Windows Phone 7.5 vs Android: Which One to Pick
I’ve been asking lot of different question during my entire career as gadget reviewers. The most frequently asked questions are “Does iOS better than Android?”, “Should i purchase Android instead Windows Phone 7.5?”. If you plan to ask me similar question right now, let me tell you this. There is no such thing like best OS or platform. But there is a way to determine which one that really suit your need. For example, let see the comparison between Windows Phone 7.5 and Android.
Both of those plartform are extrememly popular right now, although there are less Windows Phone 7.5 device than Android out there. However, no matter which platform that you pick, you won’t find any trouble finding lot of good apps and games. Finding trouble with the system? Just type your troubleshoot on Google and i am pretty sure you will be able to find lot of help.
Now, let’s talk about the pros and cons. First, we’ve got Android. If you’re a powerful users who love to switch between apps a lot, you can rely on Google Play store. Tons of new app and games were released there each day. I can guarantee that there will be no shortage of apps as long as you use Play store as your main app source. Not to mention with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, you will be able to experience more fluid and user friendly multitasking. With the addition of better multi-tasking performance as well. However, you should also remember that Android device is way too fragmented, making it impossible for all smartphone to get new Android OS update in the same time. In most cases, your phone will be abandoned with old OS!
On the other hand, Windows Phone 7.5 offer the best interface for mobile device, Metro UI. I know there are lot of different Android launcher out there that try to imitate Windows Metro UI out there, but they can’t deliver the same experience. Not to mention that Microsoft based products also well-know for their durability and long-lasting battery lifetime. However, this platform also has it’s own drawback. Windows Marketplace doesn’t store as many app like Google Play store and Microsoft already make it clear that all Windows Phone 7.5 device is NOT UPGRADABLE to the new Windows Phone 8. That should become a huge drawback for those of you who interested on this platform.
Again, the final answer is depend on you guys. Whether you want to put high value on User Interface or support for apps and games? It’s up to you. Tell me which one that you pick, Windows 7.5 or Android?