Android vs Iphone - What's Your Opinion and Why?

Updated on August 11, 2011
P.B. asks from Haslet, TX
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I'm planning on getting my first smart phone. I figured I'd get an Iphone but now I know several people who have Androids and love them. I'm confused on which one to get. I've read reviews for each side which have not led me to a final decision. So, what is your opinion and why? Why do you love your Android or Iphone and what is it's best feature or app?

Thanks in advance.


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answers from Chicago on

I had a droid for a year-and-a-half and FINALLY got rid of it last week. Now I have an iPhone. The difference is night and day. I am sorry I wasted such a long time with my droid. The iPhone is easier to use and just works much more quickly and better in my opinion.

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answers from Dallas on

I don't know anything about Android so my opinion is biased toward the Iphone.

I've had an Iphone since the original and I am on the 4 now. I love it. I don't have to carry my laptop when I travel because I have access to all I need on my phone.

I have no regrets with the IPhone. We all (hubby, daughter, me) have the IPhones and love them.

Hubby's is around $135 a month. Daughter is on my plan and we pay about $200 per month. Unlimited texting, data etc. We are huge texters in my family.

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answers from Chicago on

We have iPhones, my brother has a Droid. I can't see a lot of difference between the two as far as speed or what they can do. Everything my phone does, his phone does and vice versa.

For me, I already had an iTouch. Every app that I bought for my iTouch could be put on my iPhone so it saved me money! Also, my daughter has an iTouch and her's is synched with my computer so every app I have, she has too.

I love the iPhone operating system and the apps. I use a Mac so putting movies, TV shows, music and games is easy. I can convert my DVDs to iPhone files for free using Handbrake.

I think you should go to the store and fool around with both devices. I honestly think if you are PC-minded you'll be fine with a Droid. They are cheaper and just as nice.

But if you love Mac, already have an iPod or iTouch, you'll LOVE your iPhone! Pricier? Yes. Worth it?To me it is!

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answers from Los Angeles on

We have four iPhones and love them. But I pay about $200 a month for all four - shared minutes, unlimited everything else.
A friend got a droid on some other carrier and I couldn't believe how cheap it was. So shop around and compare the features you use with the price you'll have to pay.
I don't have any experience with the Droid, they seem to have all the same stuff. But watching friends use them, they seem more complicated.
For me, "Apple" was the deciding point. I only use Apple computers and i wanted the phone to be seamless with my Apple mail, Address Book and iCal(endar), etc. And the iPhone does that for me.
Good luck.... and have fun!

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answers from Dallas on

I had an iphone and switched to Verizon and now have a Droid. Not too much difference unless you want a full keyboard and not just a touchscreen keyboard. My husband just got his first smartphone and picked the Droid Global 2 back in January and I picked the X. Now, of course they have updated since and the apps are really nice.

The data plans are really not all that great for pricing, but we lucked out and pay 29.99 for unlimited data on both our phones which isn't that great, but it's better than paying the 30, 40, 50 for the set data limits.

I like my Droid better than the iPhone. When I had my iPhone I couldn't get insurance on it through AT&T, it wasn't offered. Not sure about now, but I have insurance on my droid, don't know why, but we do.



answers from Minneapolis on

I have an Android cuz I was on Verizon's plan at the time. I have a Samsung Fascinate. I really like it. I can't compare the two because I've not ever had an iPhone. I don't think my Droid is missing anything that an iPhone has.



answers from Minneapolis on

My iphone (although 3 years old now, maybe that's the problem) has to be re-set at least twice a month, it will freeze and won't do anything. Another thing I hate is if I am on the internet or reading email, it will go directly back to the downloaded apps.



answers from Dallas on

I chose the Android (evo 3d) because I compared sprint's plan to AT&T and Verizon's plans. I am paying about $80 with taxes for an unlimited data plan/texts/calls. It would be more than $100 to go with AT&T or Verizon.

I've heard rumors about the Iphone coming to Sprint. If I could still get an unlimited data plan for under $100, I would get an iphone, but for now I'm very happy with my EVO :-)



answers from San Antonio on

I have the EVO 4G with sprint and my DH has an IPhone. I have had Sprint service for 15 years and have never had an issue. When it came time for me to upgrade my phone I did consider changing to ATT and getting an IPhone but when I compared the plans it made more sense to stick with Sprint. I have the $79.00/mo unlimited plan, I have unlimited web, data, text, email and 450 anytime voice minuets ( I don't talk much on it anyway). There are also more free apps available on the Android market than there are for the IPhone. DH has only had his IPhone since December and is always haveing issues with it freezing up, droping calls ect plus there are no unlimited plans for the IPhone. His bill is over $150.00/mo.
My suggestion is to see what features you are going to use most and if you are currently going over on your texts, data usage ect then you might want to consider an phone/plan that offers unlimited services.



answers from San Francisco on

I hated my Android (Samsung Moment) my husband loved his Android (EVO), so I think my issues were more phone related. That being said we very recently got the Iphone and we both love it. We both have ITunes accounts and like others said if you have apps on them that you have purchased before you can just switch them to your Iphone no problem, plus we have 2 Apple computers. We had to get new phones one way or the other, so this switch just made sense for us. Good luck.



answers from Omaha on

My husband and I have the Epic 4G Android on Sprint and love it. The biggest difference between the iPhone and Android is the cost of the plan. AT&T and Verizon data plans are far more expensive than Sprint's. My husband and I pay $100 a month for 2 Androids with unlimited texting & data useage.

Other than that, Android has more available apps and they are mostly free. But if you already have a Mac or iPad, then why not stay in the family?

Good luck in your decision.


answers from St. Louis on

I love my android. My brother got an iPhone so of course they were the best. Until less than a year later he got a droid, now they are the best. :p

The biggest thing for me is the apps, droids just have better apps and they are usually free.



answers from Colorado Springs on

Love my iPhone. I would never choose anything else. Love it. It is so easy to use. I love the touch screen. Love it. I've never tried an Android, so I can't speak to those.



answers from Sacramento on

I love my iPhone. Before I received one as a gift, I was pretty much anti-cell phone. I thought they were a waste of time. Now, I use my iPhone all the time. It's very intuitive. I don't have the interest or patience to learn complex gadgets, so this suits me well.

Even better is the service from Apple. My husband just dropped his iPhone in a parking lot and shattered the screen. He took it to the Apple store to see if they could fix it or to buy a new one. The employee looked up his account and said, "Well, your warranty expired about 90 days ago. Meh, we'll just give you a new phone anyway." He walked out of there with a new phone, raving about the customer service.

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