Consumer Reports, whose considered opinions on products tend to be taken seriously, has called the iPhone 5 "a winner" in its review, but said in a press release that the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III was "still king."

CR gave the phone a coveted "recommended" badge, praising, as we did, the iPhone 5's thinner, lighter frame and extra screen space. The reviewers noted that the improved specs do in fact put it well above much, if not all, of the competition.