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iPhone 5 Versus Android

4:59 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- A TV commercial Samsung makes fun of Apple fans. 

It claims that Android phones have always had better features and capabilities than the iPhone 5.

Consumer Reports put the phones through their paces to assess each one's features and options.

Everyone wants a big screen to watch movies, play games and use apps.

The iPhone 5's four-inch screen is Apple's biggest yet, but it can't compare with those on many Android phones.

"Voice control is another area of competition.  Here Android capabilities are quite good, though they're no match for Siri, who can understand and execute more complex commands," says Mike Gikas.

Next - Navigation.

Gikas says, "Android has more detailed maps, better traffic info and more customization.  Apple has a few glitches and until those are worked out, Android carries the day."

With everyone using their phone to take pictures, how do the cameras affect your Apple or Android choice?

While both the iPhone and some Android phones have the ability to take panoramic stills, when it comes to photo and video quality, the iPhone 5 outperforms the Android.

Want to to talk on the phone and connect to the Internet over the cellular network at the same time?

All 4G phones can do that, but not the iPhone on Verizon or Sprint.

So, while the iPhone gets many things right, so do a lot of the top-rated Android phones, making them worth consideration.

And, the new iPhone 5 is among Consumer Reports' top-rated phones along with the Samsung Galaxy and the Motorola Razr. 

 

 

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