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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, 16:11 3

20. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Do people actually have an SMS limit anymore?
I'd rather my text messages go through that than eat up data, that is if I wasn't on an unlimited data plan.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:12 3

22. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

My Nexus 10's home screen looks absolutely gorgeous IMO, brought to life with widgets, a live wallpaper, and a custom transition courtesy of Apex Launcher. My good friend refers to Android as "scattered," that might be so but I'll never find myself admiring a static iOS home screen the way I do with Android.

"Elegant" isn't the first word that pops into my head when looking at iOS...

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:19 14

23. 1113douglas (Posts: 198; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)

Android 4.3 clear winner

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:22 8

24. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

apple is trying to copy android in everything strating from the new lock screen, toggles, live wallpaper, multi tasking and notifications center ,,, google maps is far far better than apple maps and google NOW has the upper hand over siri
so what "comparison" that you are talking about ???? Android is the knig of customization
so please " iPhonearena" admit that Andorid is better than ios .....
apple is losing the market so they are trying hard to Android the ios even the new iPhone 5c is trying to compete with android's mini but 5c is a big fail !!!!!

Android 4.3 >>>> ios7 ... no comparison needed

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:30

25. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

I would prefer ios7 out of the two. However the ultimate choice will be windows, its only going to get better :)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:51 4

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

yeah...doubt it

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:30 9

26. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Every android runs iOS as well. It's called an app drawer.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:48 9

30. baldilocks (Posts: 814; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

PhoneArena - You DO know you can pull down the notification tray from anywhere in Android as well. Even while playing a game, or watching YouTube, etc... You might want to fix that one BIG error.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:37

55. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

True that

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 20:02

120. CtK4949 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Its like they never used a Android device before!!

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:49 7

31. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)

4.3 > iOS 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 16:54 7

33. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

I wasn't going to comment till I read this icrap fans work. If you doing a comparison list all pros and con's apple maps is a joke.. My notification toggles are easy to read. Phone arena stop letting kids write your articles. This dummy should be fired

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:44 2

42. nortoja79 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)

android fanboys...apple fanboys...you all waste too much time on a debate that will never end...Just go with what you like, end of subject.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:09

43. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I don't like all the white backgrounds used in ios.
Like in dialer app and such, hopefully that can be end user changed easy enough.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 21:14 1

70. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Doubt that, after all it's IOS. It's difficult to do it even in Android, short of replacing the whole framework.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 18:48

47. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

iDiotOfSoftwares 7

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:01 1

49. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

Biggest thing iOS needs is some type of app drawer. Having your apps displayed across multiple pages isn't efficient and can get cluttered if you have a lot of apps. Folders only get you so far.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 19:49 1

57. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Lol, this review says Android 4.3 lacks the "elegance" that iOS 7 has. What the hell does that even mean? Do they just like throwing around random buzz words for the sake of it? There's nothing elegant about the 7 year dated skin, that still hasn't changed, besides incorporating cheap looking pastel icons and aero-like effects; the latter which was already apart of Android.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:55 2

66. forzanetti (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

That word made me laugh as well. I guess that's the word people used when they ran out of good things to say about ios7. Just throw in the word 'elegance' and voila! it's a better OS!

Also, this comparison is more like one man's opinion rather than factual comparison.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 01:29

117. androidea (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

lol,yeah,the word 'elegant' is funny imo,android can easily change its appearance into iphone,winphone,or even ubuntu! ubuntu has a really good ui,iphone? meh....

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:02 3

59. Furbal (unregistered)

proper file system, drag and drop, MTP, PTP, usb tether, usb otg

not even close.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:52 3

65. forzanetti (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

I'm wondering whether the writer (Nick T) has ever really used Nexus 4 before doing this comparison?

"Furthermore, we must mention that iOS 7 has apps for Notes and Reminders out of the box, while on stock Android 4.3, these have to be downloaded separately."

Have you ever heard of Google Keep? It's easily one of the most useful Google apps and I use it daily. It comes with the frickin OS for God's sake!

I don't care if you said ios7 is better in certain things (it's your opinion), but at least get your factual comparison right.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 21:12 2

69. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

IOS 7 feels so much like MIUI that it's not even funny. Xiaomi should sue Apple.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 22:51

73. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

iOs 7 awsomeeeeeee

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 00:12 2

83. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Thanks for that useless pile of gibberish, most of which was your personal opinion or not founded on facts.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 23:39

78. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

5" is better than 4" LOL thats funny.....i sold my g4 because its big screen and laggy...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 03:50

91. willard12 (unregistered)

So when apple goes to a 5 inch screen in a few years you will be SOL.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 23:47

79. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

I feel I should point out that although the android status bar is often hidden in full screen app's, usually you can show it and open the notifications by double-swiping from the top.

This lets you get access to both notiications and the toggles.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 00:48

84. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

i have an iphone 4 & a nexus 4 & after updating both phones with the latest software i preferred the android to IOS for the simple fact of control that i have over my platform, the more advanced business features, communication tools provided (Bluetooth...) & customization.
IOS 7 looks nice and has it advantages but it is a bit girly and will appeal to female consumers more.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:30

86. melcruz66 (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)

i used IOS7 for a few days now. and i think its better than the latest Android OS.
i also have a Note 3.

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