If you're still choosing between an iPhone or an Android smartphone, here's a comparison guide that could help you with your dilemma.

iPhone vs. Android: Which Smartphone OS Works Best for You—Apps, Interface,
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This guide will give you an objective comparison of the two kinds of devices-- an iOS and an Android.

iPhone vs. Android: Which Smartphone OS Works Best for You

Gone are the days that a mobile phone is a simple device that gets a few things done. It is no longer a mere handheld that you use to text and call your family and friends.

Smartphones have become an all-around device. It has to turn into all sorts of things, from being a productivity tool to a gaming buddy. As such, choosing the best phone for your liking really narrows down to how you will use it.

iPhone vs. Android: Built-In Apps

The first thing that we will look into concerns the built-in apps that come with iOS and Android. It is worth noting that Apple and Google constantly stuff apps--from email to note-taking apps, according to Predict.

This set of apps are worthy to look into as there is no way to uninstall them. Although you may still choose to install another alternative, at the end of the day stock apps will most likely be the default option.

As per PCMag, one of the built-in apps Android lacks compared to iOS is the to-do app. Nevertheless, users of the former could manually install Google Keep or other third-party options.

On top of that, Apple's messaging app is on steroids compared to Android's with the iMessage, games, Animoji, Memoji, payments, and FaceTime. Not to mention that iOS even have its own app store inside Messages.

On the other hand, Android does not have these fancy facets, but it does its job decently. It also has emojis, stickers, and even payment options.

One thing to point out as well is the built-in mapping app. Android carries Google Maps by default, while Apple has its own Maps app. The former is way ahead in terms of local information and the frequency of the map updates. Not to mention that it even offers a Street View option that iOS's built-in app does not have.

iPhone vs. Android: Interface

The difference between iOS and Android in terms of interface boils down to its customizability and complexity. The latter presents more options for its users, but as a result, it is more complex to use. Meanwhile, Apple tends to limit its users, thus making it simpler.

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iPhone vs. Android: Security and Privacy

It is to note that both OS provides security layers to their systems. However, Android is more open to apps outside the Play Store, thus malware has more opportunity to infiltrate the device.

But that still doesn't make iPhone more secured. Hackers are well aware that iOS only allows apps inside the App Store. That said, there are tons of malicious apps from the official marketplace that still make it to the smartphone.

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