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Apple's resent release of the IPhone 5S and Android's release of 4.3, renewed the debate on which system is better. Five areas of comparison are below, in no specific order.

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Hands Free/Personalization

The introduction of Siri by Apple revolutionized user interaction with the device, and Siri came with a sense of humor which is always a plus. Apple's release of iOS7 added many new voice controls, including common functions. Android is quickly improving their voice interface but still require longer command lines to do simple functions. While IPhone has a distinct advantage in voice controls, the ability to personalize your IPhone is limited when compared to Android. This limitation can be removed by running a jailbreak program on the IPhone. Advantage: IPhon.


When it comes to media playback and handling no Android device can hold a candle to Apple. Not only does Apple's IPhone handle media, but Apple also has the proven track record of the many IPod generations, making the switch from an IPod to IPhone simple and easy. Android does have Google Music and Google’s backing to quickly develop and release updates, but the clunky system is still difficult to navigate. Android's system does have an easier media backup and can natively playback more file types. Advantage: IPhone

Social Networking

In today's world Facebook and Twitter integration is a necessity in a mobile device, and could be a deciding factor on which type device you purchase. Both have great applications to access Facebook and Twitter. Android allows a bit more flexibility with native file sharing between multiple applications. Advantage: Android


The camera ability and function of the IPhone has always been leaders in the industry and with the new IPhone 5S, you now have the ability to take slow motion video. Apple's native camera application and photo management were well thought out and easy to operate. Advantage: IPhone


Android's tasks screen shows a list of applications, in a vertical list, with previews of the last operation, recent texts, pictures, Facebook or twitter entries. Not to be out done, Apple's tasks list works the same way with the exception of displaying tasks horizontal. Both OS's have 'features' when switching between applications of refreshing the particular page to its original state. Both Apple and high-end Android devices sport dual-core processors, with more Android devices moving to quad-core. Advantage: Android

Unless the camera is your top need in a phone, the functionality between IPhone and Android are pretty much even; so choosing between the two comes down to personal preference. Android does have more function flexibility, but this can be overcome by an IPhone Jailbreak. If you're deciding, “should I jailbreak my Iphone?”, remember that if you have to reset your IPhone via ITunes, you will lose the Jailbreak and have to do it all over again. Take your pick IPhone or Android and have fun.

April Labarron April Labarron
About the Author:

April Labarron is a native of Southern California. She has her BA in English/Literature from MSJC in Menifee, Ca. She views her freelance writing, not only as a career, but as her passion. Other areas of interest include; movies, food, singing, soccer, traveling, shopping and a continuous desire for learning.   She lives on her own and is accompanied by her Pomeranian named, Elvis. She currently resides in Temecula, CA.

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