Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

What Android device is a good one to start testing on?

Posted on 2013-10-31
2
Medium Priority
?
435 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-01
Hi:

I'm looking to start doing some Android development.
I'm aware there various simulators available.
Additionally, I would like to get a physical device to test with.
I already have an iPhone as my primary cell phone and am not looking to change that.
I guess I'd like to get a non-contract, unlocked Android device.

I've got a couple of basic-straight-out-of-the-gate-questions:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1) What is the difference between the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy 4s?
    Are either a good device to get for testing purposes?

2) Can my iPhone ATT SIMM card be swapped with either of these devices?

3) Can the memory by upgraded easily enough by me?

Thanks,
JohnB
0
Comment
Question by:jxbma
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Steven Harris earned 2000 total points
ID: 39615798
To start with, it really depends on what you are trying to develop, but:

What is the difference between the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy 4s?
I am assuming you mean the S4:

In reality, the difference are so minor it depends on what your preferences are size wise.

Are either a good device to get for testing purposes?
Since they are both relatively new to the market and still popular, I would consider them excellent testing devices.

Can my iPhone ATT SIMM card be swapped with either of these devices?
With an adapter, yes.  You would need a nano to micro SIM adapter.

Can the memory by upgraded easily enough by me?
S4 has 2GB of RAM.  Do you really need more than that on a phone?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:jxbma
ID: 39616805
Thanks.
I went with a Galaxy S4 that I got on ebay.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Often, people trade privacy and security for convenience. However in today's concrete jungle, this is an extremely foolish decision considering the vast amount of technologies being used against consumer interest. First off, I won't waste any time e…
In this post we will learn how to connect and configure Android Device (Smartphone etc.) with Android Studio. After that we will run a simple Hello World Program.
This video is in connection to the article "The case of a missing mobile phone (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28474/The-Case-of-a-Missing-Mobile-Phone.html)". It will help one to understand clearly the steps to track a lost android phone.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question