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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Top 10 Smartphones

Your smartphone is the one thing that never leaves your side because it can do it all. But the best smartphones do everything well. A great handset takes amazing photos, offers a bright and crisp HD s...

You Can Text Emergencies to 911 From May 15 In Some Areas

If you're ever caught in a situation where you want to dial 911 but don't want an intruder to hear you, a feature that will be live next week could save your life. America's four largest carriers ...

Sprint and Spotify Partner to Offer Cheaper Subscription Plans

Sprint and Spotify are joining forces. Those who sign up for a new Framily plan will get access to the music streaming service at a reduced monthly rate.

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...

Best MetroPCS Smartphones

If you're considering one of the smaller carriers, chances are that MetroPCS is on your shortlist. The company, a sub-brand of T-Mobile, is known for its lower prices (plans start at $49), while still boasting some great phones.

T-Mobile Stops Charging Overages

Once again proving it cares little for conventional thinking, T-Mobile is eliminating overages charges. That means no more fees for going over minutes, data caps or text messaging limits, starting in ...

Google May Become Wireless Carrier (Report)

Google's Android OS can be found on handsets from just about every major carrier, but the California search giant is considering cutting out the middleman entirely. According to a new report, Google i...

Best No-Contract Phones

It used to be that foregoing a wireless contract meant paying through the nose for a smartphone. Not anymore. Today's no-commitment phones are more affordable than ever, and you can have your cake a...

Sprint Easy Pay Lets Customers Upgrade Phones Whenever

Just as we say goodbye to Sprint's One Up plan, we say hello to the new Easy Pay program. Sprint's new offer means eligible customers will be allowed to upgrade to a shiny, new phone whenever; spreading payments over a two-year span..

Verizon Unveils New Destination Store at the Mall of America

At the company's new flagship store at the Mall of America, Verizon Wireless unveiled a new consumer experience store to showcase Verizon's connected devices. Verizon is billing the experience as ...