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Which Is The Smarter Phone? Essay

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Albert Einstein once said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Indeed, in the world of ever-changing technology, the breathtaking evolution of cellular phones clearly exemplifies such technological advancement. Today, cellular phones have the capacity beyond making calls; they have evolved to portable, multitasking devices that a new name has been endowed to them – smartphones. Recently, many claim that Google’s new Nexus S is a serious challenger who is ready to dethrone the king of smartphone – Apple’s iPhone 4. But the iPhone 4’s better industrial design, hardware, and software make the Nexus S an inadequate competitor that lags in many aspects. Four years had passed since the…show more content…
Overall, the iPhone 4 outclasses the Nexus S in terms of industrial design. It is thinner and it is made with higher-quality materials than the Nexus S. According to Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, the iPhone 4 feels like a “beautiful, old Leica camera,” whereas the Nexus S feels like a “low-end phone that is made with plastic.” The Nexus S’s hardware is undoubtedly impressive, but it lacks some crucial advancements that make the iPhone 4 superior. The Nexus S comes with a larger, 4-inch screen than the iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch screen. Although it seems tempting to have a larger screen, what really matters is the resolution of the screen. A higher resolution makes everything on the screen seem sharper and clearer. According to Daniel Ionescu from PCWorld.com, the iPhone 4’s 960-by-640 pixels make its “Retina display” the highest-resolution cellphone screen ever produced. In comparison, the Nexus S’s larger screen with lower, 480-by-800 pixels make texts and graphics on the screen blurry. Moreover, Joshua Topolsky from Engadget.com states that the Nexus S’s display seems to have “strange inconsistencies in the panel against certain colors or tones.” With 7 hours of battery life, the iPhone 4 performs considerably longer than the Nexus S on a single charge. Customers who prefer a larger flash storage to store
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