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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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.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

While the large 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus is its most defining feature, Apple's phablet has a lot more under the hood.

BlackBerry Passport Review

The BlackBerry Passport fits more content on its wide screen than the competition and boasts awesome battery life, but the design is just too clunky and awkward.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Available on AT&T on Sept. 26

  iPhone 6 mania is in full swing, but Samsung is ready to start its own Galaxy craze. The Korean company today announced that its metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone will be available starting Sept. ...

Best iOS Keyboards Now (and Coming Soon)

Android users are already familiar with the power of keyboard apps that let you swap out the standard layout for options that offer smarter predictions, more customization options and other goodies. N...

iOS 8: Top 12 New Features

When Tim Cook called iOS 8 a giant release, he wasn't kidding. The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system, available now, features a number of improvements to notifications, the TouchID sen...

New Samsung Phone Could Be King of Selfies

As if there weren't enough Galaxy variations, Samsung appears to be readying a made-for-selfies version of its Galaxy Grand phone. Noted by Android Authority, pictures and specs of the Galaxy G...