Friday, August 8, 2014

Why I bought an iPhone?

               Having used an Android phone for more than 3 years, I have been pretty impressed with its battle against Apple. Android as a software is independent and companies can make their own smartphones which would be powered by Android.

              I was looking for a new phone and had narrowed down my search to three phones - Nexus 5, HTC Desire 616 and iPhone 4S. Almost till the end, I had zeroed down to the Nexus 5. But at the last moment, I decided to take a serious look at my 'requirements'. These were:
  • A really nice, bright display
  • Graphics which can handle HD games
  • Smooth user interface
  • Adequate memory
  • Affordable price tag
I had a hands-on on various High end Android devices and none of them could match up to the first three requirements. And then, I decided to go for the iPhone 4S because it was fulfilling all my requirements except the second last. Going for a higher memory device would have increased the price and made the phone out of budget.

So what have I learnt? That don't go on specs like quad core, octa core, 20 megapixel, ppi, etc.

All these numbers are only to fool us. They have no meaning. All the highest specifications of a high end Android Phone cannot match to a three generation old iPhone.

But iPhone has its limitations. It is not customizable. It is very rigid. We have to use it the way it has been shipped. It may not boast of all the tall numbers simply because it is not concerned with them. Rather, it is actually concerned with performance which it delivers. I would extra-polate and say that Apple products should not be compared for specifications. Rather, they should be compared on the grounds of performance and user-experience which is unmatchable.