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Round 2: Weighing up Android vs iPhone features

iPhone Xmas and Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Apple recently introduced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS max and the iPhone XR running the most advanced technology Apple has ever introduced in an iPhone.

According to cnbc.com, early results have shown that customers are excited about this new iPhone lineup which is expected to drive higher sales.

While Android phones are still the most purchased (putting Samsung at the top of the device manufacturers list), this post will explore some of the reasons why the iPhone beats the Android.

This post is a rebuttal article following Android vs iPhone part 1. Below is the link of the first comparison.

Read: Android users, this is why you shouldn’t envy iPhone owners

iPhone speed

The iPhones especially iPhone 8 and later versions carry the A11 bionic chip that will blow your mind.

The processor makes certain tasks like editing 4K videos impressively fast as compared to Android devices.

While some Android devices are extremely fast, they are no much to the swift speeds provided in the later versions of the iPhones.

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Apple music

iPhone users have access to Apple music which integrates impressively well with all your iTunes downloads.

There are various dedicated apps for transferring your iTunes music to your Android phone in the Play Store but all these don’t compare with the way it integrates over iOS devices.

Setting the phone to vibrate

The iPhone carries a physical switch that can turn your phone to vibration easily.

Android users, on the other hand, have to first log into their devices, tap the volume button and tap to switch to vibration.

The iPhone assistant

While both devices have assistants, the Android assistant types as you talk and works offline.

iPhone’s Siri, on the other hand, delivers exceptional performance, has a fun personality and understands the natural language better and makes your overall experience much more enjoyable.

Security

Security wise, Apple prioritizes user privacy.

With current data privacy issues going around, iPhone users can feel safe knowing that their personal data is not stored or read by Apple.

It is encrypted too.

Meanwhile, Android encrypts some data but, your privacy is less protected.

Google mines your data for information that it can use to sell better ads and market products for you.

Camera

While this is a manufacturing issue and not an OS related area, iPhones boost some of the most superior cameras.

Although most of the current Android flagships sport good or sometimes great cameras, there’s a fair bit of variance and the camera quality of many mid-rangers doesn’t come close to the quality of many iPhone cameras.

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Sending messages

FaceTime and iMessage come pre-installed on every iPhone and iPad, so it is remarkably easy to connect with your friends and family.

You’ll find third-party app integration, fun stickers, GIFs and much more in the iMessage and it’s all very easy to use.

On top of that, iMessage on the iPhone also lets you send free texts and voice messages to other Apple customers.

 iOS updates

Apple’s iOS offers consistent and timely software updates and security patches.

If you want the same experience on Android, you must buy one of Google’s Pixel phones.

Not all Android device manufacturers will constantly provide OS updates to users.

Most simply choose to manufacture a follow-up product for those who wish to upgrade.

Ease of usage

iOS is simpler and easier to use. It is uniform across all iOS devices, whereas Android is slightly different on devices from different manufacturers.

However, if you want simplicity while using Android, Google’s stock Android will do it for you.

Android still dominates the OS market representing more than 80% according to data from Statista in 2017.

This is partly because Android is open source and accessible to any device manufacturer who wishes to use it.

Perhaps if iOS was to become open source the stats would be much different. But we can’t really know for sure.

All in all, whatever option you decide to go with, always endeavor to do much research before you make your purchase.

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Buy a device that suits you.

If you are looking for a unique and expensive quality device, go for the iPhone while those interested in enjoying the freedom of customization, variety and reduced prices, Android should be your pick.

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