iPhone 5 iOS vs. Galaxy S II/S2 Plus with Android Ice Cream

By Posted 3 Jul 2011, 17:22

Rivalry is escalating in the Smartphone market between many brands, but none come close to the battle Apple and Samsung are in. While the patent lawsuit will come first to people’s minds, this might not be the real reason these two brands are and should be going head-to-head. It’s the view of some people that Samsung has the best chance of moving Apple from their throne of top dog, which has been achieved by cool/slick products that deliver a solid experience in the most part.

From my perspective, these two brands are interesting when it comes to what we buy. Most goods like washing machines, LED TV’s and other home audio has been Samsung for our home, the brand shouts reliability to us, although we know this will not be the same for everyone. When it comes to Apple we have multiply products including iPod touch, many iPad 2’s, Apple TV, MacBook Pro’s, Air and iMac. For our home computer hardware and some other devices we pick Apple, so who would get the money if Apple crossed more into Samsung’s area of business? The jury is out on that one.

The battle of next-gen phones could see a standoff between the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, but one major problem these brands have is to convince die-hard Apple fans to move to Samsung, and vice-versa. If an iPhone owner has had every iPhone right up to the 4th generation, why should they move to the Galaxy S II Plus and skip iPhone 5?

We said in the title iPhone 5 iOS vs. Galaxy S II/S2 Plus with Android Ice Cream Sandwich for one simple reason, the hardware will not be the deciding factor for phone buyers, it’s the software that users are starting to understand is the most important factor. Maybe you’ve had a few smartphones already, and the first device you bought was for looks and since then you understand that the OS is the first thing you look at. Does this sound like you?

Ground will be won with the consumer by all the extras given once the phone is bought, can they download the apps they want and at what price? You can see ten so-called rivals to the iPhone 5 in this article, they look nice but think about what software they’re running? IBTimes look at the rivalry between the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus, but agree with us when they point out the most important factor of the battle will be each company’s mobile OS.

Expect the real fight to be Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich and Apple’s iOS 5. You can read more on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich release date here.

  • http://twitter.com/fyrtek Fyrtek

    This will be the heavyweight match of the year! I’m with the Android camp at the moment, but am hoping that Apple release a more “open” iOS 5. We can wish right? :)

  • http://twitter.com/Maky8889 Macky

    I agree, hardware is quite important but it’s the software is where it’s at.  I know Samsung makes some good televisions but in my experience when it comes to smartphones and software (KIES is the worst), they just blow. I’ve had many issues with various smartphone models and I will never buy Samsung again. Having said that, I did have a very good Samsung flip phone about 5 years ago that I keep as backup. Sadly, I look at the entire package when it comes to a phone. And Samsung has lost me as a customer.

    • Das

      You’re really that concerned with their naming (which is awesome by the way)?  Man, some people..

      • http://twitter.com/Maky8889 Macky

        Yeah, some people is right. A company that’s very juvenille and wants to take your privacy away from you. Any company that’s like that deserves my support and business. #not

  • PLEASE

    Dude. Get an “editor” your writing SUCKS. 

  • http://twitter.com/JCJeffChapman Jeff Chapman

    Really looking forward to whenever iPhone 5 comes out and will be doing some major comparisons against the current Android pack when it does. I had the iPhone 4 and traded it for an Atrix 4G about 5 months ago. There are definitely some advantages to Android and there are definitely some things I truly miss about the iPhone. 

  • Anonymous

    I have actually crossed over from iPhone to Samsung. Their Galaxy S2 is simply put the best thing out there. The 4S lost with only 512MB of RAM. With the possibility to run more apps than with iPhone I want that full Gigabyte  the “S2″ is offering. To command your phone by using your voice is nothing new to an S2 owner so therefore Siri is not a big sellingpoint either.

    I am glad that I crossed over, this is the best phone I have had in my entire life. I have all the feauters from the iPhone with just a little bit more with this one. And if Ice Cream Sandwich brings even more new stuff in, then I will not go back (as I had initially planned).