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Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Sharon Dodd, Mar 21, 2021.
I personally prefer the iPhone over Android any day. I’m wondering about you. Which do you prefer.
I also prefer iPhone because it comes from a standard company, Apple, and has more customers who own it. Android has a major negative of limitations in apps because they don't have the App Store that iPhone has which updates regularly. Another reason why I prefer iPhone is because it gives safety and has more features. Overall, iPhone is a better purchase for personal use and Andriod is a better purchase for maybe work use.
I like both type of phone but cost wise, I prefer android. As long as I can use it properly I will try to get used to it.
Comes down entirely to your own philosophies and use cases.
There are no generic phones running iOS, not legally at any rate. If you want an iPhone, you absolutely gotta buy one from Apple one way or another. It's a closed ecosystem too with Apple deciding what they allow in their walled garden. Nothing wrong with that at all. Some folks prefer it as well, and Apple's been big on offering safe, inviting, and a curious blend of classy and simple as part of their user experience. If a person only wants to know how to work their phone on a surface level and cost isn't an issue, then iPhone is about as good as it gets. It's safe. It's predictable.
Android's changed a lot since it was introduced but it's more comparable to Linux, in that everyone has their own flavor and spin on it since the operating system is more or less open for manufacturers to tinker with. You'll have larger brands who go for that premium vibe, Samsung comes to mind as they're probably the iPhone's biggest Android competitor with their S series line. Then you go to the other end of the spectrum and you'll find cheap phones from ZTE or someone that runs a bare-bones or entirely stock variant of Android and the phone itself is cheaper than dinner for one at Red Lobster.
For most folks Android is simple enough to operate but the open environment is great for freedom of movement, in a metaphorical way in regards to software and user-side modification. Unlocking and rooting your phone can open the floodgates to customization or actively changing the capabilities of your phone. Even if you don't want to do that, you want the same simple and easy solution like you'd want from Apple, you can still get a completely functional phone for a fifth or less the cost of an iPhone.
The trouble with Android is the lack of consistency. The hardware in Samsung's flagship might be comparable to Huawei, it might hold up against the iPhone itself, but the cheaper options are usually running older hardware from prior generations. Lots of folks are turning to gaming on phones and this is one of the visible ways that Android can be troublesome since a game developer making an iOS port knows the exact specifications of everything Apple's ever made. Your $30 Tracfone might not even be able to do HD video on Youtube,in comparison.
Myself, I prefer Android. If I get a bee in my bonnet and want to change something I don't want the operating itself being the unbreakable barrier that prevents me from doing it. A couple hundred dollars gets one heck of a phone these days and even fifty will get something serviceable. There's luxury/high end Android phones out there and Apple does some great work but I haven't seen as much innovation from them lately. Their premium brand they peddle just isn't enough for me.
Not to mention that I'm not above walking around with the back of my phone duct-taped on.