Apple vs Android: Which is Better?

Photo Credit/ Jordan Patterson Staff member vs. staff member: Charlese Freeman's Galaxy Note 8 as compared to Natalie Irula's iPhone 7 Plus.

Max Augugliaro

Staff Writer

It can be said that this is one of the most polarizing debates that has ever come around, as well as one that affects everybody in the 21st century.

In this piece, I will be giving my opinion on the Apple versus Android debate. 

In order to better understand my position on this topic, I should disclose some of my history with phones. 

My first ever phone was a flip phone back in middle school, which did the job my parents wanted it to, as well as the job I wanted it to, for I could play some block breaker game in addition to Solitaire. 

I got my first touch phone when I was in junior high school, and it was nothing too special, it was no more than an inch bigger than a deck of cards, but it had awful storage of about a gigabyte, so I couldn’t do much with it. 

Then, when I got to High School, I got a new touch screen android, which was more of an upgrade in size than it was the inability, only about, if I remember correctly, four gigabytes. 

Then, in between my Freshman & Sophomore years of college, I finally got a, somewhat, smartphone that was able to hold the applications that I wanted my phone to have (Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, and all that), albeit with the help of an SD Card on my phone. 

That brings me to today, whereas I am currently typing this piece at 11:30 pm on a Saturday, I have my iPhone 11 Pro by my side.

Having bought this phone last November and always wanted an iPhone since I was a little kid, I can say with much confidence that I was not disappointed. 

With that being said, I am going to describe some aspects of each phone that are important to me and then describe how each type of phone does fulfill it or fall short in fulfilling it. 

First off is the fluidity of the phone. 

When I look for a phone in a market, I would like for it to go from one application to another, as well as surf the web, with ease.

It could be due to the low quality of the phones I had before, but I would say that the android pales in comparison to the fluidity of the iPhone. 

I also found that some apps are way better on iPhone than they are on my Androids, with Snapchat being the prime example of that (Camera Roll on my old phone wasn’t backed by Snapchat). 

Some of my favorite features on the iPhone include the Measure App, Facetime, and of course, all three of my cameras, which take phenomenal shots!

Another quality that I like about the iPhone is its ability to transcribe my voicemails. 

Again, I don’t know if this is a newer phone, older phone thing, but I love the fact that any voicemail I receive can be transcribed to me, instead of having to listen through a long line of other voicemails on my older androids. 

As mentioned earlier, I do love the Cameras of the iPhone, but I do miss the process of carrying my SD card from one phone to the next, and being able to watch the literal evolutions of the photos, so that is something that I do like about the Android phones. 

Finally, and again, this could just be a newer vs older phone thing, but I can also stream shows, and live soccer, way better on the iPhone better than my older phones.

So, this is how I feel about phones. 

I might not be the most qualified person to answer this question right now, but I believe that the Apple phone is better than Android, for now. 

I’ll probably have to try out a new Android phone in the future in order to gain a better understanding of how both really compare, but who says, now that I am officially a part of the iPhone gang, that I would be so open to buy a “dreaded” Android ever again? 

Only time will tell.

Email Max at:

maugugliar@live.esu.edu

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