13 Reasons to Buy an Android Smartphone

13 Reasons to Buy an Android Smartphone

Yes, the iPhone is not the only hi-tech phone available in the universe and, yes, you might want to consider not buying it. Even though it is currently, by far, the most popular mobile phone in the United States right now, it does not necessarily mean that it is the smartest choice you can make. Even though they are highly popular in Europe and other continents, Android smartphones have never enjoyed the spotlight that iPhone has in the USA. We are quite surprised about this, because they have so many awesome features that it is almost impossible to not want to buy one. If you are on the verge of purchasing a phone and you feel like reaching out for the iPhone, check out these 13 reasons to buy an Android smartphone first and then decide. You might be surprised to see that your choice has changed drastically.

1. Access to File System

You have the right to your files! By purchasing an Android smartphone, you have access to browse and modify your file system as you please, a luxury that is not available for Apple users. This means that you can enjoy an entire computer in the palm of your hand that you can customize however you want; the sky is the limit!

2. Keyboard Alternatives

Even though the iPhone keyboard is really well thought-out, it cannot be modified in any way. Android smartphones, on the other hand, offer fantastic alternatives for your classic keyboard, according to your preferences. One of the best ones is Swype, specially created for touch screen keyboards. Like the name suggests, you swipe your fingers across the screen to choose letters, instead of tapping away infinitely.

3. Waterproof

Wouldn’t it be great if you could save the life of your phone after accidentally dropping it in the toilet, bathtub, shower or a puddle, like we almost all do at one point? Well finally you can. Yep, believe it or not, some Android smartphones really are waterproof. A great example is the relatively new Samsung Galaxy S5, which we warmly recommend.

4. Easy Music Player

I am 100% certain that everybody has had difficulties with iTunes until now. I remember that when I first bought an iPhone I downloaded an alternative app (Media Monkey) just so I could upload music onto my phone. The great thing about Android smartphones is that you don’t need to sync anything; all you have to do is connect your Android to your computer with a USB cable and copy and paste all the tracks you want.

5. Awesome Camera Quality

One of the reasons we buy smartphones is to take photos, and not just selfies and pics of our food to upload to Instagram. Many smartphone users actually want to take high quality photos that look amazing. The bad part is that iPhones really lack quality when it comes to this, especially in the absence of natural lighting; the good news is that some Android smartphones allow you to capture breath-taking photos that come pretty close to DSLR quality.

6. Google Friendly

Android and Google go hand in hand, literally (hence Google Play instead of the App Store). If you are a big fan of Google and its services, you should know that Android phones can perfectly sync all of your Google accounts and information a lot easier than you thought.

7. Custom Home Screen

If you have an iPhone, you already know that your home screen will look the way you bought it forever. You can customize the appearance according to your preferences; you just have to work with what you have. Another reason to buy an Android smartphone is that you can design your home screen however you like with the custom features that the platform offers.

8. More Free Apps

Have you ever noticed how pricey most iPhone apps can become? There are loads of apps and games that are far cheaper for Android smartphones than iPhones. This means that you can benefit from more hours of gaming fun at the tips of your fingers, as well as very useful apps that can help you out during countless situations.

9. Memory Card

This is possibly one of the best advantages that Android smartphones have over iPhones. When you buy an iPhone, you know that you are going to stay with 8, 16 or 32 GB forever. Quite a few Androids, on the other hand, come with a nifty SD card slot, so you can add storage memory to your smartphone and store files on it. Believe me, it is a life saver if you are a music or photo junkie.

10. Battery Replacement

Aside from the fact that you do not need a toothpick, paper clip or any other slim object to take out your SIM card, Android smartphones also feature a removable battery that you can replace at any time. This means that you will be saving a lot of money on service that you would have spent while using an iPhone.

11. USB Cable

We all know how annoying it gets if you want to upgrade from an iPhone 4 or 4S to an iPhone 5/5S or above and you need different chargers. The great news is that almost all Android smartphones are charged with the universal mini USB cable, which also allows you to connect them to your computer. If that isn’t cool and useful, we don’t know what is.

12. Diversity

Ok, so currently you can buy less than 10 different iPhone models. If you choose an Android, you benefit from an incredible diversity of tens and even hundreds of phones to choose from. A couple of the most reliable and popular manufacturers of Android smartphones (just a few of them) are Acer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung or Sony.

13. Price

Still slightly in doubt? We have saved the best for last: Androids are far, far less expensive than iPhones. This is obviously the best reason of all.

Photo credits: Youtube.com, Aplicacionesandroid.es, Androidheadlines.com, Computersandphotography.com, Musthavephone.com.

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