1. KiddieAcademyofStafford's Avatar
    I've been thinking of getting a new phone. It seems that some people prefer Android phones than Iphones. I'm not sure what the differences are. Any suggestions?

    Regards,
    Kiddie Academy of Stafford
    03-05-2019 02:50 AM
  2. bakron1's Avatar
    Again the discussion of which device and/or OS is better. I am 63 and have been around the industry since the early days and have used Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm OS and IOS and they all had their unique features.

    Again it’s a personal choice decision. Android is popular because it’s more customizable and their are folks out there who root their devices and like flashing custom ROM’s.

    IOS also has its unique features and two very important ones for myself being I use Apple desktops is the integration between the iPhone and my desktop which to myself is second to none.

    Also, let’s not forget what got IOS to where they are today is the simplicity of the OS, a lot of folks just want something that works. In the end it’s up to the end user, you have to choose what works best for you.
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    03-05-2019 05:03 AM
  3. aximtreo's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I own one of each. I have the iPhone Max and the LG 7 ThinQ. I like both but it's easier to do what I want and need to do on the iPhone. When the OS software is updated on the iPhone, most all iPhone models from the 5 up gets the same OS Update. You can't say that about most android phones.

    I switched back and forth for the past month and settled on the iPhone; Android phone up for sale.

    As Same Malone from the TV show Cheers once said: "And that's one man's opinion."
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    03-05-2019 06:11 AM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I own one of each. I have the iPhone Max and the LG 7 ThinQ. I like both but it's easier to do what I want and need to do on the iPhone. When the OS software is updated on the iPhone, most all iPhone models from the 5 up gets the same OS Update. You can't say that about most android phones.

    I switched back and forth for the past month and settled on the iPhone; Android phone up for sale.

    As Same Malone from the TV show Cheers once said: "And that's one man's opinion."
    I feel that you get what you pay for in an iPhone.
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    03-05-2019 06:20 AM
  5. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    First of all, let me welcome you to iMore. It's great that you are here, and I am confident that you will be able to get the answers to your questions. In regards to your first question, I chose the iPhone for the ecosystem Apple has established. I think that it's safer and more secure. I like that there are frequent updates. I think that it's easy to use, and that's not a bad thing. I also have an iPad and an Apple Watch. They all work together and I can't imagine doing without any of them.
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    03-05-2019 08:05 AM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Is an Android phone better than an Iphone?
    Is Ford better than Chevy? Is Honda better than Toyota? Is renting better than buying?

    They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Bottom line is, if you want a device that just works, then get an iPhone. However, if you want total customization, go with Android.
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    03-05-2019 12:23 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m gonna keep my answer short:
    Any iPhone is better than any Android phone. Period.
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    03-05-2019 02:34 PM
  8. fredriks's Avatar
    It's 2 good systems but the are good in different ways. Android is more flexibel with its widgets and choices in layout. You can really make it your own. IOS is a great device that just works, it's stable and lagg free and everything is optimized. I have had one Android and one IOS device for a long time and switched between them but now I have landed with XS Max just beqause I think it's a great device

    BUT, this is my impressions. It's impossible to tell you what you will like.
    aximtreo likes this.
    03-05-2019 03:10 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've been thinking of getting a new phone. It seems that some people prefer Android phones than Iphones. I'm not sure what the differences are. Any suggestions?

    Regards,
    Kiddie Academy of Stafford
    To answer the thread question, some people, the answer is yes and to others, the answer is no.
    03-05-2019 04:22 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    I’m gonna keep my answer short:
    Any iPhone is better than any Android phone. Period.
    That’s simply not true because different people need/want different things.
    03-05-2019 04:30 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    The best thing about living in this era is we have choices and I prefer the iPhone
    TgeekB, Annie_8plus and joemd60 like this.
    03-05-2019 10:08 PM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    They tell us that Android phones are more flexible, and you can customise them. I like my phone to work every time without fiddling about,and am pleased that Apple updates often.iPhone for me.
    03-06-2019 05:45 AM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    I’ve gone back and forth for years, starting with the original iPhone. Currently using a Nokia 7.1.
    Most people have given good, general statements; iPhones are simple to use and Android is customizable. Both have all the apps.
    I feel it’s a matter of style, kind of like the style of automobile you drive. It might be for function (you need a truck to carry tools for work) or more preference (a convertible because you live in a warm climate). Neither is better, one just fits your lifestyle better right now.
    libra89, wenrob and mumfoau like this.
    03-06-2019 07:14 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    The only answer to this question is ... there is no answer to this question ...
    Be an adult and make a decision ...
    03-06-2019 08:55 AM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Is Android better than iPhone? Is iPhone better than Android? No. There is only what works best for you and suits your needs. Which platform is better is a very subjective and personal question. You just have to try them out and decide which is best for you.
    TgeekB, vimagreg and mumfoau like this.
    03-06-2019 10:43 AM
  16. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    The short answer, Apples and Oranges.

    Apples seem straight forward to 'use'. Oranges on the other hand, have skin that needs to be removed, and you end up getting juice from the orange everywhere...

    In short, try both, and make a choice that suits you and your lifestyle.
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    03-06-2019 11:23 AM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    That’s simply not true because different people need/want different things.
    A question was asked, an answer was given.
    Not Quite Right and MB64 like this.
    03-06-2019 12:01 PM
  18. TgeekB's Avatar
    A question was asked, an answer was given.
    Can’t argue with that, though I believe mine was a little more helpful.
    My opinion of course.
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    03-06-2019 12:03 PM
  19. FFR's Avatar
    That depends on the user.
    Do you value privacy and polish, or home screen customization and compromise.
    04-06-2019 11:11 AM
  20. vimagreg's Avatar
    This isn't the best place to make this question, hands down. Ask here, and almost everybody will tell you iPhone is better. Ask in Android Central and almost everybody will swear Android rules. In my opinion this question have no meaning nowadays. Both have strengths and both have failures. Go to a store, try both and make your own decision, to making questions unfortunately won't help you
    04-06-2019 11:53 AM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    This isn't the best place to make this question, hands down. Ask here, and almost everybody will tell you iPhone is better. Ask in Android Central and almost everybody will swear Android rules. In my opinion this question have no meaning nowadays. Both have strengths and both have failures. Go to a store, try both and make your own decision, to making questions unfortunately won't help you
    Well said.
    vimagreg and MB64 like this.
    04-06-2019 12:45 PM
  22. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Is an Android phone better than an iPhone?
    No.

    Next question please.
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    04-06-2019 03:36 PM
  23. fredriks's Avatar
    I have been an Android user for a long time and also used them side by side. Now I only use my XS Max, don't even have an Android anymore. With that said, I still think they both are good phones. Different but good in different ways. Android has its benefits with it's widgets and possibility to customize and IOS is stable and just works, IOS is perfectly customized with apps and battery life. The real question is witch you like
    04-06-2019 03:52 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    What’s funny is that people can’t see the OP, who only has one post, set them up.
    Anyone who answers the question with one or the other is clearly speaking about their personal preference which can only lead to arguments.
    There is no best, only choice. That’s a good thing.
    04-06-2019 04:06 PM
  25. calebt's Avatar
    I like and use both, but if we're talking build quality I think iPhone always had the edge.
    I never liked Samsung, but I think the S10 is a real well built phone.
    04-06-2019 04:53 PM
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