Android vs iOS

Android vs iOS, A Battle Begins

Before we step-in, let me tell you - Android and iOS are two mega operating channels which are proficiently surfing on the platform of mobile techno-world. Whether its Android or iOS – they both offer a marvelous deal of rich-features and functionality.

Android is based on Linux and is partially open source. Due to its customization, it seems more familiar with a PC than iOS, in that its basic features are customizable from top to bottom.

On the other side, iOS designing elements seem more user-friendly, its high processor and rich features always deliver unforeseeable results.

In this article, our prime focus will be on the technical aspects of the two mega operating systems.


Round One

Round One: Android

Tailored widgets and themes

On a phase where Apple delivers what's best for the users – no matter what audience wants which locked-down the user interface and offers a number of limited customizations. An iOS user can feel limited with a fewer number of widgets, but with an Android support – a user can choose thousands of widgets that could be live on their smartphones' screen, and deliver everything from audio playback to file downloads.

Mega phone makers such as HTC, LG, and Samsung implement custom skins on a peak of the Nucleus OS which delivers a remarkable feel and an exquisite look. Apart from all of them, a user can install and update his own launcher or implement customized themes which make users' smartphone look unique in its own way.

Rapid file working system

Want to copy files from an iPhone to the computer? A user would need to install the iTunes, setup account, and after all such efforts, user can still move only media files, such as photos, back and forth. Plug an Android smartphone into a laptop or computer and it'll rapidly mount as an external drive filled with folders a user can copy and paste.

With iOS 11, iPhone users recently got the ability to browse through some of their data files using the new Files application. However, the files do not give a user access to all the folders on user's device like Android tools such as Astro and ES File Manager do.

Back button

An Androids' back-button delivers ease to return back on a previous screen, no matter which app the user is running. The button can even work across the applications such as if a user taps on hyperlink via Twitter's media account and gets transferred to Chrome, Firefox or another browser – user can return to the Twitter app when he taps to the back button.

On iPhone, a user can get circumstantial back buttons within the mobile applications or a button which appears after a user taps on the link which switches him from one application to another. The juice of entire statement – iPhone has not any back button.

The flow of multi-window support

If any firm is looking to multitask on their phone then an Android smartphone will be a better choice. The multiple versions of Google's smartphone OS, Android 7 and Android 8 Oreo, has built-in multi-window mode which allows a user to operate two pages at a time, example: watch the video on YouTube in one window, and chat with the mates in another window simultaneously. Even before the Google's latest update of Android 7 and Android 8 Oreo operating system, smartphones from Samsung and LG had such split-screen visual built-in. Apple has split-screen view functionality but only for iPads not for its iPhones.  

Round Two

Round Two: iOS

Superior amalgamation of hardware and software

The first 3D display was introduced by iPhone 6s and featured in all, but the only model released since then is smart enough to analyze the sensed pressure, allowing users to implement direct action from a home-screen only with wide-pressing on an icon of applications. The new iPhone 8's portrait mode added advanced lighting effects with a tap. On the other hand, iPhone-X took a step towards dynamic innovation – a face login system. It allows users to login the phone just by scanning their face, doesn't matter if a user grows a beard or mustache – phone's system will recognize the user and give access to login. These are the few examples of Apple's hardware and software designers workability to make the iPhone better than Android.

Rapid functionality

Latest iPhone devices (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X) run on the A11 Bionic chip, which makes it faster than all the Android phones, even faster than Android 8.1. A11 bionic chip made Apple's flagship to bond with dynamic wins on a platform of synthetic benchmarks like:

  • 3D Mark
  • Geek Bench 4

This chip also helps run coterie around the phones like Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy Note 8 and more, while editing the 4K pictorials, and opening the large files. Chips' speed also makes a difference in playing rich-quality games like augmented reality and virtual reality apps.

The best amalgamation with Mac

iOS delivers high-quality results by merging an iPad with the iPhone through the Mac operating system. It allows the users to send and receive all the messages, and phone calls through their MacBook. All an iOS system asks for is to keep your iPad or iPhone nearby. With an availability of iCloud, a user can swiftly sync everything from his iPhone to MacBook, as well as MacBook to iPhone. A user also has an easy and rapid access to the photos, document files and much more.

Apple Pay

In comparison with Samsung Pay and Android Pay, the Apple pay is a more famous method for making payments on a smartphone. It's so swift to use, all the user has to do is bring his iPhone close to the payment terminal or near at the checkout counter and then place his thumb or finger on Touch ID panel-sensor. Now, with an iPhone X, a user can only tap twice on the side button and then stare at the phone's camera to recognize Face ID.

Also, if any user is not satisfied to use such dynamic functionality, then they can try another feature which works in iOS 11. Well, it supports sending and receiving money from family and friends within the messages app.

Wrapping up

Above, I have mentioned mediums in which Android and iOS work better than each other. It's quite the truth that Android always delivers rich functions, but also it's not far from the truth that iOS always surprises us with its latest updates and devices.

This is a guest post by Marilyn Delvin. Marilyn is a professional writer. She has been dipped in the passion to deliver rich-quality contents for half a decade. Currently, she's working as a senior writer at mobile applications development Company in USA.