When acquiring a new smartphone, chances are that it will be operated by either Google’s Android or Apple’siOS mobile operating systems. These two are pretty much the only serious contenderas far as the smartphone OSes battle for supremacy is concerned.It’s however safe tosay that both provide excellent operating systems, with slight and veryimportant differences that may influence your decision on which to settle for. Weare going to assess Android vs. iOS in three categories and suggest the winneron each. The best platform however depends on your preference.AffordabilityApple is known forsetting pace when it comes to pricing its gadgets. Their latest invention, iPhoneX retails for a starting price of $ 1000, iPhone 8plus goes for $800 and thecheapest you can find is iPhone SE at $350.
Unless you venture into the black-market,those are the prices Apple asks for its iPhone gadgets.With Android however, youcan limit your expenditure and make use of the huge variety of low cost phonesform a range of manufactures. You also take the new Pixel 2 phones and Samsunggalaxy note path which is almost at the same level with iPhone when it comes topricing.
The fact that Android offers free apps makes it pocket friendly and anobvious choice to budget- conscious clients.BatteryLife and ChargingBattery life is a majordeal breaker for most Smartphone users. It’s tricky to compare the twoplatforms as they operate on different hardware. Both Android and iOS shows powerconsumptions detailed into apps, but only Android shows how much battery lifeis left. Both platforms provide power saving options through limiting powerusage but only Android is capable of modifying how this operates.When it comes tocharging, Android phones are not only offered faster charging capability butalso a wireless charging, while this also applies to iPhone 8 and X, itsnotable that fast charging adaptor is bought separately while the same comeswith an android phone tucked in a box. Comparing Android phonewith an iPhone with similar price, Androids tend to have a longer battery lifemaking it an easy choice.
SecurityWhen it comes tosecurity, iPhones come with impeccable security and encryption that makes itimpossible to hack into the hardware and go through confidential information. Speedyupdates are becoming essential to protect users from hackers. Apple’s abilityto push updates out to more devices gives it an edge over Android.
With Applecomes improved security for users, prominently the Touch ID and the imminent FaceID in iPhone X. All the data in imassage and other apps are tightly encryptedfor safety.Most Android phones stillrun on old software which are very vulnerable to hacking thus exposing theusers, it’s also behind on its security updates making it less secure.With no doubt, the iOS isthe most secure platform and is the best in keeping the users privacy safe.
ConclusionIn terms of numbers, Androidcomes out on top as its affordable and readily available, but iOS wins in someof the most important categories such as security, which I think is a factor toconsider. Direct comparison to their latest version may not come up with anaccurate outcome as most android devices don’t operate on their latestversions.All said and done,everyone has their preference for personal reasons.
The stiff competitionbetween the two platforms can only bring out the best. Just do your researchbefore settling for one over the other.