Articles about Smartphones
The competition for the best Android smartphone is heating up. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 is an excellent choice, I think the LG G4 is the best choice for the business world.
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly credited the chain's omnichannel efforts to merge in-store and digital operations as "what has allowed us to consistently outperform the market."
You can save money and pick up some quality hardware if you know where to shop and what to avoid. Matthew Miller has the details.
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has introduced the R7 and R7 Plus, its latest high-end offerings.
The firm has become the top seller of personal computers for the first time in the country, according to IDC.
Now that all the latest and greatest smartphones have been announced and in my hands, it's time to see which are the best available.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
Microsoft is rolling out test versions of its standalone, touch-first Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.
Want a phone that lasts for days? The YotaPhone 2 and its innovative e-ink rear display might fit the bill for consumers and office workers alike.
LG has released cheaper smartphone options for consumers without the budget to splurge on the G4.
Starbucks is known for promoting music to customers so this new partnership with Spotify makes sense. Rewards program members may also earn drink stars for using Spotify Premium.
Is it finally Intel's time to shine in mobile devices with an inexpensive off-contract phone that has 4 GB of memory and a quad-core Atom processor?
Foreign exchange hedging mechanisms helped the company - but sales targets for 2015 were revised
Don't let the elements slow you down with Catalyst, LifeProof, and Seidio cases for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Many of us take our iPhones everywhere, including our outdoor adventures. Whether you run, cycle, ski, ride, boat, or take part in some other outdoor activity there are a few solid choices to protect your iPhone 6 Plus from the toughest elements.
Flagship smartphones can cost you close to $1000, but there are many affordable options available. Here's six smartphones priced from $100 to $299.99 for you to consider.
The US has no shortage of attractive smartphones at the moment, from cheap-but-featured packed Androids to the latest flagships from the big names. But not all the best devices are available Stateside. Here are some of the best handsets that are just out of reach for Americans.
Matthew has now spent over two weeks with his Apple Watch and has figured out ways to make it work best for him. Take a look at these ten tips and share others you may have.
See all the best photos from March, including highlights from the CeBIT trade show, Samsung's new flagship device, the latest smart drones, Apple Watch details, and the very first Google shop.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge offers a snazzy design and a lot of hope, but it's unclear how functional that sliver of screen really is. Here's a look at what the Edge offers on the wraparound screen today.
Last year brought with it a revolution of smartphones in India, none more so than those in the budget category. Here are the three best models currently on the market.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
Updated: The Apple Watch isn't a new idea - tech giants have been trying to get smartwatches right for more than a decade. Take a tour from the earliest smartwatches to the very latest.
ZAGG takes a unique approach to compactness, while providing a keyboard that is still big enough to be useful.
The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a better design than the Galaxy S5.
Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.
The redesign of Samsung's Galaxy S6 included the adoption of Google's Material Design approach as well as a hardware overhaul.
HTC made the right move by moving the UltraPixel camera to the front and adding in a more standard camera to the back. Software isn't yet final, but initial results are encouraging.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
At a Churchill Club event, AllThingsD technology columnist Kara Swisher shows ZDNet some “must have” gift ideas for the holidays, including “lighted finger rats,” a tactile iPad screen, and a classic retro-phone handset designed for your smart phone.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Philip Schiller, announces the latest version of the company's smartphone, the iPhone 4S. The new phone features an A5 chip, dual-core graphics, a longer battery life, better camera, and both CDMA and GSM.
At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.
A dual-SIM 3G smartphone running Ubuntu (for Phones), the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition demonstrates that the OS can run well on a mid-range phone originally designed for Android. However, Canonical's platform is a work in (rapid) progress, rather than a fully formed mobile phone OS.
If you appreciate unique designs, prefer Android over iOS, and want the best camera available on a smartphone, then run to your local carrier store this week and pick up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
The OnePlus One is a high-end 5.5-inch smartphone that sells for an affordable price (if you can get hold of one). Although it lacks 800MHz (band 20) LTE support and MicroSD storage expansion, it's still a very impressive and highly recommended handset.
The second-generation two-screen YotaPhone is a much more polished handset than the original, but it lacks storage expansion and is on the expensive side.
The 2014 Moto X is nicely designed and solidly built, has a great 5.2-inch AMOLED screen, performs superbly, and delivers a range of useful Moto 'experiences' on top of an otherwise uncluttered Android OS. Limited internal storage capacity and lack of MicroSD expansion are our main concerns.
The iPhone 6 Plus delivers better battery life than the smaller iPhone 6, along with superb design and solid build quality. If money were no object, we'd choose the 5.5-inch model over its 4.7-inch sibling.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
BlackBerry's Passport is a striking business-focused handset with plenty of plus points, including a 4.5-inch, 1:1 aspect-ratio screen, a clever QWERTY keyboard and superb battery life.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iOS 8 offer enough new functionality to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and there's plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosystem too.
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
The LG G3 is an elegant high-end Android smartphone with a superb 5.5-inch screen, a high-quality 13-megapixel main camera, a fast quad-core SoC, intelligent UI skinning and an admirably restrained set of software extras.
The Moto E redefines the functionality to be found at the budget end of the smartphone market.
Samsung has done a good job with the Galaxy S5. Software bloat has been pared down and a few useful new features added, while the technical specifications are superb and battery life is good. Design purists may bemoan the plastic chassis, but the Galaxy S5 is still a worthy successor to last year's model.
Every inch the premium high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z2 delivers excellent performance, screen quality and camera resolution without compromising battery life. However, the abundance of third-party apps may confuse some users, and we noticed that the handset sometimes runs hot.
The HTC One (M8) ticks most of our boxes: design, build and performance are all excellent, there's no app overload, and HTC Sense is improving with every iteration. Battery life could be better and some of the camera tools may seem unnecessary, but overall it's a winner.