The answer of the question, “Which is the better smartphone?”, lies on the personal preference of the person who will use it.
I remember when I was still handling Bubblecrush Web Host when the iPhone 3GS was about to be released. Since I needed to be online 24/7 for my clients, I need a phone that’s easy to use, stylish and can access my e-mails when necessary. During that time, I just knew that the iPhone was the one for me.
Two years later, Blackberry phones were on the rise. A lot of my friends were on BBM and I just simply want to be part of that so I can connect with them 24/7 (only to realize that I’m really a lazy texter/chatter).
I bought my Blackberry Torch last August, almost five months ago, because I was already preparing for my move to Singapore. I didn’t really need a new phone but because my iPhone was locked with Globe…. OKAY, HOLD THAT THOUGHT.
I just don’t understand why Globe and Smart likes to lock their phones. I also don’t understand why Apple allow such things to happen, especially if they don’t like it for people to jailbreak their product. I’m not saying that the jailbreaking process will stop but it might lessen.
I also asked a staff from Singtel earlier if their iPhones are locked and she said that it’s not. FOUR FOR YOU, SINGTEL! FOR FOR YOU!
Anyway, as I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself… I had no choice but to get a phone. So, yay! A new phone! :P
After (almost) five months of using my Blackberry as my default phone, I’ve made a verdict which one is the better smartphone. As I’ve said earlier, it’s a personal preference because my experience might not be the same as yours but here’s a list of things I’ve noticed:
- Blackberry Internet Service
Here in Singapore, you don’t need to maintain a balance to use this service. Definitely a plus points for me. :)
- The keypad is nice.
- The 5MP camera is quite tempting but for some strange reason, I don’t like the quality.
- Not a lot of games. IMHO, a Blackberry is made for serious people.
- You need to reboot after every update. You can reboot once all updates are done but until then, your phone will become reaaaaaaally slow.
- When I’m on touchscreen, it doesn’t respond immediately. Slow reaction time.
- Drains your battery like a b*tch. :(
- THAT ANNOYING LOCK BUTTON. It doesn’t really “lock” my phone because it’s too sensitive. I had to buy a $3 app, which won’t automatically work after every update.
- Call me bias but everything. I love everything! I guess, the phone is just really made for me. :)
- Let’s start with Instagram and GameCenter, add me (kistykreme).
- Tons of games to play, tons of apps to download.
- Games by Kairosoft, remake of Final Fantasy and other NES games.
- Facetime and Viber.
- The sucky quality of the camera but you can fix that by upgrading your phone.
- After using it for two years, I’m having a hard time pressing the home button.
- It can also drain your battery like a b*tch. :(
- They didn’t release iMessage a few months earlier….
- No Flash. Can’t play Facebook games. :(
- No universal Apple ID. I’d like to merge my US and PH account.
So… Can you guess which one is the better phone for me? :)