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US Mobile

US Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). It doesn’t own or operate its own network infrastructure, instead piggybacking off T-Mobile’s (GSM LTE) and Verizon’s (Super LT

Google Pixel 2

Released in November 2017, the Google Pixel 2 delivers top-notch performance, battery life and photo quality. More than any feature or specification, it’s the Pixel 2’s software that makes

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9, released mid-March 2018, is one of the best smartphones on the market. While there are a few kinks in its more gimmicky features, it’s a powerhouse where it matters most.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

The first major smartphone release of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9+, is a stunner with its edge-to-edge Infinity display with rounded edges. Though it may look like the S8+, the Galaxy S9+ steps it up,


It's difficult to make a Bluetooth headset that looks sleek and inconspicuous, but Toorun managed to pull it off with its M26 headset. The device’s angular design follows the natural contours of

Apple iPhone X

Released less than two months after the impressive iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple's iPhone X was constantly dogged by the question "But is it really worth

Best Smartphones

Smartphones have become ubiquitous parts of our lives. Our comparison breaks down what we love about the best smartphones in the world.

Apple iPhone 8

When you hold the iPhone 8, you won't find much about it that's different from the iPhone 7, even with its all-glass body. It's slightly heavier and bigger, but not significantly. The iOS 11 also look

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Despite the new all-glass design, the iPhone 8 Plus doesn't look much different from the smartphone’s previous iteration. Although slightly larger and heavier than the iPhone 7 Plus, this versio

Best Solar Phone Chargers

Cell phones are our connection to the world, but a dead battery can render them useless. Solar cell phone chargers let you power up your devices anywhere you get sunlight.


Of the four solar panels we tested in our review of solar phone chargers, the ECEEN 13W looked the worst on paper by specs alone. However, after testing this solar panel we found that it performed wel


Anker is a well-known name in the world of chargers and batteries, so it makes sense that the company also makes a solar phone charger. The PowerPort Solar Lite is Anker’s newest solar panel cha

Nekteck 20W

The Nekteck 20W Solar Panel Charger is one of the largest solar phone chargers we tested, but it provides a lot of power if you need to charge multiple devices. It performed so well in our tests that

RAVPower 16W

The RAVPower RP-PC008 16W Dual-Port Outdoors Charger is the best solar phone charger we tested, and it is a great companion for any hiking or camping trip where you want to keep your electronic device

Best Prepaid Cell Phones

Whether you're looking for a cheap cell phone plan or you simply don't want to lock yourself into a contract, prepaid plans are convenient and affordable, and they use some of the best networks in the nation.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung had a major burden to carry after its last major product release: its Galaxy Note7 phones were infamously prone to catching fire while charging. Now the company is back with the Samsung Galaxy

Best Cell Phone Providers

Cell phone providers are as varied as the phones they sell. Taking the time to compare cell phone plans to find the right one can make all the difference in the world to your monthly bill and your coverage.

Best Bluetooth Headset

Whether you’re in the car or at the office, a Bluetooth headset can keep you connected to your friends, colleagues and loved ones wirelessly, leaving your hands free for other tasks.

Motorola Boom

The Motorola Boom 2 is a basic in-ear Bluetooth headset that is affordable and lightweight. Despite its cheap-feeling plastic body, it looks like a premium Bluetooth headset. It’s quite tiny and

BlueParrott Reveal Pro

The VXi BlueParrott Reveal Pro definitely isn’t a one-trick pony. This headset is packed with features that make it stand out from other Bluetooth headsets. We got our hands on this enterprise-

About Mobile

We continuously update our reviews of the best smartphones and best tablets. As new models arrive on the market, our expert reviewers assess their features and specs, carry out a sequence of hands-on evaluations, then score and rank them against their competitors.

Our reviewers frequently draw on additional benchmark tests of tablets and phones carried out in the labs of our sister site, Tom’s Guide/Laptop. Data from those tests is then used to determine performance scores in areas including battery life, display quality and image quality from the devices’ built-in cameras.

The experience of using a mobile device is, of course, heavily influenced by the quality of the network to which it is connected, in order to exchange data, make calls and more. That’s why we assess mobile services, too, including reviewing and ranking the best cell phone providers.

Other mobile devices, such as laptops and eBook readers, are covered elsewhere on our site.

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