8 Reasons why iPhone could Beats Android in 2021
iPhone or Android- which is the better phone? A million-dollar question that continues to intrigue most smartphone users. If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, you’ve got a huge decision to make. Chances are, you’ll probably end up choosing between the iPhone and Android operating systems.
When it comes to the iPhone, there are 8 main advantages that the device holds over Android devices in 2021:
- Smoother User interface
The simple user interface has always been the biggest USP of iPhones. In addition to being simple, they are consistent across all devices. In contrast, Android phones run lots of different operating system versions, all tweaked and skinned by the various phone manufacturers.
- Stronger performance
Apple controls as much of the iPhone as it can, on a component level. From the hardware design to its own iOS software and chipset, the end result is far better optimized as compared to its Android competitors.
The SOC which is the touchstone of smooth performance is getting more sophisticated with each release of the Apple iPhone. The A13 Bionic chip in iPhone 11 is 20 percent faster than the A12 used in iPhone XR while using 40 percent less power and can reach one trillion operations per second. The A13 is succeeded by the A14 Bionic which is available in the latest iPhone 12 series. The A14 bionic is slated as the most powerful chip ever seen in a smartphone with higher benchmark scores as compared it its close competitors- Snapdragon 888 & Snapdragon 865
- Frequency of updates
When it comes to updating frequency in mobiles, Apple comes out ahead. Every iPhone user has access to ioS updates as soon as it’s released. Take the iPhone 6S, for example, which received iOS 14, even though it originally launched with iOS 9 back in 2015
On the other hand, Android phones get fewer updates than iPhones, and when they do, they happen less frequently and are often delayed and are rolled out in waves to individual phones, not just by model.
- App variety
One of the explicit advantages of the iPhone is the availability and quality of apps. Due to the popularity of the iPhone, most companies have given priority to iOS apps. These apps tend to receive much more development time, and they’re typical of higher quality than apps on other devices. Moreover, since iPhones come with pre-installed apps, the security threat of installing apps from third-party sources is mitigated.
- Enhanced security
With the increased content consumption in 2021, the risk of exposure to malware and other data privacy issues could be higher. There’s no denying that iOS is the most secure platform and the one that best protects user privacy.
Android phones come with security features however are more easily hackable when compared to iPhones.
- Online Apple store & Warranty
With the launch of the Apple Online Stores in Sept 2020, Indian buyers can have access to the full line up of iPhones (which were earlier purchased on Amazon or Flipkart) and also be assured of superior technical support from a team of specialists. This go-to-market strategy will definitely position the brand effectively in the Indian market and boost customer confidence. In addition, the AppleCare warranty program covered under this umbrella is expansive and comprehensive and Android would certainly fall short over here.
- Increased presence in ‘higher mid-segment mar
Apple which has had a successful 2020 in India riding on the popularity of iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 and price drop on other key models like iPhone XR, will focus on cementing its position further in 2021 in the budget-conscious Indian market. The iPhone XR currently priced at Rs 47900 is an excellent example of an affordable iPhone which embraces Apple’s more contemporary design and features. In addition to this, Apple is going all out to gain a higher market share in India by offering free accessories on purchase of iPhone (Free Airpods with the iPhone 11 during the Diwali festival)
- 5G technology
With the increased positive sentiment around the 5G rollout in India, the demand for 5G phones is expected to surge, and is predicted that 5G devices will account for 10% of handsets purchased. With superior iOS and the fastest bionic chips, there is no doubt that iPhone will be able to deliver exceptional and seamless 5G performance in comparison to its Android counterparts.
Now that you’ve understood the differences between iPhones and Androids, which one will you choose? If iPhone is your pick, then you can head to the Bajaj Finserv EMI store to check out the latest iPhone and make your choice. And if the cost of the phone was something holding you back, you need not worry as this gets spread into smaller EMI’s which can be re-paid over a flexible tenure. You can be assured that there will be no looking back!