If you really want to send your student off to school with everything they need, give them the gift of apps. And games. And Facebook. And a great camera. And everything else they need on the go. Our smartphone picks for every carrier–and every budget–will keep your student connected and entertained from the time they trudge out of bed until they crash after a marathon cramming session.
The smartest Android phone yet, the Galaxy S III is made for sharing all sorts of stuff around campus. You can beam photos from one S III to the next with just a tap, or you and your buddies can capture pics to a shared folder using the 8-MP camera while you're at a party (or spirited studying group). And with the S III's Siri-like voice assistant, you can tell the S III to wake you up in the morning and say "Snooze" when you need a few more Zs before that first class.