Looking for a smartphone in a Telstra shop in Melbourne can be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea which mobile phone to buy. There is a huge variety of cellphone brands and models to choose from. To narrow down the list of your possible choices, consider the pros and cons of getting an Android or Apple phone.
Why Android and iOS?
These two are currently the most popular mobile operating systems available in the market. Most smartphones run on Android with the exception of the iPhone and other Apple products; as well as a few other holdouts. Most of the reliable Telstra shops in Melbourne like TelcoWorld only carry phones mostly with these OS, so here is a brief comparison of the two to help you decide which one will work best for you.
When it comes to customization, Android phones are much more flexible than the iOS. Unless your Apple gadget has been jailbroken, then it leaves you with little choice when it comes to themes, widgets, and so on.
Most phone brands and models run on Android operating system such as Sony, LG, Samsung, HTC, Nexus, and Motorola so you’ll have more choices on which smartphone to buy. The iOS is exclusively for Apple products and, as we all know, these gadgets are a bit on the upscale.
For the social media aficionado, both operating systems are capable of integrating different social media applications such as Tumblr, Twitter, and, of course, Facebook. Both OS can post updates, share photos, and pull details from their contacts and sync it with your phone like mobile numbers and events.
When it comes to mobile security, iOS is more effective in filtering harmful or suspicious applications since Apple verifies and reviews all app publishers before posting their products on the app store. Though less rigid with their developers, Android has already taken steps to ensure that security concerns are minimized or prevented, like isolating Play Store apps from the rest of the phone’s internal system resources.
For protecting private data, iOS appears to be the better choice. As many users have found, most Android application requests access to a lot of user information. You can choose whether to accept, or to not proceed with the installation of the app. With iOS, you can still use an app without giving out any user information.
Overall, both operating systems are powerful and reliable in their own respect. In the end, the choice will come down to whichever would fit your budget and will satisfy your needs.
(Source: Android vs. iOS, Diffen)