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iPhone or Android: Which one's better for YOU?

Updated on July 17, 2012

iPhone and Android are undoubtedly the best smartphones out there. Both platforms have a lot to offer, and both have their pros and cons. If you're looking to buy a new smartphone, and you're new to the smartphone world, let me give you a little introduction and taste to both.

iPhone

The most well-known smartphone in the market today, the iPhone, has amazing features which anyone would love. The familiar UI with the home screen, keyboard and apps make the iPhone a very simple, elegant, and easy to use for anyone. The iPhone has an extremely large selection of apps, varying from games to office work to cooking to... everything else! The latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, packs a dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and everything else you've come to know and probably love. I would recommend the iPhone to anyone who wants a simple and intuitive interface which is very easy to use.

Android

The iPhone's most well known rival, Android. Android also has a lot of packed in features, like apps and games. Android is more open and inviting towards customization, which gives it a slight edge over iPhone in the customization area. Android users can download files from the internet, install themes, and do pretty much anything they want with their phone. iPhone is more closed, and the only installing done on the iPhone is installing apps and updates. Android users also have a larger variety of phones to choose from. Android phones come in different screen sizes, different processors, different screen ratios, e.t.c. While this may create a lot of fragmentation in the Android ecosystem, it gives the user more choice as to what they prefer. I would recommend Android for people who look for lots of customization options.

Although I prefer the iPhone over the Android, I think Android is pretty good as well. What do you prefer? Tell me in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

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      Oilersmyth 5 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Yes, I agree. Going all the way to iTunes on your computer becomes quite a hassle. Thanks for the comment!

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      Ardot 5 years ago from Canada

      I just like the openness of the Android platform. I can't even drag and drop stuff into my i-pod... gotta go through i-tunes. Almost everyone I know who has an i phone has jail-broken it in order for it to be more customizable. However I must say that the phone's got a better keyboard.

      Nice hub!