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
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    08-31-2017 02:28 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 07:16 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 05:23 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 05:52 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 05:57 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 05:59 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 06:01 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 06:16 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 03:03 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 12:12 PM
  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 11:42 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 11:06 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...
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    10-09-2017 10:40 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 10:58 PM.
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    10-09-2017 10:46 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 11:51 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 07:04 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.
    DMP89145 and phonejunky like this.
    10-12-2017 11:13 AM
  18. stuttz's Avatar
    Everyone is different and uses their phones in different ways. For me the iPhone is a far better phone than anything Android offers and I have sampled LG G5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S7, S8 Plus and even some of the Huawei phones but return them every time because they can’t compete with my iPhone. If you want a phone that works 100% of the time with no lag, crashes, force closes and feels well built then nothing comes close to iPhone. Don’t be fooled by the gimmicks on some android phones, majority of those features don’t work as promised. If your still unsure then your best bet is to go into an Apple Store and play with a few, see how you like it and also see which size works for you... I went from a 7 to an 8 Plus (giving the X a miss) and it took a week or two to adjust but once I did I’m so glad I went for the larger option. If you like accessories then you have an abundance of cases etc and the Apple Watch is the best smart watch on the market, I couldn’t live without mine. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s the right fit for you... good luck man!!
    11-09-2017 08:52 AM
  19. Momof9Blessings's Avatar
    On Dec 2nd there was a glitch in the iPhones - I read that within an hour Apple had an update out to fix it....
    12-04-2017 12:59 PM
  20. Gray Area's Avatar
    I’m a avid android user who recently purchased an iPhone 7 to use as a secondary phone. In my limited time on ios I will say it’s a solid os. It works, it’s not game changing , its not a world of difference as far as how apps run on it, despite what some will say.

    The phone is premium but not anymore premium than my Samsung phones. Its quick and responsive but again, in my experience not any faster in daily use than my Samsung or any other Android flagship for that matter.

    As far as the security thing, in reality it’s not really a “thing”. Android updates are slower but from what I’ve read there hasn’t been very many breaches or viruses. There has been vulnerabilities that were never actually exploited on an occasion or two. I’ve had probably 15 Android phones since 2011 (I like phones ) and never had a security breach or virus even on old phones stuck on old android versions.

    What it boils down to is what you want. Try it out for a week and if your not happy get a pixel 2 if you like pure Android like a nexus. So far my iPhone 7 is good, but if I only could use 1 phone and not 2 like I’ve chosen to do, it would be my Note 8. I do like having both platforms to get the best of both worlds. That’s always an option if that’s something you would be in to, but most ppl wouldn’t. Good luck on your choice , hope you get whats best for you.
    Last edited by Gray Area; 12-12-2017 at 08:54 AM.
    12-12-2017 08:44 AM
  21. Masdere's Avatar
    I think your question is similar to the previous one, it about how to switch iPhone to other device ?
    in fact , as long as we know how to connect these phone , maybe the transfer program can be easy ,
    12-16-2017 04:55 AM
  22. Truman82's Avatar
    For me the reasons are as listed:
    - on iPhone the Siri and from spoken to text- in messages supports my native language. (Finnish )Which cannot be said of Google or Samsung or any android manufacturer. And I use them both a lot.
    - banks in my country supports only iPhone fingerprint recognition in their apps. No such thing in android.
    -reliability. No force closes, no boot loops
    - app quality. On my previous sgs7 edge, some apps I downloaded begun to pop up some very annoying ads to my home screen. Without asking any permission. Then I had to figure which app did that. Had to begin removing apps one by one to find it. At that point I was ready to throw android to a wall.
    Not to mention battery hog apps. Those really can’t be found on iOS.

    I do hope next iOS version makes notifications more better than they are now. Kinda like android has them.
    12-16-2017 06:53 AM
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