Why I'm going back to Android after using the iPhone for 5 months

Back in November, I decided to switch to the iPhone 7 as my daily driver. Fast forward five months, and I'm back to Android once again..
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137 Comments

1. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

I have dabbled with going back to an iPhone. Only thing swaying me towards it is iMessage (because RCS rollout is painfully slow). and kinda sorta facetime.... but duo just as good and the fact that if theres a girl in the room theres a charger in the room (not as big of a deal after getting the pixel). But to be completely honest iMessage is the only reason to get an iphone at this point IMO

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

And still... The paid iPhoneArena will give the iPhone 8 the 9.5 out of 10 points.

14. rubyonrails3

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You have to agree S8 did 2 things bad. 1 performance. And fingerprint and these 2 things you will notice every day as S8 is pain to unlock even with so many ways.

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Really? i used the S8 and its butter smooth ( and i dont like samsung much so i have no reason to lie )

134. ECPirate37

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Same here. I actually don't like Samsung, but got the s8+ (my first Sammy in over a decade) and it is an amazing phone. There are still things I like better from my Huawei, but the S8+ is a smooth operator.

22. nique0201

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Not true at all.. my Iris scanner unlock in about 1 second flat and work in day and pitch black. Don't make a comment until you have tried something yourself. I'm 4 days in

30. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I see no reviews or evidence of bad performance. Now, as I've said all along, the fingerprint scanner placement is just pure stupidity.

112. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I have tried the fingerprint sensor and I don't think it's that bad Sure if it was in middle it would be better but I can easily use the fingerprint where it's now It's exaggerated This phone is pure pleasure

49. Youngquenga41

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Performance? You own an s8?

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I work for a carrier... i got all the device i want ;) Been using the S8 since 1 week and half now. ( not the + model its too big )

51. epic_ninja420

Posts: 130; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

What? No performance issues here and i play Clash Royale and SW Force Arena daily. Forget the fingerprint scanner, the iris scanner is just as fast and doesnt require anything but you looking at the screen.

73. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

And how is that relevant to the thread?

76. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Not really

89. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

People have not used s8 for even 7 days. How do you know it has bad performance ?

97. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The performance on the S8 is crazy nice!! You can tell that 10nm 835 is handling business!! The fp sensor is faster than the previous generation and my finger has already been trained to reach for it with no issues... The iris scanner and facial recognition are laser accurate and add another level of security. And even further if you train google now to your voice you can unlock it and go straight to your home screen... Please turn your hate down ruby... you sound ridiculous...

128. sgodsell

Posts: 7033; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Performance is top notch on the S8. I don't know where you pulled that one. The rear finger print scanner is not nice in this implementation. However a number of other devices that do have rear finger print scanners are actually better than Apple front finger print scanner.

130. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I agree on the fingerprint scanner but Performance? in other words you don't own an S8.

140. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You have never used one. I can say after 3 days of use that it is very fast, smooth and the various unlock features are great. So no I would not agree, you are jusr plain wrong.

29. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

HAHahah. I was going to say that the author is going back to Android because of all the hard time readers are giving to PA, however even if that was the reason... you can't fool them Joe M, you can't.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You might need to bleach soak your tighty whities to get the blood stains out of the back.

79. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First hand experience tedkord?

81. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, I have made you bleed from the rear end on many occasions here.

124. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You should really stop shoving Galaxy devices up your rear. Btw, what you just said sounded really gay.

144. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Watch out Mxyzptlk, he's coming for you!... wait.... is it coming or cumming? OMG, why am I posting this!?! Sorry to all parties involved in the conversation, I will admit that I have issues!

143. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Umm... I know it's not what you meant, but when I read your comment, I got this mental image of a prison cell roommate arrangement. Blah!!! full body shiver.

91. Unordinary unregistered

Did you not just read this article, lmfao. TOTTALLLYYYIPHONEARENAOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! GET THE PITCHFORKS OUT!

93. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Articles like this are called "Safety Valve" . Throw these articles to keep android fans content. In the meantime, never compare good mobiles like s8 with iphones in fair manner. Presume that s8 will become laggy in future and lower its rating.

105. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

I mean. You are already hating on something that isn't even announced. Sad life.

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I never get an ios device again i just sold my ipad air 2 to get a Sony Z tablet and i am happy. As its was said in the article with android i can switch OEM as i want and keep all my stuff. This is simply priceless!

147. lyndon420

Posts: 6600; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Sometimes people need to actually jump into the fire to know that it's in fact hot lol. This author just needed to reassure himself with something that most of us have known for along time. I remember reading his previous article and I thought to myself he'll probably be coming back to Android before too long lol.
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