Android strong in Consumer Reports' smartphone ratings

Consumer Reports' latest smartphone ratings are in September's issue of the magazine (you know, those things made out of wood pulp), and eight Android phones made the "Recommended" list. And Android made the top two phone for three of the four major U.S. carriers. The winners are (in order):

  • Verizon: Motorola Droid (1), HTC Droid Incredible (2), HTC Droid Eris (5)
  • T-Mobile: HTC myTouch 3G Slide (1), Google Nexus One (2)
  • Sprint: HTC Evo 4G (1), HTC Hero (2), Samsung Moment (3)

The AT&T 3G version of the Nexus One wasn't listed under its respective carrier, though it is noted alongside the T-Mobile version. We definitely would have put it above the Motorola Backflip (ranked No. 3 for the carrier), though, and it's odd that CR decided not to.

Other decisions we'd disagree with? The Motorola Devour is ahead of the Palm Pre Plus? Really? The newest Android phone we see listed is the myTouch 3G Slide, so it'll be interesting to see how much more Android dominates next time around. [Consumer Reports - subscription required]

Phil Nickinson