Samsung gets 3 on Consumer Reports’ top 10 list

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Samsung gets 3 on Consumer Reports’ top 10 list

U.S. Consumer Reports has included three products from Samsung Electronics, notably its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone, among its top electronics products of 2012.

Two other gadgets by the Korean company were noted for their performance and innovation and also named in the December Annual Electronics issue of the U.S. magazine, which is published by Consumers Union.

They are the Galaxy Note 10.1, a 10-inch tablet that is distinguished from Apple’s iPad by its memory-card slot and stylus pen, and a 1,330-watt blu-ray home theater system with a vacuum tube and premium speakers that goes by the model name HT-E6730W.

The latter received an “excellent” mark, the first given to a product in this category since Consumer Reports began evaluating it in 2009.

Samsung’s 4.8-inch Galaxy S3 became the world’s best-selling smartphone in the third quarter to topple the iPhone after it had dominated the market for over two years.

While Samsung had several products on the top 10 list, which is released every December, archrival Apple only had one, the iPhone 5. The iPad was not included.

The December issue features 30 pages of advice for buyers, including ratings and reviews of more than 600 of the hottest electronics products on the market, ranging from tablets and laptops to smartphones, e-book readers, printers and headphones.

Also on the list were the: Nikon Coolpix S300c, a smart camera running on an Android operating system; Vizio Cinema WIDE XVT3D, an ultrawide-TV; Sonos Play:3, a compact stereo system; Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 camera; Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST50, a 55-inch full-HD 3-D plasma TV; and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet PC, with a 8.9-inch screen.

In its November issue, Consumer Reports gave top marks to Samsung’s two-door refrigerator among 87 rival models.

By Seo Ji-eun []

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