Android and iOS are two most popular mobile operating system at this moment. Where Apple’s iOS is only used in Apple devices, Google’s Android is being used in most mobile brands like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and Sony etc. Though Apple’s iOS has better security but Android has more features, apps, freedom, better flexibility and ecosystem for programming and gaming. In this article I’m writing 10 reasons why Android is better than iOS/iPhone.
Android Has More Users
Android has 54% world’s mobile users where iOS/iPhone has 32%. There are 3 Android users for every iOS user. Hope you can count how many people are using android in this planet. Here is a chart that shows the market share of mobile operating system.
Google products are always number one, they have no. 1 search engine, no. 1 email, no. 1 ad-network as well as no. 1 operating system Android. Android has more application and games on their online store called Playstore.
Android is better for developers
Google gives more consent and flexibility to their users and application developers in terms of customizing OS. An app developer can even edit system apps, widgets and lock screen etc. As a developer gets more permission from OS they can make amazing custom ROMs and apps that can give your device a new look and usability. File managing system on android is also better than iOS. There are bunch of file manager apps on Google Playstore, you can manage your files as you want. Android gives more freedom there.
Android has Expandable Storage/SD card
In an android device user can easily upgrade their storage with a new expandable SD card. Also SD card are cheap. Example if you buy a class 10 64GB SD card it will cost you only $20 where iPhone users need to pay approximately $100. Also you can use multiple SD card on your android device.
Android has better Keyboard/Typing
The stock keyboard of android is better than iOS. Google’s Android keyboard has better user interface and lots of features like gestures, multi languages and voice typing. In Playstore there are many customized keyboards like SwiftKey,Fleksy Keyboard, TouchPal, Ridmik etc.
Android runs more type of files format
In an Android device you can run approximately any type of file. Also there are many file decoder on store that you can use to manage or edit them. Also you can run any type of media files using android’s media players like VLC, KM, MX player etc.
Android has better camera
Always Android device had the best camera on the market. Though recently Apple has released their flagship iPhone 7 and 7 plus but these latest device’s camera are not better than old Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Note 7 let alone upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8.
Android has better battery life
Apple’s latest iPhone has average 12 hours of battery life even less. Where Motorola Moto Z Play which is run by android has up to 23 hours of battery life according to CNET. Even old Samsung Galaxy S7 has better battery than Apple’s latest iPhone 7.
Android has better display(4K)
Sony released Xperia Z5 Premium in September 2016 with 4K Display and in September 2016 Apple released iPhone 7 which has only 1080p(1k) display, which is insane. If you want a ultra HD 4K display then you must go with the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which runs Android.
Android has Iris Scanner
New Samsung Note 7 has Iris scanner which doubles your smartphone security. You can use this biometric security to lock your phone or apps or any sensitive data. You phone can’t be unlocked without your eyes if Iris scanner is turned on.
Android has Headphone Jack :p
Apple recently removed 3.5mm headphone jack from their latest flagship iPhone 7. Now you will have to use EarPods with Lightning Connector instead of 3.5mm jack and you can’t use your EarPods while charging your iPhone. But if you still want to listen to your music then you will have to buy a wireless headphone, Apple calls it AirPods, which will cost you up to $150(If you want to waste your money). Note that AirPods sound quality is same as regular EarPods.
I’m writing this article from my personal opinion. I don’t hate iOS or not saying it’s bad. In future I will write about some sections where iOS is better than Android.