Android once again dominates smartphone ratings by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine last updated its smartphone ratings in August -- and a lot has changed since then. But one thing that definitely hasn't changed is that Android dominates the ratings. It's almost embarrassing, actually. Here's how it breaks down for the four major U.S. carrier, with positions in parenthesis:

  • Verizon: Motorola Droid X (1), Motorola Droid 2 (2), HTC Droid Incredible (3), LG Ally (4)
  • T-Mobile: Samsung Vibrant (1), HTC myTouch 3G Slide (2)
  • Sprint: HTC Evo 4G (1), Samsung Intercept (2), HTC Hero (3)
  • AT&T: Samsung Captivate (1), HTC Aria (3)

Astounding, actually. Android has the top two rated phones for three out of the four carriers. The only one it didn't have No. 2 on was AT&T -- and that went to the iPhone 3G S, not even the iPhone 4G. In fact, there's a sidebar in which CR writes that it still doesn't recommend the iPhone 4 because of that whole reception thing (though it is actually rated higher than the Captivate, even if it isn't recommended). Be sure the entire breakdown. [Consumer Reports]

Phil Nickinson