iPhone or Android? Which one should you buy?
If you’re shopping for a new phone, no matter what you buy, it is very certain that it will run one of two operating systems: Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS.Both systems are very good, however, each has its advantages, and there are reasons you might want to choose one over the other.
Pick the things that matter most to you, count the wins in those categories, and you have a personalized recommendation.
iOS or Android
Why should you choose an iPhone?
If you´ve never used an iPhone, getting started will be very easy due to its clean design and simplicity.
But one of the biggest advantages of an iPhone is the ecosystem. Apple has designed a multitude of continuity features that allow you to carry over work and data from one of its devices to another with a few clicks. For example, if you own a Mac, you can write text messages or answer calls from your Mac. There are many other great examples of continuity across iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS — and the iPhone is a critical component in that puzzle, especially now that iPhone apps can be seamlessly ported to macOS.
If you plan to use your phone for several years, good news, iPhone´s usually receive updates for 5-6 years. iPhone´s are also known to be more secure, due to regular updates and closed system. Apple doesn’t release its source code to app developers, and the owners of iPhones and iPads can’t modify the code on their phones themselves. This makes it more difficult for hackers to find vulnerabilities on iOS-powered devices.
- Easy to use
- Connectivity within the Apple ecosystem
- Longer system updates (5-6 years)
Why should you choose an Android?
To start with, there are so many Android phones to choose from. Small or big, cheap or expensive and new ones getting released almost every day.
Customizability has always been one of Android’s main strengths. You can customize almost anything, which is not the case with the iOS.
Most Android phones also have expandable storage, which can be very helpful if your phone is almost full. Google also offers 15 GB of free cloud space, compared to Apple´s 5 GB of free cloud space.
If you use a Windows PC, moving files from your computer to your phone or vice versa is very easy, which is not always true with the iPhone.
- Many phones to choose from
- Customizability and freedom
- Expandable storage
- 15 GB of free cloud space
So which should you choose? Both platforms have pros and cons, and, as with many purchase decisions, your choice will depend on what you value most.
Owning an iPhone is a simpler, more convenient experience, with long system updates.
Android-device ownership is a bit harder, but it’s simultaneously more freeing because it offers more choice.
Ultimately, the best platform for you depends on, well, you.