Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Diversity of Android

Not every Android phone is created equal. Each have their own design or spinoff to try and make them unique, to stand out among the rest of the Android army. I've gone through my fair share of Android devices; the original Droid 1, Droid X, Samsung Fascinate, and the Thunderbolt. They all had their own reason for customers to buy, the Droid X offered something new to Verizon Android phones, it offered a huge screen (well back when 4.3” was considered big). I was all about it, I bought it the day after it came out and instantly claimed it to be the best. Then the Thunderbolt rolled out and the internet was lit up with talk about the new 4G LTE network, so of course I went and bought it, but I failed to read any reviews. I assumed well if the phone's $300 it has to be the best. Every month a new phone will come out demanding to be #1, boasting state of the art technology and features. Each company trying to appeal to their directed audience, to gain your attention with something bold. Sometimes the biggest and fastest doesn't always equate to the best.

This is when it comes down to your own personal preference, what do you look for in a phone? It's not always about the power behind the screen, it's more about what you want to do with your device. If you're someone who enjoys browsing the web, downloading the occasional app, and texting, you don't necessarily need the 1.5ghz dual core processor, with a 12 megapixel camera, and 32 GB of memory. Too many people take the motto “you get what you pay for” too seriously. Sometimes you're going to pay $50 for the Samsung Stratosphere and come out with a better experience than you would if you spent $300 on the Galaxy Note. Keep this in mind when you go out and buy a new phone, figure out what you truly want to do with your phone otherwise you'll spend too much and fall victim to buyers remorse.