Battle of the Smart Phones: iPhone 4S competes with Galaxy S II

by Casey Murphy
When most people think of a technological giant, Apple is the first company that comes to mind. However, the Samsung Galaxy S II is giving the formerly dominant iPhone a run for its money in the race for smartphone popularity. The Fanscotian investigated what makes each of these phones so popular in their own right, as well as what they have in common.

Benefits of iPhone 4s
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Benefits of Galaxy S II
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Shared Features
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The Challenger
BlackBerry has been faltering in the midst of the newer, better, brighter, faster smartphones that have been flooding the market. However, BlackBerry has recently announced a new phone, the BlackBerry Z10, that has the potential to compete with phones such as the iPhone and the Galaxy. The Z10 will be released in March and may be able to keep the company from going under.
The new BlackBerry is made up entirely of a 4.2-inch touch screen. Other BlackBerry models have had touch screens, but they have all had accompanying keyboards. In many ways, it is similar to today’s most popular smartphones with its apps, videochatting, and virtual keyboard – complete with autocorrect. The BlackBerry Z10 will have 16 GB of memory that can be increased to 32 GB with an insertable memory card. The eight-megapixel camera is the same as the one on the iPhone and the Galaxy.
A feature unique to the new BlackBerry is “the Hub.” The Hub gathers all messages sent to the user – emails, text messages, messages from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter messages – and puts them in one, universal inbox. The Z10  will be carried on Sprint, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T.