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This article was recently updated with new information on September 7, 2022 after the release of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. My Samsung vs Apple phone comparison between the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be found below.
Recently, there have been releases or announcements of the Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Apple iPhone 14, Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max, Google Pixel 6 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, and many other phones.
Each release of a phone is like a single Mentos being dropped into a 2-liter of Coke — a new explosion of debate that overwhelms the social network about who has the “best” phone. Android! No, iOS! Galaxy S22! No, iPhone 14! The debate goes on and on.
Are Android phones or iPhones better? Read on to find out why an Android phone is better than an iPhone.
How many times have you heard iPhone users say…
“Ewww! You have green Android text messages?!”
“iPhones are better than Android phones.”
“Blue text messages are SO much better.”
However, when you ask them why their iPhone is better than an Android phone, they don’t really have good answers?
Well, welcome to my world. 🙂 I’ve been hearing that from iPhone users since I bought the first Samsung Galaxy S phone in 2010.
I’m always hearing people talk about how bad Android phones are vs their iPhones. In which case I ask, why are Androids bad? I mean really, what is bad about Android?
If you haven’t had a chance to use a flagship Android phone such as the Galaxy S22 or the Google Pixel 6, you’re missing out. They are two of the best smartphones in 2022.
I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S10+ and it’s easily the best phone I’ve ever owned. My Android phone has a more beautiful screen, a better camera, can do way more things with more features, and costs less than your top-of-the-line iPhone.
The fact of the matter is, Android phones have come a really long way over the years and are much better today than they ever used to be.
If you’re wondering if Android or iPhone is better, keep reading to know all the advantages Androids have over iPhones.
Here are 10 reasons why an Android phone is better than an iPhone:
- Operating System (Android)
- Price & Affordability
- Hardware & Features
- Widgets & Multitasking
- Expandable Memory
- Universal Chargers
- Physical Back Button
1. Operating System (Android)
First and foremost, I wouldn’t have a list of 10 reasons why an Android is better than iPhone without talking about Android itself!
Android 13, which is the latest operating system (OS) built by Google, has come a very long way since its inception.
Gone are the days when Android would become extremely slow and bogged down, especially with a 2-year-old phone.
I can certainly vouch for the fact that Android phones used to become very slow after they were used for a couple of years. I owned a Samsung Galaxy S5 back in 2014 when I first wrote this post. It was an incredible phone, but it slowed down as time went on which was frustrating.
That being said, Apple literally admitted to purposely slowing down older iPhones in 2017 and agreed to a $500 million settlement for doing so. Talk about shady business practices.
Fast forward to 2020 when I made the best new phone decision of my life – buying a Samsung Galaxy S10+.
The phone is sleek with a stunningly gorgeous screen and not to mention extremely FAST. The best part? It’s running Google Android 13.
The phone is by far the fastest I have ever used and there has been absolutely zero slow down.
The Android customization options are mind-blowing. I can change nearly every aspect of the phone to my liking and make the phone my own (more on that in the Customization section below).
One of my favorite parts of my Samsung Galaxy S10+ running Android is how personalized it feels.
The notifications, the reminders, my Google Discover news feed… it shows me exactly what I want to see when I want to see it.
Easily one of the biggest advantages of the Android operating system is the Google Assistant. If you’re comparing the Google Assistant vs Apple Siri, there is no comparison. The Google Assistant is infinitely better than Apple Siri.
Ask the Google Assistant to do anything for you or a question on the web, and she will respond almost instantly with the correct information.
Ask Siri, “Is Android or iOS better?” and she’ll probably respond with “I like turtles.”
Google has an entire set of pages dedicated to teaching you all about Google Assistant if you want to learn more.
Pair your Android-powered phone (in my case, a Samsung Galaxy S10+) with a Google Home (or several) and you’ll have a tightly integrated Android system of awesomeness.
The Google Play Store is fantastic. It is well laid out, extremely user-friendly, and offers about any type of app that you can think of. They use a very simplistic UI which is beautiful. It’s easy to read, they show the users what they want to see, and it’s visually appealing.
I have used both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store quite a bit. They’re both very good app stores — better than Amazon’s App Store, that’s for sure.
2. Price & Affordability
If you are looking to buy a brand new iPhone or Android phone, do you want the best bang for your buck?
Of course you do. Who wants to pay significantly more for an iPhone which has fewer features and is less powerful than a flagship Android phone?
Easily one of the top 10 reasons why an Android phone is better than an iPhone has always been the price and affordability.
For the hardware that comes inside Android phones, Android phones offer much better value for the money than iPhones. If iPhones came with the same hardware as flagship Android phones, Apple would most likely charge almost double compared to what Android companies such as Samsung and Google charge.
As you will see in the Hardware & Features section below, flagship Android phones have significantly better hardware and more features than iPhones for less money.
Apple nickels and dimes you for everything. With the iPhone 12, Apple won’t include headphones in the box anymore. Seriously, Apple? You can’t throw in a pair of headphones when someone buys an $1100 phone? Nope. They want you to spend another $150 on AirPods. Ridiculous.
So, take your $1100 new iPhone, add an additional $150 for AirPods, plus $300 for your AppleCare warranty and you just spent $1550 for a phone and headphones. YIKES.
3. Hardware & Features
I believe that the hardware and features category really solidifies the debate between Android vs Apple.
People can argue all day about which software operating system (Android vs iOS) is better for this reason or that, but you can’t argue better and faster hardware with more features for a much better value.
For simplicity’s sake, I am only going to focus on two phones for this category: the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra since they are the current flagship phones for both Apple and Samsung.
Keep in mind the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max was released in September of 2022 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was released in February of 2022 which means the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max is 7 months newer. In the table below, you will see the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra hardware specs comparison:
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specs Comparison:
|Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|Operating system||iOS 16||Android 13, One UI 4|
|Processor||Apple A16 Bionic||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB / 12 GB|
|Screen size||6.7 in||6.8 in|
|Screen resolution||2796 x 1290||3080 x 1440|
|Screen type||OLED||Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Screen refresh rate||120 Hz||120 Hz|
|Brightness||1600 nits||1750 nits|
|Rear camera setup||Triple camera||Quad camera|
|Main camera specs||48 MP||108 MP (Wide-angle)|
|Second camera specs||12 MP (Optical zoom: 3x)||10 MP (Optical zoom: 3x)|
|Third camera specs||12 MP (Ultra-wide lens)||12 MP (Ultra-wide lens)|
|Fourth camera specs||N/A||10 MP (Optical zoom: 10x)|
|Additional sensors||LiDAR||Laser autofocus|
|Front-facing camera||12 MP (f/2.2)||40 MP (f/2.2, autofocus)|
|Video recording||Up to 4K UHD||Up to 8K UHD|
|Storage capacity||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Size||160.7 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm||163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||8.46 oz (240g)||8.08 oz (229g)|
|Battery capacity||4,323 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Water-resistant||IP 68||IP 68|
|Biometrics||Face ID||Fingerprint, face recognition|
|Wireless charging||Qi wireless charging||Qi wireless charging|
|Reverse wireless charging||No||Yes|
As you can see from the Apple vs Samsung spec comparison table, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra blows the iPhone 14 Pro Max out of the water as far as hardware goes and it’s not even close.
Why the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is better than the iPhone 14 Pro Max:
- Double the RAM (12 GB vs 6 GB)
- Higher screen-to-body ratio
- More beautiful pixel-dense screen
- Larger battery (5,000 mAh vs 4,352 mAh)
- Significantly faster charging (45W vs 20W)
- Better front-facing camera (40MP vs 12MP)
- Fourth camera for even better photos
- Ability to record 8K video
- Reverse wireless charging
With specs such as double the RAM (12 GB vs 6 GB), a higher screen-to-body ratio, a more beautiful pixel-dense screen, a larger battery, a better front-facing camera (40MP vs 12MP) significantly faster charging (45W vs 20W), and the ability to record 8K video, it should be a no-brainer that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the clear winner when compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max when it comes to hardware.
Not to mention, the camera improvements should be more than enough to convince you to buy a Samsung phone over an iPhone.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has an insane 108 MP main camera, a second 10 MP camera with 3x optical zoom, a third 12 MP camera ultra-wide lens, and an added 4th camera with 10x optical zoom (vs only 3x optical zoom in the iPhone) with a laser autofocus sensor… oh, and you can record video in 8K. Who needs a DSLR camera anymore when you could put the money into a Samsung phone? 😉 Mind. Blown.
I’d buy a Samsung phone over an iPhone any day after seeing the specs above.
In fact, check out my phone comparisons from several years ago to see how dominant Samsung has been over Apple in the past: Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 vs HTC One (M8) spec comparison – You’ll see that the iPhone 6 doesn’t win a single category other than the “Dimensions/Weight” category with being 1 mm thinner and 0.45 oz lighter than the Galaxy S5.
You can also check out another phone spec comparison that I wrote in September of 2015: Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4 vs HTC One (M9)
Here is a non-exhaustive list of hardware features that Android had well before iPhones:
- Water and dust resistant – The iPhone XS was the first iPhone to be IP68 certified. Samsung had an IP68 certified phone years before Apple did.
- Wireless/fast charging – The iPhone X was the first iPhone with the ability to be wirelessly charged – several years after Android had it.
- Reverse wireless charging – iPhones still can’t do this.
- 3.5mm jack (yes, tons of people still use these, Apple)
- IR (infrared) blaster to control devices
- Haptic feedback – The iPhone 7 was the first to introduce haptic feedback – 2 years after Android had it.
- Ability to access all your files by using your phone as a mass storage device
My favorite part about Android phones – customization. What can an Android do that an iPhone can’t? A LOT.
If you enjoy being able to customize your phone and have absolute freedom on what you can do with your phone, then Android is absolutely the way to go.
Don’t like the standard keyboard that Android comes with? Easy! Just download a third-party keyboard app that replaces the stock one. Don’t like the entire launcher that runs your phone? Download a new launcher. Want to make your phone have a layout exactly like a Windows phone? Yep, you can do that, too.
Where has this been with iOS? Well, Apple likes to keep things simple and user-friendly which is fine. Why, then, with the release of each iOS version, does Apple copy many things that Android has had for a long time now?
Widgets on your home screen (announced with iOS 14), predictive text on your messages, a health app, third-party keyboards, Swype texting, cloud storage for all your photos, and more. Android (thanks to Google) had all of these features long before Apple released them with new iOS versions.
After all, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” It’s safe to say that the majority of the latest and greatest software features can be found with Android and Apple is always behind. Android wins.
Android phones manufactured by many different companies have always been on top of innovation.
There are new innovative features pushed out almost every time a major company releases a new Android phone. From in-screen fingerprint sensors to foldable phones, mobile devices that run Android always seem to have a leg up on the competition.
I think most people would agree that ever since Tim Cook took over Apple after Steve Jobs passed, Apple has had next to no innovation with each new iPhone release.
Every single event that Apple holds where they announce new iPhones or an update to iOS, I always get excited hoping for something new and innovative.
However, the last several years of Apple WWDC and Apple Special Events have been yawn fests.
Apple’s strategy has usually been to take new interesting features that were released, “perfect” them and then release them two years later.
“If you want a phone with all the latest features from 2 years ago, buy an iPhone.”
This is a fine strategy and it works for them, however, I miss the days when Apple would surprise the masses of people with new innovative features.
6. Widgets & Multitasking
This somewhat ties in with the Customization section, but Widgets have long been a huge advantage of Android over iOS. In the past, Apple had always opted not to have widgets available on any of your main home screens to “avoid clutter.” Why? Having widgets on my Android home screens is one of my favorite things about Android.
Funny enough, Apple finally decided that having widgets on your home screen was more beneficial than they thought and announced the feature with iOS 14 in 2020.
Android offers all sorts of widgets that you can put onto your home screens. These widgets might be anything from a custom clock, weather, alarms, direct calls to contacts in your phone, flashlight, email, messages, and so much more. You can arrange these any which way on your home screens and have your home screens be exactly the way you want them.
Multitasking has also been around on Android for a while, and it’s extremely easy to use. You simply open up the multitask window and you can drag two apps that you want to use at the same time in the appropriate boxes (see the picture above). For example, I am watching a YouTube video while accessing my file system at the same. Perhaps you want to watch a lecture video while taking notes right below the video? Or, watch a video while texting your friends? Go for it.
**Note: Apple finally came out with the ability to multitask, however, it is only somewhat useful on iPads and larger iPhones. Since Android has had multitasking for so long and does it so well, they still take the cake over iOS.
7. Expandable Memory
The majority of Android phones offer expandable memory. That means you can pop open an additional slot on the side of your phone and put in a micro SD card which then becomes added memory to your phone.
What does Apple do? Well, they have never offered expandable memory for the iPhone. Instead, they would rather you pay them an unwarranted amount of money to upgrade your iPhone from the base 64GB capacity to one with 256GB or 512GB of internal storage.
Right now, to upgrade from the base 64GB on an iPhone to 256GB storage, Apple charges $150. To upgrade from a 256GB iPhone to 512GB, they charge $200. So, to go from 64GB to 512GB, it’s a cost difference of $350. Are you serious? That’s borderline thievery.
I took my Galaxy S10 Plus with 128GB of internal memory and added another 64 GB micro SD card in it and voila! My phone now has 192 GB of capacity, and how much did that cost me? $19 for the SD card. Android wins.
The serviceability of Android phones has been better (meaning easier and less expensive) than iPhones for a long time now.
Some Android phones still today have a removable battery that you yourself can take out and replace or service to your liking.
After you use any phone for a while, the lithium-ion battery inside of it will start to lose its original capacity.
It’s not a matter of if the battery life will start to get shorter, it’s a matter of when. That’s exactly how lithium-ion batteries work. Once they go through enough charge cycles, they are only able to hold a certain percentage of their original capacity.
So, say you’ve had an iPhone for a year or two and the iPhone battery starts going bad. That is, the iPhone battery doesn’t last as long every day as it used to and you need to charge it more often.
Well, too bad, you’ll have to go to the Apple store or an Apple-certified store that can service it by replacing the battery or you’ll just have to live with it.
If you were to try changing the battery yourself or had a non-Apple-certified store service it, then you can say goodbye to your AppleCare warranty (which already costs an arm and a leg).
If your Android phone has a removable battery, you can just go on Amazon and buy a generic battery for whatever type of phone you have and pop it in. Then your phone’s battery is like new again! It’s that simple.
9. Universal Chargers
All hail USB chargers! They are the standard charger for countless devices out there including Android phones. Nearly all Android phones use either micro USB or USB-C chargers.
What does Apple have? Well, they decided to make their own chargers called lightning cables. Not only are these different and only usable for Apple devices, but they tend to be extremely low quality.
Why would Apple do this, you ask? Because it makes them more money. If Apple switched all of its iPhones to use USB-C chargers, they would lose money.
This is because you can buy USB-C chargers for much cheaper on Amazon than what a lightning cable costs on Apple’s website.
Plus, when your Apple charger goes bad, you have to fork over even more of your hard-earned money to buy a new one.
I’ve been using the same USB charger for my Samsung phones for over 3 years now with no problems.
On the Apple side of things, I am currently on my 6th MacBook Pro charger ($80/each) and my 4th iPad charger ($19/each) because they fall apart so easily.
Who in the world should have to pay over $300 to replace extra chargers over the lifetime of their Apple products? Coming from a company who preaches night and day about the quality of their products, Apple easily has some of the worst quality accessories and chargers I’ve ever used.
Want to debate the shoddy quality of Apple’s chargers? Have a look for yourself at the reviews:
These are two of the main chargers for iPads, iPhones, and Macbook Pros.
UPDATE: The reviews of the Apple chargers listed above (and all of their accessories) were SO BAD that Apple completely removed the reviews on their product pages. This is extremely, extremely shady. Apple, please be ethical and allow product reviews on your pages again so people can make an informed purchase.
Back when Apple actually showed product reviews on their pages (as any company should), these are what the ratings were:
The above Apple chargers were rated an average of 1.5 out of 5 stars by 2,000+ people. I’ve never seen ratings so low on products coming from a company that focuses so much on their quality.
Not to mention, they charge $19 for the 1m Lightning to USB, $29 for the 2m Lightning to USB, and $79 for the MagSafe 2 charger. Once again, borderline thievery.
If you were to search for any third-party chargers on Amazon, you would probably pay 1/4 of the price as any Apple charger and I would be willing to bet they are better quality than Apple’s.
10. Physical Back Button
All of the major Android phones have a dedicated physical back button. Or, nowadays, an in-screen dedicated back button.
This has always been a huge advantage in my eyes of Android phones over iPhones. Once you get used to a dedicated back button, it’s hard to go back.
When you have a dedicated back button, you know how it’s going to behave every single time.
Many times, you don’t want to go all the way back to the home screen and rather only go one page back.
iPhone users might argue that they can just “swipe back” or hit the soft “back button” in the upper-left corner if they want to go back, but that’s not the easiest option at all.
With phone screens getting larger again, reaching up in the upper-left every single time to hit a back button is neither simple nor intuitive.
With Android phones, the back button sits at the very bottom of the screen where your fingers are already resting.
Also, Androids are very customizable, remember? So, do you want the back button on the left side, center, or right side of the screen? I’m left-handed, so I like it on the left side because I use it all the time. Switch it with the tap of an option. That’s the beauty of Android phones.
All in all, both Android phones and iPhones have their advantages and disadvantages. I could write an article about how an iPhone is better than an Android as well, but the Android advantages way overpower the advantages that you get with an iPhone in my opinion.
If you enjoy the advantages listed in this article such as having an abundance of phone choices, customization, better hardware, and expandable memory just to name a few, go with an Android phone.
If you enjoy a simple, more user-friendly interface for someone who may not be as technical and don’t like having a bunch of customization options, go with an iPhone. Just know that you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your buck.
Samsung, LG, Sony, and other major companies have started to outdo Apple, especially in the hardware department, and Apple has some catching up to do if they hope to keep competing with other flagship phones.
The best part is, all of these companies coming out with great phones constantly heats up the competition, and competition is great for us consumers. Competition is what brings us these cutting-edge technologies, phones, operating systems, and prices at such a fast pace.
Android phones are too tall and narrow for my hand shape and size. have to rely on spell check to get comprehension .
All that height is not used by my and i use my phone a LOT!!! social media internet actual talk SMS LOTS of apps music etc. The only reason I can see a use is for videos but would use a pc or tablet
I can see that the specs for an android are a LOT better than for an android power ram camera processor etc etc
Plllleeeease android phone suppliers make us a 4.7″ or 5.4″ phone and see how popular it is . I bet they will get snapped up
Currently all android phones NOW look the same like the cars LOL
I’m sorry but you talk about how android flagships are cheaper than iphones? The current flagship is the s20 ultra which starts at $1400. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is $300 cheaper. and if you get the starting iPhone 12 mini it’s the same as the starting galaxy phone, at 699. Just letting you know that info, i know there are deals for families with more than line, but for most iphones are the same or cheaper than samsung’s whether it is a flagship iphone or a starting iphone.
Hey Brian! I appreciate you bringing this up. Prices are always fluctuating with new phone releases and right now, yes, you’re correct that the Galaxy S20 Ultra is more expensive than the iPhone 12 Pro Max. That being said, I would argue that you get much more for your money with a Galaxy S20 Ultra than an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Also, that’s just Samsung vs Apple. There are tons of flagship Android phones that are much cheaper when you compare feature for feature. Take the new Google Pixel 5 – it’s only $699 which is MUCH cheaper than most Apple flagship phones and still has a better camera than even the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Or even check out the OnePlus 8T. You get an insane amount of value for only $749 – way more features than any iPhone. So it all just depends on what you’re looking for in a phone and what you want to spend.
I tried using iOS 13 launcher on my galaxy s9+, I quickly uninstalled it. I hated the phone with iphone looks on it. Andriod nailed iphone. I love my galaxy s9plus, a phone with no issues. It’s perfect.
Love you Samsung
I owned Galaxy S2 and then upgraded later to S5. It was fun, but became sluggish after a couple of months. Then later I switch to IPhone 5, and boy! I was impressed with performance! If you are going to compare specs of it vs the latest flagship devices for Android from its time, you know its underpowered. But when you actually experience it. You will know the difference in performance, even after 2 years! well, except for its battery health which drastically went down after so many cycles.
Then 4 years ago, I upgraded to iPhone 6s — as my daily drive phone, email, texting, gaming device — it NEVER failed me. No performance degradation that I can remember.
Then just later after my 2-year contract, I switch to Samsung Galaxy S8+ — man the phone is sexy as heck, and the specs was awesome! I tried a lot of customizations, including changing fonts, launchers, and tested variety of ROMs. But later, I went back to stock Samsung ROM, because it felt worst than the stock in terms of performance. Still after a while this phone is becoming unresponsive at times, and just recently, especially with the same game I’m playing from 2 years ago is mis-performing for some reason, where in compared to my 6s, the same game is as snappy as it was since 2 years ago.
Overall, while I enjoyed the #1 feature of android OS of customizations – I realized, I didn’t really need it, and after the more than 1 year of shaky and painful experience with my S8+, I will go back to IOS, because it performs as you expect it, no strings attached.
What about the camera? the battery? the external storage? water-resistance?
For the camera — even with my former iPhone 5 — I was already satisfied with it. And I’m not a photographer perse, but if I really want to take a good photo — I have my trusty mirror less camera for that.
For the battery? — actually, in my day to day usage, I realized that my battery usage is not that significantly different with either.
For external storage? — My S8+ only have 64GB internal, and another 64GB for sd card, but I feel I don’t need another upgrade to sd card, since with the cloud nowadays (iCloud, GoogleDrive, etc), I upload my photos (which takes space more than anything else in phone). Basically, there’s a lot of options here. And of-course, I’ll be getting the 256GB if its available just for the heck of extra storage.
As for water resistance — the latest and recent iPhones now have it as well — so no contest here anymore.
After my latest 20year experience with Android OS itself (S8+ with Pie 9.0), randomly mis-performing. I’m going back to iOS. It simply works and performs well as you expect it, no ifs no buts.
i currently have a iphone x that i just cracked the screen for the 3rd time this year… yeah im goin back to android
I will now refer people to this page when they swear black and blue that Apple is the better phone 🙂
I have the S10 now and was an apple user for 10 years. While the camera is better, Samsung service is no where near Apple service. If you travel, Apple is the way to go hands down. If something happens to your phone, you can go in any Apple store and the warranty is good. I was not aware that Samsung only warranties their phone in the country purchased. So, if something happens to your phone while you are on vacation or a work trip, be prepared to pay out of pocket for all repairs. My LCD screen went out on my Samsung 2 months after purchasing and conveniently while I was traveling and Samsung charged me $350 SGD to repair. Told me that it was under warranty in the country of purchase but if I needed it fixed right away that is what I had to pay. To me…. this alone is enough that I am selling my Samsung S10 and going back to Apple!
Hi Jennifer, thanks for the comment! Android phones have the best cameras to date right now with the Google Pixel leading the pack. Samsung service and Apple service shouldn’t really differ too much. That should be based on your carrier and what connection you have with it. I’ve never had problems with my Samsung phone while traveling (unless I don’t have service in that particular area due to the carrier). Insurance on a phone can be provided by the phone manufacturer itself, carriers (Verizon, US Cellular, etc) or even third-party companies. Good luck on your journey back to Apple!
I will NEVER buy anything but an apple phone for one reason and one reason only.
SECURITY. Apple takes it seriously. Yes I did order the New 11 Pro phone and it has even better security features. I like apple pay for SECURITY reasons.
Get an android if your that geeky and like to play with technology. I want something that just WORKS!
Yes, security has been a key focus for Apple for a long time. Hopefully the new iPhone 11 Pro works well for you! Thanks for your input.
and i want something that works better the answer is ANDROID!
They were literally sued for selling people info
Privacy and security is a fallacy Apple want you to believe. Watch some YouTube videos and see that it’s not really the case. They don’t care about you or your data.
If you lose or destroy your phone, you weren’t responsible enough to have one in the first place
if you want a fancy looking device go for apple devices and if you want a high spec hardware go for android especially the high end phones. Apple has the skill to manufacture premium bodies for their products and a tradition of slightly low hardware specs and with that said, you only buy apple if you intend to be adored by others but truly speaking you will be holding an empty apple. Android Knows very well that people are different and leave a room for you to choose your taste, quality and style. I love apple’s interface but not the hardware, have you ever heard anything about pixel density, yep Samsung knows how to pack them better than apple, and I love it. Apple is prestigious and android is a window to endless possibilities.
I’ve been using iPhones for many years and just got a S10. It’s a beautiful phone but one thing I’ve noticed is that IOS scrolling and swiping shits all over Android. Feels so weird and unnatural and its not just a case if adjustment, I’m a developer and have a good eye for these things, its just genuinely shit.
Hi Dom, thanks for the comment. I agree with you 100%. The gesture system in iOS is beautiful. Everything is fluid and intuitive. Granted, the gesture system in my Galaxy S10+ is much better than previous phones I’ve used over the years, but Android has a ways to go still when it comes to smooth scrolling and gestures.
Obviously being a developer you must realize how genuinely shit the iPhones are. There for small minded incompetence folks who cant use a computer. Android is a computer. Apple still is a smart-phone or at least it thinks it is. Keeping fooling yourself and read the specs on that phone.
but it really depends with wich android u buy example the samsung galaxy20 ultra is better than apple in 95% of all aspect
Thank you for this informative article it is very neutral and not bias in any way. As a current Note 9 user and having the iPX before that, my biggest gripe about Android or shall I say Samsung is I can’t receive/send HD videos through text. Of course iMessage doesn’t have this issue but until RCS support comes to more Android’s we’re out of luck unless your a Pixel user. Last thing I miss about my iPX is iPhones have better music hardware like the Digital-audio-converter (DAC) this makes iPhones louder through all bluetooth/wireless/wired headphones and speakers. My Note 9 sounds like crap though spotify vs iPhone on the same app lol. To complete my rant I love both phones/company’s even with there +&-. Just use what suit your needs people and quit arguring about which is better because at the end of the day all our phones will be outdated with in a year.
Hi Spence! Thanks for the comment. Absolutely agree with you. HD videos through text are HORRIBLE on an Android phone, especially if coming from an iPhone. iMessage plays wonderfully between iPhones, but not well with non-Apple phones. I can’t wait until RCS support comes to more carriers and phones. It will be a vast improvement over the mediocre messaging systems Android phones have had all these years. That’s an interesting comment about the DAC being better in iPhones – I was not aware of that. In the end, as you said, people should use whatever phone suits their needs. Really appreciate your insight!
Thays why I go with What’sapp it’s the android version of iMessage. I love it and it has end to end encryption and you can sync to a pc and do backups to Google drive.
WhatsApp is fantastic! Probably my favorite messaging app for Android. Even though it’s owned by Facebook, it has end to end encryption and behaves very similarly to iMessage.
buy a sony xperia then, they have the best sound software/hardware out of any phone out there.
Yes, this is what iPhone owners need to read! The people in my family who have iPhones find loads of problems like low storage space, bad battery life whereas the ones with android phones (including me, i have motorola one) never ever experience problems!
Hi, Joseph! Thanks for the comment. Low storage space tends to be a more common problem for iPhones since the base storage is generally lower than phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and iPhones have never had the ability to add an external SD card. Therefore, you have to purchase iCloud storage instead. Glad to hear you haven’t been experiencing problems with your Android phone!
I have tried an IPhone in the past. I love my Samsung Galaxy S10+. I would never use an IPhone again.
Hi, Belinda! I love my Samsung Galaxy S10+ as well. I just purchased it a couple of months ago and the number of customization options it has is incredible.
Yes, but shouldn’t the iPhone X series be compared to the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the S10 be compared to the future Apple product, 11 or XI or whatever?
No, I compared the two latest flagship phones from both Samsung and Apple which are (as of this comment in June of 2019), the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy S10+. When the newest iPhone 11 (XI) gets released in September of 2019, I will update my article to compare the Galaxy S10 to those phones.
I am using crickets galaxy s5 no repairs all original parts no cracks a lot of scratches on the plastic ran over by a wheel chair and dropped several dozen times with a 54GB SD card my brother bought every new I phone they broke cracked or he just wanted an upgrade I spent $550.00 and he spent thousands of dollars point made
Thanks for the comment, Mike!
These points are not really a reasonable explanation, and closer to a blatant attack. Yes, both phones have their own advantages and disadvantages. This common argument is more like comparing apples to oranges (no pun intended). Being my Apple user myself, I much prefer Apple’s platform. However, I do not view Android phones as bad, rather, just another smartphone out there. When making an argument, I would consider looking at both sides of the issue rather than just finding and and every way your side is better than the other. Thank you for taking the time to write the article! It was very… entertaining.
Hi, Tyler! I appreciate you stopping by and giving your opinion. There are millions of people who prefer Apple’s platform. I, myself, own a MacBook Pro for my laptop and wouldn’t trade it for the world. These points weren’t intended to be an attack against iPhones but rather a list of advantages that many of the flagship Android phones have over iPhones today.
I don’t agree with you at all… The author clearly states at the beginning of the article that he enjoys using both platforms and that they both have their ups and downs. Saying that this article is a blatant attack makes you just seem butthurt when the whole point of the article is to list off key reasons as to why he thinks android phones have better features than iPhones. I find your comment very… entertaining.
Alot of it is factual. You are controlled by what apple wants and no freedom to do what you want to do. I learned my lesson a while back that apple is greedy and want to monetise everything
Man, I can’t tell how much I dislike Apple. I am currently using iphone because my samsung was too old, i was using it for like 5 years or so, and my father gave his iphone to me. And i regret it so much. I have an Ipad and I’ve forgotten the password and now I have to erase all its data in order to reuse it again. And I am so pissed, that I can cry. If this happened with samsung there were so many options how to open your phone, without losing all data. Seriously, I love samsung and I agree with all the above advantages. Everything is much more simplier with android, ios just makes things harder.
Thank you for your comment, Amelia! I’m sorry to hear that you have to erase all of your iPad’s data since you forgot the password. Do you mind me asking what ways you opened your Samsung phone without knowing a password?
Hey after reading this I think my first phone is going to be a android galaxy s10e
Solid choice! I think you will love it.
He neglects to mention that android phones do not outperform the newest iPhones when put through actual tests. All the ram and cpu power for androids looks good but keep in mind that apples silicon has always run better with their iPhones. Androids are completely different machines that need why looks on paper to be superior. Long term usage definitely show how android devices do not hold up compared to older iPhones. So if you’re going to be giving android a win based on hardware specs, you better do a deeper dive.
Hi, Justin. I have watched several videos on performance comparisons between the latest Android phones and iPhones. Yes, Apple has some higher benchmark scores, especially in the single-threaded category. However, several Android phones do get higher benchmarks in multi-threaded tasks due to their octa-core processors and such. Regardless, the numbers these phones are getting are so close together that no average user is going to notice a difference in performance. The latest Android phones and iPhones are extremely fast, and that’s all that matters. In fact, despite the iPhone XS Max getting higher benchmark scores in some categories over the Samsung Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10+ opened and closed a plethora of apps quicker than the iPhone XS Max which just goes to show that you can’t solely rely on benchmark numbers to determine which phone is the “best,” because it ends up coming down to real-world observations. I think the biggest win is that the latest Android phones can provide the best-in-class hardware to date at a lower price than Apple’s less-than-stellar hardware offerings.
Which company is better at protecting the customers privacy and preventing viruses?
Apple would like you to think that they are. 🙂
Yes it true
I have had Android phones for years, never had a virus. It Apple nonsense.
This is true when considering the debacle with Apple devices with the latest update having a glitch where if someone used facetime to contact you, they could see and hear you without you answering the call.
Absolutely agree with you, Jayden. Take the iCloud hack where many photos were leaked on the Internet or the latest Apple debacle that you mentioned where you could listen in on a FaceTime call without the person actually answering the call. Companies can preach about privacy, but there will always be mistakes made in the software that allow unauthorized breaches.
these are my top 6 reasons why I love android than Apple
Hi Calvin! I watched your entire video and really enjoyed it. I like the 6 specific features that the Samsung Galaxy S10 has that the iPhone XS does not and I agree with all of them. Thanks for the comment!
I would always go with Android with iphone not just because of the various features you compared. But, mainly because of the price. Will consider purchasing iphone, if they ever consider manufacturing them in India to cut down the price.
Unfortunately, I don’t see Apple cutting the prices of their iPhones any time soon. They have been on an upward trend for pricing for several years now. You get much more bang for your buck by purchasing an Android phone over an iPhone.
I have never solidly stay on apple, I will always go back to Android since you can get a Samsung then a Google Pixel, or any google device and still have your data with the Play store app. Also today Samsung has wrecked apple with a 1 tb Samsung s 10+(even though it is around 1600 america dollars sadly) and a fold touch screen phone that has made apple wonder how in the world how did you do that. Samsung for life!!!
Hi Aaron, I would agree that Samsung has completely outdone Apple with the release of the Galaxy S10 and S10+. They are incredible devices that offer so much more than the Apple iPhone XS or XS Max. Plus, they’re even cheaper than their Apple counterparts.
You are comparing way to broad of a spectrum. It would be iOS vs android or Apple vs Samsung. Millions of phones run Android, and only iPhones run iOS. If you want to know why they do that it’s because Apple wants to make a phone with better security. So please next time you make an article, don’t weigh one thing over hundreds. I really appreciate you making your comments civil, but there was one part where you made a hater comment, so I’d appreciate none of those please.
Hi Kevin! Thanks for stopping by. If I wrote an article strictly to compare iOS and Android, the article would be largely based on the software running on each of those phones and the pros/cons of each. However, I wanted to write an article comparing iPhones to all other Android phones (with an emphasis on the large Android flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10) and their hardware. I hope that helps clear things up.
I’ve just recently gone from an iPhone 7 to the Samsung s9+ and I will never go back to iPhones again
Glad you’re enjoying the Samsung S9+, Ross!
Also, Apple has all their buttons around the wrong way, e.g. Cancel | OK, Hang up | Answer, etc.
This alone has kept me away!
It’s certainly a different experience between the two. Thanks for stopping by, Nick!
thanks so much for this…You have finally made for doubling to choose from iphone or and android phone…I say a big yes to android a lot for this
You’re welcome, Johnson!
Thank you! This helps me confirm my decisions of getting a Samsung and, reassures my apple-loving family that Samsung’s are good too. Now all I must do is wait until thanksgiving 2019 for a nice sale!
You are welcome, Slash! Thanks for stopping by.
Great information, thanks!
Glad you enjoyed it, Bahij!
Don’t forget, apple forces you to buy a mac (or ruin your pc) to develop ios apps while android apps can be developed on any operating system, including MacOS
A really good point, Brian. Apple forces you into their ecosystem – very frustrating!
What about iCloud, how would I be able to transfer all of my photos and data from my iPhone over to an Android?
Hi Josh. One idea for your photos would be to download all of your photos from iCloud onto a PC and plug your Android phone into the PC to transfer them there. If that isn’t a possibility, a quick Google search shows several more options using software to accomplish your goal.
Josh you can download all your photos from your iPhone via the http://www.icloud.com website then save them to your PC.
then you just have to re upload them to your new phone
or save them into a google drive (that’s what I did)
I absolutely love the new Android 9.0 (Pie) and I’m actually jealous. I’m using the iPhone 8 on iOS 12 which is snappy, and really good.
But the Android P features… Brother, it hurts.
PS: Hi Jake, I’m a regular reader and I wanted to contribute an article on Crambler. Let me know if there’s a way. Thanks, mate.
Hi Joe! I appreciate the comment. I’ve heard really great things about Android 9.0 (Pie). If you’d like to contribute an article, feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] – thanks!
You choose any apple device for your privacy… android devices do not allow you this priveledge
Hi Godfrey! What exactly do you mean that Android devices do not allow you that privilege?
You gotta be joking.. apple privacy is no better than Android. Check out some YouTube videos and you’ll see its been debunked.
Comparing an iPhone 5s battery to a much newer Samsung is like comparing a 1880 flintlock with a modern era 2015 g36c . It doesn’t compare. Also this is an extremely biased review as you never mention anything that Apple does better such as wireless acceroises and like god of memes suggested the iPhone X is so much faster than the Samsung s9
Hi Matt, the only comparison I’m doing with batteries are between the two flagship phones from Apple and Samsung. I don’t compare an iPhone 5S battery to a much newer Samsung phone anywhere. Apple has several advantages over Android-based phones that could be listed in a separate article, but this article isn’t about that. Thanks for stopping in!
Apart from the fact that iPhones use extremely advanced software to analyse photos before you take them and not filter them and also iPhones have Face ID and are much faster than any android phones .
We dont need face ID, we have the marvelous fingerprint scanner.
I am a samsung user for the past 5 years, and i am damn proud of it. I will never buy an iphone, too crappy for my interests and style.
A very sanitized and detailed analysis. I still have my Galaxy S5 from 2015, which does everything I need it to and more. I find Android more efficient than iOS, and personally dislike the iOS interface considering my preferred apps (pardon my French, but Safari sucks).
Hi Jimbo, thanks for the comment! I’m glad your Galaxy S5 is doing everything you need it to and more. I had a Galaxy S5 for a while before I upgraded to the S7 Edge. The S5 was one of my favorite phones! Also, Safari does tend to fall behind some of the more modern browsers which is why I almost always use Chrome or Firefox.
I’ve had both iPhones and Samsung galaxy phones and the biggest problem by far is how poor the iPhone batteries are, my last iPhone was the 5s which I changed to my current phone the galaxy s7 edge, theres no comparison to how much better the galaxy phones are especially the battery life
I’ll never buy an iPhone again its infuriating how poor the batteries are in all of them over a relatively short time
Thanks for the comment, Naz! Batteries can be hit or miss in my experience. The batteries that phones use all will lose a percentage of their original capacity as time passes on. So, 2 years after you own a phone, the battery that is in it may only be able to charge up to 80% of what its original capacity was. It also depends on the operating system running on the phone and how efficiently it’s using battery life. I’m glad you’ve had a good experience with your Samsung phones! I have as well.
You have explained it perfectly. Unfortunately Samsung doesn’t have a watch that even compares to the Apple Watch, and that is the dilemma for me. I got an iPhone and Apple Watch only to sell both and go back to my Samsung S7 edge. I wish the apple won’t watch would work on Android, then life would be technically perfect for me.
To add to your list the 2 things that drive me nuts about the iPhone versus android is the fact that apple in all it’s self proclaimed technical advances, doesn’t have a way to to close all the open windows, you have to do it one by one, android: click the button and select “close all” and the other thing is there is no back button. Thanks for letting me rant LOL
Hey Dragonvrod! I completely agree with your comment. Apple’s watches are much better than Samsung’s smart watches. They don’t even compare. I do wish that Samsung had a good watch to pair with a phone. I still don’t know why Apple doesn’t have a “close all” option for all open applications lol. I do love that Android has that option. The physical back button on Android phones is one of my favorite perks! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!
Who cares about a watch lol were talking about a phone ..something we actually NEED! We dont need a overpriced watch , that for people that like to look cool
This is millions dollar question which is better, Android or iPhone. Here you describe the whole matter very beautifully. I personally think that Android is way better than iPhone because of its features and user-friendly version.
Thanks for the comment!
Amazing…this just helped alot in my debate in Samsung VS Apple. You guys are the best.
Hi Rudra! Happy to hear this helped your debate in Samsung vs Apple 🙂
Wow,,,,,,I was thinking of going for the iPhone 7 but I think s7edge will be More better,,,,,,,,,,,, thanks for this
Thanks for the comment, Dandy! You’ll have to let me know how it goes.
i would not listen to this person android are so filled with bloatware and spyware that it drains you battery life it also slws the phone down to the point it can freeze easily I had android phones since they fist came out and they suck if you want to spend hundreds of dollars constantly replacing you battery be my guest my iphone has been great i have Iphone 10 now and it lasted me forever never had to replace the battery due to them having zero bloatware which does not drain my battery life. Yes it may be delicate and very expensive but way bettter then those poorly made androids. As tempting as their cheep phones are i am not going to buy any of them sorry android lovers but your phones are crap and this is my opinion.
Hi, Doug. Thanks for leaving a comment. You mention Android phones being filled with bloatware and spyware. First of all, no phones would ever come with spyware installed on the phone from factory default settings, so I’m not sure what you mean by that. As far as bloatware goes, that is completely determined by which carrier (if any) that you purchase your phone from. I just purchased a US factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10+, and it comes with absolutely no bloatware installed because it’s not tied to a carrier. Besides, some people enjoy the “bloatware” that comes on their phones. Verizon, for example, has a specific app for messages. Is that “bloatware”? That’s up to the user to decide.
Secondly, it sounds like you’ve only had experience with very cheap, poorly-made Android phones in the past. If you’ve played around with any of the latest flagship Android phones from the past few years such as the Galaxy S9, S10, or the Pixel 3, you’ll know that none of them are cheaply made and don’t have the issues you describe.
I have 2-year old android phone, which is not so fast now. So last week I switched to iPhone. I`m still trying to learn how to use iOS. I don`t feel it simple, not at all. There is not BACK button. There is not custom keybord and I must learn apple keyboard layout. Touch ID and passcode ID are required both sometimes. Some of my favourite apps do not exist in apple store, there are too much sign-ins for the same thing… and many more cons…
I don`t like iPhone. It is quite different and too minimal. It makes me confused. Also I don`t see any benefit with it, at all.
I guess, this is because I`m used to android since 2011. And I don`t feel like I want to waste my time learning something that makes my daily life harder. It is just too late to switch to iOS. And it does not worth the time and efforts…
Hi Dimitar, I appreciate you sharing your story. As with anything new, it does take time to get used to something. When I first bought my Macbook Pro, it took a few months of playing around with it before I started feeling comfortable with the new workflow. I’ve owned an Android phone for many years now and have always loved them.
Sorry, you’re article doesn’t cut it. Not everything is correct. I will give you some points such as customization and expanding memory, but Apple has much more.
1. Samsung service is absolutely garbage. Try getting something repaired under warranty. It’s a nightmare. Apple stands by their products.
2. Samsung phones become slow and shoddy after 1 month! Paying $900+ for something that will act like it’s 5 years old after a month isn’t worth it. These don’t happen to Apple. 3 years ago I bought my iPhone and it is as good as new.
3. Samsung specs may seem better, but when you’re really coming down to it, Apple is the best. The SoC used just demolishes anything android has. The cameras are better, the battery is better, and the iPhone completely destroyed the S9+ and the Note8 in benchmark tests.
Also, i don’t know when your just talking about Samsung or android phones in general. Such as when you said that Samsung has no user replaceable battery, but you go on to say that phones have a user replaceable battery. Some reasons are also user preferences, such as the google play store. I find the App Store to be much better than google play
Sorry mate but the article isn’t the best.
Hi Dent, thanks for the comment. I will reply to each of your points:
1. To say Samsung service is absolutely garbage is completely opinionated and not based on any fact. I had a absolutely terrible experience with Apple’s service on my Macbook Pro one time that made me never want to deal with them again. Everyone has their own experience.
2. Similar to number 1, saying that Samsung phones become slow and shoddy after 1 month again is 100% opinion-based, and not factual. I’ve owned my Samsung Galaxy S7 for over 2 years now, and it’s running fine. Again, everyone has different experiences with every device, whether it be an Android phone or an iPhone.
3. All opinion again… when the Google Pixel 2 was released, it had the highest rated camera on the market at the time (yes, even over iPhones). There are several newer Android phones that have come out that have higher rated cameras, batteries, etc than iPhones. You say that the iPhone “completely destroyed” other phones in benchmark tests. Perhaps in a few categories, but not in all categories. For example, many of the flagship Samsung phones have better multi-core processing benchmarks due to their octa-core processors. It all just depends on what category you’re looking at.
I appreciate your comment, though. Thanks for stopping by!
I really don’t know much about phones but I want to get a better one than I have, nothing to complicated though. I have been pointed to a Sony XZ Premium, what do you think about this phone. I want to get various apps, games, internet, maps, email….
Hi Ros, I unfortunately can’t tell you my opinion on the Sony XZ Premium as I have not looked into that phone. The carrier I use doesn’t provide that phone, so I’ve never heard any information about it. If you happened to get it, you’ll have to let me know how it is so far!
Apple always coming up with new features to excite customers like me. Because of that Apple has the largest market share regards to other smartphones. But new releases disappointing because of repetition of features and battery and other bugs. Hoping they will overcome in next model.
Hey Shafeeque! I agree, the repetition of features and other bugs has gotten frustrating. Perhaps the next model will be better. Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!
Thanks for a nice article. I always use Android so far with different models of Motorola and Samsung (phone + tablet). I bought couple of high end phones but all seems to have the same problem: right after 2 years of guarantee, they start to show problem and work really slow. After 3 to 4 years, they are really out of date and often stand by or turn off itself. The problem is that it is durable with, nothing breaks. It just doesn’t work! I don’t like to have many phones or changing phones like changing clothes. I use phone for work mostly and I got tired of all kinds of apps that Samsung offered (Samsung mail, calendar, stand, news, weather etc). I am now thinking of buying a new phone and consider Samsung Note 8 (with the S-pen) and Iphone 8 Plus. I have never used an Iphone before but I was impressed when hearing a feedback from friend who is using Iphone: “IT WORKS!”. Could you give me some advice? Thanks a lot and best regards.
Hi Zen! Thanks for the comment. All I can say is that ALL phones will slow down and become very hard to work with over time. That includes Android-based phones along with iPhones. I’ve owned many phones that all get slower after a few years. The phones start to get bogged down with unnecessary files, the internal hardware becomes out of date and isn’t able to keep up with some of the latest software, etc. So I would honestly just choose a phone that you like best, because they all will slow down eventually.
Well, iPhone has Face ID and Touch ID
To be honest I think iOS is more premium than Android, but as android is an open source people may love it.
Thanks for stopping by, Zain! I’m a fan of open source 🙂
I so agree with you Samsung is way better that apple
How didn’t it help? It helped me quite a lot actually
Glad to hear it helped, Shane!
Wow! Now I actually have something I can use to debate with an iPhone user about which is better. I really enjoyed this. In my opinion i think Android is better as well. You can get a better gaming experience from an Android than you can an iPhone.
ANDROID IS THE MASTER RACE
Thanks for the comment, Tony! Also, I’m glad this article gave you some talking pieces for debates with others. Healthy debates are a great thing!
Ive had the i4 i5 and the 6s. Love the ease of use but am sick and tired of the cloud. When i got the 6s the first thing i did was turn it off. Got a few apps took a few pics. Now my phone wont stop with the popups. Cloud usage 4.7 out of 5 used. Apple store signin seem set on auto repeat. More than 20 times a day. Not even getting new apps just constantly wants me to sign in. I have gotten bad apps from apple store. Had the phone less than a week. Got a flashlight app. Yes i had to download the app. I got a popup claiming my NEW phone was 80% infected from watching adult websites. Deleted the flashlight app. Problem was gone. Btw no adult stuff on it. Just bad app. Also hate the whole itunes thing. Used to have an lg many years ago and i could download my whole collection from my comp very easily. Miss the good ol days. When my 6s finally goes i dont think i will go the iphone route again. I just dred having to learn another system.
Hi Jason, a lot of that does sound very frustrating. I have used a few iPhones and iPads before, and I know how annoying some of the pop ups can be. If you don’t do it “Apple’s” way, then you’re wrong. So, Apple will insist you have an iCloud account, upload things to iCloud, etc etc and it’s just too persistent in my opinion. Let the user choose what they would like to do… yet another reason I like Android phones.
Really wanted to buy a phone recently…thought of buying the iphone x …. but now thought that maybe samsung s9 plus would be much better..thx
Thanks for the comment, Riya! I hope you are happy with whichever decision you made 🙂
I own an apple iPhone and I hate it seems like I get identity stolen every time I turn around. Never had that problem with an android phone! Apple wants you to pay for everything as well! As if you didn’t pay enough for the fricking phone they want more of your money!
Hi Willis, I agree that Apple already charges an insane amount for their phones ($999 for the iPhone X) – then to charge more for maintaining enough storage in your iCloud, switching to Apple Music if you have an Apple Watch (because Spotify doesn’t currently really work as of when this was written), and so many other things. Very frustrating!
Thanks for writing this article! My sister is an Apple fanatic and I finally have proof that Android is better. But there is 2 things that Apple has over Android, though. The first is that Apple has the iPod, like a phone but without cellular service, and iMessage, which is the only thing I missed when I switched from an iPhone 5 to an LG K20v. My friend has an iPod, so I had to use my iPod to text him instead. Also, Apple made Apple music for Android, so why can’t they port iMessage to Android? Am I right? So again thank you for writing this article!
Hey Charles! Thanks for the comment. Yes, iMessage is definitely Apple’s biggest advantage. If I were to write an article the other way around, iMessage would be one of the big advantages of Apple over Android.
l have had my Galaxy S5 for a few years and only replaced the battery once but l’m ready to upgrade…l wanted to know which was better
the iphone 8+ or the galaxy S8+ so l googled it
and found your article which l found to be very helpful. l have decided to stay with Samsung!
Do you have any suggestions as to which carrier would be best to go with? How do you feel about non-contract phones? Realy enjoyed reading some of the replys also! Thankyou!
Hi Lynda! Thanks for the comment. I honestly don’t have any personal suggestions on which carrier would be best. I honestly believe that all has to do with which part of the country you live in. Certain carriers have stronger signals in different areas. I would ask any friends or family in the area 🙂
I’ve used android phones for years, but I got an iPhone. Best decision ever.
Shelf Life is much better with iPhones than Samsung, using a 3 year old phone and it runs like new with some easy diy mantinence
The True Tone display is truly wonderful on the iPad and iPhone X, much easier to see in lights environments compared to other phones
AirDrop, Message, And mail work flawlessly. Not once have I had a problem
The chip on the IPhone X is far superior to the Oreo chip on Samsung
Camera. One of the most powerful I’ve seen. High quality 4K video with high end editing makes it a breeze.
I do agree that some specs of Samsung, such as the dust and water restitant and wireless charging are better. But in the long run iPhone saves you more money.
I’ve never used an Apple phone. My Nexus 6 has gotten slower and buggier with every software update. It is now maddeningly slow, frequently freezes and also likes to spontaneously turn itself off even when it’s showing 40% battery. Battery life is laughable.
I have heard that phone manufacturers are slow in updating the Android OS, I read that only 18% of Android phones are running Nougat.
I totally agree that Android has thousands of customization options, but if I change things around, I don’t know that it would improve anything. I don’t have the time or inclination to spend time playing around with so many customization options. And I do worry about downloading malware. I read that a phony WhatsApp version was downloaded 1 million times before it was removed. I’m not as confident as you that I’d spot a malware app in the Play Store.
That said, my wife loves her LG G4. And I can’t imagine life without a back button.
Hey JerseyGuy, thanks for the comment! A few things to comment on: First of all, there are a number of phones that will get slower and begin acting up as they get older. Battery life will degrade on every single phone no matter what – that’s just how batteries work. After batteries go through enough “cycles”, they can only retain a certain percentage of their original capacity. It is true that a small percentage of Android phones are running the latest software (Oreo), but that is because of carriers, not because of Google (Android). Also, the back button on my Android is one of my favorite things as well. I would definitely agree!
if you want a phone with all the latest and greatest for the next two years, go for the Google pixel 2 which has a guarantees to be updated to the newest Android software for the next 2 years minimum. not to mention if Google comes out with anything new and exciting, they will roll it out to the pixel phones first so you can be the first to have something that none of your friends can have yet.
Hey Peter! Yeah, the Pixel 2 is another very solid choice when it comes to Android phones. Since Google are the ones behind the Android code, Pixel owners will get the latest and greatest software first which is always nice!
Really appreciate this article. I’ve been debating whether to switch to an android phone and I am looking into articles that will help me make a decision. Apple has done two major things in my history as a customer with them that have severely affected my trust. The first was many years ago when they released an update that they new would essentially destroy my iPhone functionality. When I went to the store the representative feigned confusion about the problem and swept it under the rug by first looking up my account and discovering that yaaayy! I was eligible for an upgrade. I could get the latest iPhone right then and there. I was so disgusted but I had no other option. I was furious with them for a long time. The second thing was When they recently admitted that they have been deliberately slowing down the performance of older model iPhones so that customers would by the latest phones coming out. So I said they’re up to the same antics and something tells me that won’t change. And I’m tired of going into debt every time i need a new phone. So now I’m off to research android. I am very excited about it! LOL. Thank you!!!
Hey Amy! All it takes is one really bad experience in order for a customer to leave a company based on something they did! I’m sorry to hear about your frustrations with Apple. I have had plenty of frustrations with Apple myself in the past, and is one of the main reasons I stay loyal to Android phones now. Also, I agree that it was ridiculous when Apple admitted that they purposely slowed down older phones so people would upgrade. So immoral. Good luck in your Android search! 🙂
Except of course that Apple never did slow down iPhones to make people upgrade. But that’s just boring facts, right? Feel free to back up your claims to the contrary.
“The apology comes after Apple admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE – when their batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge – to prevent abrupt shutdowns.”
In other words: change your old battery for a new one and you will see improved voltages. That’s physics, and is mentioned in the article.
Hi PG, I’m a bit confused. The article you linked mentions several times that Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones. I agree that lithium ion batteries will slowly lose a percentage of their original capacity – that is a known fact. It’s nice to see that Apple “made up for” slowing down iPhones by lowering the price of battery replacement to a sensible number of $29. Take any Android phone with a removable battery, and you can buy a new battery for around $20 and replace it in 10 seconds. It’s insane to think that Apple normally charges $79 to replace a battery. However, that’s the Apple “premium” you pay for 😉
Honestly, I think those three buttons are what makes using android phones way easier.
Like in an iPhone, u can’t go back to the previous page, u can’t multitask on 1 screen.
There’s not even a button in the iPhone X now wth. Plus, u can both use fingerprint and facial recognition on Samsung s8 while u can only use face ID on iPhone X
I have used both iphone and android. Now I love to use android just because of external sd card and more efficient data (for example: facebook app is just only 50MB in android but in iphone it boasted to 100MB).
Hi Agung, I agree. Being able to use an external SD card on some Android phones is a huge advantage and is cost-effective whereas Apple charges way too much to upgrade the internal storage. Thanks for stopping in!
Hi I was wondering about iPhone 7 because I’m want to buy one and I have a Samsung Galaxy j7 Prime now I was wondering if there is a better deal or something but I’d like to try out and iOS.
Hi Trinity, I would check with whoever your carrier is to see any phone specials they currently have going on. Usually carriers have some good specials over the holidays!
I have been using Iphones for the last 10 years or so and have always enjoyed using them. My main complaint is the limited durability. After two years the updates will turn your $600-$1000 phone into a frustratingly slow brick. Should I expect an android phone to do better in that regard? I’m considering a Galaxy or a (android based) blackberry.
Hi Dub! I feel like many phones slow down over time – they just get bogged down and the battery loses a chunk of its original capacity which makes the phone need to be charged more often. However, just like a computer, you could always backup either an Android or an iPhone and “reset” it back to factory defaults which usually helps speed things up again. Also, if you do go the Android route, I would definitely suggest a Galaxy phone over a Blackberry. Hardly anyone owns any Blackberries these days and support/help will be harder to come by.
I have been an iphone & android user. I used my iphone 7 top end model for 7 months & then sold it off. Below I will list a number of CONS in using iphones
1. Apps in ios are not as feature rich as compared to Android. E.g VLC, MX player, keepass, lastpass, youtube, whatsapp, etc… Even important popular apps are not feature rich(most featured are missing) in ios, this us due to Apple’s own restricted API.
2. People still complain that Android apps are buggy & laggy. This is something definitely a propaganda fanboy comment. I have used both & I can tell without being a fanboy that crash rates of apps in ios is higher than in android. Also most apps are laggy in ios when compared to android. Only gaming & video editing apps are faster in ios due to beastly apple processor but in every other cases there is high crash rates in apps even though they do the most basic tasks. This is not 2012 when Android was still not mature. Now Android is the most mature & stable system. All those app related complaints are not valid anymore. Now apps in android look far more beautiful than in ios.
3. Apple’s app store is primitive, it is something like Google Play store in 2009 when it was called “google market”. Even searching reviews in Apple’s app store is pain in ass.
4. No quick charge. Even though battery is small it takes near to 2 hrs to charge completely.
5. All apple phones still have single sim but battery can’t even last a day even at moderate use. Most android phones are dual Sims today & still they can manage through a day easily.
6. Can’t clear all apps in background. You have to swipe one by one which is painful. This is no brainer for android users
7. No back button. Back button is very useful if you watch youtube videos in youtube app
8. Iphones are bulkier & heavier. Even almost at the same price point android phones are far lighter with extra features like expandable storage, extra sims, headphone jack, nfc , wifi direct, water proof, etc…
9. Apple ios upgrades are as worse as android upgrades. As explained earlier this is not the year 2011-12, so people should stop complaining related to older android issues. All those have been sorted out. Now all decent companies like asus, oneplus, Samsung, Moto, xiaomi, google pixel, lenovo, etc… are providing guaranteed 3 year upgrade program. My 3 year old asus android phone is still getting upgrades & security patches. I also have one plus 3t(released with marshmallow ) I am on latest stock android firmware i.e OREO.
I have also seen buggy upgrades in both ios & android. Here I can say it is tie for both ios & android.
10. Retina display is now retro, if you look carefully full hd videos look pixelated even on highend iphones. Most android phones in same of less price range offer a good screen resolution with dpi even closer to 600.
11. Not a good value for money. Most people use iphone only as a status symbol. We humans think that quality comes with a price but this is not true for apple. You won’t be getting any quality in Apple iphones. When it comes to Apple there is a mass propaganda to promote its products because apple is really good in marketing.
There are many other irritating cons which made me to sell my iphone & finally switch to Android.
Just want to make things clear, I am not an Android or Apple fanboy & I use both products , I love my macbook air more than windows laptop because of trackpad & lightweight.
Thanks for the great comment! You make a lot of really good points. I agree that Android has matured very nicely and the latest version is fully-featured and stable. It is true that you get a lot “less” of a phone for the money considering some of the specs in some Android phones these days, and yet they are still cheaper than the iPhone X. The back button on Android is one of my favorite things. In fact, I almost made that one of my top 10 reasons in my article as to why an Android phone is better than an iPhone – it’s that nice. Anyway, I really appreciate the insightful comment. Thanks again!
Nice article. Very informative. I 100% agree with you. Have had a s7 edge for 6 months and love it.
Plus with android phones you can connect to pc via usb and transfer files over. With iOS that iCloud bullshit.
Samsung over Apple any day.
Hi Akii! Glad to hear you’re loving your S7 edge – same phone as me right now. It’s been wonderful. Also, I agree… the ability to connect to PC via USB and see your whole file directory is a huge advantage over iPhones. Thanks for stopping in!
Wonderful post. Very informative and logical without any prejudice. Loved it.
Btw I am currently using Note 3 and have been an Android user since years. Thinking of buying a new phone. Never used an i phone but considering on trying one. Although i am sceptical. What would you suggest would be better between iphone 6 and samsung C9?
Hi Liz! I would probably suggest a Samsung Galaxy S7 instead rather than the C9. The Galaxy S7 is a lot better than the iPhone 6. However, the Galaxy S8 is currently out (will be more pricey than the S7), and the Galaxy S9 will be released probably early 2018. If it were me, I would suggest the Samsung S7 over the iPhone 6, or the Samsung S8 over an iPhone 8.
iOS is easier to use because it limits what you can actually do and the flexibility in how you can do it. To be realistic, not having a feature makes it “harder” to do the operation, not easier to use. thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for stopping in priya!
Elijah, I think many rational people would 100% disagree with YOUR comments. How could you convince yourself that your iPhone is more personal, when it’s the same stuff you bought off the shelf? And why compare a $1000 iPhone quality to a cheap $50 Android sold on eBay, while there is Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, LG, Nexus, Pixel and even Nokia? It’s not logical. You’re a good example of an iFan, and it should be flattered.
Androids has more choice into it and expandable storage and Android could take over Apple soon when Android has enough money because iPhones only sold over 500 million but Android it been sold over 2 million androids
Hi David, it’s a bit confusing because when you’re talking about “Android has enough money”… Android isn’t a company, just the software running on the phones. There are many, many companies who create phones that run on Android, so it doesn’t make sense to say “Android could take over Apple” because Android is a software and Apple is a company 🙂 Just FYI
iPhones might be considered easier to use because there is just the one button (and NONE with latest iPhone), whereas the 3 Android buttons require a learning curve, and those 3 buttons sometimes are along different sides of the device so you have to LOOK for them! Ahh! Android is for geeks, who like to tinker with settings and options AND IS AN END IN ITSELF but which create an entire dimension of pointless complexity that doesn’t exist with iPhones, which makes iPhones inherently more appealing to younger and older users in particular, technophobes, and to everyone else.
Thanks for the comment, Steve! I disagree that the “buttons” on an Android phone make an Android phone harder to use. The buttons don’t really do a whole lot anyway… the ones on my Galaxy S7 Edge are a Home button (which every iPhone has except for the iPhone X now), a side button to wake/sleep the screen and turn on/off the phone, and also volume buttons. That’s it. I believe you just have a lot more customization options and can do more things with Android software compared to iOS. iOS is built for simplicity and user friendliness which is always appealing to many people. So I would say that it’s the software that makes an Android phone “complex” if that’s what you want to call it.. and doesn’t have anything to do with the physical buttons on the phone.
I really loved this it helped me with my debate (Android is better than Apple thanks ill give this website a shout out! Thanks was really helpful.
Same I needed to do a debate for the class this helped me humongously ……… Thanks AGAIN this site is fantastic, terrific……..Steve by the way most people don’t know how to handle a phone without a button or that sucks………………Conclusion Android wins
Thanks a lot for the kind words, Emily! Glad this post helped you out 🙂
How old are you? Do you even know about technology? Can you be more specific about what android and iPhone you were using?
IPhone is better than android did you not know that Samsung and androids has lag issues while iPhone doesn’t lack that much I played Minecraft with my friend and used android she my friend uses iPhone and he spawned so many mobs and my android lags so bad while his iPhone did not lag at all and one thing of android users maybe you just lack money to buy iPhone and then hate iPhone cause you can’t buy it and pretending that android is better but in you you actually like iPhone (BTW I’m not a hater
hi…love ur blog and specs…what can you say about the google pixel phone…??!
Hi George! Thanks for the comment. What are you wondering about the Google Pixel? I haven’t played around with one yet, but I have several friends who own one. They seem to love them!
I do not hate Apple or think they have bad products, but I do think they are over priced and most the people commenting against android are spoiled 12 year olds who have their parents buy their phones, or they bought an apple phone because it was more popular INSTEAD of going out and searching all the phones and comparing how good they were, because if you do tha, I can garauntee that you will end up with an android as the best one. Apple is very good, and that is why it is popular, but if you search harder and compare then you can find an even better android.
Thanks for your comment, Rebekah!
But some people don’t want to search! They just want a device they already know!
You forgot rooting vs.
jailbreaking and how you can completely change your Android OS and bootloader. Also how you can install third party apks and apps while apple doesn’t unless you jailbreak it.
That’s true as well! Thanks for the feedback, Jordan.
I have to agree that iPhones are easier to use. I use iPhones on the past. Nevertheless, my last 3 phones use the Android operating system, Why did I change. Because as a human being, I like to have choices, not someone telling me what I can or can’t do, or trying to collect money from me everytime that I want to do something. Being an Apple user in the past, left me with a bad perception of a good product in the hands of a company trying to make a killing on the end user. That’s the main reason, I prefer to give my business to the underdog, feeling free to make my own choices, good or bad. Thanks for all your good comments.
First of all I would like to ask why you are comparing apples with bananas ( iPhones vs Andriod) Andriod is software, apples iPhones are… well …hardware. So if you wish to compare iOS vs Andriod be my guest. Furthermore the comparison should be labeled apple vs everything else. As you refer to multiple devices that uses the android OS. Don’t use simple minded logical that “bigger” is “better”. Just cause a car has a 6ltr engine won’t necessarily mean it’s faster than a 3ltr (C63 AMG va M3) Don’t fool people … be factual with your articles. Apple does more with its hardware overall as opposed to specialized areas like android devices, App Store? Please google play is a joke with most of its apps requesting unnecessary rights to your info and bombard you with ads. With freedom comes a price, your data. All I see from this article is where you assume its better based by the pamphlet you read. How informed are you with this article exactly?
Hi Sam, thanks for your comment. First of all, if you read the title of the blog post, I’m comparing Android-powered phones vs. iPhones which are both… hardware. Last time I checked, as a blog owner, I’m able to title a blog post whatever I please. If you read about any benchmark tests in the real world, you’ll see that Android-powered phones (more specifically a flagship phone from Samsung like the Galaxy S8, for example) easily beat iPhones in speed tests for multi-threaded tasks. Those are tasks the phone runs that uses multiple cores of the phone’s CPU. iPhones do generally perform better with single-threaded tasks, but there is hardly a noticeable difference in the real world unless you’re running all sorts of intensive tasks one after another which isn’t how users use phones. There are other things to keep in mind, though, such as the fact that a phone like the Galaxy S8 has a Quad HD screen and the GPU of the phone has to push 4x the amount of pixels than an iPhone would, which naturally slows the phone down more. However, users also get one of the most beautiful screens on the market with their phone, so there are always trade-offs here and there.
I’m confused about what part of my article isn’t “factual”? Just because you have an opinion one way doesn’t make something not factual. Also, have you ever developed an Android app before? If you haven’t (which I’m guessing you clearly have not), you’ll figure out real quick that you have to request certain permissions in the code you’re writing for the app in order to gain access to certain pieces of the phone. Android apps from the Google Play Store request the same exact type of permissions as an Apple App Store app would. None of it is “unnecessary” as you claimed. I know both Android apps and iOS apps that bombard you with ads… that’s the choice of the developer of the app and has literally nothing to do with Android vs iOS.
How informed are you with your response exactly?
I agree I have many phone a two iPhone cause one broke so only one now but I have androids to and I have more androids over apple why bigger more choices and bigger selections on cases and phone layout I totally agree battery life is equal but I love all my devices but android most likely is the best cause there just more choices
Thanks for your comment, Ria!
As an Apple user myself, I strongly agree with some of the points you make, but I still don’t think the pros about Apple are included in this. The iPhone got a fingerprint scanner on the 5s, the the next Samsung got one. The famous, “Shot on iPhone” was shortly taken by Samsung as “Captued on Galaxy __” 3-D Touch is a amazing feature on the iPhone that is almost like magic. Apple also does not have some extreme commercials that directly aim at Thebes competition. This has happened less, but in old ones, they are so common that there are sometimes errors. For example, a Galaxy Tab commercial compared it to the iPad Air, when, if you looked closer, it was actually an iPad 3rd or 4th generation.
Again, some of these facts are very true and helpful, but maybe acknowledging the other side could help people understand more.
Thanks for your insight, Aidan! I actually hope to create an article in the future highlighting the advantages of iPhones over Android phones. Hopefully an article like that would help people understand both sides better!
iPhone still kills in this area. I agree. That was by far the worst argument. For years Android devices have had better technical hardware, but because of the less fragmentation, or variety, is why iPhones have always been the fastest. I don’t see it changing soon either.
Or maybe the fact that a phone like the Samsung S7 has a Quad HD screen and the GPU has to push 2-4x more pixels than other iPhones which uses up a lot of the phone’s resources. There are so many factors that go into how fast or slow a phone runs rather than just internal hardware. Also, multi-threaded actions on an Android phone blow iPhones out of the water. iPhones are just good at pushing single-threaded tasks quicker. Appreciate the comment!
I totally disagree with this. A couple of years ago i used to buy android phones but whenever i filled the memory or RAM the phones stucks damn so much that i have to pull out the battery and re-insert. ( I am not talking about too old android phones i experience this in s5 and note 3) the Samsung’s most sold devices. Anyways an iPhone is mch better than a creepy android phone. The main problem with android is it keep uses the device storage by itself and keeps the misc files which i never copied or downloaded. And the background apps keep using ram idk why is 4gb of ram in a phone. I mean where is that 4gb of ram is using? Uuff.. i have 100,000 text messages in my iPhone 6 (not 7), 50000+ pictures,and i use it all the day but it never lags or hangs i never have to restart it. Apple can do anything. I feel safe with iPhone, i know my data is backedup itunes icloud. Where android has only customizations nothiny else. A specs like more than a gaming pc but nothing. I bet you guys if its Samsung galaxy s8 plus i copy my all msgs the messages app will not open (i have tested this with s7edge)
Sooo… iPhone hats off to you.
Why in the world do you have 100,000 text messages and 50,000+ pictures on a phone?? Have you heard of cloud storage? Put it on the cloud and get it off your phone, that’s craziness. Also, having that many text messages and pictures on your phone has nothing to do with RAM, it affects your physical internal memory. Also, Android phones offer all sorts of cloud storage just like iCloud, so there’s no advantage for Apple there.
Hi,i’m iPhone User had iPhone 4 owned 5 now have iPhone 6+,i’m really satisfied with iOS but Apple is not anymore being the best as it should have been,For Example Samsung S8/S8+ the best feature i admire alot is the Irish Scanner i mean how the F**K did Samsung do that,Thats IMPROVEMENT,where as apple on iPhone 7 had made it water resistant & dust proof whoa THATS IMPROVEMENT,I dont care about the benchmarks or processor,Both iOS & Android are trying their best for best resolution speed & ect….We need new technologies & i give that to Samsung even though im Apple Fan
No Steve Job = iPhone Fails :/
Apple User its time to accept the fact that Android is ahead of Apple,no matter how much u argue……
Btw nice topics & point u wrote agreed with wt even u just mentioned above keep it up 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Syed! I appreciate it 🙂
First of all apple has apple pay.NOW android just started samsung pay/android pay.
Apple is really a better product they make macbooks (Laptop)
The phones are also alot thinner I have android but am moving on to a apple
I have used both iphones and Androids. Both have their own advantages and Disadvantages. But in many ways Android rules. I used a Samsung S3 before. I own a iphone SE now and want to switch back to Samsung. Thinking of getting a Samsung S7 Edge. I hope Samsung is going to launch S8 soon. Do you think S8 is a worthy upgrade to S7?
Great article. Cheers:)
The Samsung S8 is out! It definitely has a lot of nice upgrades over the S7 🙂 Up to you! Due to my contract with my cell provider, I am planning to wait for the S9 to upgrade from my S7. Can’t wait!
Hi, I agree with most, but I am still thinking that in overall iphone is still better somehow. I always have had a samsung galaxy(twice a s2 and now a s5) and I want to upgrade, and I am seriously thinking about upgrading to an iphone 7. Although I see that on paper the Samsung is better my husband never has any problems with his iphone(had a 3g/4 and now 5s). I have (had) different problems with my phones, for example suddenly not able to open pictures or videos that I have taken with my phone(never figured that one out ) or my screen fluckering when low battery and low screen levels(which I thought was fixed but is not) and other things I can’t remember, and some games are not even possible to play on other devices than apple, like dragon story, farm story and the like which I can play on my ipad mini or my husbands iphone 5s. The thing is my husband never has any of these problems which you do get with android(and a better privacy protection with apple)But it is a difficult choice as I do like the google store and other options.
Years ago I had an iPod and an iTunes account. IPod was stolen and I was told I could transfer my purchased music to my 7edge (Samsung). Is that possible??? Is there a similar Android app that has the variety of music that iTunes has currently???
Hi Marc, I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing if you own that music that was in iTunes and you have access to those files, it could be ported over onto a Samsung device. I would just do a Google search, I’m sure there’s plenty out there for that! I actually use Spotify Premium for my music, so I don’t really “own” any music per se.
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Great! How are you? 🙂
There are many iSheeps here who would disagree with this article because they just can’t stand the fact that their NEW OVER-PRICED products can’t Stand up against Android for much..I honestly agree with it 100%
(APPLE ROCKS) TIMES CHANGE BABY…
Ok the MP is the size of the photo not the quality…..What about the aperture,ISO,Exposure,Low light Performance…..Android wins hands down.
TAKE THE S7 FOR EXAMPLE. …IT HAS 12MP DUAL PIXEL SENSOR, THAT HAS A LIGHTNING FAST AUTO FOCUS AND AMAZING (BETTER THAT I7) LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE..NOT TO MENTION THE APERTURE 1.7 AGAINST THE 1.8 IN THE IPHONE EVEN THOUGH S7 IS HALF A YEAR OLD. Go search Youtube….. If u argue…. Talking about Processors, A9 is a beast, I agree but the Exynos 88xx and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is no Joke Either…. Qualcomm made the words first 5G Soc. Talking of that it’s way better than the latest A10 Fusion Chip…..It has gigabit class download Speed…And it’s the First Ever 10Nm Chip in the world…..So telling that Appe chips are better that their Android Counterpart seems like a joke.. (I know a lot about Soc’s)(The Soc I am talking about is announced but not released…It’s the Snapdragon835x…Will be available on the S8)…So Apple Used to Rock but Times change so do Companies…..
iphone users are not fools. I’ve owned nothing but android phones since I started using smartphones, though I can say I way prefer my ipod over my samsung. In my opinion Android is shit, no updates to software, unfriendly, or I should say unsatisfying user interface. The look and feel of android is kinda disgusting when compared to in my opinion a superior operating system which is iOS. Ios is beautiful in every way, and since it’s perfect, there really isn’t any need to customize the way the home screen looks and operates. The only thing people should really say android has that ios doesn’t is free will to download any file from the internet, which an iphone can also do the same thing, if you download a place to save it to like a file manager. There is no advantage by choosing android really, ios offers the same things and does a better job. Only thing android has going for it is budget cell phones that have poor hardware and a maximum of 8GB storage. Oh yea, also there is no option available that makes the system treat the SD card storage as System storage, so you can’t move apps over to SD entirely, just their data.
I’m a bit confused by your comment, as you did nothing but bash on Android phones based on personal opionions and clearly have your mind made up on which platform you perform – yet you said you’ve owned nothing but Android phones since you started using smartphones. Why do you keep buying/owning Android phones if you hate everything about Android phones so much? If you think Apple’s user interface is beautiful and clearly the best, you obviously haven’t used a custom launcher like Nova launcher on an Android phone before. You said “iOS is beautiful in every way, and since it’s perfect, there really isn’t any need to customize the way the home screen looks and operates”. Different people have different opinions (as you made very clear with your own opinions), and some people might like to customize how their home screen looks to make it their own. Why not give users the option to customize it if they would like? That’s why Android’s customization options reign supreme. Your last line where you said “also there is no option available that makes the system treat the SD card storage as System storage, so you can’t move apps over to SD entirely, just their data” – that’s completely false. My current Galaxy S7 Edge, right when I set it up and put in an SD card, it asked if I would like to use the SD card as System storage. Make sure your points are valid before posting.
Man that was a lot of reading! I have read this amazing detailed article and all of its comments. The way you completely demolished any negative or misinformed person on the matter I say Sir was very entertaining! The way you cut them down to size with facts was awesome!
I currently own an IPhone 6 Plus and have owned the 2g, 3gs, and the 4s. Literally have always owned an iPhone. Most of the time for tweaking purposes have been jail broken. However in the recent years it has been getting harder to do and seeming pointless to do so. The jailbreak community isn’t what it used to be. Tweaks are getting harder to get, coders have left, and updates very rarely come up etc. I mention this because most of the tweaks are ones easily obtain on an android without a Jailbreak so why fight when you don’t have too. I’m just so torn I own a iPhone leaning towards an android after reading this article and I’m unsure what to do.
My wife and I are in the market for new phones just can’t make up my mind on which route to take. Here are my worries.
Will it be as quick and as fluent as my iPhone? If so would it be a big difference?
What’s the game community like on the google play store? Any better than the App Store?
Do games run slower?
How often does the newer androids crash or over heat?
I really do appreciate this very informative article. Just wish it would help me decide on whether I stay iPhone user or try something new and go android thx! ?
Thanks for the comment. I’ll try to answer your questions as best as I can. If you take the latest iPhone (the iPhone 7) and the latest flagship Android phones (Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, etc), real-world tests will show some differences between the phones, yes. However, in regular day-to-day use of the phones, it’s something that I personally don’t think you’d notice. Now, if you got an under-powered Android phone that didn’t have very high specs, it would be noticeably slower, yes. But there are so many good flagship Android phones out there right now, you can’t go wrong really.
I honestly can’t comment on how the game communities vary between the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store – I haven’t really played too many games on my Android. I’m sure games would all run just fine. I have just seen that some games can LOAD a bit slower initially, but I don’t think the game itself would run slow as long as the processor/graphics in the phone can run the game.
I personally have never had an Android phone of mine overheat, and have never had any major problems with the flagship Android phones I’ve owned.
Hopefully that helps. If you have anymore questions, just let me know. Thanks!
The iphone is not user friendly. There is no provision for exporting your contacts to a cvs file or to microsoft outlook. I needed to send bulk sms to my contacts about a recent death in my family but couldn’t find a way to do so without doing it manually from my iphone 6.
With windows phone dying I have to pick an android or iPhone. That’s how I ended up here. Without a doubt windows interface since windows 8 is better than both android or iPhone. Windows phone failed for different reasons.
I looked at android phones a couple years ago. It sucked. I only saw a cluttered screen with every possible color in the world jammed in the home screen. I used briefly a couple android tablets. Felt like junk. IPhone I used superficially. Interface was better than android.
This article’s first reason is choices, choices and choices. And that reason itself killed android from my list. Who said too many choices is a good thing. Every choice is a set of varied parameters that needs to be weighed in before making a decision. A single choice that has been used, tested and established by a large number of user base over years seems like a better deal to me. IPhone did that. People don’t grow fans out of thin air. There has to be stuff backing it.
Hardware is always ahead of software in recent years. Meaning software doesn’t utilize full potential of hardware in most cases and hardware remains unutilized. So powerful hardware isn’t a lucrative thing in phones. Software that works consistently, gets updated frequently and has clean user interface is all that matters.
I am yet to test both phones but I am leaning towards IPhone. And I have never used an apple or android product ever. Only DOS and windows since 1992.
To each their own – but thanks for your insight! I have not been overly impressed with Android tablets – however I haven’t used one in the past 2 years so I don’t know how far they’ve come. I do use an iPad at work and really enjoy it.
It was a great article the most annoying thing iphone users come up with is “It just works” Android you can make your phone as simple or technical as you wish. I use Nova Launcher on my LG G4 but have the option of going back to the basic LG Home and Easy Home interfaces, a removeable battery and have just purchased a 128gb SD card for £22
And as for security didn’t a Russian scientist at Cambridge crack the iPhone 7 for about £80 ?
I absolutely love the Nova Launcher! Yes, I agree it’s very nice to be able to switch to whichever launcher you want very quickly. Removeable battery is always great, along with expandable memory 🙂 Thanks for the comment Gordon!
Android destroys apple. PERIOD.
Motorola droid>s3> note 3> note 4, Samsung 10 tab…big Android fan! The Swype keyboard is a must. I’ve gotten so used to it I can barely tap type any more. I’m a note taker but I lose all those bits of paper, never my phone. I also love how I can view, edit, share excel sheets on my phone & switch between pc very easily. Doodling & drawing on my Android tablet is great as well. God bless wacom. Back button is great too. I’ve used friends’ iPhones & forever try to use the non-existent back button. One feature of iPhones that I found interesting was the ability to make calls over WiFi. I travel a lot & there’s places in PA where service is just unavailable & I asked how the locals deal w/ it I was told that iPhone users can make calls that way, no extra app needed or anything (at least that’s how it was explained to me). Is this a real thing? Thanks for the article.
Wi-Fi calling has been a thing for some time now. I haven’t ever used it, but I know there are some phone companies out there that offer it for both Android and iPhones. Anyway, thanks for the comment!
Apple’s developer fee is also $119.00, whereas Google’s is only $25. This was as of January 2016.
Although all this wants to make me change my perspective on the iPhone, I’m sorry, I can’t. iPhone is a lot more awesome and sleek than any android. Anyway, good piece, really informative.
Agree with that 100%. iPhone is much better over all.
Chapeau for the outstanding article! I must say, yours is probably the best comparison article I have ever come across. I’ve been going through several and most of the time any article dominating either android or apple phones (or products) is a hater towards the other, so this quite rational explanation (being in my opinion quite unbiased since you do emphasize on both pros and cons of the two) was really a pleasant read!
Thank you for your detailed info regarding the two systems and I must say although I have never owned an apple phone myself I do quite agree with all your points, being from experience of seeing my friends using the iPhone. Where I come from, Apple users are usually ‘considered’ rich (not really, but just a label) as obviously apple products cost more especially when taking into account certain apps, additional specified customized devices and such.
Many of my friends changed to using the iPhone during the past few years, and most are just following the ‘Apple is the best’ trend. Another thing I realized about these iPhone users is that as soon as Apple announce a new launch, everyone goes crazy to upgrade their phones! Personally for me, I don’t get why one should keep buying a new phone just to be upgraded and even when the system is more or less the same AND their current phones are still in good condition.
Just to give a rough idea of what sort of person I am, I once owned a Samsung Galaxy Wonder and I used it for more than 3 years until the battery was practically bloated. The system crashed a lot and the lag is terrible, but I honestly loved it. While it required an extraordinary amount of patience to deal with in my point of view there was no reason to change to a new phone as it’s still functioning, albeit rather badly. This being said, I never understood the hype of why Apple users seem to always want to buy new products as soon as they launch. Even the newly converted android-to-apple users seem to join in the craze.
I am currently using a Samsung Note 3 (bought in 2014) and I find that this phone absolutely lovely. With the multitasking ability (at that point was rather new), large screen, great camera resolution and ability to write notes by hand, for me it totally overruled the then newest iPhone. I love how I am able to customize my phone to my liking which in my opinion helped me prioritize the things I want to be able to see and use (via widgets and shortcuts) which is a lacking feature in iPhone. I also hesitated to get an iPhone due to it’s personalized lightning cable as you have mentioned. I live among android users and the idea of forgetting my charging cable and suffering for the rest of the day is why I prefer the universal android charging cable.
Even so, many people including my boyfriend are trying to persuade me to get an iPhone. That is how i got here. And I really thank you again for your excellent article for giving me the basic insight regarding the difference of the two. I am now considering buying the iPhone 7 for myself and I might even change my current phone to the Galaxy S7 Edge simply to get a first-hand experience.
I agree with your points, but I really dont think either one is inherently better than the other. I have personally had both and switched back and forth constantly. I find that android, while the customization options are SOOO much better and widgets are amazing, i find that if you dwell into the settings everything gets very cluttered if you arent a 100% techie and Google tries to shove all of its software down your throat and I end up having to turn of every google now software feature and disable all of the google apps except the play store. I find that apple has the much better app store and its an overall very simple experience. I love the big screen of most android phones and how cheap you can get some big screened phones, but as someone who wants a simple streamlined experience, im going to stick with apple, for now.
Thank you for your insight, Mason!
Very good article outlining differences between apple and Android. I myself have been a long time iPhone user, but I recently switched to a Samsung s7 and will never go back. The only problem I have with this article is that it says the Samsung s7 has an IR blaster as a feature, which it does not have. Sad because I thought this would be handy if I lose the remote and want to use my TV without tearing through the living room looking for it.
Hey Hunter, thanks for the comment! I’m happy to hear you’ve enjoyed your switch over the Samsung S7 from an iPhone. Also, great catch on the IR blaster detail! I have updated the article to reflect that change. I agree, I wish the S7 had an IR blaster like the Galaxy S5 has… it definitely comes in handy.
I do appreciate the information you gave me is I am not a high-tech person either. I’ve had my second Android phone 3 years now. I do like it very much it’s a Galaxy S4. And I wish I could just keep it because I like it and not have to buy a new phone. I’ve been having some issues with it lately. It keeps shutting itself ,so I turn it back on, and it keepsturning itself back off again. If I leave it off a couple hours I can turn it back on and it will stay on and I can use it again. I went to two different Verizon stores that you said the same thing the software can’t keep up. The gentleman at the second store said that this will start to happen after a few years with an Android phone. The software cannot keep up with all the new updates. When I asked about an iPhone he said that iPhones lasts for years and years they don’t have that problem with the software that Androids do. I really don’t like having to buy another phone in two or three years. They are very expensive. I do like what smartphones offer , I use it a lot.
I thought about switching to the iPhone. I understand that you have to buy most things for an iPhone. Don’t like that part, because I have a lot of music on my droid. And I like being able to download CDs on my Droid without having to pay for it all over again. So I am debating about what to do. Any info any advice you offer is appreciated. THANKS.
Hi Kathy! The S4 is not a bad phone at all – it’s just become pretty outdated because it was released back in 2013. Software is CONSTANTLY updating, and unfortunately a lot of older phones can’t keep up with it. In fact, eventually, the older phones won’t even support the newer software that comes out and they are stuck with outdated software. That’s just how it goes, though. Although you are seeing that problem with your S4, iPhones will suffer from that same problem as well. For example, iOS 10 is out now for iPhones, and if someone has an iPhone 4S or older, they cannot get iOS 10 on their device. So I wouldn’t say it’s either an Android or iOS problem, it’s the fact that older phones in general eventually can’t support the newest software. Hopefully that info helps!
For a non-tech person would it be better to buy somewhat lower end phones, either brand, but buy a new phone more often? Like, buy the most up-to-date phone more often, since today’s low end phones can do more than yesterday’s high-end phones? (since you get “more” tech for less and less $ as time goes on)? Excluding that Apple no longer gives a headphone jack . . . .
p.s. don’t know whether to use a smiley or tragic emoji here. very sad to see the David that freed us from MicroSoft’s Goliath tyranny go SO down the tubes. people forget that era, if they are even old enough to have experienced it all all! Apple and Jobs were the underdog and apparently Apple is the underdog again or on the way to it . . . ok, I’ve decided: 🙁
The pro to android with customizations and lauchers is good because you can change the look of your phone to the way you like. One huge negative aspect of this however is that NONE of the lauchers for android and customizations actually look good. iOS on the otherhand looks amazing…just a big note take a look at Xiaomi they make an android phone that looks exactly like iOS WHY? because iOS just looks and functions WAY better so yea android can customize and you can configure the way you want things but why would you do it if it just looks plain ugly? iOS hands down is superior.
And one big thing about the hardward. This article is like alot of ignorant fanboy android users they think on paper android devices outshine iphones however in real life tests iphones out perform android just take a look at speed tests where users lauch cpu intensive games iphone launches way quicker. Check out also geek bench test scores iphone 7 plus way better scores than your samsung s7 edge and pixel xl phones. So I would just get the facts checked out straight first before you post about hardware. Sure on paper android looks great however REAL LIFE tests they fail.
If you look at some of the screenshots I have on this article, one of the side by side screenshots is using the Nova launcher for Android. It’s absolutely beautiful. I would take that look 105 times out of 100 times over iOS. So I’m not exactly sure what you mean by none of the launchers on Android look good… have you played with any? At least with Android you can customize whatever launcher you want.
As far as real life speed tests, etc. – does the iPhone open some things quicker? Yes. I’ve seen some of the real life tests. Is your average user going to care that when you open 12 full blown games in a row on a phone, that the iPhone opens them (in total) a few seconds faster than an Android? No. Because no user opens that many full blown games back to back. They just do those tests for benchmarks. Also, keep in mind the phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 have Quad HD screens, so the GPU has to push about 4 times the pixels than the iPhone is pushing. Much better picture quality and beautiful screens compared to iPhones.
Yep apple is much better because i use apple 6s and its good for the battery life even though u dont charge it for whole day and i am an android user before android is not cool always drain my battery even though i am not using it my s4 and s5 and i believe they recall the s7 edge and note 7 because of the battery problem unlike the apple 6s and they can’t virus it and it has security account which android phone not have and the quality of the camera is nice so i switch to ios 10 😀
Hey, I really like the way you have detailed all the pros of Android 🙂 NOT ALL WEBSITES give such a detailed view on this subject. But, please make an article regarding the pros of Apple. I really want to know the limitations of both the platforms.
Hey Ashwin! Thanks for your comment. I actually do plan on eventually coming out with an article stating the pros of iPhones over Androids. Thanks for the suggestion!
Qmobile E16 is the best :p
Blackberry is the best 😉
Haha Blackberry all the way 😉
Great Article ???
Another feature is;Android can run emulators and now even PS2 emulation is being tested..!!
(which means NFS MW Black edition,GTA VCS,etc games on Android!?)
But Apple is still limitizing its features and does not support even GB,PSP emulation…!!
Apple is just selling its brand name…if apple doesnt add new features in its upcoming phones,people would still buy it because its not about the “value for money” point for which most of the people care about, its the”fashion of buying pricey things” or “fame” for which they care about….!
Thanks for your comment Ahsan!
I have to say i have use both of android and ios (ipod, iphone, ipad2, ipad mini).
I totally agree with this article that you can get more customization on android.
Some will feel that iphone is faster than android. It is true if u compare a500-600 dollar iphone with the mid-range android or the bad high-range android( i mean it is a bad optimization software like Z2 in the price range).
Now i use OnePlus3, and compare to iphone6s i think it’s great value choice. But if u compare to IP7, i think the 399$ cannot beat 649$ for sure but u have to think that is the 250$ add on is worth paying?
Ps apologize for my bad english, as it is not my native language.
Anyways I’m sending this from iPad Mini2 😉
Thanks for your comment! I don’t think your English was bad, good job 🙂 I appreciate the insight!
i have been apple since the very first phone , now with no headphone jack they can get stuffed . so i purchased a samsung S7 edge and guess what … 3 hours later and i STILL can’t get my contacts across. I’m SEETHING !!!!! apple can go and get stuffed at the highest level. i will not EVER return to an iPhone. not that they care but they eventually will when all wake up. bunch of friging jerks !
I have no idea why Apple got rid of the headphone jack. It baffles me. “Courage” they say….
Even i cant download torrents in iPhone……..!Android is always greater than IOS
So much more freedom with Android!
Great and very true article. I find it a mistake that you compared the s6 plus to the s7 edge instead of the s6, that made apple look better than they are… even though it still made them look bad lol. The s6 has a horrible 1750 mAh and the edge has 3600. Even the iPhone 7 will only have 1950, and the 7 plus about 2900. Theyre finally behind and will stay behind forever now (in all aspects). It’s just that their sheepish followers will never see that the grass is way greener over here with Samsung.
I really would love to see you test out the Iphone 7 and show how it’s still way behind the s7 edge!
I will be updated some information in my article soon about the iPhone 7 that was just released. When I was live streaming the Apple event where they announced the iPhone 7, I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the things Apple decided to do. Getting rid of the headphone jack, for instance, was a major mistake.
Actually android is better than iphone because you cannot even access files and android is customizable non like iphone that depends on the ios for me that sucks and you cannot even expand the storage non like android and just to access files on iphone we need a computer non like android we can just access the files directly, we all know that android is cheaper than iphone but you cannot get these futures on an iphone
If you have to insult iPhone user that tells me who the fool really is. It’s all about choices!
This is well written to someone who is an Apple hater or a person who’s used iOS exclusively and therefore ignorant to the facts, but not for anyone using both phones in the real world. I am one of those 2 phone people, who separated my personal phone from my work phone because one day I will part with my company and have to turn my phone in. I have a Galaxy S6 with 128GB SDXC card and a 128 GB iPhone 6 Plus, and can use Android and iOS equally well.
There are a few things about Android phones that I love. The AMOLED screen is better, but not significantly. The iPhone will be there in a few years but you shouldn’t want it to go there anyway; there will be a world-wide shortage of components available once that happens.
Widgets are also much better with Android. They just work better. BUT, short of those 2 minor things, the user experience is waaaaayyyy better on iOS. The layout is better, notifications are better, apps are better, memory management is much better, it is faster, and battery life is better. You folks who look at spec. sheets are really missing the point, which is performance. Be happy with your Android device if you want to sit on the side of specs, but you have an inferior device.
Thanks for the reply Tom! I would have to say that I love the screen on my Galaxy S7 Edge WAY better than the screen on the iPhone 6S Plus. The screen is way more crisp, has beautiful, bold colors, and a much higher resolution whereas the iPhone’s screen looks washed out much of the time and is not nearly as crisp looking.
I would agree, widgets are bounds better on Android than iOS – widgets are very poor in iOS. I would have to disagree that notifications are better in iOS. Android’s notifications are much, much better in my opinion and always have been. However, yes memory management is better in iOS based on benchmarks I’ve seen.
Anyway, I appreciate the comment, it’s always nice hearing other points of view! Thanks Tom.
Thanks for the helpful info on androids! I’ve been thinking about getting an android, this made me decide to get one. I really need a multitasking phone and android looks like it’ll do the trick! 🙂
You are welcome! I hope you enjoy whatever Android phone you end up getting 🙂
Very useful information. This makes iPhone users jealous. And Can you please write an article about the best android phone brands?
Thanks for the comment! There are a number of good companies out there that make great phones that run Android. Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, etc. It just depends on what all you want in a phone, and how much you’re willing to spend.
You are making the assumption that iPhone users are greedy & fool? How did you come up with that thought, greedy? Though you may disagree with their choice tey like their device it pleases them, not any different than you choosing your phone device of choices.
Also, explain the scarcity of up to date applications and lack of applications. Years ago the Mac did not have all the apps Windows did, but that is now not an issue. Within any OS there are OS specific app one will not find on another OS. Here is a thought, it is the app manufacture that determines if they will write the app not the phone vender. Be aware that many software vendors are putting their apps online being used in a browser, vendors such as Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, the list goes on, thus their apps are browser based not OS based.
Also, calling folks a fool does not have you come across too good. Name calling is a child’s game. By the way it is spelled iPhone, and check your grammar.
I love that you cite the specs of the Galaxy phones and show the “far superior” specs and ram amounts, yet within android you have garbage collecting associated with Java. Android’s garbage collectors work best when Android apps have 4 to 8 times as much memory as is actually needed in order to perform the garbage collection process. Once you stop having that amount of free memory available, performance starts suffering. Just look at the Note 7 being destroyed by real life speed tests with a phone that was put out by Apple almost a year prior. I currently have an iPhone 6S Plus and a Samsung S7 edge. I like both phones very much, however my iPhone always performs better, gets updated faster, resells for a lot more money when I decide to sell it, etc.
The phone I use for personal use is a Galaxy S7 Edge, but I also use an iPhone 6S Plus for testing along with a number of different phones. I think they both perform very well. It is unfortunate that Android updates take so long to push out because of the carriers. It’s not Android’s fault for that, though. Thanks for your input!
I don’t really think that “copying” makes a winner or a loser. You’re really laying on the melodrama thick with the imitation comment. If something is good, then use it. Incorporate it, make it worth the while. Blatant plagiarism is one thing, but features? Dunno.
You also didn’t really do a solid comparison the other way Huawei force touch? Plethora of physical designs, boot up, etc.
So where you begin with your disclaimer… It sorta loses a lot of merit when you say things like that.
The hardware comparison seemed a bit odd to. I’m more interested in benchmarks. Can you do some research into that? I disagree with your software comment. You can throw hundreds of gigs of ram into hardware, if the software is sloppy no amount of hardware will save it. I think solid benchmark testing is going to be what really determines this. Boot up times, stress multi tasking, run loads, etc. Hardware is cool…. But it’s like saying “hell yeah I got the brand new GTR…. Oh no I don’t really know how to drive stick though, kinda grinding my gears.” If you aren’t using it right, then the best isn’t going to save you.
I did think there were some solid points though on the universal connector. All in all a decent opinion column, but it felt like it lacked in objectivity and facts.
Thanks for your comment! Although I agree that “copying” neither determines a winner or loser necessarily, I do think that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If Apple is copying features from Android phones, those companies must be doing something right. Not to mention the countless court cases that have gone back and forth between Apple and other companies such as Samsung.
I did initially write this post about 2 years ago, so the whole thing with force touch I don’t believe was a thing which is why I hadn’t made comments about that. As far as the disclaimer goes, I was in the process of phasing that out and getting rid of links, and that is out of there now 🙂
I would like to do some more research with benchmark numbers. I have looked briefly at benchmark numbers in the past. I know as far as multitasking goes, Android phones really reign supreme with their 4 and 8-core processors. However, single threaded tasks seem to be quicker on iPhones. Definitely agree that you can throw 200 GB of RAM into a phone and it won’t do anything if not used correctly, but I do like that many of the flagship Android phones now include 4 GB of RAM if needed and many of them run cheaper than iPhones. You just get a lot more hardware for less money when you buy an Android phone (in general, not always).
I’m glad you agree with the universal connector. Anyway, thanks again for your comments!
Thanks so much for creating this article! So many of friends are android haters, but they haven’t even tried it out.
You are welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I agree with the stats you posted here.But what about the fact that android allocates a maximum ram of 48 MB per app where as IOS can provide 170-180 MB per its applications? Infact there is no clear memory limitation in IOS. May be that is the reason IOS apps are far ahead when it comes to quality and performance? That will explain the benchmark results despite the fact that android devices have a better configuration on paper.What is the point of having huge configuration values when apps cannot utilize the same? Also dont forget the fact that to get an app in the app store the strict approval process takes about 2 weeks where as play store has no approval process at all.
its like no one wants to hear this .. . i am at a loss
This article shows that how much you hate apple for doing so good in market. I suggest you to accept the fact instead of blaming others.
It shows how much I hate Apple for doing so good in the market? You mean the market where Android’s market share is at over 70% and Apple is at 23%? Yeah, about that…
iphone is for vanity. u can do anything with more freedom in android. u can install custom OS if u want. not like iphone to pay heavily to live in that prison. why would i pay 60k Rs instead in same price i would buy a bike with good mileage.
we get good android phone in 20k ..a flagship model with rich features and powerful processor. honestly i dont see anything new or different in iphone which android dont keep.
nokia n70 from years ago holds memory card and has working bluetooth
iphone 6 plus doesnt have these feutures ….android takes the win
iphone should be sold as a low end phone as thats what it is ….how can anyone say its a smart phone when its not …..i laugh when people say wow i have new iphone …i say turn your bluetooth on and let me send you this video i just took or photo …oh they cant then i laugh 🙂 and as for people saying android can get viruses from bluetooth please let meknow if you or anyone knows anyone who has ever got a virus on android and i be shocked /;///i use my android for torrents soometimes and never had one yet
i bought 4s and thn 5s and mac pro.when i bought it was good but later thy become night mare.my 5s display is broken i bought it in usa now i am in india.i went to apple store and thy say no thy won,t repair.you have to send it back to usa for repair i talk to them they said apple dont own service shop in india all are authorized they can have own rule and when i talk to usa they said its apple warranty terms i said i am not talking about warranty i can pay but they said no its rule they just put these terms under warranty not under service so be aware guys before you buy i phone many terms no one know.and if still you are buying best of luck.by the way if any1 thinking i m lying i have chat .
Definitely sounds like a hassle!
Good morning all
I had Andriod phones , most of my family are apple
I am using Apple now
But looking at going back to Andriod
Samsung phones are great but the one I’m looking at is the P9 from Hauwei
I just want a phone with a great camera
Thanks for your insight!
I used Samsung S4 previously. Last year switched to iPhone 6+. iPhone sucks really in many ways. Like storing any documents. To attach something to your email you have to get it from cloud or some shit. After compromising, it sucks to get phone call. Just goes to voicemail. I thought T mobile network is bad. When I tried my sim in Motorola I was getting calls. Since I wasted 800+ bucks on this iPhone, it is difficult to get rid. I switched to Verizon now. But it just goes to voicemail sometimes..
In Android’s dream Apple is much better than Android
Excellent article…I too live in a multi-device world, with merry mix up of Apple, PC and Android. One of my big beefs with Apple is longevity. Whether it’s my iPad, iPhone or iPod, by the time my Apple device enters the 3rd generation beyond what I have, the current iOS pretty much turns the device into molasses (unless I jail-break it). And then I’m forced to upgrade and buy new. I’ve always had the feeling that this is marketing ploy by Apple to force the upgrade issue. Anyway, I don’t run into the same thing with my Android devices. As long as the hardware is capable, the zip is still there after a couple/three years.
For example, my iPhone 4S sucks wind. Until the iOS evolved above and beyond it’s capabilities, the 4S still functioned adequately. You can’t say that about the Galaxy S2, even though the release date was roughly the same. Sure, hardware is everything, but the operating system can make it into a retard.
I have felt that as well. As I mentioned in my article, I use an iPad at work. I was using an iPad 4 at work, but that quickly has become “old”. It still works fine, but people are constantly updating their apple phones and tablets. Even Verizon has teamed up with Apple to offer their customers to get a new phone every year that they release a new one. What happened to just keeping your phone for at least a couple years? Thanks for the comment!
Androids still have zip after 3 years because they typically DON’T get updates. Fragmentation my friends. A third of Android users are running software that is multiple years old. My friend has a Droid Mini running 4.4. Her phone is zippy because it’s running 4.4. If she rooted and installed Marshmallow, or Nougat for that matter, I can hardly imagine her phone would be “Speedy Gonzalez”.
That being said, yea, after a few years, a phone running software released 3 years after its production date will not run as fast as if it kept its original software.
Approx. 90% of iPhone users are running the latest version of iOS with access to the same features as everyone else. We don’t have to wait for a manufacturer and then a carrier to “approve” updates to gain additional functionality.
ALL of that being said, I purchased a Moto G4 Plus to experiment with alongside my iPhone 6s Plus and the main reason I couldn’t switch is a lack of apps I use on my iPhone being available on the play store. Marshmallow and Nougat are FANTASTIC in my opinion. I just wish ALL Android users got to enjoy these released without bloatware and “tedious to use” UI’s like Touch Wiz and HTC Sense. I appreciate all of the features Google has packed into the latest Android release.
Funny enough, it looks more iOS like and Apple is carefully trying to become more open about things. As time goes on I think we will see the differences between these two OS’s even smaller.
Great article overall by the way!
Hey there, thanks a lot for the detailed comment! I do think it’s a huge disadvantage that Android updates are so delayed getting out to phones. It’s too bad, because Marshmallow (which I only got a few months ago) has been out for a while and Android Nougat is out already now, and I won’t be able to enjoy it on my phone for a while (if I wait for a carrier approved update to come through). I do think that Marshmallow and Nougat are fantastic. I’ve seen some previews of Nougat – pretty excited! Yes, the bloatware and weird UIs that are slapped on top of stock Android can get in the way for some people. Some people dig them, some don’t.
I would also agree that it seems that Apple is trying to become more open about things. Features they’ve opened up such as the option to add a third-party keyboard and other things like that have been examples in the past showing that. Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed the article and thanks again for your comment!
I am an apple user. I probably won’t be switching to androids anytime soon. However, I will give props where it is due. Even I will admit that androids are better than iPhones. Awesome article!
You are androidest and you will become android if you don’t learn love the android
I have opportunity and need to use two phones simultaneously. So I use an iPhone 6 Plus and a galaxy note 5. My observations-
Android allows very useful customisation ..not just some fancy change in colors and layouts. For example I can have a widget showing scrollable list of all tasks for next week or my gmail inbox or whole month view of my calendar right on my home screen. I can start composing a what’s app message to my close friend with one click. Even now when apple says it’s got widgets that’s nowhere near as good as android.
What about smart dialling in android? Start punching letters on dialling pad and android comes out with matching names or numbers n I can call straightaway. Android had this since ages and iPhone can’t do it even now. I don’t agree with iPhone camera supremacy. In my recent tour I used my note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus for similar pics. When zoomed in n saw on my MacBook, note 4 always had better details in pics. What about voice dialling and searching web? Siri doesn’t get me right half of the time. Google gets it right most of the times. What about back button and ability to close all background apps in one click! Google maps r better than Apple maps n feels better on android
But I agree iPhone is better in many areas – software updates r available to all iPhones fast. In android it’s not consistent. Apps are somewhat better and some good apps don’t have android equivalents like Drafts… Textexpander…Omnifocus etc. But I see that android is more imaginative n creative and brings out more innovations
Great observations! Thanks for adding to the conversation.
Ok so I have a galaxy s5 aswell and I never knew my phone was this awesomazing. Thx for the facts because now I can hold my ground against android haters.Im gonna share this cause it’s the smartest thing I have ever heard.So many people think apple is the best because it’s more famous but now I can prove them wrong in soooo many catergories
After looking at speed tests I think it is not good to say that Android phones have better CPUs and have more RAM, because in practice even while having less RAM and slower CPU, iPhone works much faster than any Android phone. It loads apps faster, can handle milion apps turned on in the background and it won’t slow down at all. What about Android phones. Three or four apps are running and the phone starts slowing down lagging. For the fact that Android is an universal system for many brands, it can not be as light as iOS made just for one brand. That’s why 2gb RAM dual core iPhone can beat 4gb ram octa core Android smartphones which isn’t a good thing to be proud of.
totally agree! how is this being overlook ? lol
Hello, I’m writing a critical review of this article because i think it is very helpful to my paper and i would like to know who the actual author of this post is.
I totally agree with this article!! Hardware skyrockets Android off the charts and leaves Apple in the dust. And honestly, I would rather be an individual with a unique phone than be “one with the crowd” with an iPhone. Although I am an iPhone user, I absolutely love the android layout and customization.
Thanks for the comment!
Compare S6 photos vs inferiorPhone 6 photos and you’ll see which is better
You know nothing about phones, typical iPhone sheep.
YES! That’s why we’re here, some of us. Cause we know nothing about phones and want to use our time studying something other than the phone itself. We want to study, do business, create, and accomplish w/o distraction of the phone making life difficult for us, as my low end androids have done, btw. No one has mentioned that if you buy an Apple you can apparently take lessons the store; and – if you can’t figure out your problem from online help – PHYSICALLY go to the store and have them UN-eff it up for you, if you’ve somehow managed to make a mess of your phone. I went to Target, where I bought the android phoneS (the first of which turned out to have NO SD card nor capabilities – NONE!) and got bad advice (“give up, it won’t work”). But it looks like true productivity requires the investment of self-education TIME – how-to-use-your-phone study time. So it looks like I’m leaning toward Android – if for nothing else than the ability to take notes in one window while looking at another. Can you really not do that at all in an iPhone? Thanks for a great article. p.s. I’m thinking, after all that blather, that it’s useless to try and avoid spending a ton of time learning about whatever phone. So you might as well get the payoff of Android advantages if you’re going to have to spend/waste all that time on self-educating about phones. Thanks so much for making it seem a little less impossible. I have some hope . .
Thanks for the comment! Glad my article helped somewhat make up your mind 😉
Apple and samsung have their fights and all. But please gold samsung? The last thing i want to hear is samsung making a different brand like ” i mango 6 ” or other fruit crap like that! Not a total hater but i do agree on the durability.
Thanks for the comment Katy!
Hi, I’ve been an iPhone user since the launch of iPhone 4, then bought 5s and now 6. I knew little about android phones, so iOS was a king for me, because it took care of all my personal things. But I’ve read your article and known more about android and its benefit. Thanks for that. I’ve bought a Galaxy S6 after reading this article. I’ve been using it for months now. I accept everything about android over iOS. But what I felt is, android got many things than ios but iPhone is the only phone that has only useful things.
You know I’ve even encountered a few bugs on my Galaxy S6 after some weeks of purchase, even a ‘hang’ situation, slow interface. Anyway I am a first time android user and I picked up the best android phone in the market to check it out. I’m telling again, every points you mentioned in your articles is correct. So what I got is iPhone is more personal. It makes me feel like it is my personal assistant or something. Everything from our health to schedule to the smooth interface without any lags, I prefer iPhone in many cases.
I think iPhone too has some small customization like moving the icons and all. After all, for a guy like me, I repeat, a guy like me, don’t need all that customization. Apple thinks for the customers’ easiness. No where should they get difficult in doing something with their phone.
But with every android phones, it will start lagging after some months. And I can’t accept you saying ‘copying’ from android like the health and widgets unless it is officially patented. Ok, I’m not judging anything more. I use my iPhone 6 more than I use my S6 (only for showing off to my friends). For me, after using these two phones, Apple is the only company that thinks for the easiness of people. I’ve completely avoided my iPhone for some months to check the S6 but I saw more professionalism in iPhone.
Thanks for your detailed response Mohammed! There are definitely customizations here and there on various phones that some users might really like, and some users might not use at all. iPhones are definitely smooth all around. I’ve used a number of iPads the past 3 years, and that’s something I noticed. Definitely an advantage for the Apple side of things there.
This article is way better than the apple article, you said android was your favourite in opinion instead of stating it as fact, also the other one just seemed really obnoxious, like, yeah we know you think apple is best but no need to shove in our face why it’s better
Hey Zac! I have to admit I laughed when I read your comment. Yeah the article I referred to about why Apple is better than Android was very poorly stated in my opinion which is the reason I wrote this article. I appreciate the feedback!
Really useful for my english essay 🙂
Glad it helped! 🙂
I am writing a report on ios vs android at school and this has helped a ton.
I am a HUGE apple hater and this has lots of great info.
I was just wondering if you can give any info to cite this source.
Hey Jayden. Glad to hear it helped you out! I’m a little confused on what you mean by “any info to cite this source”. Are you just wondering how you could cite this article in a school report?
There is one major difference I saw when I changed the phone to Iphone from android. call log history. It basically creates a new log for each “new” call ( incoming/outgoing) and logs all the history to that record, be it calling, messaging, missed, incoming, outgoing. I just dont have to save a not so important number, but when I get a call from that same number 6 months later, Its easy to recollect the conversations. I miss that so much and that is probably why I am going to change it back to Android. Another one is the swype type keyboard, Its addictive once you get used to it. I phone’s keyboard auto correct works really great, but the swype style of android is too good and perfect for touch screens
Interesting observation, thanks for sharing! I would also have to agree with the Swype text – it’s very nice once you get used to it.
not much to say so lemme keep it simple Android eats apple
iPhone is king of smartphone. No android can match its quality. Great hardware with simple software. iPhone will kill android in future.
Love androids way better than iphones have had two iphones but were not all that great and plus some apple chargers get destroyed to easily so android over iphone anyday
Pls help me when I ask this one question: I have always had an android phone, but I am so impressed with the “FaceTime” capability that the apple has I will have to say that I am tempted to try the iPhone. BUT after reading your Blog regarding Android / iPhone, I am really hesitant. ONE point that I will have to say is this, I am a stay at home mom and therefore I use my laptop for any and all things related to the Web. So would it be worth it to try the iPhone for my reason of originally wanting to change – FaceTime.
FaceTime is an interesting topic to bring up. I’ve only used it maybe a couple of times with my Macbook Pro that I own. It’s nice! I would agree that it’s nice that anyone who has an iPhone is in that “niche” and can use FaceTime very easily. Although you could download Skype or something of the sort for your phone and if your friends and family have Skype on their phones, that’s similar. It may not be as great of an experience or as convenient overall, but it’s up to you to decide if that one feature is worth switching or not!
Finally..somebody that make sense..i had a note 4(the exynos version) before and an iphone 6 plus. I sold my note 4 out of disappointment, idk how to say it but i agree with that guy who said you feel cluttered with your android. Less i care about stupid quadcore nor exynos. Its the experience that really matters. IOS is the real buttery smooth in all areas
East went nwrth south android ok is best n will be the best. .. Talk to my hands apple blahh blahh blahh. . Eat that. 18 mp camera n 8 mp camera. . That’s 10 mp difference.. Much cleaner.clear and bigger in size. Boo. Apple cost double of android with 50%less memory ram n features
Lol, I’ve never seen an Android phone with a virus, security isn’t that big of a deal, especially when it comes to phones. If only Android phones didn’t come with pre-installed shit apps, I had to uninstall quite a few apps on the first day I got my phone, but it’s just prefrence. I also like how an android phone can be used as a storage device and how I can also run pirated shit on my phone. Apple is only after the money, Android is providing a great platform for developers, the rate at which iOS is developing is nothing compared to Android, iOS is like a baby when it comes to droids… I’m from South Africa, biblical prophecies are happen exactly when it was they would happen
Omg I totally agree…I have been using an android phone since the droids came out…well on my service plan I had an option to upgrade and I did..and I decided to get the iPhone 6plus…because like so many others we have been fooled into thinking iPhones were the best…and let me tell you I do not like it at all..I see why droids are call smart phone because they are just so much smarter…I hate the back button on iPhone..so use to the easy back button on droid…I hate the keyboard..I went to download a file only to find out there isn’t a download folder nor a file folder…WHAT!!!! So I have to download a third party app just to get my files..no music folder as on my android any music I downloaded automatically went to my music folder…so of course all around the storage on the iPhone is ridiculous…I will be going back to droid…I can hardly wait sheesh
I love the physical back button on an Android phone as well! That was going to be one of my reasons listed in the blog post, but I decided against it. But, definitely an advantage in my opinion being able to hit a physical back button rather than doing all your navigating through on-screen arrows like on an iPhone.
I kinda agree but the android is more of a PC rather than an xbox since PCs offer more freedom than consoles. But then again, the initial price of a PC is like that of the iPad Pro in its release.
I agree that androids had the superior hardware. They had better specs, customization and less limits. However, these are the reasons why I still prefer the iOS over the Android OS
A.) The iPhone 6 takes half of ram to do things that the s5 does (and sometimes it does it even better since androids had the nasty habit of crashing new apps)
B.) ios appstore is relatively safer compared to play store
C.) iPhones are much more user friendly
D.) iPhone’s capabalities doesnt deteriorate over time. A good example of this is the iPhone 4 which can still run heavy apps such as mortal kombat x and world of tanks blitz
F.) Its much more reliable and it runs smoother than the Android
Also, androids gets viruses and bloatware. iPhone barely gets these issues. Expandable stowage may be a good thing but its also a bad thing since you can’t install apps on the SD unless you root your droid. Also, a lot of lower end phones these days rely on the SD for more stowage. Its one of the things that annoys me about lower end droids since you’re dependent on the SD card. Also, one of the things that I notice about the app stores on both phones is that the Google play store is filled with more scam apps, bloatware, apps with viruses and crappy games. Same goes to the iOS about the crappy games but hey at least the iOS doesn’t get viruses since apple verifies and checks the apps before they release it to the market.
In my conclusion, the android may get more power, more designs and offer much more freedom but it won’t do one thing right: reliability. The iOS has always been the king when it comes to reliability, stability and overall usability. Yes, I like the features and the freedom that android phones offer. But it wont do what the iOS does best.
(*note: both phones are good don’t get me wrong. I’m open minded to replies (and yes even hateful ones) Feel free to add your opinion)
Great blog TheCrambler. I really agree with what you said. Me, the reason I prefer Android over iPhone is because I like transferring music, videos, epub, pdf, etc. from my pc to my Android phone. I just copy/paste the files. That’s hard to do with iPhone. You have to use iTunes to transfer files from pc to iPhone. And I find iTunes not very user friendly.
That’s another very good point. Transferring files and things is just simple with an Android phone… Apple doesn’t do well with showing the user the whole file system and being able to easily transfer files from A to B.
100% True! I’ve seen some comparisons between the Galaxy S6 Edge+, and iPhone 6S+, and the only advantage there was for the iPhone was the speed… barely. I’d rather have an OS that had more freedom, and endless possibilities, than having my apps open 0.0264 seconds faster.
I would have to agree with that. For single-threaded tasks on iPhones, they tend to have a slight speed advantage. However, anything that requires multi-tasking tends to be much quicker on an Android phone that has a processor with multiple cores. That being said, I would much rather all the advantages of an Android phone such as the Samsung Galaxy over an iPhone.
Absolutely…I don’t see why people who own iPhone act like they have the best! I mean I for one would never accept the latest even as a gift. if i do, i would sell it and buy Samsung instead :)) thanks by the way…greetings from Iran.
Glad to hear your thoughts! Iran, huh? That’s great to see this post getting traffic from all over the world 🙂
Yes I do own all next gen consoles, yet I stuck with the he Xbox one just because it was fun, it’s like the android of consoles, it’s more open and free, whereas the playstation is more like iOS, very closed and protective
The whole reason I prefer Samsung is because, along with all of your points, Samsung isn’t so protective of their phones, they allow you to make your own mistakes, but give you softwares ( like cm security ) to learn from your mistakes and understand the whole concept of android. Where as iPhone is its own software, mean ing it’s harder to hack and get viruses, but that’s where it bores me.
Also, do you think you’d do a Xbox one vs ps4? I would love to read that, I am a Xbox kid my self
That’s a good question! Maybe I’ll write a blog post on that. I’m an Xbox guy myself as well… I owned a Playstation 2, but then bought an Xbox 360 when those came out and have just stuck to Xbox since then.
You should try PS4, its GOLD
Yes there are some leaked photos, but by the looks of it seems to be the same design as the s6, and yes that’s rather Annoying as I have I thing the 34gb but I have about 15 left and have barley used any of the space which is really Annoying
Yeah it’s a great improvement, and when you get the chance definitely upgrade to the s6, although they kind of copied Apple a little bit, they pulled it off a lot better, I am annoyed however I don’t know if you can take the back of due to it being glass like a iPhone 4s, but will figure it out soon, thank you for replying
Btw the s6 is quite pricey, it’s around £650 🙂
I might actually wait and see what the Galaxy S7 has to offer before I upgrade. I do have a friend that has the S6 and he loves it. However, yes, there are a few things Samsung did that were frustrating… such as taking away the external SD card slot to be able to expand your memory, and yes you cannot take the back off to access your battery anymore unfortunately. I’m sure it’s still a fantastic phone, though.
Hiya, I much agree with this blog, Apple may do a couple of things better, yet android, as Kevin said, is a more free, open phone which can give you the satisfaction of being able to be free on your own phone. I recently got a Samsung galaxy s6 for Christmas and love it, before that I had a iPhone 5s which in my opinion, was boring. The thumb sensor never worked correctly, the display was horrid and I was basically in a prison in my phone which angered me to the full extent. However, I do own a iPad Air, and I believe this to be much better than a Samsung tablet, but in the phone department android does topple iPhone over. Btw I absolutely loved this blog, it’s really in depth and I love the facts you pulled out, fantastic!!
Thanks for commenting! I’m glad to hear you like your Samsung Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 5S that you used to have… I haven’t heard much feedback from owners of the Galaxy S6 because I currently own the S5, so it’s good to hear some positive feedback. I am also with you on the tablet comment, though. I use an iPad Air 2 right now, and I would much prefer using this iPad over an Android tablet. Funny how that works. But hey, I really appreciate the compliment and glad to hear you enjoy the blog. Thanks for stopping by.
I know this is old, however… Android puts apple in the weeds. I’m tired of being restricted by limitations of Apple. On my android device I can download directly from the web pretty much any and all zip files. You can’t do that with an apple device. Android = freedom… Apple = We make all your decisions for you
Thanks for the comment Kevin! That’s a good way of putting it. Apple likes to create the boundaries and define what each of their users gets to do or not do with their phone… and you have to be within their “ecosystem” once you get Apple devices meaning that only Apple devices will work with other Apple devices rather than working with a bunch of different platforms. It can be very frustrating.
What “Freedom” are you referring to? None of your data/ activities are secure or private as it is a well known fact that your activities on an android phone can easily be shared with companies.
Also, the data and content in any apple phone is secure and can never be shared without your permission & Apple is playing a major role in fighting with the Fed around the security of the content around their devices.
Tell that to celebrities that get their icloud photos leaked…
This is what i was looking for to support my choice that i dont want an IPHONE :$
Pls coment both phone life, Android 2 years but I phone 5 to lifr
Your Logic and language style are awesome Salute
I also agree with you 100% Android is great in many differant ways on many differant phones but like when you said that android is a software and hardware is what makes the phone fast, bright, innovative, etc, I beleive that the way most Android phones beautiful mix hardware and software is what makes most of them great. Im not going to lie that Apple does have things that they do better than Android, but in my opinion, Android phones (more specificly Samsung) are most favorable to me and many other people that Iv’e heard of from Youtube and or Websites. Thank you for greatly describing some of the more apparent reasons that Android is more favorable amongst many others.
I really like this article! My after school club in school actually had a debate on which is better. I used this article to help back me up in my point of view. I’m going to get a phone soon and I’m waiting to see your iPhone article. thanks!
Hey Lee! Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment. It’s always good when you can use some info to back your arguing points, and I’m glad my article helped!
I know. My whole family has has apple. Only my parents, brothers, and sisters are smart enough to have an s5 and s6. Androids eats apples
Living in a house of Apple lovers (shivers) it is terrible.
Fantastic article, I agree with all of your points. I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S5. I have had many different phones in the past (I lose phones a lot) but never an iPhone which I am proud of.
I live with my parents who are both iPhone lovers. Now I can show them this to show why Android rules over iPhone 😉
Thanks James! I still own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and am more than happy with it. Looking into the Galaxy S7 which should be getting announced within a week or so. I’m constantly surrounded by iPhone lovers too, it’s okay 🙂
Excellent discourses on the apple android diferences i have struggled to get clarity on this subject call me a big fan of this column and i will be looking for more
Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it! There will definitely be more to come, so keep your eyes peeled.
I have been using very cheap Andriods for the last couple years, and I must agree with you. I believe that they are by far better values, considering I bought a nice LG phone for under a $100, and it matches the speed of my iPad Air, and it’s multi tasking features help me more that just double tapping the home button to switch apps. I really enjoyed your article, but I must say that the App Store has more available apps, and android doesn’t usually get them for a few weeks, but otherwise I completely agree about the specs, the operating system, etc.(I do however prefer a Apple’s fingerprint scanner since it is more reliable than s5(NOT S6)
Thanks for the reply! I’m glad you agree with many of the points made. I would certainly agree with you about how Apple’s fingerprint scanner is much more reliable than the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner. I’ve used both and really enjoy Apple’s fingerprint scanner. If I ever wrote a blog post highlighting Apple’s advantages over Android phones, that would be one of them.
Since I am writing a blog, let me tell everyone this:
The so called Quad-Co processors of SnapDragon in Android, they use this technique called big.LITTLE technology where all these Cores (which is four here ) are NOT EQUAL to handle the tasks. While the LITTLE cores use less power, they drain the battery less(hence the better battery in androids) but at the same time, they make the process SLOWER. The big cores use more power when they perform a task but uses more battery. Hence if you play a game in android, your battery will drain like sand out of your palms but it’s not the case in iPhone. The A8( A9 now ) is a very balanced processor and although it’s architecture is not so modern, it accompanies more transistors and take up less space and Apple doesn’t follow this bigLITTLE concept, so , all the tasks , despite of the size , is given equal importance and Apple devices are a lot more smoother.
Now the guy said Android has twice the megapixels. wow. Do you even know the mega-pixel is just the size of the photo and it has nothing to do with the quality of it. You compare any two images, Apple’s Camera is a jewel( which is a very very big topic) .
SO APPLE ROCKS.
Why don’t you compare your apple’s image with an Asus Zenfone 2 image, you’ll be able to figure out which one is a jewel.
What is funny about android users, that they compare one iPhone to plenty of android phones… For example: iPhone has a outstanding quality? Here you are, let’s compare to Samsung S6… iPhone has a great camera? OK, let’s take a look at Asus Zenfone 2. Folks, are you using all the android phones at the same time? LOL
It’s a comparison of iPhones (which run iOS) vs other phones (that run Android). There are hundreds of more phones that run the Android operating system on their phones vs. iPhones.
You’re not right, but you’re not wrong either.
I can’t really argue your statement about battery drain. Most Android devices will drain faster than an iPhone. The more recent OS update Marshmallow has made a HUGE improvement to that area. I’m running stock Marshmallow and I have amazing battery life, very comparable with the iPhone. Most of my battery drain comes from screen-on time, and not from processes. So I guess what I’m saying is: iPhone battery is better, unless you get a stock Android — then it’s comparable.
Camera quality has long been a huge argument, and you’re absolutely right about megapixels not being everything; but, they do have their place! More megapixels does mean higher resolution image, which is a lot easier to manipulate and resize while retaining quality. One thing that has set Apple ahead though is the software aspect of their camera. The software for iPhones manages and adjust images very well, resulting in a more clean looking photo. However, if you compare the latest Androids (Nexus, Samsung, LG) against the latest iPhones — it’s easy to see a lot of the Androids are taking better photos with less grain and more accurate colors.
I understand most people like Android for the customization, I am one of those people. And admittedly, I thought the iPhone 6 might redeem Apple’s capabilities of being a leading phone. More recently though with the latest Androids and the newer Android operating systems those thoughts are gone. There’s been a lot of big changes for Androids lately that have once again put Apple behind the rest.
On a side note: even though I don’t use Samsung products, Samsung did overtake Apple in sales last quarter. That’s a scary outcome for Apple considering Samsung is only but one manufacture of Androids, meaning they don’t even get all of Android sales.
The whole world knows samsungs Camera is bryter Dont argue and do not lie
Uhm with the recent samsung galaxy s7, its battery RULES, also, iphones take 720p photos, till in 2015 they changed it to 1080,… when samsung upgraded to 2k and now 4k, come at me bro
I don’t get all technical like that but I have an HTC10 for work and a Galaxy S7 for personal and they both fly. My other half has an iphone 6 and it’s not significantly faster (if at all) I promise you.
There was a time when the iphone left all other phones behind and perhaps that time will come again (maybe with the iphone 7 even since it juist got released).
I love both my phones my only complaint is that if I could put what I like most about one with what I like most about the other I’d have the perfect phone. 🙁
The only things I don’t like about my galaxy are unlocking it (the HTC is much more intuitive and with a touch wakes and unlocks simultaneously) and texting. I swipe to text and HTC’s stock keyboard is way more accurate than Samsung’s. I haven’t added a third party keyboard because it irritates me to add an app for something that should b work right stock IMO. Everything else on the Galaxy is stellar. I have gripes about the HTC as well, for one I don’t like that they made it wider the previous models were the perfect size for me as is the Galaxy.
Apple, windows Android they all have their place in the universe and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I have a PC, a windows laptop, an ipad, a Kindle Fire, and two android phones. Which is my favorite? If I’m at home my PC still reigns supreme because I’m a hardcore multitasker and nothing can surpass a desktop for multitasking to date. Having said that I use every one of them. I probably use the HTC the least because I don’t like carrying two phones so I forward it to the Galaxy. I don’t want to get too attached to it since I don’t actually own it.
Thanks a lot for your reply Shannon! I am the same way. I use all sorts of devices for certain things – a Samsung phone, a Toshiba laptop, a Dell desktop computer, an iPad Pro, and a Macbook Pro. Honestly certain devices are just better for certain tasks, and certain devices are not so good for certain tasks. I just enjoy having all of them and using them when needed! Thanks again for your insight!
%100 disagree with this artical. iPhones offers outstanding quality that you will never find in a android phone. Android overloads itself with all these useless options & customizations, it often leaves you feeling cluttered and just all around less engaged in what really matters in a phone. Not, “oh hey look I can make my keyboard color red” or all the other crap that really has nothing to do with quality and doesn’t actually improve a users experience. I’ve had both android phones and iPhones & %100 of the time I will always go with the iPhone. I like how I feel my iPhone is very personal to me, an experience I’ve never felt with any android phone. While the android just fills like another cheap gadget like all the rest of the androids. And also one other thing this post didn’t mention is that Android, LTC, and Samsung are basically the same thing made buy same people and made buy almost the same parts, all while being three separate companies. You can’t say the same for the iPhone. If you get the iPhone you expect a more unique experience, which they really do show in there beautiful products.
I appreciate your critique! If you’re talking about hardware quality, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have outstanding quality for their hardware just as the iPhone 6 and 6s do. Samsung made a major change in focusing on their hardware to make the Galaxy truly feel like a premium phone which is something Samsung had not done the greatest with in the past. You mentioned Android overloads itself with all these useless options & customizations. If you’re referring to bloatware that comes on some Android devices (junk apps that come preloaded), then yes I would say that is a downfall of some Android devices. But, recent Android devices have taken that into account and gotten rid of the bloatware – just check out the new Nexus phones that Google announced recently. However, if you’re talking about some of the customizations that Android can do being useless, then I highly disagree with you. “Hey look I can make my keyboard color red” has nothing to do with the true customizations that are available on Android devices. I can tweak basically any little setting I want to customize my phone to be tailored to me – iPhones not so much. Why not have the ability to tweak your phone rather than not having at all? If it’s just some hidden setting, you don’t have to ever touch it. But, if you find out you do want to tweak it, that option is there.
Obviously Apple thought custom keyboards were a very useful feature considering they finally supported custom keyboards with iOS 8 after Android powered devices had them for a long time prior to that. With each iPhone release, I tend to see more and more changes made that copy what Android phones have had for a year or two now. That has to tell you something.
Also, I’m not quite sure what you meant by “Android, LTC, and Samsung are basically the same thing made my the same people”… Android is the software that runs on the phone and has nothing to do with the hardware and Android doesn’t “make phones”. Their software runs on the phone. I’m not sure what LTC is either… perhaps you were referring to LG or HTC? Either way, all those phones are pretty significantly different in how they are made, what features they offer, etc.
I’m curious as to how you can “100%” disagree with this article when many Android phones offer a user-removable battery and many also offer a microSD slot so users can update their memory on their phone for very cheap rather than paying an arm and a leg for more internal memory. I don’t see how those things could ever be a disadvantage.
I truly agree with your concept. As you said earlier, there are many things that an iPhone does’nt have when compared to an android phone. many people prefer to android phones including you. But, what about a phone with all features those lack in an iPhone that will exist with simply changing the OS to iOs? You just think about it.
and I am sure that apple will built a phone which overcomes all the disadvantages which it had. In future, the apple leads a whole new way to make life simple and then, every one will change their phones to iPhones.
You’re making it sound like Apple will take over the world…
The one who disagrees is a major crApple fanboy. They’ll argue all day that, oooo you don’t need to change your keyboard color,you don’t need to customise your phone, but as soon as we talk about the uselessness of ASSistive Touch, they get all touchy.
I’m not an expert but I partially agree with you. I recently switched from Samsung S5830 to an Iphone 3GS ( I like old models :-))
Before that I used to snub Apple and all their products just because I wasn’t informed
The question is that phones are made for different people with different needs and tastes (like Depeche Mode said :-D)
The customization of the phone is a “mirror for larks” I tell you that because I WAS OBSESSED with customization..i spent hours seeking for best apps which were integrated for example in older flip phones in early 2000’s
In my case I used to download several apps for essential options while Iphone HAS THEM INTEGRATED YET.
RAM is integrated too but u can choose your amount of GB even in a model of 2009 like 3GS!
Apple Store is limited for that reason: most important apps like “Calls-SMS- Reminder – Email Notifications” or Call Restrictions are already present.
Google play is “open source” but it has useless app sometimes in my opinion
Anyway I don’t think Apple is better than Android y…Android still has their advantages expecially in terms of money and innovation
Thanks for your insight Ange!
I agree other of that. But apple hardware is better than android hardware, overhead always happen on android phone and apple phone is much faster. Android has expandable storage because android phone only have maximum 64 GB of storage and apple phone has maximum of 128 GB of storage. The last is the charger, you don’t need to buy a new charger. If you buy a new iPhone/iPad, it always comes with a lightning charger for apple device. You no need to spend other money just to buy a cable. The lightning cable always free when you buy a new apple device.
Regardless of how much internal storage an Android phone might have vs. an iPhone. How much does Apple charge for you to go from a 32GB phone to a 128GB phone? An arm and a leg (right now it’s $100 to go from 32GB to 128GB – ridiculous). If an Android phone started out at 64GB internal storage and had expandable memory, all they would have to do is buy another 64GB SD card which is less than $20 on Amazon and they have 128GB worth of storage. This makes Android phones much more cost effective. Also, every single Android phone I’ve purchased comes with its own free charger, too. Why wouldn’t it? And Android phones use a universal charger with the microUSB charger.
What a biased comment. And how many spelling-mistakes.
iPhone’s have an amazing performance, it’s true.
But saying that customization doesn’t improve personalization
and user experience is quite naive.
I like how I can choose a really good phone, but that is not the first buy option in my country and get a unique cover, personalize the theme. Some android phones have insane cameras (Google pixel 2, Samsung s8, LG V30, Nokia pureview 800). Others have insane sound. Others like kyocera duraforce and caterpillar are really resilient and touch. Then there’s some with insane super Amoled 4K screens also apt for vitual reality. Take that smartphones for Android often combine at least 4 out of 7 amazing qualities and that for me gives the edge.
There’s probably a reason Samsung has sold more phones this year.
I have sensitive eyes, so an all black keyboard really improves the user experience for me. Besides I have launchers so I can choose to have widgets and some apps on the screen, just 3 aps, or none, leaving just the background, weather & clock widget and the tray launcher where I can have all the apps.
The LG V30 is amazing, and after the Google pixel 2 has the best camera out there with tons of features, great detail, etc. 4 layer DAC sound, able to record crisp clear in loud concerts, military grade build.
iPhone, despite its all-round experience with great tech support, and software that complements hardware and user-friendliness in an Apple environment, is locked, not that unique an user-experience, and often falls 1-1,5 behind in features Android phones have come out with.
Very informative. I agree 100% android is better than ios. The iPhone suck. Samsung is the king and will always stay the king
Thanks for your insight!
uh huh what! coming strait outta compton
Hi, I’m using you to cite a source, what is the publisher and your last name?
Hi David, you can just cite “crambler.com” and that will be sufficient enough! Thanks.
Your blog Rocks! Greetings from Poland
Very informative and a pleasure to read. Agree with all of your points and with the conclusion that androids top iphone in many categories.
Thank you very much! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Even if the s5 has better specs, the iPhone has WAY faster benchmark tests
HIGHER IS BETTER
Apple iPhone 6s 59075
Samsung Galaxy S6 58382
Apple iPhone 6 50888
Samsung Galaxy S5 36603
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
HIGHER IS BETTER
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 39
Apple iPhone 6s 59.1
Samsung Galaxy S6 37
Apple iPhone 6 48.9
Samsung Galaxy S5 27.8
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 40.9
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
HIGHER IS BETTER
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 15
Apple iPhone 6s 56.1
Samsung Galaxy S6 16
Apple iPhone 6 25.8
Samsung Galaxy S5 11.7
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 18.4
Basemark OS II
HIGHER IS BETTER
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 1842
Apple iPhone 6s 2139
Samsung Galaxy S6 1767
Apple iPhone 6 1239
Samsung Galaxy S5 1054
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1382
You only posted a few benchmark comparisons in a few areas. There are other areas where a multi-core Snapdragon processor really would shine like multitasking. Also, why are you posting benchmarks of the latest iPhone against a generation old Samsung? The latest Samsung phone is the Galaxy S7, not the Galaxy S6, and you’re comparing the latest iPhone (the iPhone 6S) with other older Samsungs which doesn’t make sense. You’ll find that the S7 has caught up and exceeds the latest iPhone in many areas.
Cuse me…. Why would’ve come here to insult Androids.
your comment is garbage because you can boost the speed on your phone without having to void your warrenty xD unlike with iphone…
apple i phone users are greedy & fool, they live on dark side of their poor views. As per example mac operating systems (pc) & i phone operating systems are very outdated in features, lack up to date applications & huge scarcity of applications . Except pride of pricey crap piece, i phone owners are fools .
you cant just say that all iphone users are fools and if you love android and find it better than apple that doesnt mean you have to hate apple dear 🙂
Nobody said anything about “hating” Apple. At the end of the day, it’s the consumers preference. Android is exceptional, Apple is good.
Additionally Apple does not ballow simple things that you take for granted in Android—like deleting pictures that you have saved, accessing folders or creating on etc etc.
If you watch youtube videos on waterproof test on the iphone 7 and samsung s7 the iphone lasts longer than 30 minutes and can go deeper than 1 meter while samsung when around 20th minute it dies and plus you state that iphone just had storage backup when ios8 came out if you do your research the icloud backup storage was there since the first iphone. you can also expand your memory on iphone to unlimited if you want. customizing your keyboard was there for a really long time on iphone not just when ios 8 came out
The Samsung S7 has a better waterproof rating than the iPhone 7. IP68 vs IP67 – just Google it. When I talked about expandable memory in the post, I was talking about physical expandable memory, meaning you can add an SD card to many Android phones to expand the memory on the phone… iPhone does not have that. So I’m not sure what you meant by saying “you can also expand your memory on iPhone to unlimited if you want” – with cloud storage? Sure. Physical storage? No you can’t. Cloud storage is completely different.
One of the important factors you left out was cost. From what I’ve read, a new Samsung with features comparable to the new iPhone is less expensive. Is that true?
Based on what I’ve seen in the past, yes. However, carriers always are running different deals on phones where you can buy 1, get 1 free, or get a certain phone free for switching to them, etc. So I guess it depends, but generally… yes, a new Samsung phone that has comparable features to an iPhone will be less.
Sure icloud, except someone didn’t mention that you need to pay more for more storage. Not everyone can or want to throw money away like you. Plus, we get an sd card for like what 20 bucks and we can use it for our phone then if we need use it for a digital camera too or just swap it into a new android phone and go on with our day. On the other hand I get a new iphone i wand my data back to my phone I have to wait sometime hours just for it to sync to iphone. And don’t even get me start on how my data is most probably gone if I have no other backup source and icloud is also corrupted. Oh wait, I know, there is a way to get you data back. Pay Apple MORE MONEY!!!!Such an absolutely brilliant idea allow apple execs to laugh all the way to the bank and back. Just tells me you have too much time and money to throw away
The first iPhone came out in 2007,
while iCloud was introduced in 2011.
So 4 years and 4 months passed since the first iPhone
hit the market untill a cloud storage came out.
source: Worked for Apple
Thank you. Very informative for a low tech user.