Cover Story: Get smart

Smartphones have a shopping list of dizzying specifications and features, but what really matters? Adrian Weckler looks at five features to consider when looking for a new phone.

6th October, 2012
Cover Story: Get smart
Your phone isn't just a voice and texting machine, but a mini-tablet, used for getting tasks done and keeping your working day on track.

Adrian Weckler looks at five features to consider when buying a new smartphone.


Android, iPhone, Windows Phone: which system is best? Apple's iPhone system has two big advantages: its ease of use for beginners and its superior number of apps. Android, meanwhile, has the advantage that it is available from competing manufacturers, meaning that its hardware is usually slightly ahead of Apple's in sophistication and technical ability. Windows Phone devices lean heavily on their natural...

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