It is time to buy a phone and the question arises for many buyers of which model to choose, but not only among the Android catalog, but the doubt arises when choosing between operating systems in many cases.
Android, IOS, Windows Phone … are the ones that dominate the cake at the moment, but it is especially the first two that attract the largest number of users and we will focus on this article, more exactly why we prefer a terminal with Android to iOS, always starting from the base that is a subjective opinion and that therefore each one can manifest or not his disagreement.
It is or was, we must speak with property, one of the fundamental factors when leaving iOS aside and that is that while an iPhone or an iPad start from higher prices that are very slowly devalued and they remain in time, the Android catalog is more diverse in that aspect.
Having said that, we must recognize that the price is not essential when we choose a high-end terminal, so that we have similar benefits in both systems.
Here the economic differences are minimal, seeing how a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes out for 749 euros, a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge for 899 and the iPhone range for example part of 699 euros. As we see the price does not seem to be fundamental but we must assess that not everyone is looking for a high-end terminal and that in Android prices fall rapidly.
Little to say in this section. Only one model, two with the last renovation but basically the same. Faced with this limitation, a huge catalog of models of all kinds, price, features, for all types of users and pockets. Little to say to counteract it.
I have a week with an iPhone 6 of Your Geek Moment in the hands equipped with iOS 8 and what to say. It's a delight, pure fluency, good construction, but … where are my options?
I was not using iOS since iOS version 6 and I have checked how it remainsa closed operating system where all the steps are marked and we do not allow freedom to do whatever you want?
That'siOS, a system that works like a charm but in which the user has a very reduced maneuverability, at least as long as he doesn't use the Jailbreak. In Android however we can, despite the determination of some manufacturers, change the radio, usekernelEnhanced, custom ROMs and everything at your fingertips with a large community behind.
In addition to Android we have an immense advantage, it is referred to applications. There is a myth that says the App Store offers quality rather than quantity, debatable in part, as it is true that they are at least more optimized for tablets, although there is garbage on both platforms. But neverthelessGoogle Play offers a great advantage and we can buy an application and if we do not like to return it, while in the App Store we bought it and if then it is not what we expected or it does not satisfy us we have lost the money.
Besides that small privilege that is the integration of all applications in Android … click on share and find as options, Dropbox, Drive, WhatsApp, Tumblr, Wuala, Box, Linkedin… a list in which the compatible applications that we are installing appear.
These days pstealing the iPhone 6, fantastic terminal, everything must be said, I have found myself handcuffed, without that freedom that I love and for which I prefer to sacrifice some fluidity.
iOS is an a, b and c that you can't leave. Android is a, x, f, g and t you order them as you want. Do you prefer that not so exclusive fluidity at any price?
And is that iOS users say that the iPad or iPhone are more fluid, and it is true … if we compare them with a Samsung Galaxy X loaded with bloatware or an LG G3 … but and if we compare with a Google Nexus 5 or a Google Nexus 7? Kid … here there is also fluidity in abundance if we remove all the crap that manufacturers add. We found a clean system, such as iOS, but also open and above at a better price (at least until recently).
With The original Apple iPhone introduced the 3.5-inch multi-touch screen, A revolution, but times go by. Later with the iPhone 4 screen, but also 3.5 inches, they achieved a new milestone. An excessive quality that had no rival with the screens of the time in the Android scene.
For Apple and its followers these 3.5 inches were the perfect measurements. With the iPhone 5, they grew at 4 inches … hey, now they are ideal. Perfect size
The neighbor, with Android, increasingly used better quality screens, reaching 720p, 1080p, 2K and with sizes that usually reached 5 inchesThe battle was no longer clear and although Apple makes use of a large screen, it had remained stagnant.
The solution with the latest version of iPhone is to increase the size to 4.7 inches and to 5.5 in the iPhone 6 Plus. Where is the perfection? Simple … does not exist and Apple has had to adapt to what the consumer demands and the trends that create, now s, rival brands.
Using a 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6 again, of great quality, but so small and with iOS 8 is like traveling back in time …
It is perhaps the most personal reason and that isand we are active users of Google applications, these work better on Android, the same as with iOS .. excuse me, there are no Apple applications to work on Android.
What better than an Android to enjoy a perfectly integrated application ecosystem?
We may like more a terminal with Android, for many reasons, but there are three factors in which iOS beats us by a win and we have to admit it.
The first is the build quality. There is no color and although some models with Android are approaching, case of the HTC One M8 or the Motorola Moto G, the fact of having an iPhone in your hands makes you breathe quality in the finishes everywhere. This is a fact and this must be paid …
Music… I am an inveterate mlomano and having my library with iTunes sorted allows me to have music on my iPod nano or on my perfectly classified iPod Classic. Until the iPhone 4S, my last iPhone, this was my music player, because no Android was approaching but time passes and Android does not improve in that aspect.
There are excellent applications for music such as ZPlayer (based on the extinct Microsoft Zune) but the errors with the cards, the data, despite being all well classified of origin, makes the experience for me at least be highly unsatisfactory.
After-sales service is the last key. I have already talked about it on other occasions. What to say about Apple service except that it is excellent. In the opposite sidewalk… Have you ever had a problem with a Samsung, an LG …? and the technical service has been an adventure despite being almost a month without phone in some cases. Only Google and its Nexus scratch, with an attention that nothing has to envy to Apple.
Apple, a great brand that has set trends and has opened roads. With the original iPhone they revolutionized a world, causing an impression that they surpassed one of the best mobiles in history, better technically than that iPhone, as was the Nokia N95, the last great Nokia.
In the case of the iPad they discovered a whole world, a new niche … but time passes and you cannot live on income. While their computers are still the best, I am Mac users without palliatives, in regards to telephone, with iOS and the iPhone as a flag, I think that they have long lost the path of success.
Jobs's death was a point and often not well digested which has coincided with a fierce competition ever stronger.
Y Android, today is a more valid alternative to iOS. Those differences are already history, such as the fluidity or stability that Apple fanboys argued. Android 5.0 Lollipop has proved it as before Android 4.4 did. KitKat
Android with its continuous growth is not only Nexus, but it is also Xperia, Sense, Galaxy in short freedom, freedom for the user in the end.
These are my reasons but now I would like to see and know yours and why not, even know the Apple users … What are you waiting for to leave your comments?