Consumer Reports Thinks iPhone 5S / 5C Are No Match For Motorola Droids


Consumer Reports has recently reviewed Apple’s new iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C smartphones and has given them high scores in their ratings. But at the same time, the influential magazine believes that the 4″ Retina display and shorter battery life are “no match” for Motorola’s latest Droid smartphones.

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The publication found Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner in iPhone 5S to be quite impressive, calling it “surprisingly reliable”. It also acknowledged that the iPhone 5S camera is better than ever, praising its digital image stabiliser. Regarding the iPhone 5C, the review says it is a “compelling offering for budget-minded buyers.” But in the end however, Consumer Reports still thinks that Motorola’s latest Droid handsets are a better buy than either of the two Apple smartphones.

Yet, battery life was still notably shorter than on other phones in our tests, including three of the latest Droids from Motorola, which ran for as long as 24 hours. Also, their small screens, while sharp and bright, can’t beat the larger, sharper displays that adorn flagship models from Samsung, LG, and HTC.

Regarding the display size, Apple has already been reported to be developing iPhones with larger displays measuring between 4.8 and 6 inches diagonally, with reports coming in from reputed sources like WSJ and Reuters.


  • thebruce0

    Battery? If part of your mobile lifestyle is daily charging, battery life is a non-issue. I use my 5S (and did my 4S) heavily every day. Always had my charger and even car charger, most every place I went. Battery life was never an issue.

    Additionally, if I was on going on a long trip knowing I’d have little to no power source (eg, hikes, camping, etc), that’s why I have an external AA battery pack. Again, a non-issue.

    Screen size? 100% entirely subjective.

  • El Cockblock

    You’re charging it wrong.

  • Chrome262

    Mom has the newest droid, and complains about the lack of battery when she is using it for GPS. (yes she should plug it into the car). The main problem with it, is its not intuitive, she has to run to Verizon and take courses on every new droid she gets because there are always functions that have changed or can’t find. Or she calls me, which is funny because I don’t own one, but help her run through it till she finds what she wants. Tried to skype with her, took her forever to get it to work on that dam phone.

  • Damn, that does not sound like fun. Did she ever use an iPhone before?

  • Chrome262

    she has used and ipad, and really likes it, and knows that most of us have iphones. And I told her you can face time through the computers as well with macs. She is getting fed up, she might switch.

  • Jamie

    So they’re basically saying : Slightly superior battery life>Impressive and accurate fingerprint sensor/Outstanding Camera ?

  • teflontaine

    People, why justify crap. Battery life should be better. I have the note 2 which will give you two full days of moderate use. Had to use a s3 loaner for a week and drove me crazy worrying about a charge in the early evening. Was so happy to get my note back. Also iphone more intuitive is a load of sh*t. My 7 year old prefers my phone over her ipod. If this is not true there wouldn’t be ios 7. Its about time apple. Its called a learning curve, get use to it. Mom should stick with her android for her to switch now would make it worse.