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Android vs iOS: The great debate revisited in 2019

By Finserv MARKETS - Apr 4,2019
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Android vs iOS: The great debate revisited in 2019

If today you set out to buy a new smartphone, your choices are obvious: either Android or iOS. While over the past decade their smartphone market has been filled with new players entering and exiting the market, these two has emerged as the final winners. In 2017, these two platforms accounted for 99.7% of all smartphone sales. While both are excellent platforms for smartphones, there are certain areas where one operating system outshines another.

Whether you prefer Android or iOS, you can get your brand new smartphone from the Finserv Markets EMI store you can have your new phone delivered to your doorstep in less than 24 hours with no paperwork, instant approval, zero down payment and interest on EMI. Now, let’s compare these two operating systems on certain pivotal factors to see which indeed is the ultimate operating system of 2019.


When it comes to pricing certainly Apple has always delivered some of the most expensive products in the market. This was taken a step further with the launch of the iPhone XS Max launched last year with a hefty price tag of over Rs. 90,000. If you wish to pay lesser and yet continue to have an iOS system, you can opt for older and cheaper versions of the iPhone, namely the iPhone 7,8, which can be purchased for around Rs. 35,000-Rs. 40,000.

In comparison to this, Android phones offer a much wider range of prices, with the Google Pixel 3XL and Samsung Galaxy Note almost touching iPhone prices. However, there are still plenty of powerful, low-cost devices available that support the latest Android software, making it the perfect choice for the budget conscious consumer. You can purchase a wide variety of Android phones at discounted prices on the Finserv Markets EMI store, with zero down payment.


Certainly one of the most important features of a smartphone are the apps that are supported by it. Going by a number metric, while the Google Play Store has over 3.5 million apps, the Apple App Store only has 2.2 million. However, it is important to note that simply comparing numbers doesn’t present a good overview of the performance of apps as most users use a couple of hundred of the most popular applications.

While in the United States it seems that iOS is leading the way for app development, in most Asian countries developers are increasingly targeting the Android market first. Another important distinction to make here would be that the Play Store also has a much higher percentage of free applications than the App Store. At the end of the quality beats quantity and it can be safe to say that iOS provides users with better apps more quickly.


Another very important feature of a smartphone is the powerhouse of its camera. While in the past Apple and iOS inarguably provided the best camera which could capture light and colour incredibly well, the recent lot of Android smartphones including the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL have come very close in capturing camera quality.

Although Android phones now come equipped with very good cameras, due to the variation in their pricing and models, overall they cannot come even close to the camera quality supported by iPhone. Lower range Android devices do not have very good cameras, due to which overall quality deteriorates.

When it comes to camera applications, iOS camera again takes the take, emerging as a clear winner in the camera and photography department.

Cloud Storage

When comparing cloud storage capability and capacity, Android emerges as a clear winner. Google Drive offers around 15GB of free storage and also have tremendous cross-platform support, in comparison to iOS, whereby, iCloud provides only 5GB of free storage. If you require a lot of cloud storage, Google Drive offers additional storage for cheaper rates than iCloud and is also much easier to use and access.

Furthermore, you can access your Google Drive on multiple platforms including an iOS device, iCloud can only be accessed on iOS.

Hence we see that both operating platforms are excellent and top of the line, but outshine and underperform each other when it comes to certain specifics. Determining which platform is better depends on your needs and usage. You can get your brand new smartphone from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store without a credit card and it will be delivered at your doorstep in less than 24 hours.

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