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  1. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Android has become far more stable and reliable than it was even 5 years ago. From battery life to features, it has evolved from a problematic and buggy software to a smooth running and reliable os.

    Google assistant has completely changed the way any android device functions. Siri is still lacking basic functions such as being able to control smart home devices remotely. There’s no reason I need to buy a $150 Apple TV or an iPad to control my lights remotely by voice. It can’t even connect to my thermostat because it’s not the newest version. Instead of using manufacturer logins, like HomeKit should, it relies on pairing. Ifttt allows complete customization of all these devices through google assistant. Sure I can download the app on iOS and tap it to initiate those function but being baked in is far above what Siri does. Then there’s getting answers from Siri. Anytime I ask something I get “here’s what I found on the web”. If I wanted a web search I could have initiated one. Why can’t she read the results?

    Android auto puts CarPlay to shame, period.

    iTunes syncing is still the disaster it was 10 years ago. I spent 8 hours yesterday trying to sync my music properly. It kept naming songs based on some work group genre. I had to edit 19,323 songs so they would be listed by the song title and not the genre. My iTunes cloud somehow now has 31,000 songs even though I completely wiped it twice from the cloud. My artwork is a mess. I have to play each album for it to correctly display the artwork and change the album cover.

    Display calibration is nonexistent on iOS.

    $70 for a fast charger on a device that offers fast charging and was $1150 is a joke.

    Samsung pay runs circles around Apple Pay. Samsung Pay works literally everywhere regardless of if the store offers nfc payments or not.

    Notifications on iOS still aren’t grouped so my notification tray looks like a complete cluster$&?@.

    The biggest disappointment in iOS to me is it looks the same as it did 10 years ago. Still no customization, still the same icons, same layout, same everything really. The design of the os has become stale. The only difference between all our phones is the wallpaper and ringtones. There’s absolutely no personalization.

    Ip67 still. No dual Bluetooth. No dual sim options. No dark theme after it’s been begged for for years. No option to change default apps like music, browser, mail etc. No secure folder option. No guest mode. No VR. No multi-window mode.

    These are just a few things Android has listened to users and given them. Apple gave us a stickers and Animojis.

    Most of the stuff the x and others offer were done first on android. Features that android added and become the standard and allowed android to evolve into a competitor to Apple.

    There’s more but I think you get the idea.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m liking the X. I’m using it to type this actually. But iOS hasn’t changed in 10 years. It’s become stagnant and needs a redesign from the ground up. iMessage is apples biggest selling point. If they ever release it for android they will lose tons of users.

    I used Apple from 2009 until 2015. Coming back, I realize that beyond the cute little stuff my children like to play with (animojis) nothing has changed. Even windows has changed in the past 10 years. Why does Apple refuse to do so?
    Having experience on both, I totally agree with most of yours points. But I keep using my iPhone X more due to the experience, everything just works. If only iMessage was available on Android. Smartphones are about apps these days, and App experience is so much better on iOS than Android. Hardly any of the apps that I use provide experience that you get on iOS integration with face iD. Besides that apps just look and feel premium on iOS.

    All amazing things Google are fully available on iOS, Never have I ever sat there and stared at my home screen on either iOS or Android. Basic things like using Bluetooth etc with cars works a lot better on iOS than Android.
    12-30-2017 11:29 AM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Having experience on both, I totally agree with most of yours points. But I keep using my iPhone X more due to the experience, everything just works. If only iMessage was available on Android. Smartphones are about apps these days, and App experience is so much better on iOS than Android. Hardly any of the apps that I use provide experience that you get on iOS integration with face iD. Besides that apps just look and feel premium on iOS.

    All amazing things Google are fully available on iOS, Never have I ever sat there and stared at my home screen on either iOS or Android. Basic things like using Bluetooth etc with cars works a lot better on iOS than Android.
    I’m actually having the opposite experience with apps but it’s due solely to the manufacturer and the X screen. Most of my financial apps don’t fill the screen and look horrible. Eventually they will update the apps but for now it’s not fun to look at.

    Bluetooth I agree completely. I get much better range on the X than the Note 8.

    The biggest disappointment for me is Siri. Not being able to automate my home from my car is a big let down. With google I could tell android auto to open the garage door, turn on a group of lights and adjust the thermostat. With Siri I can’t do any of that at the moment. If I buy an Apple TV I could turn on the lights without being on my homes wifi but no garage, no thermostat unless I buy a newer one. So basically it would cost me another 350-400 for HomeKit to be useful.

    Siri interaction is also very lacking. Yesterday I tried to play music stored on my phone and she kept playing Apple Music stations. Later I found out I had to say “play artist x in my library” to play onboard music. Then I tried to play “thirty seconds to mars” which is the proper way of labeling that band. Siri kept trying “30 seconds to mars” and couldn’t find any results. Tried it on my Note 8 and it worked fine.

    Getting Siri results is also letdown. I ask for something and 90% of the time I get “here’s what I found on the web”. Google 90% of the time answers the question.

    If I could remap siri to google assistant I’d be very happy. Like I said though, I’m liking the phone enough to keep it. I didn’t want it but being a gift, I’m giving it a fair shot. Plus I’m really sick of my wife complaining that I don’t have iMessage anymore.
    12-30-2017 11:41 AM
  3. FaisDogg's Avatar
    I’m actually having the opposite experience with apps but it’s due solely to the manufacturer and the X screen. Most of my financial apps don’t fill the screen and look horrible. Eventually they will update the apps but for now it’s not fun to look at.

    Bluetooth I agree completely. I get much better range on the X than the Note 8.

    The biggest disappointment for me is Siri. Not being able to automate my home from my car is a big let down. With google I could tell android auto to open the garage door, turn on a group of lights and adjust the thermostat. With Siri I can’t do any of that at the moment. If I buy an Apple TV I could turn on the lights without being on my homes wifi but no garage, no thermostat unless I buy a newer one. So basically it would cost me another 350-400 for HomeKit to be useful.

    Siri interaction is also very lacking. Yesterday I tried to play music stored on my phone and she kept playing Apple Music stations. Later I found out I had to say “play artist x in my library” to play onboard music. Then I tried to play “thirty seconds to mars” which is the proper way of labeling that band. Siri kept trying “30 seconds to mars” and couldn’t find any results. Tried it on my Note 8 and it worked fine.

    Getting Siri results is also letdown. I ask for something and 90% of the time I get “here’s what I found on the web”. Google 90% of the time answers the question.

    If I could remap siri to google assistant I’d be very happy. Like I said though, I’m liking the phone enough to keep it. I didn’t want it but being a gift, I’m giving it a fair shot. Plus I’m really sick of my wife complaining that I don’t have iMessage anymore.
    Yup my wife doesn't like it when my bubbles are green. Plus, having young kids, we exchange pictures and FHD videos, works flawlessly on iOS but Android compresses the heck out of videos so much that they're pixelated, that's if you get lucky sending one.
    12-30-2017 11:52 AM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yup my wife doesn't like it when my bubbles are green. Plus, having young kids, we exchange pictures and FHD videos, works flawlessly on iOS but Android compresses the heck out of videos so much that they're pixelated, that's if you get lucky sending one.
    Yep, that’s exactly why she bought me the X lol. She knew I would give the new design a chance and anything to get me back on iOS made her happy. The video thing drove me nuts to be honest. Messages I didn’t really care about.

    It is a really good phone and I do enjoy the form factor. Just wish some things weren’t so locked down.
    12-30-2017 12:12 PM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    The Note 8 is a beautiful phone. I had one for a few days. Finding a screen protector (I HAVE to have one) that didn’t affect sensitivity was a PITA though. I gave up and got a couple X’s. Not as exciting as the Note 8 but beautiful phones indeed.
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    01-02-2018 03:17 AM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The Note 8 is a beautiful phone. I had one for a few days. Finding a screen protector (I HAVE to have one) that didn’t affect sensitivity was a PITA though. I gave up and got a couple X’s. Not as exciting as the Note 8 but beautiful phones indeed.
    I have both. Always miss the one I’m not using.
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    01-02-2018 06:19 PM
  7. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    All those that praise the Note 8 and yes I have one, how long will it be before we get Oreo. This has long been an Achilles heel for Android.
    01-05-2018 11:23 PM
  8. sekelani's Avatar
    I picked one up the other day in JB hi fi and man, all I can say is it’s beautiful. The display is gorgeous, fast and huge. Wouldn’t mind swapping it for a week and see how it goes
    01-06-2018 01:11 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    I picked one up the other day in JB hi fi and man, all I can say is it’s beautiful. The display is gorgeous, fast and huge. Wouldn’t mind swapping it for a week and see how it goes
    I wouldn’t mind either, it’s too beautiful to not try out.
    01-06-2018 01:43 AM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    All those that praise the Note 8 and yes I have one, how long will it be before we get Oreo. This has long been an Achilles heel for Android.
    Currently have the note 8. Rumor is Jan 15th. The soak tests are already out.
    Gray Area likes this.
    01-06-2018 02:27 AM
  11. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    The point is, Samsung devices have to wait months before they can get the latest software updates. Not so with Apple.
    01-06-2018 08:56 AM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    The point is, Samsung devices have to wait months before they can get the latest software updates. Not so with Apple.
    They generally get one major upgrade a year, same as Apple. Samsung has been getting security patches regularly. My Note 8 is on December.
    01-06-2018 09:33 AM
  13. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Security updates is not the same as OS upgrades. When Apple releases their yearly update, every device that is capable of running the upgrade. Not so with Android. How long has Oreo been out?
    01-06-2018 09:36 AM
  14. comiken205's Avatar
    They generally get one major upgrade a year, same as Apple. Samsung has been getting security patches regularly. My Note 8 is on December.
    Security patches yes, but OS? I still get mad thinking my Note 4 was obsolete after a year and didn’t get an OS update. My mom and spouse are on Samsung Devices and all they get is security updates.
    01-06-2018 09:37 AM
  15. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Security updates is not the same as OS upgrades. When Apple releases their yearly update, every device that is capable of running the upgrade. Not so with Android. How long has Oreo been out?
    About this time last year Nougat started coming out to non pixel devices. Now we’re about to get Oreo. Once a year we get OS upgrades, same as Apple. What difference does it make if it’s with the pixel or 4 months later as long as it’s once a year, same as Apple.

    Personally I’d prefer to wait a few months. iOS 11 didn’t go too well and is just now becoming stable.
    01-06-2018 09:40 AM
  16. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I never had a problem with iOS 11 initial release. What difference does 4 months make?????? Apparently none to some, but when I have a 1,000.00+ device I shouldn’t have to wait 4 months.
    01-06-2018 09:43 AM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    About this time last year Nougat started coming out to non pixel devices. Now we’re about to get Oreo. Once a year we get OS upgrades, same as Apple. What difference does it make if it’s with the pixel or 4 months later as long as it’s once a year, same as Apple.

    Personally I’d prefer to wait a few months. iOS 11 didn’t go too well and is just now becoming stable.
    Apple send out iOS updates year round. It introduces a new full iOS version annually. The difference is this. The updates are available to iPhones dating back several models. For example, a person with an iPhone 5S that was released in 2013 would be alerted to update to iOS 11. That’s typically not the case with Android, unless things have changed.
    01-06-2018 09:55 AM
  18. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Apple send out iOS updates year round. It introduces a new full iOS version annually. The difference is this. The updates are available to iPhones dating back several models. For example, a person with an iPhone 5S that was released in 2013 would be alerted to update to iOS 11. That’s typically not the case with Android, unless things have changed.

    3 versions minimum with most Androids.
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    01-06-2018 09:57 AM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I never had a problem with iOS 11 initial release. What difference does 4 months make?????? Apparently none to some, but when I have a 1,000.00+ device I shouldn’t have to wait 4 months.
    Then I spose every report of the issues was wrong? My kids 6s plus had major issues as well as my wife’s 6.


    Apple is 1 company. They release an update for their 1 company yearly.

    Samsung, is 1 company. They release their updates for their 1 company yearly.

    Google, again 1 company who releases their updates yearly for 1 company. Everyone else builds off those releases.

    Android is a platform that is distributed amongst 1000’s of device.

    Just because 1000’s of devices share the base OS does not mean that they use the same OS. There’s a reason they come out after stock Android. Software gets added, features added etc.

    You’re comparing Apple, who deals with one brand of device, to an OS that is delivered to 100’s of brands. But they all release a major upgrade each year.

    Doesn’t make any sense to compare the 2.
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    01-06-2018 10:03 AM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    3 versions minimum with most Androids.
    You forgot to mention flagship. There are devices being sold with older versions of Android that will never be updated beyond security patches. My niece has a J3 that got a couple of point updates, but no major ones. Some blame the OEMs, some blame the carriers. I honestly blame Google for giving the carriers and OEMs the right to decide if they want to update those devices.
    01-06-2018 10:30 AM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You forgot to mention flagship. There are devices being sold with older versions of Android that will never be updated beyond security patches. My niece has a J3 that got a couple of point updates, but no major ones. Some blame the OEMs, some blame the carriers. I honestly blame Google for giving the carriers and OEMs the right to decide if they want to update those devices.
    Not necessarily flagships though. The Axon series is still receiving them. The lower end cheap phones won’t ever get updates but they are also 1/3 the cost.

    The issue is Google is stock. Samsung, LG etc use their own OS built off stock.
    01-06-2018 10:42 AM
  22. Gray Area's Avatar
    Android has become far more stable and reliable than it was even 5 years ago. From battery life to features, it has evolved from a problematic and buggy software to a smooth running and reliable os.

    Google assistant has completely changed the way any android device functions. Siri is still lacking basic functions such as being able to control smart home devices remotely. There’s no reason I need to buy a $150 Apple TV or an iPad to control my lights remotely by voice. It can’t even connect to my thermostat because it’s not the newest version. Instead of using manufacturer logins, like HomeKit should, it relies on pairing. Ifttt allows complete customization of all these devices through google assistant. Sure I can download the app on iOS and tap it to initiate those function but being baked in is far above what Siri does. Then there’s getting answers from Siri. Anytime I ask something I get “here’s what I found on the web”. If I wanted a web search I could have initiated one. Why can’t she read the results?

    Android auto puts CarPlay to shame, period.

    iTunes syncing is still the disaster it was 10 years ago. I spent 8 hours yesterday trying to sync my music properly. It kept naming songs based on some work group genre. I had to edit 19,323 songs so they would be listed by the song title and not the genre. My iTunes cloud somehow now has 31,000 songs even though I completely wiped it twice from the cloud. My artwork is a mess. I have to play each album for it to correctly display the artwork and change the album cover.

    Display calibration is nonexistent on iOS.

    $70 for a fast charger on a device that offers fast charging and was $1150 is a joke.

    Samsung pay runs circles around Apple Pay. Samsung Pay works literally everywhere regardless of if the store offers nfc payments or not.

    Notifications on iOS still aren’t grouped so my notification tray looks like a complete cluster$&?@.

    The biggest disappointment in iOS to me is it looks the same as it did 10 years ago. Still no customization, still the same icons, same layout, same everything really. The design of the os has become stale. The only difference between all our phones is the wallpaper and ringtones. There’s absolutely no personalization.

    Ip67 still. No dual Bluetooth. No dual sim options. No dark theme after it’s been begged for for years. No option to change default apps like music, browser, mail etc. No secure folder option. No guest mode. No VR. No multi-window mode.

    These are just a few things Android has listened to users and given them. Apple gave us a stickers and Animojis.

    Most of the stuff the x and others offer were done first on android. Features that android added and become the standard and allowed android to evolve into a competitor to Apple.

    There’s more but I think you get the idea.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m liking the X. I’m using it to type this actually. But iOS hasn’t changed in 10 years. It’s become stagnant and needs a redesign from the ground up. iMessage is apples biggest selling point. If they ever release it for android they will lose tons of users.

    I used Apple from 2009 until 2015. Coming back, I realize that beyond the cute little stuff my children like to play with (animojis) nothing has changed. Even windows has changed in the past 10 years. Why does Apple refuse to do so?
    Well played... well played
    Last edited by Gray Area; 01-06-2018 at 06:27 PM.
    01-06-2018 11:58 AM
  23. Gray Area's Avatar
    Yup my wife doesn't like it when my bubbles are green. Plus, having young kids, we exchange pictures and FHD videos, works flawlessly on iOS but Android compresses the heck out of videos so much that they're pixelated, that's if you get lucky sending one.
    The thing is, iOS compresses the videos and splits the texts sent from android, from what I understand (I could be wrong) but the process used to make android bubbles green also compresses and pixelates the pics/videos even more making it look horrible once its viewed on iOS. It’s kind’ve a created situation where it seems Apple uses this to separate it’s users.

    The whole green bubble complaints always leave me confused lol. Why do ppl hate the color when it’s the same color as the iMessage, FaceTime, phone and half of the maps icons? Lol
    01-06-2018 12:13 PM
  24. DMP89145's Avatar
    I think there's a lot of misunderstanding regarding Android from people who prefer iOS. @TylerLV76 is exactly correct. Currently, there are 1300 OEMs and over 24,000 different branded devices that use Android as a base operating system. Each with their own customers and business objectives.

    Apple users look to iOS for their features. Android looks to the individual OEM for the features they want and desire. An Android OS update to someone who carries a Samsung is not much more than an improvement in security and optimization. Samsung creates their own features and their products are feature rich, for sure. They sell the features of their devices, not OS.

    Now someone with a Pixel, or other near stock Android device, might look for feature improvements from the OS. But, generally speaking, Android is just the base. What OEMs decided to do with it is up to them.
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    01-06-2018 12:35 PM
  25. DMP89145's Avatar
    You forgot to mention flagship. There are devices being sold with older versions of Android that will never be updated beyond security patches. My niece has a J3 that got a couple of point updates, but no major ones. Some blame the OEMs, some blame the carriers. I honestly blame Google for giving the carriers and OEMs the right to decide if they want to update those devices.
    That sounds about right. A J3 is an entry level phone. It's a great budget phone meant for basic communication. Texting, calls, etc.. and not much more.
    Gray Area likes this.
    01-06-2018 01:02 PM
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