Samsung Galaxy S vs. iPhone 4: Personal Comparison
As our readers may be aware I am an Android supporter whereas my colleague Mark is one of the iPhone faithful. I own a Samsung Galaxy S while he prefers the iPhone 4. I have come up close with an iPhone 4 before but when Mark visited me the other day I managed to have a good look at his iOS device while he checked out my Samsung Galaxy S.
Now I know all you iPhone 4 fans out there are going to say I’m bias towards Android, but I do have to say out of both smartphones my Samsung Galaxy S was not as weighty as the iPhone 4, was slimmer due to the iPhone 4 having to wear the overcoat of a bumper case, and my Galaxy S seemed smoother in use.
Mark seemed to be quite impressed with the multi-touch on the Samsung Galaxy S and also with its lightness in the hand, which obviously is due to the Galaxy S not having glass on both surfaces, but then again the Galaxy S doesn’t suffer from what has become known as Glassgate.
Another attribute to the Samsung Galaxy S is that I don’t need to cover the device up in any way if I don’t want to, thus I am not forced to make the device more bulky by having to slap a shield round the edge so I can maintain a connection unlike the iPhone 4 and its antenna issues which even though has gone quiet still does exist as Mark showed me by removing the bumper case.
There are of course a few neat little things I find more preferable on the Samsung Galaxy S to the iPhone 4 as well such as an incoming message is depicted by a jigsaw piece and to view the message all you do is slip the jigsaw piece into the designated cut out and you are taken straight to the message.
Obviously the iPhone 4 does beat the Galaxy S when it comes to apps as the Apple App Store is considerable larger then the Android Market, but then personally it’s not all about apps for me. In all honesty I like the Android platform and especially the Samsung Galaxy S which in my personal view beats the iPhone 4 hands down as the iPhone 4 is hampered with the necessity to carry a bumper, the obvious lunacy to place glass on both surfaces and not even using Gorilla Glass like the Galaxy S.
Having said that, I’m not totally down on the iPhone 4, the white iPhone 4 does look a very pretty device even though Apple seems to have given up the ghost on that one, and the black version is also an extremely attractive handset without the bumper, but the inclusion of the bumper makes it look somewhat less attractive and certainly more heavy in the pocket, and let’s face it Mark can’t help being an iPhone fanboy lol.