- I prefer the Android because it holds more memory, has a bigger screen, and you can switch the battery out and insert SD cards. At least on my Droid RAZR you can. I bought the iPhone 4 about a year and a half ago and I didn't like it as much as my current phone. I haven't tried any of the newer iPhones, though I do prefer Android. What I really liked about the Droid was that I've downloaded 1,279 downloads these past 2 months, my phone still runs perfectly, and smoothly. Plus, the camera on my phone is amazing with an auto flashlight, color choices, pausing, and zooming up with 1080p. I've dropped my phone countless times and there's not a single crack on the screen, unlike many iPhones that I've seen crack. If you're gonna get a phone, choose Android.
- —Guest Misty Innerarity
Biased but true
- I've owned about 9 different Android models (all flagship) and 2 iPhones. As much as I love the power Android devices give you, at some point the Android phone just loses its stability. Currently I use the i5 as my personal device and have had no issues. My work phone is the Droid DNA and while I love the feature-packed phone, I'm already starting to notice that quad-core processor not processing as fast as when it was given to me. This phone may have a slower decline than other Androids, but 2 years from now I suspect that My Carrier and HTC will just drop support of the device and then I'll have a slow paperweight. That's why I'm glad I will get a newer Android this summer. (Perks for working for the wireless company that sells it.) Not everyone has that option. My iPhone 3 or 4 years from now will work the same. Can almost bet on it. So yes, due to the fact every iDevice gets the updates at the same time, iPhone or iOS is the winner for me. Boring phone but extremely stable.
- —Guest Just a guest. That's all
- iSheep: People who like being told what they can and what they can't do by their shepherd, being limited on the few freedoms they generously receive from him.
- —Guest dictionary
Which one works?
- 1st smartphone: Android HTC Sensation w/ T-Mobile. When it works, it's great. Most of the time, doesn't work. I want a phone that is actually is a reliable communication device, then a personal organizer, reliable GPS. Don't need music, games, entertainment on phone.
- —Guest Karen
- I personally own Android. A device set up for business email should be able to attach any file you want! PDF etc. This is one problem with iOS. It's very clear which one to choose. Even now the iPhone 5 can only finally do picture and video. I don't like a company telling me what I can have and not have when it should be open, but like the Apple Bluetooth thing! What is Bluetooth if it blocks most devices! I have never been able to Bluetooth to an Apple device. A friend said give up, it's just Apple doing what it does best!
- —Guest Chris
- I bought the iPhone 2 weeks after its debut. I was one of the original owners of an iPhone. Since that time, I have owned 3 Android devices. I have never _not_ had a problem with an Android phone. My latest phone has been replaced by Verizon 3 times. My wife's phone 2 times. Why? Go to sleep, wake up and the phone is off. I never had that problem with an iPhone.....not one time. Even a first gen. Customizing, really? I can customize my laptop, tablet, etc. I want a phone to be a phone and work all the time. I can do just about anything on an iPhone that I can do on an Android device, with so much less worry.... Hate if you want, but when it comes down to it, a phone is a phone. If I can't make or receive calls 30% of time, it's not doing its job. Remember this too, most people are not capable of rooting, modifying, etc, etc. I could not root my phone even if I wanted to...not available. Only option is to buy a new phone. Would I put an Android phone in my grandmother's hand? No way.
- —Guest bodisat
- This article was written with an intent to promote iPhones over Androids, as opposed to presenting an objective view. I just switched to iPhone from Android and I'm sold on iPhone, but Android has some pros over the iPhone that were not mentioned in the article or were mentioned in a less appealing way. A more objective article would have been helpful.
- —Guest Atlanta101
- Apple.... Point, Blank, Period. It ain't that difficult to decide. Androids suck, iPhones rule.
- —Guest Person
Have had Android and iPhone
- I'm on my 1st iPhone (iPhone 5). Before this I had an HTC and Samsung. Both Androids had glitches. The Samsung started to act up only after the memory got low, and the HTC evo had problems straight out of the box. It overheated and constantly rebooted itself. I really didn't use widgets that much so I don't miss that. As for Apple it's definitely a much more closed platform, and I miss a lot of my Android apps. But... the iPhone, everything just works smoothly! I appreciate this the most! Also, no lag issues like I had with Android. It's faster than any Android I've ever had. Has a much more beautiful screen. Also has the best camera out there on a phone. For now I am keeping the iPhone even though I personally feel it is behind the times with its closed-off market, but the fact that it works flawlessly has made me an instant fan. I don't think you can really compare iPhones to Androids because for what one lacks the other makes up for. So far I'm pleased with the iPhone over Android.
- OK peeps it's like this: I have had both... started with Android phones a while back and they sucked, so I went to an iPhone and loved it... then the iPhone 5 came out so I was like hell yeah. Well, it turned out to really be just a 4S in a different shell. I was not happy. So with all the new Android phones out, I started digging and researching. I got the Note 2 after all was said and done. All I can say is, THIS PHONE ROCKS. It as smooth as any Apple product, but you can actually customize it the way you want... you can't do this with iPhones. Don't get me wrong, I loved my iPhones, but it just got plain boring. If Apple would allow you to make changes I would probably stay with them. But Android phone have really stepped it up. I like both phones but prefer my Note 2 for the time being. Can't go wrong with either, but my phablet it pretty freakin cool... lmao. Just an unbiased opinion on both.
- —Guest Dean
Right... enjoy that endorsement check.
- My Android phone is a year and a half old Motorola Photon and it is still faster than any iPhone released to date, which is ridiculous. Comparing my old Android to the brand new iPhone 5, Android is still the clear winner. My phone has a bigger screen, faster processor, free apps abound, 8MP camera with panorama (that I never use), kickstand, and the best part... Android OS. Every iteration is infinitely more customizable than iOS. The biggest difference between iPhones and Android phones is customizability. Anyone can grab an iPhone and do the exact same things, but an Android allows you to make it entirely your own.
- —Guest shortz1lla
- I almost totally agree with the post. I am not an Apple fanboy whatsoever, my family all own Androids and I've been considering getting the Xperia z. The reason I won't is simple. I've owned PCs for years. You know the story. Lags, crashes, comparability issues, getting slower and slower with every update and every installation. Until I went back to Mac. Now my last Mac was a 1996 Performa. No problems at all. My new Mac is a Mac mini. I came back to the motherland! Now, although my father, brother and uncle all have Androids and love 'em, I decided I ain't going down that road again. So, in Jobs I trust and I'm getting an iPhone 5S right when it comes out.
- —Guest Someone
Android Apps are better
- Android Apps are far better. With emulators you can play Nintendo 64 games on an Android phone. Can you do this with an iPhone?
- —Guest harry
- Yeah I just glazed over these because I am an Android user.. DROID X and.. I wanted to read up on the comparisons so I could have an educated conversation comparing Apple and Android... I don't know much about Apple... but if they aren't fairly and intelligently compared... I guess I still don't..
- —Guest Andrioder
Hey Apple Fanboy
- Nice joke. I had a good laugh! This made my day. Apple Maps beating Google Maps? Nice one! Now my stomach hurts. I pity the author. I wonder how much Apple pays you to do this piece of funny crap? [Uh, you know the article doesn't say Apple Maps beats Google Maps, right? - Sam]
- —Guest King James