The rivalry continues…

Android and iPhone fans have been at war for as long as we can remember and the debate about which is best is ongoing.

We don’t want to fuel the fire, but we thought it was about time we addressed some of the key features of each, to help you decide which to go for.

Apple fans will tell you that opting for an iPhone will change your life while Android fans spend their time telling you all the things wrong with an iPhone.

It can be confusing, and you don’t know who to listen to, but we recommend you listen to us.

It all depends on what you want from your mobile, so don’t rush the decision, go in with all the facts.

We’ve highlighted the best bits of both, just for you.

Choose your faces.

One key difference between Android and iPhones are their emoji. If you’re an avid emoji user, we’d argue that an iPhone is your best bet.

They’re constantly improving and updating their emoji to make them more realistic and relatable, while Android seem to be somewhat behind…

Take the face with rolling eyes for example. The Android version of this emoji looks pleased rather than annoyed.

It has a scary looking smile that if we’re honest, just doesn’t hit the mark like Apple’s does.

The Apple and Android emoji.
Apple | Samsung

It’s not just the smiley faces that are behind, the food emoji are too. Apple’s cookie emoji resembles an actual cookie, while Android’s look like some low-fat crackers that taste no good.

Emoji aren’t a huge part of your mobile experience, but if you’re someone who likes to plaster them on your socials or use them in your text messages, this is one to consider.

What’s the range?

Something that sways heavily in Android’s direction is the range. The anticipation for Apple events may just surpass that for Android events, however when it comes to range, Android have the upper hand.

Take the Samsung Unpacked event in January. Three new devices were unveiled all in one go: the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra.

It’s not just the number of mobiles they release at one, Samsung have hosted three events this year with a total of seven new devices.

We saw the Galaxy A52 and A72 at their spring event and the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 at their most recent event.

The Galaxy A52 in all four available colours.
The Galaxy A52 is one of Samsung's latest budget devices. 

When you compare this with Apple, sure we’ve got the iPhone 12 series, which is great, but we’ve had no new mobiles since then.

If you’re looking for range and variety, Android is the path to choose.

The perfect frame.

This is all down to preference. Some of you like a sleek frame compiled of glass and metal while others prefer something a little less fragile and made of plastic.

We’re not taking sides here; Android and Apple have made cases for both frames, making it impossible to choose.

Apple products are made from glass and metal, with the brand often boasting the toughness of both.

The iPhone 12 series features aerospace-grade aluminium edges, which sounds like something used for a rocket at a space station.

Apple didn’t stop there. They introduced the all-new Ceramic Shield material, which makes the display more durable than ever.

Android however tend to opt for a plastic finish, which some people prefer as they’re less likely to shatter when dropped.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series boasted a plastic design as do many of the Google Pixel devices.

Plastic devices tend to weigh less than devices made of glass and metal, so if it’s a lightweight mobile you’re after, an Android mobile is the way to go.

Best price guaranteed.

When it comes to cost, people tend to consider Apple to be more expensive.

This may be the case if you’re buying the device outright, but when you look at monthly contract prices, there isn’t much difference between flagship Android devices and Apple devices.

The key difference in price is that Android tend to offer budget mobiles which are a little lighter on the purse.

The Galaxy A series offers top Samsung features but at a price that’s considered more affordable.

The Pixel devices are also said to be budget devices but with cameras like theirs, it’s hard to believe.

Apple have little variety in the more budget friendly zone, with only the iPhone SE and iPhone 11 making this category.

If you’re on the hunt for a mobile, with no expense spared, browse the best of Apple. If you’re working to a stricter budget, an Android device may be the way to go.

Which will it be?

We can’t put an end to the Apple and Android rivalry, but we can help you decide which one is for you.

The good news is, we’ve got incredible deals on both – with free next day delivery too!