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.

Latest Headlines

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon) Review

Samsung's Galaxy S5 combines a gorgeous display, improved camera and water-resistant design to make it one of the best smartphones in the world.

Windows Phone 8.1 Review

The Windows Phone 8.1 update adds a host of new features to Microsoft's OS, but doesn't do enough to eclipse the competition.

Samsung Galaxy S5 (AT&T) Review

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an excellent Android phone that combines a near-perfect display, powerful camera and unique fitness features in a water-resistant design.

How to Get Rid of Your Smartphone

Nearly $47 billion in trade-in value for old smartphones is going to waste in the U.S., according to a study from, and nearly $13 billion of that is in old iPhones. If you have such dusty...

HTC One M8 Review

The HTC One M8's gorgeous design, excellent battery life and powerful performance make it the best Android phone yet.

Boost Mobile Boost Max Review

The $299 Boost Max is a solid no-contract phablet value, with a 5.7-inch display, handy split-screen software and impressively long battery life.

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

The Nokia Icon delivers a fantastic display, speedy performance and a powerful and versatile camera app for Verizon subscribers.

LG G Flex Review (T-Mobile) Review

The LG G Flex's attention-grabbing curved display and self-healing design make it stand out, but the long battery life is our favorite feature.

LG G Flex (AT&T) Review

LG's pricey 6-inch G Flex boasts a head-turning curved design, fast performance and a long-lasting battery, but some features are gimmicky.

Paper App for iPhone Review

Facebook's gorgeous new Paper app for iOS 7 makes it easy to keep up on the news and your friends' activities with a simple and engaging interface.