Okay I know that the Pixel 2 hasn’t been announced yet and is still firmly in rumour territory. But the iPhone 8 on the Apple Store is taunting me, as it’s still in stock, hours after preorders went live. I’ve been with Android for 6 years. But I am tempted to make a change, if only for something fresh and different! Here’s what I value most in my phones: great camera, fast software updates, super fast performance with butter smooth animations, water resistance and consistent battery life. So the advantages of the iPhone 8 from my perspective are: - A11’s monstrously fast performance vs the less advanced Snapdragon 835 - iPhone 8’s camera having OIS whilst the Pixel 2’s rumoured lack of it - 4K60 video vs 4K30 for Pixel 2 (Snapdragon 835 doesn’t support 4K60) - TrueTone display - Devs usually prioritise iOS versions of their apps over Android - Taptic Engine is freaking awesome (I’ve tried it) - Front facing fingerprint scanner can be used on tabletops easily - Syncs with my iPad Air 2 - the fact I have an iPad means I have lightning cable already, giving an opportunity to unify my cables that I use - wireless charging (I already own a Qi wireless charger) - my brother has an iPhone so I could iMessage him Pixel 2 meanwhile has these notable advantages: - OLED display vs iPhone’s LCD (true blacks, higher contrast, higher PPI, punchier colours) - HDR+ camera processing is incredible - fast charging straight out the box (damn you Apple for not including it in iPhone 8 by default) - Android’s notification system is far superior to iOS 11’s in my opinion (I have iPad so am used to iOS’s quirks) - the stereo speakers will likely be superior vs the iPhone 8 (its made by HTC after all) - Android’s flexibility (ability to change default apps etc.) - likely has 128GB storage option (so likely a little cheaper than 256GB iPhone 8) - unlimited cloud photo and video backup is nice to have - rear facing fingerprint scanner is more one-hand friendly - I prefer Google’s emoji designs What do y’all think? Any Android to iOS switching experiences to share to help me decide?