I feel like this thread is one big AA meeting or support group.
Hi. My name is Andrew and I'm a serial phone switcher. Popkurn and I have been going back and forth through some PMs about this stuff. So she knows how messed up I am and how much time I spend fretting over what I'm using or going to use.
Currently I'm on an iX 256gb. I honestly think it's a fantastic phone. But I do not think it is in any way even remotely close to worth it for the price I paid. There are so many little annoying things about it - I just can't put my finger on it as to what I don't like. But I know I don't really want to keep it. So then I look into what else I would use on iOS and I feel like I'd be using the same thing I've been using for years, just with a little bit more lipstick on it.
So to turn away from iOS would be to leave behind iMessage, which isn't the biggest deal in the world, as my whole family uses Google Photos or Facebook Messenger. But it is still an inconvenience. And that leaves me with two options: the Pixel 2 XL or S9 Plus. There really isn't anything else I'd use.
The S9 Plus seems to be a good compromise for me as to what it offers, and the only thing it's missing would be quick updates. The Pixel 2 XL has those updates, but is missing wireless charging and SD card support.
***As a side note, I've been in Disney World for the past week and the X has worked just fine. But man it seems like 99% of people have an iPhone. And I'm weird - it turns me off. I hate feeling like a sheep. I like to be a little bit different. And I feel like I'm just one of the flock with this phone.
P.S. I hate the Notch
Me, you, and popkurn should start a support group. :rotfl:
My SIM is in my S9+ currently but I have my iPhone X connected to WiFi. I can't decide which one I want more. iOS obviously has better software updates and I love how all of your iMessages can just be on your next iDevice without having to connect it to anything (other than your Apple ID, of course).
But the S9+ feels great to use! The battery life is better. I actually prefer FaceID to a fingerprint sensor as I feel FPSs are a step in the wrong direction. Iris scanning is great, but it doesn't work well when I'm wearing my prescription eyeglasses. And I know I'm in the minority when I say this, but I actually prefer the display on the iPhone X vs the S9+. I'm not a fan of the super punchy cartoony look anymore.
As far as cameras, the S9+ easily beats the X. The low-light photos are relatively noise-free. The dynamic range is great, but I still think the X takes better daytime photos.
Decisions, decisions...luckily I still have 28 days to decide. Yay Xfinity Mobile 30-day return policy!