Iphone vs. Android Throw Down

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How's it going guys? Today I'm going to tackle the age-old question iOS versus Android and I'm going to tell you right off the bat, there's no definitive answer for which is better, but I do have extensive experience of both.

 

My first smartphone back in the day was the iPhone 3GS and used iOS for about 4 years then switched to Android and used that exclusively for 4 years until recently, when I purchased the iPhone 8 plus, and have been using that for the past month so it can refresh my memory and I think now I'm in a good position to really share my experiences.

 

I’ve found major differences between iOS and Android, and there are significant advantages to both even though I have gotten similar in performance recently. In the past couple years there are some things that are pretty different and will depend on what you prefer. So how this is going to work is to look at the advantages of iOS performance over the Android, and then we'll go over the advantages of Android over iOS, and that we can draw a couple conclusions.

 

So advantages for iOS - we can start off with one of the main things that I envied so much after I switched to android, and that is how easy it is to upgrade or store and backup your phone with iPhone. With iOS it's all under Apple's whole ecosystem, so it's all very controlled, very consistent, which means that you can backup your phone as is and it will work on the next phone. That just doesn't work with Android, because of so many varieties of phones and manufactures.

With iOS you have to backup your phone when you go to restore, it whether to talk on the same phone or an upgraded phone - you're going to have all your passwords, all your settings, all your apps, you'll have to change anything it's as if you transferred a carbon copy from the old version to the new version and it will all work. That doesn't work on Android like I just said.

Before I decided to sell iPhone I'd backup and restore the same apps, but a lot of times you're going to have to type in the same password after changing all your settings back to how they work yet they log into everything. It's a huge pain and it's even more so if you're going between manufacturers like from Elegy to Samsung or the Google pixel.

And here's another problem - if you’re on Android and you have a phone that has the latest version such as the eight, now with the Google pixel, and you want to change to a phone that maybe has a slower update schedule. If you have an old phone and maybe a newer phone comes out and has an older version of Android, you can't restore your old data on your new phone because it has an older version of Android. So it's a mess really operating and restoring Android - none of that happens with iOS, it's so easy.

The next advantage has to do with our message, which is a far superior messaging platform than just regular SMS. As you probably know, if you've ever used it now with iMessage it only really works between 2 iOS devices. If you're messaging someone who's not on iOS then it sends a regular message. However, many people do use it, so you can use it pretty extensively and with iMessage you can do a lot of things - you can send your location and it pops up on Google maps right in the message.

You can send a video and images. It is a lot easier than with SMS which has arbitrary size limits depending on your carrier, and sometimes it doesn't work at all (and doesn't tell you).

iMessage is clearly just superior in every way, and you're not going to get that on Android until  the manufacturers come up with something like the Google RCS , which is under development but which is a still a long way off from completion.