1. anon(62000)'s Avatar
    I've tried others, but I always seem to come back to iPhone. Sure Android gives you more freedom to customize this and that, root and tinker with things. After a while I got tired of all that. I just want my phone and apps to do what they're supposed to do. Add in that iPhone plays nicer with my Mac, as the saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it."
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    12-05-2016 03:48 PM
  2. Mick Symons's Avatar
    True enough. In switching back and forth so much, the one thing I always wish for in Android is an AirDrop-like service of sorts. Getting photos and screenshots from Android to Mac is a HUGE pain in the butt.
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    12-05-2016 03:53 PM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    I don't find Android "intimidating" at all. In fact, I bought a used HTC One M7 off of eBay back in 2014 because I got curious. I just personally find Android to be nothing special. It's not difficult to use like many Android fans claim to non-Android users. I've used iOS, Android, Windows Phone and even Symbian back in the day. I think all of them are different. Android was generally my least favorite, but that's only my opinion/personal preference. One thing I definitely wasn't a fan of with Android was that it seemed like a huge battery hog. I prefer to have juice on my phone enough that I can get at least a good, solid day or day and a half out of it - which I did with Windows Phone and which I do with iOS.
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    12-05-2016 03:58 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    It's funny how that extra half an inch makes such a big difference. I'm presently using the Nexus 6P, which is a full inch bigger than the iPhone 7, and it was a hard transition to make. Took my hand a bit to get used to it!

    Would you say you have a favourite? Or would you say they each have their place?
    I agree. Wow, that sounds like quite a size difference/adjustment!

    That's a good question. I guess they each have their place for me, since they each have one con that makes me switch after a bit. If they could make a baby, maybe both will remain in a drawer.
    12-05-2016 04:00 PM
  5. Mick Symons's Avatar
    It really depends on the phone, but yeah, I find that the OS is almost always at the top of the battery usage list. I suppose when I think of those that find Android intimidating, I'm thinking of my less-than-tech-oriented family members, but you're right. At the end of the day, it's not that different at all.
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    12-05-2016 04:01 PM
  6. Mick Symons's Avatar
    I feel like the Pixel is Google's effort to bridge that gap, but being a couple steps behind with Assistant and other features that iPhone users gravitate toward, I think it'll be a while.
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    12-05-2016 04:03 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    I feel like the Pixel is Google's effort to bridge that gap, but being a couple steps behind with Assistant and other features that iPhone users gravitate toward, I think it'll be a while.
    That's a good point. It's the only phone that is left for me to consider trying there. It's nice but I can wait for a drop... eventually.
    12-05-2016 04:36 PM
  8. Mick Symons's Avatar
    Haha, you'll likely be waiting just as long for a drop in the Pixel as you would with the iPhone. Google gon' get paaaaaid.
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    12-05-2016 04:45 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    You're right. I wish that it wasn't just Google selling it. :/ I'm not on Verizon so that's not an option for me. Since Google is making it hard for one user to sell their Pixel to someone else, can't do much. I have more faith in another Android OEM making a good small phone over them dropping price.
    12-05-2016 05:15 PM
  10. groy22799's Avatar
    Working in the IT profession, I have had to support all platforms, thus I have used all mobile platforms (Apple, Blackberry, Android and Windows). My personal preference is Android (I have been using OnePlus phones since the OPO). I enjoy the flexibility that an Android Device allows. My personal computer is an old 2010 MacBook Pro and the other machines in my house generally run Windows (Linux will pop its head up from time to time). I do use an old iPad, as well. They all have their pros and cons, but can all work together nicely, as well.
    12-05-2016 05:39 PM
  11. Sherry_B's Avatar
    What keeps you tethered to Apple?
    My intense hatred for Google.

    Have you thought about switching to Android,

    but just can't take the plunge?
    Been there, done that. Own several Androids. All rooted with custom ROMs and I still hate Google.
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    12-05-2016 06:37 PM
  12. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I've used all 3 platforms and I left Android. I left it to try out the Apple ecosystem which I like much more. I no longer have to figure out why my is misbehaving.
    12-05-2016 07:35 PM
  13. Richard Schembri's Avatar
    Everything in my ecosystem is Apple, so it would be a pain to change, also had a couple of Android work phones Samsung Galaxy, just did not like them at all.
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    12-06-2016 06:11 AM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    What keeps you tethered to Apple? Have you thought about switching to Android, but just can't take the plunge?

    Maybe you have a full Apple ecosystem and switching to Android would ruin your flow? Maybe Android's intimidating?

    I've switched back and forth over the years, and even though iPhone is fun, something always keeps me going back to Android (and my first smartphone was the iPhone 5).

    Let me know your thoughts!
    Im not tethered to any platform. I've dropped Windows for BlackBerry back when I got my Curve 8310 and then Android altogether for iOS. I still have a Windows Phone that I got out of curiosity, the Lumia 1520.

    I've used Android alongside iOS through the years beginning with my Atrix in 2010. Then I ran both platforms simultaneously on different lines. I just dumped Android altogether and I'm now exclusively iOS. I got sick of my Android phones blowing up after the first major release.

    I prefer iOS. I prefer Apple's approach to customer service. I prefer how the same apps work better on my iPhone than on Android. So, it is my choice to get the phone that's never let me down since 2009, after all the other ones have.
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    12-06-2016 06:45 AM
  15. pkcable's Avatar
    Interesting thread!

    Ok folks know me, and you KNOW I'm a BlackBerry guy! I was the head Moderator at CrackBerry for several years. Probably only CrackBerry Kevin and Bla1ze are bigger BlackBerry guys than me! HOWEVER I'm now using iPhones and Androids. Of course with BBM on both and BB Apps on the Androids. I have 2 phone lines so I can usually have 1 of each. Sometimes I have tried Windows models too. I'm eyeing up the HP Elite x3! Now this is going to sound a bit strange, but what got me to try the iPhone was the Apple Watch. I know crazy right? But I got a really good deal on an Apple watch and so I needed an iPhone to use it so, I bought my iPhone 6 Plus and fell in love. I have since moved on to an iPhone 7 Plus. Of course I had iPads and Macs for several years prior too! On the Android side I change phones every 3 to 9 months, TRUE!!!!! Sometime new comes out I sell the older one and get the newer one! I have had most Nexus phones, almost all One Plus models (except the X and the T), Several HTC models, a few Moto(s), several Samsungs, including a couple Note models (NOT the 7!), the Nextbit Robin, Sony Xperia Ultra, and now the Google Pixel! (I MAY be forgetting something too!)
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    12-06-2016 08:56 AM
  16. Mick Symons's Avatar
    when I switched from my iPhone 5, I went to the Galaxy S5 and really enjoyed it for a while, but once I started using stock Android (Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure Edition, to an extent), I fell even harder in love with Android. That being said, I still find myself coming back to the iPhone 7 now and then because I love AirDrop and AirPlay — 2 things Android phones distinctly lack (I guess if you don't count Chromecast).
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    12-06-2016 09:27 AM
  17. niharikasarma's Avatar
    For me, it's been one bad experience after another. I've used Android phones from two different companies, LG and Samsung. I hated both phones. First of all, I'm not good with phones so there was no point of even calling them smartphones. I just used my iPad most of the time and just used my phone for calls and messages. All that changed when I got the iPhone. I could understand stuff on the iPhone. I understand that Android offers a whole lot of versatility and is actually better for those that are good with technology, I'm just not one of those people.

    Apple gets the job done without confusing me. That's all.
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    12-06-2016 11:20 AM
  18. Mick Symons's Avatar
    That's very interesting, and I would agree with you (especially in the case of LG). Both manufacturers you mentioned have their own UIs, which can be confusing and weird. Pure Android, which you get with Google phones like the Nexus or Pixel, is far more straightforward and enjoyable. But I totally hear ya.
    12-06-2016 11:23 AM
  19. robbrick's Avatar
    I used to use all OSes (BB, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, etc) and switched from device to device. Then iPhone came out and I got one and loved it. Never owned an Android phone, but have had friends that would never switch from it, but the main pain point was the fragmentation (which still exists) and OS updates (which don't happen regularly). iPhone is a streamlined platform - no matter which carrier you are on the phone is always the same. Regular iOS updates and you have the best platform on the market. Not to mention, I have an Apple Watch and Apple TV. So yeah, I would not want to switch.
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    12-06-2016 11:26 AM
  20. Mick Symons's Avatar
    I do love that aspect of iPhone. When I was on my S5, I got so sick of waiting for updates, and the phone would just get more and more sluggish. At least if you have an older iPhone, you'll always be up-to-date. Older Android phones really do get left in the dust. Good call.
    12-06-2016 11:35 AM
  21. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    My intense hatred for Google.


    Been there, done that. Own several Androids. All rooted with custom ROMs and I still hate Google.
    If I can ask, why do you hate Google? (Other then spying)
    12-06-2016 05:39 PM
  22. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Ha! Because with my Samsung devices, they all started out great with the OS they shipped out with. Every single time the software updates bricked the devices. So with my Note 3, I decided to refuse the update which Samsung promptly forced on me, crippling my phone. Before Samsung it was Motorola, those didn't take well to software updates either. So no, never again.
    12-06-2016 06:37 PM
  23. Fit24's Avatar
    I usually buy the device that best fits my needs. I recently changed my service provider and as a result bought a new android phone as my daily driver. So far I am having a good experience; not too much different from my iPhone (which I still use).
    12-06-2016 06:54 PM
  24. Anilu7's Avatar
    I've tried all platforms except Windows Phone. I stayed with BB10 until the end (Passport SE). But having tried a OnePlus One to represent Android I was frustrated, annoyed and found it messy and cluttered. So I went back to iOS after many years (last was the iPhone 4) and got the 6S plus. It's a joy but I do miss the physical keyboard from the BlackBerry. Apple Pay is seriously so much fun!
    libra89 likes this.
    12-06-2016 11:29 PM
  25. lenasnow's Avatar
    Well, for me I prefer IPhone SE because it's working pretty fast and efficient,as I used Samsung S7Edge yesterday fore experience,it's really too slow to suit my needs. I love Os system. Alaways
    libra89 likes this.
    12-06-2016 11:49 PM
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