Comparing a Few of The Top Smart Phones

It seems like the mantra these days for cell phone providers is “Anything you can do I can do better”, right? Carriers are vying to be the top in sales, and the smart phone war has reached a fever pitch this summer. Apple’s new iPhone 4 caught a good/bad wave of press. Sprint released its Evo 4G back in June and just a few weeks ago, Verizon delivered their newest Android called the Droid X. In order to get a better handle on some of these new smart phones please read through some of the information provided below.

When it comes down to it, critics agree that there’s not all that much separating these dynamic, all-in-one devices from each other except for a few personal preferences.

Blackberry 9650 (Verizon, Sprint):
For the workplace, RIM’s BlackBerry 9650 is the phone of choice. It wins points among the business crowd for its no-frills features, QWERTY keyboard and international roaming capability. Unlike the other phones on this list, its SIM card can be unlocked, so customers can make or receive phone calls in more than 185 countries. But the BlackBerry doesn’t have nearly the same capabilities as the other three phones – it has a lower resolution camera, less storage space, a shorter battery life and standard quality video recording. But if you’re steering clear of app-tastic devices, the BlackBerry 9650 is the most fundamental of these phones.

iPhone 4 (AT&T):
Then there’s the phone that’s credited with initiating the smart phone craze, the iPhone. Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 4, is plagued with call quality and reception concerns. And yes, the ‘death grip’ is real, as Consumer Reports’ biting critique revealed. But despite this – and the fact that it’s on AT&T, there seems to be an app for everything and super easy to use.

Evo 4G (Sprint)
If you’re going to buy this phone it’s probably because it’s the first 4G phone in the country. Sprint claims that the 4G download speed is 10 times faster than that of the 3G But, as of now, users in New York City, Boston and San Francisco aren’t covered. And as a warning, even if you can’t use the 4G network, you’ll still have to pay an additional $10 a month fee. Still, critics rave about the phone’s features such as 4G/3G connectivity, the ability to use it as a wireless hot spot, built-in turn-by-turn GPS, unmatched voice search, and a kickstand for viewing videos.

Droid X (Verizon):
Then, the Droid legacy continues with the latest model, released a few weeks ago. This rich multimedia device sports a large, high-definition screen like the Evo 4G. Additionally, the Droid X has a three-microphone system for capturing the best audio. Depending on the situation, whether recording a subject close-up or outdoors, users can adjust the device.

Since all these phones are similar in price, you’ll have to consider which phone company offers the most suitable data/phone plan for you. Remember, AT&T recently revamped its data pricing, ending the all-you-can-eat plan. Verizon and Sprint are keeping their unlimited data plans… for now.


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