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Apples to Robots: Pros and Cons of switching from Apple to Android

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July 09, 2014 · 1.4k Views

As Google’s Android smartphone operating system catches up with the incredible technology encased in the iPhone, many users are curious whether Apple can bet the Robot. If you’re scratching your head wondering if you should switch, compare the pros and cons of these mobile devices.


PRO: Device options

With Apple, you have one choice: the iPhone. However, Android runs on devices made by several manufacturers. Both Motorola and Samsung offer smartphones that run on the Android operating system. This gives users the chance to purchase a phone with the dimensions (overall size, screen size, etc.) that meets their needs.


CON: Intuition

Apple prides itself on being intuitive, and many who have switched from the iPhone to an Android phone find it lacks the user insight of its competitor.


PRO: Camera Quality

The newer Android phones have a 13 megapixel camera whereas the iPhone 5s camera is only 8 megapixels. Instagram lovers, rejoice!


CON: Incompatibility

Most smartphone users are on iPhones, even though this is rapidly changing. That means there are instances when Android users struggle to connect with iPhone ones. Apps such as FaceTime are not available for Android, and texting between the competing phones can be challenging at times.


PRO: Battery Life

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 hold 2,600 mAh of power whereas the iPhone 5s only has 1,570 mAh battery life. You can also easily swap out of a spare, charged battery in an Android phone, something that is impossible with an iPhone.


CON: Design

Let’s face it. Apple is the hands down winner when it comes to technology device design. While Android phones have larger displays, nothing compares to the sleek beauty of an iPhone.


Making the switch from an iPhone to an Android-powered phone takes some getting used to, but before you make any rash decisions, do the research. See which phone has the specs that meet your usage needs. Really think about how much you use your phone and what you use it for on a regular basis so you can make the a well-informed choice when it comes to your mobile device.

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Alli Sands has been a published writer since the age of 11. Over the course of her career, she has covered topics ranging from local independent music to fashion. She is a currently a freelance writer and a social media professional.

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