Poll: iPhone users, if you were to use an Android phone as a daily driver, which would you go for?

Poll: iPhone users, if you were to use an Android phone as a daily driver, which would you go for?
The eternal battle of Android versus iPhone may still be silently brewing, but it's mostly calmed down nowadays. Years have passed, both systems have matured in their own way (in fact, getting closer and closer to each other with the latest iterations), and plenty of users out there have had enough time to choose their preferred operating system and know exactly why they like it.

Of course, there are also those that can't really imagine not owning both, so they would usually rock two phones, or a combination of Android handset and iPad, or iPhone and Android tablet – it all depends on how the gadgets are used. All in all, we do trust that there are a lot of smartphone geeks out there, just like us, that have made it a point to spend a lot of time with various smartphones and form lengthy opinions of them.

So, we wonder, for those of you that usually rock an iPhone, what would your go-to Android phone be? If, hypothetically, you absolutely can't use an iOS handset anymore, which of the many Android ones would you instantly decide to pick up?

If you had to switch from iPhone to Android, which one would you go for?

Samsung Galaxy S7 / Note 7
68.76%
HTC 10
9.19%
LG G5 / V20
3.38%
Moto Z / Force
3.85%
Sony Xperia X Performance
3.75%
Huawei P9
1.31%
OnePlus 3
6.38%
I'd go for an exotic Chinese brand or a lower-range, cheaper phone
3.38%

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33 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I voted Galaxy S7 but in reality no-one makes the phone I want outside Apple - A flagship performing sub-5" phone. Shame really because it means this year I'll either be holding onto my iPhone 6, trading in for an SE or, if worst comes to worst (since my battery is getting flaky after 550 cycles) getting an iPhone 7. :\

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but S7 is just a bit bigger than i6 (maybe around 0.2inch taller, and 0.1inch wider) maybe S8 will be even smaller than that, since they already mastering the art of 78% screen-to-body-ratio, lol..

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Re read his article, with focus on "sub-5" phone".

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So you wouldn't want a phone that has a notably larger screen in essentially the same size body? My Nexus 6p is a good example. It's essentially the same size as the 6s Plus, with a 5.7" screen instead of the iphone's 5.5" screen.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7515; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

First of all how can they be closer together, especially when Apple makes things that only work with Apple stuff. Look at Apples watch (only works with iPhone) is a perfect example of that another is Apples lightning connector and accessories, including some Bluetooth devices. Not to mention Apples wall garden and development restrictions still exist. So someone please inform Paul K. that things are still much the same.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wtf are you even talking about? Seriously!

11. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Man, I would totally buy SE if I could boot Android on it (just like how I could boot Windows on my Mac).

2. Unordinary unregistered

Nexus. Hands down.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

HTC 10 I'd basically a Nexus with better audio......I'd go for that if I didn't already own one :D.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really the only way to go in the android world. Samsung is too much flash and not enough substance.

21. Unordinary unregistered

Nexus 6P is amazing. Id still buy that over a Note 7.

32. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'm using Nexus 6p but I'm fascinated by huawei p9, might go for one of those mate flagships next time I switch

3. foxfoxfox

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 10, 2016

note7 the best

5. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

HTC 10 if they offered a 5.5'+ version.

7. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

I'd go for note 7

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use both, so my pick is obvious.

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not an iPhone user but surely nexus has to be on the list

13. mrochester

Posts: 1033; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

None of the above, they are all too big. A Nexus 6P in an iPhone SE sized device would be what I would switch to if it had to. Thankfully I have a choice not to switch!

14. snoppdogg

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

not a iPhone user,. but I'll say note 7/ Nexus.

15. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Based on size, I chose the X Performance. The rest are too big or I just don't care for them.

16. JustinF1998

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 01, 2016

Galaxy s7 no question, waiting to see if the iPhone 7 isn't a complete failure them I'll trade in my 6s for the s7.

18. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

"I'd go for an exotic Chinese brand or a lower-range, cheaper phone" Said no one ever. Also, where's Nexus?

30. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Can't go wrong with an exotic Chinese phone that is totally unlocked, completely customizable, ability to download any launcher, music, apk,app, movie file without much trouble. Makes for an amazing multimedia device. Add kodi and mobdro and you have an amazing device for long road trips.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I would go with Note 7. Only have one line now so 6s plus my daily. Use Note 3 at home with wifi.

22. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Samsung Pay alone is enough to put it ahead of almost every phone. And with Samsung screens and water resistance, there's nothing even close. I'd like more options, but right now they're just way ahead of everyone.

23. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, these polls, even the samsung fans will vote for the samsung note7

24. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

I am pleasantly surprised that the X performance is at 4,71%. Sadly that won't change anything and Sony will continue to bleed money until they pull off an htc 10 (if they can swallow their pride). Such a shame.

25. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

There are not a lot of iPhone users in this site. But there are lots of Samsung trolls in here for sure...

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

HTC 10 because imo HTC has the best android ui and the 10 is the all around best android phone right now.

27. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Not sure if trolling. Ever heard of the galaxies? Note7 and GS7/E? Ever heard of the Moto Z? Ever heard of the OP3? Now tell me, how is the htc 10 better than all these phones all around? Aside audio of which I can give you 2 reasons for every 1 reason you say htc Is better than another phone. Htc 10, probably the most boring android phone in 2016.

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