10 things Android phones do better than iPhones

Is Android better than iPhone?

If you are looking to buy a new smartphone, your options are largely divided between two platforms: Android and iOS.

While both systems have their own advantages and disadvantages, here IndianTimes created a list of ten things that make Android phones better than iPhones.

  1. Every app downloaded on an iPhone has to be on the homescreen. Android phones give users the freedom to choose which apps go on the homescreen, while keeping the rest away from the view in the app drawer.

  2. Android’s visible file system gives users more control on our files. When you plug your Android phone into your computer, you can see a file system just like the one you’d work with if you were searching for something on your computer. It’s as easy as drag-and-drop. Apple doesn’t give you that kind of access to all your files.

  3. Android phones offer one of the best customization options, with a large number of themes, launchers and live wallpapers. iPhones, on the hand, are limited to just the parallax effect and dynamic wallpapers.

  4. Apps talk to each other in a better manner — Android lets developers integrate apps with the operating system at a deeper level compared to iOS. Sharing content across apps is also more seamless. However, with iOS 8, Apple has also addressed the issue with its Extensibility feature.

  5. Android is better at image management as it automatically puts screenshots, downloaded photos and pictures saved from messages into their own separate folders. iPhones… not so much.

  6. The notifications bar on top of an Android phone’s screen is filled with icons, thus acting as an unobtrusive reminder of what you need to check and respond to. On the other hand, the top of an iPhone’s screen is devoid of such icons.

  7. Many Android phones support storage expansion via microSD cards, whereas Apple does not give this freedom in iPhones. Therefore, you can get a smartphone with as little as 4GB internal storage and save all the personal data on a microSD card.

  8. Sure, the iPhone fingerprint scanner is cool, but Android phones have several ways to unlocking a smartphone, including the option to create a personalized pattern to unlock the device.

  9. The Gmail app is much better on Android than iPhone (duh). For example, phone numbers aren’t directly dial-able from Gmail on iPhones.

  10. Google Keep is easily among the best note-keeping apps out there, but it is limited to Android only. You can download “GoKeep” for iPhone, which uses the desktop version of Keep, but it is not nearly as good as the real thing.

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