∞ iPhone 4 scores highest in Consumer Reports ratings

In case you’re wondering, you did read that headline correctly. Although Consumer Reports said earlier today that it couldn’t recommend the iPhone 4 because of the antenna issues, the device still topped the list of smartphones. According to John Paczkowski at AllThingsD, Consumer Reports latest ratings rank the iPhone 4 in the top spot. The iPhone 4 scored 76 out of a possible 100 points in the ratings.

The nearest competitors were the iPhone 3GS and the HTC Evo 4G, which were two points behind.

The iPhone 4 was apparrently given an excellent rating for display, navigation, Web browsing, multimedia and battery life. It also received a very good for phoning and messaging and good for voice quality.

Earlier today Consumer Reports said it couldn’t recommend the iPhone 4 because “the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal.”

Just 10 days ago, Consumer Reports said the antenna problems Apple is facing aren’t unique. “Indeed, all cell phones, from the mightiest smartphones to the most basic flip models, must consistently overcome a major communication obstacle,” wrote Consumer Reports at the time.

  • I’m a “…major communication obstacle…” ??? They obviously haven’t met my wife 🙂

    • Jim Dalrymple


  • Barry

    So they don’t believe their ratings either… 😉

  • Cris

    Not that I subscribe to often to conspiracy theories, but some one stands to benefit from keeping this non issue alive as long as they can.

  • Matt

    Unfortunatly it is a real issue. a $300 phone should work out of the box without buying $30 case for it to not drop calls. If you hold your finger across the two antennas on the left side you bars drop to one or 0 if you have 5. If you have less you can lose the signal all together. That is a real problem. There needs to be a free fix issued soon.