1. Truman82's Avatar
    For me the quality difference in apps was a major reason for going back to iOS. Came from s7e. In android world Pixel is a good phone. I don't see much reasons to compare these two as they seem to serve different kind of users.
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    12-23-2016 01:48 AM
  2. Retinella's Avatar
    On what basis are you saying that the Pixel is a better phone? It has more memory and a better screen but spec for spec the iPhone is either equal to or better. Better processor, better camera (colors on the pixel are way off) etc;

    The Pixel is a good phone but all android devices suffer from the same poor software design. It's an OS built on Java code and its RAM management is terrible. It leads to poor performance on many applications over time and will often see apps crashing because they're starved for resources. This is why android phones are shipping with four and six gb's of RAM while the most an iPhone has is three. iOS is just better, always has been.

    As for the battery, there isn't a big difference in storage between the two. Real world usage, the Pixel has quick charge because you'll need it more often than the iPhone. The new iPhone 7 + battery is hands down better than most if not all android devices. It's also a matter of coding and software and where iOS shines.

    Let's also talk about your friends with iPhone 5s's and 6's getting the latest software updates. If you keep that Pixel past three years you stop getting official updates. Another fail for google.

    The Pixel isn't a better phone. It's just a good phone.
    This, this, a thousand times this, especially the last sentence. Android bloggers have been hyping the Pixel as the best Android phone ever and that's far from fact. They fall for the hype of the device and spec wise, it's at best a mid-range phone. Heck, some mid-range Android phones are better (the OnePlus 3T comes to mind). The Pixel hype is quite irritating and that reason is why I don't read Android blogs anymore, that and my iPhone 7 Plus is the best phone on the market right now and there's no need to buy into the hype of anything else.
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    12-23-2016 08:38 AM
  3. G.4's Avatar
    I wish my brother would see what you're saying. He's the only one in my family on android and he's constantly left out of iMessage convos and FaceTime even though he lives the furthest away. He blames Apple and says they should develop cross platform. I have tried to explain to him that their ecosystem is their strongest marketing strategy so they will never do that.
    Tartarus, ladyc0524 and robertk328 like this.
    12-23-2016 09:48 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Gotta go with what works for you . I am glad you gave it a go though -- never hurts to try things out!
    12-23-2016 10:50 AM
  5. Nubwy's Avatar
    In all honesty, the battery life on the Pixel XL is better than the iPhone 7 Plus. The quick charging is just icing on the cake since even if you are running low on battery you can get around a 10% charge in 10 minutes on average. I'd take that over taking 2+ hours for a full charge, but I'm not really concerned about that since I am not a power user. Its basically what OnePlus did with the OP3. Its battery is small, but if you can charge it to 70% in 30 minutes, most people would just overlook that.
    Regardless of how much RAM the Pixel might need, it still runs smoothly. In addition, Siri can't even compete with the Google Assistant. You have to use it to believe it. I barely used Siri on my old iPhone, but I use the assistant all the time.
    You may not think the Pixel is a good phone, but it is to many people. For the first time, Google has made a mainstream phone, which will only result in better offerings for the end user.
    I said Pixel was a good phone. I just think it's not better than the iPhone. My job allows me to pretty much be on my phone 24/7. I do Facebook, YouTube, and all that. My screen on time is ridiculous. My 7 Plus battery beats any android by far. How do I know? Because with a 3k mHa battery on a GS7 I had to charge my phone twice a day with the same use. With my 7 Plus I can barely eke out having 20-10% left from 6am to 6pm and on low power mode, not charging it during the day. As for quick charging? My GS7 (I know it's not a Pixel but it also has fast charging) would take over two to three hours to charge via a high amp car charger. My iPhone takes an hour.

    Basically, it sounds like you're infatuated with the newest from Google and that's fine. But spec for spec aside from battery size and screen? iPhone simply is better.
    Retinella likes this.
    12-23-2016 12:27 PM
  6. Nubwy's Avatar
    Let's also not forget that you won't be getting updates for three years. Why pay almost 8-900$ for a phone that will be permanently out of date past three years when even iPhone 5's are getting the latest software updates from Apple.
    LDYNREDD and newsman787 like this.
    12-23-2016 12:29 PM
  7. Retinella's Avatar
    I said Pixel was a good phone. I just think it's not better than the iPhone. My job allows me to pretty much be on my phone 24/7. I do Facebook, YouTube, and all that. My screen on time is ridiculous. My 7 Plus battery beats any android by far. How do I know? Because with a 3k mHa battery on a GS7 I had to charge my phone twice a day with the same use. With my 7 Plus I can barely eke out having 20-10% left from 6am to 6pm and on low power mode, not charging it during the day. As for quick charging? My GS7 (I know it's not a Pixel but it also has fast charging) would take over two to three hours to charge via a high amp car charger. My iPhone takes an hour.

    Basically, it sounds like you're infatuated with the newest from Google and that's fine. But spec for spec aside from battery size and screen? iPhone simply is better.
    My iPhone 7 Plus is down to 50% after a heavy day of use at the end of the day. It's, by far, the best battery life I've ever had in a phone. The Pixel XL I had before it was down to 15% at the end of the day with the same usage.
    12-23-2016 12:35 PM
  8. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I said Pixel was a good phone. I just think it's not better than the iPhone. My job allows me to pretty much be on my phone 24/7. I do Facebook, YouTube, and all that. My screen on time is ridiculous. My 7 Plus battery beats any android by far. How do I know? Because with a 3k mHa battery on a GS7 I had to charge my phone twice a day with the same use. With my 7 Plus I can barely eke out having 20-10% left from 6am to 6pm and on low power mode, not charging it during the day. As for quick charging? My GS7 (I know it's not a Pixel but it also has fast charging) would take over two to three hours to charge via a high amp car charger. My iPhone takes an hour.

    Basically, it sounds like you're infatuated with the newest from Google and that's fine. But spec for spec aside from battery size and screen? iPhone simply is better.
    If you are equating your experience with Samsung phones as a substitute for comparing the Pixel/Pixel XL to the iPhone 7/7Plus.... you are not being very objective IMO.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-23-2016 01:17 PM
  9. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Not again....
    12-23-2016 02:01 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Let's also not forget that you won't be getting updates for three years. Why pay almost 8-900$ for a phone that will be permanently out of date past three years when even iPhone 5's are getting the latest software updates from Apple.
    iPhones usually start lagging after the first two years, and most of the features in the new updates don't usually make it to the older phones. The Pixel phones already have more features than iPhones, plus they get 2 years of updates to add new features. In addition, they will get at least 3 years of security updates, which make up the majority of iOS updates anyway... Since the bootloader is unlockable on the Pixels you can always load Cyanogen Mod 10 years in the future and still get the latest features, since they still support really old phones. Just trying to be subjective, everyone has their preferences, but lets not throw misleading facts around.
    Wildo6882, DMP89145 and libra89 like this.
    12-23-2016 03:58 PM
  11. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    The biggest reason for me switching to iOS after 8 years with Android is the software, not the hardware. Yes, every Android phone I owned had amazing hardware (Note 7 being the latest). However, Android is still way too fragmented and buggy for my taste. I finally gave up hope and switched to iOS and don't regret it one bit. Apple has been working on one version of their OS that works on all of their devices and has perfected it; while continuing to add more features (after making sure they work flawlessly). The customization on Android was nice, but for my personal use, I prefer the smoothness of iOS.
    Truman82 likes this.
    12-24-2016 12:19 AM
  12. robertk328's Avatar
    Not again....
    lol

    He's got a bit of a commitment issue with phones. He'll know when he's found "the one"
    Tartarus, jj2339 and Annie_i6s like this.
    12-24-2016 10:54 AM
  13. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    lol

    He's got a bit of a commitment issue with phones. He'll know when he's found "the one"
    iPhone 3G > Galaxy S3 > iPhone 5S > iPhone 6 > Note 7 > Pixel XL > iPhone 7 Plus. I've had more different phones this year than the past 3 years.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-24-2016 05:17 PM
  14. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    lol

    He's got a bit of a commitment issue with phones. He'll know when he's found "the one"
    My 7 Plus in coming in the mail soon. I'll let you know.
    12-24-2016 10:55 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    My 7 Plus in coming in the mail soon. I'll let you know.
    I still want to go all Liam Neeson on you. After all this years you should know that Apple is the right choice for you.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    12-25-2016 01:42 AM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    My 7 Plus in coming in the mail soon. I'll let you know.
    If it's the worst phone in your list, why not keep one of the others?
    12-25-2016 05:40 AM
  17. o4liberty's Avatar
    The main difference between android and IOS is the IPhone just works where the android device will stumble while using it causing much frustration with users. But android is more customizable than apple so the choice is sometimes difficult.
    Tartarus and MeridianSun like this.
    12-25-2016 07:34 AM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    If it's the worst phone in your list, why not keep one of the others?
    :P That was a timeline with ">" being the arrows.
    12-25-2016 12:33 PM
  19. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The main difference between android and IOS is the IPhone just works where the android device will stumble while using it causing much frustration with users. But android is more customizable than apple so the choice is sometimes difficult.
    App devs give more love to iOS.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-25-2016 12:34 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    :P That was a timeline with ">" being the arrows.
    Oh well that's way different. Guess I didn't put it past you to put the iPhone 7 Plus behind the 3G!
    Tartarus likes this.
    12-25-2016 04:57 PM
  21. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    For years I would play the switching game and switch to the "latest and greatest" devices. I always ended up coming back to an iPhone. Fortunately for my pocket book I have switched to iPhones only and have been very happy.
    Tartarus, llfloyd79 and newsman787 like this.
    12-25-2016 08:25 PM
  22. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Got a 128GB iPhone 7 plus silver until my 32GB black iPhone 7 plus comes in the mail.
    12-30-2016 06:45 PM
  23. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I need a device and OS that I can depend on no matter how many joints I smoke. That's why I'm an Apple fan. I'm sizing my toys down to only iPhone and iPad Pro now, I no longer use my old MBA, everything is connected, everything is fast and smooth, easy and clear. *iz happy*
    Truman82, Tartarus and Dukins like this.
    12-30-2016 07:43 PM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    I need a device and OS that I can depend on no matter how many joints I smoke. *
    Best comment on this thread. Ha!
    Tartarus likes this.
    12-31-2016 09:47 AM
  25. GlowingBlue's Avatar
    Yah Android for the time being lacks consistency.

    You never know what you're gonna get in the next iteration of hardware and how that will sit with the new OS update.

    Now that Google has a more vertically integrated home-grown phone maybe it'll get better.
    12-31-2016 03:20 PM
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