By Admin - July 30, 2017 6:31 pm 2 156 0
Choosing between the two major players in the mobile depends on what is most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make the right decision.
Do you want to start an argument? Just say, "There is no doubt that Android phones are the best," "iPhones is worth every penny", "A single dolt would use an iPhone," or "Android sucks," then go back.
You have this system out of your system? Good. The truth is that iPhones that use iOS and smartphones running Android have their good and bad points.
So today, and as far as I can see it in the future, your only real choices are the Android smartphones and iPhones.
Heres how they fit 12 key aspects of the smartphone experience.
1) Ease of use
People like to say that Apple products simply work. It is certain that the iOS interface is easy to use. But the same goes for the Android interface. Frankly, if you can use one, you will not have much trouble using the other.
Of course, a decade ago, when the iPhone first appeared, Windows Mobile phones and Nokia Symbian were competing, the iPhone evacuated them. It was so much easier to use.
But ten years ago. Today, there really is not much that differentiates the two most important phone operating systems in terms of ease of use.
If we put the appearance and installation of the home screen in this category, however, things turn to Android. Android smartphones give you more control over your system and its applications. I like the control. If youre happy with what Apple gives you - its your home screen; Add a photo if you want to be an individual - good for you but I like to be able to set up my phone as I wish, and Android phones allow me to do so.
2) Adjustment, Finishing and Price
IPhones are beautiful. Thank you, Jony Ive.
Android phones - well, they vary. Savagely.
Some, like Samsung S7 and Google Pixel, are as attractive as the iPhone 7 Plus. Certainly, by controlling every step of the manufacturing process, Apple ensures that the iPhones have a good fit and finish, but also the major manufacturers of Android phones. That said, some Android phones are just ugly.
The reason is that Apple only manufactures luxury phones. There will never be a "cheap" iPhone. If you do not want to pay the best dollar for an iPhone, your only choice is to use it.
The decent Android phones can go as little as $ 100. They look good? Not really, but they do the job at a fraction of the price of an iPhone.
2) Systems closed to open systems
The iPhone remains the owner as always. If you do not want anything of that you can not go through Apple, however. On the other hand, if youre an iPhone user who wants to buy an Amazon e-book from the Kindle application or watch a Google Play movie using Play Movies, youre in luck.
Android is both open source and much more open to alternative applications. Keep in mind that Apple has not worn any of its applications on Android and will never have it. So if your music library is based on iTunes, youre locked into iPhones.
For most users, its a difference that makes no difference. But if you prefer open systems to closed ones, it is a significant differentiating factor.
4) A.I. and vocal assistants
When it comes to Google Wizard vs. Siri, there is no winner: Google Wizard by a mile of country.
Google Assistant is more than an excellent voice interface for Google search. If you use Google apps, such as Google Calendar and Google Maps, Google Assistant can make life simpler. Lets say you meet someone for lunch downtown and that traffic is horrible. Google Assistant understands that you must leave early to make an appointment and notify you in advance. Now, its cool.
Siri may have been the first to market, but it is still pretty basic. Its good to answer questions, but its not really a very big assistant.
If you are looking for a clear reason to choose one operating system over another, however, Google Assistant is not. It is also available for iPhones.
5) Timely Updates
Here, on the other hand, is an area where Apple beats on Android hollow. When Apple launches a new update or fix, all phones - those that are still supported, anyway - get. With Android phones ... it prays and hopes the best.
Unlike the iPhone, where every detail is under the control of Apple, with Android, Google provides the basic operating system and some programs, and it is incumbent on the phone manufacturer to provide upgrades and patches. With high-end phones, its likely that youll get the patches; With all other Android smartphones, it is likely that you will never see a security patch.
According to Skycure, a mobile provider of defense against threats, nearly three quarters of Android devices run with outdated security. For me, the surprise is that the figure is so low. I would have imagined that 90% of Android devices had obsolete software.
He becomes very old, so to speak.
On the other hand, iOS updates can be flaky. Apple must do a better job with quality assurance. I do not remember a single time when a major iOS update did not resulted in a Wi-Fi problem, starting with iOS 6 and using the latest iOS 11.
However, my Android updates only work. When I can get them.
This is not so much that Android has security problems; This is because Google is more lax than Apple to know the applications it will leave in its application store. Certainly, the best way to keep malware out of your Android gadget is to get only apps from Google Play Store; Even though Google reports that 0.16% of all applications contain malicious software.
If you are an iPhone user, do not hesitate to be ardent. There are malware for the iPhone out there, waiting for a user too confident to download an obsolete program.
Yet iPhones are intrinsically more secure.
I do not know about you, but I tend to connect my phones to other equipment. Here, Android has the advantage. All Android devices use standard USB ports, so there are many gadgets that you can connect to your phone. With iPhones, you need something that will connect with its proprietary Lightning port.
Another advantage of Android is that cables and USB devices are cheaper than their cousins of Lightning ports.
8) Battery life and charging
This one is hard to judge because every Android phone is different. In my experience, largely with Samsung and Motorola phones, Android phones do not need to be recharged as often as iPhones. Your price may vary, so lets call it a draw, depending on the phone in hand and how you use it.
9) Cloud Integration
ICloud continues to be a big bun for me, no matter what platform I run on. And Im not the only one who has problems with iCloud.
Android, however, is closely integrated with Googles applications and services. I use Google apps all the time for work and fun. With an Android phone and a Google Now home screen, I also have access to all the news I need, from the worlds staff (President Trumps latest actions).
Google Photos has unlimited storage and includes a decent basic photo editor. Admittedly, the iCloud photo library is also good, but accessing iCloud via devices remains problematic.
Overall, for cloud integration, Android is the only one to beat.
Google can not worry about its voice, video and instant messaging applications. I think Google Hangouts is now Googles main communication application, but I may be wrong.
With the iPhones, its Facetime, period. Facetime is an excellent videoconferencing program. I would like to know more about Apple products.
Im not a camera expert, but I know that cameras vary enormously on Android phones. That said, the Galaxy S8, which essentially uses the same hardware as the S7, seems to be a bit behind the iPhone 7 Plus high-end.
Attention, both cameras are very, very good. In my amateur opinion, the iPhone is a little better in most things. But the Galaxy models, with their wider lenses, are a little better inside.
Advantage: the iPhone, at the end of the photo.
12) Choice of Software
Once upon a time, you could claim that there were better applications on one application than the other. These days, its pretty much a dead tie. Additionally, with 2.8 million apps on Google Play Store and 2.2 million apps on the Apple App Store, its not like youre staying on apps anymore.