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Consumer Reports ranks latest Galaxy S4, latest Droids over iPhones
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 11:26am

Although the iPhone 5s and 5c are both great phones, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the latest Motorola Droid models -- the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra, and Droid mini -- are currently better choices, says Consumer Reports. The Droids in particular are said to have superior battery life, and larger displays. CR also points to some software advantages, such as Google Now and Motorola's Active Notifications.



The iPhone 5s is lauded for its 64-bit processor, high-quality camera, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which the publication says makes unlocking a phone faster than using a PIN or password. The iPhone 5c, meanwhile, is described as a "compelling offering for budget-minded buyers." Both phones are said to benefit from iOS 7, which includes things like Control Center and improvements to Siri. The two major complaints with the 5s and 5c could be solved next year. Apple is rumored to be testing iPhone screens up to 6 inches in size, which would put Apple devices in better competition with Android phones, many of which are now over 4.5 inches in size compared to the iPhone's 4. The Galaxy S4 and Droid Maxx each use 5-inch screens.

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