Android vs iPhone: Whine all you want, Apple always did it better

iPhone X is about two years too late

Buying a smartphone can be daunting, particularly when there are so many new options on the market.

Oddly enough, despite the anxieties of small-pocketed analysts, people loved their larger phones. It matters what you did with it. Suddenly, you won't want to be seen with a phone that isn't all screen. So, barring some sea change in technology, phones won't last more than a day or two before they need a charge, and their batteries will degrade over time. Thinking about what kind of pictures you shoot and your own skill level may help you here. Of course, sceptics point out that Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ beat Apple to the market with the "edge-to-edge" display and OLED technology. But months later, it filed a lawsuit against Apple, asking the U.S. trade regulators to ban iPhone imports, as they allegedly infringe on six patents.

Here's another one that Apple took its time with. It also always records a wide-angle picture with your close-up.

Tend to shake a lot when you're taking pictures? That phone was out for about 2 weeks before being recalled. By not calling the iPhone X the iPhone 9, Apple is trying to convey the message that the iPhone X is too special to be just the next-generation iPhone - it celebrates all that Apple has done for 10 years, and paves the way for the next 10 years of innovation for the iPhone.

Or have you never wondered why there aren't user accounts on an iPad, even though parents constantly loan them to their children for games or movies?

Sales began Friday for the Galaxy Note 8, which was relatively devoid of new features other than a twin-lens camera. It also has a 7-megapixel front-facing camera with Portrait Mode support.

The iPhone X looks to have a killer camera, with new upgrades for excellent "bokeh", or blurring in the background of photos.

While the delay of the iPhone X could hurt near-term sales, analysts still think Apple's loyal and hungry fans would lap up the new phone, boosting sales for fiscal 2018. The full paragraph comes from Apple's page on Human Interface Guidelines for the iPhone X as of September 14th, 2017. The battery life should also be fairly evenly matched between the two devices. For a phone. The iPhone 8 units are more reasonably priced, but the base model is still going to set you back $699.

Biometric authentication using your face is already on some smartphones, like Samsung's Galaxy 8, but it often doesn't work so well. The phones are physically almost the same size, but the S8 Plus's screen is enormous next to the iPhone 7 Plus - 6.2 inches compared to suddenly puny 5.5 inches. Maybe even that new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X.

Cutting-edge technology: If you want cutting-edge hardware, then you will have to pay for it.

The foldable smartphone is on the conglomerate's product strategy "roadmap", with "its release aimed for next year", Koh Dong-jin, president of the mobile business, said Tuesday at the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8.

But maybe the biggest effect of such a big and compelling screen is that it makes your phone more attractive and enticing. It has modular accessories, such as a detachable camera, to let you customize your purchase with add-ons.

Both devices feature digital assistants, but you could argue that Siri has a bit more polish and sheen.

IPhones will get the latest software updates, though.

Price: This is the attribute that, generally speaking, requires the most in terms of trade-offs. However, it is still not worth the $1,000 price tag. It's not even close to being the priciest smartphone ever created: luxury brands like Vertu have been making phones that cost tens of thousands of dollars for years.

If getting a really low price is your main objective, the field actually gets a little more crowded.

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