As we’re now at the forefront of the digital age and WiFi connections are almost everywhere, millions of people in the UK have opted to purchase smartphones over the last few years. The benefits of using these devices over traditional mobiles are numerous, which is why their uptake has been so rapid. Still, anyone looking for an upgrade will face the difficult process of deciding which solution best suits their needs, which is why I’m writing this article today highlighting the pros and cons of the two most popular choices at the moment.
The iPhone 5s was released a few weeks ago, and since then reported sales have been truly impressive, but some people still prefer the Blackberry to its Apple-made counterpart. So, I’ll spend the next few paragraphs discussing the features of both in the hope of helping you make a suitable decision. At the end of the day, which product you buy will be down to you, but getting some good advice could make all the difference.
Pros of The iPhone
At a truly astonishing weight of only 112g, the iPhone is much lighter than the Blackberry, which could well be a significant factor for some people, especially those who already carry a lot of other devices with them. Also, the Apple product is the first ever 64-bit smartphone, so you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be a little quicker than anything else on the market, and thanks to the M7 motion coprocessor, many more apps should soon use motion-tracking technology, vastly improving functionality for the user.
Cons of The iPhone
As this device still costs around £700 to buy brand new, it could be far too expensive for the average person to afford without months of saving, and do you really want to do that for a phone? Also, the aluminium that surrounds the casing is notoriously bad for damage, and some people have already had no choice but to buy replacement cases.
Pros of The Blackberry
This company has been making smartphones for much longer than anyone else, and although most of their early editions were designed specifically for business users, they’ve now perfected the operating system and improved usability considerably. A standard Blackberry battery will last for up to 13 days when the device is on standby, and around 12 hours if you’re speaking to someone on the phone, so there’s no need to worry about taking your charger to work. Also, it’s much simpler to unlock one of these phones should you buy a new sim or change network provider. In fact, you can do it online in only a few minutes by following this link http://iunlockblackberry.com/instructions/.
Cons of The Blackberry
Admittedly, the Blackberry isn’t quite as aesthetically appealing as the iPhone and the screen is a lot smaller, so some people might consider this to be unacceptable if they spend a lot of time reading through websites or news apps etc. Additionally, it only has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which means it could become a little slow should you have many different software applications open at the same time.
So there you have it guys. Hopefully you should now have some idea about which would be most suitable considering the needs you currently have. Personally, if it wasn’t for the high price tag, I’d probably go for the iPhone, but until they reduce the costs involved and provide it for a more reasonable amount, I’m Blackberry all the way!
Catch you next time!