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cuzo

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I've had issues with Android for a few years now, i don't know how to really explain all of them but I'll try my best. I almost picked up a used 8 plus today but the phone sold before i could connect.

Here are my main gripes.

1. Organization - I think it's just too cluttered, I just dislike hoe Android searches for files. Once you have over 100 files everything becomes just a mess. I used Nova launcher which uses that swipe down to search like iOS but it's just not as smooth. It just looks cluttered and feels clunky. I know iOS isn't much better with the home screen being kinda terrible but the search function is ten times better and faster.

2. Major typing struggles the best is Gboard, i have bb keyboard and it's good but too strong, grammarly sucks, Samsung stock keyboard sucks. I'm typing it's just iOS haptic.feedback just being much better and more responsive when you type. I'm not fully aware of the haptic thing but something has to explain it.

3. File system is good and bad i like the freedom but once again the clutterness is a problem.

4. I have the s8 and TouchWiz lags once in a while, I kinda want to stop buying phones over and over again. I admire the iPhone longevity

My main gripes are the typing and organization of Android. iOS is still iTunes and slot of music has to be converted to run on iTunes. Both has issues you're giving up one thing for another.

I don't know, I'm not.excited about Android phones this year and i can only get 250 for my phone if I sell it so i don't wanna lose alot of money. I guess I'm phone worn out, just want to communicate and not much more. I don't watch movies on the phone not a ton of videos. I guess for daily use I'm beginning to feel like iOS is probably better.
 

AustinIllini

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Android is like an empty room. You can fill it however you would like, but you are responsible for what it looks like. Some people don't like that level of flexibility and iPhone is a great solution for them. I will say the Pixel 1 seems to have pretty good longevity so I think that bodes well for the Pixel 3. If iOS is your preferred destination, that's your choice, but Android in and of itself is not flawed based on the reasons you have listed here.
 

jamezr

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I've had issues with Android for a few years now, i don't know how to really explain all of them but I'll try my best. I almost picked up a used 8 plus today but the phone sold before i could connect.

Here are my main gripes.

1. Organization - I think it's just too cluttered, I just dislike hoe Android searches for files. Once you have over 100 files everything becomes just a mess. I used Nova launcher which uses that swipe down to search like iOS but it's just not as smooth. It just looks cluttered and feels clunky. I know iOS isn't much better with the home screen being kinda terrible but the search function is ten times better and faster.

2. Major typing struggles the best is Gboard, i have bb keyboard and it's good but too strong, grammarly sucks, Samsung stock keyboard sucks. I'm typing it's just iOS haptic.feedback just being much better and more responsive when you type. I'm not fully aware of the haptic thing but something has to explain it.

3. File system is good and bad i like the freedom but once again the clutterness is a problem.

4. I have the s8 and TouchWiz lags once in a while, I kinda want to stop buying phones over and over again. I admire the iPhone longevity

My main gripes are the typing and organization of Android. iOS is still iTunes and slot of music has to be converted to run on iTunes. Both has issues you're giving up one thing for another.

I don't know, I'm not.excited about Android phones this year and i can only get 250 for my phone if I sell it so i don't wanna lose alot of money. I guess I'm phone worn out, just want to communicate and not much more. I don't watch movies on the phone not a ton of videos. I guess for daily use I'm beginning to feel like iOS is probably better.
I think the iPhone might be a good fit for you. They are great phones and they simplify the user experience.
Why go to Android at all? Have you had iPhones in the past? what phone do you have now?
 
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cuzo

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S8, ive also had a note 4, htc 10, and a iPhone 5s. I never had the plus sized iPhone.

I also have a ipad. I kept the Android due to lower cost and downloading files but I'm over 40 now. I don't watch much TV.
 

cuzo

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Android is cool but maybe I'm just tired of it. Also wireless charging is pretty slow and fast charging kinda kills the battery, also overnight battery drain.

I don't know, maybe i should keep both.
 
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jamezr

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Android is cool but maybe I'm just tired of it. Also wireless charging is pretty slow and fast charging kinda kills the battery, also overnight battery drain.

I don't know, maybe i should keep both.
LOL...Thats what I do...I get tired of Android and go back to my iPhone.....soon to get tired of my iPhone and go to my Android phone......get the picture? rinse and repeat. But it is the best of both worlds....

Try it you might like it :)
 
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pika2000

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Android is like an empty room. You can fill it however you would like, but you are responsible for what it looks like. Some people don't like that level of flexibility and iPhone is a great solution for them. I will say the Pixel 1 seems to have pretty good longevity so I think that bodes well for the Pixel 3. If iOS is your preferred destination, that's your choice, but Android in and of itself is not flawed based on the reasons you have listed here.
Pixel phones are only supported for 3 years from their release date. Considering the price Google is charging, they are poor value unless the brand means a lot for you. The premium is just not justified for the pixel considering there are Android One devices which get updates almost as quick as Pixel for less than half the price. For Pixel price, might as well get an iPhone and enjoy at least 5 years of software support. At least the premium on the iPhone can be somewhat justified.
 

hallux

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Pixel phones are only supported for 3 years from their release date. Considering the price Google is charging, they are poor value unless the brand means a lot for you.

3 years is the longest for Android OEMs, Samsung flagships (at similar prices) have historically been lucky to get 2 years...
 

5105973

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Pixel phones are only supported for 3 years from their release date. Considering the price Google is charging, they are poor value unless the brand means a lot for you. The premium is just not justified for the pixel considering there are Android One devices which get updates almost as quick as Pixel for less than half the price. For Pixel price, might as well get an iPhone and enjoy at least 5 years of software support. At least the premium on the iPhone can be somewhat justified.
My iPhone’s lately have tended to start crapping out with weird problems at the one year mark. At least my iPhone 7 Plus did and now my teenager’s 7 Plus. She’s using my 8 Plus now. The 7 Plus was supposed to last her all of middle school and well into high school. Mine had similar issues which is why I traded it for an 8 Plus despite wanting to keep it longer than I did.

Got my husband a Pixel 3XL for around $500 after a $200 off big holiday sale and trade in of an older phone were taken into account. It’s easy enough to find good deals on good Android flagships.

Still, I am definitely fond of iPhone and certainly think the OP would enjoy one at this point. Sometimes it just feels good to switch things up.
 

cuzo

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Most likely I'll pick up an iPhone soon, probably XR... I'm having too many issues with Android and maybe after a year of iPhone, I'll probably come back.
 
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jamezr

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Most likely I'll pick up an iPhone soon, probably XR... I'm having too many issues with Android and maybe after a year of iPhone, I'll probably come back.
Hope you find what works best for you. Can't go wrong with an iPhone....
 
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