Android users, if you were to switch to an iPhone, which would you buy?

Android users, if you were to switch to an iPhone, which would you buy?
Yes, yes, the battle between Android and iPhone is eternal and there are loyalists on both sides. But let's pretend we get along for a bit and try to... put ourselves in the shoes of the other side, perhaps? More specifically — if you had to switch from your Android device to an iPhone, which model would you pick?

Apple has definitely upped the diversity in its lineup over the past few years. No longer do you have a single iPhone to pick from, available only in black and white — you can get a bunch of models, from the tiny SE, to the bezel-less iPhone X.

It's just that, instead of producing any sort of "mid-range" iPhone, Apple still keeps stock of the older models and prices them down, which is fair. We are often proponents of the "buy an old flagship instead of a new midranger" argument ourselves.

So, currently, you can get: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone X. If this befuddling amount of choice has you confused, you can scroll just under the poll to see a quick recap of each generation. If you've got your mind set already — go ahead and vote!

Which iPhone would you buy if you were a newcomer?

iPhone SE
iPhone 6s / Plus
iPhone 7 / Plus
iPhone 8 / Plus
iPhone X

The iPhone SE, starting at $350 — a super-tiny handset with a 4-inch screen that still holds the same hardware as the iPhone 6s (minus 3D Touch) and has a camera that's definitely above average. It has the classic iPhone 5 form factor, making it compatible with years worth of accessories from tons of 3rd party manufacturers.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus start at $450 and $550 respectively and have the commodity of featuring a headphone jack. They also have 3D Touch displays and the awesome Taptic engine for precise vibrations, so you can get the full Apple software experience from this point on. The Plus version has optical image stabilization on its camera.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, starting from $550 and $670, may be almost 2 years old but their hardware still holds up great. Here, the small version got an OIS module upgrade for its camera, while the phablet-sized one got the telephoto lens with Portrait Mode. This generation has the faux home button and no headphone jack, but is the first one to have stereo speakers and water-resistance. It's also the latest version of the iPhone that has a metal back; from here on out, it's all glass.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus — $700 and $800 — are very, very similar to the previous generation. They add the latest hardware, of course, but also feature a glass back and wireless charging, plus a slight upgrade in the cameras, especially for low-light photos. But hey, you still have a (faux) home button and Touch ID.

The iPhone X — $999 — is the cream of the crop and the first iPhone in years to feature a different look. You've got a bezel-less design, The Notch, Face ID, and absolutely no home button. The gesture-based interface of the iPhone X is still somewhat controversial, but we've every reason to believe that it's how future iPhones will operate.

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. notfair

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Could you please add also "No Thanks" ?

5. paul.k

Posts: 305; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

If the word "if" is not strong enough to compel you to pretend like it's an alternate reality, you can always just not vote

6. notfair

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

true :)

43. Venom

Posts: 3973; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

He literally said IF, so was it necessary to say that?

46. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I took your advice and didn't bother voting. None appeal to me because the iPhone 6 to 8 series are virtually identical bezel monsters, the SE is an antique visually and the iPhone X doesn't have a fps/home button but it also has the stupid notch.

48. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you don't think readers like us want to see how many people voted no anyways. Or since you mention alternate, then what if I went to black berry. Might as well add that

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'm sure most android fanboys will get offended by this poll, it's hilarious to watch them whine.....lolzzzz

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Like you commenting on Android headlines?

55. chenski

Posts: 789; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I hope they do a reverse poll

61. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You might be one reason, some people actually never want to buy an apple device.

68. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016



Posts: 953; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Since I couldn't get a Note 7 I got a 7 Plus. Now I can't wait to switch back to Android.

25. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

But for me, ios is alot better than android

53. sgodsell

Posts: 7614; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone plus models are phablets in size only, but offer no real benefit of an actual phablet. No mouse support, no pen support, no real multitasking or split screen multitasking. The notes have a number of other phablet benefits as well. Only an ignorant person, or a complete idiot would compare a Samsung Note to an iPhone plus model.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Won't happen as long as apple controls how you use the device but if I had to choose any i suppose it would be the eks. Additionally I can't deal with a unibrow eclipsing media and games and am not not going to pretend that it blends in after using it for any amount of time.

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

That's like asking fans of chocolate desserts to choose which vanilla cupcakes they would eat.

42. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Totally different example you gave there. You don't keep chocolate desserts with you; you eat just after you buy them. So you won't have to worry about switching to vanilla as you can buy any of the two everytime you go to the bakery. But you keep phones with you for quite some time and don't just switch them every week or so, for most people.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I would wait for the new models to be announced before deciding if I had to switch.

8. andrewc31394

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I couldn't justify paying $1000 for a phone. Ever. I don't care how much sharper the screen is or how many more cores the processor has, at the end of the day it does the same thing as a phone for a quarter of the price if not less

9. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Never happen This is also another dumb poll because you know all the apple fans will vote in it to make it look like more Android fan would switch.

35. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The title suggests a hypothetical situation, not that people will switch only IF they would switch, which model.

44. Venom

Posts: 3973; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Maybe you should actually "read" the article for once. He ask what model would you consider IF you were to switch.

10. gamehead unregistered

The one coming in September

11. Bigg6987

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I've had iPhones in the past. Never been a fan. But gun to my head, I'd take an 8+. I'm not impressed with the X. Never have been. Maybe X2 or whatever they're calling it could change my mind, but i doubt it.

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 744; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

If I had to buy one right now I'd purchase the iPhone X. But I'd probably wait for the iPhone X Plus instead if that was an option

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Eight Plus... Despite poor battery endurance, location of speaker and obnoxious cam layout ( almost 2mm out of the body) I would choose it over X because the lack of Touch ID and design.

15. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I was only going to switch to the SE 2. Now that it appears to be canceled, there isn't any iPhone I would want.

19. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I get you on this. It sucks.

17. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I don't like a notch so I would choose iPhone 8+.

18. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I switch between both platforms and I have a 7 currently. If I could go back in time and make this decision, I would choose a 7 again. While the size of the SE is excellent for me, the front camera isn't. The 7 can be found for cheaper than Apple is offering, and the difference between the 7 and 8 isn't so big for the non-plus models.

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