Android vs. iOS: Which is Better?

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Smartphones are a ubiquitous part of life, and by now you’ve probably had quite a few. But which operating system is better? We’ve listed the 5 factors you should consider – and what’s better at each one – to help you make the most informed decision about which system you should use.

  • Customization: In this round, the winner is undeniably Android. While iOS devices are sleekly designed, you don’t have many customization options. But Android phones are made by a host of different companies, like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola – so you’ve got a whole lot more options.
  • Ease of Use: Just because you can only get an iOS phone from Apple doesn’t mean you’re up a creek. One definite pro of using an iPhone is that right out of the box, it’s one of the easiest phones to use and set up. Any basic thing you need from your iPhone has probably been built into the device for you.
  • Apps: A phone without apps is like a house without furniture. When it comes to apps, both operating systems have advantages and disadvantages, so we’re declaring a tie. For example, an app like Instagram offers a better user experience on the iOS. But it’s easier to use Google Drive on Androids. You can use Instagram and Google Drive on both systems, but your experience won’t necessarily be the same.
  • Pricing: If you’re on a budget, an iOS phone just may not be in your reach. Since iOS phones are made exclusively by Apple, their steep price points are just part of the deal. Android phones are made by a variety of companies and thus come at more accessible price points.
  • Unlocking: Using your fingerprint to unlock your iOS device is way more secure than entering a password. For Android, you can swipe a pattern or key in a code, but both can be easily copied by someone sitting next to you. However, your fingerprints cannot be.
  • Charging: The fact that most Android phones use a standard USB charging cable sounds like such a small thing to rave about. But if you forget your charger, it’s much easier to steal someone else’s charger as an Android user. What if you have to charge an iPad that’s not compatible with the latest iOS charger?

We hope that whatever operating system you end up choosing, you’re able to make the most informed decision possible. Remember – if a piece of tech doesn’t work for you, trade it in for one that does!

Enjoyed this? Check out How to Recycle Your Tech Properly!

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

 

 

 

Smartphones are a ubiquitous part of life, and by now you’ve probably had quite a few. But which operating system is better? We’ve listed the 5 factors you should consider – and what’s better at each one – to help you make the most informed decision about which system you should use.

  • Customization: In this round, the winner is undeniably Android. While iOS devices are sleekly designed, you don’t have many customization options. But Android phones are made by a host of different companies, like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola – so you’ve got a whole lot more options.
  • Ease of Use: Just because you can only get an iOS phone from Apple doesn’t mean you’re up a creek. One definite pro of using an iPhone is that right out of the box, it’s one of the easiest phones to use and set up. Any basic thing you need from your iPhone has probably been built into the device for you.
  • Apps: A phone without apps is like a house without furniture. When it comes to apps, both operating systems have advantages and disadvantages, so we’re declaring a tie. For example, an app like Instagram offers a better user experience on the iOS. But it’s easier to use Google Drive on Androids. You can use Instagram and Google Drive on both systems, but your experience won’t necessarily be the same.
  • Pricing: If you’re on a budget, an iOS phone just may not be in your reach. Since iOS phones are made exclusively by Apple, their steep price points are just part of the deal. Android phones are made by a variety of companies and thus come at more accessible price points.
  • Unlocking: Using your fingerprint to unlock your iOS device is way more secure than entering a password. For Android, you can swipe a pattern or key in a code, but both can be easily copied by someone sitting next to you. However, your fingerprints cannot be.
  • Charging: The fact that most Android phones use a standard USB charging cable sounds like such a small thing to rave about. But if you forget your charger, it’s much easier to steal someone else’s charger as an Android user. What if you have to charge an iPad that’s not compatible with the latest iOS charger?

We hope that whatever operating system you end up choosing, you’re able to make the most informed decision possible. Remember – if a piece of tech doesn’t work for you, trade it in for one that does!

Enjoyed this? Check out How to Recycle Your Tech Properly!

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

 

 

 

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