A few weeks ago, Lucas dropped his iPhone. And because he doesn’t have a crazy smartphone flak jacket like I do (I have the incredibly awesome but super bulky Otterbox) the screen smashed to bits.
Lucky for him (or unlucky, maybe), the phone still works…it’s just very, very difficult to read the screen. Being the budget conscious people we are, he’s stuck waiting until we qualify for phone upgrades next month. (Yes, I know we could pay to have the screen replaced but it’s about $80.)
That means that I get to start my my every-two-year research project on what phone to get. We are iPhone people, and it would be tough to talk us out of just getting the latest and greatest version. But do we wait for the iPhone 5 in October? Do we get the iPhone 4 with more space? Do we make the switch to Droid?
For example, I decided to compare the Apple iPhone 5 32G to the Droid Razr Maxx.
The website compares everything from screen size and operating system to camera and sound quality.
For example, the iPhone wins for OS updates, upload speeds and camera, but the Droid wins for battery power, screen size and an HDMI output. That means that even though the website thinks the iPhone is a better pick, I can rank it based on what really matters to me.
The only thing I wish were there is pricing — I would love to have this be complete one-stop shopping but as it is, if I think the iPhone is a better choice for features and then find out that this model is $400 more than the Droid, that would change my mind.
Overall, though, this is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that can definitely help narrow things down when you’re smartphone shopping.