I thought of churning out an article about "the search for the ultimate iPhone contender", but I came into a divine epiphany(hehehe) that iPhone is not even the demigod of phones. When it comes to technology, no device consummates perfection. No manufacturer has ever fashioned a computing and communications device so perfect that it can encompass all, and I mean, virtually all comsumer needs. And "need" is something that is finite but unquantifiable, as my need maybe less than the need of some. Or the need of the Starbucks barista right beside me maybe more than I do.
So instead of hoisting all needs into one digital brick, hardware makers forged a groundwork of each of the clustered needs of individual according to demography and psychography.
And similarly, instead of taking the iPhone as a reference of comparison, I'd rather place it in the same plane with the rest of the devices under our probe and prying eyes.
The manhunt for the ultimate touch technology phone goes on. Which do you think ruled them all.
The triumvirate of technological supremacy is summoned into the gruelling battle and here they are:
Apple iPhone 3G Specifications:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm - 133 grams in weight, 3.5 Inch Touchscreen (16M colors, 320 x 480 pixels) - Multi-touch input method - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off - Ambient light sensor - MP3 & Polyphonic Ringtones - Vibration – Flush 3.5 mm headset jack – Near Enough unlimited entries and fields, Photocall - 100 received, dialed and missed calls (Call records) – 8 & 16GB built in memory – No card slot - GPRS - EDGE - 3G HSDPA - WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g - Bluetooth v2.0 - USB v2.0 - Mac OS X v10.4.10 - SMS, Email - HTML (Safari) Browser - Black(8/16 GB), White (16 GB) - 2 MP Camera, 1600×1200 pixels - A-GPS function - Built-in GPS receiver - Widgets support - Google Maps - PIM including calendar, to-do list - iPod audio/video player - TV output - Photo browser/editor - Voice memo - Integrated handsfree - Standard battery, Li-Ion - Up to 300 Hours Stand-by - Up to 10 Hours Talk time.
Samsung i900 Omnia Specifications:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm - 127 grams in weight - 3.2 Inch TFT touchscreen (65K colors, 240 x 400 pixels) - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - Handwriting recognition - MP3 & Polyphonic Ringtones - Vibration – Near enough unlimited entries and fields, Photocall (Phonebook) - Call records Near enough unlimited - 8 GB/16 GB internal memory plus microSD (TransFlash) Card slot up to 16GB - 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM - 624MHz Marvell PXA312 processor - GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps - EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps - 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps - WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g - Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP - USB v2.0 - Microsoft Window Mobile 6.1 Professional OS - WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds - SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging - Games + Java downloadable - 5 MP Camera (2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, image stabiliser, video, flash; secondary videocall camera) - Built-in GPS receiver - MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player - Java MIDP 2.0 - FM Radio with RDS - DivX/XviD/WMV/MP4 player – MS Office document viewer - Voice memo - TV Out - Built-in handsfree - Standard battery, Li-Ion 1440 mAh
HTC Touch Diamond Specifications:
2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 for Europe/Asia (GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 for Americas) - 3G Network HSDPA 2100 / 900 for Europe/Asia (HSDPA 850 / 1900 for Americas) - 102 x 51 x 11.5 mm - 110 grams in weight - 2.8 Inch TFT touchscreen (65K colors, 480 x 640 pixels) - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation - Touch-sensitive navigation controls - Handwriting recognition - Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3, WAV, WMA Ringtones - Vibration - Phonebook near enough unlimited entries and fields, Photocall - Call records near enough unlimited - 4 GB built in memory - NO card slot - 192 MB DDR SDRAM, 256 MB ROM - Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz processor - GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps - EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps - 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps - WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g - Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP – miniUSB - Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS - SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging - WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML Browser - Games – 3.2 MP Camera (2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, video; secondary VGA videocall camera) - Built-in GPS with A-GPS - Stereo FM radio with RDS - Java MIDP 2.0 - Voice memo - Pocket Office(Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF viewer) - MP3 player - Built-in handsfree - Standard battery, Li-Ion 900 mAh - Up to 285 hours standby - Up to 5 hours 30 minutes talk time.
Note: Picture from GSM Arena