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iOS vs. Android


This post is more than 5 years old. It might not reflect my current skills and convictions.

It’s amazing the amount of articles you can find on the web trying to establish which one is the best between iOS and Android. Some folks are just trolling but I must admit there are also pretty good articles on the subject.

Anyway, at the end of the day, can’t we just agree they are both incredibly good, in very different ways?

My take on this is simple:

  • iOS is better for newbies
  • Android is better for power users

It doesn’t mean Android is bad for newbies and iOS is bad for power users but simply, if my mom asked me which smartphone she should get, I would advice her to buy an iPhone. On the other hand, if an engineer friend of mine was, for some reason, still hesitating between the iPhone 5s or the Samsung Galaxy S4, I’d suggest him to go for the latter.

As an engineer passionate about design, I possess and I like both of them, for different reasons.


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