IPhones VS Androids, their differences and similarities

There is great excitement in the media and telecommunications circle as iPhone and Android users compete for the champion of their class when it comes to mobile technology. From a productivity point of view, both devices have their differences and similarities. However, depending on the respective categories they serve, there is always one that has a competitive advantage. We will examine each mobile device in each choice category to determine which one stands out. The areas that are questioned in this smartphone saga are: Login functions, take photos, make calls, manage storage, entertain users and last but not least, involve social networks.

Logging in

Logging into one’s device could be the first test of patience and tolerance, as it is the first thing we do before using other functions of the phone. IPhones’ TouchID fingerprint sensor technology is considered the most secure way to allow authorized users to access the device, as each fingerprint is unique to each person on the planet. Although Android users have similar technology, iPhones are the true patented leaders when it comes to this feature.

In a closer comparison, Android has a smart screen lock technology that uses facial recognition to allow access to the device, but this is often less secure than the TouchID feature. While this admits that the iPhone is the preferred option in this category, there may be other features that Android users prefer, such as making calls.

Making calls

Now that social distancing is becoming the new norm, “Facetime” calls have proven their worth and, once again, iPhone users are smiling face to face with this feature. As much as they prefer in the category, Android users bridge the gap by using other apps like WhatsApp to virtually connect with their contacts. However, it is not the same as “Facetime”.

Unlike the latter, Android technology boasts its easy-to-use contact list feature which is considered superior compared to the iPhone. All contacts are arranged sequentially for recent and most frequent calls. This convenient feature makes it easy to retrieve and retrieve calls. However, one would say; “Who needs that when you can put a face to a call?”

Selfies and snapshots

And speaking of putting photos on faces, taking photos is believed to be the number one feature for most smartphone users. The iPhone seems to lead again when it comes to capturing moments with precision and quality. While both share their advantages and disadvantages based on the skills of their users, one thing that stands out: the arrangement and storage of photos. Without reservation, Android beats the iPhone in that category, as Google Photo stores images and manages them.


Storage plays a big role in collecting data and you could give the function a big score when deciding which device to use. If you are a photographer, graphic artist, or animator who is thinking of an affordable device that can manage data, you will most likely go for an Android smartphone. Why, because it does not require updating when the capacity to store files is exhausted. There are expandable SD cards and cloud storage that can be accessed.

In a contrasting light, the iPhone has its share of the cloud storage option by having your file in iClouds. This is similar to Google Photo, but the difference with its internal storage is that it does not carry a disposable SD slot and once users exceed its physical storage capacity, they have to upgrade their smartphones to a newer and updated device. If you are an animator and can afford to do this, a smart suggestion is to get an iPhone because the next feature beats all others.


Videos and music attract a high percentage of smartphone users and it is important to have a device that offers quality and precision. The iPhone speaks loud when it comes to hitting. According to CNN Business Magazine, the iPhone is the primary device for an unlimited and consistent repertoire of music for its users. However, the difference with Apple’s iPhone platform is that music is not free, while Android users enjoy free music that we all know is supported by ads.

To determine a winner in this category, we look at the quality of the delivery, and since the entertainment speaks for itself, the iPhone drops the mic and declares victory.

Social media

While the iPhone declares its dominance in entertainment, Android challenges its opponent when it comes to social media interactions. This becomes an alarming fact due to its unrestricted access emanating from the affordable cost of Android.

Contrary to this, the iPhone is known to have many holes in the pockets of consumers. However, there is a line of demarcation when it comes to new features and updates and if you don’t have an iPhone you could be left behind in the tech field.

In the business world, new applications are emerging every day to improve productivity. If you are a social media manager, it would be in your best interest to be smartly equipped with the latest gadgets to handle your market. The iPhone outperforms Android when it comes to meeting these high-tech demands. However, when it comes to ease of communication and user-friendly benefits, we could certainly say that Android stands out.

According to CNET, both the iPhone and Samsung have tipped the market in terms of features and benefits for their respective users. A particular CNET article explained that depending on the device one uses to communicate with one’s respective partner, communication is the key to their future love life. This means that no matter what device we use to communicate, tradition, culture and expectations play a predominant role in deciding which one is more effective in communication.

The final account

The login feature opens up a plethora of promises to its excited user, but both phones capture memorable moments in various expressive ways. While there are compromises during these Kodak moments, every user is satisfied in the end.

After the exciting encounters, storage plays an important role in determining what is left or removed from devices and entertains us with what we decide to keep. We also share these events through an inquisitive audience network that can’t wait to see and respond.

The similarities and differences highlight the advantages and disadvantages within each category of features and we decide which device gives us satisfaction. However, we have selected the winners in some of the above categories; We cannot say which one is more dominant and preferable than the other because each moment and category is unique to its user.

To determine a winner, one would not just depend on the decisions of the users, but on the audience (third parties) who also experience the results (service delivery). They are the ones who are part of the decision-making process. Therefore, I let each reader determine the winner: iPhone VS Androids. For me, I say that both have their place in the world of telecommunications.