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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Best No-Contract Phones

It used to be that foregoing a wireless contract meant paying through the nose for a smartphone. Not anymore. Today's no-commitment phones are more affordable than ever, and you can have your cake a...

Sprint Easy Pay Lets Customers Upgrade Phones Whenever

Just as we say goodbye to Sprint's One Up plan, we say hello to the new Easy Pay program. Sprint's new offer means eligible customers will be allowed to upgrade to a shiny, new phone whenever; spreading payments over a two-year span..

Verizon Unveils New Destination Store at the Mall of America

At the company's new flagship store at the Mall of America, Verizon Wireless unveiled a new consumer experience store to showcase Verizon's connected devices. Verizon is billing the experience as ...

Republic Wireless: Everything You Need to Know

Mobile upstart Republic Wireless is shaking up the status quo with its simple, inexpensive, contract-free smartphone pricing. We're talking as low as $19 per month.

T-Mobile Jump: Finally, a Good Reason to Drop Your Carrier

It's no secret that sales of flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5 have failed to impress investors thus far. In fact, some say the smartphone market has peaked.

T-Mobile Turns On 4G LTE In 116 Markets, Including NYC and LA

T-Mobile is finally catching up in the 4G LTE race. The carrier not only announced its new Jump! servicefor upgrading your smartphone twice per year, but it's also switched on 4G LTE coverage in 116...

T-Mobile Launches Jump: $10 Monthly to Upgrade Phone Twice Per Year

T-Mobile has made its new JUMP! program official, allowing customers to upgrade their smartphones up to twice per year for $10 per month. This is a first in the industry and stands in stark contra...

5 Ways the New T-Mobile Is Stretching the Truth

There is something refreshing about T-Mobile's new un-carrier strategy. The struggling No. 4 player in the U.S. wireless market has decided to ditch contracts altogether while separating the c...

Report: T-Mobile Planning to Sell Against iPhone 5 on Sept. 21

If you've found yourself thinking the iPhone 5 would be a good match with T-Mobile's new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Plans, you're probably right! A new report says you're probably also going to be disapp...

Small Carriers Compared: Slash Your Smartphone Bill

Tired of the big guys bullying you into long-term contracts with huge data fees just because they have the phone you drool over? Ever dream of fighting The Man by going no-contract with a great phone ...