5 Things to Look into Before Choosing a Smartphone
Smartphones have become a need rather than luxury over the years. A simple mobile phone just won’t do.
Especially not since you always need to be with your friends (via social networking), constantly need to check your emails (that business meeting can be rescheduled anytime), and because your learned ADD requires feel the need to have music, videos, games, and other forms of entertainment with you at all times.
So you go shopping for a smartphone. But which one? There is an array of options available out there and for the non-expert, deciding which one to get can be mind-boggling.
And if you’re a user who just wants to be able to use it for earlier mentioned reasons, chances are you are going to be lost in the haze of apps, displays, and shiny glitzy covers at your cell phone carrier store, being bombarded with info on iPhone spy apps and cell phone monitoring safeguards and whatnot which you probably can’t make head or tails of anyway.
But despair not, looking at 5 quick things will help you decide whether to opt iPhone or Android, the two leading choices.
Are you one of those people who get nervous just holding a smartphone? If you think you’re clumsy and don’t have the temperament to operate sophisticated tools and buttons, then the iPhone is a much better choice than Android. It’s a simple interface and it even has Menu and Back options which Android doesn’t.
2. Tapping or Typing?
How do you prefer to use the device when it comes to your fingers? If you find using a touch screen to type out the bane of your existence then you should definitely opt for an Android. A number of Android phones come with physical QWERTY keyboards which make life a lot easier for the non-touch minded.
3. Flash Videos
The amount of websites you visit and the number of videos you view via mobile will greatly determine your use of Flash content. If your usage is minimum or non-existent then either Android or iPhone will be fine for you. However, if your web browsing entails a lot of Flash content sites then Android can support these infinitely better.
If you’re an app nut then you’ll have to opt for the iPhone. Most apps come out for iPhone first and reach Android later. If we ‘re to compare apps which are offered, Apple wins with over 500,000 apps being offered and the number is constantly on the increase.
If apps are your ambrosia, then look no further, the iPhone is the demi-God device which bequeath them to you.
If you’re looking for a phone that gives you more security, then the iPhone is again your choice. Though there are constant threats of iPhone spy apps seeping into your system should you choose to jailbreak the system, the chances are you’re better off going with Apple and its default settings than the already open OS of Android. That way, third-party apps won’t be allowed and since the Apple Store already boasts the largest number of apps, you won’t feel you’re missing out on much.
You may be a first time user or you may be someone making the choice independently for the first time. And since smartphones have turned into an encyclopedia category in their own right, this may seem a tougher job then it really is. Problems occur with every device but sifting through options simply because you’ve been told to be wise or face the viruses and computer monitoring apps is just silly. So put all the reading material aside; assess your needs and make a choice based on that. Smartphones are meant to make our lives easier, not more taxing.
Author Bio: Natalia David has been a regular contributor as tech writer. She has written a lot of articles on PC monitoring and cell phone monitoring. For more details please visit mobistealth. You can also follow her on twitter @NataliaDavid4.
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