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Consumer Reports Tells Us iPhone 4 Is Best On The Market But, Don't Buy It

July 13, 2010

Here's an interesting reminder for those of you who enjoy a bit of irony with your morning coffee, kindly noted by AllThingsDigital. Despite Consumer Reports' recent announcement, stating that they "can't recommend" the iPhone 4, the handset has still been labelled as being the best on the market. The iPhone 4 scored two points ahead of its predecessor; the 3GS, and rival handset the HTC Evo 4G, after scoring "excellent" in a large number of categories - giving the phone an overall score of 76%.

As you can see from the above results, Consumer Reports granted the iPhone 4 an "excellent" rating for display, navigation, web browsing, multimedia and battery life; a "very good" for phoning and messaging; and a "good" for voice quality. However, despite these glowing results, Consumer Reports cannot recommend the iPhone 4 handset to readers of the site due to the infamous antenna issues we've all heard so much about. Furthermore, they're not going to recommend the device until Apple comes up with a permanent, free fix. In other news, Apple has reacted to the criticizm by removing every Consumer Reports-related thread from its online support forum, in an unsuccessful attempt to suppress the announcement. So, what do you think? Would you agree with Consumer Reports' scoring of the iPhone 4? Have you experienced antenna issues with your phone? As always, let us know in the comments box below!

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