Comparing Various Smartphones and Studying Their Features
Android, Blackberry and Iphone are the three big, heavyweight names of the smartphone sector. But what is the difference between them and do they have specific strengths?
At their core, all three make and take calls and texts, use the internet and contain multimedia elements such as cameras, apps and music playback.
First up is the Android system. It is mostly used on touch screen phones, and so involves swiping and dragging, tapping and zooming your phone to navigate around it. This software offers the user an unrivalled ability to customise the interface and home screen of their phone, and in doing so, personalise it according to their needs. The Android software is constantly being updated for its users.
The Android app market (apps being applications or programs that allow your phone to play games, read the paper, manipulate pictures, and hundreds of thousands of other functions) is huge. Anyone who wants to is allowed to upload and sell their creations, which can lead to some poor quality ones.
Blackberry phones are less about the fun element of the other two and more about communications. They are favored by the business community. One of the principal reasons being their superior e-mailing ability, in particular the "push" element, which means e-mails arrive on your phone when they are sent, rather than requiring your phone to connect to the server periodically and retrieve them. This is both instantaneous and lighter on your battery.
Blackberry phones are often the lightest users of battery power, mainly because they have less going on inside than the iphone and Android, with their touch screens (most Blackberry phones are button centred) and cameras etc. Those in business are also attracted to the Blackberry for its document control abilities, allowing them to view and alter Excel documents and such like.
The iphone, like the Android system, is based on its touch screen system of finger swiping and pinching. Rather than have one area of strength, its adaptability is its selling point; games, cameras, and an app store that has a huge variety of application that are vetted by Apple. This means a smaller selection, but they are high grade. The build quality of the iphone is also superb, with a slick design making it a must have piece of kit for those who like their gadgets to look good as well as perform.
All three phones, by the way, can be recycled and given that they contain some hard to manufacture parts, this is worthwhile doing. Ask in store or online for recycling options rather than let good phones go to waste. Take your older phones and give them to charity.
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