Battle of the OS: iOS vs The World

Battle of the OS: iOS vs The World

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  • The year 2011 is set to be a bumper one for the smartphone. We now have mobiles with dualcore processors – T3’s Hot 100 list-topper the Motorola Atrix 4G sports one, as does the Samsung Galaxy S II. Screens are getting bigger and better, app stores continue to swell and cameras continue their oh-so-gradual improvement. Though IOS 4 remains at the top of the pile for many in the tech world, Android now matches it in most respects, while Windows Phone 7 has promise aplenty and BlackBerry and Symbian have their fans too. We’ve got handsets of all five types here for you. It’s time to get smart (phone).

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
    £380
    OS: Android 2.3
    Processor: 1GHz
    Screen: 3.7 inches, 854x480 LCD
    Storage: 320MB, microSD
    Love: Sharp screen. Excellent photos, even in dimmer light. Slightly lower price
    Hate: Cramped keyboard and plasticky build typical of Sony Ericsson phones
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Review I Read Full Review I Link: Sony Ericsson

    Nokia E7
    £480
    OS: Symbian 3
    Processor: 680MHz
    Screen: 4 inches, 640x360 AMOLED
    Storage: 16GB
    Love: AMOLED screen. Good 720p video. Really solid build
    Hate: Slower and less powerful than rivals. Symbian isn’t as intuitive as other OSes. Stiff keyboard
    Nokia E7 Review I Read Full Review I Link: Nokia

    HTC Incredible S
    £479
    OS: Android 2.2
    Processor: 1GHz
    Screen: 4 inches, 800x480 LCD
    Storage: 1.1GB, microSD (8GB card bundled)
    Love: A large four-inch screen that doesn’t feel bulky. Intuitive, slick, fast operation. Good battery life
    Hate: Poor HD video. Lags just behind the iPhone despite being much newer. Screen should really be higher res
                                                          HTC Incredible S Review I Read Full Review I Link: HTC

    BlackBerry Bold 9780
    £350
    OS: BlackBerry OS 6
    Processor: 680MHz
    Screen: 3.2 inches, 480x360 LCD
    Storage: 512MB, microSD (2GB bundled)
    Love: Portable and compact. Good QWERTY. Excellent for email
    Hate: Small, low-res screen. No touchscreen. Poor camera
    BlackBerry Bold 9780 Review I Read Full Review i Link: BlackBerry

    Dell Venue Pro
    £439
    OS: Windows Phone 7
    Processor: 1GHz
    Screen: 4.1 inches, 800x480 AMOLED
    Storage: 8GB
    Love: Slick interface. Great screen. Xbox Live gaming and Zune media playback
    Hate: Overly complicated Zune PC software. Poor HD video
    Dell Venue Pro Review I Read Full Review I Link: Dell

    Apple iPhone 4
    £510 16GB, £612 32GB
    OS: Apple iOS 4.3
    Processor: 1GHz
    Screen: 3.5 inches, 960x640 LCD
    Storage: 16GB, 32GB
    Love: Fantastic screen. Wide selection of apps. Still the slickest OS and app/ music store/syncing ecosystem
    Hate: No manual camera tweaks. Ties you firmly to iTunes. Expensive
    Apple iPhone 4 Review I Read Full Review I Link: Apple

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