There are many iPhones and Android Smartphones in the market, giving rise to confusion over which one can be chosen. There have been lots of debates, discussions about whether Android or an iPhone is the best buy. I believe an Android phone is better than an iPhone.
The following are the reasons as to why an Android phone is better than an iPhone:
There are numerous Android phones and deciding on a specific Android phone is dependent on many factors like storage, operating system, quality of camera, display screen, colour, etc.
Android is the best choice if one wants a customized mobile. A third part-app can be installed if one doesn't like the standard keypad. Android phone lets one customize their predictive text on messages, has cloud storage for all pictures, a health app, third-party keyboards, swype texting, etc.
This is one of main reason for a clear cut argument between Android and iPhone. Focusing on two current flagship Android and iPhone mobiles, one can get better clarification over the argument. Following is the comparison;
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Android)
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 2560X1440
Screen Type AMOLED IPS
PIXEL Density 534ppi
Size 150.9x 72.6x 7.7 mm
Weight 5.54 oz (157g)
Wireless/Fast Charging Yes
3.5mm Jack (Aux) Yes
Front-facing camera 5 megapixels
Operating System Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Octa-core 2.3 GHz Exynos 8890
Apple iPhone7 Plus (iPhone)
6.63 oz (192g)
Quad-core 2.3 GHz
Apple A10 Fusion
Based on the above comparison Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, launched 6 months earlier than Apple iPhone 7 Plus is of better quality when it comes to hardware.
4. The Google Play™ Store:
Compared to Apple App store, submitting an app to Google App store is a lot more feasible as Apple goes through a tedious process of checking whether your app so submitted follows their guidelines or not. This process can prevent malware associated by downloading an app. On the other hand Apple denies your app entry into the app store if chevron symbol has been used in the wrong way thereby aiming at creating a perfect app. However submitting an Android built app to Google's App store is much easier than that in Apple making it less stressful ad easier to create an app.
5. Widgets and Multitasking:
Widgets are a huge plus to Android than iOS as the Apps implemented are limited at iOS as they can be added only at the notification centre. Notably, Apple does not have any widgets at the homepage in order to de-clutter while all sorts of Widgets like custom clock, weather, alarms, phone call, email, messages, flashlight, etc., are a favourite at Android and can be arranges on the home screen as per ones ‘choice. Multitasking on Android is very easy to use than at iPhone. Multitasking on Apple is somewhat useful and has not been implemented properly while multitasking on Android has been useful for quite a long time that makes it a winner over Apple iPhones.
6. Expanded Memory Specification:
Many Android phones have expandable memory that an iPhone doesn't have. Instead Apple would need an extra investment to upgrade any of their phones from 16 GB to 32 or 64 GB micro SD card into iPhone. Considering this, Android is again a winner.
7. Removable Battery
Several of the Android phones have a removable battery that can be replaced with a generic battery of liking. While that is not the case in using Apple iPhones as one owning it has to visit an Apple store. Some of the Android phones like LG G5 offer a separate battery for use.
Most of the Android phones are durable as they are made of tough plastic or poly-carbonate than iPhones that are mostly aluminium based.
Based upon all the above comparisons, buying an Android phone is more advantageous than buying an iPhone. Finally considering the market share, the market size of Android phones is more than iPhones. So it's better to own an Android phone than an iPhone.