Apple versus Android - Which Brain Fits Best in Your Pocket?

464648639Choosing an Android or iPhone can be deathly for the indecisive, of course there is Windows Phone, Blackberry, or Bob’s super-duper Smartphone but let’s not get carried away.

My clients ask for my thoughts on Android versus iPhone advice frequently. All smartphones serve similar purposes but function differently to administrate your personality, and business or personal needs.

Both Androids and iPhones work great! It’s a matter of choosing the phone that’s right for you.

Android

Androids have more options than its counterparts. You have many phone models to choose from. The Google database connects users with applications, the internet and Google phone settings, including Gmail, Google+ and Google Maps. The communication is easy to use and predictable for search engine users. There are now 70,000 Android apps available on Google Play Store.

Calendar, Email and contact widgets make Android OS a solid business device. Your information is accessible on the homepage with immediate visual notifications and alarms.

Unfortunately, Droids are more prone to security threats, viruses and other malware due to its ability to use multiple stores. Android OS is an open source system which allows more customizing from programmers and/or apps. The apps are also developed to a wide array of users with all screen sizes and processor speeds. This can make apps more prone to stability issues twitchy.

iPhone

iPhones increase their standards with the annual launch of each device. 230,000 applications make iPhones a multi-faceted tool. The current 5S phone is built on an iOS platform and has a light design, 64-bit desktop class architecture, a fingertip identity sensor, ultrafast LTE wireless and exclusive business applications. The fingertip sensor enables an advanced security system.

Apple focused on an intuitive and simple interface to drive productivity. The Multi-Touch immerses yourself into the task.

Your iPhone can drive business. Enterprise-grade security protects files, email, contacts and any other personal information. Many security features are default and require no lengthy configurations. Apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Reminder present the business professional with work on-the-go capabilities. Users can also simply create and sell a customized application online. iPhones are great travel and business partners, personal Yoda’s and newscasters.

Fewer iPhones are sold partly because of the high costs and because you can only buy from one manufacturer, Apple. Only ¼ of iPhone apps are free and the phones are significantly more expensive than Androids. The 2013 16GB iPhone 5S is priced at $649. The estimated cost for making the iPhone 5S is $213. The average 2013 Android device was priced at $276. The benefit of iPhone’s high cost is the strictly controlled security. Each Apple producer must undergo rigorous security checks.

Currently, I use an iPhone and am happy with it but that could change at any minute. Choosing an Android or iPhone depends on your personality, needs and budget. Both brands have advantages and disadvantages.