1. tarnak's Avatar
    Consumer reports has now rated the S4 as their top phone:

    Samsung Galaxy S4 named top smartphone by Consumer Reports - CNN.com

    And for a little tidbit:
    The previous list-topper was the Optimus G, a solid $100 4.7-inch phone from LG that held Consumer Reports' No. 1 spot for several months. The Optimus G is now ranked as the No. 2 smartphone, followed by the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5.
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    05-21-2013 10:03 AM
  2. Kedar's Avatar
    I think GSM Arena also ranks the S4 the highest... but that's just based off their comparison reviews.
    Meanwhile, Samsung has already sold 6 million units of its flagship smartphone in just two weeks and the global market leader expects the Galaxy S4 sales to reach the 10 million this week.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most advanced Android smartphone according to Consumer Reports - GSMArena Blog
    05-21-2013 10:05 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    That's funny..... everytime they rated the iPhone the best Android users said "who cares what consumer reports say?". Or "they aren't important". Now we care LOL. Guess it all depends on your perspective on if what someone else says mean anything significant. Funny people we are.
    05-21-2013 10:11 AM
  4. slab0meat's Avatar
    No matter what's being compared, I always say "Who cares what Consumer Reports says"
    05-21-2013 10:18 AM
  5. OhAlfie's Avatar
    At least CR is unbiased and does a thorough battery of tests unlike most supposed online "experts". I trust them way more than most of legit test sites out there.
    05-21-2013 10:41 AM
  6. TheLegoman's Avatar
    Who cares what Consumer Reports says? There is no single best smartphone out there on the market. What matters is how well the phone fits your usage patterns, not how well the phone is ranked in these reviews.

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    05-21-2013 10:47 AM
  7. fatboy97's Avatar
    No matter what's being compared, I always say "Who cares what Consumer Reports says"
    I do... they don't take money from advertisers!!! Most companies that advertise don't want to speak badly about people that advertise on their websites or in their magazines. Consumer Reports does not... additionally Consumer Reports surveys their subscribers to see how they like their automobiles, appliances and other consumables.

    And here is the link to both CNN's and GSMArena's blog source story.. Consumer Report's story: Samsung Galaxy S4 performance is top-notch
    05-21-2013 11:07 AM
  8. int_architect's Avatar
    Wow. That's pretty awesome for Samsung. Good on LG for topping the big boys for the time it did.

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    05-21-2013 11:14 AM
  9. madlaw1071's Avatar
    Coming to a Samsung ad on your TV soon.
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    05-21-2013 11:19 AM
  10. badbrad17's Avatar
    I think the fact that LG is listed proves they are unbiased.

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    05-21-2013 11:23 AM
  11. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I'm not an iphone fanboy by any stretch of the mind but how in the world do they rate the battery life on the S4 so much better than the iphone 5?
    05-21-2013 11:24 AM
  12. Parafly's Avatar
    Who cares what Consumer Reports says? There is no single best smartphone out there on the market. What matters is how well the phone fits your usage patterns, not how well the phone is ranked in these reviews.

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    IT's true that you shouldn't care but they have a huge influence for the non-tech following mom & pop types (wait .. I'm a new parent of an 11 month old... of a sudden that expression sounds wierd :lol

    This will make a lot of non tech blog reading people choose an S4
    05-21-2013 11:51 AM
  13. slab0meat's Avatar
    I think the fact that LG is listed proves they are unbiased.

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    Yep, that reason alone proves it.

    05-21-2013 12:35 PM
  14. badbrad17's Avatar
    Yep, that reason alone proves it.

    Well what I should have said was that it's typical for so many sites to just feature the most obvious. Listing less popular devices shows that they are not just picking the status quo.

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    05-21-2013 03:07 PM
  15. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I don't really care about consumer reports but it's a good look for the phone

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    05-21-2013 04:18 PM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Coming to a Samsung ad on your TV soon.
    Nope. Consumer's Reports doesn't allow their findings to be used in advertising, and they've sued companies (and won) to prevent it.
    05-22-2013 01:37 PM
  17. garublador's Avatar
    Consumer Reports tends to weigh objective, measurable advantages over subjective ones. Having removable storage is objectively better (assuming you can get the same internal storage). Having a removable battery is better. Doing better in most CPU benchmarks is better. Having more features that can be turned off is better. Taking better pictures (this is somewhat subjective, but there are objective ways of showing which photograph is better) in most situations is better.

    As a consumer, however, you have to weigh subjective attributes against those objective ones. There can very easily be one subjective attribute that trumps all of the objective ones for some individuals. Many find that there are reasons to pick the HTC One or iPhone over the S4 despite them being lower on the list and because of the way they use their phones, they'd be making the correct decision. However, Consumer Reports being wishy washy about ranking phones because of that fact would cost them some credibility because focusing on the objectively measurable attributes is what they do.
    05-22-2013 01:55 PM
  18. return_0's Avatar
    I think the fact that LG is listed proves they are unbiased.

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    Not really. The Optimus G is a great phone, but it is by no means the second best. I (and I think many others) would rank it somewhere in the lower half of the top 10.
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    05-22-2013 06:26 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    Not really. The Optimus G is a great phone, but it is by no means the second best. I (and I think many others) would rank it somewhere in the lower half of the top 10.
    The Op G or Op G Pro? I'd put the pro in the top 10, maybe top 5, the Op G wouldn't make my top 10.

    Who cares what Consumer Reports says? There is no single best smartphone out there on the market. What matters is how well the phone fits your usage patterns, not how well the phone is ranked in these reviews.
    100% agree, I think we could easily create a top 5 or top 10 list and most of us could agree on which phones are on the list(s) but very few of us would agree on which of the 3.6 million combinations that would produce is the most valid top 10 ranking.
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    05-22-2013 06:48 PM
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