iPhone vs Android Phones
written by: philips08
Smartphones have been quite popular in recent years. They are supposed to make our lives much easier. A good smartphone can help you get directions, manage emails, keep track of your workout regimes, help you shop, share information with family and friends, watch movies and listen to music. However, with a lot of smartphones to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. Here is an overview of two most popular platforms.
Google Android OS
Android has quickly become one of the most widely used mobile operating systems in the world. Currently, it is being used by numerous mobile device manufacturers, including Motorola, Samsung, Sony, HTC and many more. These mobiles come in a lot of different designs, with varying specifications and screen sizes.
Android is a very customizable platform. You can change its operation and appearance in many ways. Moreover, you can download thousands of apps for this platform. Android is the closest thing to Windows’ in the smartphone market.
Apple has always adopted a completely different philosophy and approach. It has always focused on one smartphone model, while trying to regularly updating its version. It is the only company which makes iOS based devices. Moreover, it completely integrates its hardware and software. For instance, USB hub, iTunes and iOS are completely integrated with each other.
This product is considered superior by many users. However, it also has certain limitations. Apple does not allow a lot of modifications in user interface. It also offers little range in hardware options. This has been a major problem for consumers. Most of the chargers, adapters and USB cables are not compatible with Apple products. You will have to buy hardware manufactured by Apple to use it with iOS.
However, its strength has always been a wide range of third-party software available for download. You can easily use a lot of entertainment and high-productivity options. Although Apple believes in keeping iOS a closed system, it gives the company complete control over user experience. Thus, this operating system is easy to use and intuitive.
Some Points of Comparison
Interface – When it comes to interface, iPhone is the clear winner. It has a very simplistic design with intuitive controls. On the other hand, Android’s interface sometimes looks clustered.
Screen Size & Quality – The screen size and quality of iPhones is exceptional. However, some high end Android devices can easily compete with Apple’s crystal clear display.
Camera – Although iPhones always offer the best camera quality, there are some Android devices which have excellent control and features.
Apps – With third-party applications, Android devices can offer numerous applications from the Google Play Store. iPhone’s selection is limited.
Your final choice will depend on your needs, budget and preferences. For us, it was iPhone first.