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Features smartphone makers brag with, and their Android alternatives

0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2012, 09:39 posted on

There are tons of things that major smartphone makers try to attract a consumer's attention with. That process usually involves quite a lot of bragging: how gynormous of a screen the company's product has, how incredibly long its battery will last on a single charge, how astonishingly good are the photos that it takes, among other hyperbole-rich statements. In addition, often there are exclusive apps and features bundled, which is another trick for manufacturers to make a buyer pick their smartphone instead of the competitor's offering. Some of these apps and features are just useless gimmicks, but others can be quite useful...

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posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:32 3

39. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


S beam is not android beam (although it utilizes android beam). You cannot send videos and pictures using android beam by itself.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:50

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Nothing really. It just has great specs and a pretty UI.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 23:46

47. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It sent shudders down Apple's Marketing and Technical Team which resulted in a bothced up maps, botched up camera and list goes on ....

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 01:13

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If the GS3 still does tilt to swipe n zoom.....you can add that innovation.

Apple isnt the only company that innovates.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:19 1

28. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Might want to be careful with the apple bashing guys. I struck a major nerve of the iphonearena staff yesterday and they weren't too happy. :)

That being said, the pool of features between WP and Android are interesting and that's why I like them. They allow variety instead of restricting users to something that's not worth buying or using. That's also why they've taken over. Hint hint for the technologically challenged.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:40

32. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Can't forget Tasker ;)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:56

36. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Great article PA, I have been wondering about some good apps like this list. Maybe post another down the road as another.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:33 1

43. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Anything similar to Small Apps, hm ?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:47

44. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


i know the existence of these alternatives but i never knew the smart stay, smartactions or the pop-up play app existed.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 00:41

48. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


bravia engine and xloud..? walkman , sleep to snap??

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 23:49

51. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


You forgot Microsoft on{x} for the first one..

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 11:02

52. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I don't see any innovative feature with the iPhone !?! & Apple call it the most innovative product ?!? *Ppphhh*

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