Android Actually is Better than iPhone, See Why!

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Many people do not understand what Android is and why Android phones are usually better than the Apple iPhone.

Android is a general operating system that has been around for many years and you can find phone that are 5 years old running android. If you take a 5 year old Android phone and compare it to the iPhone 5, yes, the iPhone will be so much faster.

But let us compare Apples to Oranges (or shall we say, Apple & Androids).

If we take the latest Android phone like a Samsung Galaxy S4 and compare it to a iPhone 5 you will see that Android has already far surpassed Apple.

Here are the main differences between the two phones:

iPhone 5 Android Galaxy S4
Memory Card Slot None microSD, up to 64 GB
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15
Dimensions 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in
Internal Memory 1 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Screen Size 4.0 inches 5.0 inches
Second Camera 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps 2 MP,1080p@30fps
SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
Weight 112 g (3.95 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)

 

The Samsung Galaxy with Android has a faster CPU, more memory, a better camera on both sides of the phone, and even comes with the ability to add a mini sd card. So instead of paying an extra $100 for more storage space on your iPhone, Android users can just pay $15 for a 32GB mini SD card from Amazon.

Android Apps are plentiful nowadays and your are not tied into using Apple specific software. Many apps that cost money in the Apple App Store are free on Google Play. Like the very popular chatting app called Whatsapp, Apple users must pay $1 and Android users get it free.

So if you really want the latest and greatest smartphone you are better off going with an Android that came  out last week. If you want the latest and greatest Apple then just go buy the one that has been sitting in Apples warehouse for the past 6 months.

Please share this with all uneducated smartphone users out there! You will save yourself much worthless arguments about which phone is the best!

 

Samsung Galaxy Win

Android Galaxy Win Samsung

It was suppose to be a phone made exclusively for the China market but now Samsung is letting us all get a piece of this beautiful new phone. Today April 8th, they announced that the Samsung Galaxy Win will be sold worldwide.

The Galaxy Win runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, a huge 4.7” TFT screen of WVGA resolution (199ppi pixel density). It has a 5MP camera that shoots D1 video, a 0.3MP front-facing camera and a microSD card slot. The battery has 2,000mAh capacity. Awesome! It will be available in two colors, Ceramic White and Titan Gray. The Samsung Win will be coming to multiple markets in single-SIM and dual-SIM versions. Samsung has yet to disclose pricing and availability.

Stay tuned for more details about what looks to be a promising phone for use Android and Samsung lovers!

Android Galaxy Win Samsung

Galaxy S III Mini vs. Iphone 5

Side by Side Comparison of the leading smartphones in the world.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini versus the Apple Iphone 5

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Apple iPhone 5
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA A1429
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 – GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 – GSM A1429
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
Announced 2012, October 2012, September
Status Available. Released 2012, October Available. Released 2012, September
Body Dimensions 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 112 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density) 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB No
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
Features OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) iOS 6
Chipset NovaThor U8420 Apple A6
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz Dual-core 1.2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML (Safari)
Radio TBD No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator No
Colors White Black/Slate, White/Silver
– SNS integration – nano-SIM card support only
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player – Siri natural language commands and dictation
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player – iCloud cloud service
– Organizer – Twitter and Facebook integration
– Image/video editor – TV-out
– Document viewer – Maps
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, – iBooks PDF reader
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa – Audio/video player/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands – Organizer
– Predictive text input (Swype) – Document viewer
– Image viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input

Rumor – Samsung Galaxy S IV

Here is the latest rumor about the new Galaxy S IV.

We hear that the Galaxy S IV will launch in late February 2013, and will have inside Samsung’s Exynos 5450 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A15 processor, and a 13MP camera.

A 13MP camera wouldn’t be crazy, but don’t get your hopes up. Samsung’s Galaxy Note II was also supposed to have a 13MP sensor, but the company went with the old 8MP sensor instead. Sony couldn’t make enough due to other phones that they had deals with. This time it may be different, and Samsung could be going all-in for 2013.

Besides the camera and chipset rumors, a few days ago it was mentioned that Samsung may be unveiling their own 5-inch 1080p smartphone display at CES 2013, in order to take on HTC. HTC was the first to launch a 5-inch 1080p screen. Rumors have it that Samsung’s 5-incher will be used in their Galaxy S IV.

We expect a powerhouse of a device with the Galaxy S IV, however, we will take these rumors likely until we hear more, hopefully at CES come January 2013.

They say that the Galaxy S IV will be officially revealed at Mobile World Congress but that happens in late February. However, Samsung has said that the February launch date for the Galaxy S4 are “not true,” so we’re not really sure when to expect the new phone.

Most Popular Android Devices

Most Popular Android Devices – Apple Ipad in Top Five???

Popular Android site AndroidUpdate.co with data from over 25 thousand users determines the most widely held Android devices.

Each month, two hundred thousand Android users search for an update for their phone and tablet. Most of those people end up at Android Update .co.

An analysis of data from the Month of August showed Twenty Five Thousand visitors to AndroidUpdate.co used a mobile device to access the site, representing fifty percent of unique visitors.

Here are the Top Five devices that Android Update .co visitors used to access the site.

1. SonyEricsson LT15i Xperia Arc
2. Apple iPad
3. Samsung GT-I9100 Galaxy S II
4. Samsung SPH-D710
5. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

We it quite amusing that giving the strong loyalty Android & Apple users have to their devices that so many iPad users would also be owners of an Android Device.

As we drill down further, it should be an even bigger surprise that number 6 on the list if none other than the iPhone itself!

And since you are dying to know the rest of the list…

7. Samsung Galaxy S
8. Samsung Galaxy Note
9. Samsung Galaxy Ace

Most common version of Android that visitors are using is version 2.3, followed by 4.0, followed by version 2.2. We assume that Android 4.0 users are already itching to upgrade to the new version Android 4.1

Motorola XOOM vs Toshiba Thrive vs Samsung Galaxy

Compare the Motorola XOOM with the Toshiba Thrive and the Samsung Galaxy

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Toshiba Thrive Tablet Motorola  XOOM Tablet Samsung  Galaxy Tab 10.1
Model AT105-T1016 XOOM FAMILY EDITION GT-P7510MAYXAB
Processor
NVIDIA Tegra 2
Processor Speed 1.0GHz 1.0GHz
Battery Type Prismatic lithium-ion Lithium-polymer Lithium-polymer
Display Type Widescreen high-definition touch screen (1280 x 800) High-definition widescreen capacitive touch screen with IPS technology (1280 x 800) TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen touch-screen WXGA (1280 x 800)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 10.1″ 10.1″ 10.1″
System Memory (RAM) 1GB 1GB 1GB
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR2
SD Card Slot Yes Yes No
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce
Adobe Flash Compatible Yes Yes Yes
Front Facing Webcam Pixels 2.0MP 1.3MP 2.0MP
Digital Camera Yes Yes Yes
Digital Camera Pixels 5.0MP 5.0MP 3.0MP
Wi-Fi Built In Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth-Enabled Yes Yes Yes
Audio SRS Premium Voice Suite
Speakers Internal Internal Internal
USB 2.0 Ports 1 0
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports None None
Game Ports None None
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes
Operating System Android 3.1 Honeycomb Android 3.1 Honeycomb Android 3.1 Honeycomb
ENERGY STAR Qualified No No No
Drive Capacity 16GB 16GB
Processor Brand NVIDIA
Internal Storage Type Flash
Storage Capacity 16GB 16GB
Battery Life Up to 10 hours (video); up to 2 days (audio) Up to 14 hours
Data Plan Required No
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
GPS Enabled Yes Yes
GPS Enabled with GPS IC technology
Wireless Capability Wi-Fi
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited
Warranty Terms – Labor 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited
Product Height 0.6″ 0.5″ 10-1/8″
Product Width 10.8″ 9.8″ 6-9/10″
Product Weight 1.6 lbs. 1.4 lbs. 1.3 lbs. (with battery)
Product Depth 7″ 6.6″ 3/8″

Compare Galaxy Nexus vs. HTC ThunderBolt

Compare Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt 4G Android

The two phones Samsung Galaxy Nexus and HTC ThunderBolt, both 4G and Android are very similar as far as features.

The main differences are size, weight and standby time.

Dimensions 5.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight 5.0 ounces 5.8 ounces
Standby Time 280 hours 330 hours

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android

Galaxy Nexus 4G Android