Samsung’s Galaxy S beat out the iPhone to take the top spot in Consumer Reports’ smartphone rankings.
Both models run on Google’s Android operating system.
Consumer Reports scored each phone based on voice quality, ease of use, battery capacity, camera quality and other criteria.
The magazine still does not recommend the iPhone 4, cautioning buyers against purchasing the device.
In July, Consumer Reports reported a hardware defect in the iPhone 4′s antenna design, which caused the device to lose reception when held a certain way, prompting Apple to give away free cases to alleviate the problem.
However, the magazine said it still wouldn’t recommend the iPhone 4 because Apple put the responsibility of a remedy on the owner.
“The iPhone 4 is a fine performer. However, Consumer Reports’ tests found that if you touch a gap on the phone’s lower left side, you could lose your connection,” the magazine stated. “Apple says to call customer service to request a free bumper to alleviate the problem.”
The new rankings come amid recent news that Android has leapfrogged over iOS to become the number two smartphone system used in the world.
With Consumer Reports’ recently released list of top smartphones being almost all Android-based models, the operating system shows no signs of stopping among consumers.