How to Choose the Best Smartphone for You

Picking a smartphone is like picking a mate. Sure it sounds cheesy, but with countless devices to choose from it’s not always obvious which one is the right choice. There are many factors that contribute to the smartphone decision making process, including:

  • Cost
  • Carrier
  • Operating system
  • Screen size
  • Security
  • Hardware

… and so on. Recently, Heather Kelly of CNN took a closer look at the three mobile rivals Apple (iOS), Google (Android) and Microsoft (Windows Phone) – while exploring who these devices are really for. Take a look:

“Android

Who it’s for: Android is made for anyone heavily invested in the Google ecosystem (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar); people who prefer their maps with public transit directions and a high level of accuracy; people who like control over their computer systems and who are fans of customization and tinkering; anyone looking for a low-cost smartphone and are unable (or unwilling) to pay the Apple premium; and buyers who want a large screen.

iOS 6

Who it’s for: iOS is designed for people who want a simple interface; nontechnical types who will appreciate the convenient and free hand-holding available at the Genius Bar; Mac users; and design lovers.

Windows 8 Phone

Who it’s for: Windows is the most used operating system in the world, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said he thinks 500 million people will be using Windows 8, the newest PC/tablet operating system, by the end of 2013. Windows Phone 8 will be best as a companion device for people using Windows 8 on a PC. It’s also a nice choice for people who want a simple and customizable interface; heavy Microsoft Office users; parents; and anyone who likes to root for (the corporate overlord version of) the underdog.”

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