Undoubtedly, the hottest smartphones on the market are Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. They both provide many of the same popular apps and many similar software capabilities. For a connected teenager, you couldn’t go wrong with either since they both can play and record video and easily link up to Facebook. But what about someone in business with very particular needs? While a business professionals are starting to need smartphone just like a teenager, they have much more to consider when choosing the right device. So here are the business advantages and disadvantages for both the iPhone and Android.
The greatest appeal of smartphones like the iPhone is the ability to access the Internet, and the iPhone certainly does a stellar job. There isn’t much difference than browsing on a computer. The iPhone is very secure, an important concern for business documents and data. In fact, information can be erased remotely and all information can be encrypted on the iPhone. With the touchscreen technology, it is very easy to use and get up and running right away. However, in some locations the calls can sound muffled or even be dropped. But with an endless supply of business apps, many of which are free, for everything from spreadsheets to bar graphs there may not be a need to talk.
Unfortunately for the iPhone, it can’t beat out the Android with apps. That’s because many of the same apps, or similar ones, are available for the Android too. The Android is also known to have superior voice quality and reliability in all locations. What concerns most potential business users is its security. The Android runs open source software which means its code is available for all to see, and possibly hack.
Price wise, both phones are in the same bracket. Since both are very similar in performance, business users may just have to decide what they’re personally most comfortable using.