Wednesday, October 5, 2011

iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S II.Who Will Win?

Finally Apple's latest smartphone is out! is not the much-anticipated iPhone 5...instead it is just a flimsy upgrade to to their iPhone 4. Apple unveiled their iPhone 4S much to the dismay of their eager loyalists and would-be buyers. Why? Because this time...Apple have yet again failed to give their prospective customers a smartphone that is really worth their big bucks. iPhone 4S is really a huge disappointment if it were to be compared to the other ELITE smartphones already available in the market like...months and months ago.

I don't think so...

So why on earth is Apple trying to hold back their punches? Their front camera is still only VGA? And there is no NFC? Why wouldn't Apple roll out a smartphone that can really be the BEST in the market? Why is Apple always lagging especially in terms of hardware and features? The reason is simple...Apple want to earn more off their gullible not so smart consumers' pocket. Of course loyal, sworn-in, Apple fan boys and girls will nay-say what I have claimed. Then again I will not be surprised at all if the commoners will be enticed fooled by the hypes that Apple has built around their iPhone. :/

Face Time is still....face time...

Like I mentioned previously, the only reason that Apple is still slightly ahead of the others is because of the brilliant "ecosystem"-Apps, that they have built around their products. I really salute them for this. But Android has already proved to be the most used OS. With Android breathing down Apple's neck and Microsoft underlining that they are not an easy pushover, I strongly believe Apple's domination will come to an imminent end...UNLESS they start to treat their consumers with respect. Will people continue to pay for an iPhone that worth less than what it really is?


Here's a comparison done by Engadget between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy SII. It's pretty obvious that iPhone is no match for Samsung Galaxy SII-the new Android King. They say iPhone has always been marveled because of its user-friendliness. I believe that is not its edge anymore. I am sure that the other smartphones can give consumers equally good user-experience if not better. So will you still buy an iPhone after reading this comparison? I am sure you are not blind aye?

    iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S II

iOS 5
Android 2.3.4 with TouchWiz 4.0
Dual-core Apple A5 (likely 1GHz)
1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos or 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
Unknown (likely 512MB)
16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal
16GB / 32GB internal, microSDHC expansion
Quadband GSM, quadband HSPA+ 14.4, CDMA / EDVO Rev. A
Quadband GSM, quadband HSPA+ 21 / 42 or CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A, WiMax
Display size
3.5 inches
4.3 or 4.5 inches
Display resolution
960 x 640
800 x 480
Display technology
Super AMOLED Plus
Integrated TV-out
Dock connector
Primary camera
8 megapixel AF, f2.4 lens, BSI sensor, LED flash
8 megapixel AF, LED flash
Secondary camera
2 megapixel
Video recording
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
Video calling
Location / orientation sensors
AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope
AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope
SIM standard
Micro SIM
SIM (on GSM variants)
Quoted max talk time
8 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G
7-8.7 hours on 3G
Quoted max media playback time
40 hours audio, 10 hours video
5 hours video
Unknown capacity (likely 1420+mAh), embedded
1650-1850mAh, removable
140 grams / 4.9 oz.
116 grams / 4.1 oz. to 130 grams / 4.6 oz.
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
125.3 mm x 66.1 mm x 8.49 mm to
129.8 x 69.6 x 9.65mm

Obviously Samsung Galaxy SII can beat iPhone 4S easily. For your information, Apple is trying its best to stop Samsung from selling both is Samsung Galaxy SII and Tab 10 in America and other countries for so-called "patent infringement". What does this means? Simply put, Apple knows that the iPhone it made it not good and hence it is leveraging on laws and suits to keep them abreast of the others. What a shame. After all, what Apple have really done is taking the existing technologies available and branding them as theirs. Will you still buy iPhone 4S?