This post was most recently updated on April 24th, 2019
The truth is that, if you ask the average man(I mean the non-tech-savvy) to choose between an Android or an Apple iPhone, he will most likely go for an Android. That being said, why do we still have Universal reasons why Apple is better than Android?. Before we delve into that, lets briefly summarise why an average smartphone user would want to go for and Android.
There are some features in the Android OS that are irresistible. For one, the lack of important features such as file manager, Bluetooth obex transfer, a plethora of apps available for free on google play store and so on. However, if you ask a tech-savvy guy, a celebrity, and athletic a fashionista to choose between the two, their choice will be the iPhone. As for me, I can’t do without the two. They are both useful for my profession. The question now is; despite all the apparent out of the box restrictions and constraints associated with using an iPhone, why does, most person who can afford the iPhone goes for an iPhone?
What is Apple iPhone/iDevice?
Apple iDevices are any device manufactured by the company “Apple Inc“. Similarly, Apple iPhone is according to Wikipedia, is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. All generations of the iPhone use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system software. The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since. All apple phones & tablets run on Apple iOS. Apple manufactures and owns the hardware and software. Therefore, iOS is not open source
What is Android and what are Android Devices?
The Android operating system is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and is designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on game consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics.
Consequently, an Android device or phone is any device or phone that runs on Android Operating system by Google.
The Advantages of Android Phones Over the iPhone
- Price: on the average, a typical Android phone is cheaper than an iPhone
- Varieties in styles and designs: we have Samsung Sony, HTC, Huawei, Oppo, one plus, xiaomi and the likes producing for android. if you do not like the design of one, you can go for the other.
- Better camera one some android phones in my opinion.
- Furthermore, Android is an Open source software. makes make it be readily available to every developer to work on without restriction. By extension, the Android OS is available for free for any devices that are willing to run it
- More free default applications: If you have wielded a basic Chinese phone in recent times, you will be awed at the number of apps that comes with it by default. The same is not true of iPhones. Also, we have more free trial apps mostly with in-app purchases on Android than iOS.
This article is not to sway you to the iPhone camp. Suffice to say that it is even not very easy to jump ship from Android to iPhone for the following reasons. 1. the hefty price tag and the convenience of use for a starter. That notwithstanding, below are 14 indisputable reasons why some of us would never stop owning an iPhone.
1. Security of the iPhone
The same features that make some people stay away from Apple devices are the same thing that makes it be one of the most secure smartphones in the modern era. Now, let’s think about it, how can you infect your iPhone with a Bluetooth virus when the phone doesn’t support one? Similarly, there is no SD Card support with means you can’t also copy problems over to your phone.
2. It is easier to Jailbreak and modify an iPhone
When there is any public jailbreak for the iPhone, those who are interested in it always go through it with a breeze. When you want to restore your device to factory spec and redeem your warranty, all you need to do is to restore with iTunes and your warranty will remain valid. If you try to root a Samsung Android phone, for example, your warranty is gone for a good even if you restore to stock firmware. Finally, modifying your iPhone after jailbreaking is easy all thanks to Cydia and its many repositories.
3.iPhone Real-world speed is faster than that of Android
First off, Geekbench 4 is not the same as real-world tests, such as opening a series of popular apps. There are multiple videos out there that show just how much faster the iPhone x is than the Galaxy S9+, and that’s with the galaxy s9+ having the beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside Samsung’s latest flagship.
The iPhone really stretches its lead once it starts to open apps that are stored in the background and that is the area where your lovely android will start to lag and by extension, start to heat up gradually. And the supposedly faster iPhone xs isn’t in the mix yet. Apple’s advantage comes from better hardware and software integration and controlling both sides of the equation. Apple rules with speed and fluidity of operations
4. The iPhone has Zero Bloatware
In case you are not aware, I am a diehard Samsung fan. However, the amount of bloatware keeps bothering me. The so-called eye-catchy apps that are preloaded on your android are known as bloatware. If the small players like tecno/infinix are loading bloatware on their devices, I don’t expect the same from Samsung to be honest. To me, it is an unnecessary wasting of storage space.
Most of them do not actually add values to your user experience but you should be able to delete everything. Samsung and others have gotten better at minimising the pain for users by lumping all carrier bloatware into a single folder, but it’s still just crap taking up space on your phone. You won’t find a single piece of carrier software pre-loaded on an iPhone. This move makes for a clean out-of-box experience. Now, Apple does include some apps you might not want or need, like Apple Watch, but it has much more restraint than other manufacturers when it comes to bundling its own stuff. And with iOS 12, you can at least delete or disable built-in apps you don’t need.
5. Apple iPhone software integrates better with its software
Another strong point of Apple is in its software vs hardware integration. The 3D touch that debuted on the iPhone 7 display is smart enough to sense pressure. This allows the user to take quick actions from the home screen just by long-pressing on an app icon. Or you could peek at that email just by lightly tapping on it in your inbox. Sure, Android phones have offered haptic feedback for ages, but the Taptic engine in the new iPhones is super efficient On the iPhone 7, the Home button also leverages the Taptic engine, so it doesn’t physically depress. This prevents lint and another crud from getting underneath the button. And you can adjust the sensitivity level.
6. An Apple iPhone is the easiest Phone to use
Another point from our Universal reasons why Apple is better is that the iPhone remains the easiest phone to use by far especially when compared with an Android. Some people may lament the lack of change in the look and feel of iOS over the years. But, to me personally, I consider it a plus that it works pretty much the same as it did way back in 2007. Pick it up, turn it on, touch the app to open.
Of course, Apple has folded in enhancements over the years, such as Siri and Control Center. Yet the iPhone still has zero learning curve. Starting from iOS 10, Siri and iMessages are now open to developers, and there are customizable widgets available for the Today screen. So you can’t really make the argument that the iPhone is a walled garden anymore
7. An iPhone gets the best Apps First
For the records, both iPhone and Android now have more than 1 million apps in their respective stores. In spite of this, the iPhone is still highly favoured by developers as the launch platform of choice for the hottest new apps. The Google Play store gets the hits, but usually after they see their first run on iOS. This is partly due to the fact that we have less cracked/pirated Apps on the iPhone compares to Android. Of course, no developer wants to run at a loss.
For instance, it took two years for Instagram to debut on Android after it launched for the iPhone. The message is clear. If you don’t want to be treated like a second-class app citizen, the iPhone is still the king. The developers prefer iPhone and they gave their best on iPhone apps. you have more features at times in some apps
8. Prompt OS updates as at when you want them
As measured by the App Store in February of 2017, about 80 per cent of iOS devices were running iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s software as at then. That’s five months after launch. In early April, Google reported that Android Nougat was running or merely 4.9 per cent of Android devices. That’s pretty sad since it’s eight months after Google released the new version of Android.
Here is why this is so: with the exception of pure Android phones like the Pixel and Nexus. The Samsungs, LGs and HTCs of the world have to jump through more hoops to bring you the latest version of Google’s OS, including carrier certification. Plus, phone makers typically drag their feet on updating older phones, so as to encourage folks to upgrade. All iPhone owners can update to the latest version of iOS on day 1 (or close to it, depending on how Apple’s servers stand up to the strain). This dynamic isn’t going to change anytime soon.
9. APPLE Pay VS Samsung Pay
Apple has plenty of rivals, but right now Apple Pay is the most popular method for making mobile payments. It’s also very simple to use. All you have to do to use Apple Pay is bring your iPhone close to the supported payment terminal at the checkout counter, then press your finger on your phone’s Touch ID sensor. Samsung Pay can be used in more physical locations, but Apple pay can also be used within apps and now on the web. Even without having to log in.
10. Apple has the world Best Customer Support & Help Among Phone’s Makers
Well, in case you do not know, Samsung will not likely replace your faulty Samsung phone in any of its customer service centres. they will simply repair them for you or send you back to the dealer you bought them from for a resource. Apple, on the other hand, will replace any device that is faulty within a short period of time. Also, when you have a problem with your Android phone, you can try online forums or call your carrier. But with the iPhone, you can tap into a vast database of useful help articles on Apple’s website, get help via live chat, or you can schedule an appointment at an Apple Store Genius Bar. Google doesn’t have this kind of direct relationship with its customers. With Android, you’re on your own.
11. Apple Family sharing feature
An Apple family that plays together, saves together. With Family Sharing on the iPhone, mum, dad and the kids can share purchases from the App Store, iTunes and iBooks with up to six people. You can still keep your own iTunes accounts, too. When Junior wants to make a purchase, you’ll receive an alert via the “Ask to Buy” feature, so you can keep better tabs on what he’s downloading and also prevent bill shock. Other Family Sharing features include shared photo albums, a shared calendar and the ability to see where your kids are on a map at any time. Google doesn’t offer easy family sharing on Android devices.
12. iPhone rarely ever gets overheated. all android phones tend to get hot under heavy use. In addition, this heat can slow down your device or rapidly depletes your phone’s battery. Many as still smarting from the overheating experiences of Samsung note 7.
13. More rugged, more compact and stronger hardware overall
If you are bold enough, you can do a drop test of a typical android and an iPhone and see what I mean. and iPhone with a smashed screen will still respond effortlessly to touches (as long as you do not get to cut your thumb) a typical Android will have a blank screen instead.
14. iPhone charges faster and more efficiently than Android phones
In spite of the introduction of fast charging(which tends to even make your device heats up while charging it) iPhone charges seamlessly with almost all USB ports and power banks and original chargers. Many androids will not charge well or at all when connected to a power bank with low voltage or laptop USB ports.
15. The most impressive reason is that if you are lucky to be using an iPhone with a jailbroken OS, your phone can practically do everything an android phone can do and even more. Yes, this includes Bluetooth, themes, fonts, file managers and loads more.
16. Easy assembling and disassembling of the iPhone: As a hone repairer, it will surely be easier for you to take apart and couple and iPhone in comparison with most Android phones.
17. Many phone manufacturers bring about many low-quality devices: Android phones manufacturers are constantly at each other’s throats with one trying to outwit the other. No such thing exists in the iPhone ecosystem.
18. An iPhone will not suddenly die on your irredeemably
You can hard-brick your Android phone(especially Samsung) with the snap of your finger. I mean your phone will just die and never wake up. Just like that. This sort of thing rarely happens to the iPhone. TheiPhonee is super reliable.
19. iTunes is the best software that any smartphone manufacturer can ever produce
Maybe it is because the iPhone is lacking support for Bluetooth obex and SD card. iTunes is an ALL-in-One software developed by Apple to manage files, data and software on any Apple device using your Mac or PC computer. Synchronising your iPhone data is safe, fast, secure and thorough. You also get to save your apps settings and password. Many Android phones don’t even have their PC software and for those that have, you can’t rely on them.
Universal reasons why Apple is better than Android: The Conclusion
If you can actually afford to, you should own the two devices. You can buy the used for one and get new for the other. Besides, nothing stops you from buy used for both. Also, if you are concerned about the insecurity of your files and data, don’t think twice before buying an iPhone. On the other hand, if you are an artisan or a professional who needs to constantly transfer files on the go, you will either need to stick to ANdroid or Jailbreak your iPhone. If I am to stick to one today, I will choose an iPhone(although it must be a jailbroken one).