- Sep 15, 2013
Earlier this week, I took delivery of an Essential PH-1 to replace my (gracefully) aging iPhone 7 Plus. People in the main parts of these forums constantly say how iOS is "miles better" than Android, but I'm beginning to think that those people have never used Stock Android (or a variant, such as Android on the Google Pixel). Android is just as smooth, if not smoother than iOS. And it's more flexible in so many ways. Sure, it can be said that the openness of Android is a weakness, but for me, and I believe a lot of other people, it's a real eye opener, especially coming from the closed nature of iOS. The physical characteristics of the PH-1 are just... wow. The design of this device marries the iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 together for the ultimate device. Sure, the camera is a sore spot, but, as seen here, it can be improved drastically with Gcam (available as a basic .apk download). Overall, I have no regrets in taking the plunge from iOS to Android. What are your thoughts?