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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We Now Spend More Time on Apps Than PCs

Whatever you want to do, there's an app for that. And as people rely on apps more and more, they are slowly moving away from desktops and devoting more time to mobile software. A new Comscore study fo...

Moto X+1 Leak Shows Front Speakers, New Camera

Notorious tech leakster Evan Blass, better known as evleaks, may have "retired" from the game, but he made sure to go out on a high note. In a tweet that reads "My retirement gift to you," evleaks sho...

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...

Sprint's Cheapest Ever Family Plan Takes on T-Mobile

Data is getting cheaper than ever. Sprint just launched its Family Share Pack, which gives families or groups up to 40GB of data for $100 a month. You can add up to 10 people to your group, meanin...

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.

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...