With all the new mobile devices currently available to choose from why did I go with Android?
I researched a variety of different phones, and I ended up picking the Samsung Galaxy S2 from Bell Canada.
Some of the features, like the 8MP Camera and HD 1080p video recording and playback was really want I needed for events and every day posts. Since having my Android, I am really utilizing the Camera capabilities to take pictures and post them to various social media channels. Sharing on the Android is a two click process, and it doesn’t take that much time to upload. The pictures themselves are clean and sharp, and it’s exactly what I need.
The web browsing on the system is really quick, and it has a lot of strong capabilities too. Many people were really excited about the OS with the iPhone 4S, but I heard that the web browsing was a better and faster experience. The AMOLED screen is 4.3 inches compared to the iPhone 4S’ 3.5 inch screen, which is noticeable big at first touch, but great for user experience.
I also have an iPod Touch that I got a couple of years ago, so I got to sample the texting on an iPhone type system before I chose a new phone. I was coming from a BlackBerry, so texting was all I was doing, so I needed a phone that could reach a level similar to that of the BlackBerry. It was slow to change but I quickly found features that made things a lot easier and faster to text.
Voice-to-Text was a great initial feature, that allowed just a click of a button, and I would say what I needed. The only thing was editing the text afterwards took up some of the time, but I hear that can be adjustable.
The biggest texting changeover was the Swype feature, which allows you to text with one finger, just moving along the keyboard. I can see the combination of the Voice-to-Text and the Swype feature being a great alternative to the BlackBerry keyboard in a couple of months, once I get more used to it.
Because Apple only has one product being produced and revamped every 6 months to a year, the next iPhone is only as good as the development team of Apple. For Android, it’s a different set-up. They have multiple companies competing constantly to improve and beat out each other for the fastest, thinnest, most power phone with the best features.
So, Android will have consistently the upper hand when it comes to research and development of not only the product and software, but also the App Market.
There was an HTC Android phone with a 3-D Camera in it!
I was looking at the iPhone 4S heavily, but I decided to change it up and try an Android.
Am I happy with my purchase?
Time will tell about the durability of the phone, but so far so great!