Battle of the Brands – iOS vs. Android

iPhone [Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor]
Ever since its release in 2007, the iPhone has become the world’s most well known and popular phones. The iPhone has truly revolutionised Apple and changed it from being solely a computer company to becoming an international leader in the technology sector. So what makes the iPhone the best smartphone in the world?

Firstly let take a look at the iPhone’s camera, it remains one of the most impressive features of the iPhone. Although the Android competitors should fare better than their iPhone counterparts, the iPhone constantly manages to take higher quality pictures with minimal effort required by the photographer.

Additionally, the iPhone app store allows for seamless use of apps between generations and more importantly across different hardware products. With the amount of modifications that Android phones can have, sometimes the apps may behave differently between which device you wish to use it on.

Seamless usage seems to be a big thing for Apple. Although some would claim that they do this to maximise on sales from a customer, the overall user experience when your MacBook, iPhone and iPad all connect and share the same information, is second to none. I know that wherever I am, whatever device I am using, I will have exactly the same info updating live to all my devices.

When looking at aesthetics, the iPhone has constantly been a trend setter. Everyone wants the new generation of iPhone. Each generation became more beautiful and more intuitive to use. The iPhone has become and still is, the best smartphone on the market and as long as the customer wants quality, consistency and a phone to show off with, the Apple iPhone will remain the world leader.

The best bit is, although Android make good mobile devices and target their effort on that solely, Apple manages to make amazing phones along with constant development of all their other hardware products.

 

Android 

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor]
I don’t know whether ‘once an Android, always an Android’ is a bit of a sweeping statement, but it certainly rings true for me. Having seen the benefits of multiple Android phones, this platform is always going to be my first choice, well above anything that Apple’s iPhones could have to offer.

Google’s Android operating software opens up a world of choice that just isn’t available with an iPhone. Firstly, the handsets themselves – Apple fans all crave the latest iPhone, simply because it’s the only one. There are so many different options when it comes to Android, from Google’s own Nexus, Samsung, Motorola, LG, the list goes on and on for the phones you can choose from. Each of these choices has its own pros and cons but the fun is in balancing those choices, exploring the options available, and finding the phone that’s right for you.

Secondly, the cost of this choice. Want the latest iPhone? Better start emptying your bank account now and you’ll still be living off beans on toast until the next student loan instalment comes in. Android phones cover a range of budgets so there really is something for everyone. There’s great handsets available starting for less than £200, and creeping up as your specifications increase. You can afford to choose the features that matter most to you, and cut costs on those that aren’t as important.

So you’ve got your new phone, now what? If you’ve gone down the Apple route, it comes out of the box and whatever you find is the way it stays – same as everyone else’s. Android comes into its own when it comes to customisation. From design, keyboards, custom ROMS, and more, the options are far more extensive than those offered by Apple. If you like to have fun with your phone and make it unique for you, then Android is definitely the way to go.

Opting for an iPhone is a status choice. It’s for fan boys/girls and those who don’t know any better. Don’t be a sheep and just follow the crowd and the latest trends. Join the team of cute little green robots and give Android a try instead!

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