It seems there’s a trend for Android devices to go bigger. Bigger screen, bigger device. The iPhone, on the other hand, has gone thinner. The screen on the iPhone is a bit smaller than the screens on the HTC Evo and Motorola’s next Droid, however, it has much more pixels on the screen. This means the screen looks more crisp, and more vibrant. Not to mention, the iPhone can fit in your pocket better, and the soft keyboard works great, so the user doesn’t need a huge screen just to type.
Next up is the camera on these devices. The phones are bigger, so they can fit a bigger sensor, 8MP on the Evo and the new Droid might as well. But contrary to what camera manufacturers would want you to believe, more megapixels does not equate to a better camera. The iPhone’s camera uses backlight detection, to make sure the exposure is just right on your photos. It also helps the phone take better shots in low light conditions. For video, the iPhone camera is clearly the best. It’s able to record 720p hd video at 30 fps. Apple’s competitors aren’t doing this yet.
But perhaps the biggest benefit to the iPhone camera isn’t the camera itself, but rather, the software behind it. Apple’s photo and video software is top notch, with editing, tap to focus, and now, iMovie. The iPhone becomes more than just a phone or a device for viewing content, but one that can seriously be used to create content. Not to mention the camera’s sensor doesn’t compress the image, it’s the full 5 megapixels. This means, it’s a full quality camera. The screen you’re using to view this post most likely has a far lower resolution than 5 megapixels. In fact, it’s probably closer to two megapixels, if not less.
The iPhone has improved it’s camera, which is arguably better than the competitors, improved its screen, and made their phone the thinnest smartphone on the market. Don’t be fooled by the megapixel myth, the iPhone camera is great. And you’ll be able to enjoy those photos on the iPhones screen, which has the highest pixel density out of any smartphone.