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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Sharp Aquos Crystal Review

With its bold modern design and midrange components, the Aquos Crystal is easy on the eyes and your wallet.

HTC Desire Eye Review

Packing a punch with 13-MP front and rear cameras, the HTC Desire Eye is a selfie-friendly smartphone that performs well across the board.

Google Nexus 6 Review

The Google Nexus 6 delivers blistering performance; a stunning, super-high-resolution display; and the cleaner, more intuitive Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Motorola Droid Turbo Review

The Droid Turbo combines very fast performance and long battery life in a durable design, making it a solid choice for Verizon shoppers.

Sony Xperia Z3v Review

The Z3v combines a bright and rich display with an excellent 20-MP camera, packaged in an elegant and waterproof design.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

The Galaxy Note 4 is a superior phablet with an ultra-sharp display, faster camera, improved multitasking and a pen you'll actually want to use.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

Samsung shines with the Galaxy Alpha's premium metal design, but its features don't match the price tag.

Kyocera Brigadier (Verizon) Review

The Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged smartphone made to take whatever you can throw at it -- or throw it into.

Apple iPhone 6 Review

Apple's sleek iPhone 6 sports a large, but not too large, display, fast processor and a sharp camera.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

While the large 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus is its most defining feature, Apple's phablet has a lot more under the hood.