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Let’s face it, a lot of us have our preference here but do we really understand why? For instance, are you buying your iphone because you know the software and the advantages? Or, do you just like the way it looks and like the fact you can say you own an iPhone? What about Android users? Maybe you love the customization, or perhaps you're happy to just not be following the crowd and see the irony behind the genius bar. You might be wondering whether beneath the surface there is any noticeable difference between the iPhone and the Android that makes one better than the other. Let’s find out.
One Choice Or Many?
This has always been one of the biggest issues with the iPhone. Sure, they’re cool, but since there’s only one version you can only buy them from one company, Apple. They’re completely exclusive, and this is the reason why Apple is able to charge such high prices. We’re not saying that the quality isn’t there. But it sure does help having no direct competitor on the market. Android users, on the other hand, can pick from a wide variety of producers to find the phone they love. But even the most technical tech nerd would be hard pressed to point to any real differences between the latest model. They all have the same basic setup.
More Customisation, Less Freedom
Yes, there’s a problem with customization with the iPhone too. Iphones have strict walls in place to stop too many changes to the software. Apple says this is to ensure you don’t accidentally break the phone. But, if you’re using an Android you have a lot of choices how you change the phone in a variety of creative ways. It’s not just the software either. Many Android phones allow you to buy more storage space. Although, arguably with cloud servers and the ridiculous sized storage spaces on the latest iPhone, this point is mainly moot. Still, there are notable things missing from both types of phone. For instance, you can’t get a Google Play Store app install. At the same time, though, there are lots of Apple apps like Pages that you can’t get on Android. But the equivalent does exist, so it’s debatable whether you’re really missing out.
I Need Help?
Say what you will about Apple, but there is one advantage of one company having complete control over the software. If something does go wrong, they know how to fix it. They’ll be able to help you with any software issue, and if you do break the phone, they can offer a repair. So you see the geniuses aren’t really geniuses. There’s just a finite amount of problems that need fixing, and most of them are quite common.
The same can’t be said for androids. Since there are so many different types, there’s no easy fix, and you can’t always get great support either. So, if there is an issue you might have to resort to a Google search. It’s a lot easier when you can walk into a store and immediately have someone to talk to.
So which is better? Well, if you always want to know you’ll have support for your device, the iPhone is your best option. On the other hand, if you want more freedom and control opt for the Android.
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