Samsung Galaxy S5 tops Consumer Reports latest smartphone ratings

Samsung Galaxy S5 tops Consumer Reports latest smartphone ratings
Three different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5 captured the top positions on the list of Consumer Reports latest smartphone rankings. Both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active topped the list with scores of 79. Just one point behind was the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. Even though all three models employ the same 2800mAh battery, the Galaxy S5 Sport appears to have received a slightly lower rating for battery life than the other two Galaxy S5 variants.

The LG G3 was next with a 78 score, followed by the Apple iPhone 6 which received a score of 77. Also posting a 77 was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The LG G2 was next with a 76 while the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge each scored a 75.

Other popular phones on the list included the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, which was ranked 15th with a score of 73. The second-generation Motorola Moto X had a 72 to grab the 20th ranking. The first Windows Phone model on the list was the Samsung ATIV SE. With a 73, the handset finished in the 19th position. Since the list was produced prior to the release of the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic, the top ranked BlackBerry handset was the BlackBerry Z10. The handset wound up with a 67 score, good enough to rank number 37.

Most of the top models had high rankings for Ease of Use, Messaging, Web Browser and Display Quality. Consumer Reports gave the 12th ranked Sony Xperia Z3 top marks for having the best-in-class pictures, and the 13th ranked Motorola DROID Turbo was recognized for its "superb battery life." You can find the rankings in the February 2015 issue of the magazine.

source: ConsumerReports



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol...........the entire list is dominated by Samsung. Great job, samsung ! Wish the profits could reflect that :/

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They're the second most profitable mobile phone vendor OEM among all tiers of smartphones... That's not enough?

10. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Also they still make the most revenue.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That doesn't change the fact that Samsung lost about 74% of its profit YoY in 3rd quarter. Inspite of comprehensively dominating the list the company deserved a much better year financially. Whereas, Apple with their buggy iOS releases and bendgate issues still continue to flourish.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think its good for consumers that Samsung has a good wake up call. Hope they strive for bigger improvement for 2015!

36. pego99

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Cheap junk plastic. Only kidding. That's what apple retards say. I had a S4 then a S5 which is a great phone but I got a Note 4 (developer edition) which is a great phone too. It's better to get plastic contruction than to have a sealed battery which an all metal phone might have to have. It will be interesting what Sammy does with the S6 in Feb or March.

46. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

At least Sammy devices won't blow up or set fire "automatically".

47. royjones

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Listen, this is an insider tip from a former employee of Samsung Jung daegu plant. I have nothing to gain from this. I do not endorse any phone brand. But, this has to come out for the sake of every hard Working consumer... There are 40 million units of unsold galaxy s5 in warehouses globally. Samsung is not going to throw them away especially with these company profit downfall. The memo from the Samsung high executive division are going to salvage everything from the galaxy s 5 and rebrand them as the new galaxy s6.. To cut their losses.. Now, it is up to you ( the reader) to tell your friends / family about this cunning scheme. Cheers 2015

59. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Let me go out on a limb and say that you're completely full of it. Cheers.

65. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

hahahahahahaha. go to h*ll.

2. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

These reports come out to slowly. If the rankings don't come out until the Feb 2015 issue, by then these rankings would seem outdated. Smartphone tech moves so fast.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Congrats, Samsung is beastin too.

4. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So pleased with My Galaxy S5,Batterylife is just Amazing,Camera Spot On,O.k the Critics Pulled Samsung down for using Plastic,but people now days buy Phones on there Performance more than the Look of the Phone,Samsung as Switched to Metal now,but that as made Samsung Upgrade the Prices of there phones,Keep Checking out what the Galaxy S6 will Look like and Will Offer,an i Hope Samsung really Show the Critics that they were so Wrong Pulling the Smartphones Down

39. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

S5 didn't worth its price on release and doesn't worth its price now I don't like apple's pricing strategy as well

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1094; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

good job done Samsung.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Awesome news the note 4 should of been top phone :) lol

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 4, 6/6+, S5, and M8 are my top 5. 6 top phone, N4 top phablet.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1094; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

good choice bro. but I like Flagships from chinese OEM`s as well. Like Huawei etc..

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I haven't had one once of experience with them Zeus, the ones I picked, I actually had hands on with. I friggin live in AT&T.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

At least with AT&T you have other options. On Verizon, I literally can only activate the phones they choose.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ouch. I've always lik d that about AT&T, every phone in there is activated. I take pics/vids, text them to my phone, they really let you play with em. Helps one decide.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Yea I love my iPhone 6 it's my go to phone, but I've come to use the Note 4 a lot as well. The M8 was very solid. Gave it to my mom as a Xmas present she loves it.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm thinking of grabbing an N4 off Craigslist. I really miss having a Note, been having one since the N2. The haters talk crap, but I'm an android fan too.

20. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Same here I like both platforms as well. The N4 is my first note and Its worth it

21. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1094; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

cheers bro.

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

get one.. you wont be disappointed. watching high def videos on it is amazingly sharp and ya just gotta love that camera lol

14. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I agree but phablets are a little harder to get better satisfaction on because there's always those people who buy it and then think it's too big so they'll complain regardless of how good the rest of the phone is.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

This list is crap for the most part. If real techies reviewed it, the results would have been much different. As much as I love mine, the M8 isn't on the same level as the note 4 (even though Samsung and android aren't my cup of tea). The Motorola Droid turbo would also be much higher. Again, I hate when mainstream media and regular people review stuff they really don't know anything about.

19. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Those damn consumers; always valuing usability over specs. As a real techie, I want a 5" AMOLED screen with a Wacom digitizer, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, running 64 bit Windows 8.1 with LTE phone capabilities. As a real-ist, I'm not holding my breath.

60. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

You said "as a real techie" then you went and said Windows 8.1. I might can get you probation, but I'm concerned you'll have to do time.

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