Consumer Reports has officially given their recommendation about the Verizon iPhone 4. It is very similar to the time when they wrote about how they would not recommend the AT&T iPhone 4 because of the antenna issues. Consumer Reports said that the Verizon iPhone 4 has a tendency to drop calls and is unable to make calls in weak signal locations. Duh? By now almost everybody that has an iPhone 4 that a case might be needed to prevent your hand from covering the phone when using the device naturally.
Consumer Reports points out that they carried out a test in a controlled environment with at their National Research and Testing Center in Yonkers, NY. The test engineers mounted each of the phones they tested, which includes the iPhone 4, Samsung Fascinate, Motorola Droid 2 Global, Droid Incredible, LG Ally, and Motorola Droid X. The only phone where there was a meaningful decline when being handled in different ways is the iPhone 4.
Note: I did not listen to Consumer Reports’ recommendation about the AT&T iPhone 4 and I am glad that I didn’t. The iPhone 4 is an amazing phone. That is my recommendation. Below is a video from Consumer Reports about the test they did: