Looking for a new device? Want to compare Android brands?
Android OS on the mobile handheld has become as pervasive as Windows OS to the desktop and VMware for server virtualization. They are, without much dispute, the current day standards that the majority of the world runs on.
It is true that a lot of the world LOVES Apple branded devices, but by marketshare the statistics show that Android is THE dominating OS for handhelds. But this blog is not about marketshare of different OS’s nor is it a discussion about Apple vs. X… I want to share some great insights that I read on a couple of other websites that I found fascinating. A perspective that rarely gets discussed.
Which ANDROID Device Dominates?
For the purposes of this article, I won’t be speaking “speeds and feeds, processors, ram, screen resolution” etc. I want to talk about STABILITY
Something that most people do not think about is how stable the hardware is. Think about the big brands of Android OS devices. Samsung comes to mind. So does Motorola. Sony, HTC, LG and others all make devices as well. They should all perform the same since they have the same OS right?
The mobile software development kit provider for application developers examined the data it was collecting across tens of thousands of mobile device applications between July 2016 and October 2016. The data was aggregated, analyzed, studied and mapped to provide an interesting snapshot of the Android OS landscape. Of the hundreds of thousands of application launches across the devices studied, here are some of the statistics that I found interesting:
Interestingly enough, when looking beyond stability of the OS and updates, one must also consider hardware specifications. The newer HTC10 seems to have taken it’s customers by awe with some remarkable specs, including one of the highest bench marking specifications, with even higher fps rendering that rival OS maker Apple iPhone 6S. Although battery life is average at 6.5 hours per charge, it does have the a remarkable multi-core processor that outperforms Apple products by 30%, and most other vendors by at least 10-40% faster speed. In fact, the ONLY processor faster is the latest Galaxy S7 with a 15% CPU spike over the HTC… but at half the price, it’s a no brainer.
Interestingly enough, the latest iPhone 6S series lags behind most specifications of even the older Galaxy S6 but is twice the beast than the Nexus 5X… so it begs one to ask, WHICH DEVICE IS THE BEST ONE FOR ME???
If you want expandability, speed, a price point that is better than most other devices, but no real customization features like the Moto Z offers, then the HTC 10 is a wise option. Then again, if you’re the type that likes to go to the beach a lot, take video and pictures and need something that’ll support your extra curricular activities, the Sony Xperia X Performance is a must have… with a remarkable 23 MP camera and one of the best front-facing 13 MP camera you know you’ll be able to capture those memorable moments like no other device out there.
No matter what your needs are, rest assured there exists a device to make your hands melt with happiness.