It’s hard to believe that smartphones haven’t always been a thing but it’s true last decade when they took the world by storm the market was a real mess with an entire slew of operating systems battling it out and what can only be described as a grand battle royale in the end however after the rise and fall of Symbian blackberry OS bada and even Windows Phone 2 dominant operating systems remained at fairly even odds these are of course Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
We’ll be comparing the two operating systems covering both software and hardware we hope that by the end of this video you’ll know exactly which operating system is better suited for you so without any further ado let’s begin before we start comparing them however we need to just do a brief segment on how they operate at first glance Android and iOS may seem quite similar at least as far as interface is concerned but there are some fundamental underlying differences in how they function iOS is apples proprietary mobile operating system and as such it’s fine-tuned to make the most out of a device’s hardware.
What’s more Apple keeps a very close eye on all third-party software that’s being developed for their mobile operating system Android OS on the other hand may be owned by Google but it’s an open source OS based on a Linux kernel this basically means that anyone is free to improve and change it as they see fit Android is much more widespread because of this but it also means that it’s more open to security threats and some logistical hiccups but more on that later now with that out of the way let’s start comparing the two.
The first category that will have these operating system Duke it out in is performance stop us if this sounds familiar iPhones are overpriced because their hardware is bad this has got to be the argument that’s thrown around the most against iPhones and there is some truth to it just look at the latest Android flagships shipping with 4 6 or even 8 gigabytes of RAM while the latest flagship iPhones are still stuck at for the older models usually boasting just 2 or 3 gigabytes of RAM but here’s the thing iPhone simply don’t need more RAM because their operating system is so well optimized then it can juggle over a dozen apps effortlessly with just as little as 2 gigabytes of RAM meanwhile Android phones with just as much or even more RAM often fall behind in terms of memory management.
Multitasking so while iphones do indeed have worse hardware specs they’ve also proven that on paper specifications are in everything and the same goes for their CPUs it was only recently that iphones upgraded to hexa-core processors with the iphone 8 while the older models use either quad core or dual core cpus meanwhile it’s pretty commonplace to see an octa-core processor even in mid-range androids it has been for years now but once again due to better optimization it’s not unusual to see that last year’s iPhone beat the latest Android flagship in benchmarks let alone the weaker mid-range phones.
If we were judging the Hardware on its own then Android would have won this round but giving that we’re taking performance here the victory goes to the iOS moving on let’s take a look at the ways that these to handle displays the two most dominant technologies used for mobile displays at the moment are IPS LCD and OLED cheaper Android phones and older iPhone models predominantly use IPS LCD displays though most walk ships have recently made the jump to OLED both of these technologies come with their own pros and cons although OLED is superior from a technical standpoint for three reasons a it’s more power efficient because every pixel is lit individually so the display doesn’t need a back light to illuminate the entire screen when it’s turned on B it has great color accuracy viewing angles.
Unprecedented contrast ratios though high quality IPS can pretty much rival it in everything but contrast and see Ola displays reflect less light which can be invaluable for people who spent a lot of time outside and don’t want to deal with the glare ultimately though IPS displays have the benefit of being much cheaper to manufacture which is why so many OMS use them for the more affordable phones just remember that there’s a big difference in quality between the display used in a 200-dollar phone and that found in a thousand dollar flagship and in a case since the two technologies belong to different price brackets and since they’re both widely used.
We’ll call this round a tie as far as cameras are concerned their quality will depends solely on the original equipment manufacturer with iPhones the OEM is always Apple and the cameras have consistently been very good Android on the other hand covers the entire spectrum of possibilities the lower priced phones could have downright horrible cameras but then some high-end androids have cameras slightly better than the ones in iPhones still the differences are a fairly minor the only way that you can spot a difference between the cameras on the latest iPhone and the latest flagship from a big Android om is side-by-side comparison.
Even then the differences in quality would be fairly minor seeing how great the camera quality can vary and how the high-end ones are usually on fairly even terms well call this round a tie as well the app stores are a bit tricky to compare the two.The Google Play Store has since overtaken Apple in regards to the sheer number of apps available this gap can be attributed to androids open source nature.
What’s more Android phones allow user access to third party stores as well as manual side loading of apk files which means that the difference in app count is effectively even larger but we all know that quantity and quality are two very different things Android phones may have access to more apps but Apple strict control of which apps make it to the App Store ensured that the apps available there are entirely safe and free of any malicious code however another thing worth noting is that the Placer has many more free apps than.
The App Store does of course this does come with some strings attached the strings in question being adds and if you want to get rid of these pesky pop-ups you’d have to pay for the app just as you would on an app store still being able to download and test an app for free before buying it is definitely a good option to have on a final note not only do Android phones have access to a greater variety of more diverse apps but they also have access to some types of apps which are available on iOS most notably.
If you’re a gamer you might appreciate being able to download console emulators on your phone and play some classic games that you wouldn’t be able to play on an iPhone ultimately we’ll have to give the win here to Android especially since Google has steadily been making the Play Store more secure as the years went by the next category we’ll be taking a look at is variety device variety to be precise since all iPhones are manufactured exclusively by Apple there isn’t much variety to be found there would be a big jump in design every few years such as with the latest leap from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone 10.
But otherwise you pretty much know what to expect from my phone’s year after year with Android on the other hand there is never a lack of variety Android phones come in all shapes and sizes with dozens of manufacturers releasing dozens of new models every year true Android phones aren’t as diverse as they used to be as most of them now gravitate towards a similar design but OAM still find a way to cram something different and unique into every phone potentially cutting some corners and making it more affordable it goes without saying that this category is a clear win for Android much like the previous category iOS is basically set up to fail from the get-go unless the root.
iPhone customization options are borderline non-existent sure it is a fast and remarkably stable operating system but when it comes to customizability it’s sorely lacking the Android experience is of course the polar opposite stock Android in particular or phones running on some of the more flexible launchers like the Nova Launcher offers an almost unparalleled degree of customized ability when it comes to personalizing your experience and we only say almost unparalleled because a rooted android phone.
Take this even further Albia trading does carry certain risks it can render your warranty void it can lead to stability issues and in some cases can lead to your phone getting bricked naturally the winner here is Android but whether you prefer a high degree of customizability compared to a streamlined app grid is entirely subjective you knew this was coming and here it is affordability Apple devices are notorious for their exorbitant prices and the iPhone is no exception with Android on the other hand you can get a phone for under $100 however the saying does hold true.
If you pay peanuts you get monkeys and if you spend so little on a phone you can expect abysmal performance still mid-range Android phones can be found at a fraction of the price of an iPhone and the only way to get a more affordable iPhone right now is to go with an older model or just get a used phone although even used iPhones can be quite pricey because of how long they’re kept up to date in any case Android phones are available at much lower prices and even some high-end flagships can cost quite a bit less than the latest iPhone now while Android phones may be more affordable they definitely don’t retain their value nearly as well in truth and iPhone may very well be a more cost efficient choice in the long run this may seem like a ludicrous statement but bear with us as already mentioned.
iPhones aren’t fast because of their hardware it’s because of how well optimized their software is every iPhone receives constant OS updates for roughly 5 years after its launch ultimately this makes them more future-proof and also increases the reselling price conversely Android flagships generally only get two to three years of OS updates and mid-range phones get one or two all the while low end phones are usually stuck with the version of Android that they ship with plus updates can be terribly slow to roll out to devices whereas iOS updates for a lot globally at the same time so if you’re someone who has a habit of changing phones frequently and are unwilling to settle for anything less than a flagship your old iPhone would fetch a higher second-hand price than an old Android flagship would with that said the win in this category goes to iOS so let’s recap the iPhones running iOS offers superior performance apps that are safer and more stable long-term LTI updates and better long-term value meanwhile.
The Android phones are generally cheaper allow for a much greater degree of freedom have a customizable interface a greater variety of apps as well as a greater variety of devices to choose from in the end both operating systems and their hardware platforms have their advantages and disadvantages so the ultimate answer as to which is better will end up being largely subjective and dependent on what you’re looking for in a phone and there you have it iOS vs. Android.