Smart phones are becoming a pretty standard thing in America. About 1 in 2 American's own a smart phone. Along with the fact over 900,000 Android phones are activated every day, it's safe to say that we are headed into an age where phones are getting faster and better every month, but the real question everyone asks is, should I buy an Android or an iPhone, hopefully after reading this article, you will have a better understanding as to which phone is appropriate for you.
I realize that this blog is mostly about Android phones, but I will try my hardest not to be biased in my opinions, but for the record, I refuse to own an iPhone until it is the best phone available, and that has yet to be the case. I will go over a few pro's and con's of each phone.
The Apple iPhone
The biggest pro for the iPhone is that iOS (Apple's operating system) is far more simple and easy to use than Android. For those of you who are not exactly "tech-savy" or just don't have the time to sit around and mess with your phone, than the iPhone is the way to go.
Another pro for the iPhone is the Retina Display. Apple does a fantastic job and making screens for its devices, and the Retina Display is absolutely beautiful for the iPhone.
The next pro for the iPhone, is that is works perfectly with iTunes. iTunes backs up all of your app's, contacts, music, pictures, and everything in between.
The biggest pro for the iPhone 4S is that it is not an LTE device. Many people will tell you that their iPhone is a 4G device, which is true, but not 100% true. ATT's idea of 4G is HSPA+ , which is faster than 3G internet, but nowhere near on the same level as LTE. If you want looking to buy an LTE phone (Android or iPhone) I suggest going to Verizon, because they have the largest LTE footprint of any other phone company. Now, most Android phones today are all LTE capable, no iPhone out to date is, however, the iPhone 5 will be LTE, so if you want true 4G LTE internet on your iPhone, I suggest waiting it out for the new iPhone to come out
The next con isn't really a con, but it could be to some people. Screen Size. The iPhone 4S has a screen size of 3.5 inches, which is pretty standard in today's world. However many Android phone's coming out can range anywhere from 4 inches, all the way to 5 inches. You might think to yourself, "gee whiz, why would I want my phone screen to get any bigger than it already is?" Well, I had the same exact thought when switching from my HTC Droid Incredible to my Motorla Droid Razr, and I will tell you right now that a bigger screen is better. It makes reading, texting, movie watching, 1000x easier than on the tiny screen. You might not like it at first, but you will get used to it, and you will never want to go back. The iPhone 5 is rumored to have a 4 inch screen, which is fairly small compared the the 4.8 screen of the newly released Samsung Galaxy S III (which I totally recommend you buying if you need a new phone)
Overall I definitely recommend getting an Android. With the massive screens, 4G LTE capabilities across multiple wireless providers, and overall better hardware in every way almost, you'd be dumb to buy an iPhone. I will write another 2 articles on why people who buy iPhones and think they have the best phone are the most annoying people on earth, and another article containing pro's and con's of an Android phone. Stay posted, donate, and please vote on the right it would help me a lot with writing :)