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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Galaxy Alpha Hands-On: Samsung's Metal Answer to iPhone

BERLIN - Samsung's head-turning Galaxy Gear Edge and Gear VR devices made a big splash at IFA 2014, but buried beneath the hype was the sleek Galaxy Alpha phone lying unassumingly the show floor. ...

Huawei Ascend G7 Provides Style and Sensibility

BERLIN -- Especially at big events like IFA 2014, it can seem like every new smartphone is out to completely dominate the market. Phones like the Ascend G7 from Huawei remind us that sometimes, it'...

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Hands-On: 2-Day Battery Life

BERLIN--Chinese smartphone maker Huawei tends to go big with its flagship phones, and the Ascend Mate 7 is no exception. In addition to a crisp, full HD display and a blazing octa-core processor, t...

Nokia Lumia 830 Preview: An Affordable Flagship We Want

BERLIN - It's easy to mistake Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 830 for a premium smartphone because it looks like one -- but it won't be priced like one. Sporting a silver-brushed build, the upcoming midrang...

Galaxy Note 4 vs. Note Edge vs. Note 3: Worth Upgrading?

Long live the phablet! Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 seems ready to take the big-phone baton from the Galaxy Note 3 and run with it. The new model keeps the familiar 5.7-inch size but upgrades the resol...

Top 10 iPhone 5 Wallet Cases

Most people want their phone and wallet with them at all times. But isn't it always better to travel with less than with more? What if you could combine your phone and wallet? There are many case options available on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Stuns with Second Curved Screen

NEW YORK - We've seen curved displays on smartphones before (see the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex), but they've mostly been eye candy. The new Galaxy Note Edge gives that curve a purpose by providing ...

iPhone 6 Cometh Sept 9: Release Date Confirmed in Press Invite

The wait is (almost) over. Apple has finally issued an official invite to a Sept. 9th press event that will almost certainly show off the next iPhone. Thanks to the enterprising rumor mill, we'...

HTC One M8 for Windows Review

The HTC One M8 for Windows packages Windows Phone 8.1 into a sexy, eye-catching chassis with powerful performance, long battery life and blazing-fast 4G LTE, creating the ultimate Windows Phone.

Leaked iPhone 6 Guide Shows Possible Release Date

It's been all-but-confirmed that Apple will launch the next iPhone at a Sept. 9 event, so the latest leak is really just piling on. A picture, purportedly of the user guide for the iPhone 6, shows a d...