Android, Imma let you finish, but iPhone is still better any day
The battle between the two reigning categories of smartphones continues incessantly without showing any signs of letting up. Android disciples constantly wage war against zealot iPhone followers but in many ways, the iPhone will always be superior to its current adversary.
Here are five features that still make the iPhone superior to the Android smart phone:
1. Better operating system
Aesthetically, Windows Vista was considered to be Microsoft’s most beautifully designed operating system. However, that was all that operating system had to offer – aesthetics. People who had equipped their machines with powerful components and peripherals have always found one element that slowed their entire system down, and that happened to be the operating system.
Similarly, one area where the iPhone is miles better in comparison to Android smartphones happens to be the operating system. It is extremely fluid, incredibly fast and displays negligible to no amount of stuttering. Android’s 4.4 KitKat operating system has made significant leaps in optimising tweaks but it will take a long time for the operating system to be in the same league as the iOS.
2. No fragmentation
Although Apple has not equipped their iPhones with expandable storage options such as adding Secure Digital (SD) cards like the Android system has, iPhones are equipped with flash storage. This, combined with the iOS, makes the operating system a non-fragmentation zone. The storage space is used efficiently which increases capacity and often performance.
Prolonged usage of the Android smart phone results in detrimental effects on the operating system because, unlike the iOS, Android’s operating system goes through the process of operating system fragmentation – the same way that mechanical hard drives get fragmented over time – an ordeal for any user. Gradually, the SD card gets filled with clutter and useless files, adding more performance degradation to the operating system.
Although users mitigate this effect by purchasing faster and larger capacity SD cards, this can only help them on a temporary basis.
3. Better battery management
Over the course of many years, Apple has started to incorporate ways that will help to alleviate the dread of quick battery depletion from their smart phones. The introduction of the iOS7 also included several improvisation techniques that have helped to increase the amount of battery life.
On the other hand, the Android operating system is notorious for draining battery life in the shortest time period and even though multitasking is much more flexible on the Android operating system, it is not significant since the multitasking feature starts to drain the battery life rapidly. Furthermore, accessing files continuously from the Android operating system for multitasking capabilities adds to fragmentation.
4. No pre-loaded useless apps that you cannot delete
When an individual procures an Android smartphone, that phone comes with an array of pre-loaded smart phone apps. According to vendors, people hardly ever use these apps and they add to the amount of space used up unnecessarily most of the time. Although the iOS also has pre-loaded apps that come bundled with their operating system, they do not take up as much space as compared to an Android, and frankly, seem to have a purpose.
5. No custom Read-Only Memory (ROM) or launchers to search through
The problem with the Android operating system is that there are a copious number of system launchers that you have to use on a trial and error basis to see which one gives the best performance and utilises the least amount of resources at the same time. When the Android operating system is rooted, in case you want to augment the operating system to a better update, many developers have been kind enough to load a myriad of custom ROMs for the user’s perusal.
The only problem is that these ROMs come in an abundant supply and a conclusive decision to pick out the best one can be an extremely daunting task. To add to the cumulative worries, users also have to pick out which apps to use when executing maintenance procedures to keep the Android operating system running at its peak performance.
However, with the iOS, there is no custom launcher and no custom ROM, so users can save time by not having to test which one best suits their purpose.
This was in no way a defamation campaign intended to display the Android operating system’s inferior features. No doubt, there are several features and physical attributes lacking from both operating systems. However, since there are several iPhone features considered to be superior when pitted against its rival, they have been comprehensively detailed for you.
Apart from all that, who can forget the latest iOS7 features that made us all ecstatic recently?
From me, its still iPhone, hands down.
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