Android smartphones have invaded the world scene during the last years. They are well on their way to become the dominant types of phones in the more developed parts of the world.
Here are three fun facts about Android phones that you need to know.
1. Most Affordable to Most Expensive
Unlike Apple’s iPhones, Android phones are available from the most affordable to the most expensive categories. The cheapest Android phone can be available for as low as $99 in the open market and almost free with one- to two-year phone contracts with a carrier.
On the other hand, advanced smartphones like the new offerings from Samsung, such as Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus, will cost as much as $649 without comprehensive plans and at least $299 with a 2-year plan from AT&T.
2. Smallest to Largest Screen Size
The screen size for Android phones can range from as small as 2.55-inches to as large as 5.3 inches, the largest screen on the planet. An example of a small screen Android phone is Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, which is available in North America, North East Asia, and Europe. This phone has the tiniest screen among all the Android phones so far, and it can easily fit in the palm of a 10-year-old child.
On the other hand, the largest screen at 5.3 inches is offered by Samsung on its Galaxy Note smartphone. In fact, this smartphone has been called various names like tabletphone or hybrid phone, which means a blend between tablet and smartphone, as well as Godzilla phone due to its giant size.
3. Highest to Lowest Resolution
The lowest resolution screen is on the HTC Wildfire. The Wildfire phone has a 3.2-inch diagonal display but only 240 X 320 pixels for its resolution. Translated to pixels per inch at a blurry 125 ppi, the HTC Wildfire has the lowest resolution available on the market by the time it was introduced.
In sharp contrast, the highest resolution is also available from HTC. With great ingenuity and determination, HTC decided to make a name for itself and introduced the new Rezound which has a beautiful 4.3-inch screen with 720 X 1,280 pixels that translates to an astounding 342 pixels per inch.
The human eye can only distinguish the pixel density up to 330 pixels per inch, so Rezound is one of the first phones to cross this nature-defined barrier.
Android has become the most widely used operating system since its inception as shown by the information presented in websites, such as www.intomobile.com. It can be safe to say that Android now controls at least 50% of the market in Europe, North America, and North-East Asia and may even replace Apple iOS as the most desirable operating system on the planet.
With hundreds of choices, free market capitalism offers you Android gadgets with affordable to expensive, high resolution to low resolution, large to small screens depending on the size of your hands, and other features to enhance the quality of your smartphone experience.