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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45. tedkord

Posts: 17196; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And now this will turn into a big thing here. Use what you're like, why does anyone else care?

46. Blessed777

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

Tired of apple closure and limitations been user for years, they have banks full of cash but not to be spend it on last best tech they use dated because cost just good looking makeup doesn't care about me don't get my money that's it

77. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

No should be upset over how Apples spends their cash, or doesn't spend their cash, at this point. Apple has proven that it's users are fine with incremental updates each year. As long as the phone works, who cares right? I bet you that if Apple saw a decline in sales year after year, they would put more money into the development of the Iphone. The latest tech and taking risks that other OEM's have not. For now, they don't have to. Honestly, I dont ever see them having too in the near future.

48. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

This is why i will NEVER use an iphone, it's boring, brings nothing new, design is crap (huge bezels) and the high price can't be justified!

50. Blessed777

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 23, 2017

Tired of apple closure and limitations been user for years, they have banks full of cash but not to be spend it on last best tech they use dated because cost just good looking makeup doesn't care about me don't get my money that's it

74. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Ever since Steve Jobs passed away, Apple began to stop innovating. Steve Jobs was the reason Apple got back to its foot. Now, it's all about business. Their products are still good, no need to bash on them but I just wish they'd stop spoonfeeding

53. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I can't stand the video quality when receiving videos thru text from Android phones. Even pictures sometimes look horrible. I wish they would fix that. I would seriously think about going Android

67. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

me too actually. I would consider android if they had a true imessage alternative. Having two young kids i absolutely love sending/receiving pics and vids- especially considering the entire family uses one. I still think the smoothness/consistency and app quality is unmatched by and other offering too.

78. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I agree. One true messenging app/service to rule them all in Android.

75. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Derek thats i give it to you.. To send picture and video i use others chat app doing by texting kill the quality. Or if i do it by text i send a link to my google photo so the person can see the thing in its full resolution clicking on my link.

132. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You talk like that's a limitation of Android. That's the limitation of MMS/SMS over cellular networks, and applies both ways. Heck, when iPhone using colleagues take a picture and want to send it to me, I tell them specifically to use e-mail and send the full quality (or keep a hold of it until I have my Surface Pro on hand if they're worried about their data caps), 'cause sending via SMS/MMS text always degrades the photo quality and makes it look like garbage.

66. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I originally started with a Oneplus 3. Was too big so I got a new 6S. Missed android and got a 3T. Then I remembered why I ditched android. The phones are way too big. I call them grandma phablets cause thats the only people I see using these big phones in real life. Returned the 3T, went back to 6S, and my pocket and pinky are happy again.

70. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Anybody remember the time when people argued about how there were lack of widgets on iOS?

80. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I feel similarly about Apple and iOS to be honest. They make good phones despite Android fanboys calling them obsolete because they have a lower resolution screen, less RAM, and BIG BEZELS! If I could run Android on an iPhone I probably would before picking up a new Samsung.

82. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Oh finally someone stating the fact that Android isn`t stuck in like 2012 and that Android phones nowadays are as reliable as iPhones! but what can I say man a lot of ppl talk in a way that makes u feel like Android is so hard to operate and use that it needs the user to be a genius!

85. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

It's not really hard though. It's just that iOS is a much more simpler OS than Android.

86. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I know I use Android myself and u r right, I know ppl who be like oh I`d never learn how to use Android or my dad or mom would never learn it iOS is much simoler and easier and stuff, a lot of ppl simply see extra features as extra hardness to use.

116. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Ios makes people lazy For dumb people that's all I can say No really

118. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Does punctuation exist in your reality?

123. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Samsung has easy mode for IOS users

94. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good point. Why is that the narrative for Android, that it's this complicated platform with a steep learning curve? No. It's a platform full of many ways on how to do the same tasks. You try them, pick the best one for you, then go from there. No big deal.

87. darthmaul

Posts: 50; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Finally, a realistic guy in the world of smartphone reviewers from the States. Thanks for the honesty!

107. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I like what I like, you like what you like. It doesn't make me or you better then the other.

110. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 650; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

"Why I'm going back to Android after using the iPhone for 5 months" Because you're done being an iDiot.

111. Valdomero

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I purchased an iPhone 6 plus for my girlfriend to replace a broken Note 3 she's got a couple years ago, I personally don't like iOS closed environment and many pay walls at all, but I have to recognize it's one of the best optimized OS's ever. (I mean, running and OS with 2GB in 2017 is very good IMO), timely updates regardless they have one-two models per generation, they still consider the old iPhones which is something to give a thumbs up. I have a Nexus 5x as some may know and I will never change to iOS unless it's necessary (work). That being said, I kinda feel what the author says, this is my GF's first iPhone ever and she asked me the same things the author complained about (she's not tech savy). She felt kinda frustrated during the first week of ownership, so I told her, "you still have time to get another Android if you want" she said she wanted to keep the phone, so now I'm struggling to transfer her whatsapp chats from her Android to her iPhone, it's a real pain in the butt. I think it all depend on taste, specially on how much you want to mess with the configuration of the phone. Now, being a troll saying an OS is better than the other is the most stupid thing I will ever see.

115. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

i have owned both android (samsung s6) and ios (iphone 6; i ditched my iphone 7 since i needed money); i could say is that both have their respective pros and cons. i love ios' fluidity and simplicity (camera, to soem extent) but i find much of my time fiddling my s6 more, since it is much more of an "entertainment" device for me. i guess it's more on personal preferences basically.

117. mariosraptor

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Hahahaha. This article really made me laugh. If you're a kid go with android. If you want to have work done buy yourself an iPhone. And before anything is said. I am an senior member on xda from 2006. Yes then and many years after I tinkered with android. But as you grow up and have your own business and want things DONE then you realize android is nerd friendly.

119. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Ios is no where near as interesting and customizable as android.. unless it's jailbroken. People who've used both know this well. Both have their pluses and minuses

120. fyah_king unregistered

It was boring to me as well. That's why i got rid of my 7plus.

121. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

How's your private island?
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