Apple iPhones or Android Phones?
By: Vaneza M.
I am sure you all have asked yourself the question “Which is better, Apple iPhones or Android Phones?”. The answer is… Apple! Surprised? When compared to Apple, Android loses the battle because of battery quality, app differences, and safety.
I’ll start with the similarities, other than the obvious ones like calling and texting. First, they can both run the same popular apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and many more. So, if I switched from Android to Apple, I will still be able to use my favorite social media app with no problems. And second, there is a status bar on both phones which allows you to see your Wi-Fi connections, your battery, and other essential things. As you can see, there are not that many similarities between the two at a basic level.
To start off the differences, FaceTime. I am sure many of you have heard of this. FaceTime is an IOS to IOS video call. That means that Android phones don’t have this feature. When Apple first came out with this, it made them stand out from Android. Second, iPhones are generally safer for four reasons. One of them is Android has ‘Open source’ software. Another one is 88% of Android phones use old software that contains many security flaws. Also, you can get apps for your Android phone from unauthorized places that can have malware. Yet another reason is the fingerprint lock gives strong security to iPhone users. So, unless you add someone else’s fingerprint in your iPhone, they can’t get in. Third, the battery is inferior compared to iPhone. It generates more heat, which is why some models were blowing and doesn’t hold a charge for too long.
As you can see, Apple wins this battle. But, Apple doesn’t always win. If you take your time, I am sure you can see more differences. I have to go trade in my Android for a better, safer iPhone.