The AVC rating method
The smartphones are rated with the following AVC rating method we invented.
- Width: We compare the width of the reviewed smartphone with the thinnest smartphone ever created (smartphone with screen over 3.5 inches). The rating comes from the percent of the difference between the two numbers.
- Weight: Same criteria as the width
- Screen: We compare the PPI (pixels per inch) of the smartphone reviewed with the smartphone with the most PPIs. The rating comes from the percent of the difference between the two numbers.
- Camera: We compare the megapixels of the camera and the rating comes from the percent of the difference between the two numbers.
- Second camera: Same criteria as the camera
- Processor: We multiply the number of the processors to the GHz of each processor and then compare the number to the fastest processor of the market. Example. Sony Xperia Z has a quad core processor at 1.5GHz so the score is 6 (4*1.5). We compare this phone to the octa of Samsung Galaxy S4 that has an octacore at 1.8GHz, that means 14.4. So the difference is 42%.
- RAM: We compare the RAM number between the two smartphones
- Battery: Same as RAM
- Android version: We take into account that there are 6 Android versions (Android 4.2, 4.1, 4.0, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1). The phone with Android 4.2 has 100%.
- SAR: We take as 100% the 0 SAR (not possible yet) and 0% is 2W/kg, the euro limit).
- Release date: This shows when the ratings was made. The newest the phone is the bigger rating it takes. So every rating is accurate only the selected date. If the phone is one month old it loses 4% of the 100% (taking into account 24 months with the last month being the month the rating was created)
- Personal review: Smartphones are not numbers, so we test and rate all smartphones by ourselves for Android VIP Club. This number is our personal review rating added to the sum.
- Total: Total rating comes from the average of all other ratings. It’s the final rating published to the table with the best Android smartphones.