1. msm0511's Avatar
    Fully agree on that note. That is one thing I can say I "hate" about iOS.. never liked the notification system.
    Do you dislike the UI, the fact that they're in chronological order instead of by app, or something else entirely? I kind of prefer the overall UI of Android's notifications, but prefer the chronological order of iOS.
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    01-06-2018 09:23 AM
  2. VivaTerlingua's Avatar
    Fully agree on that note. That is one thing I can say I "hate" about iOS.. never liked the notification system.
    I have very few things that I want to be notified about, so notifications aren't that big of deal to me. I guess if you got a lot of notifications then the notification setup would be more important to you.
    01-06-2018 10:12 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Do you dislike the UI, the fact that they're in chronological order instead of by app, or something else entirely? I kind of prefer the overall UI of Android's notifications, but prefer the chronological order of iOS.
    Mainly the notifications themselves. On Android I can look at the top left and see Gmail, Reddit, and a text message are waiting. On iPhone I have to go to a specific drop down to see what notifications are waiting for me.

    A big example is reminders. I see the finger with the string tied around it on Android and I know I have a reminder. On iPhone I'd have to go into notifications in a specific drop down to see it. That doesn't help with things like reminders since it's supposed to remind me.. if I forget to check the notification well... It's useless. On Android it's at the top left until cleared so I can see it any app, screen, etc.
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    01-06-2018 07:23 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have very few things that I want to be notified about, so notifications aren't that big of deal to me. I guess if you got a lot of notifications then the notification setup would be more important to you.
    I do. From Reddit, emails, texts, and especially reminders. See above post for more detail.

    I have a lot of things going on day to day .
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    01-06-2018 07:23 PM
  5. VivaTerlingua's Avatar
    I do. From Reddit, emails, texts, and especially reminders. See above post for more detail.

    I have a lot of things going on day to day .
    I would hate getting email notifications. I check email when I’m in the mood to deal with emails. I want notifications for texts, missed calls, and some calendar events. That’s it. IOS is fine for that for me.
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    01-06-2018 08:53 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would hate getting email notifications. I check email when I’m in the mood to deal with emails. I want notifications for texts, missed calls, and some calendar events. That’s it. IOS is fine for that for me.
    Yeah not me. I have emails I need to act on throughout the day so it's helpful to know when they come in.

    Although in your case you could shut certain notifications off on Android such as emails so you only get what you want.

    Either way for me the notifications are my only real complaint. They just aren't as helpful as when on Android.
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    01-06-2018 09:26 PM
  7. popkurn611's Avatar
    Yeah not me. I have emails I need to act on throughout the day so it's helpful to know when they come in.

    Although in your case you could shut certain notifications off on Android such as emails so you only get what you want.

    Either way for me the notifications are my only real complaint. They just aren't as helpful as when on Android.
    On android if you see those status bar icons as notifications they won’t go away until you clear or read them from your Notification Center

    On iPhone you can have notifications build up for years and never have to clear them. The whole “pull down” action from the status bar on android is a must while on the iPhone I find that I rarely pull down to see the Notification Center, I just go directly to the app since there is a badge number
    01-06-2018 10:44 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well I didn't make it the full week. I swapped back over the weekend. Not due to anything I hate on the iPhone i just simply missed my comfort zone pick (My 2 XL).

    I came away with a new appreciation for Apple embracing change. I really liked the gestures and feel that was way better then the old school home button. I get people don't like change so they may want the iPhone 8 for that but I definitely say give it a try for anyone who is curious. Took me an hour or two to get fully used to then I was zipping between apps.

    FaceID is pretty awesome. I thought it would be a meh thing but after using it day to day it is actually nice. Looking to unlock but also mainly because I use a Password Manager (LastPass) and just tapping it, it unlocking from me looking, and it going was very nice. I didn't get test FaceID with Apple Pay though since I didn't want to go through setting that up for my short period with it.

    Everything else worked like it should. iMessage, phone calls, bluetooth, etc. -- I will admit I did like iMessage for sending video a few times of my nephew.

    I really could see myself using it as my daily driver without a true issue. I just simply prefer the Pixel 2 XL but with the changes to the X (mainly the gestures) I could use it easier. Oh the form factor helps as well. My Pixel 2 XL felt giant to me for the past day or two since i was used to the smaller factor of the X :P.
    01-09-2018 02:13 PM
  9. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Thanks for the commentary. I enjoyed reading this thread. I have a 6s as a spare. But my daily driver is also a pixel 2 xl.
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    01-09-2018 06:39 PM
  10. tadpoles's Avatar
    Thanks Almeuit. I can understand that attraction both ways. Right now I'm on my Mate 9. It's always refreshing to hop back and forth but iMessage really has a grip on me. Enjoy your 2 XL and stop by anytime. The AC forums are lucky to have ya.
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    01-09-2018 07:27 PM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    Well I didn't make it the full week. I swapped back over the weekend. Not due to anything I hate on the iPhone i just simply missed my comfort zone pick (My 2 XL).

    I came away with a new appreciation for Apple embracing change. I really liked the gestures and feel that was way better then the old school home button. I get people don't like change so they may want the iPhone 8 for that but I definitely say give it a try for anyone who is curious. Took me an hour or two to get fully used to then I was zipping between apps.

    FaceID is pretty awesome. I thought it would be a meh thing but after using it day to day it is actually nice. Looking to unlock but also mainly because I use a Password Manager (LastPass) and just tapping it, it unlocking from me looking, and it going was very nice. I didn't get test FaceID with Apple Pay though since I didn't want to go through setting that up for my short period with it.

    Everything else worked like it should. iMessage, phone calls, bluetooth, etc. -- I will admit I did like iMessage for sending video a few times of my nephew.

    I really could see myself using it as my daily driver without a true issue. I just simply prefer the Pixel 2 XL but with the changes to the X (mainly the gestures) I could use it easier. Oh the form factor helps as well. My Pixel 2 XL felt giant to me for the past day or two since i was used to the smaller factor of the X :P.
    It was nice having ya over here the past week!!!
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    01-09-2018 07:43 PM
  12. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!
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    01-10-2018 08:48 AM
  13. VivaTerlingua's Avatar
    I had almost the same experience, but in the opposite direction. I tried the Pixel 2 XL for a couple weeks and could have been perfectly happy keeping it. However, it was just easier returning to the comfort of iOS. Now using an iPhone X and very happy with it, but missing a few things from the 2 XL.
    01-10-2018 03:54 PM
  14. popkurn611's Avatar
    I had almost the same experience, but in the opposite direction. I tried the Pixel 2 XL for a couple weeks and could have been perfectly happy keeping it. However, it was just easier returning to the comfort of iOS. Now using an iPhone X and very happy with it, but missing a few things from the 2 XL.
    I too tried out the pixel 2 and went back to iOS...same reasons you have and find myself missing the pixel even though I didn’t even last a week on it. I know the iPhone is better for me but can’t stop telling myself I’d enjoy the pixel more. Idk anymore
    01-10-2018 04:44 PM
  15. tadpoles's Avatar
    Flagships are so good nowadays that it can really be a tough decision. Even my year-old Huawei Mate 9 is really good.
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    01-10-2018 06:34 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Flagships are so good nowadays that it can really be a tough decision. Even my year-old Huawei Mate 9 is really good.
    Agreed!
    01-11-2018 12:19 PM
  17. swarlos's Avatar
    Well I didn't make it the full week. I swapped back over the weekend. Not due to anything I hate on the iPhone i just simply missed my comfort zone pick (My 2 XL).

    I came away with a new appreciation for Apple embracing change. I really liked the gestures and feel that was way better then the old school home button. I get people don't like change so they may want the iPhone 8 for that but I definitely say give it a try for anyone who is curious. Took me an hour or two to get fully used to then I was zipping between apps.

    FaceID is pretty awesome. I thought it would be a meh thing but after using it day to day it is actually nice. Looking to unlock but also mainly because I use a Password Manager (LastPass) and just tapping it, it unlocking from me looking, and it going was very nice. I didn't get test FaceID with Apple Pay though since I didn't want to go through setting that up for my short period with it.

    Everything else worked like it should. iMessage, phone calls, bluetooth, etc. -- I will admit I did like iMessage for sending video a few times of my nephew.

    I really could see myself using it as my daily driver without a true issue. I just simply prefer the Pixel 2 XL but with the changes to the X (mainly the gestures) I could use it easier. Oh the form factor helps as well. My Pixel 2 XL felt giant to me for the past day or two since i was used to the smaller factor of the X :P.
    I’m the exact same way. In the last few years I’ve purchased Android phones mainly the Nexus 6 and then 6P and I also tried the Galaxy S8 and each time I tried to use it exclusively for any length of time I could barely last two days.

    And it was mostly due to my not liking certain things in Android like the text selection, not having visual voicemail in the phone app having to do stupid workarounds whereas on iOS it just worked. All the little polishes in iOS add up for me and Android has too many annoying things for me to use it as my daily again.
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    01-12-2018 01:57 AM
  18. ecr80's Avatar
    I assumed carplay could do this as well until I found out you have to have a "Hub" from apple in the form of an Apple TV or an iPad that stays at home at all times.

    Homekit doesnt use your logins like Google does. Instead it pairs devices so it requires a device in the home to relay the commands from your phone. Thats not an issue if you have either of these available but I dont. So to achieve some of the same function (Except my honeywell smart thermostat because its not Homekit rated for some reason) it requires buying at least a $160 Apple TV that I have no use for.
    Hmm if i'm not mistaken Google Assistant requires Google Home in the home, if you're sending commands from outside the home to devices in the home.
    01-15-2018 09:13 PM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Nope, just your phone. The home speakers are just addons you can add in the home so you dont need your phone.

    All the remote capabilities are handled through the manufacturer logins.
    01-15-2018 09:14 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hmm if i'm not mistaken Google Assistant requires Google Home in the home, if you're sending commands from outside the home to devices in the home.
    Nope. You just need your phone. The speakers at home are optional.
    01-16-2018 09:20 AM
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