As a college student, your smartphone is probably the center of your social universe. Understandably, you want to choose the phone that’s perfect for all of your needs. We’ve picked some of the best smartphones for socializing, staying organized and keeping up with all the latest news.
Sony Xperia Z1
This phone is ideal for active, busy students on the go who frequently have mishaps or accidents with their phone. Sony makes the toughest smartphones around, with full waterproof, dustproof and shatterproof capabilities. Drop it in the toilet, accidentally run over it during a football game with your friends, spill a drink at a party- it will survive.
Motorola Moto G
On a tight budget? This lower priced handset is great value for money. It has a big, bright screen, updated Android features and solid hardware that will last for years to come. It may not be as fancy as some of your friends’ phones, but it does the job and looks great doing it.
This update from Apple has all of the powerful performance and strong specs that you’d expect from an iPhone but at a lower price than its sister phone, the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5c also has a fun design that’s easy on the eye, and won’t be as fragile as the most expensive 5s. iPhones are also the perfect smartphones for students who aren’t as tech-savvy, as they’re simple to use with fluid, intuitive software.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
If you have a little extra room in your budget, this “phablet” from Samsung could be a great investment. It’s a seriously powerful phone with tons of cool features, and is especially handy for artistic students who’d like to be able to draw, design and sketch on their phones. The phone is also ideal for organizing, making lists and jotting notes down, with a stylus “S pen” for drawing on the touch screen.