Best Smartphones in 2021 Include Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max: Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports has released its list of the best smartphones of 2021, and when it comes to the ‘Best iPhone’, the publication has naturally picked Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max.

“Apple’s latest super-sized flagship phone features a faster processor, a super-sharp OLED display, top-notch cameras, and, for the first time, 5G connectivity,” writes Consumer Reports.

“That last factor eliminates a once-prominent shortfall for Apple, allowing the 12 Pro Max to go toe-to-toe with high-end as well as certain moderately priced Android phones with 5G hardware,” added the publication.

While 5G is an important evolution of wireless speeds, for most Canadians the networks are “not a game changer” yet, according to this PCMag analyst.

As for the best Android phone of 2021? Consumer Reports says that’s the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. The best budget phone is the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, while the ‘best phone for all-day battery life’ is the basic OnePlus Nord N100, with 48.5 hours of battery life tested.