If you ask people this question, it can sometimes elicit some very serious reactions.
People on the side of Android will swear black and blue that the operating systems, hardware and tech in general are better on all fronts. Apple people will have pretty much all the products, have them all able to link together and point out the good features of theirs while pointing out that more people have apple chargers hanging around their homes rather than android… So, who’s right?
Well, when it comes to things like this it’s always going to be personal preference, but let’s look at some of the reasons why this is such a highly debated idea…
My very first phone was android – though it wasn’t called that at the time. The debate over which was better was still in infancy as flip phones had become the major players (boy, I’m old). But as the iPhone 3 came out and we all decided if it was worth paying the money for an iPhone, that’s what I started with.
People who have android phones, LOVE android phones. I have heard people (and people very close to me, let me tell you!) who will absolutely to their dying breath claim that android is better. The main reasons I hear is the camera is much better quality, the operating system is better, more intuitive and easier to use, and that the phone’s themselves actually change and have more variety (opposed to Apple and their tendency to release an almost exactly the same phone every year).
While I can see the reasoning behind these claims, I have yet to really see that much of a difference in terms of how easy an operating system is to use. This is something that is always going to be a challenge to learn when you first switch between (even going from Apple to Android requires learning a new system). I could believe the camera part and even agree the range is definitely better for Android. But is that worth swapping everything you own so that your phone will no longer link with your other devices?
Apple was the first phone I ever got that was a plan, rather than Pre-Paid. It was a heck of a lot of money, and it was only when I got my first real, full time job that I could afford it. But man, I loved it at first setup. I have no shame admitting that I am an Apple person. I have computers, phones, tablets, watches and TV devices…. yeah, I’m one of those.
Some Android people have told me to come over to their side, trying to convince me it’s better over there, but I just don’t want to make the leap. Let me be clear, I’m not one of those people who has to have the newest model the day it comes out – actually I’m usually quite a few models behind (right now I am about 4 models behind the new release and very happy with the phone I have). But, I do like my Apple products.
Some of the main reasons people claim Apple is better, include the ability to link all your devices and having access to the same chargers for multiple products. Yes, you can do that in some form with Android, but Apple seems to do it really well. Apple is sleek, has a certain look about it that I just like. It is just as pricey as Android these days (sorry guys, but have you seen the prices on some of those Samsung and other Android models!?) and I am willing to forego as good of a camera, for the familiar operating system and sleek synchronicity. It also does actually have a great and easy to use operating system, hardware and overall look that I think is what you want from a phone!
Until one or both of these go out of business (unlikely on both fronts really), I think we’ll be having this debate until the end of technology…. whatever side of the fence you’re on, I’m sure you have your own reasons that each is good (or bad!).
So, to keep the debate rolling, share in the comments which side you’re on – Apple or Android… Make your case!
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