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iPhone or Android?

Discussion in 'The Material World' started by SalixIncendium, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    My first venture into the smartphone world was with a Blackberry 8310 back in 2008. I went through two iterations of this phone, not wanting to move away from the physical keypad.

    I moved to Android in 2011 going to a Galaxy S with a slide-out keypad, and eventually was able to wean myself off of the physical keyboard and got used to the digital one. Since that time, I've been with Samsung Galaxies and Notes with the exception of my week using my daughter's old iPhone 6 for a week until I got frustrated and put the SIM card back in my Galaxy.

    Starting in September of last year, my company required me to use and iPhone for work (gave me a 6) and while I was unhappy with how slow it was, the iOS ecosystem began to grow on me.

    Early this week, the battery in the 6 they gave me finally took a crap, so they upgraded me to the iPhone 8. I was astounded by how easy the switch was between the phones. I couldn't believe all I had to do was back up the phone onto iCloud, turn it off, turn the new phone on, sign into iCloud, and have the same exact setup, apps, text messages, call history...everything, as the old phone. And the iPhone 8 is much faster than my personal daily driver, the Galaxy S7

    I have to say, now that I've gotten more used to the operating system and seeing how user friendly the software is, especially when upgrading, my favor is starting to lean toward Apple.

    I'm due for an upgrade on my personal S7 and I'm honestly torn between going with an S9 or the iPhone.

    What is your daily driver? Your work phone? What operating system do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Salvador

    Salvador Conscious Being

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    I use a ZTE Android smartphone.
     
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  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    I use Iphone because that's what my son uses.
    (He handles all our modern electronics.)
     
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  4. Rival

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    Android. I used to like Windows back when they actually made phones.
     
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  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    I used to proudly show iPhone users this...

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  6. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    This is a truly religious, even fundamentalist, question. Do you prefer a walled garden ruled over by a single company - then iPhone. Do you prefer an evolutionary hardware jungle with software reigned over more or less by one company - then Android.

    I personally prefer the choice that Android gives me. My current phone is an LG G4 (yes, I don't keep up with the current ones) and the one before was a Galaxy S3. I have no decision what my next phone will be.
     
  7. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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    I have had an iPhone for many years and find it easy to use, lots of apps. I currently have an iPhone 8+ and really like the larger screen size. On the flip side, my husband has an Android phone that he's happy with, but which I can't figure out how to operate.

    I like the way the iOS works on iPhone, the settings and controls are intuitive to me. Not sure how much this helps.
     
  8. Jumi

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    They both suck. Apple is much nicer to use than Android, but Android has a bit more freedom.
     
  9. SalixIncendium

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    The settings and controls are quite different between the two operating system. I've become quite proficient at both, but the biggest difference I see are that settings are more centralized in iOS, especially app settings, while settings in Android apps are within each individual app. While it took me a bit to become used to iOS settings, I find them more user friendly than in Android.
     
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    *smiles* How jaded we've become with technology.
     
  11. Jumi

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    Technology is fine in itself. Just the fact that the top today is a garbage heap in terms of design choices. At least they're easy to use, unless you want more privacy or security. Nope, gotta let problems happen or customer anger reach some level first before fixing anything. So progress is slow, except for eye candy, now that gets on your phone fast along with those nice ads that seem to think they guess what you like. Imagine showing an app that teaches a language to a new friend who happens to be female who speaks that language, then some mail order bride ad for that country pops up... fun.

    Still if you need to choose, I'd choose the OS by whatever apps you like to use or would like to have on your phone. end of rant
     
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  12. DavidMcCann

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    Who needs a smartphone? I'll stick with my stupid one and spend the money on something useful.
     
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  13. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    I do...for my job. I thought I made that clear in the OP.
     
  14. lewisnotmiller

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    I just went through an upgrade from the Google Pixel to the Pixel 2. Whilst I really like the Pixel, it died suddenly (only bad word I have for it) so I wasn't 'prepared' for the switch.

    It was uber-easy. Perhaps not quite as easy as an iPhone, but then again, I'm not using a full suite of Google products.

    I wouldn't ever contemplate going back to Apple. My wife and kids use them (happily) and they drive me nuts when I'm forced to for whatever reason.

    [edit] In case it matters I'm pretty strictly a big phone guy, so I use a Pixel 2 XL, upgraded from a Pixel XL. Prior to that I was using Notes.
     
  15. lewisnotmiller

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    I live on the thing for work.
    Its very useful.
     
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