Android manufacturers, many that there are, have taken some cues from Apple since the iPhone X launched. However, some of the X’s key points were implemented on Android years ago.
Switching between Apple and Android is a significant move that entails a lot: features, user interface, apps, music, subscriptions and data. Some of this can be translated over to the new device, but much of it must be left behind. For those who are looking to jump from the fruit company to Google’s operating system, there are valid concerns to raise here, namely security and smoothness of operation. Fortunately, most of the features that you were used to on the iPhone X can also be found on most of the current Android flagships out there.
As a provider of the latest Apple iPhones reviews, we’re here to show you that Android isn’t behind the current by much, and in many ways, Google has managed to stay ahead of Apple. Read ahead for Apple iPhone specifications and features that can now be found in comparable quality on Android devices.
1. 3D Face Unlock:- Called Face ID on Apple’s handsets, this nifty bio-metric feature scans your face in three dimensions, preventing photographs and similar-looking people from passing
verification. This was a major flaw of the 2D facial scanners, which were really nothing more than a front-facing camera that would match up the flat image of your face with the sample. For awhile, 2D face-scanning biometrics were played down because of this flaw, which led to most users sticking by the tried and true fingerprint scanner. That all changed when Apple launched Face ID, which was soon after picked up by more Android variants as a must-have feature.
2. Swipe Gestures:- On the iPhone X, the home button was axed to expand the screen downward, prompting on-screen interaction to navigate the device. Android devices had been doing this for years with a “nav bar” that typically consisted of Recents, Home and Back keys. However, Apple had a different opinion on what suited the iPhone: swipe gestures. Rather than displaying persistent on-screen keys that would eventually burn into the newly chosen OLED display for the iPhone X, the developers opted for directional swipes to do different things; for instance, a swipe up would send the user home.
The good news is that Android 9.0 Pie just internalized this feature on Android handsets in case you’re feeling a little homesick with the three-key navigation system that’s been traditional in Google-powered devices. This was no doubt added to help Apple users make the leap to Android, and if it says anything, Android users are, by consensus, responding quite positively to it.
3. Wireless Charging, Bezelless Screens and Portrait Mode:- In case you were worried that you wouldn’t find any of these on an Android handset, we’re here to say that Android did all of these long before Apple implemented them. To be fair, Apple did these well from the outset while Android phones have variously applied each feature crudely and individually to specific phones since years ago, but to us, that was exactly how the iPhone X and later Android devices were able to refine them to a near-flawless point.
If you’re asking the important question of whether any Androids do all three of these features well, you’re in luck: Most flagship Androids now carry all that and more. Yes, even the 3D facial recognition is a staple in upper-bound Android handsets these days, which all but leaves one question: Do you really need an iPhone X just for these benefits?
4. Animojis :- Admittedly, there’s nothing on Android that matches the grace of the iPhone’s animated emojis, which are surprisingly smooth and expressive. Various implementations have been released through the Google Play Store, and Samsung tried their hand at it on the Galaxy S9, but they’ve been obvious knock-offs that don’t bring the “wow” factor like the iPhone X originally did. Nonetheless, they can and do work, but unfortunately, they’re not internally supported by Android and lack the accessibility that’s afforded by Apple iPhone specifications, namely the garrisoned software structure.
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