If You Want to Use A Phone as Your Main PC, You Should Buy Android


More and more people are moving towards a one-device-life, with smartphones taking center stage. If you’ve considered such a move yourself, you should look hard at an Android phone. Here’s why.

Can You Really Survive with Just a Phone?

Before the inevitable “there’s no way I could do that” comments, let’s make one thing clear: this type of lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Not even close. In fact, there’s no possible way I could even do this.

But for anyone who doesn’t work from a computer, it’s really not a bad way to go. Phones are more powerful than ever and cover more ground than many people even need on the day-to-day.

Case in point: my wife.

She doesn’t need a computer (she has one, but doesn’t use it often), and does nearly everything from her phone. That is, by far, her main “computer.” In fact, I’m constantly impressed with the number of things and amount of research she can do from her phone.

But that’s exactly what got me thinking about this topic in the first place, because I bet there are a lot of people like that, and that number is growing daily. It’s actually pretty cool to see how things have evolved and changed in such a short period of time.

If you’re one of the people who can live this life, here’s why we think Android is best the OS for you.

Why Android is Better as Your Only Device

First off, this isn’t an Android versus iOS debate. They’re both good operating systems, but I think Android edges out iOS when it comes to doing more and doing it quickly.

Multi-Window

When it comes to multitasking, you could quickly switch back and forth between a couple of apps—or you could just have them both onscreen at the same time.

While some Android devices—like Samsung Galaxy phones—have been able to run a pair of apps on the screen simultaneously for a few years now, Android got native support for multi-window with Nougat (7.x). This is good, because it means that more apps than ever work in a multi-window environment.

Accessory Support

Sometimes a touchscreen just isn’t enough, and if you need to pen a longer email or vent on Facebook (no judgement—it happens), an external keyboard is a great tool to have. Now, I know that iOS also supports keyboards, so this isn’t unique to Android.

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