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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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.

BlackBerry Passport Review

The BlackBerry Passport fits more content on its wide screen than the competition and boasts awesome battery life, but the design is just too clunky and awkward.

HTC One Remix Review

The HTC One Remix offers a luxurious design that's easy to use with one hand, powerful speakers and a good camera.

Motorola Moto G (2014) Review

Sporting a comfy design and a crisp 5-inch display, the unlocked Motorola Moto G offers a quality Android experience on the cheap.

Motorola Moto X (2014) Review

The Motorola Moto X offers powerful performance, a stunning display and compelling voice commands in a head-turning design.

Vertu Signature Touch Review

Dripping in luxury and bundled with your very own (human) concierge, the Vertu Signature Touch is the smartphone for the uber-rich.