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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iPhone 6 Screen Snafu May Limit Availability

If you're thinking of picking up a shiny new iPhone 6 on launch day, you may have to reset your expectations. According to a new report, Apple's suppliers are having trouble producing enough screens f...

Sprint's New $60 Unlimited Data Plan: What's the Catch?

Not content with its recent announcement to increase data and lower prices for its family plans, Sprint is unveiling a new plan that gives you unlimited everything for just $60 a month.

Sharp's Stunning New Phone: Best Android Bargain Yet?

It's like holding one of Sharp's HDTVs in your hand. The new Sharp Aquos Crystal, available on Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, has a 5-inch edge-to-edge display that could set a new design s...

HTC One M8 for Windows: The One That You Want?

Is the HTC One M8 for Windows the best of both worlds?Announced today, the device marries the HTC One M8's premium hardware with the slick Windows Phone 8.1 OS. HTC also carriers over some goodies...

How to Get Android Alerts on Your PC

Our Android phones carry a lot of information and useful apps. And with those apps come notifications. But, we don't always get those notifications -- particularly if we've stepped away from our devi...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport (Sprint) Review

The fitness-focused Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport brings greater durability, longer battery life and more style to one of the best smartphones.

This Is the iPhone 6 Feature Shoppers Want Most

The iPhone 6 could be hitting shelves in as soon as a month, and all Apple diehards have their own personal wishlist for the device. Some want a bigger screen, while others desire a sharper camera, bu...

iPhone 6 Cases Available for Pre-Order

  Do you have your overnight bag ready to wait in line for the shiny new iPhone 6? For those Apple loyalists who simply can't wait, you can buy a protective case for the next-generation iPhone...

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 ...