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?
Ah the choice of personal smartphone... isn't that a heated debate? For some, it's all about bang-for-the-buck, doing immense amounts of research and "buying smart". For others, a smartphone is a fashion accessory or even a status symbol (though we may or may not admit it). And boy, even the iPhone is about to be beaten in this category — if you want to flaunt that disposable income, you might want to slap a Galaxy Fold on the table the next time you walk in an Olive Garden. 

In any case, there's a lot of brand loyalty in the smartphone world. More to the point — operating system loyalty, as iPhone users usually love iOS, which is why they stick with Apple. Android users — well, they have a lot of choice, and they usually prefer to stay away from the iEcosystem.

But hey, sometimes we like to switch. Either out of frustration with our current tools, or just because we want to test something new. So, we thought we'd ask — how tight are you with your current choice of smartphone? Are you secretly planning a switch?

What phone are you on and do you plan on switching?

An Android and I intend to stay on Android
60.19%
Android right now, but I am switching to iPhone next...
10.33%
iPhone and I am staying with iPhones
19.16%
iPhone, but I am already daydreaming about crossing over to Android
10.33%

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71 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Let's resurrect Windows Phone 8.1!

17. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1134; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

How about we don't? It was buggy as hell and inconsistent as f**k. I think Microsoft is better off recreating Windows Mobile 6.5, ditch the s**tty live tiles

67. PEGJG

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

I totally disagree. I didn't like WP8, but my wife had one, had two actually, both worked perfectly, and the tiles were a very nice feature IMO. The limitations of the platform, no customization whatsoever and very little freedom, the lack of apps (including some very annoying missing stuff, like a WP equivalent of ES File Explorer for instance), those are the reasons why WP failed. And the fact some apps stopped to work (FaceBook, for a start) explains why my wife now enjoys an Android phone.

24. Fred3

Posts: 317; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

That phone was terrible

50. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I say we resurrect the HTC HD2 and WinMo 6.5.3 with LTE and Bluetooth 5.0. I miss a true Remote Desktop experience and Network File Sharing out of the box.

68. oldskool50

Posts: 385; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Or the TouchPro 2. That was the best WinMo device I could remember that I actually liked. The only thing that sucked, was the 500mhz SoC, when if they had a 1Ghz SnapDragon inside would have made it and awesome device. I miss the keyboard too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbC0W4LoZ6Q

2. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Been an Android user ever since I switched from an Iphone 4 to the Xperia Z.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6439; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Been with Android since the very beginning. Unless something better comes along I'm staying put.

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 721; Member since: May 17, 2017

Hopefully, this will cause some fun fanboy fights in the comments.

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 6296; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Isn't this the (real) purpose of the article? :)

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1331; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Flame in discussion = more ad revenue :D Keep those F5 rolling!

35. Vancetastic

Posts: 721; Member since: May 17, 2017

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!

11. oldskool50

Posts: 385; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

There is nothing to fight about. Fanboys are stupid. They think you have to hate one platform, because you use another. That was the Steve Jobs mentality, and that's why he is no longer with us. Hate will destroy you. I use both on the daily. But I don't carry an iPhone. But as long as i have an iPad, that's good enough for me. The iPhone simply doesn't offer enough for its price point. Some Android phones offer too much. But at least the value for the price is very apparent.

25. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao, Techie calling out fans, take your medicine and go back to the hospital, try not to escape again please

54. kiko007

Posts: 7456; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn Techie... I see you're back at it with the iPhone slander.

71. tuminatr

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Not really, he was diagnosed early with pancreatic cancer in time to be treated but he decided to buck the system and treat himself with juice cleanses and the like. So his maverick nature actually killed him.

20. pimpin83z

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Hopefully not. It's actually cool when people act like grown-ups in the comments.

36. Vancetastic

Posts: 721; Member since: May 17, 2017

I’m not holding my breath.

5. Boast_Rider

Posts: 528; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Apple needs to halve their prices to get me to even consider their phones. Obviously that won't happen, and I won't switch.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1331; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am Android user (most of the time), if new iPhones in 11.2019 will be decent I would have no reason not to switch to iOS (unless they f-up something again). For my case scenario it's not a big downgrade compared to an Android phone, I would have to buy external BT to access decent BT audio, but that is not really an issue for me. It's my personal phone, my work phone will most likely always be Android based. iOS one would be a nuisance to work with.

7. iloveapps

Posts: 357; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Been an iphone since 3GS. Never looked to what others are offering since I started loving iecosystem.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 6296; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I see no sociological interpretation of the results, because: 1. we already know that ~90% of both iOS and Android users stick with the chosen ecosystem and nothing happen that could have change this; 2. some use both platforms; 3. this is not one time of year when people consider new purchases.

10. chrismichael83

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

I have used both Android and IOS, while Android has more features I would use daily such as more customizations, split screen, true multitasking. Where android falls short is messaging still stuck with SMS. iMessage is just too good to leave for android. About 90 percent of my family is on iPhone and switching to Android would mean I would lose one of the most best features out of the box and that's ability to share high definition videos and pictures with them without the need of a 3rd party app. I am aware of apps like WhatsApp and telegram but they require both users to have that. I am not about to ask my family to download one app so they can share and receive pictures the same way imessage does. That's really the only thing keeping me on iOS.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 1867; Member since: May 04, 2015

That iMessage excuse gets more lame as time goes by and it's US users who keep on blabbering about it. Travel outside the US and if you don't use WhatsApp you won't be messaging anyone. RCS also debunks that myth and I can barely remember the last time I sent an sms on my Android.

21. pimpin83z

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

What messaging app do you use?

34. TheOracle1

Posts: 1867; Member since: May 04, 2015

WhatsApp, like most of the planet.

55. kiko007

Posts: 7456; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ewww, Facebook owned. I'll stick to imessage, I thank you kindly.

57. TheOracle1

Posts: 1867; Member since: May 04, 2015

For once I agree with you on that. But that's what most people use these days. I also useTelegram often and it's better than whatsapp but it doesn't have the user base yet. iMessage is useless unfortunately as it's not cross platform.

31. Alter

Posts: 218; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I think iMessage is a very relevant point in favor of iOS

37. TheOracle1

Posts: 1867; Member since: May 04, 2015

To you perhaps but it's not cross platform, so completely useless for 90% of smartphone users worldwide.

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