Why I dumped my iPhone X for an Android device
Updated: Feb 16, 2019
When it comes to buying one of the best smartphones, the first choice can be the hardest: iPhone or Android. It's not simple; both offer a lot of great features, and they may seem the same other than brand and price.
However, a closer look shows that nowadays Android, which has an intrinsic advantage of an open system, surpasses its competitor
Google Play, which is the Google app store, celebrated its 10th anniversary this week. For the occasion, App Annie published a report summarizing a decade of store activity, including some statistics on its use.
1) Currently, there are 2.8 million available applications.
2) Market share: 70% of applications downloaded around the world are from the Google store, compared to 30% from Apple's App Store.
Officially, Android devices constitute almost 90% of mobile devices sold worldwide each year. In addition to NetMarketShare, StatCounter and even Google and Apple themselves, between 66% to 75% of the active devices in the world are Android devices connected to Google services.
Apple is famously strict (some would say too strict) about what apps it allows, while Google’s standards for Android are lax.
Productive & popular apps like LEADer (Free CRM app) and Truecaller (caller ID) are unique in that they perform many automatic actions for its users and take advantage of advanced technological features only available on Android devices. and Apple doesn’t implement these features on its devices.
Artificial intelligence and voice interfaces will drive one frontier of smartphone features and functionality. On this front, Android has a clear lead.
Google Assistant, the most prominent artificial intelligence/intelligent assistant on Android, is extremely powerful. It uses everything Google knows about you and the world to make life easier for you. For instance, if your Google Calendar knows that you're meeting someone at 5:30 and that traffic is terrible, Google Assistant can send you a notification telling you to leave early.
Siri is Apple's answer to Google Assistant. It's improving all the time with each new iOS release. That said, it's still limited to relatively simple tasks and doesn't offer the advanced smarts of Google Assistant (Google Assistant is also available for the iPhone).
People who want complete control to customize their phones will prefer Android thanks to it being more open, so if you value flexibility and choice enough to accept some potential issues, you'll probably prefer Android.
Apple users can’t upgrade the storage or replace the batteries on their iPhones (it’s possible to get replacement iPhone batteries, but they have to be installed by a skilled repair person). Android, on the other hand, lets users change the phone's battery and expand its storage capacity.
Owning a smartphone usually means owning some accessories for it, such as speakers, battery cases or simply extra charging cables.
Android phones offer the widest choice of accessories. That's because Android uses USB ports to connect to other devices, and USB ports are available practically everywhere.
Apple, on the other hand, uses its proprietary Lightning port to connect to accessories. It's less widely compatible.
So if you need to charge your phone right now, people are more likely to have a USB cable handy.
If you're looking for the biggest screens available on smartphones, Android is your choice.
There's been a trend towards super-sized smartphone screens — so much so that a new word, phablet, has been coined to describe a hybrid phone and tablet device.
Android offered the first phablets and continued to provide the most and the most important options. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3-inch screen, for instance.
With the iPhone X, the top-of-the-line iPhone offers a 5.8-inch screen. Still, if size is important for you, Android is the choice.
Today, we have awesome Android devices with great prices from companies like Xiomi and Huawei, which provide rich technical specifications and impressive performance.
The iPhone's active notifications let you respond from within the notification without opening the app – something Android lacks. However, Android lets you set which notifications are "priority," automatically sending them to the top of the list (and minimizing less important messages). It's also easier to clear Android notifications with a single swipe.
In conclusion, if you ask me, Android is a system that can do wonders for you. Just give it a try and it will change your life…..It changed mine!