iPhone 11 Pro Anyone coming back from android (specifically s10,s10+,N10)?

Eggtastic

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I toyed with the idea of trying Samsung for just something new and different. I also like their watches better than apple watch for some reason.

However the improved camera of the pro has me intrigued to stay with apple and upgrade my X to the 11 pro.

For whatever the reason, did you try Samsung for a year or two and after using it, decide to come back after the 11 announcement?
 

trnjackie23

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Well, not S10 or N10 since that just came out so I doubt someone jumped ship that quick.

But I did go from X to Note 9 last year and I'm switching back to iPhone this year, primarily so I could go back to an Apple Watch. It was nice to try something new for once and I liked how I could tinker my phone and customize here and there but the novelty wore out tbh. So in the end, I prefer how seamlessly my devices work together and I'm primarily a Mac user. I also have an Apple TV now and would like to use my phone to input stuff on-screen and for video airplay.

Had the Samsung smartwatch but didn't like the software, it annoyed me enough that I had to resort to a Fitbit Versa. WatchOS is way better.
 

svnty6rs3

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I had the x. Switched to the Note 10+ but am now going back to the 11 pro. Below are a couple of the reasons that are making me switch back. They are pretty small things but just add up for me.

1. Inconsistency in the UI. One day i will press back in an app and it will take me to the previous screen in the app and another day using the same app it would take me to the home screen. it's a small thing but adds up when you are just trying to do something quickly. I feel like with iOS you always know what the outcome will be of any action you perform. There isnt as much inconsistency as there is when using Android.

2. Keyboard Autocorrect. I don't know if its just the larger size or what, but i for the life of me I can't type anywhere near as fast with any of the android keyboards as i can with the iPhone one. I tried the Samsung one, google and Switfkey. I spend more time than i would like having to go back and select multiple words to correct them.

3. While the bezel-less display is absolutely stunning, it does lead to alot of accidental touches which get frustrating. Especially when using the phone with one hand on the subway or out and about while trying to reach something across the screen.

4. iMessage. - Being able to quickly send videos and photos to friends and family right in imessage is great. Most of my friends and family have iPhones and when they send through a video its a blurry mess. I currently have to wait for a video to be uploaded to Google Photos before getting a link and then sending it. Just adds more steps to what is a seamless process on iPhone. Also simple things like live previews of videos from Instagram links etc that play right in the message is great. On Android you have to tap the link to open it in the browser to watch it.

5. The camera was a big reason i switched due to the night mode and some of the other features but Apple added everything into the new iPhones so im excited to get that back.

6. Battery life was another reason i was excited about going to the Note but again Apple increased the battery life of the new phones and added int he fast charger so thats awesome to have without having to pay extra.

7. The app quality isn't as solid as it is on iOS and i actually am pretty excited about the Apple arcade platform which looks to have some great looking games and at aonly $5 a month for the whole fam thats hard to compete with.

8. Apple watch. There just isnt anything close to as polished on Android and i missed it alot more than i thought i would.
 

Stalyn

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I toyed with the idea of trying Samsung for just something new and different. I also like their watches better than apple watch for some reason.

However the improved camera of the pro has me intrigued to stay with apple and upgrade my X to the 11 pro.

For whatever the reason, did you try Samsung for a year or two and after using it, decide to come back after the 11 announcement?
Just buy a professional camera since you like pictures so much.
 

blaine07

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I have a S10+ and a IPhone Max currently; always try to keep a semi recent model of Android around for good measure to keep the itch scratched. New Pro Max should be here Friday and I’ll trade current Max in. Wasn’t enough about Note10 that enticed me to take that ride too.
 

BeaverHammer

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Coming back to iOS from an LG V30 for the first time since the 3G. I’ve had a good ride with Android, just ready for a change.
 

Recon73

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I am heading back to IPhone from a note 9. I had S7 before that. I think last iPhone I had was iPhone 6. I am going with the iPhone 11. After being away from IOS for awhile in my case iOS just seemed to work better for me.
 

Macalicious2011

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I'm moving from an Android phone. Here's my smartphone history:

iPhone 5S
Why I bought it: It was my first smartphone and the best one at the time.


Samsung S6 Edge Plus
Why I bought it: The large OLED screen was simply stunning and made the iPhone 6S look like a boring larger version of the 5S with the same grid of icons I was familiar with since the iPad 2.

The weight and look and feel of the phone in gold was ace!

Pixel 2 XL
Why I bought it: The camera blew the socks of any other phone and even today it's still better than the iPhone XS and many Android Flagships. Furthermore the speed of the device and lack of clutter makes it the most iPhone-like Android phone. Everything just works, especially the squeeze feature for Google assist and ability to activate the camera by press+hold any volume button.

By far one of the best pieces of tech I've owned and it only cost me half of what an flagship iPhone or Samsung phone cost last year.

iPhone 11 Pro Max
Why I'm buying one: It's the first iPhone in year's that doesn't feel overpriced and behind the curve in features. Basically, the first iPhone that's good enough for me in over 5 years. The battery life and triple rear cameras are a huge appeal and the computational photography has finally caught up with Google.

Over the past 12 months I have bought movies on iTunes for my Apple TV and look forward to having access to the content on my phone.

Roll on to collection tomorrow at 0900am :)
 
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mkajour

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Me. I switched to the note 10+ thinking that I will change platform for the year but the inconsistency of UI bugs me and I really prefer the iCloud password vs last pass integration. It is just the nitty gritty. Can’t wait to collect my iphone 11 pro tomorrow :)
 

Soybomb

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This will be my first. I've had an android phone from OG droid to pixel 2xl. Phones are all so great now I think I could be happy with something from either side. Watches are still rapidly developing and way more exciting to me. I waited for google to finally release the pixel watch and made do with a withings. I eventually switched to the samsung line of watches. I'm on the pixel line of phones for pure android and every time there's a release the samsung software for the watch breaks (it's like samsung is taken by surprise by a release). I'm frustrated and have had enough so its time to see how I like Apple's mobile products.
 

Drak3

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Replaced my dio Galaxy S8s. The first with a Note 9 about a year after the S8 released, the second a few months ago with an iPhone XR. My XR consistantly gets better coverage, doesn't feel slower after a few months, and for as much marketing goes behind the cameras, image quality between the two is interchangeable. Debating in replacing the Note 9 with either the 11 or the 11 Pro.
 

penajmz

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I tried the S7 when Samsung had that test program thing. Was allowed to keep it for 30 days, only used it like 2 days and sent it back. Not for me.
 

RSmith2023

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I use an Android device for work (currently the Samsung S10+) and it works well for it's purpose. For personal use I was using the XS Max but since I knew I'd almost assuredly upgrade this year I decided to sell it in early July to take advantage of still relatively high resale value. In it's place I decided using a Note 10+ (pre-production unit). I was extremely excited to try this phone out as the Note line has always been impressive. Overall I was satisfied with the Note 10 and initially contemplated staying on it through this year but ultimately decided to switch back. A few of my reasons are below. I must say that there were no glaring issues with the device, but rather a lot of little ones that detracted from the experience.

  • not a fan of the curved "edge" screen. It was hard to avoid hitting the edges unless I was actively thinking about it
  • issues with Android Auto - I am not convinced that AA was really thought out well. The UI is clunky and just doesn't work all that well. There is also a widely reported issue where a "phone disconnected from BT" message will flash on the screen indicating it is disconnecting and reconnecting.
  • most of my family and people I communicate with regularly have iPhones and things just work better between them because Apple has done of work to keep as many services as possible from being constrained by the carriers
  • future updates - I have to keep in mind that Android phones (even the flagships) will see 1 maybe 2 OS update over their lifespan. Years ago this was one of the primary drivers that moved me to iOS
 

qwertydh

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I had always switched back and forth between iOS and Android until I got the iPhone 6. I like a lot of things of Android, but I got tired of it as it wasn't as polished as iOS.

This year I decided to try again (I knew I was going to get the new iPhone anyways) so got an S10. Android has improved a lot and it's much better than before. But coming from iOS still doesn't feel polished. There's a lot of little things that don't work as well as iOS. Also I hate the fingerprint sensor of the S10. It's pretty bad. But my biggest problem is the App ecosystem, the apps are subpar compared to iOS.

The camera is great, so I'm looking forward to test the Pro cameras. Battery life is also great.

In general it's a good phone, but I cant wait to pick my new iPhone tomorrow.

Oh I forgot, I'm preparing to sell the phone and the resale price is awful.
 

boilerjohn94

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I'm a long time Android user switching from an S10+ to iPhone for the first time. Almost all of my friends and family have iPhones and the security of iMessage and the Apple watch are the big draws for me. I know it will be an adjustment, but I think it just makes sense for me right now. I am picking up a gold Pro Max tomorrow morning!
 
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johnc22

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Though I haven't pre-ordered, I will be moving from an S7 Edge to an iPhone 11 128GB (probably, unless I can swing the Pro Max 256GB with a BOGO).

I only left the iPhone when my wife and I merged our accounts onto AT&T, and they were offering a BOGO for the Note 7 (long story you've already heard). She's all Android, so ultimately I was stuck with the S7 Edge. It's a good phone, but while customizable, the Android experience ends up just feeling clunky compared to a modern iOS device.. For whatever reason Google Maps on my phone is completely gimped and takes like tens of seconds to process any clicks (avoiding a factory reset, for now). There are a few things I like, SD slot for one, fast charging (wireless charging is not important to me).

I still have the iPhone 6 Plus that I retired when I ended up with the S7 Edge, and it still works well, though is now too old for updates (12.4 is the last one). I'll probably sell it or just trade it in at the Apple store when I upgrade. We're thinking of moving to T-Mo from AT&T and hoping they offer a BOGO, but it may not matter as my wife is unenthusiastic about iPhones (that's putting it kindly, actually).
 

bruce_wayne8887

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I'm coming from a Note 9 and Pixel 3a XL to the iPhone 11. This will...be my first iPhone. I last used a iPod Touch back in 2008. My only iOS device. Wife has always had iPhones and is on IUP getting the 11 from an XR. So I'm kinda nervous myself. Been watching iOS 13 videos on Youtube. I'm a Android fan and been using them for 10 years. I'm a big Tech fan so I'm not nervous about not knowing its just a big change. And end of an era for me. Bittersweet. I plan on selling my Gear S3 Frontier watch and buying a Series 3 Apple Watch for my wife and taking her Series 1. Pretty Exciting honestly. Haven't been this excited since my Pixel XL.
 

bruce_wayne8887

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This will be my first. I've had an android phone from OG droid to pixel 2xl. Phones are all so great now I think I could be happy with something from either side. Watches are still rapidly developing and way more exciting to me. I waited for google to finally release the pixel watch and made do with a withings. I eventually switched to the samsung line of watches. I'm on the pixel line of phones for pure android and every time there's a release the samsung software for the watch breaks (it's like samsung is taken by surprise by a release). I'm frustrated and have had enough so its time to see how I like Apple's mobile products.
Same here, used android since my Galaxy s4 to Nexus 5x, Pixel XL, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3XL, Note 9, Pixel 3aXL right now. Jumping to the iPhone 11 for the first time. Pretty excited and nervous at the same time. Have a Gear S3 Frontier I plan on selling sometime and getting the Series 3 Apple watch when there's a sale that brings it below $200 new. Wife has used Iphones for years but this will be a huge change for me!
 

Rafterman

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I am getting a Max Pro, but I also have and am keeping my Note 10+. I'll switch back and forth when the mood suits me. Too many cool things about the Note (like S-Pen) to give up.
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Just buy a professional camera since you like pictures so much.
The best camera you have is the one with you. DSLRs are not usually with you.
 

naturalguy

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I was a long time Sammy fanboy and Apple hater but every single Samsung I had got laggy & buggy fairly quickly. They drove me to the iPhone. Sammy makes good hardware, terrible and frustrating software
 

Macalicious2011

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I was a long time Sammy fanboy and Apple hater but every single Samsung I had got laggy & buggy fairly quickly. They drove me to the iPhone. Sammy makes good hardware, terrible and frustrating software
Although Samsung software has improved, I am not brave enough to take a punt on an Note 10 as I would be very cross if it started feeling laggy or a bit unresponsive after a few months.
 

bruce_wayne8887

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I honestly would stay away from Samsung if you care about software updates. While they have improved some they still push software updates much slower.