Android vs iPhone 2020 What Are The Pros And Cons?

Android vs iPhone, in this blog post, I will tell you about some of the pros and cons of Android phones as well as iPhones.


I will tell you what the major differences are between the two different platforms. If you’re a die-hard fan of either phone, then this blog post probably will not persuade you to switch.

Android VS iPhone Pros And Cons
Android VS iPhone Pros And Cons

Have you had your phone for a while? Are you thinking about upgrading it? Have you been thinking about switching from an Android phone to an iPhone or vice versa?


Or maybe you’re having second thoughts about making the switch. If you’re unsure which one you should buy next. Then you can make an educated decision on which one you prefer based on this information.

Android vs iPhone Apps:

iPhone XR - Android vs iPhone Pros And Cons
iPhone XR – Android vs iPhone Pros And Cons

Some years ago the apps for iOS was released first, and Android users had to wait before they could get them. Sometimes Android users had to wait a long time before the apps were available to them.


However, things have changed when a new app is released it’s available on both phones, and Android users no longer have to wait. There are lots of apps to choose from on both platforms. However, there are more free apps available for Android than iOS.


Android vs iPhone Hardware:


If you’re going to buy an iPhone it will be much easier to choose a phone than if you’re going to buy an Android phone. Apple has a tendency to sell only three or four different models at a time. The screen sizes in an iPhone range from 4in up to 6.5in.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus - Android vs iPhone Pros And Cons
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – Android vs iPhone Pros And Cons

But if you’re going to buy an Android phone, it can be a bit difficult to choose the right one because there are so many of them.


And there are lots of different manufacturers, there’s LG, HTC, Samsung, these are a few of the well-known Android manufacturers. But there are also other Android manufacturers that you’ve never heard of before.


So how do you decide whether an Android or iPhone is best for you? Well, it all depends on what you’re looking for in a phone. Some die-hard iPhone users may say that an iPhone is better than the best Android phone.


But that’s not true every phone has its strengths and weaknesses.


Some Android phones have unique features that an iPhone does not have such as expandable storage, modular capabilities, and NFC capabilities.


While other Android phones have display screens with a higher resolution and a better camera than an iPhone. Some iPhones come with as much as 128GB of storage, however, all models do not offer this much.


If you’re purchasing an iPhone with extra storage it will cost you quite a bit extra.


But if you buying an Android phone with expandable storage you can buy a microSD card and place it in the microSD card slot.


When purchasing a microSD card for extra storage. The price you pay will be much less than you will have to pay for the equivalent extra space in an iPhone.


Having a phone with lots of internal storage has some advantages. For example, when you have a phone with lots of internal storage you don’t have to worry about where your files are stored.


The overall performance of a phone with more internal storage is usually better than that of a phone with less internal storage.


Android vs iPhone Software:


In the past, some of the Android operating systems did not function very well. But things have changed, the operating systems on both platforms today are great. Now I will discuss some of the differences between the software on an Android vs iPhone.


Home Screens:

With an iPhone, the apps are located on multiple home screens and your home screens cannot be customized. With an Android phone, you have the ability to customize the look and feel of your home screen.


For example, you can move all your apps to the app drawer and you can add various widgets to the home screen.


Voice Assistants:

Both phones come with assistants, the Android phones have Google Now, and iPhones have Siri. Both assistants are similar and they perform very well.


These assistants can be used to set reminders, get directions, set alarms, send emails, and text messages.


When you start using the voice assistants you must learn how to phrase your command in order to make it happen in a speedy manner.



When it comes to installing apps with an iPhone you are limited to the apps that are available in the app store in the country you reside in.


But with an Android phone, there’s an option that allows you to install third-party software from unknown sources.


When you connect an Android phone to a PC, it’s like you’ve connected an external hard drive. You have the ability to copy and delete files, photos, and videos just like you would with an external hard drive.


This makes it very easy to transfer documents from your phone to a computer or vice versa.  An iPhone works a bit different when you connect it to a PC. It works more like a digital camera rather than an external hard drive.


When an iPhone is connected to a PC you have the ability to copy videos and photos, but nothing else. You are not allowed to transfer any types of files or documents. An Android phone may offer more flexibility.


However, the only drawback to the flexibility is that some Android smartphone manufacturers drastically change the look and feel of the Android operating system.


Sometimes you may feel as though you’re learning to use a new operating system. Some Android smartphone manufacturers such as Google’s Nexus phones and Motorola use Stock Android.


Many Android smartphone users prefer to have a phone with Stock Android because of its simplicity.


Android vs iPhone Privacy And Security:


Apple has a reputation for protecting the privacy of its customers. Apple collects data for their own personal use, however, they will not give it out to a third party.


iPhones are extremely secure because the data is encrypted and it cannot be accessed without a password.


In the past Android phones were not very secure. But they became secure with the release of the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system. However, Android is more prone to malware.


There are a few reasons for this, Android market share is much larger than that of Apple. And it’s easier to get the malware onto an Android phone because it isn’t as secure as an iPhone.


Even though Android phones may be more prone to malware you can protect an Android phone by installing an antivirus app from the Google Play store.


Android vs iPhone Pros And Cons:


  • A wide variety of phones to choose from
  • Many phones have expandable storage
  • Open source so it’s easy to customize


  • More susceptible to malware
  • The choice of apps is limited by the operating system on the phone
  • Unless you buy a phone that is not attached to a carrier you will find lots of pre-install (Bloatware) apps on most Android phones



  • Less malware
  • Curated app store
  • Hardware and software are controlled by Apple
  • Walled-garden ecosystem
  • Customization is limited
  • No expandable storage


Which one do you prefer? Please let me know your thoughts about Android vs iPhone in the comment section below.


  1. Hi Marvin,

    I stumbled upon this just when my spouse and I are asking about the phones that we should both buy next week. We both own Microsoft Lumia 640, but prior to this we had Samsung (can’t remember the model).

    I would like to try an iPhone, but my spouse is so much against it because I have a Samsung laptop and tablet. He believes that with a Samsung phone, I can easily sync things. So, maybe I’ll end up buying an Android phone.

    • Hello Princila, I agree with your spouse if you already have a Samsung laptop and tablet it would be much easier to sync your files if you have an Android phone.

  2. I need to get a different phone. In the past I had a iphone 4. the only thing I didn’t like was that i had to pay for music, while android users did not. I lost my phone, and started using a phone sent to me by the state because of my disability. It is much like a straight talk phone. It is a ZTE and probably the worst phone in existence. I would like to get a different phone at a good price. I just don’t know which would be best. what do you think of the IPhone SE?

  3. Hello! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and finally got
    the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter
    Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!

  4. concise and competent. rare. time to upgrade phone from SE which has been fine plus it fits in my pocket. been considering switching to a Geekaphone this time as my non-phone stuff is PC and the bloody iPhone just doesn’t get that. your assessment moved the needle way over until you mentioned the malwear issue. technically how does that balance with having the ability to up and download to my 365 Onedrive etc?

  5. I love this article! I think that there is lots of good information! I read every single one of your blogs and I believe all of them are outstanding! Thank you for all of the hard work and effort you put in to this job!

  6. I have been an iPhone user for 10 years, I have gone through quite a few gens. I am upgrading but for the first time considering an android. If you had to choose between the iPhone 11Pro or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ , which would you choose? And why? I need a bit more expertise than Mom Groups on FB.

  7. I am currently an Android user (Samsung S7) and ready to upgrade. I havent used an Apple product in about 6 years, but considering switching from my current phone to an iPhone XR. The alternative is a Samsung 10e. My biggest concern is the loss of information/apps/contacts making the move to IOS platform. I’ve been told the switch in operating systems is pretty painless, but can you provide some feedback on this? And can you comment on which phone you think is better? Thanks much!

    • Hello Mike,

      I’m not sure what apps you have on the Galaxy S7 but we all know that Android phones offer a wider variety of apps than Apple. You should do some research to find out if the apps that you enjoy using are available on iOS before making your decision.

      However, in regards to the phones, the iPhone XR has a better battery life and a bigger display screen, while the Galaxy S10e has better cameras and a better display screen, what features are more important to you? Both phones are extremely fast and responsive when multitasking, and switching from the Android Operating System to iOS should be seamless.


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