3 major platforms that have very competent smartphones
When choosing a mobile, the platform is one of the most important aspects to consider. The 3 (three) main systems are Android, iOS and Windows Phone, but although in some ways resemble the structure may be very different. We will select a representative from each platform into the category of high-end to compare both their technical profile as features or characteristics of each system.
In the segment Android has selected the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the most complete and recent models, which also includes features specific to Samsung. In Windows Phone could not ignore the Lumia range, which has now been expanded with the Nokia Lumia 930, its new flagship. Finally, with iOS thing was easy, since there is only one high end, the iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 5S playing at a distinct disadvantage in this section, is that the terminal has a smaller screen and lower resolution. Specifically, it is a panel In-cell Touch of four inches, with 1,136 x 640 pixel resolution and 326 ppi densities. The other two models raise the bet in the colon. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a screen of 5.1 inches Super AMOLED and Nokia lumia 930 one OLED ClearBlack technology with five inches. Both have resolution FullHD, but the size difference makes the density is not the same, but the numbers are 431 ppi for the former and 441 ppi for the second.
First of all keep in mind that the section of the design is subject to the tastes of each user. Each model has a characteristic appearance of their respective brands. Samsung opts for a less solid construction because the back cover is removable, also still using plastic, but rather it relieves joint. The highlight of the Galaxy S5 is its resistance to water; property shares none of its opponents. The iPhone 5S features a cover of aluminum combined with glass resistant, plus it’s lightweight and very stylish. The Nokia Lumia 930 also has plastic, but the finishes are more elaborate and the whole is more solid.
In this section, the Nokia Lumia 930 makes things difficult for its opponents, is not complete with no cameras, but Nokia takes it to another level. The Lumia 930 has a 20 megapixel sensor PureView, accompanied by a Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilizer and a string of interesting unique features (Refocus Nokia, Nokia Smart Cam, Glam Me Nokia, Nokia Camera…). Also records videos as FullHD1080p and has a front camera 1.2 megapixel.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 premieres new technology ISOCELL your sensor is 16 megapixels, ready to get better results in low light conditions. It also features ultra-fast focusing, camera 2 megapixel front and has several special functions such as selective focus. Video recording is one of its strengths as it offers three different options. The highest quality is 2160p at 30 fps 4K frequency, and then can record FullHD 1080p at 60 fps and finally HD720p at 120 fps, achieving an effect of slow motion stark.
The iPhone 5S is the lower resolution provides, specifically eight megapixels. Their type sensor is BSI and the lens has an infrared filter, in addition to being protected by a sheet of sapphire crystal. Apple also includes a double ring flash for that skin color is more natural stabilizer of image filters and panorama function.
We arrived at the most sensitive point of the comparison, the operating system. As mentioned earlier, each platform has its own structure and logically have advantages and disadvantages, but no better than another, but you have to choose according to the tastes and needs of each user. We start with Android, the system of the Samsung Galaxy S5 which in this case is at version 4.4 KitKat. Google’s mobile platform is the most widely used worldwide, and it is not by chance. This system is very versatile and allows us to customize any section to our liking.
The ecosystem of applications is virtually endless, have widgets, you can install apps from outside sources and the possibilities are enormous. The user experience has been significantly polished versions in the past and now has very nice features like the wizard Google Now. Among its advantages is also the integration with all Google services. One of the biggest drawbacks of the system is that the updates are usually slow enough, while recognizing that Samsung is accelerating the process (especially with high end). On the other hand, Samsung includes a number of features in its flagship increase in value, as the fingerprint sensor, which allows us to unlock your phone, protect content and make payments through PayPal.
We spent the Nokia Lumia 930 and its platform Windows Phone 8.1. The Microsoft mobile system has a structure of Live Tiles or live windows that are articulated in the home screen. Some of them display information in real time and others are simple shortcuts to applications, contacts or other sections. The interesting thing about this system is its ease of use, because everything is integrated so we have to make the minimum number of touches on the screen. It supports numerous services such as social networks or email clients that once added, are integrated into the system. The downside is that it is a closed environment and the customization options are much more limited. Also is the youngest of the three platform and its app store is still far from the other two, it has the basic apps, but many others are not supported. In this case Nokia provides a number of functions, focusing primarily on the apps of the camera and also the suite of maps Nokia HERE, which allows you to download maps and find directions without having connection.
Finally there is the iPhone 5S, which has the platform iOS 7.1. The environment of the iPhone can boast of providing experience hard to match use. Similarly in Windows Phone, the simplicity is the maximum on which is designed everything. Configure any detail is very simple, the settings menu is very well structured and the whole system has a design very intuitive. Apple offers a very interesting package own applications, which includes features like voice assistant Siri, Calendar, Reminders, Maps, Notes, Pages, Numbers etc. synchronizes all the cloud with iCloud, but iOS is a closed system, much more Windows Phone. If you have multiple Apple terminals, compatibility is excellent, but if we try to do the same, for example between an iPhone and an Android tablet, things change.