulder: Cortana for Windows Phone, which is smarter in some ways, and Google Now, which many Android users have come to love. .

Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

With its bold modern design and midrange components, the Aquos Crystal is easy on the eyes and your wallet.

HTC Desire Eye Review

Packing a punch with 13-MP front and rear cameras, the HTC Desire Eye is a selfie-friendly smartphone that performs well across the board.

Google Nexus 6 Review

The Google Nexus 6 delivers blistering performance; a stunning, super-high-resolution display; and the cleaner, more intuitive Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Motorola Droid Turbo Review

The Droid Turbo combines very fast performance and long battery life in a durable design, making it a solid choice for Verizon shoppers.

How to Take a Screenshot on the Galaxy Note 4

  The Galaxy Note 4 has one of the sharpest, most colorful screens on any smartphone. The 5.7-inch AMOLED display provides a detailed, 2560 x 1440 resolution and shows an impressive 163 percen...