What is better: iPhone or smartphone on Android?

If, responding to this question, not to go into details, it can be said simply: "Each one". As iPhone on iOS and smartphones on Android, collected around themselves an impressive army of fans. On the Internet, it is often possible to find a concentration between users of both mills, and each in confirmation of its version leads logical and weighty arguments.

In this article, we will try to consider only some of the advantages and disadvantages of smartphones on Android and iOS. We hope this information will help you decide on the choice.

design and ergonomics

For a long time iPhone were produced in a standard case, so somehow stand out from the crowd It was hardly possible. With the yield of the iPhone X the situation has changed dramatically. IPhone models have become more recognizable. The camera module first received two sensors (iPhone X, iPhone SE), and then three (iPhone 11 Pro). Younger models have a smaller screen for fans of compact mobile phones. Senior (Pro, Pro Max) received more displays, which is interesting, we consider a greater number of users.

Smartphones on Android are produced by different manufacturers and there are different shapes, colors and sizes. And this means that the user will be easier to find exactly what he really needs. Form factor, screen size, aspect ratio, camera module - There are many devices that are pluddly different from each other.


The first thing that the user sees when it starts to get acquainted with the mobile device - its interface. You can talk about it for a long time, but let's try to focus on the main thing.


Interface of all iPhone, updated to the latest version of iOS, actually nothing is different. Therefore, if you do not want to study in detail a large number of settings and are used to treating the phone as a working tool, then the iPhone fits you. Adding new features is not often. In addition, if you have to update the iPhone by purchasing a newer model, you are unlikely to have to get used to something new in the design.

However, even the most conservative users are lack of a variety (where it is appropriate) may irritate. In this regard, Android can offer much more, including the ability to change the shell or fully configure the interface for your needs.

The smoothness of the interface

in the iPhone opening applications, the animation of the transition between the windows and the launch of the main menu is very smoothly. The developers tried to make the use of the phone as comfortable as possible. iOS is so arranged that the priority of downloading menu items and animated transitions is always above the actions that the gadget performs the background.

It is not always good, because they slow down not only secondary, but in general, all background processes. For example, copying files or download data to the cloud can take more time than you expect.

The device on Android has no problems with these problems - at the same time several dozen applications can be launched, which will work in parallel. However, here everything rests in performance. If applications lack RAM or processor power, the system will not work stably. Fair with this, the modern flagships there are actually no problems.

Application Store

in the App Store You can find almost all the same as There is in Play Market. However, Apple is more careful about the safety of users and does not allow for publication those applications that can represent a real threat. In addition, iOS is a closed operating system. That is why there is no antiviruses on the iPhone - they simply do not need.

In Android, everything is much easier - here is a large selection of applications. But the risk of downloading the virus or other malware exists even when downloading from the official store.

Of course, in the App Store less free applications than in Google Play. But in general, most of the programs have been done better, their interface is more thought out and they do not contain advertising. The device on Android, although it allows you to download dozens of applications for free, will demonstrate to your owner advertisements, disable which you can only buy a paid version of software.

Updates and support

It is rather difficult to create an ideal mobile operating system. Over time vulnerabilities are detected, and in iOS, and in Android. Developers are required to produce patches with updates for their devices. And in this regard, Apple delivers an excellent example. Even the iPhone 5S 2013-year and iPhone 6 of 2014, the support of which was officially discontinued, received five additional security updates.

At the same time, not everything is so rosy on Android. This largely depends on the manufacturer and status of the device. On average, flagship smartphones receive upgrades two years after release, Subflagless - year, and budget - may not receive at all. At the same time there is a sequence of obtaining fresh patches - than the phone is more expensive, the faster the new software will be released for. The exceptions are Pixel smartphones from Google itself, which are supported for three years or more.

In addition, there is a program of Android One, within which smartphones also pixel must be updated at least three years. For those who do not participate in this program, the update is obligatory for two years. In Android 11, all manufacturers will be required to have a seamless update that will make the process of their receipt more comfortable for the user. However, all these changes do not solve the main problem. What do not say, and the android on this issue is still very far from IOS.

Of course, for flagship devices, you can find and download the updated custom firmware. The most popular of them at the moment - LineageOS. However, it brings with them certain risks, including a guarantee loss. In addition, as statistics shows, such firmware are installed mainly advanced users, which relative to the total number of Android owners are not most.


Performance The devices largely depends on the hardware filling. However, the optimization of the operating system plays not a latter role. Until recently, the iPhone worked on Apple's branded processors with 4 and 6 cores. And only recently appeared corporate Apple A13 Bionic with eight nuclei. The same trend is observed with the number of gigabytes of RAM. iPhone 11 Pro Max, for example, in any version has only 4 GB, and this is quite enough. How does Apple get it? As mentioned above, IOS optimization plays important, including the choice of priority for the processes performed at the system level.

Android flagships have long been operating on the basis of powerful processors with 8 cores and the maximum operating frequency under 3 GHz. RAM can exceed 12 GB. We do not consider smartphones with one and two gigabytes, because they have long been considered morally outdated and will not be able to cope with the tasks assigned to them.

If you compare the flagship device on Android with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the performance of the system, programs and games will be approximately one level, but if you are interested in the results of synthetic tests, then there are devices with Android is always leading. Of course, from time to time under certain circumstances, it can be hungry, both the same operating system.

Support for two SIM cards and memory cards

Since the iPhone does not support Expansion of memory, their owners Constantly faced with its disadvantage. Of course, today you can purchase models with 128 GB or 256 GB of integrated memory, but also they are not suiced.

In addition, ESIM is not supported everywhere, but the need for the second SIM card may occur at any time. For example, there are those who use one card as a primary, and the other for work. It is convenient because it eliminates the need to have a second phone. Agree, it is not very convenient to constantly carry two gadgets with you.

In Android, nor with an extension of memory, nor with an additional slot under the second SIM there are no problems that you will not say about the Apple devices.


There are currently two main technologies for creating displays - This OLED and IPS. There are still TFT matrices that are still installed in ultrasound models.

Most often, both in the iPhone and Android smartphones used by IPS. iPhone with AMOLED (OLED) is XS, X and MAX, on Android devices with such matrices, it becomes more and more, but the main representatives of the direction - samsung. As a rule, AMOLED screens are put into smartphones of the highest price segment and sometimes medium. In other cases, resort to IPS. The reason is simple - they are cheaper, and they are not always very worse.

However, if possible, it is better to buy a phone with AMOLED (independent Android it or an iPhone), and there are at least a few reasons for this:

  • It is better saves the battery energy, which is achieved due to the backlight of each pixel separately (instead of using one backlight for the entire screen as in IPS).
  • has wider viewing angles. IPS-displays are more expensive, similar to what is used in the iPhone, have almost the same viewing angles, but, with a closer look, differences are still noticeable.
  • reflect less glare in the sun. It can be especially useful for those who spend most of their time outdoors.

However, many manufacturers of Android smartphones prefer to use IPS matrices due to their greater availability. But do not forget that IPS in is an expensive smartphone and cheap will still differ in the quality of the picture.


The iPhone and Android-smartphone cameras are removed quite well (special, if you consider a small optics size, which is used today in smartphones). However, the approach to the shooting on the iPhone until recently was very distinguished. So, the pictures obtained using such lenses, they went out what is called in its pure form and without any effects.

Android-smartphones developers, on the contrary, always sought to make the quality of photos above. For this, all sorts of intelligent algorithms are used, which processes snapshots during the shooting process. In some cases, the scene or object can be oversaturated. But let's think that you really need a smartphone owner? Usually, the received photographs are immediately divided into social networks, for example, in Facebook or Instagram. And, agree, it is very convenient if the desired effects are automatically superimposed.

Apparently, Apple went to the same way in its latest iPhone. Now the photo is obtained not raw, but modified with the help of special algorithms. And IOS developers continue to work on their improvement. So, for example, in the last iPhone, the ability to take photos with a lack of light have been added. And those who want to handle the scene in manual mode, will still use professional cameras for this.


The cost of android smartphones depends on the quality of the installed display, the power of the processor, the amount of memory and the absence / availability of certain modules. The ultrasound smartphone can be sold with an outdated processor, a low-quality TN-matrix and a pair of gigabytes of RAM. This is unlikely to be enough to get a full and positive experience in using such a device.

However, even if you compare the approximately identical iPhone and Android-smartphones, the first will be more expensive. Does it make sense to overpay? Everyone decides for himself. Separate users can afford to change the iPhone every year. Someone buys one iPhone and enjoys them for several years until official support is complete. Others, for a similar amount, two Android smartphones can buy and use them throughout the same period of time.


Let's summarize. Android smartphones offer the user more freedom from the point of the appearance of devices and opportunities for customization of the system. On the other hand, fresh updates will be more complicated, and data security depends largely on the user itself. Newbie can download viral or Trojan software and will not even know about it.

Apple iPhone has more restrained design and software interface. Despite the fact that in recent years new models have appeared, there are still no such diversity among the iPhone, as I would like. It is due to the fact that the iPhone is developing only one manufacturer. However, for many, all these shortcomings overlaps the stable iOS work, the regularity of updates and more optimized applications. The price of iPhone is unreasonably high, and Apple itself understands it perfectly well. This is seen from the fact that the market has accessible models like SE, XR, SE (2020), etc.

, which is more suitable for a specific user depends largely on its finance. Maybe it will afford the latest version of the iPhone Pro Max? It will be a good smartphone that will not lose the relevance of at least 4-5 years. Should I give the last for Apple's new items? Definitely no.

Maybe then pay attention to iPhone 8 Pro or other similar model? And may consider more affordable, but at the same time a productive device on Android.