In 2007, the world was introduced to the iPhone. This smartphone took the cell phone world by storm, and the brand continues to have many admirers and devoted fans to this day. However, there are some people who have ardently stuck with using Android phones as they claim they are better.
But is Android better when you only have limited access to a range of apps? Or is the iPhone better because it lets you be more productive?
If you’re looking for a phone that will allow you to get work done, communicate with others, and allow you to make calls, which is best?
The Selection of Apps
The app store offers a huge range of productivity apps for iPhone, as does the Android app store. However, many apps tend to become available on the iPhone first. Android users typically have to wait a while before they can access the same apps. If you tend to use your cell phone for work purposes, a slight delay can cause issues. This may not be a major issue, but keeping delays to a minimum can help work to flow more smoothly.
There are major apps available on both iPhone and Android operating systems. However, as the iPhone tends to offer productivity apps first, Android is still playing catch-up.
If you’re a small business owner, you will no doubt benefit from using apps that can help you to run your business. Accounting apps, Word, and other well-known apps can make your business day seem less arduous. This is the case when it comes to iOS, in any case.
The Android operating system does not always offer really good apps. There are still quite a few less-than-perfect apps out there. However, Google and other providers of the apps in question have been working hard to only offer good apps. Unfortunately, their efforts have not always been successful.
These days, cell phone manufacturers often tend to produce phones that look similar to others. For example, one of the latest Android phones can look very similar to an iPhone. This was not always the case as in Apple’s early days; it was often very clear who the manufacturer was, how times have changed.
If you want a cell phone that offers all of the latest apps and features, you may want to opt for a phone that has iOS. However, phones such as these can be expensive. Android phones, on the other hand, don’t always offer all the bells and whistles, but they can cost significantly less.
If you opt for an Android, you may have to put up with the fact that your screen might not offer as many pixels. Alternatively, the battery life is likely to be considerably longer than its competitor’s.
How does all of this affect productivity? The fact is that if you have a phone that does not offer you everything you need, you could be missing out. You may have to use multiple devices so you can get your work done.
Ideally, you would have a device that works well enough so you can make notes, leave messages, check your emails, and so much more. This is where iOS reigns supreme. It offers so much more to every user that it could be a shame if someone made the switch to Android.
If you’re the type of person who does not need to do everything via their cell phone, Android could suffice. However, if you find that you need to up your game and be more productive, you could realize that you’re missing out.
Copy and Paste
When you’re at work, you need to be able to get your jobs completed as quickly as possible. This is where you can see a significant difference between iOS and Android. Any iPhone will allow you to copy and paste notes, text from documents, and even from photographs.
That’s right, some of the latest iPhone models allow the user to scan the text in a photograph or image and copy and paste this. Those who have never used this feature before may not understand just how convenient it is. When it comes to working effectively, however, this is one of the features that helps iOS to stand out.
There may be a few Android phones that offer something similar, but you may be lucky to find one that does. It’s safe to say that in this respect, iOS again reigns supreme.
Our Final Thoughts
It’s clear that there is only one “winner” in this contest. When you pit Android and iOS against each other, iOS seems to win hands down. If you want a cell phone that works hard for you and makes your life easier, you should seriously consider opting for iOS.
This is not to say that Android phones and indeed the operating system aren’t worth considering. Android has significantly improved in recent years. However, in terms of productivity, iOS clearly stands out. If you’re a stickler for Android devices, you may have to wait a few more years for them to catch up with iOS.