Ok, so I have a friend that has taken me to task saying I am biased about my view. Well, I am a little biased as I have never been a fan of Apple for two reasons, cost and features. When I can spend less for a similar device that is equal or better than why would I spend the extra on a product. When it comes to a name, quality is what I look for, not how prestigious it is. It is like difference between a Chevy Suburban vs. the Cadillac Escalade in some ways. You pay a lot more for the Cadillac name than the Chevy and have nearly the same vehicle. But in the case of Apple vs Android, you get more features with the Android.
The following article is from CNET and a review of the iPhone5. Now I read this short article and they talk about the two new big features, the 4″ screen size and 4g LTE. But the fact is Android already has a 4.3″ screen, and has had 4G LTE for months. If read through some of the comments, several mention that it is till behind the Android.
But let’s do a comparison for phones and features and cost. I have included a table where I compare the features. There are three areas, maybe four if testing can be verified that are better. The Wireless capability, display, number of devices when used as a hotspot (but who would use 10 with slowness by so many devices), and processor if testing can be verified.
While video is slightly behind Android, still, the one big feature I always look for in any mobile device is replaceable battery, and Android has this.
Apple still will not have Adobe Flash support. It doesn’t appear to support WMV, ASF, or MPEG video formats, they will have to be converted to be used.
So when you consider the cost and features, Android is still my hands-down favorite.