The latest smartphones in the United States, and probably the world, are either those with Google’s operating system (OS) — Android — or those with Apple’s OS — iOS. Android comes with phones made by Google as well as by Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. Apple makes its iPhone exclusively.
The two kinds of phones both have their advantages and disadvantages. Objectively, one can do certain things while the other can do other certain things. As they are direct competitors — Apple and Google, that is — they have many of the same features and continue to have more similar features.
These similar features are a growing list including battery life, display size and type, ruggedness, sound quality, security features, camera quality, etc. In the past few years, I started leaning towards battery life as a more significant feature as data from the wireless service provider came at a better cost, though that is another story.
Features that I personally enjoy from Android:
- Notifications stay at the top of the screen
- Quick settings drop-down menu
- Clear cache from individual apps
- Customize-able home screen(s) which can show all or none of your app
Features that I personally enjoy from iOS:
- Airdropping files
- 3D touch on keyboard
- Integrated iMessaging and FaceTime system
- Great battery life
What are your favorite features? What do you want to learn more about?