iPhone vs Android
- #1 Carriers. The iPhone is available on 2 carriers; Android phones are available on 9 carriers.
- #2 Price. In general you'll pay more for the latest and greatest iPhone than you will for a comparable Android phone.
- #3 Don't like typing on a touch screen? Some Android phone have slide-out keyboards; iPhones are touch screen only.
Fastest text in the West. 2010 Speed Text Tournament winner. Michael Zhang thumbed in 26 characters in just 1.5 seconds. www.facebook.com/mobilemag.
- #4 Screen size: Motorola Defy (T-Mobile) - 3.7"; Samsung Captivate (AT&T) - 4.0"; Samsung Epic 4G (Sprint) - 4.0"; Motorola Droid X (Verizon) - 4.3"; Apple iPhone (Verizon & AT&T) - 3.5".
- #5 Battery life varies depending on how you use your smartphone, but you'll probably have to plug in daily whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone.
- #6 Durability. The iPhone is sleek and beautiful, but it's made of glass. Android phones are typically bulkier, but able to better withstand abuse.
Butterfingers. Ever dropped your phone in the toilet? There's Facebook page for that. www.facebook.com/pages/People-Who-Drop-Their-Cell-Phones-in-the-Toilet/177404387516.
Illustrated by Dean Salamone.
Sources include: http://www.consumersearch.com/cell-phone-reviews/apple-iphone-4; http://www.consumersearch.com/cell-phone-reviews/motorola-droid-x; http://www.consumersearch.com/cell-phone-reviews/htc-evo-
4g; http://reviews.cnet.com/iphone-4-review; http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/01/motorola-droid-x-review; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367811,00.asp.