The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the best smartphones you can buy right now, claims a new report.
According to Consumer Reports, the two Samsung smartphones were ranked well ahead of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The rankings put the Samsung Galaxy S8+ as the top smartphone, followed by the Galaxy S8 in second place. In third spot was the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, with the LG G6 in fourth, ranked ahead of the iPhone 7 Plus in fifth place.
The excellent battery life, “stunning” cameras and bright and colourful displays on the Samsung phones were praised by Consumer Reports.
The camera on the Galaxy S8 Plus is capable of vibrant photos and offers good performance in low light, the publication said.
“If you want a stunning camera, long battery life, and gorgeous display in a water-resistant package, one of these could be the right phone for you,” said Jerry Beilinson from Consumer Reports.
The independent and impartial product testers also praised the robustness of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ after both phones were able to survive being dropped in a special pressurised tank.
Samsung also took top spot in the rankings in 2016 with its Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The rankings also come less than a year after Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy Note 7 due to manufacturing issues with batteries which resulted in some models catching fire.
However, Consumer Reports said there were no such issues with the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with the publication commenting that both phones had some of the best battery life of any smartphone reviewed.
It is perhaps worth pointing out that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are much newer phones than the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, which were released 9 months ago.
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8 in September.