TOURING NEW ZEALAND

Which I-Phone Or I-Pad Is The Best To Buy?

If you are looking to tour New Zealand, an i-Phone and/or an i-Pad are two of the ‘must-haves’ for the modern tourist, especially if you are planning a Self-Drive holiday. The use of an i-Phone or i-Pad will make your holiday more enjoyable, because it will enable you to find your way around (GPS), find scenic attractions, points of interest, find and book good accommodation `on the run’, check weather and calculate distances to travel, etc.

If you are looking to purchase one of these mobile devices, the question that many people ask is; “Which i-Phone is the best to buy?’ To answer that question, one needs to know what they mean when they refer to an i-Phone. As we all know, an i-Phone is the brand name of Apple, however people may also be referring to an Android phone when they ask that question.

You see, the term `i-Phone’ has been adopted in such a way that it has now become a term that applies to mobile phones in general. In other words, in the eyes of many people looking to buy a mobile phone, the word i-Phone has a much broader meaning and can therefore apply to mobile phones in general.

So if we are asking about which is the best mobile phone to buy, that depends on whether you just want a phone for calling and texting, or if you also want it to have an internet search function as most people do nowadays. If it is the former, then I don’t think that it matters too much … most brands will perform a phone/texting function adequately.

However, if you are looking for a phone with a good internet-search capability, as well as the ability to take good photos, play games etc, then it comes down to one of two options; Apple products or Android products.

With Apple, their mobile phones run on an Intel core i5 processor which is pretty fast and will provide great graphics. Apple I-Phone users are usually very enthusiastic about them. In fact it is a bit like they belong to an
Apple `tribe’ and they tend to be very `one-eyed’ about their prized possessions.

Apple have a very good reputation because of the quality and usability of their products. For example, the latest I-Phone 5 – features a 4-inch Retina display, ultra-fast wireless, a powerful A6 chip, an 8-megapixel i-sight camera with panorama, iOS 6 and i-Cloud and is the thinnest and lightest i-Phone ever.

The other option is a mobile phone operating under the Android operating system developed by Google which is based upon Linux kernel and GNU software. It is an `open-sourced’ system, which means that it can be easily modified by mobile phone manufactures, which means that Apps can be easily and cheaply produced.

In my view, there are many different Android phones in the market which are very good, however, currently one of
the most popular brands is Samsung. In fact their latest Galaxy S III is competing very strongly with the Apple i-Phone. It is powered by a dual core processor and it runs the 2.3 Android version that has a high-definition display, intelligent camera (takes 8 photos and chooses the best), super-fast quad-core processor, video function, games, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi connectivity and long (9 hour talk-time) battery life.