Q: We often get asked what is the best phone to use, iPhone or an Android phone. Here is an opinion from one of our mobile gurus in the know:
A: Quick way to summarise the 2 platforms...
iPhone = apps platform, more apps, higher quality apps + very closed
Android = apps platform + more customizability + live wallpapers + widgets + not so closed (however manufacturers still lock some features despite it being an open source OS), there are some good apps but not as many as on iPhone - however it is catching up and many iPhone devs are now developing for Android too.
Best thing to do is go into a shop and try one out.
The 2 best Android phones currently available are:
Samsung Galaxy S
HTC One X
By the end of Sept both these phones will have Android 2.2 on all networks, this brings things like Flash 10.1 (if you want it), Chrome to Phone (anything in your Chrome browser on your PC can be sent to your phone with 1 click, e.g. if you are on Google maps it'll load google maps on your phone and transfer any data, such as route you searched for) and it's generally faster.
However Android 3 operating system is available in Oct, which by the end of the year or early 2011 should bring a new range of 4" 720p devices (iPhone 4 pixel densities + bigger/better).
Let us know if you think differently.