Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Product Battle: Android vs iPhone

As many of you know, I have been a staunch Android user since the beginning. I have always liked the ease of use and the amount of apps available (not to mention the open source stuff!). For the past several years I have used LG phones and have found them to be the absolute best. My last phone was the G3...yes, I know it is an older model, but it was so good that I didn’t feel the need to upgrade.  It had a 13 megapixel camera, plenty of space (with the ability to add an extra SD card), great sound, and a ton of other features. It was really awesome.

So...if it was so great, why am I not using it? Well, short story- it died. Sort of. It kept giving me an error message every two seconds- literally, not figuratively- and it got to the point that it was pretty much unusable. So, time to search for a new one. I was going to get either the LG G5 or the LG V20, but an ad caught my eye. It was for n iPhone 6s Plus, rose gold, with a case for an excellent price. After thinking about it for a bit, I decided to get it. I figured I didn’t have anything to lose...if I didn’t like it, I could sell it . If I liked it, great!

Well, so far everything has been good. It has been pretty easy to get used to (even though my husband keeps teasing me that I have become a traitor and given up my citizenship). So, on to my opinion...

Android has a really nice app tray showing everything you have on your phone. This is especially helpful when using my hubby’s phone. I swear- I can’t find anything and I’ll never figure out his filing system! LOL!  There were so many apps in the store that it was honestly a struggle to decide which one to get, and I love the fact that a lot of things were open source and free.

The iPhone does not have an app tray, so everything is pretty much face value. They have gotten much better on their proprietary nature, and I was able to get most of the same apps on this phone (Musescore...get cracking on your app!).

As I mentioned, my LG had an AMAZING camera. It was seriously awesome and is actually the reason I bought the phone in the first place.

The iPhone camera is nice, but I honestly didn’t buy it for the camera. Every time I see my pictures moving I feel like I’m in Harry Potter, and my kids think it is pretty cool. However, compared to Android, iPhone cameras don’t stack up (seriously...do a Google search; it has been proven that Android cameras are superior). But I really think this is splitting hairs. The camera takes great photos, and it isn’t like you are going to take professional pics with it. 😝

General Usage:
My one complaint with Android was that it did have a tendency to hitch up occasionally. Nothing terrible, but it was there.

 The iPhone, consistent with its reputation,, is super smooth. Moving from screen to screen, sending texts, scrolling through Facebook...seamless. It is really nice.

Honestly, when looking at everything together, there isn’t much difference between Apple and Android. I was actually quite surprised at the similarities between the two. I am not a fangirl (as my husband so teasingly puts it), so I really don’t care what phone I have, as long as it does its job. I definitely do not see what all the hype is about, but maybe a week isn’t long enough to see all it has to offer.

So, I will stick with it for a bit and see how it goes!  Oh, and my old phone? I did a factory reset on it and it fixed the problem. So now my daughter is the proud owner of a like-new G3. 😜

I would love to hear your thoughts on this! Are you and Android or Apple fan?

Happy Halloween!

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I'm a stay at home mom to three beautiful children: Stephen, Samuel, and Elizabeth. I simply ADORE cooking and love trying out new recipes. My goal is to master several different world cuisines. I enjoy sewing, especially for my daughter! Lastly, I am a woman on a mission: to prove, once and for all, that blondes ARE smart. ;-)