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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8 Ways to Slash Your Cellphone Bill

A high cellphone bill has become a staple of modern life for most people, alongside rising gas costs and the dreaded home cable bill. The average wireless subscriber pays $61.15 per month for service,...

Best iPhone 6 Trade-In Deals: Carriers Compared

With the impending release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (starting at $199 and $299, respectively), it seems like new options for iPhone users with older models are popping up each day. Not to be ...

How to Wipe Personal Data from Your Smartphone

Credit: Gualberto Becerra/Shutterstock So you've just bought a new phone. You want to sell your old phone, but you're worried about the buyer finding personal information on it. That's smart -...

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Start Now: How to Get Yours

The wait is over. That shiny new iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) you've been clamoring for is finally available for pre-order, allowing you to secure one of Apple's bigger, sleeker and faster smartphones right ...

Motorola Moto G (2014) Review

Sporting a comfy design and a crisp 5-inch display, the unlocked Motorola Moto G offers a quality Android experience on the cheap.

GIV Mobile Gives Away Blue Phone and Charitable Donations

GIV Mobile, the most humanitarian and generous of the smartphone carriers, is ready to bring you a unique Android smartphone in the Blu Advance 4.0. You can pick up this Android 4.2-powered handset for free, if you buy two-months of service..

Motorola Moto X (2014) Review

The Motorola Moto X offers powerful performance, a stunning display and compelling voice commands in a head-turning design.

Sprint iPhone for Life Plan Offers a New Phone Every 2 Years

Even if you're already on line waiting to buy a new iPhone 6, you know that the fancy device is going to be old news come 2016. Sprint is well aware of this, and in an effort to win over customers fro...

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy Note 4

The arms race between Samsung and Apple shows no signs of slowing down. The Samsung Galaxy S5, loaded with a slew of new features including a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint sensor, has been the smartphone to beat for most 2014.

iPhone 6 Hands-on: The Plus Steals the Show

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus share a lot of the same features, from the rounded aluminum design to the fast new A8 processor, Focus Pixel camera and Apple Pay functionality for replacing your wall...