It’s you who decides what is better for you. My job requires me to use Android smartphones so that I can help consumers pick the best smartphone for them before they make their purchases. As someone who covers consumer technology for his bread and butter, I have the privilege to use multiple smartphones – both Android and iOS – across different price points on a regular basis. Some of these devices are priced under Rs 15,000, others might cross the Rs 50,000 price point.
On social media, fanboys frequently argue about whether Android is superior to iOS or whether the iPhone is superior to Android. Is Android actually superior to iOS? Maybe. Or perhaps not. No, in my opinion. There! You succumbed to clickbait. You might have selected the link in an effort to compare your preferred mobile operating system to the competition. On social media, fanboys frequently argue over whether Android is superior to iOS or whether the iPhone is superior to Android. On social media, some rational users attempt to express their opinions, but they are frequently thwarted by members of the opposing clan. However, is Android superior to iOS? Maybe. Or perhaps not.
I feel the phone looks good for under Rs 35,000. But, I would only pick one of these smartphones if I preferred Android over iOS. The keyword here is “preferred”. I chose iOS over Android because it is relatively simple, easy to use and does not require me to fiddle around much when it comes to customising the theme, icons, animations, etc. If you are someone who wants to do that, you have plenty of options out there on the Android side of things. Samsung is known for its reliable and feature-rich OneUI skin. OnePlus’ Oxygen OS offers a combination of a clean software experience that also offers many options for customisation. There are other Android skins, like ColorOS, Funtouch OS, MIUI and Realme UI, which offer many features for customising your device but often come with a lot of bloatware. Yes, you have the choice to uninstall some of these third-party apps, but that is an added step.
Almost every smartphone out there offers something that will cater to the needs of every single customer out there. Some might want the best-in-class display, others would want good, all-day battery life. If you ask me, I would pick one which has a reliable user experience along with a great camera setup. For my use case, I would probably pick something like a Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus (or maybe even the Ultra if its price drops) for its overall user experience. Alternatively, I would also look at the iQOO 9 Pro or the Vivo X80 Pro as these smartphones offer an all-round experience and an exceptional camera to click photos. The upcoming Nothing Phone (1) has got me intrigued by its design and, based on the leaks,
I also prefer using an iPhone over Android because I also use other Apple products, such as the MacBook Pro 13-inch and the Apple Watch. These devices offer multiple features that are suitable for my use case but what makes them even better is the “Apple Ecosystem”. Yes, the words Apple and ecosystem, when used together, might trigger certain users on the other side, but I would not care much. Because features like Continuity help save time and boost productivity.