When getting a new phone, many people ask one simple question: “iPhone or one of the various Android phones?” The answer is far from simple.

If you are looking for an easy-to-use phone with many polished apps that you do not mind paying a little extra for, then the iPhone is probably for you.

It will sync with iTunes easily via USB, putting all the same music, podcasts, photos and contacts on both your phone and computer. Those with Android phones will struggle to find the same functionality without performing multiple actions.

If you use Google services primarily, though, you will probably want to steer towards an Android-powered phone. Contacts syncs fluently with pictures, emails and phone numbers all staying together in your phone and in your Gmail inbox.

While these solutions are not painful by any means, it is just an additional step to keeping everything in sync, which might annoy some people.

For some people, customization is key. If this is the case for you, look no further than Android. Android offers the power to change both how the interface looks and how it functions.

Even with jailbreaking, or removing limitations from Apple products in order to get apps from other sources, iPhone customization is still very limited, with only a select few images being interchangeable.

So, in summation, if you just need an easy-to-use phone that has a wide variety of available apps, the iPhone is the answer. If you crave customization and enjoy using Google services such as Gmail, then one of the many Android phones that are the market would be much more suitable.