Android vs. Apple: Why Android is Better

Staff Writer: Kylise Carino

I know this is going to stir up some controversy, but it must be said. Some people think that iPhones are so much better than Androids and I’m here tell you why you’re wrong, and why Androids are the superior phones. Some people think that iPhone are better because of the design like Bella Budd, a 9th grader at Woodstock High School, she said this, “I have an iPhone and I prefer it because I like how they look.” Or how Marcus Huff, who’s also a 9th grader at Woodstock, stated, “iMessage games are lit.” But seriously who uses “lit” unironically anymore; you’ll only be hearing that lingo from apple users.

The hardware of Androids, and iPhones are very clearly different. Only Apple makes iPhones, so it has a very distinct way of having the software and hardware work together. On the other hand, Google offers the Android software to many phone makers, including Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola. Because of this, Androids can vary widely in difference designs and sizes. Premium-priced Android phones tend to be as good as the iPhone in terms of hardware quality.

iphines

This is what a disgusting apple device looks like. The iPhone was created by Steve Jobs, announced on June 29th, 2007. Picture credit: variety.com

One thing Android has above iPhones is the artificial intelligent it uses. Androids primarily use Google assistant while iPhones use Siri. Android has a clear lead. Google Assistant, the most prominent artificial intelligence assistant on Android, is extremely useful and unique. It uses everything Google knows about you and the world to make life 10 times 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.

google pixel

This is a picture of the google Pixel and i just blessed Your eyes, the Google Pixel in my opinion is one of the best android phones out there. Picture credit: thedroidguru.com

Siri is Apple’s answer to Google Assistant for artificial intelligence. It’s improving all the time with each new iOS release. That said, it’s still limited to simple tasks and doesn’t offer the advanced smarts of Google Assistant. I’d say the only good things about the iPhone is the camera and iMessage, but that’s about it.

omessage

This picture shows iMessage games, which in my opinion the only redeeming factor of the iPhone. Picture Credit: Reviewgeek.com

Now if were talking about prices between the two, Androids beat iPhones by a long shot. As said by Marques Brownlee, “Cheap phones are getting good. And good phones are getting cheap.” and this saying really does apply to Androids. If you want an iPhone, you have eight choices: the $349 iPhone SE, the $449 iPhone 6s, the $549 iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7, the $669 iPhone 7 Plus, the $699 iPhone 8, the $799 iPhone 8 Plus, and the $999 iPhone X. While the 4-inch iPhone SE may sound like a bargain in comparison to its big brothers, you can find a great Android phone that sells for less than $349 and comes with a much bigger screen. Moral of the story, iPhones are overpriced and overrated.

All phones since the iPhone 7 lack the 3.5mm audio jack that lets you connect a pair of standard headphones. If you want to listen to music on your Apple handset, you’ll have to use a dongle, connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones or buy a wired set that uses the company’s proprietary Lightning connector and of course there’s the air pods, but why would you ever want to use a thing called a dongle. However, most of the world’s headphones ranging from the $3 pair you can get at Walmart to the $300 set you got for your birthday still use the 3.5mm connector. Except for the Moto Z and Google Pixel / Pixel 2, most Android phones still have this popular port, including Samsung, LG and OnePlus.

When it comes to Androids, I’ve heard people make fun of the fact that the battery can come out in some Androids. But is that a con? No, it’s a pro because when your phone freezes up and you can’t turn it off what are you going to do, oh wait you can just take the battery out. Case in point.

peeing on iphone

This picture very uniquely illustrates how Androids are superior to apple devices, with the Android peeing iPhone. Picture credit: Nexter.org

Another reason is the customization of the Android phone is much easier and better than the iPhone. You can easily download a third-party keyboard app, launcher, etc. If you do not want that inbuilt one; it is very easy to change phone’s interface, arranging apps, etc. as per your wish and like. The customization of an android was great that it made Angel, a Woodstock High School student that’s in 9th grade, switch from an iPhone. “iPhones just weren’t that customizable, and I wanted something freer, so I could change things to my liking.” Angel’s last name will not be mention because his iPhone using friends will bully him if they found out he has an Android.

At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter what type of phone you get as long as it’s not an iPhone.

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