Android or iPhone? What do you have and would you like to switch?

Android or iPhone? What do you have and would you like to switch?
Android phones vs iPhone — it's an eternal battle, probably a central point for the plot of Diablo IV. For many, the choice of a device speaks of personal values, willingness to research the best product, amount of disposable income, and even fashion sense. For others, it's just personal taste.

There's nothing wrong with liking brand “x” over brand “y”, especially if you've had a chance to try both. Plenty of people even often jump between different types of devices, as they find themselves disagreeing with the direction that their current favorite company is taking their favorite product. It's a constant battle of push and pull in the smartphone world and, with everyone trying to innovate in an oversaturated market, it's common for companies to take missteps now and again. It only turns bad when they stick to their less-than-favorable ideas.

But back to the eternal struggle — what's your current main handset? An Android smartphone or an iPhone? Do you intend to switch to the other camp with your next purchase? You can vote in the poll below and go ahead and state your reasons in the comments, if you feel like it!

What's your current main smartphone?

An Android and I intend to stick with Android
62.75%
An Android and I intend to switch to an iPhone
8.57%
An iPhone and I intend to stick with iPhones
18.36%
An iPhone and I intend to switch to an Android
10.32%

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133 Comments

1. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Currently use an iPhone and sticking with an iPhone. Still waiting for Google to improve Android and make it more iOS like. Until then, no dice Google.

2. Cicero

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Hopefully Android will stay away from being more like ios. God help!

19. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Surely Google making Android a better product and more competitive with iOS is a good thing? Unless you're saying you are happy with sub-standard products...

31. Omarc07

Posts: 589; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

sub standard products? gawsh all iphones users i met are stuck in their lil world . Use a nOte 8, lg v30 , even some one plus phones they all perform and do better than iphones . Sister has iphone X never ever had android i let her borrow my android phone for 2 days . Didnt wanna give it back ...

114. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Yeah, i don't know what stuff you've been smoking but iphones outperformed android flagships in every category. And I'm speaking this as a galaxy s8 user. Next phone will definitely be an iPhone. I m tired of this mess.

131. valneja

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

That's because samsung lags :D just like iphone that is one year old.. use pixel, oneplus or some other android and you will see the difference ;)

33. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Android is no way substandard product. You need to be broad minded.

41. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

A better product?? Lol

61. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They'd have to neuter it to make it more competitive.

77. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This site is swamped by android fanboys and kids, there is no point in arguing here with those puppets.....lol These kinds of polls are so useless.

96. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Not useless as you are

120. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There are quite a few sore iFans running around, too. Case in point.

93. plumix

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

Still not able to play mkv without converting it on iphone loll sure android is a "sub standard products ! Keep on dreaming ;)

97. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

haha nailed it, its always a pain when I need to convert a video, when I need to transfer it to my mom's iPad

151. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Also fun in the office when I share links for vidoes and Android users just download them freely and have zero issues and the Apple users are all Googling for 3rd party solutions to do something so basic. It's pathetic.

108. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i can't play .mkv on my S8 with stock player.

153. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I can them just fine on the Galaxy S8+ , I can even play them on the Samsung i8910 HD from 2009. You do know .mkv is just a container right?

119. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Why would you wanna do this mid 2000 stuff anyway. You can watch pirated movies with popcorn on ios. Just google it how to. I have AV player on my ipad and it plays MKV files no problem.

104. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Android sub-standard? Yes, maybe that's why iOS keeps "adding features" to it, which have existed in Android for years! I can give iOS only one point, that the OS is buttery smooth, other than that, iOS is miles behind Android.

136. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Mrochester all Androids can just change their launcher with ease. There is even an iOS launcher if you really like that simplistic look and feel. By would anyone want that on Android, especially when you can move icons anywhere you want. Change the home screen to add anything you want, including widgets on Android home screens. Something that is impossible to do on any iPhone.

12. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Why would Google want to make Android smooth like iOS, when Android is faster and snappier than iOS. Just look at N8, when you flick and swipe on the screen, it goes to the next screen fast and snappy, while on ip8, it goes smoothly. Why would anyone drive a car smoothly when you have power on reserve. You would change gear quickly and pick speed up . Unlikely where if you have a scrappy car like standard Toyota, where the car accelerates smoothly, tries to be quick like Ferrari, but can't.

23. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

We don't want a locked overpriced limited platform. And the masses don't either. Android will never become like iOS in that regard. As far as application quality, Android where both apps share both platforms, Android versions are equal or better do to things like open file system, multiple forms of security and input. Just stay where you are. The best things in life are free and on Android.

30. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1859; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I use both the Note 8 and the iPhone X and I still think my Note 8 is better and has a better overall experience due to all the functionality built into the samsung experience along with the mighty power of the spen. I can sign pdf's on the fly with the spen while creating a gif from a video on the internet... It's the best work and play device on the market that ticks a lot of boxes that other phone only dream of. The iPhone X to me is just a fun device that tries to be a productivity tool with apps to compensate. No everyone doesn't need to sign pdf's on the fly or edit excel spreadsheets so to me the iPhone is good at just being that phone that has a eco system behind it that keeps it relevant. It works seamlessly with the products apple creates for it. My beats x pair flawlessly, and I can then use them on my ipad with no paring process needed, imessage works accross all devices seamlessly as well as other things. I find myself playing games through imessage more than I should be sometimes which isn't a bad thing. Facetime is of course great as well. I carry my iPhone most of the time when I know I don't need to be super productive and just want to have a causal day or stay in touch with people and have my apple products all synced. I carry my note when I know that I need to be productive and am going to have to have meetings on the go and will need to get work docs fired off in a snap with annotations for my team. Or utilizing the spen's pinpoint accuracy when taking notes and editing docs. But also want to throw a little fun in there too during my downtime. Oh and Samsung pay is better than Apple pay hands down due to some merchants saying we don't accept apple pay and I just hold my note to the register mag strip and proceed to check out.. Sales associate mind blown... So for me Note 8 winner and iPhone X second winner... emphasis on second..

35. hazard1

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I'm not sure why Google would make Android more Iphone like. Nor should they. Nor should Apple make iOS more android like.

37. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Idiotic comment. That's like saying until they make the Mustang more Camaro-like then I'm sticking with the Camaro.

42. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Get a Xiaomi phone. Android with essentially iOS skin. Got one from inlaws and it drives me nuts when I use it.

112. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Drives me nuts too and that's why the first thing I do is change the launcher. Currently using FastKey. It's a pity iSheep can't do that.

47. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

"Google to improve Android and make it more iOS like". Umm yeah. Android should be like iOS, iOS should be like Android. Why switch?

82. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Why would you want an iOS like Android? That's like having an apple and wanting an orange that looks and tastes like an apple.

91. limelightlemon17

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2017

Buy a pixel 2 xl. I came from an iPhone 6 and I wanted a Andriod iPhone and I can assure you the Google pixel phones are like owning an iphone.

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