iPhone vs Android – The FIVE Year Test

  • Published: 25 April 2019
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Comments • 6 641

  • Chaaazz2008
    Chaaazz2008  13 hours back

    Also, does this just show that Apple does keep their phones working longer and Android makers don't? I mean, you had to put a custom OS on the LG phone.

    • Chaaazz2008
      Chaaazz2008  13 hours back

      When I worked for Verizon, I steered customers clear of LG phones after the G4. That one was a total mess. And LG's hardware was always bad, so the screen being worse after this many years makes sense. It probably did have a brighter screen brand new, but most of their phones wore out really fast. I would have liked to have seen this with a Samsung phone.

      • Łukasz Tokarski
        Łukasz Tokarski  16 hours back

        Well, Xiaomi provide updated for like 3-4 years

        • Łukasz Tokarski
          Łukasz Tokarski  16 hours back

          Sadly now they're moving away from this behaviour and act like most manufactures

      • Tony Lester
        Tony Lester  22 hours back

        I'm surprised the LG G3 you found didnt boot loop 🤣

        • Tony Lester
          Tony Lester  22 hours back

          Android for life. I don't care if I have to upgrade every few years. Have a Google pixel 3 XL and my previous was a Google pixel and it was still perfectly fine.

          • Eduardo
            Eduardo  1 days back

            in conclusion: 5 years old android is really good if you replace the battery and change the running system

            • Cakey ZR
              Cakey ZR  1 days back

              IOS people lack of money cause they wasted it all on the 999 pro stand and airpods just to flex at school lmao

              • A Man
                A Man  2 days back

                These ROMs aren't even close to iOS. Hell, neither is the latest Android version. This is not a realistic solution for most people. It's very hacky and takes a lot of time, and work. People are better off with iPhone.

                • Garrett
                  Garrett  2 days back

                  Even on Marshmallow my G3 kicks ass. Thanks for the tutorial though, I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

                  • Flare78x
                    Flare78x  2 days back

                    I think this is why most phones have a locked boot loader now

                    • Michael Wicks
                      Michael Wicks  2 days back

                      You compared a LG to apple. You already handicapped the android before you even started. A midrange phone against a flagship

                      • Jacques Pasquinel
                        Jacques Pasquinel  2 days back

                        6S plus and with latest OS it’s better than when first bought

                        • Alan Graham
                          Alan Graham  3 days back

                          This guys is obviously promoting android

                          • stevencraigconner
                            stevencraigconner  3 days back

                            Redo the video without lineage OS and it’ll be a more accurate comparison 😂

                            • 𝖘 𝖍 𝖎 𝖗 𝖔

                              An important thing you forgot to mention in the wrap up at the end is that the iphone is still supported with official software and security updates

                              • Asynchronus
                                Asynchronus  4 days back

                                I remembered this and did it to my G3. Lmao

                                • Fappingness
                                  Fappingness  4 days back

                                  It's sad how they are comparing 5 yo phones like ancient technology and I can't upgrade my iPhone 5s (no joke)

                                  • XS Smoke
                                    XS Smoke  4 days back

                                    8:44 Nope.This is how it sounds like

                                  • Scudmaster11
                                    Scudmaster11  5 days back

                                    Android is better that Apple... get rid of Apple and get a Android

                                  • DominosAndHearts
                                    DominosAndHearts  6 days back

                                    Andrioids last over 12 months? Or is that if yiu spend over $200 australian dollars

                                    • Kevin B
                                      Kevin B  6 days back

                                      So cringey with the one who clearly loves android over ios and thinks that’s the best regardless😑😫

                                      • Christian c
                                        Christian c  7 days back

                                        This is not fair because you basically had to root your 2014 android in Oder to complete to the iPhone

                                        • Iam Harsh
                                          Iam Harsh  1 weeks back

                                          iPhone is very good but you can make your Android best

                                          • The Frugal Felix
                                            The Frugal Felix  1 weeks back

                                            A more fair “everyday normal Joe” comparison would be head to head with its most up to date native OS. Just sayin.

                                            • DarkVoid
                                              DarkVoid  1 weeks back

                                              Umm yes you can downgrade ios😂

                                              • Carlos Spicy Weiner
                                                Carlos Spicy Weiner  1 weeks back

                                                There is no “5 year test” for iPhone. The shit only lasts 9 months.

                                                • Cristian Popa
                                                  Cristian Popa  1 weeks back

                                                  I would beat the crap out of the ginger guy

                                                  • Save the Si
                                                    Save the Si  1 weeks back

                                                    Yea... if you compare these two as is and not doing all that software stuff (which is what most people would do) iPhone wins.

                                                    • Fransis Black
                                                      Fransis Black  1 weeks back

                                                      _LG B-470.
                                                      Thank you bye.

                                                      • error idk
                                                        error idk  1 weeks back

                                                        Both OS held up. It's the endless amount of customizations you can get in Android which makes it very versatile and unique compared to the same old UI for the last 10 years. Apple tends to have specs that doesn't degrade too quickly, better security (lack of software customization), and a high price tag. My choice? Of course Android as a daily driver, Apple maybe on security occassions.

                                                        • Sany Toor
                                                          Sany Toor  1 weeks back

                                                          Why you always make dumb face thumbnail

                                                          • esperCELL
                                                            esperCELL  1 weeks back

                                                            *the time spent to get it working is over $999*

                                                            • BLKBRDSR71
                                                              BLKBRDSR71  1 weeks back

                                                              9:12 Did they just compare the XBOX 360 to a laptop?

                                                              • esperCELL
                                                                esperCELL  1 weeks back

                                                                *in 2019 iphone 6s mature like wine while all android flagship from that era is rotten down the drain*

                                                                • Sam Pomare
                                                                  Sam Pomare  1 weeks back

                                                                  All that trouble at the beginning with Android. Rather just get an iPhone

                                                                  • Cole
                                                                    Cole  1 weeks back

                                                                    The android vs apple arguement is super dumb if you like your phone that ok you don't have to bitch and whine about it and rub it in everyone's face because you look like a fucking child

                                                                    • Mr. Nobody
                                                                      Mr. Nobody  1 weeks back

                                                                      As the analysis is completed.. Please giveaway the phone.. Man i miss my mi4 with 801 SOC which died last year because of it's faulty charging cable..

                                                                      • Dan Bam
                                                                        Dan Bam  1 weeks back

                                                                        They got headphone jacks so id say theyre pretty good

                                                                        • Jesus Alejo
                                                                          Jesus Alejo  1 weeks back

                                                                          iPhone’s better

                                                                          • Bobby C
                                                                            Bobby C  2 weeks back

                                                                            Personally, I would recommend an LG V20 instead. It's two years newer, has a much faster processor, and it's the last LG phone with a removable battery. You can have one for $100, and the OS is new enough that you won't need to root it.

                                                                            • skatcat743
                                                                              skatcat743  2 weeks back

                                                                              12:50 > need iMessage
                                                                              ok bud

                                                                              • Rafiqul Islam Sarker
                                                                                Rafiqul Islam Sarker  2 weeks back

                                                                                Do you really need to root? Am I missing something? I didn't root but unlocked the bootloader to install CWM/TWRP and then flashed custom ROMs. It worked alright.

                                                                                • Ricardo Matos
                                                                                  Ricardo Matos  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Linus, my LG G3 has wireless charging. It's not the same as my S8+ but it's induction.

                                                                                  • Alan Joseph Shaju
                                                                                    Alan Joseph Shaju  2 weeks back

                                                                                    You could use gcam mod for the device. It would enhance picture quality

                                                                                    • m00semanus
                                                                                      m00semanus  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I’m not entirely convinced that the statement “SOCs don’t degrade with time”. Heat definitely wears out circuits.

                                                                                      • Giocattoli961
                                                                                        Giocattoli961  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I'm still using my iPhone 5s I got for chistmas at the end of 2013, and for me my phone performs better than that 6 in a lot of cases.

                                                                                        • Niculae Adrian
                                                                                          Niculae Adrian  2 weeks back

                                                                                          In 2014 there was 5.5 inch iphone the iphone 6 plus

                                                                                          • MAD MAX
                                                                                            MAD MAX  2 weeks back

                                                                                            iPhone- android how are you?

                                                                                            Android- i am good! You?

                                                                                            iPhone-not bad, i must tell something to you


                                                                                            iPhone- you are best!😁

                                                                                            Android- I know😎