Does iPhone slow down like Android?

There’s one question you can ask that always seems to be met with a fierce response and strong arguments from both sides. Which is better, iPhone or Android? Well, to sit on the fence briefly, it’s a complicated discussion that has no limit of contentions. However, we can talk about phone speed and longevity in our below guide; do iPhones slow down the same as Androids? 


iOS vs Android

Firstly, what is iOS? It’s Apple’s exclusive mobile operating system found only on iPhones. Whereas Android is a mobile operating system, developed in part by Google, that is used by phone brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, LG and almost all others.


What are the differences?

There is one major difference between Apple and Android phones. Android is merely an operating system (OS) that phone manufacturers build a device around. Apple, on the other hand, designs and manufactures both software and hardware of their products, meaning they have full autonomy and end to end control over every single aspect of their iPhone models. This offers benefits that the Android can’t quite match in terms of ensuring the phone works at an optimum level. 


More factors are at play when it comes to the longevity and speed of your Android. Android devices range from cheap phones to high-end flagship models. With the low-end models, chances are they will slow down sooner than a high-end phone would. The brand and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) play a part too. Some OEMs install bloatware on the phone which often can’t be uninstalled which can cause it to run slower in a few years. 


Do iPhones age better?

Apple is known for only producing high-end phones released with their best processor at the time of production. This means, in theory, if not in practice, they age better than Androids over the years and remain future-proof for longer. 


There’s a proverb that says, ‘a camel is a horse designed by committee,’ meaning one clear vision is better than that of multiple. With Apple being able to dictate exactly how their models are made and Android being a mix of technology, it stands to reason that iPhones should run better for longer.


Of course, iPhones do slow down too over time – that’s just technology for you. But we’d suggest they are a better choice when it comes to your next phone. As an authorised Apple iPhone authorised repair expert, get in touch with us today if you are experiencing issues with yours and we would be happy to help.