In recent years we have witnessed a ‘fight’ between multiple technology companies to dominate the smartphone market. Especially at the software level to mark their differences, after all, it is the soul and what gives life to the machine.

Without denying the existence of other mobile operating systems, the two giants are Apple (iOS) and Google (Android). At first, what distinguished them most was the customization of each one, but today that difference is minimal. The same has happened with most of the functions of the operating system itself.

To help you better understand the subtle differences between Android and iOS, we will explain several aspects to take into account of each operating system.


We can name everything that revolves around technology as a technological ecosystem, in this case, the operating system. Therefore, at this point, we analyze both the hardware and the manufacturers, as well as the extras, and the possibilities that the system itself can offer.

Here you have to make a very important differentiation, and that is that iOS is closed software, with the owner to Apple, while Android is free software, with the owner to Google. This means that iOS is only touched by Apple, while Android can be modified by anyone (yourself, if you want), although it is still compatible with the official versions released by Google.

Also, Apple is a software and hardware company, and there are only iOS devices that come from ‘the apple.’ We speak therefore of high-end, and owner of Apple, unlike Android, which runs in several manufacturers and therefore has a much higher catalog.

To choose in this aspect, you have to keep in mind that iOS only competes with high-end Android, so if you are looking for a mid-range, your choice is basically Android. If what you are looking for is high end, here the thing is complicated.

Apple offers optimized devices to its operating system, while Android is more generic. Therefore, at the same hardware (if necessary), iOS would work predictably more fluid. As a negative aspect, it forces you to rely solely on the Apple catalog, which is rather low (one terminal per year, normally), while Android has dozens of them.

On extras, Apple usually offers many, although usually at a relatively high price. Android depends on the manufacturer, but usually cost less, although with a lower catalog (unless it meets standards, which then multiply the options).


As we mentioned earlier, Apple offers its own high-end ecosystem, and where the hardware is optimized to the software. Its terminals work in perfect symbiosis, and that ends up being noticed.

On the other hand, talking about iOS is talking about the object-oriented C language, which usually ends up offering better performance than Java, the parent language of Android.

In this aspect, although the two are similar. If we had to choose between one or the other for this, we would stay with iOS.

User Experience

Related to the previous point, we come to this, the user experience.

Here we would like to differentiate the two models taking into account the user experience. After using an iOS device for a while, many users believe that it seems that they are facing a complete system that offers many integration options, something like the same suite for everything.

After using Android, the user experience is closer to what we could understand as a desktop that offers many third-party alternatives, something similar to what we have with home computers.

This means that with iOS, it seems that everything we do, we do thanks to iOS (even if they are third-party applications), while with Android, it seems that we are in an OS that offers a lot of freedom to manage our favorite applications.

It would be impossible to specify which is better than which, since they are different models, and it should be the client himself who decides which one is closer to his way of being.

App Store In Front Of Google Play

We arrive at a vital factor when choosing a smartphone or tablet. And that is none other than the offer of applications of each.

The great novelty of smartphones is precisely the possibility they offer thanks to applications. In this aspect, both iOS and Android have two official tools quite powerful, and that for benefits, we could consider the same.

Regarding the number of applications, iOS remains above Android, although the latter has achieved in 5 years what no other OS has achieved. The number of applications grows much faster on Android, so it is a matter of time that reaches the thousands that Apple currently manages.

Now, keep in mind that choosing iOS generally means having to pay for each application. As an advantage of this, it is that iOS applications usually come without advertising, and are integrated into the OS as a finger-ring.


Security is another aspect to consider, and it is that both smartphones and tablets have become the target of new malware methods. And this is aggravated when we are faced with devices that pay to use their services (data and/or calls), so security becomes even more important.

In this sense, the two OS have tools (both free and paid) to avoid these attacks, although the security measures of the App Store (sometimes exaggerated, everything has to be said), together with the fact of being a closed system (and therefore not accessible to crackers), makes it potentially safer (no one is exempt).

The choice is yours. You must analyze step by step what you are looking for in a smart terminal, but either option is good.

We hope it has helped you, and do not hesitate to make feedback to tell us your own conclusions.


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