iPhone vs Android – The FIVE Year Test

  • Published: 25 April 2019
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Comments • 7 050

  • dinnerandashow
    dinnerandashow  6 hours back

    Only Jose's and Travon's use built in speakers at the highest volume.
    The rest of us politely use headphones.

    • Tord Vincent Heggland
      Tord Vincent Heggland  1 days back

      My phone is one years old, and it has started to slow down. Probably because of the software update. Seeing your video makes e think that i can make my phone new again with a proper software. But I dont know how do to that, would make a movie to help me?

      • 先生Elmo
        先生Elmo  2 days back

        5 years speed test.

        • Latheesh Narayan
          Latheesh Narayan  2 days back

          Doesn't matter. I still can't afford a 5 yr old iphone or maintain it

          • Etsgar Garcia
            Etsgar Garcia  2 days back

            This video is the reason why a lot of people will prefer to use iPhones instead. Not a lot of people will have the balls to do all those work. Apple is a lot less hassle though and most of its products last for many years. The only thing I don't like about Apple products is the cost and most the features of their products were already present with other products from different companies. It's funny how people are clapping their hands during an Apple show whenever the presenter presents something that has been by other companies many years ago. Apple is only good in two things simplicity and durability.

            • Whis 79
              Whis 79  2 days back

              8:57 im a PUBG addict and i watched so many pro players, streamers & youtubers. Shockingly all of em uses iPhone 8 and above despite they got sponsored by gaming phone companies

              • dayum bro
                dayum bro  2 days back

                Lmao the nerd on the right is such a big Apple hater😂😂

                • Daniel Ostin
                  Daniel Ostin  2 days back

                  Well .. how old was the iPhone battery? Was the iOS reinstalled too?

                  • GeorgeV
                    GeorgeV  3 days back

                    Lg looks way more from our days than the IPhone. The small bezels, the design, the screen size. Lg was always innovative.

                    • Hajime N
                      Hajime N  3 days back

                      ah, i see the ring doorbell is a company of culture as well

                      • Joseph Harvey
                        Joseph Harvey  3 days back

                        Did you wipe the iPhone before this test though?

                        • Racing Tab TV
                          Racing Tab TV  4 days back

                          Maybe if you did something like a 200 Dollar used, which might be a more fair comparison

                          • THE AXE!
                            THE AXE!  4 days back

                            Why didn't you use LG G4 instead

                            • Sub80
                              Sub80  4 days back

                              Would have been interesting to compare LG G3 with stock Marshmellow ROM with iOS 12 powered iPhone 6.

                              • Ks-man24
                                Ks-man24  5 days back

                                the s6 is better and s7

                                • Patrick Lange
                                  Patrick Lange  5 days back

                                  What I like about the Android are LESS restrictions. You don't need to go through all of the headache to jailbreak one.

                                  • Patrick Lange
                                    Patrick Lange  4 days back

                                    @nukularpictures Run apps that are outside of the main app store, but you really don't need to jailbreak Android phone to do that unlike the IPhone. You are only limited to the apps in the App Store. The only way to run things like emulators on the iPhone if you jailbreak one. Also you can even get emulators on the Google Play Store unlike the App Store. The App Store is much more restricted which sucks. That's why I prefer Android phones.

                                  • nukularpictures
                                    nukularpictures  4 days back

                                    And what do you earn by jailbreaking or rooting a phone? Except for creating massive security holes and most of the banking apps (atleast the ones i use) no longer working?
                                    I have an Android private and an IPhone XR for work but with both phones I never felt the need of doing stuff outside what is offered. I had to root the phone and unlock the bootloader to install an alternative os on the Android phone because I did not get any updates anymore.
                                    For me not a real improvement I have to say. And 5 years for an IPhone is totally fair. If you buy it when it is new.

                                • Kyle Hamilton
                                  Kyle Hamilton  5 days back

                                  I use to live for rooting and romming back with my evo 3d, s6 edge and nexus 6 until my note 8 where rooting and custom roms brought more negatives than positives.

                                  • Arkade
                                    Arkade  5 days back

                                    Android was always better than apple here save your time

                                    • Jesse Rodriguez
                                      Jesse Rodriguez  5 days back

                                      Ok I mean getting the G3 to run was nice, but you’re being disingenuous by not just flat out saying that the iPhone demolished it. It was an even better phone when both were new, the iPhone 6 was their best selling phone of all time. Nowadays OEMs like Samsung have left them in the dust, but 5 years ago Apple was still king.

                                      • Dante9006
                                        Dante9006  5 days back

                                        Why's his excuse always because it's lineage OS? I'm an Android user myself and I can admit that unfortunately Apple phones hold up better and are supported longer. Stop being so salty man.

                                        • ClassyNova
                                          ClassyNova  6 days back

                                          You keep mentioning that things are like ones you have at home.
                                          Is the house you are building and shooting in NOT your home, and if so whos home is it?
                                          AND whoever owns it, has a LOT of surplus gear in the other areas to build multiple computers.

                                          • ReyXtractor
                                            ReyXtractor  6 days back

                                            I think it is unfair to root the Android device in order to compete with the iPhone. The iPhone was stock and it still did better in my opinion. If the Android phone was used stock as the manufacturer intended it would have NO CHANCE! But nonetheless nice video

                                            • Twin Turboed
                                              Twin Turboed  20 hours back

                                              But the thing is that you could install custom roms for free to customise the experience on android but you can't with iOS.

                                          • teal'c kree
                                            teal'c kree  7 days back

                                            I unsubscribed from this guy awhile back, so thought I would give it another try. Big mistake, this guy still sucks. Worse comparison ever. This time its "dont recommend this channel".

                                            • Lelem Singson
                                              Lelem Singson  1 weeks back

                                              Fucking ios payment rules

                                              • Ali Alabbasi
                                                Ali Alabbasi  1 weeks back

                                                You can downgrade iOS u just need a Mac or pc running the lates version of iTunes

                                                • Macoi
                                                  Macoi  1 weeks back

                                                  I'm sorry man but this vid is plain stupid.

                                                  • James Dutson
                                                    James Dutson  1 weeks back

                                                    My ring doorbell actually caught someone trying to break into my house. The guy saw the doorbell, saw the camera and then gave up. Actually a quality product 👍

                                                    • niklas johansson
                                                      niklas johansson  1 weeks back

                                                      the gotdamn 5 year old iphone is close to as good as the pixel 3 camerawise

                                                      • Emily Ireland
                                                        Emily Ireland  1 weeks back

                                                        The dude with the glasses gets in my nerves

                                                        • Christopher Howlett
                                                          Christopher Howlett  2 weeks back

                                                          My UK g3 had wireless charging... Definitely

                                                          • Verne Arase
                                                            Verne Arase  2 weeks back

                                                            Oy ... do you guys all drive old fiats?

                                                            • DeutscheTech
                                                              DeutscheTech  2 weeks back

                                                              1. No it wasn't a LineageOS "thing"
                                                              2. Yes rear-facing speaker just suck.
                                                              3. Final load time wasn't even close. Gave nod to the Android when the first page was 0.001 second faster, but when iPhone loaded and was ready while the LG was not even half way.
                                                              4. iPhone has been known as the best camera on any smartphone with only the pixel and note 9 edging it for a short while. It's not LineageOS.

                                                              Listen, I'm not an Apple fan. Matter of fact they piss me off (4 Samsung Notes later, Essential and Razer phone 2) but you only make yourself less credible when you obviously try to persuade your agenda with horseshit.

                                                              • I SOLD MY SOUL TO CROSS GENE
                                                                I SOLD MY SOUL TO CROSS GENE  5 days back

                                                                Agreed with your points but on the iPhone having the best camera, you mean the newer models right? I owned an iPhone 4 back in the day and its camera was worse than my metro PCS phone.

                                                            • Jatt Life
                                                              Jatt Life  2 weeks back

                                                              He has pubg in his android mobile 😁😁

                                                              • Erik Torbjørn Bjørnsson

                                                                This guy completely hates Apple no matter what 😅 Linus says something good about the iPhone and just like your run of the mill fanboy he has a retort.

                                                                • oppoi Remo
                                                                  oppoi Remo  2 weeks back

                                                                  that fatfuck is annoying

                                                                  • Shawn Young
                                                                    Shawn Young  2 weeks back

                                                                    HMMMmmm. Had my G3 since day one and I have awesome battery life on it and it's the original battery. Cant say the a same for my G4 or V10. Even my G7 thinQ battery doesn't last like my G3's does. Only phone that beats them all in battery life is my old iPhone 4s. Which,... BTW did have a new update available for it this year. IOS 9,3,6. I didn't update it but was surprised that they were still supporting it. it is from like 2011.

                                                                    • busybox
                                                                      busybox  2 weeks back

                                                                      le live sur le foie de cochon en bas à gauche m'a fait réfléchir à ma vie

                                                                      • grantapus donald
                                                                        grantapus donald  2 weeks back

                                                                        The dude with the glasses and blonde hair was getting on my nerves so bad..the bias against Apple really shows ..

                                                                        • M83 Collective
                                                                          M83 Collective  2 weeks back

                                                                          Apple vs Android 5 years later

                                                                          Apple: Turn on phone, download latest update, use phone.

                                                                          Android: Make sure I have a new battery, backup my phone in case I fuck something up, Root and install a completely different operating system because our original one ditched us 3 years ago, make sure the new OS we just downloaded is up to date, decide if we want to be permanently rooted or not. Use phone.

                                                                          • Define
                                                                            Define  2 weeks back

                                                                            What is the point of installing LineageOS?

                                                                          • Inside My House
                                                                            Inside My House  2 weeks back

                                                                            I’m using a 6S Plus and it works like it released yesterday. Absolutely no lag or stability issues

                                                                            • Inside My House
                                                                              Inside My House  2 weeks back

                                                                              Cetina whatever helps you sleep at night.

                                                                            • Cetina
                                                                              Cetina  2 weeks back

                                                                              Lmao... We both know thats not true...dumb apple fanboy

                                                                          • tej patel
                                                                            tej patel  2 weeks back

                                                                            I have been using an Iphone 6 for all of five years now. Haven't experience trouble yet.

                                                                            • nexus prime
                                                                              nexus prime  2 weeks back

                                                                              tej patel I have an iPhone 6 as well might upgrade to 11

                                                                          • Tom Landolt
                                                                            Tom Landolt  2 weeks back

                                                                            iphone was slower to install pubg lol but no videoproof?... you guys are just always anti-apple.

                                                                            • MrTfuzz
                                                                              MrTfuzz  3 weeks back

                                                                              My wife just got a LG G5 for 50 bucks off eBay..it's great for her..I'm still on my essential ph-1.. Still going strong

                                                                              • Ferby Arisaka
                                                                                Ferby Arisaka  3 weeks back

                                                                                Five years old android flagship can be rooted and have latest android version by custom roms 😁

                                                                                • Ferby Arisaka
                                                                                  Ferby Arisaka  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @M83 Collective I use both ios and android, one is S10 Plus and my secondary phone is iPhone XS Max while i can use it while i'm working on my android root and roms.

                                                                                • M83 Collective
                                                                                  M83 Collective  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Ferby Arisaka and you have to go through all that work just to keep your phone relevant.

                                                                                  Meanwhile on iOS you just press “update”

                                                                              • Troy Ross
                                                                                Troy Ross  3 weeks back

                                                                                This is just a good fun video.

                                                                                • Heat Man
                                                                                  Heat Man  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I still use my trusty LG G4, it still does everything I need from a smartphone. I'm not going to upgrade until it dies or my banking app stops being supported on android 6.0.

                                                                                  • BTS ARMY
                                                                                    BTS ARMY  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Omg lucky you. I wished mine lasted long

                                                                                • Calcaware
                                                                                  Calcaware  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I still carry around a Nexus 5 with a custom minimal AOSP build. Replaced the battery twice. Love it. It can still compete with medium-end phones today. Not to mention the pleasure of customization.