Android vs. iPhone: How to choose --> To be clear, Android and iPhone are very different products. So how do you choose? The answer to that really depends on what you intend to use it for and a dash of personal choice.
First is an issue of availability and variety.
iPhone, on the other hand, is closely controlled by
Second are the apps. Which platform has more and better apps? For a long time, iPhone dominated in the app arena. However, this has rapidly been changing. More apps are being developed faster for Android. Currently, the two platforms are about equal in terms of number of apps in their respective apps store, but Android will probably soon break away as a clear winner in the number of apps available.
As far as having better apps, credit often is given to
You also may be looking for a specific app. For example, I know a lot of pilots who like ForeFlight. ForeFlight is an app that helps pilots manage flight plans. There isn't really any app that comes close to what ForeFlight can do. However, it is available only for iPhones.
The final issue to consider is outside support. Probably the biggest entity you must consider when purchasing a smart phone is your employer. It is a good idea to ask your employer if your phone will be supported with such features as email. Many employers are starting to relax their policy on what devices they will allow their systems to connect to. However, there are still some IT departments out there that only want to support one type of device.
You also will want to check with other services you may want to use with your phone. For example, if you have a Google account (i.e. Gmail), your Android device will be inherently synced. This means all your contacts, email,
It is up to you as a consumer to make the decision. Do you like flexibility (Android) or stability (iPhone)? Will there be a specific use that requires a specific app or support from your employer? In the end, it really comes down to a question of preference and identity.
In other words, are you an Android or iPhone?
To be clear, Android and iPhone are very different products. So how do you choose? The answer to that really depends on what you intend to use it for and a dash of personal choice.