When the iPhone was first launched in 2007 it was one of the few smartphones with so many advanced features but within a short time other phone manufacturers came out with competing products to rival the iPhone. For instance the iPhone was challenged by the Nokia N95, Sony Ericsson W950i and so on.
But soon Apple came out with another ace in the form of the iPhone 3G, but lo and behold the competition caught up too! So today we have the Sony Ericsson Xperia, Nokia N98, Samsung Omnia, LG Viewty and many others who are vying for the top smartphone prize. Here we do a general comparison between the iPhone 3G and other smartphones to find out the relative strong and weak points of the different smartphones available in the market.
Nokia N95 vs iPhone 3G:
The N95 is a cool looking phone with easy handleability. Although it features a smaller screen size of 2.6 inch as compared to the iPhone's wide 3.5 inch screen, the Nokia N95 offers a higher camera resolution of 5MP as compared to the iPhone's 2MP. The iPhone 3G offers a humungous memory with 8GB and 16BG options but unfortunately no expandable memory slot while the N95 offers just 150 MB memory but also an external memory card slot.
Sony Ericsson Xperia vs iPhone 3G:
The Xperia is the latest entrant in the crowded smartphone market, but a welcome addition nonetheless. Unlike the iPhone the Xperia sports a full QWERTY keyboard concealed smartly under its slider. Also it has many front buttons unlike the button less iPhone, but apart from enhancing its style these additions may not be of much utility. The Xperia also scores on the radio front as true to form Apple has omitted the radio option in the iPhone. But to make up lost ground the iPhone clocks a more powerful performance be it while viewing videos, playing games or using the fast 3G. A finely matched battle indeed.
HTC Touch HD vs iPhone 3G:
The HTC Touch immediately comes across as a striking smartphone with a wider display (3.8 inch) than the iPhone 3G and also a higher resolution of 800 x 480 pixels as compared to the iPhone's 480 x 320 pixels. In spite of this when it comes to brightness and colour both the touch phones are equally matched. Although the Touch doesn't have the same amount of in built memory as the iPhone but with a micro SD it can be extended to 32 GB without any issues. The HTC features the unique TouchFLO 3D interface that brings all the required functions at the same place thus enabling easy control of your device with fingers. The iPhone again strikes back in its touch screen functionality, which has been so designed that you wouldn't need to use any stylus unlike the HTC Touch, which does require a stylus for some functions.