Transferring data from one smartphone to another or from a smartphone to a PC can be quite complicated in some cases, especially when large files are involved. There are several methods that can be used for this process, ranging from the classic Bluetooth connection to cloud services.
In recent times file sharing solutions like Xender and AirDroid are quite popular since they allow users to transfer files at a faster rate without the need to pay for the feature. Read below to learn more about the two apps.
Both apps are available for Android and iOS devices. On Android smartphones, AirDroid needs 30MB while the size of Xender varies from one device to another. In the case of iOS versions Xender will need 70MB while AirDroid is a bit smaller at 58MB.
Both apps are available across a large selection of platforms, among which we can count Android, macOS, Windows, and iOS devices.
Xender relies on a bottom bar for navigation, allowing users to access files with a few taps. There is no need to create a user account, and you can use the app as soon as the installation process is finished. Tap on the bottom bar, and you can choose between photos music, videos, and files. There is also the option to add accounts tied to cloud storage services, including OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.
AirDroid will require a valid user account, but you can register one for free in a few minutes, and the login process is seamless. A tab-based user interface will facilitate access to the files stored on the device, and nearby friends who use the app can be located easily.
AirDroid offers a wealth of additional features which can be quite handy for some users as users can use their device to access their PC remotely and vice versa. Xender is more basic, but all the features are available for free while AirDroid users will have to pay to unlock all that the app has to offer.