There are many of reasons why the Apple iPhone 4S remains of the most popular smartphones on the market. These include its impressive screen, design, AppStore and multimedia ecosystem among others. However, iPhones are now facing increasing competition from other manufacturers, particularly those that incorporate the Android operating system. Several manufacturers have recently released their latest flagship Android smartphones, including Samsung. Samsung has recently released the Galaxy S3, the follow up to the highly successful Galaxy S2, and this is already proving to be one of the most popular smartphones on the market. In this article I will compare the design and apps services of each handset.
One of the most obvious differences between these phones is the design. The Apple iPhone 4S is well known for its iconic design, with its very slim profile, and its reinforced glass and metal construction. Compared to many newer smartphones, it is also quite small thanks to its 3.5 inch screen, which also contributes to its renowned display quality. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a much larger phone due to its 4.8 inch screen, and also looks very different because of features like its curved design and rounded corners as well as capacitive Android shortcut keys at the base of the screen.
The iPhone 4S is renowned for its AppStore, which is the service which allows users to browse over 500,000 apps which can be downloaded straight onto the phone, from a range of different categories. Many people view this is the best apps service as it has been around for a long time, and because all the apps must be approved by Apple before they make it to the AppStore, the quality of content is often viewed as superior to other services. The Samsung Galaxy S3, being an Android smartphone instead uses Google Play, which was previously called Android Market. This offers a similar number of apps, with many of the same categories included. Because Android smartphones are now so popular, app developers will often make apps available for Android smartphones if they have been successful on the AppStore, so you will often find that popular titles are available in both services.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is already proving to be one of the most popular Android smartphones currently available despite being released very recently, the tables may turn in the near future as the iPhone 5 is due to be released later this year. Either way, both the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S3 are two of the very best smartphones available, and whichever one you choose you are sure to be pleased with your decision. Be sure to check out some of my other articles where I will discuss some other differences between these two impressive smartphones.