Saturday, 20 June 2015

Why I picked a Sony over an iPhone

Value for money

The biggest factor of why I started off using Android phones was because they were far more affordable than iPhones. These days it isn't always the case, some Android phones are very expensive and others not so much. 

Apple: 16GB - £539
Sony: 16GB - £429

What about the specs?

iPhone 6
138.1mm x 67mm x 6.9mm, 129g
8-megapixel iSight, LED flash, 1080p video
1.4GHz Apple A8 dual-core Cyclone, 1GB RAM, Apple M8 motion co-processor
1,800mAh (Standby: 250 hours)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6mm, 129g
20.7-megapixel, LED flash, 1080p video
2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU
2,600mAh (Standby: 880 hours)

What I look for in a smartphone

So for me the main things I look for in a smartphone is for it to have a long lasting battery, compact and a good camera. So when I got a new phone about 5 months ago I didn't feel like there was a lot of choice. Most choices were either huge displays with long lasting batteries (which is no good for me because I have tiny girl hands) or smaller displays with rubbish specs and batteries. In the end the best I had to choose from that ticked most of the boxes was the iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

When it comes to technology i've always used android phones mainly because they were affordable. Like most parents, mine wouldn't spend £500 on a phone for me which is completely understandable! But now I work and pay for my own things it's a different situation. I started to consider buying my first iPhone and I began to compare the iPhone 6 and Sony Z3 Compact and I honestly hoped the iPhone 6 battery would be incredible because it's a great looking phone - but no. When you compare the battery life there is just such a difference and battery means everything to someone always on their phone using social media, sending emails and taking photos. 

Is it an Android vs iOS thing?

Not at all, I find the whole Android vs iOS thing really stupid. People can get so angry over that type of stuff! When it comes to smartphones it's as easy as this...i've always had Android phones because they are more affordable as I mentioned before. So i've got used to them and i'm comfortable in how they work but i'm totally open to change. As I said, I was considering the iPhone 6 but in the end I just felt like long battery life meant more to me then anything else.

What do you look for most in a smartphone? Do you have a phone you would recommend or one that you would send back if you could? Let me know in the comment box below, i'd love to hear from you!



  1. Something about iPhones for me I love the design. I know what you mean about prices though! x

  2. I know what you mean - the price and battery seriously bother me about the iphone! But the other phones I've tried just dont feel as intuitive or have the same apps. I need to buy a new phone this year and just can't decide! x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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