Samsung Galaxy S5 tops Consumer Reports latest smartphone ratings
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.