Having used iPhone 4S for almost 8 months now, I can pretty much say it’s not the best smartphone around. Surely, iPhone 4S comes with quite a few amazing features, and there are apps that sometimes totally blows my mind, but look around folks, we have better smartphones today.
At this moment in time, where smartphones and tablets are not new to us, Apple iPhones are shockingly behind the race. Here are my genuine reasons why iPhones are not the best smartphones or the mobile market leaders anymore:
Google’s Android OS, especially Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, have moved Android smartphones closer to iPhone’s slicker OS, while staying ahead in terms of flexibility and performance.
The recent Google I/O conference saw the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release. Rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Techradar, Jelly Bean has already been claimed as one of the best Android OS, and there’s more to come. As Google puts it, this new update makes Android phones “fast, fluid, and smooth.”
New features in Jelly Bean like Google Now are actually better than iPhone’s Siri. In all honesty, Siri has been embarrassingly bad, especially for us non-US users.
Truth be told. The initial versions of iPhones were coated with some really unique features, but all of these features and much more are already available in Android phones.
Apple iPhones are no longer leading the pack; in fact, most of the features that are already available on Androids are ending up on iPhone.
Apple iPhones have always been expensive. Steve Ballmer may have been wrong in predicting iPhone’s success, but he was surely right about one thing: iPhones are pretty damn expensive. Compare the high-end iPhone 4S with any of the top Android smartphones, do the math, and you will know a good Android phone is cheaper than iPhone.
Despite the decent offerings, iPhone 4S’s biggest letdown is, and will always be, its price. Apple, are you listening?
Smartphones with larger display, everyone seem to want one. Some of you may disagree with this, but you won’t be able to do serious stuffs on iPhone partly because of its screen size.
You may say the iPhone is perfect for you, but look at how Galaxy S3, with 4.8-inch screen and over 9 million pre-orders (beating iPhone’s mere 4 million pre-order), shows that people love smartphones with bigger screens.
Do you think Apple can bounce back, punch Android in the face, and lead the mobile market again with its new iPhone 5? Have you ever thought of replacing your iPhone with Android? Let me know your thoughts through your comments below.