The battle that never ends: iPhone vs. Android

When it comes to smartphones, the battle for domination remains concentrated between two major players. While we have others like Blackberry and Windows, it’s the IPhone and Android phones that take the center stage. The fact that Nokia is now replacing its Windows OS with Android for its smartphone brand says a lot.

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One of the main decisions that buyers make when they go out looking for a new phone is whether they will get an Android phone or an iPhone. Each of these has their strong points and weak points, so mostly it will depend on personal preferences and the kind of service one is looking to get out of their smartphone.

There are several notable differences between these two kinds of smartphones that can help one in making the decision.

The iPhone is exclusively offered by Apple while Google’s Android is offered on thousands of phone brands and models

This means that there’s a world of variety with Android and extremely limited choices with iPhone. The availability of many Android powered phones gives consumers more choice, enabling them to choose what fits their desires and favors their pockets. There are countless brands and models to choose from. However, many of these Android phones do not come anywhere near to the kind of quality offered by iPhone. Still, there are some top notch Android phones from brands such as Samsung and HTC which are very high quality.

Android phones have more accessible App options

Android has the Google Play Store while iPhone has the App Store. The Play Store offers more apps than the App Store. Here, most of the apps are also free. While Android has more quantity however, the App Store is very strict about quality. Most of the apps on there are not free, and as a result they’re not as riddled with pop-up ads like those found in Play Store. Apps on App Store are also more security conscious.

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iPhones have more value than Android phones

On the release of any of their iPhone models, Apple ensures that there are system updates available even five years after the launch. This keeps the phone relevant for many years with no decline in performance. In case one wants to sell their old iPhone, they can fetch more money back than it would selling an old Android phone. Android phones are not quick to adopt new system updates, and they’re almost always never available for old phones. On most cases, one is forced to buy a new phone in need to keep up with the system updates. While iPhones are generally expensive than most Android phones, they definitely pack more value in the long run.

When it comes to hardware, Android has more options in comparison to iPhone. This is thanks to the numerous brands and models which use Android, each coming with their own make. Unlike iPhone, which is all one brand and a number of models.
The battle between iPhone and Android has been going on for a long time, and it’s not about to die down. In the end, one’s needs decides which one is best for them.