iPhone or Android: What should I Buy?
If you’re are buying a smartphone and are a bit confused between Android and iPhone. Both the operating systems are very good and both of them have their own pros and cons. There has always been debate on the purchase of an iPhone or Android smartphone. Many people have asked us that What phone should they buy? Our answer is very clear that you should buy those phones that suit your personality the most.
The good news is that both these operating systems are excellent. They have lots of similarities, but there are some important differences in them that you’ll want to consider. We’re going to pit Android against the iOS in several categories here and we’ll pick a winner for each one. Ultimately, the best platform that you will choose would win. Pick the things that matter you the most, count the wins in each category, and you have a personalized recommendation.
When you look at the numbers. This is roughly how many apps you’ll find in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store on the internet:
- Android apps: 2.7 million
- iOS apps: 2.2 million
Developers are usually targetting Android Apps development because it’s an open-source and free platform while in building iOS apps you have to pay. In my observations, most of the users in Pakistan are using Android smartphones because Android phones are cheap and they are easily available as well. Android market is rapidly growing these days than that of iOS.
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The Play Store still has a higher percentage of free apps and games than the App Store. But the top games still land on iOS first — and they don’t always come to the Android platform.
Apple phones are quite expensive than that of Android and with the introduction of iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone X, the pricing has range increased more. iPhone X has a starting price of $1000 and iPhone 11 Pro Max has a starting price of $1100 and if you want to buy an affordable phone then you should buy iPhone 11 that starts from $700. And the previous versions of the iPhone are cheaper than the above-mentioned phones.
As far as affordability and variety are concerned, nothing can compete with Android. You can spend a lot of money if you want to, — for example, Google’s Pixel 4 XL and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 line almost match Apple’s iPhone pricing range, but there’s also a huge selection of low range phones from a wide variety of different manufacturers, and the platform for these phones has been deliberately optimized to run on low-end hardware. The fact that Android also leads the field in free apps makes it the natural choice for the budget-conscious people.
As the newer navigational system in phones, Apple Maps did not take a great start, but it has improved greatly. Key features in both the systems are similar, you can download maps for offline use as well, get accurate estimates based on current traffic conditions and then find turn-by-turn directions for driving or walking safely. You’ll also find public transit and ride-booking integration on these maps.
One thing that Google Maps offers its users that Apple Maps doesn’t are cycling directions for its customers/users. Overall, the scale and quality of Google Maps extra-ordinary. It has got more points of interest and it is generally more detailed and well-equipped than Apple Maps, but the accuracy can vary from place to place of these maps.
Battery Life and Charging
There have been many complaints about smartphone Battery-timing, battery life is a huge factor. It’s very difficult to compare these two famous platforms because there’s no common hardware installed in them. We could say that iOS is optimized to squeeze the most out of the battery per mAh rating, but you can buy an Android Handset with greater battery timing that will easily outlast the iPhone.
Both Android and iOS smartphones allow you to see your battery usage at a glance, broken down by application installed on your phone, but only Android smartphones show an estimate of how much battery life you have left by a percentage on the top. They both offer you power-saving modes that can easily extend your battery life by limiting performance, connectivity, and other power-saving features.
For a very long time, Android phones had a substantial advantage in the charging department, because many of the top Android phones offered fast-charging capabilities and wireless charging support. However, Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X adopted this technology as well, of wireless charging and fast charging, and all the newer iPhones support both these technologies. It’s a point that you have to buy the fast-charging adapter separately for some of the iPhone models, whereas it’s usually provided in the phone box with an Android phone.
This is a very difficult category of comparison. If we go backward, we’ve argued that Apple phones do the best job in capturing lighting, coloring, and other smaller details, but the latest Android smartphones are really powerful and have a lot of doubt on that assertion. Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones boast excellent cameras, but so do the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and its later versions.
While most of the latest Android flagships sport good, or sometimes excellent, cameras, there are many such devices and the camera quality of these midrange devices doesn’t come close to the quality of iPhone cameras. As you’d expect, most budget-friendly Android phones have lower-quality cameras.
The camera apps on both the platforms are very good, reliable and very fast. For ease of use and best possible results without tweaking, the iOS camera app takes the care. There are many other variations on Android simply because many manufacturers tend to add their own camera apps with lots of new features, some good, some odd-one as well. We’re going to give this one to Android.
Well, in reality, there is no winner or loser, it’s totally up to you whether you like Android or iOS. Both the phones have some drawbacks as well as some positives. I will suggest you buy those phones that best suits to your personality and best suits to your budget.