5 THINGS ANDROID PHONE CAN DO EVEN THE IPHONE X CAN'T

Apple has upped its game with the iPhone X. But there are still several ways that android phones like Samsung's galaxy note 8 outsmart iPhones. Keep watching to find out the importance of a fingerprint! Today, we're sharing five things android phones can do even the iPhone X can't.



1. All-screen viewing
The iPhone X has a collection of sensors and optics for its face ID system, which sit in a bump on the top of the diplay. And this creates some peoblems: it compromises the viewing capability of the screen. This notch across the top edge houses the true depth camera unit, which makes face ID possible. However, that means the display is interupted by this weird "Monobrow" effect. Graphic flow under this bump on the iPhone X. In contrast to most  android phones like Samsung's Galaxy note 8, which houses the camera unit in a strip across the top of the display so when you load an app on the iPhone X, there are parts of the display missing. Developers will need to adjust their apps to make allowances for this design choice. Certain apps add bars to black out the bump during video playback. And it's certainly easier to watch in portrait orientation. But it's more of an issue if you like to use your iPhone in landscape mode. True full-screen mode won't really be an option. Compare this to the Note 8, and you'll find Samsung's screen has curves edges, which makes it seem even bigger. And even on the Galaxy S8 there's and edge-to-edge display. These higher screen-to-body ratios have been a feature of android smartphones for quite a few years now. Even going back to the LG G3 and Galaxy S4, The ratios were above 70%. But Apple only just joined the party with the iPhone X. All of it's previous handsets were under the 70% mark. Coincidentally, Samsung actually makes the displays that Apple is using on the iPhone X. Interesting, right?

2. Headphone jack
Do you have a favorite pair of weird headphones? Well, if you buy the iPhone X, then unfortunately you won't be able to simply slot them straight in. That because apple's new device doesn't have a headphone jack. In fact, apple made this change with the iPhone 7, so it affects users of all models since then. You'll need to use a dongle if you want to use your best wired headphones, or you can use apple's lightning headphone instead. The lightning port is the only port you'll find on the iPhone X. In contrast to this, android phones like Samsung's Galaxy note 8 still have a standard jack. So you won't need to make your device bulkier with a dongle. And you'll find a usb-c port on the Samsung device, plus a micro SD slot for expanding your storage. This is one of the ways that android phones could be considered superior to the latest iPhones. For the developers, it's all about prioritizing the most important features. That means having to let go of some other aspects along the way. For most users, the lack of a headphone jack won't be a life-changer. But for some, it will definitely stop them from buying the iPhone X.

3. Charging
Most of us want powerful solutions to charge our phones, both quickly and wirelessly. Android phones started bringing out wireless charging back in 2013. So it's been a long time coming, but apple has finally caught up by introducing wireless charging with its latest generation of iPhones. However, if you're looking for a wireless charging accessory made by apple, you'll be disappointed. You'll need to go with a third-party option, built by another company. On the subject of charging, Apple has just introduced its own "fast charging" feature with the iPhone X, as the iPhone 8 and 8 plus. Again, Apple has been playing catch up with android phones, which have been using "quickcharge" technology for years. But there's another caveat here. You need to use a specific usb-c power adapter to use the fast charge feature, as well as a usb-c-to-lighting cable. Having to buy seperate accessories not only increases the price. But also increases the amount of kit you need to have with you. Compare this with android phones that have quickcharge, and you'll find that there's a whole lot less additional outlay needed with an android device. The cables and power adapters you need are incluced in the box, so you can start quick-charging straight away.

4. Stylus
Another point of difference between android phones and iPnones is a tiny, but well-loved bit of kit. We're talking about the stylus. If you've only ever used and iPhone, then you might not be aware of this little pen that you can use to sketch on your screen, navigate the interface and make notes. That's because Apple hasn't offered such a tool with its devices. Samsung, however, has included an "S-Pen" with its note series of devices. This pen slides into the bottom of the handset, and can be whipped out at any time to draw with, mark up photos with, or even get creative with your messages. There's a new animated messaging feature called live message. This feature records your doodles as a gif. You can then can it send to any device. Not only that, but you can also create your own library of live message gifs. These can then be sent off fast for quick responses. The S-Pen that comes with Samsung's note series is seriously popular with users. So much so, that it is one of the most compelling reasons to opt for a note handset over a Galaxy S device. And of course, it's one of the biggest differentiators between an android phone and an iPhone.



5. Touch ID
As we'd expect, Apple has introduced all sorts of new features with the iPhone X. But it has also removed one key piece, and that's the fingerprint reader. If you like to use touch ID to unlock your smartphone, then you're not going to be pleased about this news. On the other hand, android phones like Samsung's Galaxy note 8 have it all. You can use the fingerprint reader, Iris scanner or face detection mode to unlock your device. You won't find and Iris scanner on Apple's latest iPhone. The iPhone X does have a 3D face scanner, however, called face ID. The camera projects 30,000 invisible dots onto the user's face. These are Mapped by an IR camera to compare with the saved 3D image in the device's cpu, but there have been some concerns in general about using face detection to unlock phones, because of the possibility of it being tricked by a photo. Apple, however, promise that its' 3D face ID tech is more secure than touch ID. If you're still determined to have a fingerprint reader, you'll fine these on the backs of android phones from the likes of HTC and LG too.

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