Gear review standard bearer Consumer Reports has its new phone rankings out. Some interesting news! The iPhone 4 is still blackballed, the 4S made the cut, and some dubious Androids blow them both away.
The iPhone 4 had, paradoxically, long been ranked Consumer Reports' best phone, while simultaneously not being recommended to buy. Which made one question what exactly the hell "best" meant to the magazine—but here we are in the present day, with a new batch of smartphone rankings out. The iPhone 4S, with an improved antenna design that protects it from ye olde death grip, is now officially "recommended" by CR, yet the iPhone is no longer the greatest of them all.