Types of Smartphones: What’s Out There?

When you look at buying a good cell phone, one of the first things you will notice is just how many types of smartphones are around. The incredible success of these little pocket computers means that new and improved ones are coming out all the time.

While this means that you have a huge amount of choices, it can also make picking one more difficult as the sheer variety can be enough to confuse anyone.

While they all start off from the basic idea of a cell phone with advanced features there are some other points that you need to take into account in order to make the right decision.

1. iPhone or Android?

These are the two most popular types of smartphones around. iPhone is made by Apple and had a big head start on the Android devices. It still has a much larger market share but Android is making headway into that. If you go for the iPhone there are various different releases available, each with enhancements on the older versions. The most current version is number 4, and each new release is greeted with a frenzy of excitement among smartphone enthusiasts. The Android business model is a bit different in that. It is an operating system owned by Google and other phone firms use it as the system for their own phones. This means that there are far more different phones running on this operating system than on the Apple one. The latest version is 2.3 and new phones on this version are starting to be released in early 2011.

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2. The most up to date model?

As we have just seen, new versions and new phones are constantly being released, meaning that your choice is getting bigger all the time. If you choose the most up-to-date model you will obviously get all of the new features but will almost certainly have to pay more for it. Choosing a slightly older model will get you a less eye-catching model perhaps, but a better price and the knowledge that it is a phone that has been around for a while, and that has been tried out and tested by many people.

3. How big a screen do you want?

If you are going to be playing a lot of games or you have poor eyesight, then you will probably want to pick one with a really big display. Generally speaking, the difference between screen sizes is pretty small on paper but can make a big difference if you plan to use it a lot. The iPhone 4 for example, has 3.5 inch screen and the Samsung Galaxy model has a 4 inch screen. The HTC HD2 is the current model with the largest screen, at 4.3 inches.

4. How slim and lightweight does it have to be?

The difference between types of smartphones phones is, as with the screen size, minimal so for most people this really depends on whether you want a really cool, modern look more than any issues with portability or storage. In general terms the newer models offer a sleeker and slicker style.


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