Aaron's back to talk new issues in the Apple iPhone 5 Challenge!  This time around, it's about the benefits that come from using the music player.  Thanks to the fact that it's a closed ecosystem, iPhone and iTunes work flawlessly with syncing of music.  Additionally, email capabilities like VIP Mail continue to be great, though the overall email system isn't as robust as Android.  What would you like to see in the final days of the challenge?  Hit the comments below!

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"For music lovers, is the iPhone better than Android?"

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Hamza Saadiq
Hamza Saadiq Once again, Android offers your choices with music players. You aren't just restricted to one. On top of that, you have the option for Beats Audio support. Can't knock it, sorry.
salonibaloni there is no itunes store in my country :( it is pretty sad but iphone is wayyyy better!!
Sharon Williams-Lester
Sharon Williams-Lester Went from android to iPhone ... Not happy at all . I want my android back. Bigger screen and it does every thing the iPhone does...
Steven Quacoo- Dorby
Steven Quacoo- Dorby Yes sir
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde I hate iTunes. I miss my Zune...
Liam Emrich
Liam Emrich I don't think so. But it all depends on the phone. My phone has a great music player because it is a droid incredible LTE. And it has beats audio built in. Another advantage of android is that you can easily download free songs to your default player.
Chris Kilts
Chris Kilts I love my Iphone for music,Pandora and even listening to songs on youtube. Itunes almost always has every song no matter how obscure. I have looked at the google play store on my wifes phone, and been disappointed not to find as good a selection.
Miguel Sahagun
Miguel Sahagun Are Apple users that stupid that they need help organizing their music files?
Vicente Reyes
Vicente Reyes I hated my itouch when it came to music so i gave it away, been using my atrix 2 for a yr and i wouldn't go back to apple. I have more then 13,000 songs that i listen to with no issue on androids echo system. ;-)
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte IPhone has a Good echo system but I prefer android I never have a problem finding the music I want
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte Android+free music downloads+power amp=awesome simple as that
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Marlo Maddox Boone
Marlo Maddox Boone On Android you can choose your music player.
Ken Hoey
Ken Hoey Use Wifi
Anonymous Yes. Album Flow is pretty. :)
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua Poweramp for android
Brandon Beamon
Brandon Beamon Yes!
Jude Fils-Aime
Jude Fils-Aime what's the point for this music day challenge? this is the reason why AT&T and verizon got rid of their unlimited data because of the idiots out there listening to music on their iPhone
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Where apple gets a lot of people is the app store and iTunes . If you become heavily invested in the ecosystem its harder to switch to another platform . I have a lot invested but iOS just became so stale and boring that I didn't care.
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Hmm... I mean Google Music gets the job done for me. I don't feel the need to keep using my iPod as my primary music player. Also the fact I don't need to use iTunes is a huge bonus
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Yeah android is a copy , Only a much better one lol
Richard Guevara
Richard Guevara Maybe for music but overall experience android takes it
Angel Hernandez
Angel Hernandez HTC one x+ with beats audio + Poweramp equalizer = Kickin' music.
Naj Khan
Naj Khan Android is a copy of ios but well done samsung making some good phone nice nice
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama Yes iTunes is still miles better, Androids Google music app is terrible. And they need a desktop client
Daniel Valdez
Daniel Valdez I came back from iPhone and I really think android is not so good when it comes to music. I do believe however is only personal preference.
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino hell noo!!! androids music player and or third party apps related to music are way better than iOS !!!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline The app quality isn't terrible .
Devin Martinez
Devin Martinez Zach most iOS apps are in the PBS but the app quality is terrible & I have an IP5 & haven't experienced any of the problems you've mentioned at all, but on the scratches I wouldn't know cuz I use zagg front & back
Nick Guerrero G
Nick Guerrero G Never used the music player on an iPhone before so I can't say, but what I love about android is that I can download music/albums for free with out a usb port or being connected to a pc.
Pablo Echevarria
Pablo Echevarria On Android!
Pablo Echevarria
Pablo Echevarria No. More ways to buy/stream/download music you have the ability to use a global EQ and more storage options!
Jomar Lee Streeter
Jomar Lee Streeter I love the music player on my Android phone and Nexus and using spotify is Amazing. BUT when a brand new song comes out I go straight to Itunes because I know they will have it first.
Ayoub Hage
Ayoub Hage yes the echo system is amazing on Apple.
Randy B Hoopes
Randy B Hoopes by far
Zach Cline
Zach Cline iPhone isn't better . Quality of the apps huh? Well most iOS apps are in the play store now so that argument is moot. And uh the quality of the devices huh? What about the scratching and scuffing with no wear and tear besides being taken in and out of pockets ? The scrolling and keyboard lag issues ? I was a die hard iPhone fanboy for a long time , But ice cream sandwich and jellybean have surpassed iOS .
Kevin Joel
Kevin Joel WINDOWS PHONE IS BETTER. (Xbox Music) has more music than iTunes.
Devin Martinez
Devin Martinez I love the iCloud how I purchase a song on my MacBook & it's sent to my iPad & iPhone. That's great
Kyle Cordiano
Kyle Cordiano My phone and my tablet are both Android devices, but my PMP is the iPod touch. Apple nailed it with the music.
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail iPhone is better simply because of the App quality and the quantity of better and good games, plus the built quality of the devices and support, and the very easy and smooth Eco system experience. Over all still better to have an iPhone over any other Android or Windows devices, and this is coming from some who has been using Android since October 2011 up till iPhone 5.
Eric Hook
Eric Hook I want to keep my music on google play. Google play is alright what are there any other music players I can use to stream that music I have up there
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey Nope... at least not now. Once upon a time, the ONLY reason why I continued to buy every generation of the iPod touch, was because I couldn't find a high-end Android phone that could come close to matching the amazing sound quality of Apple products. But, with the advent of the Samsung Galaxy Note, I finally found my first Android product that could match—and even exceed—the sound quality of the iPhone/iPod touch. That's even more apparent on my Galaxy Note II, especially when you use great third party Android apps like Equalizer.
Eric Hook
Eric Hook No
Brian M McCoy
Brian M McCoy Its called the cloud. I have all my music synced to Google Play Music cloud.
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores For playing music yes, for streaming no, HTC and Samsung hace better quality streaming
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Not really . I use pandora most of the time , And with my purchased music I use the google play music app or amazon mp3. As far as sound quality goes my droid razr maxx HD rapes the iPhone . It sounds a lot better .
Matthew Lynn Lesley
Matthew Lynn Lesley Android! Just sync all your iTunes music to Google Play, and not use any storage space on your phone
Dale Junior
Dale Junior Noooo. Quality sound on galaxy devices. Apple cannot match that quality and have yet to date.
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson Yes and no
Carol Flores
Carol Flores What leaving Phonedog. You helped me with so many phone decisions
Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson With services like Mog and Spotify, it's a toss up to whichever phone you have. I use google music more than I use itunes or my ipod on my iphone. Google's free cloud curb stomps itunes match.
Miranda Brito Inacio Mandlate
Miranda Brito Inacio Mandlate for sure
Michael Buchko Jr.
Michael Buchko Jr. I use Spotify Premium for music on the go, and with my Skullcandy Earbuds they sound exactly the same unless the Android phone has Beats Audio, in which it's a lot better. So it really doesn't matter for me. I prefer Android overall anyway.
Brendan Breakdown
Brendan Breakdown Definitely
Qi Ren
Qi Ren iPhone. I have been using iTunes way before I even begin having apple products (before I even know what Apple is). It's just much easier than copying and pasting like what I always did with my older devices like those MP3 players. When you have over a thousand songs, it gets really hard to know with music to put into your device and which doesn't, iTunes does that for me, I just have to uncheck the music I don't wanna put into my device.
Shawn Gergler
Shawn Gergler No. Android wins.
Cool'n HotAnd Juice
Cool'n HotAnd Juice In my opinion Android / Samsung is beter but people migt desagree.
Jolene Velasquez Mackay
Jolene Velasquez Mackay nope
Gastón Lacebrón
Gastón Lacebrón yes it is. android fan here but when it comes to music....
Dan Ryan Dismounts Thrice
Dan Ryan Dismounts Thrice The music interface is so much smoother, and easier to use. There are ways to sync your iTunes library with an Android but its just more work than necessary. The music interface was one of the big reasons I switched from Android to the iPhone and I have absolutely no regrets.
Freddy Rafael Hernandez
Freddy Rafael Hernandez music player on iphone is way better but then again I like not having to go on itunes all the time to manage my music
Dani Hayes
Dani Hayes Yes.
Donald Dew
Donald Dew your weight loss is motivating.
Pax Valle
Pax Valle iPhone
Dandzo Frank
Dandzo Frank never..
LaToya's Page
LaToya's Page Absolutely Android
Marc Martin
Marc Martin Completely honest, the iTunes ecosystem is still ahead though that isn't to say Android isn't catching up.
Sean Watson
Sean Watson seriously? Beats audio, plus winamp. And I don't have to pay for itunes. this isn't even a comparison.
Jean Marciniak
Jean Marciniak iPhone baby!
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock You can use iTunes without having an iPhone. :) I do.
Lawrence Lepes
Lawrence Lepes Android is better. All you have to do is copy, and paste!
Brandon Le
Brandon Le Honestly, I like the music application on the iPhone better. It is cleaner compared to what I had on my Android.
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos Not with Spotify it isn't. Not only can you get all you can eat but you can sync your existing purchased music from your pc to your phone flawlessly. Who needs iTunes?
Faseeh Pervaiz
Faseeh Pervaiz android is better !
Matt Cain
Matt Cain For music, absolutely. I have yet to see anything that can beat iTunes.
Brian M McCoy
Brian M McCoy No!

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