iOS & Androids – A battle for the tech savvies!

There’s a lot of confusion when one has to choose between iOS and android. Every mobile seems to look beautiful with significant and attention catching qualities but what is the whole hassle about? It is whether you should go on being the same software user or switch. It is about if you should give chance to the one that you haven’t tried before or are you just too comfortable with the same system to even consider thinking. The fight between iOS and androids can never end. People would always support whatever they think is better as per their own experiences and materialistic preferences.

The smart phones powered by android and iOS smartphones are the most popular ones among the user at a global level. Thou, both are highly popular their market share is not where near equal. While an estimated 61% of the US market uses androids as reported by the NEO Group Statistics … the iOS is only purchased/ used by a 29% of the population here. The ratios are somewhat similar globally with a tweak here and there every now and then.

The development departments of both the soft wares are working day and night to make sure they are a step ahead from each other. They are literally in a continuous developmental stage so as to improvise and include new features in it as much as possible. The two are always competing in terms of ease of access and innovation that is highly dependent on the user and the developer interests. So back to where we started from – how to choose the one you need?

Here’s a comparison chart to help you understand better the boons and banes of both iOS and androids. The 🙂 symbol represents the winner in a particular field.

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Characteristic

iOS

Android

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Affordability

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2.

Apps

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App Store

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Alternative App Stores & Sliding

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5.

Battery Life & Charging

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Updates

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Customizability

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Accessibility

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9.

Calls & Messaging

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10.

Email

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11.

Maps

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12.

Camera

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13.

Image backup

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Cloud Services

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Voice Assistants

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Security

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Rooting, Boot loaders & Jail breaking

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Cases & Accessories

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Better Shielding from viruses & hacking soft wares

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20.

File Manager

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21.

Stability in apps & operating system

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22.

Speed

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23.

Massive app ecosystem

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Massive hard ware selection

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25.

Privacy Controls

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Now that is a long AF chart that needs a lot of concentration and attention to be understood – sure if you know the mobile industry, it won’t be difficult to understand which one fulfils your requirements but if you aren’t here’s a little more on the chart.

iOS versus Android

Briefing

When it comes down to talking about the pricing difference between the two systems, android wins the race at quite a length. The best thing about androids is that the system is incorporate in various mobiles devices with different designs and specifications to attract more users – thus the massive hard ware selection. Android doesn’t try to charger or overcharge just because of a logo – it focuses on providing its services to every social class without them having to think of selling their kidneys (sarcasm intended). iOS, on the other hand, comes only in apple devices and the prices are not reasonable for everyone. Only the ones who seek a mobile device as a means of comfort or luxury can actually afford it. Another way is to take a loan or save a lot of money to buy it.

There are a lot of applications to be offered on both the operating systems yet iOS takes a lead. No, not because of the quantity as the number of apps is just that … a number – but because of the usability of applications. Mostly iOS due to its brand name attracts more application developers to launch their apps on its platforms first or just there. While there are 3.5 million (approx.) android apps, iOS still wins with its 2.2 million (approx.) apps. Even though the Play Store has a lot of free apps in comparison to the App Store – all the best games come in on the App Store first and sometimes only at it. So? Well, quality over quantity!

Moreover, it is highly difficult to keep everything organized in the stores be it an App Store or a Play Store … app store is more organized in comparison and thus takes a lead on it as well. Plus, apple is more prone to ban certain apps on it to maintain the quality.

Apples opposes third part stores maintaining its dominance but the android system doesn’t. Android lets you download a side load apps more conveniently in comparison by just seeking a ticked box. Once you tick it – there you go – download begins. It opens up a huge risk of malwares, however, main reason why iOS doesn’t allow it on their systems. However, if you’d like to take the chances and do as you please – androids are the way to be.

Battery life is a major concern when it comes down to choosing a mobile. In all honesty, mobile applications suck at the battery like a child drinking his favorite beverage. They suck it dry and do so quite often. iOS optimizes its power supply to take the most out of its battery as per the mAh ratings. However, you can opt for androids that can last a lot longer than any iOS.

Moreover, apple updates and runs security checks with consistency to save you from any issues. In androids, howsoever, if you wish to have the same feature you need to buy a mobile that of Google’s pixel phone range. Just know that both the systems require a good internet connection to do so. Thus, be sure to have one by comparing different provider packages!

Conclusion

To make a long story short, each operating system has its own pros and cons – while photography might be important for one it might not be as essential in life for another person. The needs and requirements vary from person to person and with the help of the chart you can easily see which one suits yours best. Both the operating systems are highly important for future developments as they keep updating their soft wares every other day. The developers keep trying to make it more efficient and wanted for the users. You can always google up more reviews and specifications of any particular mobile model you might be interested in. The internet is filled with experiences both bad and good, mistakes and perfect choices – learn from it. At the end, don’t forget your price range while making your decision.

Best of luck!

Author
After completing her English Literature degree in 2017, Sijdah, set out for a professional career as a Content Marketer so she could feed all 7 of her cats and work towards her ambition of opening an animal shelter one day. She works as a social worker as well as a cat whisperer in her free time - contributing to spreading awareness about child and animal abuse. She also aspires to be an author/ poet like Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Bronte.