With the inception of Android phones in the market in 2007, there started a new war in the world of smartphones. So far, Android of Google and iPhone of Apple are the only two neck-to-neck competitors. Everyone has their own reason for opting either of the two. However, there is a quick comparison, which may help you in deciding the best smartphone for you:
Recent statistics indicates that Android has outclassed Apple’s iPhone by gaining 33% market share, which equals to almost one-third of the total smartphone market. On the other hand, Apple only holds 25% of the total market share.
Android has completely overshadowed iPhone when it comes to the price. Consumers find Android phones economical with all the functions and applications they want to see in their dream smartphone.
When comparing the customer satisfaction of the two smartphones, it is seen that many people are at ease with Android phones. This clearly states why many people have switched from iPhone to Android phones in the past few years.
When it comes to the comparison of new generation mobile phones, again Android takes the limelight. Here is a list of features present in Android and iPhone from which you can clearly identify the efficiency of both the handsets.
Android is a world of customization. Here you can customize almost everything to change the way you use your phone such as browser, wallpapers, keyboard shortcuts etc. However, iPhone offers vey limited customization to its consumers.
· Open source:
Android allows its developers to modify and customize software themselves. Because of this open sourcing, Android users can take advantage of many benefits which iPhone users cannot avail.
· GPS and Voice Guidance:
GPS application is available in both the smartphones. However, with Android you can get voice guidance too in finding the desired location.
With Android phones, you can get notifications even if you are not connected with the internet. However, these notifications are stored on Apple server in iPhone and need an internet connection to be delivered.
· Cloud Connectivity:
There is no doubt that Cloud is the future. While Apple is continuously striving to utilize this feature, Google owns it. It is not difficult for Google to synchronize the applications of Android with cloud to make its smartphones more effective.
iPhone has batteries that perform outclass and lasts longer than any Android device.
· Ease of use:
iPhone is user’s first choice when it comes to user- friendly handsets. In contrast to this, Android phones are a bit complicated.
· Software keyboard:
While Android allows you to install any keyboard of your choice, iPhone offers you a software keyboard which is a good deal and convenient to use.
iPhone has 16 GB or 32 GB capacity with no external storage options. While in Android it is scant 1GB with an optional 32 GB external SD card so, iPhone takes extra points here.
Entertainment is much more in iPhone as compare to Android. You can play games and enjoy music on media player readily.
In a nut shell, both smartphones have heir own pros and cons. One is better with one feature while other takes the limelight in some other feature. So, if you want to buy an ideal smartphone, you should first prioritize the features you want in it.