There are plenty of daily debates that have been going on for far too long: which is better between unsalted butter and salted butter? Do we say the or the wifi? Better to buy an iPhone or an Android phone? These questions obviously have no place and it’s just the sign of an uninteresting conversation but we will try to answer the last question. Even better, we’re going to talk about the REAL differences between the two systems so that we don’t have to say “we’ve had it on Android for a long time” with each so-called revolutionary release from Apple.
1. Apple Pay, how it’s so good
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One of Apple’s best technologies is Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. Samsung has developed a similar application but unfortunately it is not yet as advanced: some payment cards are not compatible, who knows why, and you cannot add a meal ticket card. Google has also developed a similar application called Google Pay, but there are still security flaws that make people reluctant to share their payment information with the big bad Google.
2. Very uneven materials
When you buy an iPhone, you know you’re paying a blind price for something that can break if it falls out of a pocket 80cm high BUT you can be sure that the materials are strictly controlled by Apple and the risk that it breaks down is very small. On Android, there are as many brands as there are stars in the sky and they are not all equal.
3. The abused price of chargers
Even if you can find 2-bullet chargers at Action, Claire’s and even at the butcher’s, it is strongly advised not to use unofficial chargers to charge your phone because the voltage is not controlled (I say words at random but basically it’s dangerous). For a complete Apple charger (cable + power adapter), you have to pay 50€. It hurts. At their competitor Samsung, you can find them on the site between €15 and €30; good point for Android.
4. Security, not really a priority
Android users have always appreciated this more open operating system: it allows downloading applications to change internal settings such as the keyboard, ringtones and many others. The problem is that these applications are not secure: by installing a keyboard from an unknown application, you can be robbed of all the information you type on this keyboard, a bit boring when it’s bank data . The head of the Android development team himself said that: “We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be secure”.
5. The OS update that locks out your phone
After a few years, Apple phones can no longer support new iOS updates and therefore it is impossible to install them. On Android, you can continue to download updates but the phone, which has trouble supporting these new features, is gradually losing its capabilities.
On average, an iPhone lasts longer than an Android phone in the same price range as Samsung, but we can’t be sure since Apple Addicts throw away their iPhones as soon as a new one goes on sale (and in the more they throw it in the yellow bin).
6. Message bubbles on Messenger
Apple is often ahead of other phone brands, but there’s one thing that iPhone users have always envied others: Messenger bubbles. On Android, you can quit the Messenger application by keeping a chat bubble in a corner of the screen in order to respond by doing something else. Don’t be jealous iPhone fans.
7. Airdrop, the iPhone-only revolution
Sending photos or songs by bluetooth was a typical thing of the 2000s and iPhone users find this little taste of nostalgia with the awesome AirDrop. The idea is to be able to send anything and everything between Apple users and there is nothing so perfect for Android yet.
8. Failures of communication by messages between Apple and Android
Ever since Apple introduced iMessages, communication between iPhone and Android has been strained. The quality of the photos is disgusting, you can’t send voice messages or reactions and sending a video is a constant struggle. Overall, Android users have given up on the messages app.
9. The ability to add an SD card
Apart from the latest models, Android phones have the advantage of being able to accommodate a wonderful SD card. It costs much less than a Cloud, you can recover it without losing your data when your phone has fallen in the toilet and it saves you from crying because you no longer have any gigabytes available.
10. Pictures that move, wow so good
What’s better than Apple’s Live Photos? A lot of things in fact, it’s really useless this thing.