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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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...

How to Disable Annoying Touch Sounds on the Galaxy Note 4

Like Chinese water torture, the "bloop / blop" sounds that occur when you tap on the screen on Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 can drive you crazy. Fortunately, it's easy to silence the phone's annoying noises with a simple settings change.

Sony Xperia Z3v Review

The Z3v combines a bright and rich display with an excellent 20-MP camera, packaged in an elegant and waterproof design.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

The Galaxy Note 4 is a superior phablet with an ultra-sharp display, faster camera, improved multitasking and a pen you'll actually want to use.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

Samsung shines with the Galaxy Alpha's premium metal design, but its features don't match the price tag.

Windows 10: Top 6 New Features

Windows is about to get a big upgrade. From a resurrected Start Menu to new multitasking tools, the latest Microsoft operating system is designed to remedy the frustrations caused by the confusing...

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 With Revamped Start Menu

SAN FRANCISCO -- The next Windows is such a radical departure from its predecessors that Microsoft has jumped up two version numbers. At a press event today (Sept. 30), Microsoft executive vice pres...

Kyocera Brigadier (Verizon) Review

The Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged smartphone made to take whatever you can throw at it -- or throw it into.

15 Best iPhone Apps You're Not Using

Chances are, your iPhone is already loaded with favorites like Facebook, Spotify and "Angry Birds," but there's a wealth of exciting software to be found when you dig a bit deeper. The App Store is lo...

Apple iPhone 6 Review

Apple's sleek iPhone 6 sports a large, but not too large, display, fast processor and a sharp camera.