Published March 12, 2012
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the first game of the read madness of March, Smartphone Madness. For the first match up of the competition we see the world's most popular smartphone, Apple's iPhone 4S, face off against an unknown, the Huawei Ascend D Quad. Who will win is all up to you. Your votes between now and tomorrow morning, 9/13, at 9 a.m. EST will determine the victor. Let's meet the players.
Apple's iPhone 4S: All three versions of this smartphone earned 4 stars and an Editors' Choice award. You really can't go wrong with Apple's smartphone, regardless of whether you're on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon Wireless. In addition to Apple's personal assistant Siri, the iPhone 4S includes a speedy dual-core A5 processor, a fast bright and sharp camera, iCloud baked in and the best arsenal of apps anywhere. But without iPhone fan support, this smartphone has little hope of defeating what's being called the fastest smartphone ever.
Huawei Ascend D Quad: We first got excited by this rookie when we saw it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Huawei calls its quad-core, 64-bit CPU the K3V2 and it packs 16 GPU cores, giving it that extra oomph needed to handle today’s demanding 3D games. The Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich-powered Ascend D Quad also features a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display, Dolby Digital + 5.1 surround sound, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. But while this smartphone may have a mean fast break, its lack of experience could hurt it during this upcoming tourney.
Now it's time for you, dear reader, to choose a side. Get out those pom-poms and rally the troops to support your smartphone of choice. Which of these strong competitors is ultimate crowned champion is up to you.