Ah, the never-ending battle of Apple vs. Android™. Both devices have dominated the smartphone industry and continually raise the bar with high-tech features that keep us customers on our toes. This makes choosing a smartphone a daunting task. To help you make the decision of whether you are going to wear the T-shirt of Team iPhone™ or Team Android, FTC has the breakdown of some defining features for each device.
The fingerprint login feature on iPhone™ makes unlocking your device more secure and easy — with the touch of a button.
- FaceTime™ anytime
FaceTime is a video feature that works with any Apple device and allows users to video chat each other. Who says we don't communicate face-to-face these days?
- Apple Music™
Apple Music keeps all of your music in one space and offers a paid subscription to listen to as much as you want without purchasing individual songs.
- Vibrate and/or silence switch
iPhones have a unique switch on the side that allows users to turn the devices to vibrate or silent without unlocking the phone. This is a huge convenience and eliminates the awkward fumbling to quickly turn your phone off when it rings in a meeting or at the doctor's office.
- Connects to all Apple devices like one big happy family
Apple devices can all be connected to the Cloud — making it easier to integrate messages and photos throughout all of your devices. Staying connected by text, phone calls, social media and apps through your MacBook™, iPad™ and Apple Watch is efficient and convenient.
- App Store
Most app designers use an iPhone format first; this brings new apps to the Apple App Store faster than the apps designed specifically for Android phones.
Android’s layout is larger and brighter, which makes the device easy to navigate and visually appealing.
Contacts stored in Android phones are organized by picture, which allows users to see who they are calling, or texting rather than just the name.
The email widget connects with Google’s Gmail, which allows for simple integration of whatever email server you use, compared to Apple devices that require the user to download specific apps to access a designated account.
Google Maps is automatically integrated in Android devices and works efficiently and is favored feature among users, compared to the Apple maps.
Organization of notifications help Android users navigate through important messages or emails without the bulk of app notifications.
- Budget and options
Android devices are typically more cost-friendly and have a variety of options, allowing more customers to have access to the benefits of a smartphone device.
Both devices are high performers in their own right. Androids boast multiple options, customization features and expandable storage for tech junkies, while iPhones feature the best in streamline connectivity and easy interface usability.
We recommend that customers dive into what their needs and wants are in a smartphone and research which devices have the features to maximize the user experience. The competition between the two brands only benefits the always-changing and innovative technology we continue to see.
If you are interested in purchasing either an iPhone or Android and still need a little guidance on which device is best for you, stop by one of our seven locations and one of our friendly customer service representatives will assist you. And, in the spirit of this blog post, you can always give us a call at (888) 218-5050.