There is not so much a difference between Android & iPhone but Android & iOS. You see, iOS is the software which runs on iPhones & the differences between this & Android are simultaneously big & small. Smartphones with Android or iOS installed are capable of doing most of the same things: they can both run apps, take photos, connect to Wi-Fi, send messages etc. But there are many differences in how they look & feel, & the possibilities
Basically, Android phones & iPhones are quite similar, they have more similarities than differences I suppose.
Difference between iPhone & Android – Hardware & Models
Hardware is one of the most obvious differences. As is known to all, only Apple makes iPhone while Google offers its Android software to many phone manufactures, like LG, Samsung, HUAWEI, etc. Due to this circumstance, iPhone’s hardware’s are strictly controlled by Apple & there is no need to worry about their quality, but there are just a few available options for the models. As for all Android phones, it is true that there are more available options for the models, but some cheap-priced Android phones tend to have problems like overheat, freeze up because of bad quality of hardware.
Difference between iPhone & Android – Batteries & Charging
The batteries on early iPhone models require to be charged every day. Now even though the battery capacity of iPhone has improved significantly, it is still impossible to go out for several days without charging the iPhone. Some Android models offer the ultra-high capacity batteries, but the extra bulk is a problem.
As for charging, Android has the less requirements on the charging cable. Apple, however, uses its proprietary the Lightning port to connect to the charging cable. The Lightning port is the less compatible with other charging cables, but this gives Apple more control over the quality of the charging cable.
Difference between iPhone & Android – Systems
The system could be the biggest difference between iPhone & Android. Next, we will talk about the difference between iOS & Android operation system in several aspects.
Apple has a complete control over its operating system & each year in September, new iOS would be launched. All iPhone, iPod, iPad users would get notifications to update their systems. Google also updates their Android frequently, but the users just don’t get any notifications. When an update is offered, it is usually few months after the new version of Android is launched.
iOS is often regarded as closed system for users barely have system permissions & Android is more open.
An open system is a double sword. Android users can customize their phones easily, but as a study goes, 97% of all viruses, malware, etc., were for Android while 0% attacked iPhone. The head of Android team of Google said that “We can’t guarantee that Android is designed to safe”.
3. Running Speed
New phones can always run fast no matter iOS devices or Android phones. However, after 2-years of use, maybe less, Android’s running speed could reduce dramatically, that is why many people said that a normal Android phone could only sustain two years.