Column: Androids superior in giving users control
Editor’s note: this column was written as a head-to-head against Chloe Landers. Read her argument for the iPhone’s supremacy here.
It seems that there are only two options for phones anymore: the iPhone or the Android. Both phones are very similar; however, Android is the better option.
The first phone I had, in the post flip-phone era, was an Android phone. I had it for two and a half years and I only had a problem with it after I attempted to clean the inside of the screen with a pair of scissors, which I do not recommend.
The phone was great; it was built well, it was durable and it had more options for customization than the iPhone.
Then, after the scissor situation, I switched to Team iPhone, the iPhone 5 to be specific. Aesthetically, the phone was better than most Android devices on the market. However, that is about all that it had going for it when compared to my Android.
After one drop within the first month of having the phone, the screen was destroyed; however, Android uses Gorilla Glass, and is much stronger than the glass Apple uses for their phones.
In the spring of 2013, 23 percent of iPhone users were walking around with a broken screen, according to a poll conducted by Mobileinsurance.com. And in another poll, conducted by DigitalTrends.com, they found that iPhone 4 screens broke 82 percent more than the iPhone 3G.
Another great thing about Androids is their open-source operating system. The system, which is the most popular in the world, according to Kantar Worldpanel Tech, allows users to download content outside of the Play Store and lets users modify content to their liking and fix bugs. The iPhone has nothing like that; you can only download from the iTunes store or from apps that take up a lot of space and slow down the phone’s operating system.
When it comes to a phone that is going to last, perform at a high level and give you, the user, the control, the Android is the way to go.
The views expressed in this column are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of The Wooster Blade as a whole.