There is a buzz of excitement in the media and telecommunications circuit as iPhone and Android users compete, and it is a champion in its class when it comes to mobile technology. Seen from a productivity point of view, both devices have their differences and similarities. However, depending on the respective groups they serve, there is always one with a competitive advantage. We'll look at each mobile device in each of the selection categories to make sure which one stands out. The areas that raise question in this smartphone saga are: login features, taking pictures, taking calls, managing storage, user entertainment, and last but not least, social media engagement.

sign in

Logging into the device can be the first test of patience and tolerance as it is the first thing we do before using the other phone features. IPhones' TouchID fingerprint sensor technology is the most secure way to allow authorized users to access the device because every fingerprint is unique to every person on the planet. Although Android users have similar technology, iPhones are the true patented flagship when it comes to this feature.

In the locker comparison, Android has smart screen lock technology that uses face recognition to allow access to the device but often this is less secure than TouchID. While this acknowledges that the iPhone is the preferred option in this category, there may be other features that Android users prefer such as making calls.

Make contact

Now that social distancing is the new norm, "Facetime" calls are proving their worth and once again, iPhone users are smiling to deceive with this feature. As much as it is preferred in the category, Android users are filling the gap by using other apps such as WhatsApp to actually call their contacts. However, it is not the same as FaceTime.

Unlike the latter, Android technology boasts an easy-to-use contact list feature which is superior in comparison to iPhone. All contacts are arranged sequentially by most recent and frequent calls. This convenient feature enables easy call retrieval and recall. However, one might say; "Who needs that when you can put a face on a call!"

Selfie and snapshots

And speaking of placing images on faces, it is believed that taking pictures is the number one feature of most smartphone users. Once again, the iPhone appears to be at the forefront when it comes to capturing moments with precision and quality. While they both share advantages and disadvantages depending on the skills of the users, one thing stands out: arranging and storing images. Without reservation, Android beats iPhone in this category as Google Photo stores and manages photos.


Storage plays a big role in data collection and one can give the advantage a big degree when deciding which device to use. If someone is a photographer, graphic artist, or artist considering an affordable device that can manage data, they will likely choose an Android smartphone. Why, because it doesn't require an upgrade when you run out of file storage capacity. There are expandable SD cards as well as accessible cloud storage.

In light of the contrast, iPhone has its share of cloud storage option by having its file in iClouds. This is similar to Google Photo but the difference with their internal storage is that it does not have a consumable SD slot and once the users exceed the actual storage capacity, they have to upgrade their smartphones to a newer and more updated device. If the person is an artist and can afford to do so, the smart suggestion is to get an iPhone because the next feature beats all the others!


Videos and music attract a high percentage of smartphone users and it is important to have a device that provides quality and accuracy. IPhone speaks loudly when it comes to packing its punches. According to CNN Business Magazine, the iPhone is the number one device for its users to have an unlimited and consistent repertoire of music. However, the difference with Apple's iPhone platform is that the music is not free while Android users are enjoying the free music which we all know is ad-supported.

In order to be sure of the winner in this category, we look at the quality of delivery and since entertainment speaks for itself, the iPhone drops its microphone and declares victory.

Social media

As the iPhone announces its entertainment dominance, Android challenges its opponent when it comes to engaging in social media. This becomes an alarming fact due to the unrestricted access that stems from the affordable cost of Android.

On the contrary, the iPhone is known to carry many holes in consumers' pockets. However, there is a dividing line when it comes to new features and upgrades and if a person does not have an iPhone, they may be left behind in the field of technology.

In the business world, new applications appear every day to improve productivity. If someone were a social media manager, it would be apt for them to be intelligently equipped with the latest devices to engage with their market. The iPhone beats Android when it comes to meeting these high-tech requirements. However, when it comes to ease of connection and user-friendly features, we can say without a doubt that Android is the best.

According to CNET, both iPhone and Samsung have referred the market in terms of features and benefits for their users. One special article from CNET explained that depending on the device a person uses to communicate with their mate or partner, communication holds the key to their future love life. This means that no matter what device we use to communicate, tradition, culture and expectations play a major role in determining which are most effective at communicating.

The final count

The sign-in feature unlocks a slew of promises to its enthusiastic user, but both phones capture memorable moments in different expressive ways. Although there were compromises during these Kodak moments, every user is ultimately satisfied.

After exciting encounters, storage plays an important role in determining what remains or what is deleted from devices, and we enjoy what we decide to keep. We also share these events through a network of inquisitive audiences that can't wait to view and respond.

The similarities and differences highlight the advantages and disadvantages within each feature category and we decide which device brings us the satisfaction. We have identified winners in some of the mentioned categories; We cannot say which is more dominant and better than the other because every moment and class is unique to its user.

In determining the winner, one will not only depend on the decisions of the users but on the audience (third parties) who also face the results (the provision of services). They are the ones who form a part of the decision-making process. Therefore, I leave it to each reader to decide which winner: iPhone VS Androids. As for me, I would say that they both have a place in the world of communication.