When buying a new smartphone, in addition to the budget, there are other options that should be considered is the operating system (OS) that is carried by the handset. Current OS of choice on the market is Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Each handset certainly has its advantages and disadvantages of each, in which excess IOS-based handset is not owned by Android-based handsets. Here is a comparison between Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Apple is known not make cheap devices and the latest iPhone is always among the most expensive handsets in the market. While Microsoft always good at producing hardware at a relatively low price. There are a few Windows Phone that can compete with Android and iOS, as Lumia 435 which was recently released by Microsoft.
Nevertheless, affordability can be defeated by Android. There are many options for cheap handsets from many different manufacturers and platforms have been optimized run on low-end hardware. Another fact, Android could excel among other OS is the availability of inexpensive applications that exist in the device.
The third platform is currently leaning towards minimalist, flat, fast, and use colorful interface. The big difference is that many Android manufacturers have been adding their own user interface on top of Android inventories, and this makes your system varies compared with two other platforms.
After the redesign iOS 7, Apple platform seem brighter and more modern feel. Slick animations can give the impression of depth and can be easily understood. However, some people complained that the new version of IOS it is not pleasing to the eye. Apple itself has made the iOS update, but aesthetics are brought handset remains unchanged.
While Windows Phone is based on a grid of “Live Tiles” that can be arranged and resized to fit its owner. It seemed to look like Windows 8 on PCs and tablets. Windows Phone can sometimes feel too stylish and sluggish compared with iOS and Android.
If talking Applications, Windows Phone seems to be lagging behind the other two platforms. Traditionally iOS has become a more lucrative platform for developers and more easily develop applications here, so there is a tendency for the new applications will appear there first. But that is changing, considering the Android market continues to grow. Play Store still has a higher percentage of free applications from the App Store.
Alternative Application Store
Android has many alternative app stores outside the Play Store, although side loading can open you up to the risk of malware. While Apple and Microsoft against the use of third-party application store, and expect users to keep to the respective application store platform. If you want a wider choice of applications and easy to install, the choice fell to the Android platform.