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paperwasp
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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Both iPhone and flagship Android phones all do the same stuff these days, just in different ways. Unfortunately, Apple has the lead on texting with iMessage.

This is exactly my take. These days most features are similar, but iMessage cannot be replicated. Hangouts was probably the closest thing that Google ever had, but they abandoned it. Google Messages with RCS is probably the best way to go.

If you're more technical in nature, Android can be amazing, but get ready for some disjointed experiences until you can customize it the way you'd like. That being said, the home screen customization is way ahead of Apple. Also, connecting your phone to a computer and actually being able to access/transfer your files is a plus.

I would recommend Google Photos to replace the iCloud backup, if you're in to that. It's free to upload and store photos and videos, at a slightly reduced resolution (but you'll probably never notice), and the indexed search to go back and find certain pictures is amazing.


CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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It's aesthetic thing. It just seems amateurish, like it's 2-3 versions behind iOS.

iOS looks the same as it did on the iPhone 3.


CarRamrod
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: About the make the switch to Android
You are comparing the iPhone 11, their flagship phone at the time to a pixel 3a xl which is the budget version of the 3xl.
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CarRamrod
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Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

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These days most features are similar, but iMessage cannot be replicated. Hangouts was probably the closest thing that Google ever had, but they abandoned it. Google Messages with RCS is probably the best way to go
you do know RCS is basically iMessage for every phone right?


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Hulkklogan
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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That being said, the home screen customization is way ahead of Apple


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CarRamrod
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Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
What date and time widget is that?


Hulkklogan
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2010
39554 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
KWGT

It's awesome, it's almost like Photoshop for widgets. There are templates that you can fully customize (what I did) or you can make your own from scratch.


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TigerGman
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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iOS looks the same as it did on the iPhone 3.


Yup, and still looks and feels better...


LSU316
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re: About the make the switch to Android
That's BS and you know it


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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
Get off the internet, you might catch the covid old man.


AlxTgr
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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Yup, and still looks and feels better...

For girls and teens, sure.


dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
1275 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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You are comparing the iPhone 11, their flagship phone at the time to a pixel 3a xl which is the budget version of the 3xl.


Yes I am. Because those are my last two phones. And in my comparison I said that there wasn’t much overall difference. Also, the 11 was not the flag ship, the 11 pro max is.


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CarRamrod
USA Fan
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Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

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Also, the 11 was not the flag ship, the 11 pro max is.
the 11 and 11 pros and maxes are all the same minus the screens and cameras. They all share the same processor. Where as the 3aXL is literally a budget phone from the 3xl. I wasnt dogging you i was making it clear so people will see through the lies that are spread by people like TGman. Comparing a budget $340 phone to a 700 phone and saying their isnt much difference is a major Win for the $340 phone IMO.


Pettifogger
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Member since Feb 2012
59780 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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For girls and teens, sure.



Not that it's Android's fault, but Apple's uniformity looks professional, and it helps that almost every professional who isn't in IT has an iPhone.

Girls and teens = Android.


dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
1275 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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. I wasnt dogging you i was making it clear so people will see


Gotcha, I misunderstood your point

To be fair though, the 11 was the most budget phone at the time, and the prices were $700 for the 11, vs $479 for the 3aXL.

But I agree with your overall point, the 3aXL was just as capable, and even more capable in some respects. Had I not gotten the 11 for free, there is no chance I would have made the switch
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bbap
Pacific Fan
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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Girls and teens = Android.



we'll just disagree there.


DoubleDown
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
11079 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
I might be the only person but I always feel like "rotating" OS's. For example, I'm on an iPhone 8+ for 2-3 years now and previously was on the Samsung S7 (I think). I got tired of the S7's sluggishness so swapped back to iOS.

Now I feel like going back to a Google Pixel 5 (soon) or a Samsung S20. I probably won't because of iMessage and FaceTime with my mom and brother who live out of town.
Sure I could have them download Duo or whatever but iPhones have them locked in so they probably won't.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
64988 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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Girls and teens = Android.


i assume you're trolling

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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51242 posts

re: About the make the switch to Android
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Girls and teens = Android.


we'll just disagree there.


that comment it just comical.


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TigerGman
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re: About the make the switch to Android
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Get off the internet, you might catch the covid old man.


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