1. DEman19901's Avatar
    i've moved your thread to the general discussion area, anyway, no one can convince you to do anything, I have both, and I like both. After-all they are the platform that are going places, currently.
    I like both and use both. If I could only have one, I could live with just having Android, couldn't do the same with just iPhone
    08-31-2017 01:28 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I just switched from Galaxy S7 Edge to iPhone 7 Plus. Phone wasn't bad but I didn't like the TouchWiz OS.
    Not a lot of people enjoy TouchWiz
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    08-31-2017 06:16 PM
  3. russell664's Avatar
    Not a lot of people enjoy TouchWiz
    I'm one of them. I had a Nexus 6p, many issues with Bluetooth and the like. My mate got an iPhone 7 plus and I kinda liked it, after my trip to Scotland I had enough of my Nexus. (Constant power offs) so looked for a new phone, tried the Samsungs, Pixels and none of them I liked. In the meantime I borrowed an old iPhone 5 - I liked it, far too small and quite slow though.
    So I decided to get an iPhone 7 plus in matte black, tried three stores until I found one, the last one!

    I love it, the battery is great, and I wold say the screen looks better than my Nexus which was a @1400p panel.
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    09-03-2017 04:23 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm one of them. I had a Nexus 6p, many issues with Bluetooth and the like. My mate got an iPhone 7 plus and I kinda liked it, after my trip to Scotland I had enough of my Nexus. (Constant power offs) so looked for a new phone, tried the Samsungs, Pixels and none of them I liked. In the meantime I borrowed an old iPhone 5 - I liked it, far too small and quite slow though.
    So I decided to get an iPhone 7 plus in matte black, tried three stores until I found one, the last one!

    I love it, the battery is great, and I wold say the screen looks better than my Nexus which was a @1400p panel.
    Congratulations!
    I do enjoy stock Android but not as much as iOS.
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    09-03-2017 04:52 PM
  5. russell664's Avatar
    I have used android since 2.1, and even developed a few things for it. But I have found as time goes on I don't have masses of time to tinker anymore and wanted things to 'just work' which thus far, do!
    09-03-2017 04:57 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    I have used android since 2.1, and even developed a few things for it. But I have found as time goes on I don't have masses of time to tinker anymore and wanted things to 'just work' which thus far, do!
    I came across the same exact situation. I got tired of customising and wanted things to be stock.
    09-03-2017 04:59 PM
  7. russell664's Avatar
    That was pretty much how I left the Nexus, though sometimes tweaking would cause massive issues.
    I stumbled across these forums this evening so wanted to be part of the community.
    09-03-2017 05:01 PM
  8. grover5's Avatar
    I'm one of them. I had a Nexus 6p, many issues with Bluetooth and the like. My mate got an iPhone 7 plus and I kinda liked it, after my trip to Scotland I had enough of my Nexus. (Constant power offs) so looked for a new phone, tried the Samsungs, Pixels and none of them I liked. In the meantime I borrowed an old iPhone 5 - I liked it, far too small and quite slow though.
    So I decided to get an iPhone 7 plus in matte black, tried three stores until I found one, the last one!

    I love it, the battery is great, and I wold say the screen looks better than my Nexus which was a @1400p panel.
    I had a similar experience with the 6p. Completely unreliable. Crazy battery drain. Finally died in an infinite boot loop. I love my 7+ for the battery life, consistency of performance and overall stability.
    09-03-2017 05:16 PM
  9. russell664's Avatar
    I had a similar experience with the 6p. Completely unreliable. Crazy battery drain. Finally died in an infinite boot loop. I love my 7+ for the battery life, consistency of performance and overall stability.
    As with anything, I have heard some negatives to be honest. Such as people with matte black, the black layer flaking? Is that a common thing, or more scaremongering?

    I have read the post on imore, proposing that it is people treating their phones badly. For the record, mine is in an apple leather case, which gets cleaned weeklyish.
    09-04-2017 02:03 AM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    There are many options on the Android side and I won't say there are none comparable to the iPhone. The iPhone was just a better buy for me in terms of overall value for the money so I went with it.
    09-04-2017 11:12 AM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    iOS is more secure and polished than android. The only downside is you can't customized it your way as you do on android.
    We won't know if iOS is more secure but there are certainly more in house security updates being pushed down by Apple. Security updates on Android are pushed by the manufacturer.
    09-04-2017 10:42 PM
  12. Tech2011's Avatar
    I had a Galaxy Note 4 (yes, a Note 4) up until now. I switched over to an iPhone 8 Plus. The main reason I wanted an iPhone was to have access to iMessage, since all of my family members and most of my friends have iPhones. Having access to iMessage is huge because SMS is a very poor protocol for communication. The other reason was to have access to security and feature updates to the OS as soon as Apple pushed them out. I can testify first hand that the update situation with non-Google Android devices is a huge mess. My Note 4 received only two complete OS updates, and only a few of the monthly security patches. Even when those updates were pushed out, it would take weeks before my phone would even get the option to download the update.

    As someone who can appreciate the importance of security updates, I'm glad to know that the device I switched to will be maintained by the OEM for at least a solid few years.
    10-06-2017 10:06 PM
  13. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I came across the same exact situation. I got tired of customising and wanted things to be stock.
    That's kind of the point of the Pixel, right?

    I've never really tinkered on my Android phones. I simply went through all the settings to put things the way I want them (I do the same on iPhones) and then I use the phone like that... My iPhone still has the stock ringtones, wallpaper, widgets, and the icons on the home screens are basically the way they were out of the box for the most part. I've just never touched that stuff...

    I see no reason why you couldn't use Android in the same way.

    Owning a Pixel phone (for example) doesn't endow you with the obligation to tinker, root, and ROM, and mod the phone...

    Owning an iPhone doesn't endow you with the obligation to tinker, JB, and mod that phone...
    10-09-2017 09:40 PM
  14. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    We won't know if iOS is more secure but there are certainly more in house security updates being pushed down by Apple. Security updates on Android are pushed by the manufacturer.
    Security updates come from Google, then the manufacturers integrate it into their Android distributions and push it out to users (often via the carriers, who do their own testing).

    All Pixels get updates directly from Google.

    And I believe Android gets monthly security updates.

    A Pixel/XL is comparable to an iPhone 8 or 8+ in the general sense. However, in the more specific/personal sense, it may not be depending on what other devices/content you own, or the apps/services you use on your phone.

    If you have a ton of iBooks (and Audiobooks) and purchased iTunes Content (Movies, TV Shows), then this will be a problem because these things are only accessible on iOS smartphones. If you have Apple TV, iMac, and/or iPad... Then moving to Android can destroy workflows and integration...

    If you're technology is already well-diversified, then this is not an issue - unless you are clinging onto certain services like iMessage.

    The reverse is less of an issue, since Google services are well-supported on a variety of platforms (Roku has a Play Movies & TV App, for example), including iOS.

    A trend that I've also noticed - in my social circle - is that iPhone users are more likely to buy iPhone-only apps than Android users; but that's anecdotal.

    With cross-platform apps, I've been very successful at getting developers to give me a license for the other platform when I switched. This saves a lot of money, as many of the apps I use cost in the $5-15 range. You lose that option with platform-locked apps, which increases the effective cost of the device.
    Last edited by n8ter#AC; 10-09-2017 at 09:58 PM.
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    10-09-2017 09:46 PM
  15. rodeTrip's Avatar
    i say go for it! if youve been thinking about it for a while now, just do it. it wont hurt to try, and you always have a couple of weeks to decide if you want to keep it or not...
    10-10-2017 10:51 PM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    i say go for it! if youve been thinking about it for a while now, just do it. it wont hurt to try, and you always have a couple of weeks to decide if you want to keep it or not...
    Exactly!!
    10-11-2017 06:04 PM
  17. eccentrus's Avatar
    I'm also considering moving from Android to iOS myself after experiencing the smoothness of the OS on my iPad, so much so that I trust my iPad more for working my assignments and work related documents compared to my laptop, sometimes less crashes means so much more than features.

    But the android especially on the N varieties is just that much more ahead than iOS atm that it's hard to let go.

    If you absolutely need iOS just for the imessage I'm gonna suggest the SE as a sidekick to a bigger more powerful android phone to let you into the environment. Or if you don't have a tablet yet, an iPad mini might be more fitting for your need as it can be your very mobile and powerful document reader and processor while allowing you to keep your powerful android phones.
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    10-12-2017 10:13 AM
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