What's the difference between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy ?

Q. I'm a total ignorant when it comes to smart phones, but guess what, I want to buy one to look cool.
I heard that iPhone and Galaxy are the best 2 smartphones now adays, what's the difference between them ? and which one is better ?

A. Operating System:

iPhone 4 comes pre-installed with Apple's new iOS 4.x.x that includes more than 100 new features.

Samsung Captivate is powered by Android 2.1 that offers a slew of customizations including the ability to add widgets and custom alerts.


iPhone 4 comes with a gorgeous 960x640 pixel retina display, which is one of the major features of the new iPhone. AT&T Captivate, on the other hand, comes equipped with a 480x800 pixel Super AMOLED display.


The processor power of both these devices are impressive. Samsung Captivate is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor with a 512MB RAM. The iPhone 4 on the other hand, is powered by Apple's native A4 processor that too runs at 1GHz and comes with 512MB RAM.


Both Captivate and iPhone 4 come equipped with a powerful 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and support for 720p HD video capture. However, Apple wins the competition hands down due to the availability of LED flash along with support for on-board video editing features and video chat functionalities.


Folks at TiPb point out that the Captivate may not be an ideal device for Mac users. Unlike the iPhone 4 which only requires the user to plug into iTunes to sync content, the Captivate will require several workarounds to achieve the same task. Also, MobileMe users may find it difficult to restore content while switching handsets.


Heavy users of smartphones may find the battery life offered on Samsung Captivate disappointing. As many of our readers have noted in the past, the new iPhone 4 offers significantly improved battery life that comfortably lasts for a day in most cases. However, this may not be the case with the Captivate and as TiPb points out, the battery may not last a work-day if you are a heavy user.

Questions about phones? Preferably for someone who has had or have the Samsung Galaxy S3?
Q. I want the Samsung Galaxy S3 but I have some questions first. How much is the actual phone and the plan/monthly payment? Is it cheaper than the iPhone? What is your opinion of this phone? Is it a good phone? Does the screen break easily? Does it have a good camera? What apps can i get? Are any of the other Samsung phones better? Or which one do you prefer? Preferably one that is a touch screen and can get apps.

A. I currently have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 4. I cannot compare the iPhone 4 to the Galaxy because the 4 is aging with the 4s that is the current apple phone. However even with these two compared the Galaxy wins hands down in terms of processor speed. Currently the Galaxy is the fastest phone available in the android market and in whole as well. We have yet to wait for the iPhone 5 to be out and what exact specs it will bring. The Galaxy right now is the Ferrari of smartphones. I've had an android phone before, the Motorola droid and the new android OS 4.0 ice cream sandwich is so smooth and fast and is nothing like its old predecessors where it used to lag and be choppy.
It's got neat features being "smart". When you look at the phone's screen for reading or anything the phone's camera will detect your eye movements and will not turn off the screen which normal phones do after a timeout. When you look through your contacts and you hold the phone to your ear it automatically calls the contact you were looking at. When you are away from the phone and you get a missed call or text, it will notify you when you hold your phone by vibrating. When you're in a meeting and you get a call and forgot to turn it to silent you can turn your phone face down on it's screen on a surface OR put your palm over the screen of the phone and it will turn silent. You can take a screenshot of your phones screen just by swiping your palm from right to left on the screen.

So it's got a lot of smart features and more. You can play videos in a pop up display while your browsing the web or texting. The camera is 8 megapixels like the iPhone 4s and because of it's bigger screen it a lot better in taking pictures. It even has a smile sensor that when it detects someone smiling it will snap automatically.

The durability of this phone is great. There are people who say that the Samsung feels cheap for a premium price using plastics, but this is not a bad thing. The phone is lightweight than the iPhone and it doesn't break easily. I dropped my iphone once while standing onto the road because my grip on the phone slipped. The back glass cover panel broke like how glass breaks. I had to replace the back. I already dropped my Galaxy a couple of times without having a case or cover because the phone was just new and cases were not available yet in the first few weeks being released. Nothing happened to the display. Just a minor scratch on the body. Even the iPhone can get scratches and chips.

The Galaxy is slim, lightweight, good design, LTE 4G (the 4s is not LTE compliant, you can use 4g speeds instead of 3g), intelligent, and high performance. Of course it can and will be beaten by another phone, but right now it is the best out in the market being neck and neck with the HTC One X.

Out of the Samsung line, this is the best yet, the next would be the Google Nexus phone by Samsung. You get standard apps and you also have radio in the phone. You can download apps in Google Play Store which is just like the App Store in Apple.

Will the original Motorola Droid get any more updates?
Q. It's running Android 2.2.2 but I was wondering if it would ever see gingerbread or another update to the current Froyo software.

A. Most likely, no because the processor the original droid is using is pretty slow (550 mhz compared to the 600 mhz on the lg vortex (confirmed to receive the android 2.3.3 gingerbread update)) and the phone itself has gotten pretty slow after the update and I'm pretty sure that with the inclusion of gingerbread, the phone will suffer from a lot of lag in my opinion. And by the way, 2.2.2 is the current froyo update and won't receive anymore updates. Also, motorola already has 4 other droid models (droid x, droid 2, droid 2 global, and droid pro) that will seem more likely to receive the gingerbread update due to their 1 ghz processors (or 1.2 ghz in the droid 2 global's case)

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