Are you thinking about an android phone?
If you’re thinking about getting a smart phone, and the android phones are on your list, you might want to check this out – 3 reasons you may want to get an iPhone, rather than an android. Visit uBreakiFix.
Reason #1: Screen size and physical quality
The android screens are big. The iPhone size was very carefully thought out. Many of the android phones think they might be a tablet. However, if that works for you, it works for you. In fact, if you can work with a big screen android without buying a tablet, you win. There are a lot of iPhone users who feel they also need an iPad.
The over-all fit finish and feel of the android phones is good, but not quite as good as the iPhone. The iPhone is a beautiful, quality device – there is simply nothing (in our opinion to knock about the feel of it.
Reason #2: Repairs and value retention
You may not care about your phone retaining value, and that’s fair enough. Maybe it is just a low enough price that you can afford not worry about it, and we understand that.
What about the iPhone? The first iPhone, the 2G, is still worth up to $100 in good shape. We think that is remarkable, considering the phone was introduced in 2007. The 3G will still bring about $150, and the 3GS (which is still being made as of this writing) can bring $200 or more, used.
What about repairs? The iPhone is extremely repairable. Independent repair shops are springing up because people love all the Apple devices, and so they are willing to spend the money to have them repaired. If you’re working on living a green life, then there is no other choice in a cell phone. Repairing an iPhone is as green as it gets.
The android phones are repairable, and if you are diligent, you can find a shop that will repair your android, provided it isn’t too old.
Reason #3: Software can be a little bit of a challenge with the android phones.
If you heard or read Steve Job’s biography, you know he was nuts about getting Google for (in his words) “Stealing” the iPhone Operating System. Steve is dead, but Apple is winning in the courts against Google, and it may impact your android phone in the future.
The android operating system is a great operating system. However it lacks the same level of user experience (in our opinion) of the iPhone. The iPhone is intuitive – you can use it like-a-pro minutes after you first handle the iPhone.
The latest android phones no longer have physical buttons. The electronic buttons can be reprogrammed to do different things than they were originally assigned. Android manufacturers do this to save manufacturing cost. However, most people don’t miss having “real” function buttons.
Android efforts to equal the iPhone screen color quality are coming close. If you’re not concerned about color noise on the screen, you won’t miss a thing.
Some people think Apple’s SIRI talking assistant on the iPhone 4S is not their cup of tea. Different strokes for different folks. In our opinion, SIRI is the future – we think we will all be talking to all our devices, sooner than we think!