iOS vs Android: Advantages and Disadvantages
iPhone has always been one of the market’s most expensive smartphones. 6 with a contract (for 2 years) costs starting from $ 199, without a contract – $ 649 (without taxes). The price is quite biting.
The scale and flexibility of Android do not have competitors. Android phones are produced by almost everyone who is connected with the smartphone market, and you can always choose from “very cheap” to “I do not have much money.” A huge number of free applications in PlayMarket Google gets +5 to its karma.
For the sake of fashion for slim design interface, the two platforms, today, do not drastically differ from each other. However, Android has one advantage – the cover and widgets from manufacturers and third-party developers who are changing «the face of the system». After the release of Android L, with its concept of “material design” platform promises to be a more holistic.
After the release of the 7th version of iOS, the system looks very solid and modern. New animation gives the depth of the design. But the problem remained the same — unnecessary animations that will make your eye tired! At least, you can turn them off.
Compared with the Android, iOS system looks very stylish, but at the same time, sluggish.
Compare the number of applications for the systems:
iOS – 1.2 million.
Android – 1.2 million.
With regard to the quality, iOS has always been the mostconvenient platform for developers, and given Apple’s dislike for pirates, it is not surprising that future hits among games and applications appeared particularly in Apple.
None of the stores is 100% comfortable and sometimes you have to step through a large sieve references and recommendations to find the right application. However, in the AppStore recommendations feature work still better.
An alternative to application store
Android is very simple in this regard: the application can be downloaded directly from the market, install from a computer (although, then you can pick up an unknown virus) or use one of the other stores. On the contrary, Apple openly opposes third-party stores. So if you want to have room for maneuver, the balance is tilting in the direction of Android.
A short battery life is a headache for both users and producers. But to determine which one is better and which is worse is difficult. It is believed that the iOS system is more balanced in terms of battery life, but Android wins at the expense of a more capacious battery. In addition to Android, you can see a detailed graph of battery life, and learn which application consumes much energy. In addition, many manufacturers supply their phones with special power-saving modes that can disable the application or reduce overall system power consumption.
Apple is able to draw the most advanced graphics battery consumption, but iOS really misses austerity. This is especially noticeable in the 7th version of iOS, which unpleasantly surprised by the voracity during the tests.
All two are updated on a regular basis, producing small patches and larger patches almost every couple of months. Unlike Google, Apple is much more closely monitor the software, so it is easier to release updates. Every year, Apple “leaves behind” a couple of old devices, but support for them is still better than that of Microsoft and Google. For example, devices based on Windows Phone 7 can not upgrade to 8-ki, but the problem in Android other – if you do not Nexus device, we have to depend on the vendor, which, although they regularly update their firmware, but occasionally leave behind are any some of the old devices.
The vulnerability of «toxic hell stew» was heavily embellished by the competitors, but it still casts a shadow on the reputation of Android in business circles.
But Apple quickly took root in the US corporate market, grab a piece of the pie from the BlackBerry. Therefore, iOS spends a lot of resources on the issue of security. As an example – a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S and the following versions. In addition, iOS users get updates before most users of Android.
Maps and navigation
It’s not so simple as you might think. The two platforms are good, detailed and useful maps, all two of them are able to work offline, be points on the routes, receive accurate estimates on the basis of traffic density and even more. But Google Maps on iOS is the bet option having a detailed description and other subtleties that make it stand out.
This is another good example of how Apple squeezes the most out of their product. By the number of megapixels iPhone 6S is often inferior to Android flagship or Windows Phone, but by means of working with details, iPhone camera still remains the best. As for standard applications, the two platforms are the right decisions, but if you hurriedly scale up the photos then you will see that Apple is the winner.
Tastes differ, so it’s high time you chose the right variant for you!
Karl Wittgenstein Senior SEO specialist, blogger and freelance writer for Samedaypapers. Karl is always ready to give useful piece of advice about everything related to technology.