Apple vs. Android


Joel D., Blogger

Android is the best because it has distinctive features that Apple phones do not.

Android is a more open system than most. You can tweak and customize to your heart’s content. Apple’s iPhone is a closed system. Apple develops and sells both the software (iOS) and the hardware (iPhones and iPads).

If an Android battery starts running low faster you can take it out and replace it. You can’t do that with an iPhone. You also have more additional locking options on an Android. You only need a password or fingerprint for Apple.

2016 brought a plethora of new devices like Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, One Plus 3, LG G5, and other phones that delivered big challenges to Apple. However, there are still places where iPhone is clearly better than Android and iOS 10 is better than Android.

Most of the popular apps are on both platforms, but many top games and apps still come to iPhone first. People are seeing more apps come to both at the same time, but there are still way more iPhone-only apps people can use than Android-only.

The iPhone has better value. If you sell your one or two-year-old Android smartphone, even a flagship device, you’ll often get much less than you paid.

Still, I prefer Android.