Results: Android is the people's champion

Results: Android is the people's champion
Even though both iOS and Android have matured quite a lot over the past few years and are both fully-featured operating systems in their own right, they still have their fundamental differences at their core. The same differences translate to the hardware that these systems operate on — iPhones always have "just enough" of hardware specs to run smooth with their respective iOS version, while Android manufacturers always shoot for the stars and try to stuff everything plus the kitchen sink under their phones' hoods.

So, the two camps have their own two, very different fandoms. Since we are all feeling festive here, we decided to stir the pot a little — we asked you what your current phone is right now and whether you'd like to switch over the next time you buy a device.

The results can be seen below — more than 60% voted they have and will remain loyal to Android. It's also worth noting that 10% said they have an iPhone and will be switching to an Android phone, while just 8% said they'd like to go from Android to iOS land.

What's your current main smartphone?

An Android and I intend to stick with Android
An Android and I intend to switch to an iPhone
An iPhone and I intend to stick with iPhones
An iPhone and I intend to switch to an Android



1. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Get your tissues. I mean popcorns.

29. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

And there you have it folks. At minimum, 70% of readers on this site are Android users, while 30% iOS. That sure explains a lot lol

35. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep. 70% don't want to be held back by a controlling company

52. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not necessarily true. Perhaps 70% like what they like and 30% like what they like.

67. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, of that 30%, 1 in 3 doesn't like and plans to switch, while from the 70%, 1 in 10 isn't happy and planning to switch.

76. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Exactly, different people, different choices, but some mindless sheeps here think that just because they bought an iPhone, it has to be the best smartphone, every other company makes trash, they still think buying an iPhone is a status symbol & when nobody pay attention to them & their iPhone, they go mad, they think it's the only premium mobile in existence, having no idea of many other different smartphone that can leave any iPhone in dust when it comes to productivity & design itself, they still think Android lags like it used 4-5 years back, while denying most of new feature they see in new iOS update have already been in Android for years, they just blindly rely on Apples marketing(Kudos to apple, nobody beats them there), they judge people based on their choice of smartphone, they are too narrow minded to understand that different people have different requirements & they choose their smartphone according to that.

81. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

70% of the site readers know what is best. As does 88%+ of the rest of the world.

82. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Jesus, you're such a kissass its vomit inducing.

53. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

71.4% - By the entire Android herd (Google,samsung,lg,huawei,moto,htc,nokia,xiaomi,On​eplus,sony,oppo & other hundreds of OEMs) 28.6% - By Apple LOL!!

79. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

2 of those Android manufacturers out sell Apple.

113. PopeFrancis

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Now, please go and brag about Apple's profit margins, you will look very smart.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

At a minimum 80% of smartphone users are Android users, so if it explains anything, it's that quite a few Apple users have multiple accounts.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 22841; Member since: May 28, 2014


51. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Lol what? You're acting as if Android users don't have preference on which websites they visit. Phonearena is obviously predominantly pro-android with regard to population (I'm saying this as an android user). Therefore, by your logic, a few android users most likely have multiple accounts as well.

86. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The planet's population is predominantly Android, and the numbers here reflect that. Your logic isn't logical.

115. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

iOS users are welcome too, but their environment is very restricted unlike Android, you know what I mean ;-)

63. Venom

Posts: 3999; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Or maybe that some Android users are in denial. I'm pretty sure that there are some Android users with multiple accounts even users from a previous platform that has switched to Android after being effected by the passage of time.

92. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No doubt some.

104. darkkjedii

Posts: 31769; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


68. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

At minimum, 85% users in the world have Android phones, While less than 12% are iOS users. That sure explains a lot.

80. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

That's false. Because the polls can be answer by registered and unregistered users. Also many IOS users also could have voted for Android because, well they can. Not gonna argue what's better, because you guys will just argue things that don't matter. The poll was dumb, because the mobile OS market is already worldwide is over 85%. So your point is kinda moot considering that so for fact. Has nothing to do with PhoneArena specifically.

2. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

What this tells you is what I’ve been trying to tell phonearena for years. Your polls mean crap because 90% of your readers are Android fans.

3. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Not only the readers, most of the people own Android.

5. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

how do you" 90% of your readers are Android fans"? they do cover iphones too so its half and half.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Reading comprehension is important: "90% of their READERS are Android fans" not "90% of their ARTICLES are about Android".

49. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but 90% of iPhoneArenas editors are iFans so it balances out.

54. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The only things in need of balance here are your meds...

21. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 779; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I find it interesting that you say you've been trying to tell Phone Arena this for years because according to your profile, you've only had an account for a couple of months. But, that's none of my business. (insert "Kermit sipping his tea meme" here) If you look at the worldwide distribution of Android vs. iOS users, it's pretty close to 90% vs. 10%, so it follows that most readers of a website not dedicated to either platform in particular would somewhat mirror those figures.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Do you honestly believe that a sizeable portion even KNOWS their phone is running Android in the first place?

26. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Absolutely, I don't know where you belong to, but people around here are pretty sure about the OS in their mobile.

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