The Android Vs iPhone war is one for the ages.
Both smart OSes trying to be smarter than the other, delivering unique user experiences. And while iOS might be the best OS for Apple fans, we have 13 reasons why Android is the king of operating systems.
Variety of devices to choose from
One of the reasons why Android rocks, is due to the insane options available in the market. From different price ranges to fit every budget, all the way to having multiple brands to pick the phone you truly love. Compared to iPhones, the choices are fairly limited, and quite pricey too.
Easy File Manager System
On Android, you have a pretty convenient file manager to organize folders and files to your liking, just like a desktop PC. Moreover, you can also choose to use the one built-in or pick options from the Google Play Store. On an iPhone, although iOS 11 has brought in the file management system, it not as great as Android. You cannot just download files from your browser and locate it on iOS, it’s a real pain.
No iTunes Confusion
Loading your music tracks on an iPhone is a pain in the butt. Connecting the iPhone, syncing tracks and losing the previous library if you’re syncing on a different PC, it’s just terribly inconvenient. Come to Android, where all you need to do is connect it to a PC and simply copy tracks, just as you would do on a pen drive. So simple!
Split screen Multitasking
This is another feature that was brought in Android and is on almost all the recent phones in the market today. iOS has adopted this feature but only on its iPads, keeping the iPhones left out.
An iPhone is fairly limited to customisations. Unlike Android, you don’t get the option to use a launcher, or change the icon pack, or add widgets to the screen. The most you can do on an iPhone for changing the looks is applying a new wallpaper. With Android, you really cannot get bored with the way the UI looks, because you can keep on experimenting with new icon packs and launchers to keep it up to date.
Separate Home Screen and App Drawer
On Android, you get a separate home screen and a wallpaper, which allows you to decorate it conveniently with shortcuts and widgets. iOS, on the other hand, doesn’t really have a home screen, so your beautiful wallpaper is cluttered with icons that don’t even disappear. You can try putting them in folders, but it’s still quite annoying.
Android smartphones get three buttons to navigate from one menu to another, whereas all iPhones get is a home button (which has also been eliminated in the new iPhone X). While Apple was trying to have a simpler approach with a single button, it’s really frustrating to get used to.
Although many Android phones are drifting away from this, still many do possess an expandable storage using a memory card. An iPhone never supported expandable memory. Moreover, the difference in storage variants and their pricing is quite exorbitant too, making it a real deal breaker.
Most Android smartphones now pack a dual-SIM card setup, which is a real convenient. Apple still chooses to stick to a single SIM card, which seems highly inconvenient, and is also a deal breaker for many.
Google Assistant Vs Siri
Although the Artificial Assistants are still at a very early stage, Google Assistant still sits on the winning throne as it’s the most responsive. Moreover, its deeper integration with the Google search engine just gives it a ton of knowledge at its disposal. Siri just isn’t good enough.
The Google Integration
Google has managed to create a really tightly knit integration with its products on an Android smartphone. You can ask Google Assistant to play your favourite album on Google Play Music or YouTube. You can search for apps directly from your Google Search which will open it in Play Store. Also, whatever you do on the device, is synced on your other Google products that you use on your PC or Mac using Chrome. This is something iPhone has only mastered on MacOS and not Windows.
Tinker with custom ROMs
Android smartphones also allow its users to experiment with the OS by applying custom ROMs to change the look and feel of the device. Though it is a time-consuming process, and it often results in loss of warranty, it’s still a great way of getting the latest OS, when the smartphone brand isn’t getting your device updated to the latest Android flavour. You cannot really have custom iOS ROMs loaded on your iPhone. Moreover, jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t very easy, or cheap.
The Notification clutter
On Android, simply by looking at the notification pane, you can make out what notifications are pending, and then you can slide down the menu to actually check them out. iOS, on the other hand, doesn’t really have a notification pane. All it shows is the network and the carrier name, along with battery status. So you need to scroll down the notification area to look out for pending messages or emails.
The Charging situation
Imagine you’re at work and your phone battery died. Also, you’re not carrying your charger. If you go looking for a charger to borrow, chances are that you’ll find most of your colleagues would actually end up having a micro USB or a Type-C charging cable, which is commonly used on Android devices, instead of the proprietary Lightning cable that Apple uses. So you’re probably lucky if you have an Android smartphone, and not so lucky with iOS.