Smartphones have been the kind of phone mostly everyone wants to get their hands on nowadays. Although maybe just settling for a phone where you can at least call and text is more practical, the other features these smartphones offer like surfing the internet and video calling and whatnot do prove that they are rather efficient and can make daily things a little more convenient.
In the world of smartphones though, first time buyers usually have this pestering question in mind: Apple or Android? These are the two kinds of smartphones that are both showing the world some promise. However, they may both be cool but of course they have their differences. So how do you know which exactly is for you?
One-of-a-Kind Hardware vs. Variety
Since Apple is the only company that makes iPhones, so there really just only one kind of iPhone hardware and software only that occasionally Apple releases upgraded versions like the latest iPhone 5. With Androids though, well many companies can make their own Android smartphones. Samsung, LG, Motorola, you name it. There are lots to choose from with Android phones.
Both though have their fair share of tech problems, like overheating and crashing apps. There definitely is more to choose from with Androids whereas with Apple you can only choose from whether you could get an iPhone 4, 4S or 5.
Getting the Latest OS or Playing the Waiting Game
Androids are reputably slow when it comes to releasing new OS, maybe because there are so many versions of Android phones. Some Android makers do not even bother updating their phones actually. But it is another story with Apple, because as soon as the latest OS is out and released, a notification will pop up on your iPhones for you to download it.
So if you are not the patient type and would like to get the latest downloadable OS as soon as you can, then the iPhone is the smartphone for you.
Is Size Really a Matter?
When it comes to Apple’s smartphones, their latest addition the iPhone 5 is not any wider, but is actually taller. However if you are into having a big phone, then an Android is for you. The Android smartphones can have a screen size as big as 5.3 inches. But then again, would it not be a little awkward to put a rather big phone to your ear when you are just trying to make a call?
But then again it all boils down to personal preference, I have always been an Apple junkie but there are some good Androids out there for those who do are not into the Apple scene. Both can actually offer pretty good smartphones.