Reviews of Cell Phones, Smartphones, Accessories, and More
From Liane Cassavoy, former About.com Guide
Best of the Best
Do you have an idea of what you want in a phone, and just want to go straight to a list of the very best phones in that category? Look no further than our "best of" lists, which include photos, product highlights, and links to more details on whatever phone catches your eye.
A smartphone is more than just a mobile phone. Sure, it can make calls. But it can also surf the Web, check e-mail, and even serve as a mini-laptop when you're away from your computer. But not all smartphones are created equal. The phones listed here are the smartest of the smartphone bunch.
- BlackBerry Torch 9800: The Right Touch
- Google Nexus One: How Super Is It?
- HTC Droid Incredible: An Almost Incredible Android
- HTC EVO 4G: Big and Blazingly Fast
- HTC Hero: Android Done Right
- iPhone 4: Slick Design, So-So Call Quality
- Motorola Droid X: Android's Real iPhone Rival
- Samsung Epic 4G: High Speed, High Price
- Samsung Fascinate: Another Android Winner
- Samsung Vibrant: Polished and Plenty of Fun
You don't have to break the bank to get a smartphone. You don't even have to break the bank to get an iPhone -- not anymore, anyway. Here's a list of smartphones that are all available for $100 or less. You'll find some of the most popular handsets available today on our list of the best budget smartphones.
- The Bright, Beautiful BlackBerry Bold
- BlackBerry Curve 3G: High Speed, Low Price
- BlackBerry Style: You Might Flip for It
- Blackberry Tour: Fit to Travel
- HTC Droid Incredible: An Almost Incredible Android Phone
- iPhone 3GS: Apple's Slick, Speedy Smartphone
- Nokia Surge: An Incredibly Affordable Smartphone
- Palm Pre Plus: A Polished webOS Phone
- Samsung Intercept: Android on a Budget
Text Messaging Phones
You want to send messages with ease, but you don't want (or need) a full-fledged smartphone. That's where a messaging phone can help. These cell phones add full QWERTY keyboards for easy typing -- no tapping out messages on a numeric keypad anymore!
- AT&T's Full-Keyboard, Touch-Screen Quickfire
- LG enV2
- LG Lotus: Hip to Be Square
- Nokia Twist: Cute, or Too Cute?
- Pantech Matrix C740: Unique Dual Slider
- Samsung Rogue Lets You Speak
- Samsung Impression A877: Touch Screen Cell Phone
More Cell Phone Reviews
Today's best cell phones do a little bit of everything. They play music. They take pictures. They send messages. And, of course, they make calls. Here's a list of phones that can handle a variety of tasks -- and handle them very well.
- AT&T's Touch-Screen Quickfire
- LG CU720 Shine Slider Phone
- MOTO W233 Renew Green Phone
- Motorola Rival A455
- Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
- Pantech C610 Flip Phone for AT&T
- Samsung Reclaim Green Phone
- Samsung Slash Slider Phone
- Sony Ericsson's 8.1-Megapixel Phone
- Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Phone
- Cheap Cell Phones for Seniors
Sure, your cell phone or smartphone is great right out of the box. But the right accessories can make using your phone a whole lot easier, and in some cases, a whole lot safer.
- BlackBerry HS-500: Not Comfy
- Chargepod Cuts Cable Clutter
- Dexim Mhub iPhone Dock
- A Smarter, Smaller, Cheaper Jawbone
- Jawbone Prime Bluetooth Headset
- Motorola T215 Speakerphone
- Motorola Endeavor HX1 Gets Stealth
- MOTOROKR T505: In-Car Speakerphone
- Palm's Touchstone Charging Kit
Cell Phone and Smartphone Apps
Want to get more work done, or just have a little fun? These applications can help your favorite phone do more.