“Ewww… Android phone.”
That’s what most of my friends used to say.
Until years later, they converted to Android and haven’t looked back since.
Wanna know why?
Because they realized that Android is better than iPhone…
And let me tell you what changed their mind.
Read on to find out:
- 13 reasons why Android is better than an iPhone.
- What an Android smartphone can do that iPhones can’t.
- 7 affordable Android devices that don’t cost an arm and leg.
- And so much more…
13 reasons why Android is better than iPhone
#1: There’s an Android for everyone
Prefer your phone to have a stylus?
What about a physical keyboard?
Or better yet…
“Are there smartphones with a rotating camera?
Dude, you can even get an Android phone that folds in half.”
Catch my drift here?
Android devices come in a wide range of sizes, feature sets, prices, and shapes.
Not to mention, you’ll find a ton of Android phones that can take breathtaking photos.
And don’t get me started with home automation.
With an iPhone, you’re mostly choosing between:
- A big or bigger screen.
- Lower or higher quality camera.
All that for $1000?
Yeah – no, thank you.
#2: Prices that don’t cost an arm and a leg
iPhone prices are jacked up.
And not in a good way.
Sure – Apple devices are luxury phones.
But every time I glance at the price tags of any Apple device, I can hear my wallet screaming:
“You’ll probably have to sell your arm if you don’t want to be broke for the next 3 months.”
Now, compare the prices of iPhones to that of Android devices.
While there are flagship Android phones that cost as much as an iPhone, that’s not your only option.
You’ll find a lot of affordable Android devices that come with great specs, such as:
If you’re on a tight budget, there’s an Android phone that fits your needs.
And if you have a little more cash to spare, you won’t have any trouble finding a suitable Android device either.
Think you can score an iPhone when you’re on a tight budget?
Maybe when the apocalypse happens.
But until then?
Android phones provide much better price value than iPhones do twofold.
For the record, widgets aren’t shortcuts.
They display data on your phone screen so you can access information easier and faster.
You can use a weather and clock widget, so you’re up-to-date with the latest forecasts and time.
Overall, it’s faster than launching your weather app or typing today’s weather forecast on Google.
So, how exactly do widgets make Android devices better than iPhones?
Put it this way.
Adding Android widgets to your phone allows you to see the information you want at a glance.
It’s better than simply viewing a static row of app icons, wouldn’t you agree?
#4: Customize like a Genie
Widgets are only 1 way of customizing an Android phone.
Don’t like the default keyboard your Android device came with?
Just download a third-party app and replace your stock keyboard.
Find your home screen too boring?
Then you can download a new theme on Google Play Store.
Or maybe you want a colorful theme and better-looking icons?
You’ll find a ton of free downloadable icon packs that are compatible with Android devices.
The point is, Android phones give you absolute freedom to customize your phone.
Not to mention, you can even expand your memory and get more storage space on an Android device.
Where is all that on an iPhone?
Case and point, Android wins when it comes to flexibility and customization.
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#5: Need a headphone jack? Android’s got it
“Oh crap, I left my headphone dongle.
Looks like I can’t use these headphones with my iPhone.”
Sucks, doesn’t it?
Since the iPhone 7, connecting standard headphones became harder to do without the 3.5 mm audio jack.
Not to mention, you’ll have to buy an Apple accessory to connect wired headphones.
But with Android?
You’ll find countless devices today that still have the 3.5 mm audio jack.
Sure – you can always use AirPods to connect to your iPhone.
Then again, I find that it’s easier to lose a small pair of earphones.
And overall, I’ll take inexpensive, wired headphones any day.
#6: Multitask like a pro
Say you wanted to reply to your employer’s email while viewing the company web page.
In normal circumstances, you’d have to switch between apps to do this, right?
Well, with Android’s feature – multiwindow support – you can do it on the same screen.
But how does it work?
Think of it as if you’re viewing a split-screen view of 2 separate apps on your phone.
Heck, you could even watch a YouTube video while texting your friends.
Even better, watching a video lecture while taking notes on your phone is also easy.
Now, as far as Apple goes, this feature isn’t possible at all on any iOS device.
#7: You don’t need iTunes to copy files
Need to copy a file or movie to your iPhone?
First, you’ll have to download iTunes, set up an account, and transfer the file.
Now, what about on Android?
All you need to do is plug your device via USB into your computer.
From there, just drag and drop the files you want from your desktop to your phone.
It’s a plug-and-play process that doesn’t take 30 seconds to do.
Not to mention, you don’t need login information to transfer files.
Overall, it’s easy, simple, and oh-so Android-like.
#8: Universal chargers
USB-C is the future of charging technology, and Android made sure to stay on top.
Apple on the other hand?
They’re still awkwardly leaning into the past with their lightning cable charger.
Which, in truth, is pretty much inconvenient.
Because they only work with Apple devices.
In contrast, USB-C works seamlessly with nearly every Android device.
Not to mention, they work without issues on virtually every charger today.
And the best part?
It costs $19 for an Apple lightning cable.
And for a MagSafe laptop charger? You’d spend roughly $80 for 1.
Now, compare that to buying an Android USB-C cable online, which only costs roughly $7.
That’s more than half of what you’d save compared to an Apple lightning USB cable.
#9: Go back with a touch of a button
Apple’s interface has always been consistently easy to use and user-friendly.
But you know what it doesn’t have that Android does?
A back button.
It sounds simple, but it’s the most convenient way to return to the previous screen on your phone.
And take note.
This applies to every app on your Android device too.
Say you don’t want to go all the way back to your phone’s home screen.
Just press the back button and you’ll go to the previous page.
In addition, it’s conveniently located at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
Which is where your fingers rest while holding your phone 90% of the time.
On iPhones, there’s a back button located at the upper-left corner of your screen.
However, it’s not exactly intuitive.
And it’s not a universal back button that works the same way as it does on an Android device.
#10: Your settings are 1 swipe away
Literally speaking, getting to your main settings page on an Android phone is 1 swipe away.
On iPhone devices, a simple swipe also offers a few shortcuts you can easily get to.
Swiping down from the top-right of your screen displays the Control Center.
From here, you have a list of shortcuts that allows you to…
- Toggle on/off Airplane mode.
- Access your calculator, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
- Adjust your screen’s brightness and volume levels.
But you know what the Control Center doesn’t have?
A shortcut for accessing your iPhone’s main settings page.
The only way to access it?
You’ll have to exit your Control Center, find the settings icon on your iPhone, and launch it.
Sure – it only takes a few finger taps and clicks.
But it’s not as convenient as what’s possible on an Android device.
To get to your Android’s settings page, all you have to do is swipe down from the top of your screen.
Then, you’ll see a gear icon on the top-right corner which takes you to your main settings page.
And that’s not even the best part.
If you swipe down again, you’ll see a whole more than a dozen shortcuts on your screen.
Some of these include the following:
- Mobile data.
- Sound levels.
- Airplane mode.
- Screen recorder.
- Location settings.
- Switching between portrait and auto-rotate.
And don’t forget.
You can easily customize which shortcuts you want to appear on your screen too.
So, you can add or delete any shortcut that’s useful to you on an Android phone.
Compared to an iPhone, you’re stuck with what’s on the Control Center.
#11: More free apps and games
If you’re into mobile gaming, Android takes the lead in this category.
And not just games either.
Android’s well known to have more free apps than iOS.
Specifically, Android devices have 134,432 free apps available for download.
In contrast, iOS phones have about 121,845 free applications.
Overall, that makes up a staggering difference of 12,587 apps.
Put simply, Android offers more options for users than iOS does.
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#12: Launchers open a world of possibilities
If you compare the home screens of 2 iPhones, they’ll look almost exactly the same.
But for Android?
You’re bound to find a completely different home screen and overall look.
Apart from widgets and other customization add-ons, launchers change the layout completely.
Put simply, you can download a launcher that uniquely fits your taste and preferences.
Say you wanted a home screen with a minimalist look and to eliminate app distractions.
Or maybe you prefer an Android device that looks like a Windows or Google phone?
Those are all possible with launchers.
It’s not just your home screen layout that you can change.
With a launcher, you can even add effects and modify your page transitions.
Not to mention, there’s zero risk involved with downloading a new launcher on your phone.
Wanna give it a shot?
These are the best Android launchers available today:
And if you want to take a deeper dive into how much of a difference a launcher can make, check out this video:
#13: Android + Google integration is the future
Did you know 1 billion people use Google Drive?
Think that’s a lot?
There are 1.5 billion active Gmail users around the world.
And 2 billion active users for Google docs.
Now, here’s why this is important:
Because the majority of Google’s services integrate seamlessly with Android devices.
In fact, most Google apps already come pre-installed like:
Now, what about Apple’s case?
Sure – you’ll find a few Google apps on iOS devices, but it’s not at the same level of integration as on Android.
Why does this matter?
Because I’m sure you use at least 1 or even 2 of Google’s services.
The point being… It’s important that these Google apps work seamlessly on your device.
And Android offers that spectacularly well compared to iOS devices.