In my line of work, one of the questions that I get asked the most is, “What is the best smartphone out there now?” The other is something like this one:
Having used Windows, Android & iOS, which OS would you say is the best or most user friendly?
My answer is always premised on the fact that different people have different needs. As such, there is not one device that is best for everybody. In the same way, there is not one OS that is best or the most user friendly for everybody.
I have used every smartphone OS out there till date on hundreds of phones. Personally, I find Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and Android easy to use. iOS frustrates me. Meanwhile, I know people who live and swear by iOS and can’t stand Android. It always boils down to personal preference. Don’t let what the majority want push you. You might just find out that what works for them is not what works for you.
What I will say to anyone asking the above question is this: if possible, try out each of the operating systems. Use them a bit and see what impressions you come off with. That way, you can decide which one you find most usable. I wish you well on your mobile journey.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.