iPhone or Android? Android or iPhone?
Which is better?
When it comes to buying one of the best smartphones, the first choice can be the hardest: iPhone or Android. Have a look these differences, here’s what you need to know to make the right decision.
Hardware is where the differences between the iPhone and Android first become clear.
Only Apple makes iPhones: hardware and software both controlled and optimised by Apple, so it has extremely tight control over how the software and hardware work together. On the other hand, Google offers its Android software to many phone makers, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, etc. Because of that, Android phones vary widely in size, weight, features, and quality.
But! the simple fact is that if you want an iPhone, you just need to pick your model. You’ve a much easier choice than if you’re choosing an Android phone. Some may prefer the greater choice Android offers, but others appreciate Apple’s simplicity and quality.
Higher-priced Android phones tend to be fairly reliable and high quality, cheaper options may overheat, freeze up, or break. IPhones have also had hardware issues, but they’re generally higher quality.
One of the most important things that sets these smartphones apart is the operating system that they run. The iPhone runs the iOS, which is made by Apple. Android phones run the Android operating system, made by Google.
Android has improved in leaps and bounds and we’re now at the point where both iOS and Android are tied for the best mobile operating system. However to make sure you always have the latest and greatest version of your smartphone operating system, you have to get an iPhone.
That’s because Android makers are very slow about updating their phones to the latest Android OS version, and sometimes don’t update their phones at all. Also Apple’s support for older phones is generally better than Android’s. Take iOS 10 as an example. It includes full support for the iPhone 5, which was released in 2012. Because of that, the latest version of iOS is often installed on around 50 percent of compatible devices within the first week of release.
Of course, this is much subjective as objective, and there will always be those that prefer iOS and those that think Android is best.
Both iOS and Android run apps, but their apps are not compatible with each other. Apple and Google both have fantastic app stores, however the total number of apps available for Android is higher than for the iPhone (around 2,200,000 vs. 2,700,000, as of May 2017), but numbers aren’t the most important thing, here..
Apple is also famously strict about what apps it allows, while Google’s standards for Android are lax. According to some reports, tens of thousands apps in Google’s app store are malware, do something other than they say they do, or are low quality.
On the other hand many developers have complained about the emphasis on free apps for Android and the difficulty of developing for so many different phones. Combine these development costs with an emphasis on free, and it reduces the likelihood that developers can cover their costs. In some cases, developers release iPhone versions of their apps first and then Android versions weeks, months, or even years later, if they come at all.
Android Vs iOS – What you need to know!!
4_Security and privacy
Apple is well known for its stance of privacy, check it here: manage your privacy. iPhones are pretty darned secure, data is encrypted and can’t be accessed without the passcode. So if you value privacy, the iPhone is probably the better choice.
Android phones can also be secure. As of version 6.0 Marshmallow, full-disk encryption was made mandatory. Android is also more vulnerable to malware.
Not only does Android have a much larger market share than iOS which makes it more attractive to cybercriminals, but it’s much easier to get that malware onto an Android phone because it isn’t locked down like an iPhone.
True, the best way to keep malware off your Android gadget is to only get apps from the Google Play store; even so, Google reports that 0.16% of all apps contain malware.
Everything breaks once in awhile, and when that happens, how you get support matters…
With Apple, you can simply take your device to your closest Apple Store, where a trained specialist can help solve your problem.
Have you ever seen an Android Store? Samsung Store? Sure, you can get support for Android devices from the phone company you bought your phone from, the manufacturer, or maybe even the retail store where you bought it, but which should you pick?
People love to say Apple products just work. It’s certainly true that the iOS interface is easy to use. A number of people said that it took them far too much time and effort to set up an Android device and to maintain the user experience, so they prefer the simplicity of iOS.
But people who like complete control to customize their phones, and want to fiddle the lowest level functions, will prefer Android, Android smartphones give you more control over your system and its applications.
Taken as a comparison of features alone, the platforms seem similar, with Android ahead in some areas. Quality of user experience is hard to quantify. A better way of approaching the idea might be to think about the respective design processes and philosophies behind iOS and Android.
Apple famously builds both software and hardware, enabling it to create a seamless whole. Every aspect of the iPhone, has been designed with iOS in mind. And it’s driven by quality and attention to detail, how the device works, and how you feel about it. There’s a reason people feel passionately enough about the iPhone to wait in line for hours when a new model is released.
Apple’s intense focus on ease of use, quality experience, and reliability makes it the clear choice for most users.
7_ Battery Life
This one’s hard to judge, because every Android phone is different. We would say Samsung and Motorola phones, Android phones don’t need to be as recharged as often as iPhones. The batteries on early iPhone models required a charged nearly every day.
We hope it was enough to help you to decide!!!