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11 Reasons to Switch from iPhone to Android

For a long time, iPhone was a synonym for smartphone. The advance of Android, however, has brought a variety of devices to market, and many owe nothing to Apple's iconic device. What's more, it has never been so beneficial to switch from iOS to Android. We have gathered here eleven reasons for the exchange.

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Price

Let's just let the numbers speak for themselves: the 64 Giga iPhone 5S is much more expensive than the high end Android models, which have at least the same capacity. The Galaxy S4, for example, costs just over $ 2,000 in Submarino, and many consider it one of the best Android smartphones ever made. The 5S can reach up to $ 2,900 at the Apple store.

Customization

With Android you can change and customize your smartphone. From wallpaper, homescreen and lock screen app cones, to alternate widgets and keyboards like Swype or Swiftkey, and reaching (at least for mere mortals) to the launcher. You can even make it look like an iPhone. Here you will find some cool launchers.

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The launcher Yandex Shell 3D – a completely new look for your smartphone. / AndroidPIT

Diversity

What has been said about software is also true for hardware. While the iPhone user can choose from only 3 devices, there are hundreds of smartphones running on Android – from devices high end with 5 inches of screen at very cheap models for beginners. true, many models mid range They do not represent competition for an iPhone. This year, however, many Android devices have been launched, which not only because of their size make the mother phone look tiny.

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Don't get lost in choosing your Android device. / AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and LG G2

For example, here: all four are top models with exciting design and elaborate software. The HTC One has won high praise for its first class design; Galaxy S4 is considered the best Android device in the sum of its features; Sony's Xperia Z and Z1, as well as LG's G2 also have striking individual qualities (see comparison of Z1 and G2). Finally we have the Huawei Ascend P6, which was very inspired (at best) in Apple's design.

Big screens

As an iPhone user, you can freely choose your screen size – as long as it is between 3.5 and 4 inches. In the case of Android smartphones there are almost no limits. From small 4-inch screens to monsters like the Xperia Z Ultra: there are sizes to suit all tastes and needs. And anyone who has ever used a smartphone with a 4.5-inch screen or larger has a hard time getting used to the size of the iPhone.

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The Huawei Ascend Mate – a true screen giant. / AndroidPIT

NFC

NFC – Near Field Communication – A data transfer system that takes place from the approximation of two devices or objects that offer the same technology. It has not yet established itself convincingly in the country, but potential exists. The best Android smartphones come with a factory NFC chip, which Apple has not yet done.

Google services

Yes, Big G has been present (and in some cases essential) in many aspects of our lives: contacts and calendar, email and browser, Google Drive and Google Docs, Google Play and Google+, Google Maps and Google Now, YouTube, etc. , etc. With an Android device you can use Google services optimally, and sync your devices with your account data.

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An overview of Google services, all available on Android devices. /  Google
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<h2><strong>Apps</strong></h2>
<p>For a long time, application diversity was a good reason to choose an iPhone. In the App Store there were more and better apps than in the Android world. Many developers launched their creations first or exclusively for iOS. In part this still happens, but on a much smaller scale. There are now more apps in the Play Store, and the quality of the top two app stores is leveling. In addition, Android apps are cheaper, more free programs and the Play Store is not the only source to download them. Our App Center also offers this possibility.</p>
<h2><strong>No iTunes</strong></h2>
<p>I always found iTunes quite inconvenient and impractical, and apparently I'm not the only one. Android smartphones don't need iTunes: Anyone who wants to listen to music on their Android phone just has to press play – it works like a good old MP3 player. Just connect your smartphone to your computer via USB, copy and paste the tracks you choose, and you're done. Anyone who wants to buy music online can do it on Google Play Music, not to mention online radio and music services like Last.fm that make iTunes absolutely unnecessary.</p>
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It's much easier to listen to music on Android devices. / AndroidPIT

ROM Diversity: Custom Stock from Manufacturer

Apple has radically changed the user interface of its iOS7, and any Android user finds it even free: between native ROM, custom ROM, and manufacturer versions there is for almost every taste an alternative with regard to UI. All have Android as their base, but the functions, look and philosophy can be very different.

The stock Android is the pure Android, without changes from the manufacturer. It can be found on Galaxy S4 and HTC One Nexus devices and Google Edition. Most smartphone manufacturers have their own versions of Android with a variety of extra apps and functions.

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The CyanogenMod logo and its little blue man. / AndroidPIT

And if all this is still not enough, you can still install alternate firmware (a custom ROM) on your device. An example is the popular CyanogenMod, a kind of Android stock for everyone, which gets constant updates from a loyal developer community. With a custom ROM, even devices that no longer receive updates from the manufacturer can have the latest version of Android.

Root

One of the prerequisites for installing a custom ROM is to have a rooted smartphone. With root you get superuser rights, and you can do anything you want with your device: install or uninstall apps, increase phone performance, remove certain app rights manually or install alternative firmware. When freedom is too much, the possibility of making big mistakes is also greater, so be careful with root.

These are, in my opinion, the 11 main reasons for switching from iOS to Android. Do you know any more? Or are you happy with your iPhone?

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