As you all may have noticed, I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S, as I needed a decent Smartphone that didn’t require an expensive contract.
After using it for a few days (since Saturday last week) I have decided to list my likes and dislikes, and why I prefer it (Galaxy S) over an iPhone.
- OS (Android) performs smoothly and rarely locks up.
- The Android Market Place is easier to navigate and comes with more free apps than iOS does.
- Access features such as emulators, animated wallpapers etc without having to jail break.
- Apps have their own separate screen, so you don’t need to spend hours organizing them.
- Many Apps can run in the back ground such as Twitter and Facebook.
- Apps generally look better designed, and are not generically designed like their iOS counterparts.
- Has rotation lock which my iPod touch (8GB 3G model) did not.
- Keyboard is better to use, and looks better.
- Shows you exactly what is taking up the battery life with it’s own built in Application. iOS does not have this function built in.
- The default web browser is fast and efficient.
- FireFox is not on iOS, it is on Android.
- Cheaper than the iPhone.
- Does not require iTunes or any dedicated software to manage media files.
- Touch screen is more accurate than the iPhone
- Text and websites are easier to read than on the iOS retina display.
- HD back camera is great quality both visually, and audio wise. The file sizes are also small.
- Can expand storage capacity with Mini SD cards, where as on iOS you cannot.
- Comes Pre-installed with Anti Virus. iOS does not, meaning iOS is open to viruses and Malware. (This has happened in the past)
- Anti Virus scans everything on the phone quickly. (It is also free)
- Works fantastic with all the emulators I have used. On iOS (Jailbroken) the emulators were bad in terms of performance.
- Sometimes I would end up hitting the options button by mistake.
- Video camera can be rotated so when viewed on a computer the footage is upside down. This is offset by rotation lock.
- Lock Screen can sometimes be a pain to unlock, not as quick as the lock screen on iOS.
- Front facing camera is not of that great quality.
- Android Market place has some virus issues with certain Apps (although I have yet to encounter any).