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Clash of the titans: iOS 7 vs Android 4.3 comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:31

One of the most heated "debates" within the wireless industry is the one between iOS and Android fans. In case it isn't obvious, we've put "debate" in quotes, because it's much more of a flame war, rather than a civilized debate, but anyway, you get the point. So here we are, not trying to start yet another flame war, but wanting to make it easy for users to find out what the meaningful differences between iOS 7 and Android 4.3 are. And without further ado, let's dive straight into it...

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:34 87

1. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)

4.3 > ios 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:08 51

19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

iOS looks damn cheap. Yesterday we did the update on one phone and oh boy apart from their lock screen the whole OS looks so kiddish n cheap. We showed it to others and they didn't want to update it,

4.3 >>>>>>>>>> iOS 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:40 6

41. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Antutu: did you ever make your app't with the eye doctor?

When asking for new glasses, make sure your get the right precription. If anyone needs helps with his eyes, it's you.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:08 23

60. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

I don't think the author used an objective eye. They definitely showed apple favoritism.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 14:56

126. pilfro (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)

Well they compared things Apple can do to things android can do. Like the Calendar review is fair until you realize you can put your calendar in one of your home screens or on your home screen etc. You dont need to open your phone application to make a call, you can just click on someones picture on your homescreen. My wife just switched to Iphone from s3. She wishes she didnt. I went with S4.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:23 5

62. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)

No doctor needed here, Except for you. Poor Iboys. They even don't dare to compare the TouchWiz version of Android 4.3 vs iOS7 . LOL
It would be a great fun.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 22:02 2

71. tman123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

Why don't you do it for us? You seem to have great knowledge of both OSes.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:22 9

45. taikucing (unregistered)

Android can be modified into iOS look & feel, but not vice versa.
There are many Chinese iPhone 5 clones.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:52

58. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

You lie quicker than a cat lick its a**! So you updated and walked the streets and showed people and they didnt wanna update? You kind sir are lying and its not even funny!

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 20:11 1

111. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

My brother didn't really care for the changes in iOS7 as well and he went from an iPhone 4S to 5 to 5S. The only thing that bothers me about iOS7 is the super coloful Playskool icons on a device that looks pretty professional. If the iPhone 5s came with a 4.5" screen and a more staid color scheme in line with OSX I would probably consider it.

Also, despite running on Android 4.1.2 with LG's UI, my Spectrum 2 is just as fluid as my brother's iPhone 5s in scrolling, typing and browsing. So there's no lag on this Android and maybe I'll keep the phone long enough to see 4.3.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:36 20

54. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Yeah, just wait until Android 4.4 comes out. Then it would be 4.4>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>​>>>>>>>>>> ios 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:25 27

63. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

There is no chance for ios, android is powerful.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:40 8

93. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

I don't think we even needed an article to articulate this. As is, the article is really short on actual review.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:53 10

96. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

What elegance?!? iOS 7 more elegant than Android 4.3? iOS 7 is just the app drawer for Android 4.3, nothing else. lol

C'mon PhoneArena.com.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:43 7

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

agreed, the title should be the little os that couldnt, if they can put android on an iphone, holy c*** ill but it, looks of iphone epicness of android

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:44 3

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

buy it, autocorrect again

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:45 9

4. Naruto_Uzumaki (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)

ios7 looks like winphone 8

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:39 1

27. Gdrye (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

i dont know what OS your talking about cuz the two are not even close. as far as someone saying that it looks cheap?? are you kidding, lets be honest here the transition effects are pretty nice, the way they implement the folders is a nice thing to see. honestly i know this is a mostly pro android site by no fault of the site creators, but damn, i like what they did and they closed the gap is a pretty big way.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:47 15

5. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

"routs texts over the web instead of eating up the user's monthly SMS allowance. "

Barring the typo, I disagree that this is an advantage of iOS. It's a major disadvantage. Everyone and their mother has unlimited texting. Few smartphone users have unlimited data. My brother repeatedly hits his data cap of 2GB, and has to disable mobile data often. iMessages no longer come through, and he misses texts from other iPhone users because of it.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:55

9. Sauce (unregistered)

Wait, so what exactly is it's major disadvantage?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 15:59 8

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Stock message app for android is dated, I can't wait for hangouts to be the default messaging application

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:16 7

37. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Needing a data connection to receive messages from iPhone users. People run out of data and have to turn it off, so they stop getting their texts.

Meanwhile, Android users generally keep getting their text messages, because text messages are unlimited on just about every cell plan in the last five years.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:53

48. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I kinda disagree here. Text are a few kb to maybe a meg for a mms. But I have to pay 30 a month for unlimited texting on my 3 lines. So I would take it over my data plan anyday. Plus, at the place I work when I have to go out on to the manufacturing floor (not very often) I don't get texts because I don't have cell service. But there is WIFI out there.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:19

103. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Not mine it isn't. I pay for texting and data.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:45

130. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3575; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Doesn't imessage switch back to regular text messages when there is no internet connection?

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:47 2

28. Gdrye (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

i dont agree with you either, because one thing imessage does that i like so much, UNCOMPRESSED images and videos. i hate the fact that android does it, hey lets be honest, whats the point of a great camera when you send a picture mail compresses the image so much that you might as well send it with a flip phone.

As far as iMessages going over the data cap i think your missing something else, i would send about 10,000 text messages a month and never go over my data cap, so its not iMessages doing it i would take a longer look in to the phone and see where the real issue is.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:13 5

35. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

thats y theres email dumass

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:14 2

36. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

It isn't iMessage causing it, but iMessage is affected.

He burns data through Facebook or whatever, and then shuts down mobile data, thus blocking iMessage and every one of his iPhone contacts.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:32

40. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Umm, he can turn off iMessage. There, done.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:40

46. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Why, he sure can. A. Kinda kills the point of a feature, and B. iMessages still attempt to send to him, which holds things up.

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