Choosing a new phone can be a nightmare. There are so many on the market now that it can feel like an impossible task. Even after some solid research, you’ll probably just end up looking at phones outside of your budget and then wonder to yourself if you can possibly get by without three cameras on your phone.
If you’re thinking about switching from iPhone to Android, then the likelihood is that your iPhone battery is fried, or the system seems to have gradually gone downhill every six-months since you purchased it. That would make sense, seeing as Apple are known to tweak their phones towards disaster every year so that you have to keep buying their products. This is something that the company has been forced to openly admit!
If shady business practices aren’t enough to keep you away from Apple, then the price point might be. The newest iPhones are in the $1,200 – $2000 range for the best models, and even the older models will still set you back a hefty chunk of cash. While you can get monthly repayment plans, the likelihood is that your phone will break before you’ve finished that plan anyway.
Why switch from iPhone to Android?
First thing is first, when choosing a new phone you want to ensure that you’re getting a competent piece of tech that features at least some of the latest cutting-edge technology. You also don’t want to pay outside of your set budget, and you want to know that you’re going to get a good battery life and that the system’s processing power will allow you to use the device without any hassle.
This is where Android trumps iPhone on the medium price bracket. While Apple’s latest flagship smartphones are probably the best on the market, their mid-range options are lacking. Android, on the other hand, has some excellent phones in the mid-range bracket that feature dual-cameras, long battery life, and some of the latest tech available.
Let’s have a look at some of the top reasons to switch.
Choice: You won’t ever find an iPhone for less than $500 that gives you 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, a dual-SIM, and a decent camera. You will with an Android. Quite simply, if your budget is less than $1,000, you’ll have way more choice with Android. In fact, whatever you budget, you’ll have more options to choose from.
While this might be daunting at first, it’s worth taking some time to do a bit of research and find out which mid-range phones are worth investing in. Android phones are made by a whole multitude of companies, including Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, Google, and many more. This means that you can play these companies off of one another and go for the one that seems to be in the lead at any given moment.
The competition in the Android market is fierce, whereas Apple tends to have loyal customers. This means that the phone manufactures of Android devices have much more at stake and must try all the harder to create affordable phones that feature the best tech around.
Price point: The fact that you can get an Android for half the price of an iPhone, but still have a top-quality product is testament to the fact that Apple are probably ripping you off. This is especially true when you turn to Chinese phone manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei, who tend to sell their products for much cheaper than Samsung, Apple, or Google, even though they actually possess the same processing power, dual cameras, and many more gizmos that you’d expect from a flagship smartphone.
Flexibility: The Android operating system is known for being much more open and flexible than iOS. For example, Apple only allows you to download apps from the Apple App Store, while Android allows you to allow ‘unknown sources’ in your phone’s settings, thus allowing you to download apps from hundreds of independent app and APK stores.
Android also allows for much more customization of the phones, allowing you to set different themes and download launchers that change the layout and interface of your homescreen. This freedom has always been a selling point of Android devices, and it’s certainly something that makes them more desirable than iPhones to the creative mind.
Apps: This takes us to our next point, there are way more apps available for Android than there is for iOS. In fact, there are millions in the Google Play Store alone. The amount of apps on Android is much larger thanks to developers favoring the OS due to its widespread use around the world – particularly in low-income countries where iPhones are practically absent.
You can download apps to change the way that you phone runs, you can download more games, and you can download more fun things to give you little quirks that will help you go about your day. In fact, some manufacturers even allow you to root the phone, allowing you to take full control of it and even do away with the Android OS if you want.
Battery life: Generally, Android phones have a longer-lasting battery life than their Apple cousins. This is especially true after a year or so of use, where the downgrading of an iPhone starts to take place. Android phones will last longer, will stay alive longer, and will generally be of more use to you than an iPhone. Period.
In some situations, it’s critical to have your phone on, so having a long-lasting battery life is a massive plus in favor of Android. Older models of iPhone are renowned for having terrible battery life, while even the latest flagship models can’t compete with your average Android device.
If you’re about to change phone, then honestly we’d recommend that you go for an Android. While some Android phones might not be as sexy as the iPhone (although, many are far more so), you’ll get WAY more bang for your buck, and you can expect the device to actually stand the test of time, rather than slowly sink into a miserable void of downgrading. Make the right choice. Choose a life. Choose Android.