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ravinja

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I don't understand myself! Started years ago with the original, went to the 4, 4s, 5s, 6s and 8plus for a while. And a lot, a lot of androids in between. I know that for my preference an Android will do better (torrents, apk loading, closing apps after x time, widgets) but I always keep coming back! I don't know why I like the iPhone so much. Now I have to get another device just for torrents. Just sold my Samsung s8 (which actually is a really nice phone, just not an iPhone) and waiting for the new X. While I know that a OnePlus will fill all my needs.
 

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I don't understand myself! Started years ago with the original, went to the 4, 4s, 5s, 6s and 8plus for a while. And a lot, a lot of androids in between. I know that for my preference an Android will do better (torrents, apk loading, closing apps after x time, widgets) but I always keep coming back! I don't know why I like the iPhone so much. Now I have to get another device just for torrents. Just sold my Samsung s8 (which actually is a really nice phone, just not an iPhone) and waiting for the new X. While I know that a OnePlus will fill all my needs.

It’s the polish.

Android feels disjointed.
 

dalani

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Don't go blaming the Polish people. They are the butt of many jokes but are a proud people. I didn't know Android has operations there.

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iPhone feels like rip off

If you feel that way then you probably shouldn’t have bought one.

But iPhones hold their values much more than other brands, so when you feel like selling it....you won’t lose much.
 

kargurin

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I have a Samsung S8+ now and up to a few days ago I thought I'd be getting a Note 9. But I am now leaning toward the plus version of the 11. Androids feed too much of the fiddling/customization obsession I have. I liked my 6+ and 7+ but didn't care much for the screen quality or the size/big bezels. Now that has been straightened out I look forward to the September announcement. I'm hoping they won't charge up the kazoo for the 256 gb. If it's 1.1K USD or less that's OK. If not, I'll get the Note 9. One thing I've become addicted to is the phone payment on swipe readers. The Samsungs work on practically everything. I don't think the iphone give you that much flexibility.
 

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Think android phones the high end are more of a rip off as you never get anywhere close to full value back when selling. Least with iPhones they hold their value very well.

Well that and the fact that high end android phone prices start dropping like a rock a couple of weeks after launch and just keeps falling.
 

The Game 161

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Well that and the fact that high end android phone prices start dropping like a rock a couple of weeks after launch and just keeps falling.
It’s why I don’t get why they price them so high. Even when the prices drop the sales figures are normally quite poor.
 

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Think android phones the high end are more of a rip off as you never get anywhere close to full value back when selling. Least with iPhones they hold their value very well.

Well, I got the note9 512gb for half the price of 256gb iPhone X (same contract plan).

Who really care about trade in price as I can get such huge advantage in price upfront.
 

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It’s why I don’t get why they price them so high. Even when the prices drop the sales figures are normally quite poor.

I think it’s because some companies want to look like they can compete with Apple and its iPhone range.

But at this point only their fervent supporters pay for those prices at launch.

Once those fanboys have their devices,
usually during the first three weeks, sales usually drop to nothing shortly thereafter.


But most consumers seem to avoid the dated design and/or high prices of some of these brands.

It’s eerily similar to the last couple of years at BlackBerry, in regards to the fervent fans of the brand.
 

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Well, I got the note9 512gb for half the price of 256gb iPhone X (same contract plan).

Who really care about trade in price as I can get such huge advantage in price upfront.

So it hasn’t even launched and Samsung sold it to you for half of the notes 9 retail value.

That’s not a good thing.
 
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For me at least it is because while Apple's marketing slogan of "it just works" may not be completely true anymore it is a lot closer to being true with iOS than it is with android. You can use an iOS device out of the box, most android phones require a lot of customizing to make them usable when you first get them.
 

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So it hasn’t even launched and Samsung sold it to you for half of the notes 9 retail value.

That’s not a good thing.

You sound like it is a privilege and favor to you when you were made to pay a high (over) price. :p

I'm just glad I got to pay less for something that has more
 

lpolarityl

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I don't understand myself! Started years ago with the original, went to the 4, 4s, 5s, 6s and 8plus for a while. And a lot, a lot of androids in between. I know that for my preference an Android will do better (torrents, apk loading, closing apps after x time, widgets) but I always keep coming back! I don't know why I like the iPhone so much. Now I have to get another device just for torrents. Just sold my Samsung s8 (which actually is a really nice phone, just not an iPhone) and waiting for the new X. While I know that a OnePlus will fill all my needs.

  • Apple doesn't steal information even when they say they don't.
  • Polish, fluidity, simplicity, everything works as intended (most of the time).
  • The ecosystem in general.
  • Facetime is better than every other video chat solution (IMO).
  • iMessage
  • iCloud is pretty good.
  • Build Quality.
  • All iPhone models retain a high resale value
 

ravinja

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It's not about the price. It's somehow the useability that gets me coming back to Apple. I somehow just also like that iOS just looks and feels the same allover and across apps. I don't want that to be worth double the price compared to a OnePlus or something , but apparently I do since if I use a android for more than a month I always feel homesick to an iPhone .
 
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You sound like it is a privilege and favor to you when you were made to pay a high (over) price. :p

I'm just glad I got to pay less for something that has more

If Samsung is artificially inflating it’s prices and then convincing their fervent fans that they are getting a great discount by overpaying.

Well it’s win win for everyone I guess enjoy.

I'm just glad I got to pay less for something that has more

Did you pay less?

Or did Samsung Just rip you off.

Enjoy your device. :)
 

The Game 161

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It’s great that you can get the note 9 cheaper than normal retail value but not really a great sign there is a discount like that as kind of makes you think they don’t have much faith they will sell many at retail price.
 
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