iPhone Vs. Droid: Battle Of the Smartphones

As I glance around a public place or even my office, I notice my fellow compadres quietly working, communicating, and entertaining themselves on their smartphones. As a new Apple® iPhone®  owner, I can’t help but wonder, “Did I do enough research? Does the Droid™ user sitting across from me really get a better signal?”

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The iPhone has been a smartphone leader since phones got smart. Apple’s sleek design and sexy marketing gave them an early edge. However since the iPhone 4’s initial antenna issues, Droid has been steadily gaining ground. Now, even loyal iPhone users are beginning to question their purchase decisions as Droid steps up to the proverbial line in terms of functionality, design, and speed.

The next generation of super smartphones, the iPhone 5 and Droid Bionic, is set to roll out later this year. While none of the phone features have been officially confirmed, many tech-savvy developers are speculating on what advances will be made and how the phones will compare.

Comparing Smartphones: iPhone Vs. Droid

Apple has built a strategy out of proprietary technologies. Because of this, many of its applications are closed-sourced. In contrast, Android phones are slowly gaining market share from Apple by offering more flexibility and open source options. As a result, Apple is rumored to be taking notes from their competitor, designing the iPhone 5 with more open-source flexibility, a larger screen and, possibly, an upgrade to a 4G network.

 


 

 

Camera

Processor

Screen

Network

iPhone™ 5

8 megapixels

Dual core A5 processor

To be determined but likely larger than current model

Likely 3G but to be determined

Droid™ Bionic

8 megapixels

Dual core processor

4.5 inch qHD screen

4G

 


At this point, it’s all speculation as to which Smartphone is the reigning winner. It is definitely clear that each phone has its inherent benefits.

Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.”

“DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm, Ltd. and its related companies.”


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