Android vs. iOS: Which Operating System is the best?


Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are the two most popular operating systems for smart phones today, so it’s hard to conclude that the operating system is better. However, we can also evaluate some of the criteria between the two operating systems.

1. Affordability

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Apple has always been the market leader in terms of price, but the iPhone X has taken things to new heights with prices starting at $1,000. The iPhone 8 Plus starts from $800 and the iPhone 8 from $700. If you don’t want to spend that much, then you can buy the iPhone 6S at $450 or the iPhone SE at $350. This Phone are cheaper because they are old products.

Currently, nearly 80% of devices running Android operating system are from Samsung, Sony, LG, Lenovo, Oppo, Motorola, … to some small, unknown companies also use Andoid. . Therefore, the price of the equipment used Andoid is extremely rich, serve for all objects. From high-end users or casual users, from over $100 to $900.

Winner: Android


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First, let’s look at the number of apps available on the Google Play Store and Apple Store that you can find:

  • Android apps: 3.5 million
  • iOS apps: 2.2 million

In terms of number of applications, Android has a huge and rich application store. However, because the application store is too large so users will have a little difficulty when looking for a desired application. The Play Store still has a higher percentage of free apps than the Apple Store. But the best mobile games still launch on iOS first and they don’t always come to Android. Besides, quality will better quantity and I think the win is iOS.

Winner: iOS

3. Alternative app stores

There is no denying the diversity of Android app stores, you can download a lot of apk files and then install on the android device, however this also many potential dangers from malware. In contrast, iOS is opposed to third-party app stores, if you’re a fan of the new app, the Android will suit you better than iOS.

Winner: Android

4.Battery life and charging

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This is also the most common problem of smartphones, including the android or ios, which have a high life expectancy for one use, it is also difficult to compare the battery life and charging speed between ios and android. We can say iOS is optimized to make the most out of each mAh of the battery, but you can buy an Android device with a much larger battery that will easily outlast the iPhone.

Both Android and iOS allow you to quickly see your battery usage, by app, but only Android shows your remaining battery life estimates. Both provide an energy-saving mode that can extend your battery life by limiting performance, connectivity and other power-off features. For a long time, Android has had an advantage in the charger, because many Android phones offer fast charging and wireless charging. However, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and Apple iPhone X both offer wireless charging and fast charging. However, you have to buy more fast chargers, while it is usually provided in the box with an Android phone.

When comparing similarly priced Android phones with iPhone,  then Android phone have longer battery life, so Android gets the win in this case.

Winner: Android

5. Accessibility


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Both platforms offer a good range of accessibility features. While Android is messy, almost every manufacturer has a different order of arrangement, while iOS is easier to sync and simpler. In this case, iOS is the winner.

Winner: iOS

6.Calls and messaging


The basic calling and messaging functions are great on both platforms, but it can be confusing on Android. Google seems to be moving everything in Hangouts, allowing text messages, SMS, video chats, group chats, and more through your Wi-Fi or data network, but then it has partially caused Allo. and Duo.

FaceTime and iMessage are pre-installed on all iPhones and iPads, so it’s easy to stay connected with your friends and family. While iMessage is easy to use, it works best when communicating with other iPhone users.  We give iOS victory for its consistency and ease of use.

Winner: iOS


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The default email app on Android and iOS is easy to use and quick to set up. You can sign in to multiple email accounts and view them in an inbox if you want. Android and iOS also have a range of third-party email clients. However, Gmail is the default email client that is more powerful than iOS. Since Gmail is the most popular email address system in the world, the Gmail app will be the winning app. You can also easily add email addresses from different providers in Gmail.

Winner: Android

8. Security

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You may hear that Android is less secure than iOS because it is an open source operating system, but this concept is very wrong. Open source is the nature of Android development can be joined by many different parties and everyone can see the source code, not “open” is less secure. Android is more vulnerable for two reasons:

    • Android has more users, hackers more easily make money
    • Android allows users to install a third party app (although this feature is not turned on by default, but many people still pop up to install the app from the 3rd party app store)


If you do not install a third-party app (which is usually a crack app, or an app that deeply interferes with your system), then you’re free to use Android. Even iOS is not very safe, there have been many vulnerabilities were discovered even with no iPhone jailbreak, and more than once iOS devices hang, because the message contains strange characters. But it is also acknowledged that Apple’s discomfort with the tightening of its iOS source has reduced the number of malicious attacks from malware. Installing a non-app through the App Store is much more complicated than the Android app. The application itself is also more limited in functionality, with each app running only internally (sandbox), if you want to communicate with another app is forced through the operating system should be limited to the cross-exploit vulnerabilities security.

About security than the Android or iOS? I would say using iOS is safer, but in return you sacrifice more.

Winner: iOS

9. Updates

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Apple iOS provides timely and consistent software updates and security patches. If you want to have the same experience on Android, you must purchase one of Google’s Pixel phones. According to the Mixpanel study, the percentage of users using the version:

  • iOS 11: 87.33%
  • iOS 10: 8.9%
  • Older: 3.77%

Nearly 90% of all iOS devices are currently running the latest version. In contrast, only 0.5 percent of Android devices are running the latest Android Oreo 8.1. Here’s how Android is analyzed by the official Android Developers site:

  • Android 8.1 Oreo: 0.5%
  • Android 8.0 Oreo: 4.1%
  • Android 7.1 Nougat: 7.8%
  • Android 7.0 Nougat: 23%
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 26%
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop: 18%
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: 4.9%
  • Android 4.4: 10.5%
  • Older: 5.2%

If you want the latest features, fixes and security updates, then you should choose iOS.

Winner: iOS


In terms of numbers, Android won 10 categories and iOS won 8 categories, but iOS won some more important categories – we did not think that the original or alternative app stores were important to Most people like accessibility or security. It is difficult to compare both. Because Apple controls hardware and software, you’ll find that iOS offers a more consistent experience across devices.

Direct comparison to the latest versions of Android and iOS will not be representative of everyone’s experience, because most Android devices do not run the latest version. The experience you get is even more complicated by the fact that most Android smartphone manufacturers add their own user interface on Google’s Android. As a result, there is a big difference between using Google’s Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the LG G7 ThinQ.

If you decide to use an Android device, make sure you do a little research and see what version of Android the app is running on, the manufacturer’s skin at the top, and the manufacturer’s profile for updates. software.

Finally, different categories will be important to different people, so you should pay attention to the categories for you and make decisions based on that. If security and privacy are important factors, iPhone is the obvious choice. If the battery life is the highest in your list and you want to be able to customize your phone, select Android. Both Android and iOS are perfect platforms, with much more similarities than differences and we can offer them sincerely.


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