Smartphones - Who is Smarter?


Smartphones can now be found almost in each and every pocket around us. Smartphones are now available ranging from almost 3K. Android and Windows being the most popular and widely used platforms. To a common man, buying a smartphone is a matter of confusions. One of your friend might suggest you buying a Windows 8 powered smartphone just because the battery is smart. And over the other side of the coin, you'd be able to find a friend who keeps buzzing around to buy an Android powered gadget, just because you can easily find pirated applications and games.

Are these the real factors to consider upon before buying a smartphone? What and Which are the things you have to consider before buying a smartphone? Is Android and Windows the only available smartphone platforms? We'll try to answer these simple, yet controversial topics in this post.

First of all, let us consider the App Store population.
Android claims to have 850,000+* apps in its app store. Now the question is, how many of these can be used free of cost. Around half of these can be considered to be free to use. And the other half, asks for your credit card credentials. Androids store has evolved through years and can now be considered a full fledged app store.

Windows  8's store claims to have around  100,000+ apps in it. And again the question is, how many of them can be used without pulling your wallet. The scenario is almost the same here. Almost half of the apps are free to use, where as the other apps can be purchased using the store. But the negative point,  as suggested by the users  is that many of the daily tools that you'd love to have is yet to reach the windows store or at least the free version is yet to come. Let it be anything, A ringtone cutter, a backup solution, a blogger client, a third party video player or anything that you would love to have on the little gadget you hold in your hands.  Many of such apps aren't developed yet, or sharewares. You are also left without any third party installation options provided by the windows platforms.

And if you were previously running on an Android powered smartphone, you'd definitely get your hairs messed up due to the lack of apps in the store.  You would easily miss your favorite navigator, blogger and G-mail clients and anything official from google.

Windows has also left its users without any permission to install apps from third party sites, without passing through its store verification. And that means, nothing pirated enters your windows phone,  leaving your 1GB ram useless. Where as in android , you can easily find any paid app's pirated version and hence you can easily utilize your smartphones potential, without utilizing your pocket's potential. Even though this can be termed as piracy or illegal, who doesn't depend on pirated applications or games these days?

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The battery capacity, is another great issue faced by smartphone users worldwide. Your battery can drain as fast as anything. Android consumes a lot of battery and leaves you helpless watching your battery drain. Windows is definitely a paramedic in this scenario. Windows mobiles tend to drain less battery as compared to an Android smartphone (Result based on usage of 1800mAh battery for 4 hours).

Android phones are mainly manufactured by Samsung, Sony mobiles and HTC. Where as Windows 8 brings the name of Nokia and HTC into our minds. Which means, HTC is the  only major player in both the platforms. Lumia smartphones have proved to be a lot more efficient than other mobiles when it comes to the camera quality. And to all those camera freaks, you'd definitely have to consider Lumia smartphones, which is powered by Windows 8.

But a personal recommendation from our side, consider buying an Android smartphone for now. As time evolves, Windows store would definitely grow larger and piracy would hit in by then. Until windows platform turns much more efficient, lets stick onto androids.