1. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hey, All...

    OK, I've been on Android since day one, and I tend to hop to new devices or three times a year. I'm currently on a Nexus 6p, and it's the best phone I've ever owned as far as stability, speed, and fluidity of the user interface.

    I took a step back and realized that 97% of the time I spend on my phone is trying to tweak it, rearrange it, and make it perform better. I'm getting tired of this wasted time. I pretty much do everything on my phone, so I want it to be efficient, reliable, and powerful. If there's something I simply can't do on my phone. I simply jump to my laptop.

    The iPhone 7 Plus is the first time I've really considered an iPhone.

    I was offended With the release of the Pixel XL and the death of the Nexus line as the Pixel is priced as a premium flagship, yet I KNOW it will still succumb to the lag and fragmented OS issues that have always plagued Android. I don't want to pay $800+ for anAndroid phone THAT I KNOW won't be able to live up to that price and promise.

    Please give me words of encouragement and positive points.....and if it works, I'll be picking an i7p up as soon as the local Apple store gets one in Stock. I'm on Verizon, for what it's worth.

    Also, I'll be honest - I always considered myself a power user on Android and there wasn't anything I couldn't do.... Video editing, sound editing, document editing, zipping, raring, uploading, file management, whatever.... I could do it. I liked being able to say that.

    Is it possible to be a "power iPhone user?" that is, is the beautiful ecosystem too locked down to the point that you can't be as efficient and usable, or am I looking at this in the wrong way?

    One example, if I want a new ringtone on my Nexus, I go to any website from my mobile browser and download a wav or MP3 file, trim it in an app, go to my file Explorer app, then click on the new audio clip and set as my ringer. From what I understand, it's not that easy on iPhone and I have to use a computer and iTunes.... I feel like that dependency takes away my freedom and ability to do what I want, and I kind of embarrassing - especially since I have been bashing Apple for so long about this very simple process. Please convince me other...

    Im ready to join the Apple Gang!
    MrJizac likes this.
    10-19-2016 07:44 AM
  2. Craig's Avatar
    The great thing about iOS is that it's already efficient. You can tweak things to improve batter life, and make cosmetic adjustments. iTunes is the best way for managing music, ringtones, photos and more. I have over 300 ringtones on my phone now, why.. I can't tell you since I use the same 4-5 all the time, but yet they're there. It's just the easiest way of managing the phone.

    There are many apps to allow you to create and save ringtones. You should google "Create Ringtones for iPhone" and see the vast options. I create them and just sync with my phone via iTunes, but again, you have choices. I also custom make my lock screens and backgrounds in Photoshop and again use iTunes to sync.

    Totally up to you, but it's because much of iOS is locked down, that you will get the great performance you do across devices.

    Good luck in your choices, and welcome to iMore.
    libra89 and metalchick719 like this.
    10-19-2016 01:46 PM
  3. chippy19977's Avatar
    I've used both iOS and Android and iOS is simply more refined, reliable, and doesn't require constant tweaking as you mentioned. I hate to be clich, but it just works, without fail.

    As far as it being possible to be a power iPhone user, it's more than possible in my opinion. I use an iPhone for work and I can do almost anything I need to without having to lug out the laptop. There will always be some things that smartphones can't do, so for me, the laptop is still needed occasionally. If you're truly a power user, I'd consider one of the iPad Pro models as well. I find them to be more useful for business tasks and schoolwork mainly because of the larger screen size.
    KillerQ likes this.
    10-19-2016 03:06 PM
  4. badMojo69's Avatar
    If you are truly tired of tweaking your phone then IOS will work just fine for you. I was over it and this is my 1st iPhone and it's working just fine for me.
    Also " fragmented OS" will not be an issue for the Pixel as it will be the phone that the OS is designed for. Google will not care if OS updates are pushed to other phones. Why, because if people don't like it then they can buy a Pixel.
    10-19-2016 03:45 PM
  5. KillerQ's Avatar
    If you are truly tired of tweaking your phone then IOS will work just fine for you. I was over it and this is my 1st iPhone and it's working just fine for me.
    Also " fragmented OS" will not be an issue for the Pixel as it will be the phone that the OS is designed for. Google will not care if OS updates are pushed to other phones. Why, because if people don't like it then they can buy a Pixel.
    I hear ya.... But I still think that the first generation of the Pixel will be as seamless as a 10th generation (or whatever) iPhone. That would be awesome, I just don't see it being that way.
    10-19-2016 04:37 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I hear ya.... But I still think that the first generation of the Pixel will be as seamless as a 10th generation (or whatever) iPhone. That would be awesome, I just don't see it being that way.
    There are always going to be growing pains, so I would expect Pixel to experience a few -- but honestly, it looks like a very promising product. Not enough to make me move to Android, but it's nice. I've given android a fair shake at least 3x over the years and I have found so many bugs and other issues that I always ended up back with my iphone. I will never say never, but I will say not right now.
    KillerQ likes this.
    10-19-2016 04:45 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    I hear ya.... But I still think that the first generation of the Pixel will be as seamless as a 10th generation (or whatever) iPhone. That would be awesome, I just don't see it being that way.
    No one know what the Pixel will bring long term, since it's only in test/hands now. Seems like a nice phone, with a nice camera. That being said, it's a choice. The performance tests show that the iPhone 7 is a better performer. The camera tests are mixed based on how you use the camera. If going for raw pixels, than sure.. the Pixel is fine. We don't know about their OS updates / pushes / etc.. or how it will be based on your provider of choice. Big "who knows" for now. Could be a success and a nice phone, could be another Amazon fire phone.. it's all speculation now. With the Note going "boom" it's a good time for both Google's Pixel and the iPhone 7+
    10-19-2016 04:48 PM
  8. Hansana's Avatar
    Hey, All...

    OK, I've been on Android since day one, and I tend to hop to new devices or three times a year. I'm currently on a Nexus 6p, and it's the best phone I've ever owned as far as stability, speed, and fluidity of the user interface.

    I took a step back and realized that 97% of the time I spend on my phone is trying to tweak it, rearrange it, and make it perform better. I'm getting tired of this wasted time. I pretty much do everything on my phone, so I want it to be efficient, reliable, and powerful. If there's something I simply can't do on my phone. I simply jump to my laptop.

    The iPhone 7 Plus is the first time I've really considered an iPhone.

    I was offended With the release of the Pixel XL and the death of the Nexus line as the Pixel is priced as a premium flagship, yet I KNOW it will still succumb to the lag and fragmented OS issues that have always plagued Android. I don't want to pay $800+ for anAndroid phone THAT I KNOW won't be able to live up to that price and promise.

    Please give me words of encouragement and positive points.....and if it works, I'll be picking an i7p up as soon as the local Apple store gets one in Stock. I'm on Verizon, for what it's worth.

    Also, I'll be honest - I always considered myself a power user on Android and there wasn't anything I couldn't do.... Video editing, sound editing, document editing, zipping, raring, uploading, file management, whatever.... I could do it. I liked being able to say that.

    Is it possible to be a "power iPhone user?" that is, is the beautiful ecosystem too locked down to the point that you can't be as efficient and usable, or am I looking at this in the wrong way?

    One example, if I want a new ringtone on my Nexus, I go to any website from my mobile browser and download a wav or MP3 file, trim it in an app, go to my file Explorer app, then click on the new audio clip and set as my ringer. From what I understand, it's not that easy on iPhone and I have to use a computer and iTunes.... I feel like that dependency takes away my freedom and ability to do what I want, and I kind of embarrassing - especially since I have been bashing Apple for so long about this very simple process. Please convince me other...

    Im ready to join the Apple Gang!
    I used to be like you. Customising my phone for the better part of the day. Then I switched to iOS. I can enjoy life now. A lag free simplistic one.
    KillerQ and blaine07 like this.
    10-19-2016 04:51 PM
  9. tai4de2's Avatar
    No amount of people trying to satisfy your request that they talk you into an iPhone will change the fact that you will do certain things Apple's way or not at all.

    The specific example you brought up is a good illustration... The only way to get files other than photos on and off the device is via iTunes, or perhaps some third-party tool that substitutes for iTunes. You will not connect your iPhone to a PC and start dragging files to and from. You will not perform file management on your iPhone -- even when connected to a PC (except for the limited exception of the camera roll).

    However once you get used to this, the overall experience is smoother on iPhone in my experience than other platforms. Only you can know whether the trade-off is worth it.
    10-19-2016 04:53 PM
  10. Jcblack3310's Avatar
    I have an Axon 7 and 7+ right now. Both platforms are amazing in their own way, but iOS is so much better in almost every aspect. I never have to turn off features on my 7+ to preserve battery, whereas my axon 7 requires some tweaking. I'll never be on just one platform so if possible, get the 7+ and have fun!

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    10-19-2016 07:11 PM
  11. T48's Avatar
    Hey, All...

    OK, I've been on Android since day one, and I tend to hop to new devices or three times a year. I'm currently on a Nexus 6p, and it's the best phone I've ever owned as far as stability, speed, and fluidity of the user interface.

    I took a step back and realized that 97% of the time I spend on my phone is trying to tweak it, rearrange it, and make it perform better. I'm getting tired of this wasted time. I pretty much do everything on my phone, so I want it to be efficient, reliable, and powerful. If there's something I simply can't do on my phone. I simply jump to my laptop.

    The iPhone 7 Plus is the first time I've really considered an iPhone.

    I was offended With the release of the Pixel XL and the death of the Nexus line as the Pixel is priced as a premium flagship, yet I KNOW it will still succumb to the lag and fragmented OS issues that have always plagued Android. I don't want to pay $800+ for anAndroid phone THAT I KNOW won't be able to live up to that price and promise.
    But you purchased the device that was made specifically for tweaking. The Nexus line was 90% mfg input & 10% google all with it in mind that developers can tweak things. The price point of the Nexus pending when purchased was 50-60% of what a comparable iphone plus line.

    Too note. I am still on an ancient android (Galaxy S3) that has never been tweaked for anything & works great. Still on the original battery as well that lasts all day. I am on the fence of looking at iP7+ as well. But the idea that you must or have to tweak the op system on Android is wrong. The difference is that you can. We can discuss polish of apps in the each of the stores all day long, but have not had a single issue with play store apps. Though I do read the reviews prior to loading & would do the same on the app store.

    Regardless, the big picture among all of the competing devices(& op systems) is going to be the artificial intelligence & assistants. Front page of imore today shows just that. So we will have Apple, Google & Samsungs purchase of Viv Labs pushing this forward.
    KillerQ likes this.
    10-19-2016 07:39 PM
  12. T48's Avatar
    However, if you wish to remain irritated with Google. This should do it. Though have to note that I have not seen this posted anywhere else.

    I understand that maybe the op system advancements may cause issues 3 years from now. But at the price point of the Pixel line, they need to update it until it would otherwise brick the thing.

    Google has confirmed that its new Pixel phones will get Android version updates for the next two years. On its Check & update your Android version support page, the company says that the devices will get guaranteed updates until October 2018.

    "Pixel phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store," Google says. "After 2 years, we can't guarantee additional updates."


    Google guarantees Android version updates for its Pixel phones until 2018 - GSMArena.com news
    10-20-2016 01:44 AM
  13. jianrong's Avatar
    On iOS out of box you do not need to tweak anything for better performance and battery life other than turning off background refresh for app you no need to refresh. That save abit of battery life. You could just backup in full on computer iTune it make it easy to restore when you upgrade new iphone. Or you backup via iCloud and do some syncing via iTune to get back your backup.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-20-2016 05:33 AM
  14. gpo1956's Avatar
    I used to be like you. Customising my phone for the better part of the day. Then I switched to iOS. I can enjoy life now. A lag free simplistic one.
    Me too.
    10-20-2016 07:07 AM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. ENJOY the site.
    10-20-2016 09:11 AM
  16. MizWylie's Avatar
    Me too.
    Me three.
    10-20-2016 09:13 AM
  17. priyeshpachori's Avatar
    I was an android user before I bought iphone 6s about 9 months ago. There are certain things in iOS that might be a little bothersome, like not being able to drag and drop files to and from the phone when connected to the computer or the fact that you can't share stuff via bluetooth like you do on android or that you can't change icons, themes, layouts, etc on the iphone(you can change the wallpaper though). But that said, if you get used to these things you will have an excellent experience using an iphone or any iOS device for that matter. Creating, editing and uploading audio, video, documents, etc. is not a problem on iphone. The built in apps are more than capable to take care of those needs. However, you can't download audio or video from 3rd party websites like the way you can on android directly to the iphone. Iphone 6s was the fastest phone the year that it came out and now iphone 7 is the fastest this year. The fact that despite not having closed any apps by swiping up via multitasking since the day I got my 6s and still have the phone perform just as fast as it was on day 1 says loads about the optimization and performance of the phone. At the time of writing this reply I have 39 apps running in multitasking and my phone does not hang, crash or slowdown whatsoever. Even the best android phones get bogged down by something like that. So far, I have had absolutely no issues with the iphone whatsoever. So I can definitely say that you will not go wrong with switching to an iphone or any other iOS device provided your unit does not have any manufacturing defects or something of that sort.
    KillerQ likes this.
    10-20-2016 10:03 AM
  18. KillerQ's Avatar
    I was an android user before I bought iphone 6s about 9 months ago. There are certain things in iOS that might be a little bothersome, like not being able to drag and drop files to and from the phone when connected to the computer or the fact that you can't share stuff via bluetooth like you do on android or that you can't change icons, themes, layouts, etc on the iphone(you can change the wallpaper though). But that said, if you get used to these things you will have an excellent experience using an iphone or any iOS device for that matter. Creating, editing and uploading audio, video, documents, etc. is not a problem on iphone. The built in apps are more than capable to take care of those needs. However, you can't download audio or video from 3rd party websites like the way you can on android directly to the iphone. Iphone 6s was the fastest phone the year that it came out and now iphone 7 is the fastest this year. The fact that despite not having closed any apps by swiping up via multitasking since the day I got my 6s and still have the phone perform just as fast as it was on day 1 says loads about the optimization and performance of the phone. At the time of writing this reply I have 39 apps running in multitasking and my phone does not hang, crash or slowdown whatsoever. Even the best android phones get bogged down by something like that. So far, I have had absolutely no issues with the iphone whatsoever. So I can definitely say that you will not go wrong with switching to an iphone or any other iOS device provided your unit does not have any manufacturing defects or something of that sort.
    Thanks for you input, I really appreciate it!
    10-20-2016 10:59 AM
  19. KillerQ's Avatar
    Well, I did it.... I went to Best Buy, and they had ONE silver 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in stock. It's now mine!

    I look forward to this adventure!

    I love this community already!
    10-20-2016 11:00 AM
  20. bigBerg02's Avatar
    You can't tweak much with an iPhone. It is what it is. I guess you could jailbreak it and that gives you the freedom to tweak things. I myself love to tweak things but I actually find iPhone to be pretty close to perfect. I feel like android puts out new things quicker than apple that don't quit run right. And apple puts things out slower but they seem to run flawless and they feel crisp and complete and not feel half assed (with the exception of apple maps).
    KillerQ and eternal2009 like this.
    10-20-2016 11:36 PM
  21. Davyo's Avatar
    I've owned EVERY model ever made of iPhones, Galaxy's and Notes,,, I almost bought the Note 7 but decided to go with the iPhone 7 instead.
    I keep coming back to iPhones because they play so nice with my 13" iPad Pro and iPad Air 2, and the iPhone 7 series camera finally caught up with the Samsung cameras for the most part.
    Never say never but I think I'm going to be sticking with iPhones from now on.
    Another big thing for me is I shoot lots of video stuff and use iMovie to do all my editing, shooting video with my iPhone is a perfect match to edit with iMovie on my iPad Pro.
    Android has yet to come out with a video editor as good as iMovie, Samsung's also shoot video in the MP4 format which is not iMovie friendly.
    Just my random thoughts and opinions in favor of going to the iPhone and ditching Android.
    Cheers
    Davyo
    10-21-2016 08:28 AM
  22. Evilguppy's Avatar
    After doing the wireless cha cha dance between Android Blackberry and Apple for way too long, I finally grew a brain and went Apple all the way.
    Best decision ever, because my tech knowledge is um... slightly below room temperature lol.
    So, now I have an iPad Pro 9.7 and an iPhone 7 Plus.
    I did have a MacBook Air 2012 but I retired it, now it's just iPad and phone and it's perfect, certainly more than enough for my needs.

    I look at people using Android and while some bells and whistles are cool, mostly they always have too many issues to make it worthwhile, I have no desire to go back.

    I haven't had a single issue with any Apple device since IOS8, it's been ridiculously smooth sailing.

    Enjoy!
    wilber1 likes this.
    10-21-2016 06:18 PM
  23. bennu901's Avatar
    Longtime android user here I just switched to the iPhone 7 plus due to the note 7 having to be returned.. I have no regrets not going to the pixel thus far and trust I wanted that to be the move ... what sold me ? iOS stability I've always known iOS was good and have used it in the past but not as a daily driver , long term apple support the iPhone 5 received ios10 something to think about , the hardware build is second to none as well
    sempot likes this.
    10-22-2016 06:15 PM
  24. Hendri kusliawan's Avatar
    Well, I did it.... I went to Best Buy, and they had ONE silver 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in stock. It's now mine!

    I look forward to this adventure!

    I love this community already!
    In few days, you will have questions "why can't do this, can't do that"

    Congratz with your new phone, it's a nice and long term usage phone
    10-22-2016 06:25 PM
  25. RHChan84's Avatar
    I went from the 6P as well and I have no regrets. Minor things I ant do but again, not a big deal. I wanted a phone that just works. I have used both at the same time for the last 5 years. Android for personal and iOS for work.

    The Pixel is more like a small bump from the Nexus 6P. I had issues with the 6P even after a replacement and factory reset.

    Congrats on your new phone. I love my iPhone 7 Plus.
    10-22-2016 07:26 PM
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