It is 2021, and both Android and iOS have now been around for more than a decade. Most smartphone users have pledged their loyalties to one side or the other and have no plans for betrayal. However, the two brands are not as polarized as their users, and both have taken a lot of pages out of each others’ books. For instance, both Android and iOS contain pretty much the same apps and possess increasingly similar features.
Having said that, there are still several areas where Android is better than Apple, which is causing a lot of users to make the jump over from iOS.
Reasons More People Switching to Android
1. Greater variety
Perhaps the main advantage that Android has to offer is the wide range of choices. If you are not happy with the camera for Xiaomi or think that Oppo can do better in the battery life department, you always have the option to switch to a different brand.
In other words, Android has something to offer for everyone. With iOS, you will have to stay put with whatever Apple includes in (or excludes from) its offerings.
The increased choices available with Android are also advantageous to those who are on a tighter budget and cannot afford to dish out more than $1,000 on a mobile phone.
Whether you want a functional or simple device, or want something more luxurious, once again, Android has something to offer in pretty much every price range.
3. Customization options
If you are not a big fan of the default themes or icons on your Android device, you do not have to keep enduring them. You can simply visit the Google Play Store and take your pick from the numerous widget-makers, icon packs, and Android launchers that can completely alter the feel and appearance of your device.
iPhones, on the other hand, do not allow any such tricks. Certain OEMs, such as Oppo, Xiaomi, and Samsung, walk the extra mile and offer dedicated theme stores containing plenty of ready-made themes.
5. Quicker Charging
iOS has never been a pioneer for fast-charging or batteries, and the iPhone 12 series is no different. Meanwhile, Android brands, such as OnePlus and Oppo, offer more than 60w swift charging on their latest flagships. What this means is that a half-hour charge is good enough to top your Android phone by up to 70%.
To sum up, the Android and iPhone, and Android debate shows no signs of slowing down. While the iPhone might have the upper hand over Android over certain departments, Android certainly seems to have a great deal more advantages over its Apple counterpart.