Many people find themselves facing to choose between an iPhone and an Android smart phone. The answer to which is a better phone is a pretty futile debate, each have their advantages and disadvantages. It all comes down to what you’re going to use your phone for and how experienced you are with technology.
Android phones are known for their openness and ability to be controlled to do things iPhones can’t. You can download whatever applications you want without Apple screening them. You can tether your 3g internet to your laptop. In general you have a lot more freedom and configuration options. You’re not forced to use Safari as your browser and you’re not forced to use certain extension types for media files. The iPhone is made to be as easy and user friendly is possible at the cost of maintaining strict use policies.
Because of the strict user policies the iPhone is very secure. There are no applications with malicious intent for the iPhone because Apple has to approve all applications for it. There’s no bunk or fake apps either for that same reason. However, the Android does have many fine anti-virus applications available for use. You’re also made aware of the specific permissions an application is going to use before installing it. This gives experienced users a chance to weed out harmful apps.
The iPhone is a little easier to use compared to the Android. Setting up and using the iPhone is a pretty common sense ordeal for most people. Many people praise Apple for their easy to use products and the iPhone is no exception. While the Android is a little more difficult to use, it’s also more open and has the ability to adapt to change better than the iPhone.
If you’re concerned with applications not being on either platform don’t be. Both operating systems have millions of available apps to download. It’s pretty hard nowadays to find an app that performs a specific task that is unique to one platform or the other.
Price and hardware vary different on both phone types. Since the iPhone is only made by Apple there is only one cost and only one hardware type (with exception of memory space). Android OS runs on a variety of phones with dozens of different manufactures. This gives many options of both price and hardware.
So which is best for you? If you’re new to smart phones and technology in general, I suggest an iPhone. If you’re experienced with technology and want to maximize the power of your phone, an Android is right for you. Either choice you make, both are extremely well made operating systems.