iPhone 11 Pro Max Takes the Top Spot in Consumer Reports’ Smartphone Rankings

Apple’s newest lineup of iPhones has earned praise far and wide, and now Consumer Reports is chiming in.

According to a new report from the publication, the iPhone 11 Pro Max topped the publication’s smartphone rankings, with the smaller iPhone 11 Pro earning second place. Consumer Reports highlighted the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s battery life:

For one thing, the battery life is much better. The iPhone 11 Pro Max lasted a more than impressive 40.5 hours in our testing. That’s the longest stretch of any phone currently listed in our ratings. And it marks a big turnaround for Apple. Just a few years ago, iPhones tended to lag behind the competition in this area.

The report also praised the device’s triple-camera setup:

Apple has consistently set high standards for smartphone cameras, and those on the new iPhones have outperformed their predecessors. The company has also added a camera with an ultrawide lens to all three of its new phones, a feature already available on this year’s Galaxy phones.

The report also notes that the A13 chip found in all three 2019 iPhones is significantly quicker than last year’s models as well as current flagship Android smartphones, while durability was another important factor with the iPhone 11 lineup holding up well during tests.

Despite Consumer Reports declaring Apple’s latest iPhone models as its top picks, it did note that the devices barely edged out the competition.

“Just six points separate our first- and 10th-ranked phones,” the report said. Consumer Reports added that some categories are separated by just fractions of a point.

Take a look at the entire report over at Consumer Reports.

P.S. - Like our news? Support the site: become a Patreon subscriber. Or shop with our Amazon link, or buy us a coffee! We use affiliate links when possible--thanks for supporting independent media.