Smartphones as Gifts
Sometimes, giving smartphones as gifts especially for this holiday shopping season may be confusing. What others mostly want to know is how the recipient deals with contract that goes with the gift. Unless the contract is to be shouldered by the gallant giver (everyone doubts if this happens all the time), the giftee is left with a new bill, or an add-on bill. Well, maybe it depends on how the two parties agree since the scenario of returning the gift is really bad. Or maybe the smartphone unit itself is enough to please the giftee, then this would really be a great relief.
Greatest or Latest?
To choose a smartphone for a gift, and because you are at it, there really are only two choices: picking up the greatest or the latest. Here’s the three choices:
It being the latest and it having the most recent model of iOS makes it a surefire. iPhone 5 guarantees to produce a nod of good impression from the giftee. However, it is the first in the best gems of Apple’s dominance, hence it has lots of deficiencies and bugs not expected of a headliner smartphone. And it costs $200 to $400 with a new contract. Quite expensive!
This unit now reigns the Android handset; and about six months, its price remains at $250 with a contract. It is gigantic and everyone who has it definitely loves it.
Motorola Droid RAZR M
For those who want more Android experience in a unit that is of reasonable size and greatly reasonable handset, would go for this unit. Droid RAZR M has Android 4.1 (Jellybean), the most recent in the market and the operating system (OS) believed by many as the greatest. Since the pilot RAZR, Moto has come up with a phone whose screen is wider than iPhone 5’s and it is a beauty. It is difficult at times to see in a bright light. Data and operating system are fast, calls are smooth and at $100, the phone is already comparable to the top-of-the-line smartphones.
For being strictly Android, RAZR M is awesome as Jellybean is quite a great OS these days – flexible, intuitive and clean. iOS is not. It still has the Motorola Smart actions, the faux artificial intelligence. The latter is a set of features that can be programmed. For example, auto switch can be employed to set the unit to vibrate mode during nighttime so as to reduce the consumption of data or when the battery is low. Jellybean is the high-end and does things quite extraordinarily and even surprisingly. It comes at a great level price with conservative design but a favorably great performer.
Google is enhanced with Jellybean and smart actions become smarter. An example is, Google Now can check the calendar for its user’s next meeting or appointment. Furthermore, it adds information like weather updates, navigation, traffic and places to eat near the vicinity.
The keyboard is good and better and has an auto fill and updates; plus notifications. The notifications can already be expanded and responded to. For instance, the user wants to know from whom the email comes in. Or he may respond to a call with a callback or a message text. Sounds simple but these are quite great and pampering in actual practice.
You may choose iPhone 5 if you want a tech gem. However, if you want to keep with the Joneses, then have S3. Moreover, if you look for a phone that your giftee will appreciate, and use everyday then go for the Jellybean in the package of RAZR M.