Every time a reviewer downloads, installs and reviews an app, he or she rates it from 1 to 5/5. Together with users’ rating, it uses to be the first thing a reader looks for.
We chose that scale because we found it easy and straightforward. Any AndroidZoom user can know at a glance if at app deserves his attention or not. As any other subjective measurement, it’s debatable, though there’re a few guidelines that we thought may be useful to all. Therefore, we’ve asked our reviewer team what we should understand when we look at an app rating.
1/5 These apps usually are in early development stages or were uploaded for testing purposes. We seldom have found fraudulent or spiteful apps that obviously are rated with the lowest score. There may be an even more seldom case, where we haven’t been able to install that app in any of our devices (and we have quite a few) and we haven’t achieved to reach its developer.
Luckily, apps rated so low are very uncommon.
2/5 More than half the apps we review fall in this category. There we find from apps that need to be improved on to apps that may be nicely completed but add nothing to the Androidverse, either because there are a lot of apps that do the same better or simply replace built-in functions making minor if any changes.
You should download it if you need that app to fulfill a particular need and haven’t already any similar app installed.
3/5 We like to highlight apps that improve the Android user experience in some way. We can be talking about a good game worth to give it a go, an app that adds some features to vanilla Android or something original, useful and or pretty well presented. It can be innovative, surprising or indeed interesting.
You can download any three out of five app without risk, though it’s always worthwhile to look for a 4/5.
4/5 We can recommend any of these apps without a doubt. To be rated with a four out of five, an app needs to be outstanding in at least its main aspects. For example, if we’re talking about a game, it’d be about graphics, gameplay or something related. If it’s about an app, not only doesn’t disappoint, but also has a smooth performance.
If you need an app of a certain category or are keen on a particular game genre, any 4/5 app will be a success for sure.
5/5 Any app rated 5 out of 5 deserves your attention. Apps rated so high are –or become- usually essential in one way or another. Even if you think you don’t need it or you don’t like that kind of game, you should check it out. Awesome apps surpass expectations and are the best way to discover your device potential.
Not only are highly recommendable, they are the breeding ground for the wonders to come in early future.
That’s all. We just wanted to share it with you all. Happy Android-rating!