Android Studio vs. CLion

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Android Studio
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Android Studio is an official Android development integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile application development in the Android operating system developed by Google. Android Studio is based on Jetbrains'N/A
CLion
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
JetBrains offers CLion, a cross-platform IDE for C and C+.
$8.90
per month
Pricing
Android StudioCLion
Editions & Modules
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CLion for Individuals
$8.90
per month
CLion for Organizations
$19.90
per user, per month
All Products Pack for Individuals
$24.90
per month
All Products Pack for Organizations
$64.90
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Android StudioCLion
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Android StudioCLion
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(14 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(10 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Android StudioCLion
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Android Studio is a great mobile development IDE. I have found it is the best for both Android and Flutter development. It is created by JetBrains, so any developer used to their products, such as IntelliJ IDEA, will find themselves right at home with this IDE. It is very intuitive so it is a good choice for people needing to learn an IDE quickly.
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JetBrains
CLion is best suited for day to day IDE for C and c++ programming projects. It integrates inbuilt support for GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) and works like a breeze on linux and *nix based platforms. While using this CLion IDE for different versions of projects, we faced a little difficulty to compare the differences of two versions of same file. This could be taken care of in next versions.
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Pros
Google
  • Support for developing in either the emulator or a device means I can quickly diagnose platform specific issues
  • The support for Kotlin and Java is stellar, with projects easily containing both types of code with ease
  • Hot reload support means that I can quickly test changes without waiting for a length build and optimization process
  • Excellent cross platform support means I can develop on macOS, Windows, or Linux without losing functionality between platforms
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JetBrains
  • User-friendly UI
  • Supports VIM for fast coding
  • Smart code completion
  • Cross-platform support
  • Split-windows feature
  • Supports both C and C++
  • Provides free student license
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Cons
Google
  • Android Studio needs a very high amount of RAM and a high-end processor to run smoothly, which can't be affordable for everyone.
  • Updates in Gradle files can sometimes come up with a hectic improvement in whole code, which can lead us to improve some code and consume precious time.
  • Multitasking is very difficult in Android Studio due to its heavy consumption of resources.
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JetBrains
  • Support for SoC from Nordic Semiconductor is not the best on the market.
  • It lacks CMake migration tool for older Make projects.
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
No answers on this topic
JetBrains
It has the features that I need for my coding
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Usability
Google
No answers on this topic
JetBrains
CLion does everything I ask it to do. For me, Unreal Engine 4 compatibility was essential and Epic Game and JetBrains delivered a solid alternative to spending a huge amount of money on the "standard" IDE for game development on Windows. The user interface is sharp and modern without all of the silly frills many software suites now employ. It integrates well with source control systems we use and also works well, as expected, with other JetBrains development tools and assistants.
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Support Rating
Google
Overall support for Android Studio is quite good. As the project is maintained by Google itself, frequent updates are usually made to Android Studio to keep the IDE update and bug-free. Many community forums are also available to help developers across the world if they face any issue.
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JetBrains
I am giving it a 9 out of 10 because I did not even need official support from the CLion team but rather, every time I came across a problem, I have been able to solve it within the community itself. This is so precious that you don't even need the help of the program's development/support team. There's a huge community of users that backs you up.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
Android Studio is the best possible offering to make android based apps. It's a product by Google and the official integrated development environment for android app development. That's why it is able to offer the easiest to learn and simplest coding environment to developers. But it needs higher performance and is at times slower as compared to Flutter, etc. So that's the only drawback, but overall it's better than most tools for app development.
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JetBrains
CLion is at par when compared with many established IDEs. With lesser cost in owning this IDE to the ease of use of this IDE it can be very well chosen and opted for the main IDE with in your organization. Its plugin add on capabilities will surely help to integrate other compilers of other programming languages.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • The APPs developed with ANDROID STUDIO take a long time to develop, however this extra expense is compensated by the low rate of claims that our technical service must attend.
  • By working with native code, you do not depend on external library providers and their associated cost.
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JetBrains
  • Greatly decreased initial time needed by a new employee to start coding.
  • Refactoring features allowed to reduce the technical debt in majority of our projects.
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