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Android or Iphone - Which one is better?

Updated on August 3, 2013

Android compared to Iphone

As there are more and more types of smartphones and tablets in the market, there are too many choices that we need to make to get the best value out of our hard earn money when we want to purchase a smartphone or a tablet. Many comparisons have been made by the iPhone fans or the Android fans that mostly biased to the side they liked. Some obviously telling the iPhone advantages over the Android or vice versa. And if I were to make a choice by my own is not fare. So, I came out with this list of comparison and you will need to step in to tell us why or what you like about iPhone or Android on their features.

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Which one is more user-friendly? - Android or iPhone?

Android vs iPhone - User-friendly
Android vs iPhone - User-friendly

When we buy a smartphone, what we want most is it must be user-friendly. Mean it is easy to understand and easy to use. If you have ever use an iPhone before, you will find out that you can simply pick up any iPhone and quickly and easily understand how to use it without needed to figure out what to do. All you need to do is to tap on the app icons desired. That is why when you purchase an iPhone, you will not find any user manual inside the box.

Most of the Android devices come with several button for different functions. After you have unlock the screen (This may vary on different types of Android device), you will need to face with many possible different type of front screen that may need you to scratch your head what to do next.

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Now is your turn to tell

Which one do you think is more user-friendly?

Choose your favorite smartphone from here.

Android or iPhone - battery
Android or iPhone - battery

The Battery

This is an obvious comparison between the Android smartphone and iPhone.

Battery for Android devices is removable and replaceable. The battery replacements can be easily found in the market. You can always have another standby fully charged battery for your emergency use.

iPhone do not have a replaceable battery, and you cannot even see or know where is the battery located. If anything happen to your iPhone battery, all you can do is to send it back to Apple and hopefully you will get back a good one. And you will have to suffer a period of phone-less days.

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Your say...please

Which battery is better?

Android or iPhone - Apps
Android or iPhone - Apps


Application play an important rules for smartphones. Without apps, any smartphone will be no different with other phone.

Android has about 480,000 apps available at the current moment. Among these apps, there are 350000 apps are free to use.

iPhone has over 500,000 apps and is still growing.

When compare the apps for the two of them, they are now very close to each other and it is hard to tell which one is better,

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About apps, what do you think?

Which apps are better?

android or iphone - memory
android or iphone - memory

The Memory

The memory of smartphones can be differentiate into two categories.

1) Internal memory

This will be a big drawback for android smartphone as it has a limited internal memory, why do I say so? Because by default when you buy your android smartphone, the internal memory is already limiter due to the default apps in it. What to say if you have a lot more of photos and media content that you put into it later. And the more apps you have in your phone, you probably make it slow and become less "smart".

Whereas iPhone has a good internal memory sizes that you can choose and is range from 8Gb, 16Gb and up to 32Gb.

2. External memory

Android smartphone has an advantage that you can use the external memory like SD card to add an extra memory to your smartphone. But since SD card is removable, many reports shows that it is easy to get corrupted and that will causes you lose your valuable data, photos or your favorite song or movie clip.

iPhone has no external expandable memory. But there are no complaints so far as the internal memory by itself is huge and good enough. Moreover, the size of the memory is what you have chosen. And I have not heard anyone have lost their photos or data due to corruption of data.

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Which type of memory do you prefer?

What type of smartphone that you prefer?

Android or iPhone - OS
Android or iPhone - OS

The OS

The OS for Android smartphone and iPhone are both upgradeable. There are even cross installation of Android OS on iPhone or vice versa by someone. This has pro and cons depend on what you prefer.

(updated on November 2012)

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Android running on iPhone

It is possible that an iPhone running the Android OS, take a look at the below video.

The Operating System

Do you want an smartphone that are upgradable OS?

Looking for iPhone

Apple iPhone 5 16 GB Unlocked, White
Apple iPhone 5 16 GB Unlocked, White

The latest iPhone you must have


It is time to make the conclusion

Android or iPhone
Android or iPhone

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Please vote for your favorite smartphone

Which is your favorite smartphone?

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Tell me what do you prefer? - Android smartphone or iPhone?

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    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 

      5 years ago from Europe

      Android all the way. I don't think like an Apple drone so I find them frustrating, like Paladins.

    • Paladins profile image


      5 years ago

      I like the Android platform because it allows me to work the way *I* want to work. Everyone likes to say that Apple products "just work" but from what I have seen, they do not work the way *I* want them to work.

      Also, they seem to be counter-intuitive, at least for me, but then I am a programmer.

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      6 years ago

      iPhone. wanna to upgrade from my 4 to 5. need more hard work to get the money.

    • kimark421 profile image


      6 years ago

      I phone. hands down.

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      6 years ago

      I prefer Android phones because they are the phones for future and have free apps all around the web

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      6 years ago

      android is the winner for me, and i've had both. truthfully, they both have their pros and cons. my biggest rub with iphone are the terrible keyboard, and itunes...i can't stand it as an interface getting things on and off my phone. android is simple drag & drop for everything, music, photos, whatever.

      my last straw with apple was when i recently upgraded itunes, it deleted my mail account settings. after unsuccessfully researching the issue, i called apple tech support to ask how to just get the settings back to the way they were, and i was told i had to buy a $69 service plan in order for them to tell me. are you kidding me?!? that made the decision easy, so i switched to android and never looked back. now that i've had android for a while, i see the many advantages it has over iphone. i don't mind when my phone freezes up occasionally, because that's the price of the extreme flexibility which i LOVE. the winner for me is ANDROID.

    • SkylerV profile image


      6 years ago

      I have an iPhone and wouldn't have anything else.

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      6 years ago

      I want to get the latest iPhone 5 but i think I need to read more about the comparison between the Android and iPhone smartphones for me to have the best decision..Actually, I came across other resources that have the detailed comparison between Android and iPhone like the which gave me the reason to think twice about jumping to iPhone 5..btw, thanks intermarks for this post..;)

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      6 years ago

      android smartphone

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      6 years ago

      I'm in the looking stage this is good information for comparison. Thanks.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Overall, I prefer Android phones because there is such a huge selection and I prefer their OS as well. Not to say that the iPhone is not good. I think there is a place for both, but Android is doing much better overall. In fact, Apple has fallen behind, but we'll have to wait and see if the iPhone 5 can make a difference.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I love iPhone and have had one for years, so I really can't comment or compare it with Android.

    • intermarks profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Thank you! I didn't know that Flickr have such a requirement for the link. I will make changes to that.

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      6 years ago

      Good job, laying out the parameters for this debate, and good use of polls and debates! Just one quick RocketSquid tip for you - Flickr requires a link to the photo page, not just to the user account, so you might want to double-check that all attributions are made correctly.

    • intermarks profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @kerbev: That will be unimaginable. Probably we would be using a hologram type of phone now..just like what we saw in some sci-fi movie. I think my imagination must have gone too far.

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      6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @intermarks: If they could have gotten together 30 years ago, can you imagine how much further advanced we would be now?

    • intermarks profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @JoshK47: Android have more choices, but if both of them can combine together, they will be perfect.

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      6 years ago

      I prefer Androids, though I honestly don't feel that they're as different as people claim.


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