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9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

If you buy any of the best smartphones, you’ll be in good shape. But if you’re having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

1. iPhones get the best apps first

Even though the iPhone has a smaller market share, developers still tend to make the best apps for iOS first.

Yes, you can find most of the same popular apps on Android, but they don’t always have the better features and designs.

If you care about having the best apps on your phone, you’re better off with iPhone.

2. They’re better looking

With a few exceptions like the gorgeous HTC One and Xiaomi Mi Note, there aren’t many great-looking Android phones out there. Many are chunky and plasticky.

The iPhone consistently has a better designs than Android phones.

3. Apple Pay is quickly becoming the best mobile-payments system

Apple Pay is still in its early days, but so far Apple is the only company that has created an easy-to-use mobile-payments platform that is accepted at a lot of major retailers. Plus, Apple has support from most major credit-card companies and banks.

4. You can’t beat the Apple Store for customer support

Where do you go if you have a problem with your Android phone?

For many people, it’s their carrier. But carriers don’t have the same kind of support Apple provides at the Apple Store. If something goes wrong with your iPhone, or you just want to learn how to use it, Apple has you covered better than any Android phone maker.

5. Soon, you’ll be able to control a lot of stuff in your home with your iPhone

Apple’s smart-home platform HomeKit will become more prominent this year as device makers start making new gizmos that work with it.

HomeKit is a platform that will let you control stuff like lights and other appliances from your iPhone or iPad. Expect to see a bunch of HomeKit-approved gadgets later this year.

6. Parents have greater control over which apps their kids use

With iOS 8, Apple added a feature called Family Sharing that lets you share the same apps, books, and other content across the various devices your family members own.

Family Sharing also lets you restrict certain apps in case they’re not appropriate for younger members of your family.

7. No Android phone can touch the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor

Some Android phone makers like Samsung and HTC have tried adding fingerprint sensors to their phones, but none of them are as useful and accurate as the TouchID sensor on the iPhone.

A few years ago, Apple bought a company called Authentec that makes the best fingerprint sensors for mobile devices. No one else has been able to beat TouchID since.

8. Very few Android cameras can match the iPhone 6 camera

Few Android phones have cameras as good as the one on the iPhone 6. (The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 stands out pretty well.)

The iPhone 6 camera takes great photos and includes nifty features like the ability to shoot slow-motion and time-lapse videos.

Plus, rumor has it the next iPhone will have a camera that rivals DSLRs.

9. Your software will always be up to date

Google releases a new version of Android about once a year, as Apple does for iOS. But many Android users can’t get the latest software unless they buy a new phone. That’s because Android makers and carriers often don’t support the latest and greatest Android versions until several months after Google releases them.

The iPhone is different. All of the current iPhone models can get the latest iOS updates as soon as they’re available.

Not convinced?
Click here to see what Android phones do better than the iPhone.

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