iPhone vs. Android

Are you confused between buying an iOS phone or an Android one? Both Android and iOS have their loyal set of followers that prefer one operating system over the other. So, here is a quick discussion on iPhone vs. Android that will help you decide which one to pick.

iPhone vs. Android

  1. Battery Life

Older versions of iPhones needed to be charged every day (at times more than once). Although the recent models have a longer battery life, they still tend to drain their fuel sooner than Android phones.

Most Android phones have massive screen sizes up to 7 inches, which burn juices quickly. However, they also come equipped with batteries that have ultra-high capacity. They last long and can deliver much more work in a single charge compared to an iOS phone.

  1. Operating System Compatibility

iPhone vs. Android

Although older models of iPhones gradually lose support of the latest OS, their support for older iPhones is better. Because of this support for an older device, the latest OS when made available, is always installed within a few weeks of its release.

Android phones, however, get the OS updates very late. This is because the makers of the phones are the ones that control this, and they are always very slow in updating the OS.

iOS 13(the latest version at the time of writing) has been installed by 70% users of iPhones, whereas Android 10 (the latest version at the time of writing) has been installed by less than 5% users. In fact, Android 9.0 Pie is also struggling to make its way to Android phones with less than 10.4% installation.

Thus, iOS takes a lead in terms of being updated with latest OS.

  1. User Experience

Both Android and iOS have their own advantages here, and it entirely depends on one’s preference when it comes to user experience.

If you are one that prefers quality and looks into the details of a phone, then your choice should be an iOS phone. For someone who wants to customize and control their phone while being open to changes, then Android is what they should pick. This is because Android lets you replace default Android apps, but Apple doesn’t let you mess with their default apps.

You get flexibility with an Android but quality experience with Apple. Both devices get equal points for this as they have their own gains.

  1. Security

This one has a clear winner – iOS. If you want to use a smartphone that offers high security then Apple it is.

A study showed that 97% of viruses, malware, etc. attacked Android devices. However, iOS was known to have none.

Although iOS devices aren’t quite resistant to any malware, but they tend to be safer than the Android devices because Apple has a tight control over the third-party applications that it permits on its App Store. Android, on the other hand, is open to all third-party apps.

  1. GPS Navigation

differences between iOS and Android

Both the operating systems offer equal wireless user experience in terms of GPS. Android and iOS devices both permit installation of third-party GPS apps, which provide a good set of features when it comes to guiding the drivers.

Google Maps for Android Apple Maps for iOS are excellent apps that offer similar user experience.

  1. Integration With Other Devices

Apple connects flawlessly with all the other devices along with its smartphone – wearable, tablet or computer you can access your details on either of them with just a single account. The data can be accessed from any of the devices. This is because Apple manufactures tablets, computers, and watches along with their iPhone. You can unlock your MacBook with your Apple Watch. All your devices can receive a call incoming on your iPhone.

The same thing is possible for Android only if all their devices such as tablet, watch, computer and smartphones are manufactured by the same company. The only company which offers this benefit is Samsung. Other than that, if you have different devices from different manufacturers, then this experience will not be as immaculate as it would for an iOS user. Thus iPhone takes the cherry on the cake here.

  1. Size of the Screen

If you are someone that prefers larger screens, then you should be hunting for an Android phone. Although iPhone 11 has been released with quite a big screen of 6.1 inches, there are other Android phones from Samsung Galaxy and One Plus that come with screen sizes of 6.4 and 6.55, respectively. Besides, bigger screen sizes are a common feature of the Android phones, and there are many companies that offer budgeted phones with big screens. The same cannot be said for Apple as it has iPhone X and iPhone 11 that have bigger screens. Android is indeed a winner here.

  1. Networking

Both the OS offer fast wireless internet experience through 4G LTE. Android phones from Samsung are already offering 5G since 2019, while Apple will definitely release one phone that supports 5G this year in 2020. In terms of offering a good network, both the platforms can be rated equally.

  1. Intelligent Assistant

Google Assistant beats Siri to performing tasks. Research shows that Google overpowered both Alexa and Siri, to become the best Intelligent Assistant. Google Assistant understood all the questions asked and answered correctly 92.9% of the time. Siri, on the other hand, understood 99.8% of the questions that users asked it but answered just 83.1% correctly.

Also, Siri is limited to certain tasks on iOS, while Google Assistant has far more capabilities to execute tasks. Google Assistant indeed outsmarts Siri.

  1. Customer Support

Smartphones are after all machines, and they usually function quite well, but they do tend to breakdown at times. Such things are unpredictable, but all that matters is the kind of support you receive from the company.

Any iOS device user just needs to walk-in to an Apple Store and have their device checked for the issue.

The same cannot be said for an Android user because there is no store dedicated for Android. The support can be availed from the manufacturer or the retail store that you have purchased it from. However, you cannot trust just any store, if the person is untrained, they may end up damaging your mobile.

A single source guarantees that you get the support of an expert; therefore, iOS wins here.

  1. Cost

Not all can afford Apple phones, but they sure can pick a good budgeted Android phone. Although there are Android phones that are costly and even more than the iOS phones, there are many smartphones that are priced economically. Moreover, you will find almost all the features in these lesser priced Android phones. Pick an Android if you are tight-budgeted.

Now that you know the key differences between iOS and Android, you can pick a smartphone according to your preference.

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