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Hopeful Doc
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Member since Sep 2010
12635 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Samsung Phone all have micro sd slots




But they are rumored to be going away unfortunately.


This used to be at the top of the list of things I wanted/needed. It's why I had jumped ship from Apple to Android. Another thing missing on Apple was a local file browser. This has changed. And, again, storage is ample enough that microsd is becoming less useful on these devices, and it won't be surprising if we are 2-3 years away from it being gone altogether.


Yes- there are still plenty of cases it is useful, but it is not as vital on a 128+gb phone as on the old 4, 8, 16gb models that we were stuck with for so long.


LSU Jonno
LSU Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Feb 2008
416 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
I made the change and hate it. Got a free iphone through work, so decided to ditch my android and save some cash.

I'm slowly realizing it wasn't worth the $800...

It's really just a mountain of small little irritations that all add up to a bad user experience.

My one good thing to say about it is that Apple Pay has been much more rock solid than Android/Google Pay or whatever the hell they call it these days.


Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Feb 2012
63867 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
This is actually a good point

If you're committed to Apple's ecosystem and aren't scared of Apple having all your stuff, Apple Pay is really convenient.


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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
53362 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Because of privacy mainly.
anything they want, they already have.


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bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
93999 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
That's interesting because I can't say i've ever had google pay not work the way it's intended.


ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
18612 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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This is outdated advice. Samsung is rolling out monthly security patches ASAP recently. Sometimes at the end of the previous month. They are also providing 3 years of OS updates and 4 years of security patches now.

I'm not a big fan of Samsung in general but the update situation on Android has vastly improved recently.



I clarified this in a later post, but I wasn’t talking about security updates being late/delayed. I was referring to new versions of Android being incredibly delayed to all the Android devices, save Pixels.

I’ve had three Samsungs and a OnePlus just before coming back to iOS. The Samsungs on ATT took about 12-15 months to get new versions of Android, and my OnePlus got the latest version about 6 months after Google released it. A 6 month delay is considered “impressive” in the Android world.

Apple’s new iOS iterations get pushed to all at once. Apple also pushes new versions of iOS to phones that are 5+ years old with security updates; Android does not (they usually do 3 or 4 years at maximum). You can usually find a schedule of when products will lose Android updates online.

This is advantage Apple and it’s not even close. Updates to Android OS are indefensibly delayed.


Fat Batman
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Gotham City, NJ
Member since Oct 2019
841 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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This is advantage Apple and it’s not even close. Updates to Android OS are indefensibly delayed.


Considering Apple's "new" features are already regular Android features and have been for awhile, this isn't that big of an advantage. can you imagine in 2021 being excited about getting widgets on the home screen or an app drawer so all your apps arent just littering multiple home screen pages.

Since switching after iPhone 5 there hasn't been a single feature iOS has released that makes me want to switch back. Meanwhile, I don't even know when Android releases happen because I don't care as much as I did when I was with Apple since I can already do everything I want on Android. I'm no longer waiting for some release to come out that will finally let me do X.


Broken Ear Glen
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Baton Roog
Member since Mar 2010
1187 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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The keyboards suck on iOS

I just made the switch as well and God damn this is so true. Why does this keyboard suck so much? No long press, no swipe curse words, no touch configuration so it learns where your press is, random auto capitalization...wtf


ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
18612 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Considering Apple's "new" features are already regular Android features and have been for awhile, this isn't that big of an advantage. can you imagine in 2021 being excited about getting widgets on the home screen or an app drawer so all your apps arent just littering multiple home screen pages.

Since switching after iPhone 5 there hasn't been a single feature iOS has released that makes me want to switch back. Meanwhile, I don't even know when Android releases happen because I don't care as much as I did when I was with Apple since I can already do everything I want on Android. I'm no longer waiting for some release to come out that will finally let me do X.


It’s all about what you, the user, prioritize.

For me, as an Android user, having to wait for months or a year plus for new Android features while Samsung and ATT figured it out after Google released the update is shite.

Example that’s happening right now: the only Samsungs scheduled to get Android 11 are Galaxy S10s and more recent models. And they aren’t all getting that update until after Google announces and releases Android 12 in a week or so. If you have an S9, a 3 year old flagship phone, you’re capped at Android 10. If Google unveils a feature you want, you’re shite outa luck unless you upgrade phones.

Apple, meanwhile, has pushed iOS 14 to phones that are 6+ years old while Samsung/Android stop giving you updates and new features at 2 years.

How exactly is this a better setup than iOS?


bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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How exactly is this a better setup than iOS?



Because Android 10 has more features than iOS 14, in his opinion. Seems like he made that pretty clear.


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LSU Jonno
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Feb 2008
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re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
My last two androids have been Pixels (OG pixel and pixel 3).

I love the stock android experience but I've always had hardware problems on my pixels as they age (usually starting around 18mo). I had decided to get a Galaxy, instead of the Pixel 5 until I was offered a work phone for free.

As others have stated, the lack of home screen customization, lack of small conveniences (like dialing numbers from websites), and the notifications, dear god the notifications are just huge problems on the iphone.

When I have a calendar notification I want my phone to blast it at me from every direction "HEY DUMBASS GET TO YOUR DOCTOR APPT!!!". My iphone calendar notifications are the equivalent of a whisper buried in a symphony of other notifications.



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LSU Jonno
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Feb 2008
416 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
I remember thinking my Android keyboard sucked...then I switched to iPhone...good god.


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Fat Batman
LSU Fan
Gotham City, NJ
Member since Oct 2019
841 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Google announces and releases Android 12 in a week or so.


Wasn't even aware there was a new one coming out. Just looked at the new features and it's nothing groundbreaking I just gotta have now. That's the big difference I'm talking about. I get it, when I was with Apple I was like the rest of the Apple community in "I can't wait for the next OS release." So, I get where you are coming from on thinking you need these releases ASAP. It's how Apple has trained you. Apple is catching up to the usability Android has had for a long time. So, new OS releases are more exciting and you get features most smartphone users have already been enjoying. Just looked at Android 12. Better split-screen functionality? New emojis? I'm not in a hurry for this. If the new OS meant I was getting Widgets and App Library for the first time, yeah I'd be like "I need that now!". I'm not keeping phones for 6 years and honestly, I recently came from an S7 to an S20 and whatever version of Android the S7 was stuck on was on par with or better than was iOS can do and I don't even notice any feature difference with the S20, it's just a lot faster.


ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
18612 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
That’s cool if it’s not a priority for you — didn’t mean to come across critical of your choice.

I was only pointing that out since the thread is about people contemplating a switch from Android to iOS, for some people, losing new operating system updates 2-3 years after buying a flagship device might be be a deal breaker and something they did not consider.

If you get a new device every two years and you like customizability, Android is the no-brainer.

If you keep a device for longer than two years and the lack of customizability isn’t an issue, iOS is the no-brainer.

But to each his own, of course.


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
23070 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Samsung Phone all have micro sd slots


Mine does not. I have a S21 ultra.

I was an iPhone guy from the first one through 6s. I switched to a Pixel and then recently got the S21U. I don't think I can ever go back to iOS. I use my wife's iPhone some times and it annoys the shite out of me.


bigblake
Member since Jun 2011
2165 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
I switched to iPhone after numerous Nexus/Pixel phones, and a lone experiment with Samsung.

Cons for going to Apple:
- “Ok Google” is better than Siri. Specifically it’s a lot better in search.
- Notifications are worse

Pros:
- Resale value is outstanding
- Complements other Apple devices. You really start seeing the massive benefits of the Apple ecosystem once you have multiple devices.
- Phone stays strong for 5+ years (one reason resale value is high)


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dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
1602 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
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Apple, meanwhile, has pushed iOS 14 to phones that are 6+ years old while Samsung/Android stop giving you updates and new features at 2 years.


This could also be a con for apple, because while the security may be current, many users experience serious issues as they upgrade to newer versions of iOS. Weird glitches, battery life goes to hell, lack of storage space.

Honestly, an OS created in 2021 should not run on a phone made in 2015. It’s just not smart for the user. At least with Android you can have security updates while remaining on a stable OS version more streamlined for your older device


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windshieldman
Member since Nov 2012
12818 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
We can all agree Android doesn't have near as good optimization and customization as IOS, plus Android users are basically sheep. Apple has better privacy though than Android.


jts1207
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Apr 2018
724 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
Made the switch this year. First iphone since I had the original. Samsung pissed me off with the charging ports constantly wearing out. Miss the notifications the most but everything else seems great. Still don't get what the big deal is with apple messaging....seems the same to me.


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yankeeundercover
Army Fan
Premium Member
Member since Jan 2010
36020 posts

re: Thinking of making switch from android to Apple
I was a 1st gen iPhone guy and a couple years ago thought that I would try an android... at the shop, the guy asked and I told him the same thing and he said “You’re gonna hate it. I’ll see you in like a week” and he was right... I returned it in like 4-5 days.

That said, the Android hardware, meaning the phone itself, is FARRR superior to anything that Apple has put out... Samsung phones are fricking beautiful.


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