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Consumer Reports rates the iPhone 8 and 8Plus higher than the iPhone X…

I’m glad i picked up and 8 Plus…NOT a X….

Consumer Reports today shared its final iPhone X testing results, and while the site has given the iPhone X a recommendation, Apple’s new flagship smartphone has been ranked below the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus in the Consumer Reports recommended list.

The iPhone X did make the Consumer Reports list of top 10 smartphones in the number 9 slot, but the site says it did not beat out the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus because of its poor performance on a durability test. Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus better survived a tumble test for emulating real-world drops and fumbles of about 2.5 feet that can result in device damage, despite the fact that all three devices have glass bodies.

After 50-100 tumbles, one iPhone X model suffered serious body damage, while two others had screen defects. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ended up with just a few scrapes after the test. Front displays for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus all came away unscathed, and the iPhone X did well on scratch tests and water resistance tests….

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Consumer Reports likes FROZEN Bagel’s better that REAL NY ones????

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Forget About IT!

Give me a Break!

New York Bagel’s ARE Better than frozen cookie Cutter mass produced one’s….

ANY DAY!

HANDS DOWN!

DON’T EVEN GO THERE!

The researchers tackled their subject scientifically, rating eight plain bagels and four with “everything” (that’s onion, garlic, sesame seed, and poppy seed, usually) on taste. They also tried them toasted and untoasted to determine any improvements or detriments to flavor or mouthfeel. Consumer Reports also looked at nutritional values, but in our opinion, when it comes to determining the perfect nosh, taste matters more than fulfilling a dietary requirement. The Consumer Reports team found that Kirkland, Dunkin Donuts, and Lender’s Original (ironically not the Bagel Shop variety) were all the best choices. They even went so far as to claim that a Lender’s Original frozen bagel “tastes freshly baked,” that Dunkin Donuts’ bagel had “plenty of pull when bitten, chewy inside,” and found that the Costco bagel had “hints of malt and toasted flavors.”

Ready to take on the food fight, the good people of the New York Post couldn’t take this indignity lying down. Under the headline “Consumer Reports rate frozen, chain bagels ‘very good’,” the authors called out the Consumer Reports testers as “taste duds.” The Post then announced that, “Science and stats are for rubes when it comes to bagel eating.” It’s hard to disagree with that deliciously stinging statement.

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