The holy war in between individuals who utilize Android and those who use iOS is one that truly need to have disappeared now, however all you have to do is search any public smartphone online forum to realize people actually do still get their knickers in a twist about which platform they think is the finest.

To show the point that both Android and iOS have their positives and negatives we thought that we would put together a list of twelve – – 12 – things that make iOS better than Android and in the interest of fairness, we’ve done the same to show why Android is better than iOS.

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We’re sure plenty of individuals will disagree with a few of these however that’s what makes the web so great.

So, let’s get begun.


Faster OS Updates

Without the have to get updates OK ‘d by hardware makers who then put their own cruft over the tap, Apple simply pushes an update and enjoys as millions upon millions of individuals install it as quickly as it is released for all supported devices. No waiting.

Better Quality Apps

That’s constantly going to be arguable, however the total quality of iOS apps – – compared with their Android equivalents – has always stayed superior in regards to fluidity, efficiency and total polish.

Longer OS Support

This one’s a winner when compared to Android; Apple continues supporting its older hardware for a prolonged amount of time, keeping things fresh for those who can’t manage to update to the latest and greatest.

Finest Apps First

Developers have the tendency to opt for iOS first prior to pressing their apps out on Android – – in short: iOS gets the best apps first, followed by Android.

Apple’s Ecosystem

When you take a look at iOS you have to take into account iTunes, the App Store, the iTunes Store and all of the other parts of Apple’s environment like OS X, Apple TV, Watch OS, iCloud etc that total up to more than the sum of their parts.

User Friendly

Apple’s iOS might be getting less user friendly with every upgrade, however when compared with Android it’s a breeze to utilize, even for novices.

Apple Pay

Spending for things with your iPhone, and even your Apple Watch, never gets old. Apple Pay is quick becoming the most popular and the most secondhand mobile payment option out there.

Customer Support

With over 400 Apple Stores around the globe, the Cupertino giant offers consumer support for iOS devices like no other. Have a broken device and require a replacement? No problem. Wish to set up e-mail on your brand-new device? Consider it done. And AppleCare is 2nd to none. End of conversation.

Family Sharing

Being able to have everyone in one family make use of the same credit card and successfully share a bucket of apps is excellent, specifically when you toss in the parental controls that include it.

More Safe and secure

Yeah, iOS has had its moments but you do not see anywhere near the variety of security terrifies on iOS that you do on Android.

Connection/ Handoff

You can begin a job on one device and get where you left off on another. And oh, you can even make or get phone calls from your iPad or Mac too. What’s up, Android?


A messaging platform unlike any other, iMessage is by far the most seamless IM/SMS experience out there. Duration.


Open Source

Well, to a point a minimum of. It’s certainly more open than iOS, that’s for sure, leaving it more easily accessible for changes by its users.


Among Android’s biggest strengths is the lengths that individuals can go to when personalizing how it works, and how it looks. Users have the choice to use custom-made skins and themes to the nth degree.

Hardware Choice

Want Android on a high-end smartphone? No problem. A low-end phone that costs next to nothing? You got it.

File System

Access to your files like a grown up. That need to not be undersold and Android wins here over iOS by a big margin.

Multi User Accounts

If you’ve ever attempted to handle how a kid uses your iPad or iPhone, then you’ll understand why user accounts are so important.

Expandable Storage Support

You’ll never run out of area to keep your videos on. Well, virtually never. Many Android makers support this function.

Removable Battery

Running low on juice on that company trip? No problem, just swap out the battery. Much like expandable storage, this feature is supported by many Android device makers.

Infrared Support

Since who does not want to change the channel on their TV using their smartphone? Exactly.

Custom-made ROMs

You can invest hours dabbling Android, flashing ROM after ROM. Simply make sure because when you pop, you just cannot stop.


Perfect for squeezing that bit of additional performance out of that already-powerful CPU.

Download Files Via Browser

This one’s our personal favorite; you can download any file right from the Web browser on Android – – be that a song, a video or a plain old file.

Quick Charging

A function supported by most Android devices nowadays, you can get hours of battery life by just charging your gizmo for a couple of minutes.

There are plenty more factors on both sides of the fence, but these are an excellent beginning as far as we’re concerned. We’re big fans of both Android and iOS though, so let’s all be grownups and just get on. OK?

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