Samsung Galaxy S4 Ranked as World’s Best Smartphone By Consumer Reports

Samsung Galaxy S4 Front FacingConsumer Reports has ranked the new Samsung Galaxy S4 as its top-rated smartphone, dethroning the LG Optimus G handset. Its rankings are determined by several critical areas of testing, including the camera. In particular, the report praises the Galaxy S4′s screen:

The 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.

Multitasking is another strong point for the Galaxy S4:

A true multi-tasker, the S4 lets you run two apps simultaneously in a split-screen view. For instance, you can watch a video while checking e-mail, or you can use Google Maps and Messaging simultaneously. We did find that battery life and voice quality varied slightly between cell carriers, as with the LG Optimus G.

I’ll still side with the HTC One as the best Android smartphone, but the Galaxy S4 is still almost equally as impressive.

[Consumer Reports]

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