On Comparing Android and Apple Devices

A few days ago, IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) published a post on the iPhone versus the latest HTC DROID, an Android-operated device.  I was a little bit astounded at the fact that I was the only one who mentioned that comparing the two is apples to oranges (no pun intended) rather than apples to apples, considering that the only iOS device on LTE is the newest iPad.  In other words, it isn’t fair that these two devices are being compared, considering that they are not even running on the same network.  In addition, the DROID is only available through Verizon (the equivalent abroad, I believe, is the HTC Hero as Lucas Films only licensed the DROID name to Verizon to my undestanding) while iOS devices are not.  Also, as of this morning, there were no replies to my note.

Even though we are not tech bloggers, it’s important for us to better understand the devices that we use.  We should know, for example, that HSPA+ (iPhone 4S’s network) and LTE aren’t the same kind of 4G.  In fact, Rogers in Canada, for a while, refused to call HSPA+ “4G” – it was only because people were getting confused that they changed.

Honestly, if IFB wanted to compare phones, they should have compared the HTC DROID with Samsung’s newest device, the Galaxy SIII.  Here, not only do they have the same operating systems, but are on the same network speed.  If one wants to compare iOS with Android, then please wait until the new iPhone launches later this year or compare it with an older device.  As they say on Twitter, #justsayin.

Image from digijeff.com

About Cynthia Cheng Mintz


Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.