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.
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:
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 5.5in.
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.
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.
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 which 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. And 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.