Consumer Reports votes Samsung Galaxy S4 as best phone of the season

Consumer Reports votes Samsung Galaxy S4 as best phone of the season
Consumer Reports did its seasonal phone testing and outed the Samsung Galaxy S4 as the winner of current flagships on the market. The previous top was LG Optimus G, which won the holiday season tests.

The shop measures by several criteria, including camera performance, and it was overall satisfied mostly with the wide-gamut Full HD Super AMOLED display, the gesture and eye-tracking navigation, as well as the sharing and multitasking capabilities of the phone: "The S4 delivered top-notch performance in the most critical areas of our tests, including the camera," they concluded.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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92 Comments

1. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hell yeah

9. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

hahaha where are the samsung haters again ? first the sales, now this ? they are living the worst times of their lives ! hahahaha HATERS U MAD ? Where are you now ? LOL

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I think the story isnt complete because galaxy note8.0 also replaced ipadmini in their category.. Samsung FTW

40. SleepingOz unregistered

But it's still made of "cheap" plastic, you know.. Lol seems like most people don't care about "premium feel" in hands as long as it's comfortable to hold.

84. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nice hahahahha! Haters are crying like little bitches and I absolutely love it! Bwahahahahhahah!!!

44. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Consumers must be unaware of HTC One.

50. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Thebittertruth

56. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

you do know that at every store they sell a SGS4 their is a HTC ONE next to it for comparison.

59. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Not at Verizon, which leaves a lot of customers left to not have it as an option.

63. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Well right now the S4 isnt available at verizon either so your point is mute.

70. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Sorry, but my point is not mute. The S4 has been available for preorder for weeks now, while the One isn't available at all. Someone could easily walk into, say, Best Buy, Radioshack, etc., play with one on another provider's network since the phone will be the same, and see if they like it.

66. TheBitterTruth unregistered

More sales doesn't always means that it is the best. "Toyota sale more cars than Mercedes" so does it means that Toyota is better than Mercedes? Answer is No. Its quality vs quantity!

73. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

but, SAMSUNG = FAKED

79. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Let the hating begin

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well it as always gonna be a close one between this and the one but at the end the galaxy is the most well known brand so consumers gonna like it!

20. osmaankhaan unregistered

Even after a series of pathetically lame attempts by htc fanboys they could not change their destiny.. So the fact remains its samsung then there is everything...

21. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha well said bro and with the note 3 I can only see that lead increasing

60. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Spoken like a Samsung fanboy osmaankhaan. You talk like there is something wrong with people preferring any other android device other than a Samsung one. Seriously you guys are getting worse than Apple fans..... Choice is GOOD, b/c we don't all want/like the same things.

53. Apartments

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Plastic as you see doesn't matter ha ha like I said people are gonna use a case anyway..great job Samsung. .this is what happens when you innovate. .try different things like screen sizes..smart stay . dual screens . sd card slot.pop and play. .apple and htc aren't trying to do nothing. .love Samsung!!

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not surprising... I might not like it, but that doesn't make it a bad phone. Congrats!

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well said.. . People may not like the plastic but otherwise it's a very good phone.

16. yudi.nemesis unregistered

plastic never be a problem since almost all manufacturers use it. build quality is the only problem with samsung devices

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well said I have to agree it just needs to stop using that flimsy back plastic which can easily be broken and maybe use matte plastic. Except for that it would be amazing!

28. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It can also easily be replaced with any number of after market battery covers. Bit, no, it cannot be easily broken.

64. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What are you doing, taking off the back piece and bending it purposely?

18. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I checked my note2, sister's galaxy mini2 and s3 and my cousin's note.. They don't have any problem with the build quality. Stop trolling

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Oooo god no! This is from better than the HTC one (shake my head) people are so afraid to go against the "in crowd" its funny!

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How exactly is it better... Many people perception of better is subjective it turns out what the the people like most is the gs4 and I see no real difference between it the One

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Like Android 4.1 is better than 4.2, Windows 95 is better than Windows 7 etc?

6. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Guess looks wasn't part of the criteria. Anyway S4 doesnt look bad at all, just not the best in design. Well samsung deserve this.

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