Though there are a number of companies from where you can buy your phone but I am sure your choice or confusion would be running in between these two prominent operating systems which are iOS(if you go for an iPhone) and Android(if you opt for anything else.
Both platforms are quite mature at this stage, having existed for more than a decade now. That means both have piled up comprehensive feature sets, and there’s very little one can do that the other cannot. Despite all these facts, each has its advantages, and there are reasons you might want to choose one over the other.
So now we will look into some major aspects a buyer should consider before getting any of these. Let’s get started.
- The Ease Of Use
The ease of use is one of the major points a buyer or a user considers before buying. Both apple and android phones are much easier to use. If one can use android easily then they shouldn’t be struggling using an iPhone.
A decade ago when the iPhone first appeared and Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian phones were the competition, the iPhone blew them away. It was just so much easier to use. But that was 10 years ago. Today, there’s really not a lot that differentiates the two leading phone OSes when it comes to ease of use.
If we put appearance and home-screen setup into this category, though, things tip toward Android. Android smartphones give you more control over your system and the applications. If you’re happy with what Apple gives you( this is your home screen; add a photo if you want to be an individual — good for you) but if you like being able to set up your phone just the way you want it, and Android phones let people do that. So yeah Android is a bit more flexible.
- Battery Life And Charging
Any smart buyer would consider this before buying because everyone looks for a good battery back up. It’s very tough to compare the two platforms because there’s no common hardware. We could say iOS is optimized to squeeze the most out of the battery per mAh rating, but Android phones are available with a much bigger battery that will easily outlast the iPhone.
Both iOS and Android lets you see the battery usage at a glance but only Android shows an estimate of how much battery you are left with. Both of them come with power-saving modes that allow you to extend your battery life.
For a long time, Android had an advantage in the charging department, because many Android phones offered fast-charging capabilities and wireless charging. However, Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone X, and even the iPhone SE (2020) adopted wireless charging and fast charging, so they’re not that that behind. Now it must be noted that you have to buy the fast-charging adapter separately for some iPhone models, whereas it’s usually provided in the box with an Android phone. So yeah here also Android has an upper hand.
- Calls & Messaging
Basic calling and messaging functionality are good on both platforms, but it can be confusing on Android. Google appeared to be folding everything into Hangouts, which allows messages, SMS, video chat, group chat, and more via Wi-Fi or your data network, but then it somewhat confusingly released Allo and Duo, and now it is retiring Hangouts. There’s also Android Messages, which used to be called Google Messenger, and it’s the default texting app. To make matters worse, you’ll find many manufacturers like to offer their own alternatives. Many Android phones come with their own messaging and dialer apps in addition to Google’s messaging apps, or they eliminate the Google apps.
FaceTime and iMessage come pre-installed on every iPhone and iPad, so it’s remarkably easy to connect with your friends and family. While iMessage is very easy to use, it works best when communicating with other iPhone users, creating a culture of blue versus green bubbles. You’ll find third-party app integration, fun stickers, GIFs, and much more in iMessage. So yeah this time iOS for the win for its ease of use calling and messaging.
It’s not so much that Android has security problems; it’s that Google is more relax than Apple about what applications it will let into its app store. True, the best way to keep malware off your Android gadget is to only get apps from the Google Play store; even so, Google reports that 0.16% of all apps contain malware.
If you’re an iPhone user, don’t get too overconfident. There is iPhone malware out there just waiting for an overconfident user to download a dodgy program.
Apple prioritizes user privacy, so you can feel safe knowing your personal data is not stored or read by Apple. It is all encrypted, too. Meanwhile, Android encrypts some data, but your privacy is less protected. Google mines your data for information that it can use to sell better ads and market products to you. Your data is also stored and read to provide you with a better A.I. experience.
Google claims it is committed to fully protect user privacy and still provides the A.I. services it offers, but some security experts and Apple argue that Google presents a false choice between A.I. and privacy. Apple even went to war with the FBI to guarantee your right to encryption. It’s hard to beat that sort of dedication. So without a doubt iPhones are naturally more secure than Android phones.
- Finish, Fit & Price
iPhones are very beautiful and attractive and Android phones sometimes vary. Some Android sets like Samsung Galaxy S20, Google Pixel in every aspect are as beautiful as an iPhone 11. Apple while the manufacturing process makes sure that the phone has the best finish and so do the big Android manufacturing companies but there are some Android phones which don’t have a decent look or ugly, you can say.
Now one main thing to be noted here is Apple makes luxury phones only. There are no cheap iPhones except for the used ones. Now you can have a decent Android phone for as cheap as Rs.6000 only. So yeah if it comes to an overall look Apple has it but if you want to have a decent working phone at a decent or let’s say cheap price then Android has the upper hand.
So yeah that’s it for today. If ever you are gonna buy a new smartphone or want to switch please do consider these points.