iPhone or Android? How to decide?

David Gewirtz weighed in recently in his ZDNet piece titled "How to decide: should you buy an iPhone or an Android phone?" Here are a few things one should consider when deciding between the iPhone or an Android based phone:
  • 4G/LTE: Android phones support very high speed mobile broadband. iPhones don’t.
  • Physical keyboard: A few Android phones have physical keyboards but the iPhone doesn't.
  • Voice recognition: Both Apple and Android have voice recognition.
  • Accessories: If you have adapters and accessories for a platform already, that might be the one you’ll go for.
  • Familiarity: If you’re upgrading a phone, do you want to stick with an environment you know?
  • Apps: If you made your choice based on number of apps, the score would be tied.
  • Customizability: If you want to deeply customize your phone, the choice can only be Android.
  • Camera: In test after test, the iPhone 4S bested the various cameras in Android phones.
I have heard that Apple nickel-and-dimes iPhone owners when they add apps but do not know if that is true or not. I do know that all of the Android apps that I use is free. After years of struggling with my Palm Pre (not too many apps on that phone) I really like my Android powered phone. I like the seamless interface with the Google email, calendar and contact apps - it is great having the same calendar and contacts on my laptop and my phone.

What has been your experience? In hindsight, do you wish that you bought a different phone?

1 comment:

  1. I have have a Motorola Atrix and love it! It is my first android phone. It is easy to use and great for work. My husband and I have always used Motorola because we live out in the country and it has been the best with service out where we live. I am not sure why, but it has just been great! When I am at work, I can switch to my work face (not sure what it is called) and I have everything set up just for work there. If I need to make an important and fast call to the office, (I work at a school and with special needs children) I just have to tap on the icon and it goes through. I have had no problems as of yet. I don't think that I will ever use an iphone. LOL I just wrote a book.


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