I have been thinking about switching to an Android phone for some time now. But firstly, let me say that I do not dislike my Wave. I like my Wave and its pretty good. I love the speed (most of the time) and the camera and video are great (enough for me). An 8GB SD card gives me enough storage for pics, videos and what not. 1GHz processor makes it speedy enough for daily use and I have not really had much complaints about it.
So, why am I considering a switch to an Android phone? Well, in one word: Apps. Bada is a respectable phone OS but unfortunately, it doesn’t enjoy as much popularity as Android, hence a limited growth of apps. Now, one can argue that Android OS is also full of crappy apps which serves no real purpose. This I do agree with. However, it also has useful apps.
Apps that I’m interested in are like Skype, Document Editor, What’s App and DropBox, to name a few. Also, let’s not forget games like Angry Birds. It can be argued that there are versions of Skype (Java ones) and Document Editors which are also available for Bada, however, if this is any indication of the trend for App releases going forward, it isn’t encouraging. Even Symbian has a What’s App program already. What’s up with Bada? Furthermore, its Java-based Skype and Java-based Angry birds also seems to be ports based on other platform’s Java programs.
Am I justified in wanting an Android phone then? I still love my Bada-based Wave. It looks good, the materials are good, the screen is good… Would I sell it or trade it in? Nope. I still love it. But do I want an Android phone? Sure. The tricky part comes in the question: If I get an Android phone, should I get a high end phone or a mid end phone?
High End: Samsung Galaxy SII
Mid-High End: Samsung Galaxy SL
Mid End: Samsung Galaxy Ace
Low End: Samsung Galaxy Mini
What do you think? I would like your opinion.