I like Android phones, in fact I am currently using Android Phone. But regardless of budget, if you ask me what to buy an android powered or an iOS powered phone, then I would recommend the latter.
- Faster - If you’re planning to buy iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, know that the A11 Bionic chip inside blows away anything from the Android camp. Not only did this processor pace Apple’s flagship to huge wins in synthetic benchmarks such as Geekbench 4 and 3DMark; it also ran circles around the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 when doing things like editing 4K video and opening large files.This speed difference should also make playing the most intensive games, and especially enjoying demanding augmented-reality apps, a smoother experience.
- The best cameras - Samsung used to be the camera phone crown for nearly two years, but Apple has vaulted to the top spot, thanks to the cameras inside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (The iPhone X will have a dual-lens setup similar to the iPhone 8 Plus'.).
Based on our head-to-head comparisons in our camera shootout between the iPhone 8 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8, Apple’s flagship takes more vibrant photos with more vivid and more natural-looking colors. It especially excelled in sunlight, where the Note 8 washed out some images. There are plenty of great Android phone cameras, but at least for now, the iPhone is the champ.
- Better hardware and software integration - The 3D Touch display first introduced with the iPhone 6s and featured in all but one model released since then is smart enough to sense pressure, allowing you to take quick actions from the home screen just by long-pressing on an app icon. The new Portrait Mode on the iPhone 8 Plus can add sophisticated lighting effects with a tap.
And the iPhone X can scan your face to log you in, even if you grow a beard and start wearing glasses.
These are just a few of the examples of how Apple’s hardware and software designers work together to make the iPhone better than Android. And it’s no coincidence that Google recently spent over $1 billion to acquire HTC’s smartphone business. It wants to re-create that same magic by better integrating its mobile OS with its devices.
Easiest phone to use -
Despite all the promises by Android phone makers to streamline their skins, the iPhone remains the easiest phone to use by far. Some may lament the lack of change in the look and feel of iOS over the years, but I consider it a plus that it works pretty much the same as it did way back in 2007. Pick it up, turn it on, and touch the app to open.
Of course, Apple has folded in enhancements over the years, such as Siri and Control Center. Yet the iPhone still has zero learning curve. With iOS 10, Apple opened Siri and iMessages to developers, and there are customizable widgets available for the Today screen. So you can't really make the argument that the iPhone is a walled garden anymore. And with iOS 11, Apple has added the ability to edit Live Photos, send payments to friends in the Messages app and organize files via a proper Files app (which is way overdue considering that Android has had files access from the start).
- . OS updates when you want them
This is going to hurt a little, Android fanboys. One week after launch, iOS 11 was reportedly installed on 25 percent of iOS devices, according to analytics company Mixpanel. In mid-September, Android Central reported that Android Nougat was on a measly 15 percent of Android devices. That's pretty sad, since Android N debuted in August of 2016! And now the new Android Oreo is here.The problem is this: With the exception of pure Android phones like the Google Pixel, the Samsung’s, LGs and HTCs of the world have to jump through more hoops to bring you the latest version of Google's OS, including carrier certification. Plus, phone makers typically drag their feet on updating older phones. If you own a compatible iPhone — an iPhone 5s or later in the case of iOS 11 — you can update to the latest version of iOS on the day it's released (or close to it, depending on how Apple's servers stand up to the strain). This dynamic isn't going to change anytime soon.
Special Thanks to Tom's Guide Product Review