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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Amazon Local Register Challenges Square Payments

Amazon dipped its toes into set-top boxes, streaming music and even smartphones this year, and now the retail giant seems poised to conquer mobile payments. The company just launched Amazon Local Regi...

8 Biggest Tech Rip-Offs and How To Avoid Them

Mainstream consumers have been using computers for more than 30 years, smartphones for at least half a decade and tablets for several years, but gadget vendors are betting that their customers aren't ...

ZTE Grand S Pro (U.S. Cellular) Review

Offered through U.S. Cellular, the ZTE Grand S Pro offers a bright 5-inch display and zippy CPU for $100, but you'll want to buy a memory card.

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-Inch, 2014) Review

Apple's refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display offers a boost in performance and endurance over last year's model.

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Phone Packs Giant Battery, 2K Display

Lenovo's known for its notebooks, but the company also makes its own phones, primarily for the Chinese market. As a follow-up to the impressive 5.5-inch Vibe Z smartphone launched at CES this year, th...

Family Plan Face-Off: What's the Best Deal?

The family who shares a carrier stays together? Perhaps. If you're looking to keep your loved ones connected under one bill, family plans are a great option.

Nokia Lumia 635 Review

The Nokia Lumia 635 offers a vivid display, responsive performance and long battery life at a wallet-pleasing price.

LG G3 (Verizon) Review

LG's G3 sports a high-resolution QHD screen and powerful camera, but it's hurt by lackluster battery life.

LG G3 (Sprint) Review

LG's G3 packs the sharpest smartphone display yet and a fast laser focus camera in a sleek gold body, but it's not our top pick.

Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life

  With their zippy quad-core processors and big screens, smartphones have never been more powerful--or more power hungry. Yes, specs and apps matter, but what good are they if you're hunting for...