December 23, 2014
smartphones

When you know that it is time to purchase a new phone and you are unsure about which options would be best for you, you might want to think about doing some research into which phones are available on the market and which can offer you the kind of technology that you need.

Two of the most popular mobile phones on the market today, are the iPhone and the Android. Both have positives and negatives that can affect your decision as to which one you think you should purchase and which can serve you in the long term. Taking a look at each of these products before you buy can ensure that you end up with a phone that is functional, fits within your budget, and can meet the needs of your lifestyle.

 

Choosing an iPhone

No one can dispute the popularity of the iPhone in recent years. It has quickly become a part of our culture, and Apple has risen to be one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The iPhone has several features that will appeal to a younger generation and those with a casual knowledge of technology. The user interface is easy to navigate and Apple does a great job with design. If you are looking to carry a nice-looking phone, the iPhone is probably a good way to go.

It also has a wide variety of applications that interests a younger generation. The camera is high quality, and you will find that you can take great pictures without having to bring a traditional camera along. The fact that most of the applications are easy to operate and that there are so many on offer, is a great selling point for the phone. If you love apps and are looking for a phone that can provide you with hours of entertainment, the iPhone is an excellent choice.

However, the iPhone is expensive for the features it has, and you might find that you are compromising on some of the basic features of a phone in order to have fun applications and a nice design. With the iPhone 6 expected to come out over the next few months, time will tell whether or not Apple can deliver on other levels besides providing a fun experience with your cell phone.

 

Choosing an Android

When a stylish design and a host of applications isn’t enough, you might want to look into whether or not an Android phone would be a better option. Though less recognizable, phones using the Android operating system usually deliver more power and battery life than the iPhone, and in some cases can cost less, as well.

Another great thing about Androids is that they usually have a faster operating system, though you might end up dealing with some more glitches than the usually precise and well-built iPhone. If you use your phone mostly for business purposes, you might find that an Android can deliver you better apps and a better phone–complete with features that an iPhone might lack.

Android phones typically have a larger screen than the iPhone, which can help greatly if you are using your phone to look at spreadsheets and figures. Also, most users tend to agree that the Android is a more customizable device, considering applications tend to work with the user more than the set applications provided by Apple or other providers.

 

The Verdict

When it comes down to choosing the right phone for you, one of the best things you can do is think about how you are planning to use your phone. This can make a difference when you choose between the two. Taking the time to look at the pros and cons of each phone is helpful in determining which one would best match your needs, required functions, and price point.