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Consumer Reports: iPhones Are “No Match” for Motorola’s DROID Lineup

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According to the newest Consumer Reports article filed concerning smartphones, the site’s editors have been very impressed with Apple’s newest iPhone offerings, but they are still “no match” to Motorola’s fresh lineup of DROID devices on Verizon. While they were impressed with a working fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S, and were happy with iOS 7′s addition of Command Center, overall battery life and “smallish screens” are the reasons that Apple’s flagships fall to the ULTRA, MAXX, and DROID Mini on Verizon. 

According to their findings, Google Now and Moto’s always listening feature was a serious killer of the iPhones. To top it off, each device features Motorola’s Active Display tech, which even we are major fans of. All of this adds up to Consumer Reports rating each of the new DROID phones over both of the newest iPhones.

If it was us, we would probably recommend the Moto X instead of the DROIDs, but since battery life is such a major player in these ratings, it makes sense that they went with the ULTRA and MAXX.

Via: Consumer Reports

  • bionicwaffle

    Why on earth would you recommend the Moto X over any of the current Droids? I mean other than the fact that the Droid Ultra really shouldn’t exist. If you want a small phone, the Mini is better. If you want a big phone get the battery to go with it. Also, the Maxx doesn’t lose screen space by having three static buttons at the bottom all the time – terrible design! That screen real estate can only be use by some/most full screen video. No games, photos, slide shows, books, web pages, etc. Sure, you might get the updates faster. Frankly, Android is so good now it’s not in desperate need of updates and I’ll take the battery life (3500mAh – do you know how awesome that is?!?!) over the absolute latest cutting (possibly bleeding) edge updates any day.

  • larry91403

    Now that Android & Windows devices are all similar to iOS devices, why does Consumer Reports insist on rating or comparing them to each other? Shouldn’t devices of the same OS being rated against each other? After that it is really personal preference of Operating System. It is the same issue with computers. How can you rate windows and mac computers in the same scale? They are completely different OS’s. If you are looking for a windows computer you aren’t even considering a Mac and vice versa. Consumer Report’s methodology needs to change. Of course Apple makes it hard for them because they really only have one ‘new’ product at a time. But you really can’t say the Samsung X is better then the Apple X because personal preference chooses the OS.

  • master94

    duh, It runs Android and Android will always destroy ios.

  • Alan Bryant

    The most astonishing thing is that anyone takes Consumer Reports seriously…

  • RussyJo

    and now price drop!

  • Big e

    I have always trusted consumer reports, even though sometimes i dont necessarily agree with them. They typically are right. Im sure the isheep will still buy all the apple products though. Anyone that knows anything knows apple is falling WAY behind in technology

  • Redsun

    Hmm… Apple doesn’t fare too well when subjected to objective comparisons.

  • CAPerkins22

    Assuming you’re speaking to a Verizon customer, why would you recommend a Moto X over a Droid Maxx or Ultra? If you need a smaller phone with shorter battery life and a curved rear, I get it (though the Mini gives you most of that). Moto Maker isn’t even available for Verizon customers, yet, right?

    I’m being serious, why would you “probably recommend the Moto X instead of the DROIDs,” Tim?