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.

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Best Verizon Smartphones

Verizon is home to the nation's largest 4G LTE network, with more than 500 markets covered across the U.S.. The carrier offers a wide variety of smartphones to take advantage of its broad footprint, a...

Republic Wireless: Everything You Need to Know

Mobile upstart Republic Wireless is shaking up the status quo with its simple, inexpensive, contract-free smartphone pricing. We're talking as low as $19 per month. The innovative carrier's Hybrid Cal...

T-Mobile Jump: Finally, a Good Reason to Drop Your Carrier

It's no secret that sales of flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5 have failed to impress investors thus far. In fact, some say the smartphone market has peaked. But a lack ...

T-Mobile Turns On 4G LTE In 116 Markets, Including NYC and LA

T-Mobile is finally catching up in the 4G LTE race. The carrier not only announced its new Jump! service for upgrading your smartphone twice per year, but it's also switched on 4G LTE coverage in 116...

T-Mobile Launches Jump: $10 Monthly to Upgrade Phone Twice Per Year

 T-Mobile has made its new JUMP! program official, allowing customers to upgrade their smartphones up to twice per year for $10 per month. This is a first in the industry and stands in stark contrast...

5 Ways the New T-Mobile Is Stretching the Truth

There is something refreshing about T-Mobile’s new “un-carrier” strategy. The struggling No. 4 player in the U.S. wireless market has decided to ditch contracts altogether while separating the c...

Report: T-Mobile Planning to Sell Against iPhone 5 on Sept. 21

If you've found yourself thinking the iPhone 5 would be a good match with T-Mobile's new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Plans, you're probably right! A new report says you're probably also going to be disapp...

Small Carriers Compared: Slash Your Smartphone Bill

Tired of the big guys bullying you into long-term contracts with huge data fees just because they have the phone you drool over? Ever dream of fighting The Man by going no-contract with a great phone ...

4G Reality Check: Beware of These Cons and Lies

Anyone in the market for a smartphone these days will likely see the term 4G shoved in their face by the major carriers. "We have the biggest network!" "We have the fastest speeds!" Sometimes the prov...

Verizon Drops $2 Convenience Fee Due to Customer Complaints

Verizon's new $2 convenience fee for paying bills online or by phone was instantly unpopular when it was announced yesterday, and the carrier seems to have received the message. The new fee, which was...