The Best Smartphones For Him And For Her

They say women are from Venus and men are from Mars. But is that true when it comes to smartphone usage?

Smartphones are one of the most popular devices of the 21st century and it’s hardly a surprise either; they provide a variety of functions from shopping and fitness to finance and communication. The particular features that are most frequently used will depend on each individual smartphone owner, however there are interesting and undeniable patterns in how men and women utilize their handsets. According to studies by iAcquire, for instance, women are more inclined to use them for social media and gaming whilst men are more likely to read news and use navigation apps.

Each smartphones on the market today excels and falters in specific areas. Some might offer a wide selection of applications but lack in speed; others might have an enormous memory but fail in usability. As a result, there are smartphones that are sometimes better suited to men than they are to women and vice versa.

So which of our smartphone suitors are best for him, and which are best for her?

Smartphone Design


For Her: iPhone 5S

The iPhone has proven to be quite the lady-killer over the years. No iPhone has turned on the charm quite like the iPhone 5S though which has now been purchased by twice as many women as it has men. With its attractive and well-groomed take-home-to-meet-the-parents quality it has effortlessly worked its way into millions of female’s trouser pockets. However, its appeal with the ladies is not purely down to appearance. The Apple iPhone 5S also offers unrivaled functionality for the smart, professional modern woman. It’s compact at just 123mm x 58mm in size, has the simple but effective iOS 7, and was voted the fastest smartphone in the world by Which? Magazine.

For Him: Galaxy Nexus

You know what they say about big hands: the bigger they are, the easier it is to use a Galaxy Nexus.

The average adult man’s hand is about 2cm larger than a woman’s. Google’s smartphone is also, coincidentally, about 2cm larger than the aforementioned iPhone. Women have sometimes struggled using the Galaxy Nexus because of this. They have cited difficulties with taking pictures, scrolling through contact numbers and sending text messages. The Galaxy Nexus is configured perfectly for men to use though. What’s more: because Samsung co-developed the phone with Google, it is one of the best on the market for internet usage and boasts a nice user-friendly keyboard to do so. Men like to make the most of a smartphone’s internet capabilities if you believe the studies, and with the Galaxy Nexus they will be able to do this without a single complaint.

Smartphone Features

For Her: HTC One S

There’s a common misconception that games, mp3 players and in-built cameras are primarily used by men. However, time and again it has been proven to be quite the opposite. Taking the example of games, men typically gravitate more towards to the advanced technology of Microsoft‘s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation. They are consoles that men have traditionally been brought up on and they are designed for hardcore gamers who have adjusted to its complex controls and playing styles. But as games are far more simple and user-friendly on smartphones, these apps have become very popular with many female users. One of the smoothest and quickest running smartphones for using applications like games is the HTC One S. Rectifying the problems of their complicated HTC One X, it’s a powerful phone that boasts a limited lag time alongside Beats audio technology and an 8-megapixel camera.

For Him: BlackBerry Z10

Men are statistically more likely to use protection than women — for their smartphone. There are few options that meet this demand for privacy and security as well as the BlackBerry Z10. Now, let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: the BlackBerry Z10 is not the best smartphone available. Not even close. However, because BlackBerry keeps its science tight-lipped they are the ideal choice for those with safety in mind. It can excellently protect your contact numbers, personal details and financial transactions. Consequently, BlackBerry is the phone of choice for Barack Obama, and if it’s good enough for the President of the United States then it is surely good enough for you!