The most popular smartphone on the market, Apple’s iPhone offers consistency and has arguably the most intuitive user experience, great for doctors of all technical aptitudes. The iPhone’s unmistakable shape and apple silhouette on the back of every device is also a draw for the more design minded individuals.
iPhone 5S, 5C: The iPhone’s new processor makes this one fast phone, so you can spend less time waiting for your phone to load and more time with patients. The App Store is an app heaven and is usually the first to get new apps and updates. And the fingerprint recognition on the 5S is also a nice touch for increased security, or for those of us who just can’t possibly remember yet another passcode.
Android smartphones come in a wide variety of forms, all running Google’s mobile platform. Whether its the screen size, price, customization, or durability, each Android has its own unique selling point and differences. We would be here all night if we listed out every Android device available, so here are two Android devices that have features that are beneficial for doctors:
Galaxy Note 3: With a whopping 5.7 inch screen size, this phone can display more information more easily, and will still fit in your coat pocket.
Nexus 5: This Android phone has a good battery life so it’s less likely to die while you are rounding and entering in charges, and is Google-owned so it offers quicker software updates.
If you’re still on the fence, just remember: virtual chocolates are calorie-free and a dozen digital roses last forever.