Android Phones vs iPhones

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In a world where cell phones are becoming more and more technologically advanced, the Android and iPhones are two of the most popular cell phones on the market. There are many things to consider when deciding if an Android or an iPhone will best suit your needs.

While there are many applications for both kinds of phones, the iPhone blows the Android out of the market in terms of available apps.  iPhone offers more than 230,000 apps, compared to about 70,000 available for the Android. Many preloaded apps on the Android have been found to cause problems for users. It has gotten so bad that Motorola’s support forums contain a petition from Android users to have those preloaded apps removed from all new Android phones. One of the biggest complaints Android users have is that the phones are loaded with bugs that cause some users to have problems with their phone every day.

Android users have also reported problems viewing pictures on their phone. Oftentimes, trying to view pictures taken by the Android or imported to it results in an error message. Users report the only way to solve the problem is to restart the application or reboot the entire phone. Watching videos on the Android has also been an issue for many users. Some common problems reported when trying to watch a video on an Android are the picture is choppy and the audio is not in sync with the video.

iPhones have more internal memory than the Android does. When it comes to external memory, the Android is the winner. However, for many people, the internal memory of the iPhone is enough to suit their needs.

Both the Android and the iPhone offer SIM only deals. These deals will save users money on their monthly cell phone bill, making phone calls, text messaging and mobile Internet cheaper than they would be if the user did not have the SIM only deal. For iPhone users these deals are customised for anyone who is not currently under contract with them to receive cell phone service. iPhone users receive cheaper service through SIM only contracts because the offers meet the user’s needs. These users are generally most interested in downloading apps and surfing the Internet on their phone. iPhone users who receive a SIM only deal are not being charged for the phone itself or their daily use of it.

The SIM only deal for Android works pretty much the same as the deal for the iPhone. SIM only deals are beneficial to anyone looking to save money on their cell phone bill. SIM only deals for both phones are growing in popularity with today’s cell phone users.

Article by Spencer Hogg from the SIM Only website where you can compare SIM only deals. 

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97 Responses to Android Phones vs iPhones

  1. Rocky La Barbera August 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    WINNER: of the most Apple sided Android bashing article (of the day).  Nothing to see here, moving on, lol….

  2. Michael August 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    This is the most biased thing I’ve read in a while

    • Michael August 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

      It’s also pretty wrong with the facts. According to Wikipedia, the Android Market has 250k apps, and although the iOS app store still has more, those numbers are just way off. 
      Not about to go through and explain why this article is wrong any more than that…

  3. Androidgeek August 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Do more research… Epic fail on specs.

  4. Ksh68 August 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    yeah, this is obsurd… and wrong. The reason people don’t want the preloaded apps on Android is because you cannot uninstall them. They are garbage that nobody wants and keeps you from customizing the phone to exactly the way you want it – something you can’t do with iPhone. I’ve never had a problem with viewing pics or vids. Audio sync is fine. As far as the apps markets, the margin is much smaller than 230,000 vs 70,000. Seriously, why can’t someone just write a non-biased article comparing these two platforms, exposing their strengths and weaknesses against one another – so newcomers can have an advantage when they go to buy their new smartphone?

  5. Xybirium August 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Epic fail!!! Do more research. I thought the article was written last year.

  6. Dreamznow August 12, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    What a shame….. Where’s the customisation on iPhone??? And where are the live widgets?? And where are choices of around 35 phones and tablets???? And where is full screen browsing on iPhone??? And…… The list can go on and on and on…. Hence androids the best!!!!!

  7. chris holland August 13, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    This is laughable… ridiculously
     inaccurate.

  8. Aryann October 19, 2011 at 8:04 am #

      I am still debating on either iPhone or an android phone.

  9. Alan January 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Androids are more open to viruses and are still a bit bugy.