Consumer Reports

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

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...

Consumer Reports’ iPhone XS, XS Max Review: Improved Battery, Camera Improvements, Quicker OS Navigation

Consumer Reports' official review and test results of both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reveal considerably better battery life, slight camera improvements, and snappier OS navigation. Respected consumer testing publication Consumer Reports has released its full review of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and concluded that the new duo is better in almost every way...

Consumer Reports: iPhone X has the Best Smartphone Camera by a Long Shot

For smartphones, 2018 will undoubtedly be the year of smaller bezels and notches. Most smartphones manufacturers have to start differentiating themselves based on the smaller things, like whether or not their device has a headphone jack. However, as smartphones continue to evolve, there is one feature that has a high variance among different devices and...

Consumer Reports Recommends Samsung’s Old Galaxy S7 Over iPhone 8

In its newly released smartphone ratings, Consumer Reports has awarded 81 points (out of a possible 100) to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones, beating the iPhone 8's score of 80. What’s worse is that the testing organization has actually recommended the last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 with a score of 80 over Apple's new iPhones (via Tom’s Guide)....

Consumer Reports Pulls Recommendation for Four Microsoft Surface Laptops

After hearing back from users, Consumer Reports has pulled its coveted "recommendation" designation from four Microsoft Surface laptops, saying that the issue is the “predicted reliability” of the Microsoft machines compared to most other brands, which according to the publication was worse by a "statistically significant margin”, USA Today reports. Estimating that Microsoft’s laptops and tablets will...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Ranked Best Smartphone by Consumer Reports

Samsung’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 Plus was rated as the best smartphone by Consumer Reports, a U.S.-based consumer magazine. Korean brands from makers Samsung and LG Electronics dominated the first four in the same ranking. The two Samsung devices came in well ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Consumer Reports, the renowned American...

Consumer Reports Now Recommends 2016 MacBook Pro After Safari Fix

Consumer Reports has retested battery life tests for the 2016 MacBook Pro and now recommends the laptop, after previously noting it could not, due to battery life concerns. After the results were made public, Apple started to immediately “work” with Consumer Reports to understand their battery tests. The first MacBook Pro test resulted in inconsistent...

Apple Comments on Consumer Reports Testing of MacBook Pro Battery Life

Apple has issued a statement to media outlets such as The Loop, to comment on MacBook Pro battery life testing by Consumer Reports, which turned out to be controversial. As it turns out, Apple uncovered Consumer Reports was using a “hidden Safari setting for developing web sites which turns off the browser cache,” which does...

Consumer Reports Refuses to Repeat its 2016 MacBook Pro Battery Tests

Last week, Apple revealed that it is working with Consumer Reports “to understand their battery tests”, following a highly critical report on the battery life of the 2016 MacBook Pro released by the popular review company. Consumer Reports had said that battery life on the new MacBook Pros was “very inconsistent” with results ranging from 4 to 19.5 hours depending...

Consumer Reports Releases Early iPhone 7 Camera Test Results

With the iPhone 7 now available in stores, Consumer Reports has taken the device into its labs to test Apple's claims. The first feature they targeted was the camera, which Apple touted as a key selling point of the latest handsets. Consumer Reports says it has "found [a] major leap in camera performance from the iPhone 6s...