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Consumer Reports names Samsung's Galaxy S4 the world's best smartphone

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Tue May 21 2013, 11:16

PRODUCT TESTING OUTFIT Consumer Reports has named Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone the top smartphone in the world, dethroning LG's Optimus G.

Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit organisation that tells subscribers what are the best products on the market, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone is the latest mobile device to pass the outfit's testing. It apparently passed with flying colours, as Consumer Reports named it the world's top smartphone, taking over the title from LG's Optimus G.

The organisation bases its ratings on its extensive product testing, and gave the Galaxy S4 top marks. "The Samsung Galaxy S4, one of the most advanced Android smart phones ever, is our new top-rated smart phone. The [Galaxy] S4 delivered top-notch performance in the most critical areas of our tests, including the camera," said Consumer Reports.

"The [Galaxy] S4 has an excellent 5-inch, high-definition (1080p) touch-screen display, as well as oodles of gesture- and sensor-based tools for accessing and sharing content you create and capture on your phone. The display is sensitive enough to use with gloves on - handy during cold weather," it added.

At first we assumed that Consumer Reports hadn't yet tested the HTC One, which beat Samsung's flagship smartphone in our head to head review. However, we were wrong, and Consumer Reports rated the HTC One in third place after its main Android rival and the LG Optimus G. In fourth and fifth place are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple's iPhone 5 µ


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