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Smartphones

Whether you use Android or iOS, we've researched and tested to find the best smartphones around. For Android phones, we've looked for the best combination of features and price. For iOS users, we've compiled a guide comparing the current selection of iPhones to help you choose the best phone for you.

The Best Cell Phone Plans Verizon Wireless
Verizon’s coverage makes it the best for most people who need just one line, but T-Mobile has the best unlimited data plan.   Read More >
Our Favorite Learning Apps for Tablets and Smartphones
We looked at over 35 educational apps for tablet and phone recommended by educators, experts, parents, and kids to find the best options for your children.   Read More >
The Best Budget Android Phones Motorola Moto G4
The Moto G4 is still our favorite budget phone of the 20 we've tested recently, but we have new ultrabudget and upgrade picks.   Read More >
Our Guide to the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and SE iPhone 7 128 GB
We compared Apple’s latest with the iPhone 6 and 6s and SE, and the iPhone 7 with 128 GB of storage is the best device for those who want a great iOS phone.   Read More >
The Best Android Phones Google Pixel
The Google Pixel is the best Android phone for most people right now thanks to its excellent camera, fast and useful software, and great build quality.   Read More >
The Best Tripod for iPhones and Other Smartphones Joby GorillaPod Hybrid
The best small and stable tripod for your iPhone (or any other smartphone) is the Joby GorillaPod Hybrid, paired with the Square Jellyfish Metal Spring Tripod Mount.   Read More >