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iPhone vs. Android


Apple announces release of iPhone X causing speculations regarding how the new product will stack up against its competitors’ products, specifically Android devices.

With the recent release of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and announcement of the iPhone X, the established iPhone vs. Android debate has come back into focus.  The iPhone X preorder is set to open on Oct. 27 at 12:01 a.m. PT and 3:01 a.m. ET. Deliveries and in-store availability are expected to arrive on Nov. 3. The base model comes with 64 GB of storage, the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, with a price of $999. The other storage option for the iPhone X drastically jumps to 256 GB with a price point of $1,149. The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 offer more storage through the purchase and use of a micro SD card.

According to Cnet, new features included in the iPhone X are Face ID as a means of unlocking the phone and for Apple Pay use, and animated emojis with your face called “Animoji.” Also, the phone will include an OLED Super Retina display, the largest screen ever offered on an iPhone, which will be produced by Samsung. This will give the competitor company a small share of every iPhone sold, with their potential earnings for the fiscal year coming more so from iPhone sales than their own devices. The iPhone X will also feature the new A11 Bionic processor, the most powerful smartphone chip on the market right now, portrait lighting which simulates studio lighting, portrait mode for both the front and back cameras, wireless charging, a common feature with the already released iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and a longer battery life. SHC Senior and

iPhone user, Maggie Nelson, recently bought the iPhone 8. She says, “the transition was unusual. The new IOS is definitely different, but the wireless charging is cool.”

In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, the most comparable Androids to the most recent iPhone on the market, have had slim bezels, edge-to-edge OLED displays and wireless charging capabilities for years. The Note 8 also offers a S Pen stylus and a portrait mode, called Live Focus, that can adjust blur intensity before or after the image is captures. The Galaxy S8 also offers 6 more hours of talk time on a full charge than the iPhone X, according to Yahoo News. Shae Nunnery, SHC senior and Android user, speaks to her choice of this device. She says, “the phone had way more options for multiple apps rather than just the singular one normally produced for the iPhone.” A major difference between these products would be the greater possibility for personalization on an Android device. There are less preset apps, and more choices for basic applications.

Despite the differences in these devices, it seems as if both companies are moving their products in an all-wireless direction. With the ever-changing technology, both companies are striving for new and exciting additions to their devices which keeps the market competitive, and the industry moving forward.

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