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Consumer Reports (via BGR) has declared the Samsung S4 its “new top-rated smartphone” after detailed tests, taking the title from the LG Optimus G.

The S4 delivered top-notch performance in the most critical areas of our tests, including the camera.

The S4 has an excellent 5-inch, high-definition (1080p) touch-screen display, as well as oodles of gesture- and sensor-based tools for accessing and sharing content you create and capture on your phone. The display is sensitive enough to use with gloves on—handy during cold weather …

Consumer Reports also praised the S4’s split-screen multi-tasker and infra-red remote functionality.

Verizon recently announced that the S4 will be available from Thursday (23rd), while Google has announced it will be selling a stock version of the S4 from June 26th.

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