Apple has built one of the best smartphones of 2021, at least the American counterpart of Stiftung Warentest says. What is interesting is that of all things the expensive and large iPhone 12 Pro Max received this award. But the rest of the iPhone 12 models also did well.
Apple can write another important distinction in its references. It comes from the American magazine and consumer service Consumer Reports, a kind of US version of Stiftung Warentest. The consumer advocates signed that iPhone 12 Pro Max (Affiliate link) as one of the best smartphones of this year. This decision is remarkable: Like the German Stiftung Warentest, Consumer Reports also looks closely at the price and is less inclined to label the most expensive choice of a lineup. Here, however, the extra price is justified, because the iPhone 12 Pro Max offers a large display, a few extra hours of battery life and a better optical zoom than the iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is very large
However, the consumer advocates also saw a weakness in the size of the 6.7-inch smartphone: Even long fingers are too short for one-handed operation, which is why some customers would be better served with the iPhone 12 Pro. This model also received a very good result with 84 points, again, excitingly, one point less than the older iPhone 11 Pro Max, probably due to the better price-performance. The iPhone 12 Mini received 79 points, one more than the iPhone 12.
In the Android camp, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G landed at the top, and according to consumer reports, the best budget smartphone is the OnePlus Nord N10 for $ 300.
The test can be found here with all the details.