The iPhone spy apps are mostly convenient and rather popular apps that, as suggested, let you exploit software holes to snoop on a specific iPhone unit. On the other side of the mobile operating system category, spy apps for Android essentially do the same thing, except that all of the peeking is done on an Android device.
Since the direct performance difference of a cell phone monitoring software program cannot be firmly established by general design alone, we have decided to let the an iPhone and an Android phone face each other using the exact same spy application. We have placed them in a bout that would determine who can use the cell phone monitoring software better.
Overall Look and Interface Layout
The interface of the iPhone version of Mobile Spy app doesn’t differ much from the one used in Android devices. The layout is quite “plain”, with only a set of forms and buttons that are organized and laid out on a black background (gray for the iPhone version). Of course, this isn’t so surprising, because cell phone monitoring software programs are always designed with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind, regardless of where they would be installed.
iPhone Spy = 0
Android Spy = 0
Usage Response and General Performance
Since iPhones are more standardized (there is only one product line), performance levels were more or less constant; therefore, we were able to make accurate and reliable calculations of how the cell phone monitoring software would work on these devices. This is unlike Android phones, which are mostly fragmented and separated by different phone specs and OS versions. We had a hard time fixing the settings for some Android phones, while others had an equal or better performance rate compared to the iPhone.
iPhone Spy = 0+1 = 1 (for predictability)
Android Spy = 0+0 = 0
Available Options (That Really Worked)
No, we did not directly compare features and options here, since we were using the same cell phone monitoring software. What we conducted for this test, is how each feature reacted to the phone’s hardware specs. For the iPhone side, we used an iPhone 4S installed with its default iOS 5.0 (Note iPhones must be Jailbroken to run the Spy software). For the Android device, since we are not so confident about usage compatibility of Mobile Spy app for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), we instead decided to go a few steps lower and got ourselves a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
We were quite confident about the performance of the iPhone 4S for this one, but it somehow failed to correctly use the location tracker quite a few times (most likely just unit hardware issues though). The Galaxy S2 however, completed all of the function tests with flying colors, as expected of the OS that has the highest compatibility rate for Mobile Spy app.
iPhone Spy = 0+1+0 = 1
Android Spy = 0+0+1 = 1 (for perfect compatibility)
iPhone Spy = 1
Android Spy= 1
Of course, given that the application is running on two different operating systems, we understood that glaring differences are to be expected. So, every data that is written here should be interpreted and with the cell phone monitoring software’s overall usability in mind.