What’s the idea?
So, you’re looking for a new phone. How do you decide what to buy? Obviously, you look for reviews, and you go to all the usual suspects, from major review sites, like Consumer Reports, Wirecutter, CNET, etc. For good measure, you also check some non-expert, regular folk reviews from Amazon, Bestbuy, Target, etc. Are you exhausted already?
Here’s where we come in: We have already collected all the reviews for you, arranged by model and in a pictograph that instantly shows the Critical Consensus as the median rating (the “median” is the middle rating; more below if you’d like the statistical justification) hence you know at a glance where critical opinion falls on a particular product. More positive reviews mean more 5-star ratings, which result in a fatter column of stars and more negative reviews result in a slim column. Follow and read reviews as you wish, but you already know which models rank high and which ones do not.
Where relevant, when there are disparate reviews, we also include under Dueling Critics we include two quotes, one from the critic who gave the film its highest rating and one from the critic who gave it its lowest rating.