Top-10 4G SmartPhones as of 8/29/13
Top 10 4G-Network Phones as of 8/29/13 (before the new iPhone 5s/5c was announced on 9/10/13):
–iPhone 5 (iOS.6) limited 4G-options
–HTC One (Android) + “metallic chassis”
–HTC One Mini (Android) + “aluminum shell”
–Sony Xperia Z (Android) 5″-Slim, quad-core, 2gb RAM!!, 13mp Camera
–Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android) + “bloatware” (& “sexist marketing commercial”)
–Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (Android)
–Nokia Lumia 925 (WindowsOS.8)
–Nokia Lumia 820 – 4.3″, “Amoled Screen”(?), hardy/sturdy, strong specs
–BlackBerry Z10 (BBOS.10) 4.2”
–BlackBerry Q10 (BBOS.10), Qwerty, NFC
8/29/13: Best 4G phones 2013: 10 to choose from | TechRadar:
That “overview” article was really crummy, very shallow, no detailed specs, but at least it gave me the actual Names of the other phone options out there in Mobi-Land. You’ll have to click on each additional link under each phone’s photo below to get more details.
Last night I read an August 2013 article & 8-pages of Comments at EE Times (a site for “electronics geeks/nerds”) by a guy who dumped (out of disgust & frustration) his new Nexus.7 (Android) Tablet & went & got an iPad instead because be said the HW/SW of the Nexus.7 worked like crap & wasn’t worth the hassle. He said Apple products “just work.”
Surprisingly, most of the comments agreed with him, though they were sorry to have to admit it, & they refer to Apple as “that OTHER company” (lol) because it is “politically incorrect” in GeekLand to actually say anything good re Apple, lol again.
Apple is Closed-Environment SW/HW, whereas Android is Open/Google which allows geeks to tinker/tweak “under the hood.”
But Open/ability to tweak/tinker means every Tom Dick & Harry gets to throw their wrenches at the “engine” creating more chances of dings & dents than if only Tom was in charge & making sure Dick & Harry were not doing more harm than good.
That’s my best “non-techie woman’s description” for all the other non-geek ladies out there, of the difference between Apple & the other companies/products.
The problem, though, with Closed-Environment-Apple is like dealing with Big Brother: he’s a Control-Freak who gives you very few choices & robs you blind in the process (expensive!). Definitely no “a la carte menu.”
Phone Photos below from the 8/29/13 article. ===============