If you are ready for a new phone, no doubt you will have realised that there are hundreds of models available, and choosing the right one for you can be tough. Everybody requires something slightly different from their phone and so it should be a personal choice, and you shouldn’t just follow the crowd. Devotees laud the iPhone 4s as the top dog, as it is sleek, easy to use and has access to the Apple App store. However, on the other hand you have the Android crowd with the Samsung Galaxy who claim that they would never dream of touching an iPhone. There are many reasons why you should consider the Samsung Galaxy over the iPhone and here we will demonstrate a few of them.
The iPhone’s screen is beautifully designed and responsive but loses out to the Galaxy screen in terms of size. The iPhone’s screen measures a decent 3.5-inches with Multi-Touch Retina display, but loses out to the Samsung’s massive 4.3-inch HD screen, making it much better for browsing the web and watching movies.
Both of the models feature an 8mp camera, so it’s an even contest in terms of picture quality. The Galaxy has autofocus, an LED flash and a 2mp secondary camera to use for video calling so it certainly ticks all the camera boxes.
If the weight of your phone is something that is important to you then the Galaxy will edge out the iPhone again. Despite its larger screen size, the Galaxy weighs just 116 grams making it a considerably lightweight option. The iPhone weighs 140 grams so will feel significantly heavier in your pocket.
The two phones are comparable in terms of their processors and are quick and responsive in carrying out tasks. The Galaxy S2 has a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor which feels very quick even if you are running a few applications or browsing the web. Apple improved the power on the 4s when compared to the 4, with a dual core A5 chip that is 2x faster than the iPhone 4 and has 7x faster graphics. Although the iPhone 4S has the edge on this one the Galaxy is not far behind.
Although Apple improved the battery life on the 4s, with up to 8 hours on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM), it can’t quite match the Galaxy’s 8 hours 40 minutes on 3G and up to 18 hours 20 minutes on 2G.
From this comparison you can see that the Samsung Galaxy more than matches up to the iPhone 4s, and the lower price makes it a very attractive alternative to the iPhone’s dominance. With the Galaxy S3 set to improve on the S2 and have even better specs, keep your eyes out for Samsung Galaxy S3 deals in the near future.