Consumer Reports places iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G as numbers 1 and 2 in smartphone ratings

Consumer Reports places iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G as numbers 1 and 2 in smartphone ratings
Consumer Reports ranked the current crop of smartphones. The first two places went to iPhones with the new 3GS coming in number 1 and the 3G ranking number 2 in a tie with Samsung's Omnia. There was a three-way tie for 3rd between the BlackBerrys' Storm and Bold and the G1. 4th place went to the Palm Pre and the BlackBerry Curve in a tie.

Commenting on the first place model, the magazine said that the 3GS showed "strong performance in everything but voice quality. Consumer Reports decided to blame the handset for that issue although it could be a problem related to the AT&T 3G network. On the positive side, Consumer Reports praised the device for it's superior web browsing, navigation, multimedia and battery life. And while the Pre finished well behind the iPhone, reviewers were pleased with the multitasking ability of the phone.

source: CNBC



1. bana17a

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

as an iphone user for the very first time, i have to disagree. iphone is amazing for its UI, sleek design, and some useful apps & bunch of cool games (the rest is garbage), but i feel so restricted & limited knowing i own a smart phone. I can't stand itunes, i hate having to depend on it for everything. at the meantime I like or even love the phone a lot but it is NOT the best phone imho, it's one of the top phones for sure but shouldn't be the best one. I've played with the Pre, it's awesome in most categories but i just personally don't like the design, hardware & some. i'll be ready to crown a phone a best one when it combines all the good features of all the top phones all together. wishful thinking but i can hope :)

2. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i don't think any other phone manufactures will top the IPHONE UI AND THE SLEEK DESIGN it has anytime soon but i think the OMNIA is really close though. i knew the STORM was garbage but i can't believe the PRE on the 4th position. over all the PRE is doing very good they sold ove 300,000 unit which is a good start. IPHONE FTW

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i don't think the storm is garbage at all :-).

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3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That's becuase the average user rating the "smart" capabilities of their phone, doesn't actually need any "smart" functionality.

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't know what/who they used to make this list of "best smart phones", but I disagree with it personally. I would have rated the Curve 8900 above the Storm. The iPhone 3GS hasn't been out long enough to be established as the "best" smart phone, especially considering some of the issues it has had (Every phone is expected to have issues).

7. fracturedpsyche

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

$10 says phonearena wouldn't have linked to this article if it didn't slobber over the iphone

8. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I just find it interesting that the 3GS had a problem with the "voice quality". So basically what the article says is that the iphone 3GS was a GREAT ipod Touch! And then I loved that Consumer Reports just decided to go ahead and "expertly" conclude "it must have been an issue with that particular phone". What a joke! How in the world does a phone that's only been out for a few weeks get ranked as the "top smartphone"? These kinds of "findings" are slowly but surely killing my regards for Consumer Reports.

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