The truth is that, if you ask a layman to choose between an android phone or an Apple iPhone, he will most likely go for an android because of issues that bother on stuff like(file manager, Bluetooth obex transfer and size of free apps available on google play store). However, if you ask a geek or a rich man(who is classy and flamboyant), an athlete or a celebrity, they will unanimously opt for an apple iPhone. The question now is; despites all the apparent out of the box restrictions and constraints associated with using an iPhone, why do the high and mighty, anyone who can afford it goes for an iPhone?
WHAT ARE THE OBVIOUS ADVANTAGES ANDROID HAS 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 and the likes producing for android. if you do not like the design of one, you can go for the other.
- Open source software: the android OS is available fro free for any devices that are willing to run it
- More free applications: Yes many free trial apps mostly with in-app purchases
DESPITES THE TANTALIZING AND TEMPTING COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF THE ANDROID PHONE MENTIONED ABOVE, WHY IS THE IPHONE STILL A BETTER CHOICE?
Before I go to more general reasons, I will first mention reasons that are specific to Africa(esp Nigeria) and other developing countries with high temperature.
- iPhone rarely ever gets overheated. all android phones tend to get heated up under heavy use and by extension, slows down your device of rapidly depletes your phone’s battery. Many as still smarting from the overheating experiences of Samsung note 7.
- More rugged, more compact and stronger hardware overall: 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.
- iPhone charges faster and more efficiently than android phones: even despite 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 low-rated powerbanks or laptop USB ports.
- The most impressive reason is that if you are lucky to be using an iPhine 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.
NOW FOR THE GENERAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY AN IPHONE INSTEAD OF AN ANDROID
- iPhone Real-world speed is faster than that of Android: 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 7 Plus is than the Galaxy S8, and that’s with the galaxy s8 having the beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 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 8 isn’t even out 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
- ZERO BLOATWARE: well in case you do not know, the so-called eye-catchy apps that are preloaded on your android are known as bloatware. most of them do not actually add values to your user experience. 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, making 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 10, you can at least disable built-in apps you don’t need.
- Apple iPhone software integrates better with its software: The iPhone 7’s 3D Touch display is smart enough to sense pressure, allowing you 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.
- Apple iPhone is the easiest phone to use: 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 (though I think the Today Screen still isn’t useful enough). Yet the iPhone still has zero learning curve. With 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
- IPHONE GETS THE BEST APPS FIRST: For the records, both iPhone and android now have more than 1 million apps in their respective stores. The iPhone is still
favored 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. 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
Prompt OS updates as at when you want them:
This is going to hurt a little, Android fanbois. As measured by the App store in February of 2017, about 80 percent of iOS devices were running iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s software. That’s five months after launch. In early April, Google reported that Android Nougat was a measly 4.9 percent of Android devices. That’s pretty sad since it’s eight months after Google released the new version of Android.
The problem is this: with the exception of pure Android phones like the Pixel, 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.
- 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 dead-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 — without having to log in.
- BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND HELP: Well, in case you do not know, Samsung will not likely replace your faulty samsung phone in any of their customer service centres. they will simply repair them for you or send you back to the dealer you bought them from for a recourse. 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.
- Apple Family sharing: 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