Who’s Got the User-Friendliest Interface: Android, iOS or Windows Phone?


Thinking of buying a new mobile phone? I am guessing you are still confused about which one to buy. One of the most important questions that come to mind is the operating system and user interface that the phone holds. In the beginning, there was only one platform available. Later on, before Windows came onto the market, there were clashes between Android (Google’s creation) and iOS (Apple’s mobile OS), but after Windows was introduced, the confusion of choice just increased.

In this article you will find all the major reasons for the latest Operating Systems; Android Marshmallow Vs iOS 9 Vs Windows 10 which will definitely help you in deciding the best phone for you. Some important to ask would be: Which kind of interface is user-friendly? Which phone’s design and look are suitable for your use? The phone which gives you the feeling that it states what you are is the best one for you. With most of us, we see a device in a shop, we play with it, talk with the salesman and we fall in love. Not with the salesman but with the phone. We rarely see the features of the phone, we concentrate on the memory more than the user interface or Operating System and thus, the phone fails us after some time.

We will break the battle down into categories and find the winner for each. Just pick what matters to you the most, count on the wins in those categories and you have a recommendation.


Apple is the one that does not make budget devices, and the latest one is always the most expensive handset among the lot in the market. Their cost ranges from $200 per 2-year contract and $650 without it. The iPhones are always expensive even if you go for purchasing a 2 or 3-year-old. They are pricey. People take iPhones as style statements and they think it is necessary to have one with them. I know the logic behind this is unreasonable and funny.

Nokia was the main hardware partner with Microsoft, which owns it right now, and was always good at producing gadgets at relatively low prices. Due to their lower rates, they actually push the limit and are rivals with iOS and Android. There are many brands that use Windows Phone 8.1 like Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, and ZTE. It is unclear that no Mobile handsets are available with Windows 10 and still none of them has even thought about creating it. But in near future, we expect to see more cheap mobiles but the flagship will only be taken by Microsoft Lumia.

But Android wins the race since it is nothing compared to others. It is the only platform where a huge choice of low-cost handsets is available from a wide range of different manufacturers. You can find most of the applications are free on Android and the paid ones cost way less. This is a natural choice for people with budget consciousness. Samsung is the one working on Android. And it is expected in the future that smartphones by ZTE, LG, Sony, or HTC will end up running on Android.


All three platforms have their own virtual user interface. Users do have the choice that what kind of interface is most convenient to them, whether they go for live tiles or icons. Each platform provides a unique user interface. We have a number of platforms where users share their reviews about OS. That is how their phone performs, does it have bugs? This is also beneficial for the companies to renovate their OS much according to users. The major difference between all three is; iOS has a minimalist look from the start and a simple layout with all the shortcuts of all the launched apps displayed in a grid. There is a tray of persistent shortcuts on the screen’s bottom and all the apps can easily be organized into folders.

If we take a look at Android’s front end, its looks are very similar to iOS, as the apps’ shortcuts are listed in a series of sideways scrolling. Your notifications are shown in the pull-down menu at the top. Android Lollipop runs around 30% of Android devices. It will still take some time for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to release and represents a large share of Android users.

Where else in Windows 10, it’s based on a grid of ‘live tiles’, which can be arranged in any style you wish. It acts and looks the same as Windows 10 tablets or PCs and if you notice Xbox is very much similar to Windows 10. There is a tie among the interfaces since each of them has a unique style that is absolutely loved by everyone.


In the race for apps and app quality, Windows mobile can be left aside as it trails way behind Android and iOS. Here is the number of users that utilize the apps of a mobile.

This is an old argument where people used to be recommended the iPhone for a greater choice of quality apps and Android for more various apps with prodigious flexibility. This argument has been going on for years.

Respectively, Apple’s App Store has maintained a level of providing with best quality music, photo, video, and other creative apps. They tend to have better quality than the apps present in Google Play Store. Apple also has another advantage; the App Store gives you the ability to filter apps according to iPhone and iPad whereas Google Play Store does not.

If you go for the core apps such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, then Google Play Store and Apple App Store are at the same levels as most of the major developers are now producing apps compatible with both of them.

The fate of Windows is very different from Android and iOS. Although you can run any Windows application on a Windows 8 the quality and number of the apps are designed in such a way that they can be downloaded only through Windows Store. Windows Store has nearly 168,000 apps as compared to Android and Apple.

Winner: I choose iOS for its variety of selection of creative and interactive apps, with Android in second place and Windows in the third position.

Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns

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Andrea Bell
Andrea Bell
Andrea Bell is a Freelance writer by day and a sports fan by night. I write about tech education and health related issues (but not at the same time). Live simply, give generously, watch football and a technology lover.
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