You don't know how many times I've seen someone at a mobile store walking back and forth between the Apple iPhone and the many Android phones that rest in their cradles. Should they pick the cheaper one? Or maybe the one with more features? All of it can be overwhelming if research has not been done on the subject. The battle between Android and Apple goes on in everyone, and this article will help you decide which side you will take.
When you first see any android phone, you will notice it's physical appearance is sleek and eye-catching. There are many different screen sizes, so consumers can easily choose a phone with the perfect size for them. The Droid Pro, for example, has a smaller screen, and closely resembles a Blackberry. The original HTC Droid Incredible's screen size is extremely similar to that of an iPhone. Of course, other android phones, such as the Droid X or the HTC Evo, have very large screens. Every android phone has a different amount of buttons, which can include a home, menu, back, search, power/lock, and camera button, as well as volume rockers. Physical keyboards can also be a plus.
Unlike Android phones, the iPhones have kept their screens around the same size throughout generations. Because of this, users with bigger hands may not like the iPhone, or have difficulty texting with it. From personal experience, I also find that the iPhone screen has a smoother, easier-to-manipulate feel to it as opposed to android phones. Due to the simplicity of the iPhone design, it has a few buttons which include a home button, power/lock button, and volume rockers. There is no physical keyboard present.
Hardware And Use
Along with their look and feel, androids use software that is built for snappy performance and gives users just what it wants. There are various customization options: Drag-and-drop let's you put all of your apps and widgets where you want and you are free to do ass you please. The android market offers the best apps out there, and in my personal experience, paid apps are a lot cheaper than on the iPhone. Android is partnered with google, so it comes stock with google apps.
The iPhone is also quick, but there is definitely a lack of personalizing. You can move your apps around and drag them into folders, which is great for organizing. Yet the iPhone does not have an app drawer. Some people like this due to having all of their apps in front of them. I personally like having an app drawer and selecting only certain ones for my home screen so my wallpaper isn't blocked. In the app department, iPhones are tied with iTunes. This is fantastic if you want all of your media right in front of you. You can also sync it with the iTunes on the computer. As for the App Store, there are definitely more apps then in the android market. However, some can seem overpriced.
So when it comes down to it, which will you choose? If you like having customization options, more buttons, or a physical keyboard, (optional, not all androids have them)
then Androids are for you. If you want a simple to use, "portable media center," then I would go for the iPhone.
Thank you for reading and I hope this helps all of you when choosing an Android or Apple device.