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More - Jul 12, 2017

Need a new device for back-to-school? Heres everything you need to know.

Summer’s winding down, so we’re doing our homework on the latest and greatest smartphones and tablets for students so you don’t have to.

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Whether you’re heading back to school or getting your kids prepped for the upcoming semester, it helps to have the most up-to-date devices on hand. Here’s a look at our top smartphone picks for fall. Plus, find out why you'll want to invest in a tablet for your children.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its big sister, the Galaxy S8+, are both water- and dust-resistant, and able to withstand the rigours of student use. Click below to find out why they make great smartphones for students.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

It doesn’t matter how you slice it, you can’t go wrong with one of Google's highly rated flagship smartphones – they're powerful, all-round Android smartphones any student can enjoy. But if your main check boxes for a new smartphone include an overachieving camera (12-MP main cam with 4K video; 8-MP selfie) and a battery with staying power (up to 14 hours on the Pixel XL), a Pixel might be your perfect device. Click below on for the full details.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are flagship devices that deliver a solid performance mix for the software, camera and battery life. They both boast one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, plus a host of features any student would covet. Click below to learn more about them.

iPhone 7

Need to conduct research for a paper? Or looking to plan an outing with your friends during downtime? With the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in your pocket and purse, you’re pretty much all set from the start. Click below to find out all about these mobile miracles.

LG G6

We all know how wild college years can get, so it’s best to have a smartphone that can handle the play as well as the work. With an insanely big and beautiful 18:9 Quad HD+ display, downtime watching Netflix never looked so gorgeous. Plus, the G6 is IP68 certified, meaning it can easily withstand dunks in hot tubs and pools at campus parties. Smart, and rugged. Click below on for the full details.

Tablets

Lightweight, portable and powerful, tablets are becoming an increasingly popular back-to-school purchase. Click below and discover four reasons to consider adding one to your shopping list this year.

iPad

Laptops are great, but when you’ve got a backpack full of text books, every pound can feel like a ton. Lighten your load with a featherweight iPad. Perfect for taking to class, this first-class tablet can rival many laptops and has the power of the Apple App Store behind it, to boot.