Android vs iPhone: what phone do you have right now, and do you intend to switch to the other?

Android vs iPhone: what phone do you have right now, and do you intend to switch to the other?
Android phones vs the iPhone — boy that's a can of snakes better left untouched. But let's try and tread lightly — we simply want to ask what you own and whether thoughts about switching sides are seeping through your mind. No worries, the poll is anonymous!

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 phones, in order to keep that feeling of freshness and discovery that you might miss out on if you stick to a single brand for a while. And we are pretty sure a few of you out there own an Android phone and an iPhone just for the heck of it.

So, let's see who's getting a new operating system these holidays and who's staying loyal!

What is your current phone?

An Android and I am staying on Android
63.86%
An Android and I will be switching to iPhone
6.18%
An iPhone and I am staying with iPhone
15.46%
An iPhone and I will be switching to Android
5.76%
Pft! I have both!
8.74%

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65 Comments

1. andrewc31394

Posts: 268; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i think most phone-centric sites like this are gonna be predominantly Android users, not that it's bad. just the way it is

2. Acdc1a

Posts: 457; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

It would be bad if phone enthusiasts were iPhone users. Not that there's anything wrong with iPhones (users are another story), just that Apple's ecosystem makes it hard to be enthusiastic.

3. Fred3

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree it seems the more Tech savvy people have Android while more trend followers haves iphones so basicly only Tech people will see this poll

9. Valdomero

Posts: 554; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I'm tech savy and I switched to iPhone to experience the ecosystem, tbh is not that bad, a bit bland and monotonous indeed, but it does the job, a simple to medium job that is. For the time I've owned Android phones I had a lot of fun changing everything that can be customized and playing old school games on the phone was a blessing. Sure I miss my Nexus 5X, but why don't give the iPhones some love? I don't own 2 phones because it's cumbersome to me and I like to have everything in one device, that's why I use Google services on my iPhone rather than the baked-in apps so I can make the transition faster and painless as possible. For whatsapp chats I don't care that much since I have a software that can transfer chats between both OS. The only thing I can't move is the purchases I've made in one store or the other, I purchased Minecraft on both OS's stores... (silly me).

52. Leo_MC

Posts: 5884; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

“For whatsapp chats I don't care that much since I have a software that can transfer chats between both OS” Can you share the name of the app? Thanks!

59. Valdomero

Posts: 554; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's called Backuptrans. It costs $29 to purchase, but is very good at transfering all the data of Whatsapp from Android to iOS and viceversa.

61. Leo_MC

Posts: 5884; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Thanks again!

15. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Reading this site i'm not sure about that tech savy. When you actually talk with Android users it shows that most of them have no clue about tech. Only thing what they compare are numbers on paper and base their opinion to those. When you start to talk with them, very fast you notice they doesn't know anything about the subject when you challenge them. For example like strategic developer who thinks he have Samsung OLED TV.. When i was young i was big nerd i also compared numbers and all. I was very skeptical to buy iPhone because numbers on paper just didn't sound good because back then numbers meant lot. Since then i have opened my eyes and i look different things now. Also when i was young i also liked to tweak everything and were happy if i had problems with my products which i can solve. Now when i'm lot older i just want my device to work flawlessly always. That's why i'm iPhone user, it just works.

27. Vancetastic

Posts: 541; Member since: May 17, 2017

Yes, your comments are very “tech savvy.” “Apple have great sales!” “iPhone take great photos!”

17. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

What is the criteria to be "Tech savvy people"? Let me rephrase that; what qualifications does one need to be considered a tech savvy person? I'm asking honestly, because "tech savvy" is often bandied about by android fans, yet seems sort of intangible, at least to me.

60. Valdomero

Posts: 554; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

For my understanding a "tech savvy" person is a person that knows and loves technology in general, not just phones or tablets, this includes PC's, Software, VideoGames, CarTech, et al. You don't have to be a systems engineer to know and love technology. That's what I think a tech savvy person is.

22. Fred3

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I should of been more specific when i said "more". I don't mean "all" just "most".

51. Leo_MC

Posts: 5884; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You seriously think there are 2-3 billion tech savvy people in this world?!

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 899; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

iPhone user here and will be switching back to Android.

5. DavidDau

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I’m happy with my IP7+ besides iPad Air 2 :)

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 5884; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have both but I voted for my main phone and if I’m happy or not with what it gives me.

7. Ichimoku

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

I have both device. I am not a fanboy, so both Android and iOS is the best smartphone OS right now.

8. Valdomero

Posts: 554; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I'm an iPhone user, I'm planning to keep my phone for 2 more years before deciding which is better for my needs. For now the phone is responding to all my need, so I'm good.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2304; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I have an iPhone XS Max. I plan on buying an S10 and running both

11. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Staying with android, note 10 will be mine forsure.

12. jellmoo

Posts: 2522; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

At this point I just want a no headache device that works without fuss. I currently alternate between an Essential Phone and a Note 8, and each device had enough little things that the experience isn't totally enjoyable. Whichever device lets me experience a hassle free and just plain works style of play will be my next choice, platform be damned.

16. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Sounds like iPhone is right choice for you.

20. sissy246

Posts: 6831; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They have there faults also

39. apple-rulz

Posts: 1786; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes but iOS users know when to use their as opposed to there ;)

57. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

At least some of them, other iOS users forget to put articles in front of their nouns.

21. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except for all the times an iOS update breaks something, which has happened a lot over the past few years.

38. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It's very unlikely that you will be affected with those. So far iOS updates haven't broke anything on my devices and been using them since 2009.

43. Vancetastic

Posts: 541; Member since: May 17, 2017

You must have skipped the 3g on iOS 4...

49. midan

Posts: 2409; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That's true never owned that phone, 3gs was my first iPhone.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30483; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We know lol. We also know, you’d lie through your teeth, to protect Apple.

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