Smartphones are the future. They have spiked in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They are not only phones, but they also have cameras, portable games, web service, and much more. When you think of smartphones, two names usually come to mind: iPhone and Android. These two phones have been rivals for ages, and many debates have started revolving these technological titans. However, which one trumps over the other? Is there really a “better” one in the first place?
The iPhone comes to most people’s mind when they think of a smartphone. It is, by far, one of the biggest phones on the market. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, over 80 million iPhones were sold worldwide. The iPhone also brags a sleek design, its great photo quality, and it’s great security. However, there are three things that the iPhone lacks: Customization, durability, and battery life. The phones are easy to break, and they die very quickly. Also, unlike Android, the home screen can’t be customized, and you can’t give the phone more storage easily. The phone has great qualities, but there are many issues that lead to one phone never lasting more than a few years.
Android is usually the other phone that you see people use. Unlike the iPhone, you can customize the phone much better. Also, it is nearly shatterproof, and it is waterproof. You can easily give it much more data as well. However, there is a very large issue with the Android: it’s security. Apps are not monitored on the google play store, allowing malware to be uploaded really easily. You are not as safe with the phone as you are with an iPhone.
Overall, it really matters for what a person is looking for. Are they looking for a phone that they can trust, maybe it is for their kids, or they want to feel safe? In this case, people should choose the iPhone. However, if you are looking for a phone that they will be able to use for a long time, and have it fit their needs, the Android is the right direction to go. These two phones may seem very similar, but every phone is a little different. Always make sure to know what will fit you best, and always plan ahead.
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