When you pit an Apple product against competition, it always seems like an unfair comparison. But over the last few years that gap has lessened and android smartphones are providing stiff and worthy competition to the iPhone. In fact, despite its innovation and enviable feature list, the iPhone can no longer claim unanimous approval. There are several users who willingly opt for Android smartphones over the iPhone and it’s not because of the cost.
Here are top 5 reasons why Android smartphones make a better choice over iPhone
Samsung, HTC, Moto, LG, Xiaomi – the options are endless with Android phones. These are just the main brands. Each of these brands offer a whole host of mobile phones that span across various price and feature segments. End users can decide which features they want and accordingly pick a phone that suits their requirement and their budget. The iPhone while impressive, still only has limited options. The many choices available in Android phones happens to be the number one reason why so many users opt for it over the iPhone
Integrated Google services
The Apple store is comprehensive, as is the Maps and other features provided by the iPhone but Google is such an intrinsic part of our lives and the Android phone provides a whole host of integrated Google services, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive and from this year on, Google Now, which just takes integrated applications to a whole new level.
The iPhone has no removable parts. Let’s put aside the non-removable battery (as there are a few Android phones nowadays, that come with non-removable batteries) but the iPhone does not even provide a memory Card slot. Whereas nearly all Android phones come with memory card slots and removable batteries, which makes its more functional and easy to use. The lack of removable parts can be a deal breaker for several people when it comes to choosing a mobile device.
Features and customisations
When the iPhone first came into the scene, it overwhelmed the audience with its impressive touchscreen, inimitable app store and a host of features; but Android has since then caught up and caught up well. The wide variety of Android phone manufacturers ensure that Android phones have a far more impressive feature list (for example – NFC, near field communication, Water resistant technology, etc.) and more importantly Android phones offer users complete customisation in terms of the user interface.
Price is the last but not the least reason why Android phones are more appealing than iPhone. The many varieties of Android phones in the market automatically imply that Android wins hands down when it comes to price. Android phones are available at every price bracket – from super affordable to medium range to the luxurious, there’s a phone for every pocket. iPhones, on the other hand, have limited options and if you want one within the budget, then your only option is to buy an older version (if it is still available, that is).