5 Differences between Android and iPhone devices.

Android vs iPhone

The age-long rivalry between iPhone and Android users can be compared to that of the Ronaldo and Messi faithfuls -intens! It becomes fiercer on Twitter where you can tell what device someone is twitting with as the “Twitter for iPhone” or “Twitter for Android” notification is always shown in a tweet. The iPhone users always pride themselves on the quality of pictures that can be captured from their iPhone devices while Android users always pride themselves on their battery life. Whatever your arguments are, let’s take a look at 5 differences between iPhone and Android devices and why they are both unique and preferable.

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Power: iPhones are best used in a power stable environment as their battery capacities are usually low. This can be a major issue for users around developing and underdeveloped countries. No one likes the feeling when their phones give a “low battery” notification. Especially when you’re far from a power source. For android users, this problem is better solved as most android phones are equipped with higher battery capacities and this could be an advantage for Android users.

Storage: Another hiccup faced by iPhone users is the fact that the storage capacities of their devices are non-expandable. Unlike Android devices that have spaces for inserting SD cards that could expand the storage capacities to often about 200% (varies across devices) of the original battery capacities. This could give selection headache as iPhone with larger storage capacities are usually about 25-50% more expensive than the lower ones.

Security: A positive nod for the iPhone users as their devices are more protected. Apple iPhone has a policy that protects its’ users’ data. Even from security agencies such as the FBI and more. iPhones also contain fewer ads, and this could serve as a protective measure as some ads could lead to websites that could contain threats to its’ visitors. Unlike Android where apps can be downloaded from places other than the Play store. iPhones don’t installations from sources other than the App Store and apps on the App store are threat-free. A typical example is the GB WhatsApp that could be a major threat to its’ users as their privacy is not protected.

User compatibility: All iPhones are built in almost the same pattern. Besides changing the wallpaper and creating folders to categorize apps, there’s barely more than an iPhone user can do in a bid to customize their device. This is not the case for Android users who can do as much as applying widgets, changing font styles, changing launchers, and lots more. The multiple buttons found on android devices can also make for easy usability, unlike iPhone devices that only contain the home button which is used to do basically everything ranging from navigating through apps to exiting an app. This could take a while to adapt to for new iPhone users.

Cost: Away from the cost of purchasing an iPhone device. The cost of optimally using it is more intensive. Besides the basic apps, almost every other app is paid for and some are not just one-off purchases, they usually require a monthly subscription, and this could be a handful for someone who is using their devices for purposes that don’t generate the money they use to run their devices. Most paid apps on iPhones are usually free on Android and this could be a huge advantage to the average smartphone user.

Having considered these five points I’ll leave you with the decision to make on what device is better. Got more points on this topic? Please let us know in the comment section. Adios.

May 16, 2021

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