January 3, 2013 - Raghav Thakur
iPhone Killers – History At A Glance Revealing The Final Killer
iPhone killers, a term used for the rivals of the most famous Smartphone, Apple’s launch. Since its inception, iPhone has been facing competition from its rivals, but fortunately, the winning place is always for iPhone. The reason of getting failed in defeating iPhone isn’t the technical inferiority, but the battle isn’t right from the very start. iPhone is matchless and the proof is increasing number of its users day by day. Here are described few examples of iPhone killers since 2007, when the very first iPhone came into the markets.
iPhone Vs Touch Pro And Prada
In 2007, touchscreen was the strength for any Smartphone to compete iPhone. HTC Touch was a better competitor with TouchFLO UI. Windows Mobile 6 was also in the market with worst 2.8-inch screen, little stylus, and tiny buttons.
The top phone that was a real competition for iPhone was Nokia N95. With 2.6-inch screen, GPS, 5-megapixel camera, dual slide screen, and Symbian OS, the device was the real choice of Smartphone fans.
KE850 Prada was the worst attempt of LG. Although, the device was attractive, but high cost, rough resistive screen, and keychain stylus contributed towards its failure. Armani of Samsung was also in the line of fashion phones with LG, but both were poor in functionality.
iPhone Vs G1 And Android
In 2008, Google launched its Android operating system and T-Mobile G1 was the first phone having Android. The device was launched without any carrier branding and due to being geeky, it wasn’t proved a real killer of iPhone.
Other rivals of that time were Xperia X1 of Sony Ericsson, Omnia i900 of Samsung, Voyager of LG, Instinct of Samsung, but all were poor in making their place against iPhone. At the end of 2008, BlackBerry appeared with 3.2-inch touchscreen and lacking Wi-Fi; that was also not a big success.
iPhone Vs Droid And Palm Pre
In 2009, Palm Pre was a better challenger for iPhone due to its operating system. However, the device didn’t get good response from the public and had bad build quality, so didn’t give tough time to Apple’s iPhone.
At the end of 2009, Motorola Droid was released with Verizon as the carrier. The international launch of Milestone was supported by Android 2.0, which gave hype to both Motorola and Android. Although the first Droid experienced better sales record, but compared to iPhone, that was an old-fashioned phone with 3.7-inch touch screen and slide-out keyboard.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Nokia N97, Toshiba TG01, and Sony Ericsson Satio were the other phones introduced in competition with iPhone.
iPhone Vs Evo, Galaxy S, Windows Phone 7
In 2011, many companies launched their smartphones in the market, but iPhone was the most prominent one supported by its high resolution Retina Display and new design. However, iPhone faced the toughest competitors during that year like Nokia N8, Google Nexus One, and Samsung Galaxy S. HTC Evo 4G was the exciting option for Smartphone lovers as it had 4G WiMax connectivity, 4.3inch screen, Android 2.1 OS, and 1 GHz processor. Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 carrying exciting software.
LG Prada 3.0, Droid X, Droid Incredible, Palm Pre 2, and BlackBerry Storm 2 were also good choices for Smartphone users. However, they were faceless to compete with the brand name Apple.
iPhone Vs Galaxy (The Rise Of Galaxy)
In 2011, Galaxy faced remarkable rise and the blame goes to Apple due to its lackluster iPhone 4S. The launch was just like iPhone 4 with little variation, but disappointed the consumers who were looking for innovation. Users also used unlock iPhone 4 software over the 4S device to make that free from any locks and to use that they way they want. It also didn’t add value to the new device. Samsung’s Galaxy S2 was the biggest launch with dual-core processor, thin chassis, super AMOLED Plus screen, giving the device definite edge over iPhone 4S. The Sensation series of HTC and Razr of Motorola were also in the market, but the fight was just between Galaxy and iPhone.
iPhone Vs Galaxy S3 (Galaxy Wins)
In 2012, the most powerful iPhone killer arrived that’s Samsung’s Galaxy S3. From manufacturing to marketing, Samsung has performed outclass. The hardware of Galaxy S3 is finally working for Samsung and giving the company an edge.
What does it mean to have Galaxy S3 as the power iPhone rival? Is iPhone no more at the leading position? No, it’s not like that. iPhone is still dominating, but the competition is made tougher by Samsung’s Galaxy S3.