Do we need bigger screens?

Some argue that a bigger screen is needed
to see more of a web page, but this isnt only
a factor of physical size screen quality and
resolution matter too. The fact is that the
iPhone 5s display holds more pixels than
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Theres more to the
iPhone five than dodgy maps.

Mobile & Wireless RWC and many of its competitors, and the screen is better
quality too. Put it alongside any other high end
smartphone and its just as easy to read a web
page on its screen as on bigger screened devices.
Of course, theres more to the iPhone five than
the screen. It has a faster CPU and a host of
other enhancements, but Im to get a bit weary
of the common box ticking comparison of phone
plans that make many smartphone
reviews appear like a game of Top Trumps:
phone A has two extra cores in its CPU but
phone B has a higher clock speed and phone
C has a 2 lighter screen. It’s all starting to
feel irrelevant to me because, ignoring the
budget end of the market, pretty well every
current smartphone is utterly smart. Of
course, some do certain things somewhat better
than others the quality of the onboard camera
or battery life, as an example but bickering over
single figure differences in CPU
speeds looks more and more pointless.
Where the differences are important is
between the phones operating systems. Much
of the market is running Android
on occasion vanilla Android, but frequently Android
in drag. Phone manufacturers like to plaster on
layers of make up to make their device look
prettier, but underneath its still Android and
you are still going to be running Android apps.
There are some number of credible alternatives to
Android, as well as iOS on the iPhone and an
rising number of Windows Phone devices,
and outside of the USA people are buying
BlackBerry though its starting to appear like a
bit of a dead end as the companys new ten OS
gets closer to launch.

Its these OS differences that really provide
the differentiation when comparing phones: if
you want the biggest selection of usually
high quality apps then iOS is the obvious
choice, if you want freedom from lock in, to
feel that you own the phone rather than the
phone owning you, then Android is a wiser
choice, and if you want something innovative
and different that integrates superbly with
Microsoft based back office systems then
Windows Phone is the logical purchase.
Now iOS six is taking a real pasting
from users and the press about its awful
mapping software, but having said that,
as a satnav system it works well,
provided you manage to find your
destination properly Ive found that
entering exact postcodes is best. It offers
clear information, good routes and
complete live traffic updates. Apples
biggest mistake looks to have been in calling
the thing Maps and wielding it as a
substitute for the old Googlebased
map app. I think if the
company had called it Satnav
instead then majority of people would
have been quite happy with it.
but, theres plenty more
to iOS six than mapping. Youll
have read about many of the
new features in reviews and
news stories, so here Im going
to talk about some of the less
observable new features that you
may missed, iPhone 5
holders may missed some
of them.