iOS 7 vs. Android 4.2, Windows Phone 8 in comparative reviews

By Peter Chubb - Jun 16, 2013

There was a lot of hype in the build-up to WWDC, because the only thing many of us were interested in was what iOS 7 would be like? Thankfully, that question was answered last Monday, and love or hate it, there’s no denying that it looks very different and will now be able to hold its own with the likes of Android and Windows, in terms of looking beautiful that is.

However, it’s not all about the looks, so we have to ask if you think Jony Ive and his team have been able to make the necessary changes, so that iOS now has the features it so rightly deserves, and will it make iOS 7 capable of competing with Android 4.2 (soon to be 4.3) and Windows Phone 8?

Below we have two comparative reviews to help make your mind up for you, along with a final video, which is an overall review of iOS 7 beta.

iO7 vs. Android 4.2 – These two very different mobile versions are being compared side-by-side on an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4, and the very first thing that gets compared are the lockscreens of both handsets. We do like how the reviewer goes through the many aspects of these mobile operating systems, and he has an unbiased view, which helps to give you a far better idea of just how iOS 7 stacks up against its biggest rival. Having said that, it will not be long before Android 4.3 is released, and will come with a host of new updates, then again iOS 7 is still in beta, and so we expect several changes to what we saw last Monday.

iOS 7 vs. Windows Phone 8 – In the second video we get to see how these two versions compare, and this is a very different comparison to the first video, as it lets the visual speak for itself, rather than someone going over them for you. We don’t like this comparison as much, and let’s face it; iOS 7 will have no worries about competing against Windows Phone 8, even if Microsoft’s mobile OS does have some rather interesting features.

Our final video is an overall look at iOS 7 beta and gets up close with some of the new features, along with others that were not announced during WWDC. What we do find funny is how much love he has for the new features, because all he seems to keep saying is “I love it.”

So there you have, three videos to give you a better idea of how well iOS 7 will compete with its rivals.

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