Back to iOS after years of Android use

31 December 2021


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[deleted post]You are still here, just buy an SE and get done with obsessing over us Apple users. 🙂

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    • Anonymous
    • StU
    • 02 Jan 2022

    V3ctorPT, 01 Jan 2022I have been since always an Android user. Been having Andro... morehttps://youtu.be/rYB-xLSFhu0

    This is a youtube video making it very easy to understand.
    But basically you move 1 app across left to make a spare page. or right if you want the spare page to your right, you then move it back to the right or left, whichever way you have it set up and that spare page still stays active, but is now clear

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      • Anonymous
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      • 02 Jan 2022

      [deleted post]Pro models are not overpriced. Base model needs work though. Could have better specs at the price

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        • Anonymous
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        • 02 Jan 2022

        V3ctorPT, 01 Jan 2022I have been since always an Android user. Been having Andro... moreYou can set a blank page much like you do on android, so you can side swipe to show your app icons, or swipe again to have a completely clean / clear screen.
        I use to have my iphone 12 set that way, so I could enjoy a clutter free screen

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          • Sigh
          • myW
          • 02 Jan 2022

          "the iPhone inspires an elitist feeling of superiority over phones of other makes. 'Yeah, sure, your Galaxy is nice, but it's no iPhone' type of thing."

          Sums up the whole article and the truly sad world we live in today.

            "That is to say, a switch to iPhone because I maintain that iOS is a dated and backward excuse for a mobile OS. It's got downright stupid UI choices that are stuck in the past and get in the way of daily usage, even if you do eventually get used to them. But it's the OS that goes with the phone, and I've accepted the bad with the good."

            "I'd be the first to admit that as GSMArena staff, we've been privileged and even spoiled if you like. Even when picking up a new phone, you can already hear the question in the back of your mind "That's fine, but where do you go next once this one inevitably ceases to excite you?" I almost felt compelled to write this piece as a way of explaining that, for once, I am happy where I am, only to be met with comments like 'it's articles like this one that make you reevaluate your choices, and you'll be replacing that iPhone in no time." But I don't think I will - not this time around. January 2022 will seemingly be heavy on new phone announcements, but I don't see anything on the horizon that can potentially change my mind. Until it does, of course. Stay tuned!"

            People usually changes their mind. These are toys. We get bored with toys. It's only ideal for a short while but we're always looking to buy what's next. We are chasing a higher number every single year. The slight improvement over the previous one.

              Thanks for the article. Some of those topics you shed light on helped me to make my mind in the big switch of my life. I'm staying on android for a while even though I already have started to use Mac M1 for work.

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                • Jman
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                • 01 Jan 2022

                The last iPhone I had was the 5, and while I loved iOS, the battery life and build quality were awful. It's good to see that they have improved both of these, and will likely consider going back one day (I use an iPad as well, so not completely cut off from Apple's ecosystem)

                It's still a case of Ease of Use vs Functionality with both Operating systems, but it's so close now that it hardly matters.

                  BengGaBoy, 01 Jan 2022Why didn't the author talked about how iOS handle pict... moreI used to have iPhones myself but since the S8 I stuck with Samsung (only the highest end) and apart the battery life, I am very happy. I considered the iPhone 13 Pro but then I saw the hardware and software limitations and I was against it...I am tempted with iPhone's power and battery life, as the top video quality but... does that compensate the limitations? The following:
                  - no easy share from media or files as over bluetooth / wifi direct (to friends, to print photos on stores...)
                  - no easy split screen, no pause video recording, no DeX or "PC like" functions
                  - OTG or uncomplicated file access or management
                  - big missing features that make my life easier every day like always on display, battery percentage, alarms or default browser settings, keyboard, ...
                  - default camera app possibilities (at least comparing to Samsung or Huawei)
                  - much cheaper compatible accessories as fast wireless chargers (10-15W or higher)

                  Those are just some items that still make me look away from iPhones (most software related); also a lot of people complain about android being slow or unresponsive...those clearly never used a high end Samsung. My S9+, S20 ultra, etc work very fast, responsive and reliably. I'll wait for the S22 "ultra"

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                    • Brkboy
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                    • 01 Jan 2022

                    Hello everyone and happy new year to all. I am long time android user. And now i am considering to buy an iphone 13 pro with 1tb . I think ios is more stable than android. And i was surprised when my fathers iphone se 2016 received an ios update 15. So 5 year old phone still received an ios update and thats amazing compare to 3 year of support from samsung and 2 year support of motorolla. So especially when you going to spend more than grand you expecting to keep the device for longer period. So i am waiting for s22 and if this device will lack of sd card support i will trade in my s20 ultra for iphone 13 pro.

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                      • Samiaverde
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                      • 01 Jan 2022

                      At the end of the day, it’s just a phone. I really don’t know why people are giving this guy crap for having a different type of phone to you

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                        • Anonymous
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                        • 01 Jan 2022

                        Sigh I remember when a 4.2'' display used to be called 'massive' (the Sony Ericsson Arc S). Now a 6.1'' display is called 'compact', and anything smaller essentially unusable.. It's almost as if our thumbs have grown in size with the times..

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                          • 01 Jan 2022

                          too much talking same same function same same mobile phone.

                            walkman8, 01 Jan 2022Youtubers, celebrities, bloggers and influencers (or rather... moreAll the more reason to drop the poorly optimized android OS that still has less battery life with 5000mah phones. 🙂

                              Anonymous, 01 Jan 2022If you are heavy user (like I am), "lacking half baked... moreYou wouldn’t be in this thread if you were happy with your android. 😉

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                                • Anonymous
                                • YUf
                                • 01 Jan 2022

                                We try to find pleasure in something so shallow and so we are left unfulfilled time and time again.

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                                  • Anonymous
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                                  • 01 Jan 2022

                                  Nick, 01 Jan 2022You used all the horrible Android phones Try ONE PLUS.... One plus is Garbage though..

                                    I have switch also from Android to iOS after many years being a droid fan. It was with a small heart because my Reno 6pro 5G have killer specs but bad updatesuport. Finaly i have choose iPhone 13 and even when 4GB ram and 128 storrage is smalle the better is thé iPhone. Battery time is impressed and thé iPhone with just 4GB is so much smoother with absolutely amazing camera’s and excellent update support

                                      Just missing huawei flagships is big hit enough for me, cannot imagine having a phone with absolutely no direct competition.

                                        Ryan, 01 Jan 2022Love this article.. i just recently switched to ios also ca... morei switched back and forth and now on ios. I faced the same issues like you. typing is not comfy on ios anyhow. and while we have to wear mask now a days for most of the time outside, apple should switch from FaceID. no matter how secured it is, during covid period its inconvenient. I miss the split screen multitask. this is something I am waiting for in ios.

                                        But some functions are better than androids too. I often connect my phone to youtube app in my LG TV. my old Samsung S20FE would get disconnected after an hour or so, but my iphone never did. my sister has both and while her android disconnects after some time, her iphone doesnt.