Difference between Android smartphones and iPhones

The debate about which phone is better: the Android smartphone or the iPhone, has continuously been going on and it doesn’t seem like it’s about to stop anytime soon either, with new phones from both sides being released every year. Here are some differences between Android smartphones and iPhones so you can decide for yourself which one you think is better and worth buying.

No back button on the iPhone

iPhones don’t have the back button included in their design, so if you’re used to having one, an iPhone might not be the choice for you. There are buttons inside apps to go back but it’s not always there in the same place as it is on an Android smartphone. If you find this somewhat annoying and uncomfortable it can hinder the user experience and put you off iPhones for a while.

iPhones keep their resale value for longer

iPhones are better investments over Android smartphones and do not lose as much of their initial value after a few years of use, possibly because people tend to like them more and generally have better hardware-software integration.

Android home screens are much more customizable

On the iPhone, users are limited in the personalization of the home screen than on an android smartphone. The things you can change on the iPhone are the wallpaper, the order of app icons and creating folders in which to place app icons. What you can’t do is have widgets on the home screen, only on the notification screen, and there is no apps drawer as they are all shown on the home screen, meaning you have to create folders to organize the clutter.

More paid apps for iPhone, yet fewer ads

Essential apps that everyone uses are free on both platforms, yet there are more paid apps in the App Store compared to Android. This means that the apps for iOS are less likely to be filled with annoying ads, even though you have to pay a small amount of money for them.

So which one is right for you? An Android smartphone or the iPhone?