The Android VS Apple battle is perhaps as legendary as the battle between atheists and believers, Messi and Rolando, and Mc Donald VS Burger King.
Ever since the first Apple fell off its tree, Android companies like Samsung, One Plus, Motorola etc have been waging a war against it. Apple releases Dual cameras VOILA! Now every smart phone on the block has a dual camera. Apple introduces its ‘unique’ edge to edge screen with iPhone 8, Samsung and all the Android companies advertise theirs. The point is that at every stage Apple is combated with Androids and sometimes the battle is quite a close shave.
So what really is better?
Apple is like the America of smart phones. When everyone takes something as a standard they come and introduce a whole new metric system. And who said that it’s a bad thing? Unlike androids which users can seamlessly switch from, Apple needs a lot of work. Androids share common chargers, common head jacks, have similar screen layout and the same page settings. What you can use for one, will work on another.
Apple, on the other hand, refuses to abide by the norm. Apple requires a specific charger, specific headphones, and specific charging mats that only work for its devices. They use exclusive products. It increases their profits and helps the brand image of Apple, however, poses a serious inconvenience to its users. At the same time its smart. If you buy one Apple device, it is more convenient to keep buying Apple to ensure you don’t have to deal with the hassle, rather than switching to a different device. The same is not true for Androids. If you buy a Samsung, there is nothing specifically urging you to buy Samsung next time.
The Apple App store is very stringent (sometimes way too strict) when it comes to downloading apps. Let it be a simple game or a photography app, Apple guidelines make it very hard for users to download apps that can very easily be downloaded on the Google App store. Sometimes the OS needs to be updated to certain versions for apps to work. However, this is beneficial in stopping the spread of virus- containing apps and fake versions of apps which is quite prevalent in the Google App Store. At the same time however, there are a multitude of perfectly innocent free apps that cannot be accessed on an Apple device and users must rely on expensive alternatives. One could say that while Apple’s strict policies are over the top they certainly ensure maximum security. At the same time however, there are a multitude of perfectly innocent free apps that cannot be accessed on an Apple device and users must rely on expensive alternatives. For me this is a tie.
There’s nothing in the world that can beat Apple in terms of integration. In fact, the prevalent ‘i’ in front of all their device names probably stands for integration. Your iWatch connects to your iPhone which connects to your iMac which connects to your iPad and in a moment you have your own Apple universe. Your data transfers are fuss-free, seamless and everything becomes interconnected. Simply this step ensures Apple’s superior stance in the integration community. No other company can promise a spider-web connection with the quality, speed, and efficiency as that of Apple.
From the Google Assistant to Alexa to Cortana and Siri, AI developments keep coming in- making them an even more crucial part of smart phones. The first to grace the world was Siri, defining the brilliance of Apple innovation. I myself remember spending hours asking Siri the stupidest of questions.
However, despite the immense popularity of Siri, the Google Assistant clearly has the upper hand in this. It remains the most efficient AI there is at the moment. It uses all Google data to create and provide real-time solutions to all of the user’s questions and issues. The Google assistant is extremely powerful, helpful and reliable.
Siri still lacks the necessary abilities to work between multiple apps. It is still limited to fairly simple tasks and doesn’t offer the advanced services of Google Assistant
People who like to customize their phones will prefer Androids. They’re open to customization and a variety of apps can be installed. Default setting can easily be changed. With androids you can make anything completely yours. Customize, whizz-up the features, make everything yours!
Apple, on the other hand, locks the iPhone down much more tightly. Customizations are more limited and you can’t change default apps. However, what you’re giving up in flexibility with an iPhone is balanced out by quality and attention to detail. With such efficient, detailed, and elegant apps, not even the most cynic of us all can find faults.
Additionally, Android’s openness means that sometimes manufacturers install their own apps in place of higher-quality standard apps. As a result, it can be hard to know if the apps on your phone are any good. You don’t have to worry about that with the iPhone. Apple is the only company that pre-installs apps on the iPhone, so every phone comes with the same, mostly high-quality apps.
Need I say more? You can close your eyes and trust fall into iPhone’s camera world. With crisp photos, beautiful vibrant colors and the perfect lighting, if there’s anything that will not let you down its iPhone cameras.
Slowly but surely, Androids are developing better cameras but let’s be honest, nothing beats iPhones. A photograph taken by an iPhone always has and will always stand out. IPhones have completely killed and vanquished SLR’s. There’s something in them that has nailed perfection in the first go.
No matter how hard Androids try, iPhones have reached a milestone in photography and there’s nothing in their way.
Now here’s a touchy corner. In the iPhone VS Androids battle price always comes in. And it makes sense. Price is an important factor when it comes to deciding the worth of an object. This field is a little debatable as quality over price comes in. One might argue that Androids provide everything an iPhone does for a lower price. However, Apple products have become a brand label and price is just something that goes along with brands. For example imagine, would Louis Vitton be a luxury brand if it were not for its price. NOPE!! They’d just be a bag. Androids are definitely more economic, and the smart choice financially. Apple products are extremely expensive in comparison, but have become a status symbol for which people still buy them.
In conclusion, Androids win!