I’m often asked which phone I prefer: Android or iPhone. To be honest, there are things I love about both, and things which drive me nuts about both. I figured the best way to describe them would be to make a list. Because I love lists!
|Feels integrated & More Intuitive – Better UI/UX||Feels clunky and awkward. Menus and options are all over the place and not consistant.|
|Better Camera||Shittier Camera – but depends on the phone|
|Better Text Editor. It’s not great, but it’s better.||Really annoying that there’s no decent text editor for Android|
|Better Mail Client||Low quality mail clients which can’t seem to figure out IMAP. I hear the gmail client is better. Surprise|
|Reasonable battery life||ANDROID FIX YOUR FUCKING BATTERY PROBLEMS! My current phone has the same amount of juice as an iphone and it lasts 1/3 the amount of time as an iPhone. And yes I’ve turned everything off.|
|Not open source||Runs the linux!|
|ITUNES effing sucks||I can mount Android as a drive! So easy and logical.|
|Annoyingly hard to use with Linux||See above|
|How well does it work with Google?||Nice integration with Google shit – calendar/contacts/etc. syncing is nice.|
|Not much room for customization||shortcuts and widgets and customization is nice|
|iphone doesn’t crash as much||android does|
|can you multitask yet?||multitasking is easy|
|does iphone have turn-by-turn driving navigation?||driving navigation|
|One phone. Nice for consistency and auto-updates.||Different phones (and bad quality control). Many phones don’t get updated. And as an end user, you can’t update without rooting? Lame.|
|Not many apps you can’t get rid of||SO MUCH bloatware|
|Have to plug in (with EFFING ITUNES!) to sync contacts. (Is this still true?)||Syncs contacts and shit via the air! Like magic!|
Shitty about both:
- Carrier lockdown
- Expensive plans with two year contracts
- You can’t have full control over your phone without unlocking/jailbreaking/rooting/whatever.
Some of this info may be wrong – I had a first gen iPhone so it’s been awhile since I used it full time. Any comments are welcome. I’m thinking about switching back to iPhone.