"I never comment but feel compelled to by this review."4.0 starson by JonathanThill
Pros: Design= 9, Features= 9 performance= ? (don't own yet)
Cons: My issue is not with cnet's top phone reviewer giving a fairly negative review, but rather that he gives it an Excellent rating then knocks it the entire video. If you are going to verbally explain how common the phone is, own up to it in the scores
Summary: I understand that reviews of highly anticipated phones can be quite controversial, but one way some sites try to straddle the fence is to give the phone a decent numerical score while sharing what they truly believe on video. I value CNET as an objective reviewer of consumer electronics, but any more of this double talk will lose my confidence in either the objectivity or the consistency of the reviewers. Additionally, as an advertiser on a site of this magnitude, I would be concerned if even the most dedicated followers are this disgruntled over the quality of the site's original content. I beg you, please try to be more consistent and objective, while maintaining a critical perspective of consumer electronics. We, as consumers, already have lost confidence in Consumer Reports, please don't scuttle the CNET boat yet.