Nokia, the mobile phone giant has lost considerable market share to Samsung and other players in the market. I am sure most of us have stopped even considering Nokia as an option while buying a new smartphone.
So, this post is basically meant for people who are confused between an Android (Google’s OS), Apple iPhone (iOS) and a Blackberry (RIM)
Well all these smart-phones have their own set of pros and cons. Lets have a look at the most basic advantages and disadvantages that come along with these devices.
1. Android Phones
Excellent software/application support
Thousands of Apps (free) to download online
Wide variety of phones (to suit your budget) – Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola
Frequent OS updates (for improving performance)
Android phones can also function as a router to share Internet.
Some phones become sluggish (slow) after installing many apps.
Most of the Android phones are touch screen phones without keyboard (there are a few exceptions)
Most of the features need internet (which is not major issue now)
If you are buying an expensive android phone you might not like the fact that there are many phones available at really cheap prices which operate on Android.
Verdict: If you love to experiment with new apps and games, and chat with your family and friends on whatsapp and other messengers, this phone is for you.
2. Apple iPhone 4/4S
Amazing software support
Very good battery life
Touch screen sensitivity is mind blowing
Camera is great
Visuals are very nice and eye catching
Very snappy processing
Does not become sluggish even after installing apps
It gives you a good feeling (If you don’t have an iPhone, you dont have an iPhone) – Exclusivity, for brand concious people
Many of the good apps are paid (not free)
Micro simcard support only (Normal SIM Card dosent fit into it)
No Flash support in the web browser
No file transfer over Bluetooth or USB Mass Storage mode
No hardware shutter key for the camera
No FM radio
No keyboard, No stereo speakers
No microSD card slot
Too dependent on iTunes for loading multimedia content
Poor loudspeaker performance
Hardware cannot be opened manually like other phones
Verdict: If you love visuals and experiencing new games and softwares in your free time and can shell out a lot of money then this phone is for you.
Excellent Connectivity (Messengers viz BBM, yahoo, gtalk, whatsapp work seamlessly)
Amazing email client (can also sync with your enterprise server)
Most user friendly qwerty keyboard (easy typing)
Very fast and snappy
Battery life not great in some models
Camera quality not great
Application support is bad
Almost all models have similar utility and features. (Minor change in visuals cz of the new OS)
Verdict: If you are always on the go and have to reply to your emails instantaneously; love chatting with family and friends and don’t care about applications then this phone is for you. There is a wide range of models to select from.
You can check out this youtube video which shows the functionality of all the three devices simultenously