iPhone to Android; anyone made the move?

#22
personally I miss my xda's or qwerty slider androids

I currently have Moto g6 (£150),
which replaced a Moto g4 play (£120) I droppd it off a step ladder & bust the screen
which replaced an Iphone 6 (£450 ish) battery failed out side of warranty
which replaced an Iphone 5c (£ 2500ish as used item)
which replaced a One Plus something
which replaced..... I can no longer remember

I'd never pay more than £200 for handset I can nolonger see the point
 
#25
I've used various Moto Gs for a few years now without a problem. What I like about them is they have a very clean install of Android OS. It is bare bones and then you add the apps you want or need.
 
#26
I've got a redundant Motorola G4 for sale if anyone is interested. Dual SIM - had a tempered glass screen protector on it from day one. Only downside is that it was a special order so has my first name in teeny tiny letters on the back cover. 50 quid and it's yours!
 
#27
Motorola G4 here. Used mainly for music to and from work, Whatsapp/calls/texts and browsing Arrse when out and about or waiting for trains. Needs charging about twice a week and that's only when I deliberately run the battery down rather than topping it up every day. Plus the screen is about ideal in terms of big enough to actually read web pages on but still (just about) small enough to fit in pockets comfortably, unlike the mate's Samsung I saw last week that was basically a tablet with a SIM card.

I have to use an iPad at work and coming from Android it's unnecessarily convoluted. The main thing that annoys me is if I want to sort connectivity (wifi, bluetooth, mobile data etc.) on my phone I swipe down and it's all just there. To get my iPad to do the same thing requires finding the settings app and then messing about with multiple menus. Horses for courses.
 
#29
huawei ? Is that a Geordie phone ?

Sticking to my old iPhone 6 unless I win the lottery, I will not be paying a grand ( I always buy sim free ) for a bloody phone . What kind of crack are these phone makers on ?
 
#30
I’ve got a iPhone 6s, and have had iPhones since I first got a smartphone.

I don’t really use any iOS only apps, and am getting a bit fed up of shite battery life and apple’s “only use our stuff or we’ll make it a pain in the ar*e for you” approach.

Anyone made the leap to Android? Any suggestions for handsets? I’d be looking to get a smart watch too. While I appreciate the battery life might not be mega, it can’t be worse than the 0.3 seconds I get on the iPhone.
I moved from iPhone 8 to a Samsung S9 last month after having iPhone's for 10 years and I'm very impressed, the Apple watch I wasn't keen on ( just didn't like the whole feel of it) but I've bought the new 46mm Galaxy watch and so far I like it, maybe it's just me but I've found the various apps I had on the iPhone and now have on the S9 now seem to work much smoother, The other thing I like on it is when I get those bloody PPI/accident calls, the S9 searches online for any reports on the number (smart call I think it's called) and reports if it thinks it is a nuisance and or scam call, it even picks up scam calls from what look like mobile numbers, all in all I'm very happy with the switch and getting all the info from my iPhone to the S9 was a doddle
 
#31
. Only downside is that it was a special order so has my first name in teeny tiny letters on the back cover. 50 quid and it's yours!
I think you will find that a VERY big downside. Now every time someone watches porn on that thing, the experience is ruined knowing it's your name on the back....

Special order? Was it a gift from your ex, before you guys broke up?
 
#33
shity lighting cables, they soon fall apart

I got some Belkin apple certified ones.... then they did another update & they would nolonger allow charging.... twats
Apple has always had a problem in the last 10yrs with their cabels...and not just on iPhones. My Macbook cable frayed at the connector as well, and I take decent care of the cables. Never had this issue with non-Apple devices.
 
#34
huawei ? Is that a Geordie phone ?

Sticking to my old iPhone 6 unless I win the lottery, I will not be paying a grand ( I always buy sim free ) for a bloody phone . What kind of crack are these phone makers on ?
You will be fine. The current iPhones are not that much of a jump over the 6. I had a work 6s till recently and honestly after playing with my cousin's iPhone X for a week didn't really feel the need for an upgrade. You can easily wait for another year at the very least.

And yes, I always go for SIM free as well. I used to go on contract bundled package initially but haven't done that since the last 7 to 8 yrs.
 
#35
I moved from iPhone 8 to a Samsung S9 last month after having iPhone's for 10 years and I'm very impressed, the Apple watch I wasn't keen on ( just didn't like the whole feel of it) but I've bought the new 46mm Galaxy watch and so far I like it, maybe it's just me but I've found the various apps I had on the iPhone and now have on the S9 now seem to work much smoother, The other thing I like on it is when I get those bloody PPI/accident calls, the S9 searches online for any reports on the number (smart call I think it's called) and reports if it thinks it is a nuisance and or scam call, it even picks up scam calls from what look like mobile numbers, all in all I'm very happy with the switch and getting all the info from my iPhone to the S9 was a doddle
My mom has the S9 - I used it for a few weeks and I loved it. Very polished and buttery smooth. And it still has the 3.5mm headphone jack as well!
 
#36
I was an Apple fanboi from the original iphone until (I think 5 or 6). 4 years ago I got a Samsung and insisted that Mrs Gaijin-san did the same, which she was not chuffed about. Best thing I ever did (in terms of telephones anyway). It made me realise just how awful Apple products are in comparison.

Upgraded to an HTC U11 last year and will look at Huawei / Xiaomei next year, Their latest models are at least as good as anything else on the market and more reasonably priced.

With Androi you can drag / drop on you PC and port information across devices without any bother.

I now also have an iphone 7 that work insisted on giving to me. I use it as little as possible. The screen is small and the functionality nowhere near as smooth as Android.

Couple all of that with the, many, issues that I have had over the years with iTunes - why the feck can I still not port music off of my old ipod (answer: because in iTunes you don't buy the song only the right access it from approved device(s)).

I will never, ever, buy another Apple product.
 
#37
I've got Android stuff and IOS stuff. Android Kicks ass in my opinion. Much easier to customise your device, apps are easily hacked and Android OS is better for me and I can root my device, unlock the bootloader easily and unroot it just as easily.

My Opinion:

IOS Devices - good for old people/ non tech people/ small children.
Android - good for people who like to have some say on what they can install, customise etc.
"IOS Devices - good for old people/ non tech people/ small children"i am an old person/small child wing nut and my truck, tv, watch, laptop, phone, biscuits, dog, iPod, well everything is apple because I don't want to even begin to understand how this shit functions, I don't want to customize my apa I just want to talk into my watch so it tells me we're I'm parked and then directs me home
 
#38
I have a Android Samsung as my personal phone and an I Phone thing as a works phone
I prefer the Android, the I Phone just tries to hard

Both are much of a muchness unless you want something specific that only Apple provide

Just don't buy Chinese, all singing, all dancing phones for about 11 months, then they drop to bits and cease to be anything more useful than a doorstop.
 
#39
Yep. Massive pain in the hoop. You don't appreciate the simplicity of that wee 'turn immediately to silent' switch on the left side of your iPhone until you have to manage it through an app on Android. Or setting up do not disturb time. Or syncing chat between your iPhone and an iPad/MacBook effortlessly.

Needless to say my experiment lasted about a month.
Yep, I second this, especially the silent button. I had a Google Pixel 2 which is now sat in the drawer. Total pain in the arse if you have other Apple products or regularly use Face time.
 
#40
Yep, I second this, especially the silent button. I had a Google Pixel 2 which is now sat in the drawer. Total pain in the arse if you have other Apple products or regularly use Face time.
The Pixel phones are just plain ugly/bulky to me. The only redeeming features are the stock android and the awesome cameras.
 

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