If you can’t decide between iPhone (iOS) and Android, you’ve come to the right place. Neither is better than the other, it really comes down to your purpose and preference.
Here’s an unbiased flowchart that helps you to pick the best smartphone OS, based on the key strengths and difference between iOS 8 (iPhone 6 & 6 Plus) and Android Lollipop. Enjoy!
Note: This infographic will be constantly updated whenever a major iOS or Android update rolls out.
Check out the PDF version here.
#1 – Is iPhone really bendable?
The internet has a thing for bending, scratching, and boiling phones, and the test results are overhyped (who would scratch their phones with a knife?). Most large and thin phones are bendable when you exert large amount of force, as shown in this stress test.
#2 – Did Macbook Air really survives in a 1000 feet drop test?
Yes, but it was unintentional. Still impressive anyway. Read the full incident here.
#3 – What does iSheep mean?
Some Interesting Facts
- @MKBHD, the best tech reviewer on the planet, is currently using Android smartphones like Nexus 6 and OnePlus One. >> Click To Tweet <<
- By age 30, the average iPhone users have about 10 – 12 sexual partners, while Android users have about 6. (Source: OkCupid) >> Click To Tweet <<
- The median iPhone app users earn 40% more than Android app users. (Source: comScore) >> Click To Tweet <<
- On average, an Apple user spend 4X as much as an Android user. (Source: Benedict Evans) >> Click To Tweet <<
- iOS users drink 50% more often than Android users. (Source: AYI.com) >> Click To Tweet <<
- iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) or 6 Plus (5.5 inch). I wouldn’t recommend iPhone 6 Plus for users with small hands, as it’s slippery (without case) and harder to hold with one hand.
- You may want to wait for the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9, which will probably go on sale in April or May.
- If you enjoy pure stock Android experience with minimal 3rd party apps and customizations, consider Google Nexus 6 (5.9 inch!), Moto X 2nd generation, or Moto G (2nd generation) (great value and best mid-range phone).
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Great phablet with stylus, top-of-the-line specs.
- OnePlus One: Ridiculously cheap smartphone for its specs and quality. A flagship killer.
- HTC One M8: Well-built, premium look and feel, best smartphone speaker.
- Sony Xperia Z3: Well-built, awesome battery life, waterproof, great speakers.
- Sharp Aquos Crystal: Good but not great phone, but its bezel-less design is head-turning.
For Other Mobile Operating Systems
- BlackBerry Passport: Miss the old phones with physical keypad/keyboard? Type/text faster, stay productive.
- Amazon Fire Phone: If you are an active Amazon user and want to try something different.
More Useful Resources
- Smartphone Comparison Chart: An awesome chart that helps you to pick the perfect smartphone.
- Best Smartphones Comparison (FindTheBest): Great place for researching and comparing smartphones.
Which smartphone OS do you prefer? Let us know in the comment section below.