Every year smartphone viruses become more effective to the larger range of devices. Some of them simply collects data, like social media login credentials, browser saved passwords or steals cookies, while other viruses can fully monitor or even take over control of the device. However, most of the users doesn’t take it seriously, until one day they become a victim. But does all smartphones are equally vulnerable no matter to manufacturer? Well, it’s not.

According to the statistics, iOS is one of the safest operating system between mobile devices. Apple gives a lot of attention for user’s protection by regularly releasing OS security updates. Usually once in a year, Apple presents new iOS version filled with extra features, which becomes available for iPhone users a month after it was revealed.

Even the iPhone Jailbreaks are not available on latest software updates. With a big effort, you can make them work only on earlier OS versions, but in that case, most of the latest Apple services won’t be supported. But it’s another topic to be discussed.

Because of fairly secure OS platform, anti-malware apps aren’t popular in App Store. And it’s another fact, proving how reliable iPhone devices is.

But if you’re looking for a smartphone with fully customizable OS, then your best pick would be any flagman running Android. Basically all Android devices can be rooted and some of them in ridiculously easy way. Just don’t forget that rooting makes smartphone more vulnerable as it looses developer updates support. On the other hand, you’re able get many valuable apps for free.

Unlike the AppStore, Google Play store is filled with malware protection apps. Main reason is because first viruses for Android was hidden in “.apk” file, which is recognized as the application installation file.

The bottom line, is where every user have to decide whatever is best for him. A fully secured iPhone without a need of extra protection apps, or rootable and fully customizable Android device.