Jan 28, 2010
At last the Apple iPhone and the all new iPad that was announced today side-by-side, who will win the fight? Here is the comparison of iPad and iphone:
iPad has iPhone Apps but on bigger screen
The iPad has a bigger screen at 9.7-inch whereas the iPhone has a 3.5-inch screen, you can use apps like you do on the iPhone and use apps at their native size or you can touch the 2x button and every pixel is doubled in size to fill the whole screen. Sounds pretty impressive if you ask us, we love this new device.
Play games on this all new device like you would on the iPhone but with a bigger screen a more clarity, it does have multi-touch support, you can browse like an ebook reader that offers the broadsheet in an attractive layout like a normal newspaper, this is better than the iphone because yes it is larger and images are much more clearer on the layout with multiple columns.
You can zoom up-to 32x, which is better than the iPhone and will allow more complex interaction. This iPad is definitely something we will buy as it has everything the iPhone has but with better features, an overgrown iPhone is a right little winner in our eyes.
iPhone apps don't fly on iPad
One of the big concerns among developers and users before the iPad's announcement was whether iPhone apps would work on the device. Thankfully, they do, but the experience isn't exactly ideal. You can either view an iPhone app as a small window or doubled to fill the display. I demoed the Assassin's Creed and Oregon Trail apps, and was put off by the obvious pixelation. Text in Facebook looked fuzzy, too.
The 3G pricing battle
So in the red corner you have the new Apple iPad tablet, in the blue corner you have the Apple iPhone, and shall we see what the 3G actually does cost you for both devices. Read the following below and you judge if you want to back the red corner (iPad) or the blue corner (iPhone).
iPad: Upfront cost will be $629/$729/$829, WiFi-only version available will set you back ($499 / $599 / $699), No Voice calling capability, No contract required, the device is unlocked, comes with microSIM, Monthly cost for unlimited data will be $29.99, Minimum cash outlay per month $14.99, Minimum data cost over two years $359.76, Maximum data cost over two years $719.76, Minimum cash outlay over two years $988.76 and Maximum cash outlay over two years $1,548.76.
iPhone: Upfront cost will be $99/$199/$299, it does have voice calling capability unlike the iPad, it does however require a contract but can be bought on PAYG, the iPhone is not unlocked, standard SIM, Monthly cost for unlimited data $29.99, Minimum cash outlay per month $69.99, Minimum data cost over two years $720, Maximum data cost over two years $720, Minimum cash outlay over two years $1,778.76 and Maximum cash outlay over two years $3,178.76.
iPad does not have a camera but iPhone does
The iPad is just blatantly stunning; it is a work of art. So what has the iPad got then: Well how about 1024 x 768 screen, feels like a bigger version of the iPhone in your hands, CPU is pretty fast, Webpages load pretty fast.
The downside is that the iPad does not have a camera whereas the iPhone does, it does not have an SMS app now that is disappointing.
For more related information here: What we don't know about iPad.