1. The XR starts at $749. Apple didn’t only release the Xs Max. Your own iPhone X will be supported longer than the upcoming Pixel 3.I'm not going to pay $1200 for an iPhone X Max, and I want to get a phone that's going to last me at least 3 years. The Pixel 3 won't be as expensive as the Max will it?
You are talking apples instead of oranges Android devices can have up to date functionalities even with staying on with an older O/s. IDevices are dead in the water without o/s updates.1. The XR starts at $749. Apple didn’t only release the Xs Max. Your own iPhone X will be supported longer than the upcoming Pixel 3.
2. Although Google promised 3 year of updates for the Pixel 2, it suffers quite plenty of bugs and performance issues. Even stock Android fan MKBHD is no longer using his Pixel.
3. There’s very little reason to want and Android phone to last 3 years or so, as the selection is very limited, ie. Just the Pixel. For Android, I would rather just get something amazingly cheap like the Poco F1 and upgrade yearly or every 2 years. Premium Android phones are not worth it.
Want a phone that will last as least 3 years? The most recommended phone on that list, at least from my POV, is the Pixel 3. 2 major OS updates and 3 years of security patches guaranteed.I'm not going to pay $1200 for an iPhone X Max, and I want to get a phone that's going to last me at least 3 years. The Pixel 3 won't be as expensive as the Max will it?
I rather have better hardware than software in general too. But it also hurts the bootloader isn't unlocked for Samsung. That also changes the nature of Samsung Pay too. It's best to consider that before rooting your device.No problems with my Note 8 aging after almost a year. Samsung has been better letting you disable or uninstall bloatware. Once the warranty expires I'll root it and play with the various roms out there. Samsung makes a better phone vs Pixel IMO but you will not have the latest OS. I have found this matters little. The quality of the hardware is more important.
I've thought about the idea of breaking up my apple eco system.I want to ditch Apple completely this year, so the X is going bye bye.
I agree, whilst I wish there were more new features available on this years iPhones I can’t see a reason to switch to android.I've thought about the idea of breaking up my apple eco system.
Though my conclusion was android isn't the answer. Not consuming is the answer.
I already have an iPhone, AirPods, Applewatch, and MacBook Pro. They all work great. I'll keep what I have until they die and then make purchase decisions when I need to. Might be android, might not. I just can't see switching and consuming (wasting money) for spite...