With vast array of selections to connect GPS or MP3 in the internet through the use of Smartphones, it’s not too difficult to get lost when choosing the one that best fits your needs. The thing is, you have a lot of choice of platforms and each one has its own strengths and downsides. Also, you have two choices when purchasing your Smartphone – either through a plan or buy it outright. To make up what’s what with buying a Smartphone, here’s the lowdown.
If you compare the cost side by side between buying outright or buying the phone through a plan, you pretty much have the same price to go on. Out of pocket, you’ll have to shell out approximately $500 to $1000 more or less if you want to buy it outright. If you scour the market thoroughly, you can find something that can give you a few dollars savings but some asks for a more than $1,000 tag price. In terms of buying a plan, you’re going to spend like $50 to $70 on the most current models of Smartphones but you can always go for last year’s model at $20 a month. It would all depend on your budget and the features you can’t go without.
If you go with the Android, you’ll have a number of options on handsets and price points. You can also buy one with features as a basis. The best that you get with Android is that it’s got an open OS and also allows you to work with large applications market. On the downside, you have a big chance of getting a handset that will make some applications go bonkers. The Android is not as rigidly controlled as with Microsoft or Apple.
Windows Phone 7 has a very simple and easy tile arrangement navigation. This means that it’s a very user-friendly phone to use. If you’re a gamer, you’ll have a great deal of fun with the integration of Xbox Live. The same as with the Android, the application market of this platform is quickly growing. As for the minuses with Windows Phone 7, you only have a limited choice of handsets.
With the Apple iOS, it’s different because this has the largest application market. This translates into flexibility most especially in line with entertainment. Music, games, you name it, Apple iOS has it. In relation to the cons, Apple controls applications with an iron fist. If you’re looking for things like weather, Twitter feeds and so on, you won't find it here.
Finally, for the Blackberry OS, this would be the Smartphone for you if you’re in business. Many of its applications would cater to your needs in line with emailing messages quickly. On the other hand, you would be running into a problem with the quality of the handsets if you’ve been using your Blackberry for too long. What’s even worse is that you’re at the mercy of operators to get its operating system upgrades.
With many different choices, you have to take these platforms for a test run when you’re at your local mobile store. Besides looking for a smartphone that will cater to your needs, you also have to keep an eye out for a great Smartphone that will also fit your style of use.