For 50 dollars or less, Africans with average income can buy an Android smartphone. According to a recent study by the British data analysis and telecom agency INFORMA , figures show that 334 million Africans will own a smartphone by 2017, it’s about 30 % of the continent’s population; statistics that make you lose your mind. Let’s compare the iPhone 6 to a real contender the LG G3.
Autonomy was the major weakness of the iPhone. Battery problems were so frequent that Samsung made fun of iPhone owners, seeing them as “wall huggers”. This issue has been resolved, the talk time is about 14 hours; you can get up to 19 hours with the LG G3.
The iPhone 6 comes in 3 different versions: 32, 64 and 128 GB; meanwhile one can expand the LG3’s capacity up to 128 GB with a microSD card, in addition to the 16 or 32 GB already available in the device.
iPhone 6’s resolution is 1,920 x 1,080, you will have a density of 401 ppi. However, no screen sapphire made yet (one of the strongest materials in the world), which can truly avoid breakage due to falls; the aluminum design is not helping things and making the device very slippery. A protective case is definitely required. The LG G3 has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with a density of 538 ppi, one of the best screens you’ve ever seen. The “Gorilla Glass” makes it a little tougher. The screen size (5.5 inches) is the same on both.
With 8 mega pixels rear camera and 1.2 megapixel on the front, the iPhone pales compared to the LG’s 13 -megapixel and 1.2 megapixel which can shoot 4k videos. Yes, the iPhone has the image stabilization technology embedded which is also a plus.
The iPhone 6 ‘plus’ without contract is expensive … very expensive: the 16GB version costs 520,000 XAF ($1005), 587,000 XAF ($1134) for 64GB, 663,000 XAF ($1281) for 128GB. As for the LG G3, you’ll invest 335,000 XAF ($647) for 16GB version, and 369,000 XAF ($713) for 32GB.
Why Android’s presence is so strong in Africa: it’s simple. no need for iTunes to transfer data and photos, it’s working like a PC. The number of free apps on Android is huge, and its smartphones are cheaper than iPhones. The LG G3 is undoubtedly the best smartphone of the moment. The banging for the buck it gives is amazing compared to the iPhone 6 which is a closed gadget (you can use imazing to take this pain away). The iPhone screen resolution is good, but the LG G3’s will leave you speechless. I’m an artist, I depend on my iPhone because the best drawing, design, and music producing apps are on iOS. Wait a minute…I rely on the apps existing on a certain OS, NOT a smartphone right? How many people use their smartphone to get the job done anyway? So I can ditch my iPhone -with its lame battery- and choose an iPad instead, which is exactly what I’ll do. In my opinion, Apple’s biggest asset is its app quality and exclusiveness. The question is: “For how long?”