If you are considering recycling your mobile and are wondering whether to upgrade to an Android smartphone such as the new Samsung Galaxy S3 or wait for the new Windows Phone 8 mobiles to hit the market perhaps the information contained in this article might help you to decide.
The Galaxy S3 has met with widespread approval since its recent launch and for good reason. Its 4.8 inch touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels must be one of the top selling points for this handset. The Galaxy S3 runs on Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and comes pre-loaded with a whole host of apps giving it a good deal of functionality included in the price. The S3 is Samsung’s premium mobile and as such is packed with high tech features such as S-Voice voice recognition software, Buddy Photo Share, allowing you to send images to the people in them, and Direct Call which places a call to a contact being viewed simply by lifting the handset to your face.
Microsoft have been working hard to develop their new operating system, Windows Phone 8 as a solid foundation to facilitate future improvements and technological advances in order to keep up with the competition from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC’s One X.
The Windows Phone 8 platform will afford definite advantages to Windows mobiles, such as the ability to use multi-core processors and will come with an NFC chip embedded to enable mobile payments. It will also come with LTE capabilities and allow multi-tasking.
HTC are expecting to launch 3 Windows Phone 8 mobiles, one aimed at the premium end of the market, one set to sit in the middle and one budget handset. The high-end version, the Zenith, is expected to have a 4.7 inch display, a quad-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera and NFC capability. The Accord is the Windows Phone 8 device aimed at the medium and it is anticipated that this version will have a smaller 4.3 inch touch screen and a dual-core processor. The budget model will be named the Rio and it is reported to have a 4 inch screen with a Snapdragon S4 processor and a 5 megapixel camera. All these HTC models are expected to be released onto the market late this year. The hardware available to these mobiles is already available on many Android devices so the Windows Phone 8 is really just bringing smartphones into line with their competitors.
So will you opt for the Galaxy S3 or Windows Phone 8? There are already a number of Android smartphones on the market which offer top end technology and the Samsung Galaxy S3 surpasses them all in terms of the functionality it provides. Windows Phone 8 promises to deliver much more than previous Windows operating systems and will compete with other devices already on the market, but it is unlikely that we will see any Windows Phone 8 handsets until much later in the year, so do you want to wait that long?