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iOS 7: how does it stack up against Android?

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:42

So we've been playing with a beta version of iOS 7 for a while now on our iPhone 5. Some things about it we like, while other we aren't really that happy with, as those who have read our iOS 7 preview probably know. But now it is time to take a look at Apple's mobile OS from another perspective – how does its latest form fare against the competition? In particular, how does iOS 7 stack against the latest version of Android? Well, that's what we're here to find out with the help of our iPhone 5 running iOS 7 beta and our Google Nexus 4 with Android 4.2.2 on it...

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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:09 3

57. tedkord (Posts: 14229; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What mod was that? It's well known that the Prada design was shown off (and won awards) well before the iPhone was released.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 17:14 2

85. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Not sure what mod it was but was a phonearena one,despite showing actual word for word proof from wiki history etc of the Prada date the mod angrily still claimed for iPhone.. Twas funny actually

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:18 1

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


I remember that. lol

+1

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:16

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 25095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How many pradas were sold

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 18:32

88. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What it has to do with andro. comment?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:01 1

71. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 580; Member since: 07 May 2012)


either way,android still looks better than ios7 and always will be,it's cleaner and neater. just check out pic 1, ios7 homescreen looks like a mess! android is still the best smartphone os

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:05

72. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


You will be banned soon :)
Its the rule of PA

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 06:48

97. Sauce (unregistered)


Wtf is an LG Prada? *sarcasm*. Never heard of it when it came out. When iPhone came out in 07'.. EVERYONE wanted one and had one. No one went crazy for an LG Prada.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:14 17

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Wake up and look around! There is more companies not only just Apple and competition exist not only between Apple, competition also exist between other companies too. Technological evolution was here even before Apple company was founded!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 06:50

98. Sauce (unregistered)


Even though every company compares their product to Apple. Even though every anti Apple fan boy compares their tech to an Apple device. Geeee.... I wonder whyyy... *ends sarcasm*.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:53 7

40. Whateverman (Posts: 3285; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Dude, that was only 6 years ago. Blackberry and Palm had been doing it for many years before Apple came along. People called them Crackberries for a reason.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 14:06 5

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


Thank you for the Whateverman knowledge. I am glad to hear from you. We need to educate these youngbloods.

They think & only know of Android & Apple. They don't know/remember the Palm Treo's, the Crackberries, & the Windows Mobile phones from before Androids & Apples. lol

+1

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:15 2

25. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Fandroids and WP fanboys are having a hard time, lol.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:24 22

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


I don't think Android & WP8 fans are having a hard time, it's the total opposite. We are flattered by the blatant copying.

You know what they say "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

I mean WE ALL know Apple didn't come up with iOS 7 on their own.......right? lol

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:48 11

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


Of what? That Apple finally got a little closer to Android? There's still more that you can do on other phones than an iPhone, so there's nothing to have a hard time with.

Personally I find it comical that iFans ragged on other phone OS users but are silent about all that now that Apple finally gave them what we've all been enjoying for years.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:52 8

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


Ironic isn't it?

So is it safe to that if you like iOS 7 then you like Android right? lol

+1

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 14:03 4

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


Now that's a mind bender. I think a safe way to say it is if you started liking iOS due to version 7, you should like Android even more because Google gives you more than what Apple would bend to allow. Even beyond that, I'll never go back to a 4" screen again.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:11 2

58. tedkord (Posts: 14229; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Actually, we've been having a very easy time, because we had all this for years now.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:05 11

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I have heard that people are joking that iOS 7 icons are painted using MS Paint. :D
But talking more serious, I'm pretty sure that Apple has a big group of professional programmers, then why Apple has made so little work?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:47 1

37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Because they "focus" and go back to the drawing board way, WAY, WAY too much.

They have to though because imagine if IOS lagged from a new feature? They would lose that advantage that IOS fans hold so dear. The funny thing is that if the IOS7 multitasking is true multitasking like they claim, IOS 7 will lag especially with 1gb of ram. When that Pandora box opens, it is game over.

So Apple tries to keep it closed as long as possible. That is why they have so little progress with that much money.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:13

60. buccob (Posts: 2741; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well talking about lagging, I really don't know what iOS users presume about this... Cause the other day I was timing my Sony Xperia Acro S with Android 4.1.2, and my cousin's iPhone 4s, and the only thing the iPhone did faster was using the Camera... and even then the Quick Launch feature on Sony beat it to the first picture from lockscreen... Everything else, from firing up the system (24 sec Sony, 26 sec iPhone) to opening same apps such as Whatsapp, Viber, Waze... my Sony Xperia did it faster....

It is true that the iPhone 4s is smoother in gestures and moving on the homescreen, but it still lacks the functionality I find on having 6 widgets, and 5 contact shortcuts on my homescreen.

(Both phones are from last year, and Sony uses a older chip)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 21:26 1

90. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Our brains are hard wired to prefer consistency over pure speed and inconsistency. Yes Android is fast but sometimes it dips a bit but that is because it does so much more and is working so much harder.

The iphone is like the turtle, slow and steady, and smooth wins out in the minds of most consumers.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 14:49

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 25095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Quad whatup

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 17:10

83. darkkjedii (Posts: 25095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hit a grand salami.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:51 17

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


Basically, what I garnered from this article post is: iOS is better, but not quite there with its competitor, Android, yet.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:16

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


this article is kidding me.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:51

3. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


...and a better ecosystem for iOS.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:57 11

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


You can't rely on that ecosystem boost forever. Android already has more applications and in a couple more years, I'm sure it will have most iOS exclusives, too. As the platform keeps growing, maturing and making more money for developers. Thus will be their incentive.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:02

15. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I'm talking at present not in the future.App store has more apps than Google Play.
And it's not only about apps,but also about music/books/movies->iTunes.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:20 2

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


If so, not by much. Google rolled out their streaming service before Apple did. Google also has books, magazines, music, movies, etc... as well. Both have cloud service. They are more alike than they are different.

Can't say ecosystem is a solid argument like it used to be.

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