Samsung Galaxy S5 tops Consumer Reports latest smartphone ratings
posted by Alan F. / Jan 01, 2015, 2:42 PM
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.
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lol...........the entire list is dominated by Samsung. Great job, samsung ! Wish the profits could reflect that :/
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 2:56 PM 16
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They're the second most profitable mobile phone vendor OEM among all tiers of smartphones... That's not enough?
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 4:23 PM 9
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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.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 5:28 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 9:19 PM 0
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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
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 6:39 AM 0
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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
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 3:12 PM 5
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Awesome news the note 4 should of been top phone :) lol
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 3:55 PM 0
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Note 4, 6/6+, S5, and M8 are my top 5. 6 top phone, N4 top phablet.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 4:14 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 5:05 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 5:02 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 5:42 PM 1
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