iPhones VS Androids, their differences and similarities
Posted On June 27, 2022
There is a buzz of excitement in the media and telecommunications circle as iPhone and Android users vie for which is the champion of its kind when it comes to mobile technology. From a productivity point of view, both devices have their differences and similarities. However, depending on the respective categories they serve, there is always one that has a competitive edge. We’ll look at each mobile device in each choice category to determine which one stands out. The areas questioned in this saga of smartphones are: login functions, taking photos, making calls, managing storage, entertaining users, and last but not least, engaging in social media.
Logging into one’s device might be the first test of patience and tolerance, as it’s the first thing we do before using other phone features. iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor technology is considered the most secure way to allow authorized users to access the device, since every fingerprint is unique to every person on the planet. Although Android users have similar technology, iPhones are the true proprietary leaders when it comes to this feature.
In a closer comparison, Android has smart screen lock technology that uses facial recognition to allow access to the device, but this is often less secure than TouchID. While this acknowledges that the iPhone is the preferred option in this category, there may be other features that Android users prefer, such as making calls.
Now that social distancing becomes the new norm, so-called “Facetime” has proven its worth and once again, iPhone users are smiling face to face with this feature. As far as preferred in the category, Android users bridge the gap by using other apps like WhatsApp to virtually connect with their contacts. However, it is not the same as “Facetime”.
Contrary to the latest, Android technology boasts of its user-friendly contact list feature which is considered to be superior compared to iPhone. All contacts are organized sequentially into most recent and most frequent calls. This convenient feature allows easy retrieval and collection of calls. However, one would say; “Who needs that when you can put a face to a call!”
Selfies and snapshots
And speaking of putting photos on faces, taking photos is believed to be the number one function for most smartphone users. The iPhone again seems to be in the lead when it comes to capturing moments with precision and quality. While both share their pros and cons depending on the skills of their users, one thing stands out: photo layout and storage. Without reservation, Android beats the iPhone in that category, as Google Photo stores images and manages them.
Storage plays a big role in data collection and the feature could be given a high score when deciding which device to use. If you are a photographer, graphic artist or animator and are thinking of an affordable device that can manage data, then you will most likely choose an Android smartphone. Why, because it does not require updating when the capacity to store files is exhausted. There are expandable SD cards as well as cloud storage that are accessible.
In a contrasting light, the iPhone has its share of cloud storage option by having your file in iClouds. This is similar to Google Photo, but the difference from its internal storage is that it does not have a disposable SD slot and once users exceed their physical storage capacity, they must upgrade their smartphones to a newer and more up-to-date device. If one is an artist and can afford to do this, a smart suggestion is to get an iPhone because the following feature trumps all other features.
Videos and music attract a high percentage of smartphone users and it is important to have a device that offers quality and accuracy. The iPhone speaks loudly when it comes to packing punches. According to CNN Business Magazine, the iPhone is the premier device for unlimited and consistent music repertoire for its users. However, the difference with Apple’s iPhone platform is that the music is not free, while Android users enjoy free music that we all know is supported by ads.
To determine a winner in this category, we looked at the quality of delivery, and since the entertainment speaks for itself, the iPhone drops the mic and declares victory.
While the iPhone declares its dominance in entertainment, Android challenges its opponent when it comes to social media engagement. This becomes an alarming fact due to its unrestricted access emanating from the affordable cost of Android.
Contrary to this, the iPhone is known to have many holes in the pockets of consumers. However, there is a line of demarcation when it comes to new features and updates and if one does not have an iPhone, one can fall behind in the field of technology.
In the business world, new applications are emerging every day to improve productivity. If one is a social media manager, it would be good for them to be well equipped with the latest gadgets to manage their market. The iPhone beats the Android when it comes to meeting these high-tech demands. However, when it comes to ease of communication and user-friendly benefits, we could certainly say that Android stands out.
According to CNET, both the iPhone and Samsung have tilted the market in terms of features and benefits for their respective users. One particular article from CNET explained that depending on the device one uses to communicate with their respective partner, communication is the key to their future love life. This means that regardless of the device we use to communicate, tradition, culture and expectations play a predominant role in deciding which is more effective in communication.
The final count
The login feature opens up a plethora of promises for its excited user, but both phones capture memorable moments in a variety of expressive ways. While there are compromises during these Kodak moments, every user is satisfied in the end.
After the exciting encounters, storage plays an important role in determining what remains or what is deleted from the devices and we are entertained with what we decide to keep. We also share these events through a network of curious audiences who are eager to see and respond.
The similarities and differences highlight the advantages and disadvantages within each category of features and we decide which device satisfies us. However, we have selected winners in some of the categories mentioned; we cannot say which is more dominant and more preferable than the other because each moment and category is unique to its user.
In determining a winner, one would depend not only on the users’ decisions, but also on the audience (third parties) who also experience the results (service delivery). They are the ones who are part of the decision-making process. Therefore, I leave it to each reader to determine the winner: iPhone VS Android. For me, I say that both have their place in the world of telecommunications.