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iPhone 3GS, 3G Top Consumer Reports Survey

Apple's iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G landed in the top two spots in the most recent Consumer Reports smartphone study. The iPhone 3GS took the top spot, and the iPhone 3G took second place thanks to their superior screens, multimedia support, navigation, Web browsing and battery life.

Apple's iPhone performed well compared to the competition in every category except for voice quality. Competing smartphones, however, didn't fare significantly better in voice quality.

The Samsung Omnia tied for second place with the iPhone 3G. The Blackberry Storm and Bold, along with Google's G1 and the Samsung Epix tied for third place, and the Palm Pre tied for fourth place with the Blackberry Curve.

Despite its fourth place ranking, the Palm Pre still rated higher than the iPhone in multitasking and messaging.

The overall point spread between the iPhone 3GS in first place and the Palm Pre in fourth place wasn't very big. The iPhone 3GS scored 73, and the Pre came in with 67.

The tight ranking along with the number of smartphones that tied for the top positions helps show how close the competition is among the top manufacturers -- which ultimately is good news for consumers since the companies will have to continue to innovate or risk dropping out of the ranks.

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Paul said:

Seems kind of ridiculous, to me.  The phones haven’t been out long enough to see how they’ll stand up over time.


gslusher said:

The Samsung Omnia tied for second place with the iPhone 3G. The Blackberry Storm and Bold, along with Google’s G1 and the Samsung Epix tied for third place, and the Palm Pre tied for fourth place with the Blackberry Curve.

That’s not how one figures “placing.” Here’s the correct way:

1. iPhone 3Gs
2T. iPhone 3G
2T. Samsung Omnia
4T. Blackberry Storm
4T. Blackberry Bold
4T. Google G1
4T. Samsung Epix
8T. Palm Pre
8T. Blackberry Curve

A competitor cannot be in third place if there are THREE competitors ahead of it. That would be FOURTH place. Similarly, there are SEVEN phones ahead of the Pre, so it is in EIGHTH place, not fourth. It makes it even worse for the Pre.


gslusher said:

I wonder if this will get through. Every comment I’ve made has been labeled as spam.


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