Samsung Galaxy S7 Overtakes The iPhone As Consumer Reports’ Best Smartphone

Samsung and Apple are undeniably the two largest smartphone manufacturers on the planet right now. For a good few years, they’ve been competing to create the best smartphone available on the planet. With the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge variant, it appears that Samsung has now overtaken Apple in creating the world’s best smartphone.

The judgment over the new best smartphone comes from Consumer Reports, whose ratings consistently decide what is considered to be the best smartphone on the market. For a good few years, the latest variation of Apple’s iPhone has sat at the top of their ratings, but that’s no longer the case, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now assuming that position. Consumer Reports compile what they consider the of the best smartphones on the planet by taking a look at how a smartphone performs in a variety of aspects.

Samsung’s smartphones have regularly come near the top of their lists in the past but have always fallen short of the top spot because of a few select shortcomings. According to Android Authority, those shortcomings have now been ironed out, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now ready to take the top spot in terms of smartphones.

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The fact that their smartphones now sit atop Consumer Reports’ rankings is sure to be welcome news for Samsung. A large number of consumers turn to the website in order to gain a definitive picture of the best smartphone available on the market. For a good few years, those rankings have told a very similar picture in the respect that while many of Samsung’s devices offer a good experience, it’s not an experience good enough to steal Apple’s place atop their leaderboards. However, with the most recent rankings update, that’s all changed.

In their detailed reports of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Consumer Reports pointed out a number of aspects that they loved about Samsung’s latest smartphones. Under the spotlight were the terrific cameras provided by both of Samsung’s flagship devices, with the outlet citing the cameras as the some of the best they’ve tested in a smartphone. The full report also detailed the fantastic range of exclusive features included as part of the Galaxy S7’s design, many features that Apple had chosen not to include in their latest iPhone. The conclusion from Consumer Reports was clear: the best smartphone that you can buy no longer comes from Apple.

While Consumer Reports are undeniably a name to be trusted when it comes to determining the best smartphone in the world right now, speed tests comparing the Galaxy S7 Edge to the iPhone 6S Plus have found that Apple’s option still has the ability to outdo Samsung’s offering in terms of performance.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 devices overtaking Apple’s iPhone as the best smartphone in the world is definitely a sign of how the smartphone scene is changing. It was once a scene dominated by Apple, with their iPhone being the go-to option when it came to smartphones. However, over the past year, the situation has drastically changed because of improved competition from many Android smartphone manufacturers, including Google themselves. The past year has seen a number of notable smartphone releases for the Android platform, many of which have comfortably outdone the iPhone in terms of performance and exclusive functionality.

Consumer Reports are a well-trusted name in determining the strength of a smartphone, and their decision to rate the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as the best smartphones available on the planet is sure to make excellent reading for Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones are available now in North America.

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