10 Reasons We're Considering Switching To An Android Phone

10 Reasons We're Considering Switching To An Android Phone

Joel Pirela
Feb 22, 2011

Maybe, you are one of the few ones that think the iPhone doesn't provide all that you need on a phone, and want to have a look at the other alternatives out there. Android HTC and other manufacturers responded pretty quick to the launch on the iPhone 4 with great options for those not drinking the Apple kool aid. We've been looking at one specific model that has us wondering if we should be switching teams for the following reasons...

Screen size
For some video and game applications, bigger is better. Toping the size war at 4.3" of pure touch screen and a resolution of 800 x 400. Still not retina display, but if your eyes are not that sharp, you won't notice the difference.

User interface
The upgraded Sense UI from the HTC Desire, shows all kind of widgets on the front screen, like your friends' Facebook status when they ring you; and even let you choose VIP contacts whose emails will be prioritized, and even can download maps to use when you are offline.

The cloud
With a new cloud service provided by htcsense.com, it can locate your phone and even let you lock it remotely. (think Find My Phone, from Apple) Also, let you backup your contact book.

Reading eBooks
Now, you can read, annotate and highlight eBooks on the new Sense interface.

Sound
With the big screen, comes big sound. Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound is included.

Froyo
Running Android 2.2 for optimized memory and speed with full support for Flash 10.1 (if Adobe Flash is a must for you)

Camera
8 megapixel with dual LED flash and can even record 720p HD video.

Storage
1.5gb storage built in; plus, the lovely microSD card slot is ready for expansion, it can be as big as the card you pop in.

Processor
Clocking at 1GHz, this is a pure breed racer for all your mobile computer needs, like playing video games or watching a movie at full resolution.

Headphones
The universal 3.5mm jack sits at the bottom of the handset on the HTC Desire, which is not the optimal position in our point of view but gets the job done.

NOTE: we've taken note of the feedback below, and wanted to first apologize for the title misnomer; this is indeed more of a post about one model being compared to another rather than the whole Android OS vs iOS comparison implied, thus the title has been altered to reflect this correctly.

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