When you're looking for a new smartphone, choosing an iPhone or Android phone isn't a simple task. While both phones offer a lot of great features, they may seem so similar that it's hard to distinguish between them. This article will show you the difference between Android and iPhone.
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Difference betweenAndroid and iPhone
When you are going to buy a new smartphone, you may be in a dilemma. You are
considering buying a new iPhone 6s/6/5s or an Android phone such as Samsung, LG,
HTC, Moto, etc. For Apple fans, mere of them will switch from iPhone to Android.
ForAndroid loyalists, the same, the experience of using an iPhone first time is awful.
But what’s the real difference between iPhone and Android? Here’s a quick rundown
of the five most obvious points of their differences.
1. Closed systems vs. open systems
“Closed” vs. “Open” means a lot, from the source code to the app store to how many
third-party apps you can install.
Apple’s iOS is closed-source. iOS devices users greatly benefit from having software
that is highly optimized for the specific hardware it runs on. This produces systems
with superior size/battery life/performance tradeoffs and, often, a better user
experience. But the unfortunate truth is that you will encounter many restrictions that
I explain in the next several points.
Android is “open” in a variety of ways. If you desperately want custom ROMs for
your phone and want to mess around with this sort of thing, Android is for you.
2. User Control
The single greatest advantage to owning an Android mobile device is its
customization. The Android open source gives third-party app developers the chance
to create a wide range of add-on functionalities for yourAndroid phone.
Though the only applications that can be downloaded to an iOS device are those that
come from the Apple App Store, iOS device users have better users experience for the
3. Software upgrades
Although Google does update Android frequently, many users find that they do not
receive the updates on their phone. Even when an upgrade is offered, it is usually
several month of the release of the new version Android OS.
In this aspect, iOS has its advantage. iOS upgrades are generally available to majority
iOS devices. Users can update their iPhone to the latest iOS immediately after the
Kindly remind: when you are going to update your phone to new operating system,
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Please backup your iPhone or Android phone first.
4. Device Selection
A wide range of Android devices are available at different brand, price, size and
hardware capabilities. The iOS devices are comparatively limited, regardless of in
term of the size, models, or price.
5. Security and Privacy
The most widespread malware on Android is the sending of personal information to
unauthorized third parties. App developers take advantage of “Permissions” when
people install an app to request a lot of user information.
However, malware writers are less likely to write apps for iOS, due to Apple's review
of all the apps and verification of the identity of app publishers. So for security and
privacy, iOS wins.
The Bottom Line: Choosing between iOS andAndroid
I understand that you still cannot decide to buy an Android phone or an iPhone, as
both of them have their obvious pros and cons. In my opinion, if you want to enjoy
highly customizable user experience, choose Android. But if you your phone work
more smooth and quick, iPhone is ideal. No matter which phone you finally buy, you
must consider transferring files from your old phone to new phone. Whether you want
to transfer contacts from iPhone to new Android phone or transfer contacts, music,
videos, photos etc. fromAndroid to iPhone FonePaw Mobile Transfer is so helpful.
Just enjoy your new phone.
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