Android vs iPhone
- In contrast, although Android OS can be developed mainly by Google, it is an open source operating system based on the Linux kernel. In other words, Android is widely used and implemented in various devices because everyone can freely improve, change and customise. Somehow, this flexibility is at the expense of optimisation and security known for iOS.
It is not unusual for someone to claim that iPhones have “bad hardware”. Moreover, at first glance, it seems right: low-resolution screen, less RAM than other Android models … So, what is the deal with it? iOS loads and holds more than a dozen applications with only 2 GB, so you do not need much RAM. Also, the resolution of some models seems to be small, but the pixel density is too big enough. At the same time, if the resolution is low, the work of the GPU is reduced, and the battery consumption reduced.
- The two main technologies currently used for manufacturing mobile displays are IPS LCD and OLED. Some older technologies such as TFTs still used in low-end, low-end models. Most modern, inexpensive and flagship uses IPS-LCD, and it includes all iPhones up to iPhone 8 and iPhone Xr. These iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max are so far only OLED equipped iPhones. For Android phones, most OEMs choose most devices except for Samsung for IPS over OLED.
- As with displays, the quality of smartphone cameras depends only on OEMs. For Apple, the iPhone always has an excellent camera, but most high end. Android phones are equipped with a camera setup, but in some cases, it is not even more. The difference in the main camera is still relatively small, even on paper or practically. The only way to distinguish the camera from iPhone X and Google Pixel 3 is to arrange them side-by-side. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that eyes that are not trained will not notice the real difference.
- This gap is mainly due to the open source nature of Android and the relaxed guidelines of Google for what is allowed in the Play Store. Additionally, on Android phones, you can also access third-party app stores like Amazon Appstore. As if it was not enough, Android phones allow users to load apps manually by inserting .apk files.
- During past generations, Apple has done almost the same deal. A new mobile phone of the same basic design will appear every year. Something changed when iPhone X looked. A new era of fragile bezel screen and iPhone design. It will hardly change in the coming years. Every year the iPhone understands the lack of diversity because the iPhone made by only one company that has released a handful of models. Of course, the iOS experience is very stable, but I cannot customise it at all. All iPhones have the same rationalised design, and this design is perhaps best suited for mobile phones, but some customisation is welcome at any time, which is a field where iOS is badly missing.