Nine iPhone Killers

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There can be no agnosticism that iPhone is excellent. A ample amount of Angel admirers queued for alarm affairs back it was launched. But its faults - video recording, changeless battery, MMS, alone synchronization with iTunes, create some users disappointed. About all adaptable phones are assuming iPhone `s big blow screen, aureate users interface, and force sensor. Some copyists create a absolute reproduction in actualization but with an odd interface. Anyhow there are some ablaze copyists. In some aspects they accept abundant advantage. We alarm these phones " iPhone killers". We acquisition that these "killers" accept abundant in accepted - they all accept 2.8" blow awning and equalizer. And their cameras are bigger than iPhone `s 2MP, alotof of them acknowledging auto focus. Does iPhone still accept predominance? Let`s see with this appraisal of 9 iPhone killers.

We create the basal standards in this contest:

1. No abate than 2.8" blow screen

2. Congenital force accelerator

3. No lower than 3MP camera

According to this accepted we get 9 handsets which are actual accustomed to us. They are HTC Blow Diamond, HTC Blow HD, LG KP500, LG LC910, Samsung i908, Samsung M8800c, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - Nokia`s first blow awning phone, T-Mobile G1, and Blackberry 9500 Storm - Blackberry`s first blow awning phone. All of them angle for the alotof adult and newest technology.


With attention to iPhone `s better affection - user interface and web browser, we had some aphorism adjustment. Applied functions such as user acquaintance and video play are paid added absorption to while accouterments such as camera and CPU are beneath valued. Appearance, array life, and amount are kept as usual.

1. Actualization (10`)

2. User interface (20`)

3. Affectation (10`)

4. User acquaintance (10`)

5. Video play (10`)

6. Web browser (10`)

7. Add-ons (10`)

8. Array activity (10`)

9. Amount (10`)


The best " iPhone killer" buzz 2008

The alotof accepted " iPhone killer" buzz 2008

The alotof cost-effective " iPhone killer" buzz 2008

Appearance (10`)

All these adaptable phones are their brands` flagship. 5 editors apparent them and then accustomed at the boilerplate mark. The aftereffect shows that HTC Blow Design is the alotof admirable device. HTC Blow HD and Samsung i908 yield the additional and the third placerespectively.

The design cuts on the aback accord the buzz a name "Diamond" which tells us HTC Blow Diamond`s actualization is far from getting ordinary. It looks abbreviate and delicate. If you accept some ability about Windows adaptable operating arrangement which is adopted in this phone, you will accept how difficult it is to create it as attenuate as 11.35mm and its weight as ablaze as 110g.

A 3.2MP, auto focus camera is placed on a argent triangle apartof design cuts on the back, which is exquisite. There is not too abundant adornment on flanks and interfaces for the account of its bunched style.

Interface (20`)

Besides the Angel logo on the back, the gorgeous, strong, and simple to use interface is iPhone `s addition affairs point. That`s why we accolade 20` on this section, including abundance if touching, equalizer`s scope, if acknowledging rolling card or not, the delivery of rolling menu, and absorption speed. 5` are awarded in anniversary section.

In the area of "comfort if touching" Blackberry 9500 gets abounding mark because of its "SurePress". HTC Blow HD gets 4` for its 3.8" blow screen. 4 Korean adaptable phones with beating feedback, LG and Samsung, get 3`. T-Mobile G1 ranks on the endure abode for its automated and edgeless affecting feeling.

We activated equalizer`s ambit as able-bodied as its acceleration and delivery in the area of "equalizer`s scope". Blackberry 9500`s capital card supports auto axis and it`s actual abrupt and free-flowing, appropriately it ranks the first again. On the contrary, T-Mobile G1`s blaster is not accessible in all its interfaces. Which goes to the basal again.

"Rolling menu" refers to switching interface by feel rolling. HTC Blow Diamond, HTC Blow HD, Blackberry 9500 and T-Mobile G1 are angry for first abode in this section. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Samsung i908 are angry for endure place, alone acknowledging a annal bar.

The absorption acceleration is absorbed with the alotof accent by users. T-Mobile G1, which was listed on the basal in endure sections, ranks first with 4 mark in this section. Nokia 5800, which adopted S60 5TH Edition, gets 2.5`, baronial on the endure place. The final aftereffect shows that Blackberry 9500 is the champion, HTC Blow Design and HTC Blow HD according second.

Display (10`)

Needless to say, affectation agency a lot to "big affecting screen" phones. This area is disconnected into 3 locations - size, resolution and abstract evaluation. In this area HTC Blow Design gets alone 4` for its 2.8" VGA screen.

Two 1920x1200 pixels pictures were activated to analysis assimilation and adverse of these phones` display. They are classified into 3 levels. Blackberry 9500 is the first level, LG KC910, T-Mobile G1, LG KP500 and Samsung M8800 the second, Nokia 5800, HTC Blow HD, Samsung i908 and HTC Blow Design the third.

Users acquaintance (20`)

More than 20 users were arrive to acquaintance the 9 handsets. Afterwards 2 hours we accustomed 17 questionnaires about simple use and absorption speed. T-Mobile G1, HTC Blow HD and Blackberry 9500 are ranked the first three.

Vedio play (10`)

iPhone alone supports M4V, MP4, MOV. Let`s see these " iPhone killers". We play 13 video formats, including avi, mp4, rmvb, wmv, etc, in these sets. If the buzz can play one, it gets 1`. We mainly analysis the congenital video player, but phones with accessible operating arrangement will acquire added marks.

Because CorePlayer can be installed in HTC Blow Diamond, HTC Blow HD and Samsung i908, they are all added 2`. Admitting G1 doesn`t accept a video amateur it can play 480x352 pixels, H.264, H.263 architecture video accouterment Video Amateur is installed in Market. We gave it 2`.

Web browser (10`)

iPhone `s Carnival is advised to be the best web browser. Youtube video amateur counts added and more. Browser and Youtube are the two items we analysis in this section.

Add-ons (10`)

In this challenge the accouterments accessories is not valued. However, data hotlink and some accouterments accessories still charge our attention. In agreement of data hotlink we analyze their data interface, beam memory, amplification slot, earphone slot, GPS, camera and speaker. HTC Blow HD gets the accomplished mark - 7`.

Standby (10`)

It seems that these iPhone killers` batteries are not bigger than iPhone `s. Auspiciously their array can be changed. We activated their abstract array activity which is awarded 4` and applied achievement which is awarded 6`. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic proves to be the best one.

Total score:

When counting the absolute account by Excel, we begin the best is HTC Blow HD one added time! It was "the best hardware-equipped phone" in the analysis "17 windows adaptable acute phones contest" we create endure December. In this contest, it is "the best iPhone analgesic buzz 2008".

Windows adaptable acute buzz HTC Blow HD was appear at the end of 2008. The alotof specific affection is its super-high resolution and 3.8" screen.

Developing direction:

A. Appropriate User Interface

iPhone`s UI is simple and delicate, and "iPhone killers" accept their own appropriate UIs and operating ways. Simple, convenient, ablaze user interfaces are consistently acute phones` affairs point.

B. iPhone`s App Abundance is anticipation to be the alotof complete bartering software platform. Android Bazaar develops actual fast. However, Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and Blackberry haven`t congenital their software boutique online so far. Symbian`s signature is a bother. There is no agnosticism that in the approaching simple software downloading and online boutique are the trend.


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