iPhone v/s Android: Let the battle begin

iPhone v/s Android: Let the battle begin

The war between android and iPhone is not new. We guess it started earlier than world war 1. Just kidding. This would have been true if they were launched before that. Where iPhone has become the status symbol in today’s society, Android phones offer quite flexible features to make them more user-friendly. iPhones are made by a single company Apple but android phones are manufactured by numerous companies. Hence the competition is quite tough within the android market.

iPhone v/s Android: Let the battle begin
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The conflict between iPhone and Android is based on many features like their operating platforms, ease of access, monetary things, and much more. iPhones work on the platform iOS while Android works on (as the name suggests) android platforms. Let’s discuss all of their features in detail with their Pros and Cons, and find out whether we would be able to declare the winner at the end of the article or not.

1. iPhones: Discover it more

The most latest version of the operating system of the iPhone is iOS 15. It is similar to android in many aspects but different in quite a lot. The latest mobile launched with this OS is the iPhone 13. Read the complete review of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro here.

iPhone v/s Android: Let the battle begin
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a) A complete ecosystem

It might sound a little flat but Apple makes a wide range of tech products. You can find everything you need under the same name and can have a blind trust in terms of the quality of the products. Be it Mac, iPad, Apple watch, or Airdrops, all this makes life much easier.

“My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”

-Steve Jobs

Apple has always taken care of the ease of access for their customers. It works on a multitude of continuity features which allows you to easily access your data on different devices like macOS or iOS simultaneously. It buys you a lot of time. This is possible because of Universal Clipboard. It enables the user to copy the data from one platform to another. It also allows you to take photos from the iPhone camera and then scan, view, or edit it on mac. Apple iPhone 14 might have a USB-C port in its latest version.

b) Performance of third party apps

Apps which are created by iOS developers are quite more smooth and clean than android. Don’t get us wrong, there are many great developers in android as well but the correct and fluent apps are hard to find. This is possible is iOS because better integration.

For comparison, we could take Twitter and Tweetbot 5 which is one of the famous social media platforms. Or we could go for Bear which is quite easy to use for writing blogs while there isn’t any such app in android which works as smoothly as this.

iPhone v/s Android: Let the battle begin
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c) A plethora of options in accessories

If you’re buying an iPhone then you never need to worry about your favorite cases, or the type of cover you want for your iPad or MacBook. You’ll always be surrounded by the ocean of options.

The variety and accessibility of iPhone back cover, screen guards, car mounts, and other accessories is simply vastly superior to that of any other phone, and this is more essential than most people realise. iphone users will never have to worry about not being able to find a case that suits them.

d) Privacy is important

One of the most significant recent iOS updates introduced app tracking notifications, which allow you to prefer out of applications tracking you all over your phone. This was a significant victory for human rights advocates and a significant setback for many third-party companies, including Facebook.

This feature does not exist on Android, and we suspect it will ever exist. Don’t get caught up in the notion that iOS is intrinsically more private than Android because Apple still collects a massive amount of data about you, but iOS does have slightly more adaptability when it comes to third-parties. It feels great to reject an application with the ability to monitor you.

e) Quick Updates

With the exception of Google’s Pixels, Android phones get less updates than iPhones, and when they do, they are less frequent and frequently delayed.

Furthermore, when a new iOS update is available, it is made available to everybody on the very day, at the very same time, and can be installed instantly on all models that support it. In contrast, Android updates are distributed in signals to individual phones rather than by model.

f) After purchase customer service

Let’s say something terrible happens to your iPhone and you need it serviced. Or maybe you want a glass screen installed, and you’d rather have it done by a pro, who will smash that film on with with hardly a bubble or speck of dust. Whatever the problem, it’s great to have a spot to go — and what good place for iPhone users to go than the Apple Store?

2. Android: Deep Secrets

The most latest version of Android is Android 12. This is so flexible to use and easy to operate for everyone. It works on a flexible platform that is much user friendly and convenient. This OS is much better than iOS in many aspects such as affordability, the latest features, numerous options in colors and companies, etc. Let’s dig deeper into the features offered by android smartphones.

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a) Availability in every budget

If you’re going to buy an android smartphone then one thing you need not t worry about is budget. Android powers the large bulk of the world’s smartphones, and because so many manufacturers make Android handsets, they are open at every price point. Android phones are available in every price range starting from ₹10,000 to ₹ 1,00,000 or above. You can explore articles on different smartphones under the budget category of ₹10,000, ₹15,000, ₹20,000, ₹25,000, ₹30,000, ₹35,000 and ₹40,000.

b) Customizable

However both iOS and Android have changed over time, Android has always been known as the platform for customers who like to tinker and customize their devices. This begins with the home screen launcher, that also includes interactive widgets and the ability to position apps anywhere on a page.

If you prefer a third-party app to one that came preinstalled on your phone, Android allows you to download third-party alternatives. It works for core services such as web browsers, keyboards, and media players and set them as the standard variants.

c) Expandable Storage

Even though expandable storage is less popular these days, it is still available on some Android phones. This enables you to use a microSD card to store photos, apps, and other media that are too large to fit on your device’s internal storage.

Furthermore, while headphone jacks are becoming increasingly rare on high-end phones, some Android phones still include them. That’s a big deal for people who still rely on their old wired headphones.

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d) Universal Charger USB-C Port

Android phones now largely depend on USB-C ports for charging and data transfer, which is extremely convenient if you prefer to pack light and carry only one cable. USB-C is now found on many PCs, as well as the Nintendo Switch. It’s a lovely thing.

For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro can charge from 0% to 61% battery in just 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, your battery will be 99 percent charged.

e) Latest features are tried on Android first

With so many companies producing Android phones, it’s not a bit surprising that Android partners frequently outperform Apple in terms of mobile innovation. Wireless charging, NFC, 4G LTE, 5G, OLED displays, in-screen biometric sensors, water resistance, and multi-lens cameras all arrived on Android devices before iPhones. did software innovations such as true multitasking, copy and paste, and multiwindow support.

However, because far more smartphones are launched each year from a range of manufacturers, it’s purely a matter of spectrum that hardware operating Google’s platform is more adaptable.

Let’s get it Crisp

AffordabilityExpensiveComparatively Cheaper
Multitude of ContinuityOffered by iOSNot offered by Android yet
Third-Party AppsPerform BetterPerform Good
CustomizableNot much customizableIt could be customized according to one’s need
Accessories AvailabilityA wide range of accessories are availableAccessories are available but not in a wide range
Privacy ControlsEnhanced privacy controlsPrivacy is at stake a little bit
BloatwareComes with no bloatware appsComes with bloatware apps
UpdatesQuicker UpdatesUpdate are not that often available
ChargingSpecific ChargerUSB-C quick charger
File System iPhones obscure file systemAndroids support drag and drop on PC
Innovative FeaturesiPhones bring such updates later.Latest innovative features are tested on android first
Overall User ExperienceSimpler and convenient experienceMore freeing because it offers more choices.

What should we choose?

Both platforms have their particular Pros and Cons. You can choose according to your needs, and budget.

Having an iPhone is a more straightforward and convenient experience. There’s very little to think about, and because Apple’s iPhone is the most popular smartphone brand, support is abundant wherever you go — if you need your battery changed or you’re just looking for a new case.

In those ways, owning an Android device is a little more difficult. It’s also more liberating because it gives you more options: how much you want to spend, what hardware and software features you want, and how you organize and personalize your experience. If you’re picky about your technology, Android might be more liberating. Though you’ll probably be disappointed by the number of high apps (e.g. Twitter) and equipment.

After reading the pros and cons of both the platforms, kindly let us know in the comments which one is better according to you.

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