Android vs iPhone: Which do you prefer and why?


There have been many smartphone operating systems over the years. But today, only two major players remain: iOS and Android. Many users prefer the iPhone's simplicity and ecosystem integration; whereas others prefer the customization and freedom afforded by Android.

Smartphone choice can be pretty polarizing -- sort of like picking your favorite sports team -- but we can all agree on one thing: There are tons of great phones in either camp, so each platform has its merits.

But now, we want to hear from you!

  1. Do you prefer iPhone or Android?
  2. Why do you like it better?
  3. What would it take for you to switch?
  4. If you recently switched, do you have any tips for anyone else making the jump?

Oh, and if you're thinking of switching sides, check out these helpful guides on the Swappa Blog:


Android no doubt. With Apple you get nothing but Apple. With Android you have 100's of choices. You can do what you want with what you bought. Android is freedom.

Acm959 on Swappa

I had iPhones for almost 10 years. Last year I needed something with a bigger display and better battery life. Won't go into brand specific details but I got 4gb ram/64gb storage/6.6i display/5000mah battery for just $250. I don't game. Rarely take videos and only an occasional photo. Actually use it for phone calls and texting. I just couldn't spend $$$ on another iPhone. I don't feel I would really get enough use from it to justify the cost. I like both operating systems. This time out I just went for practical.

Vikram D. on Swappa
Vikram D.

I prefer Android because we can do anything with android phones, there are more features that are very useful for easy access. There is rooting which is the best to use any software on any android phone, also it provides full access to a phone. We can also enhance the phone's capabilities by rooting with different software and bug fixer patches!

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