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  1. john_v's Avatar
    I've used both iOS and Android, and personal preference is Android, plain and simple. The only reason I would ever switch to iPhone is for the health app. I have yet to find (and maybe it is out there) an android app that will let me track blood pressure, blood sugar, and other health related things all in one. When I used the health app previously on iOS, it would pull in my blood sugar readings from a separate app which was nice.

    But that one thing hasn't made me switch yet.

    OP, my suggestion, find a used iPhone for cheap on Swappa. Play with it, use it as an everyday carry for awhile, and if you like it, then you can upgrade. If you don't like it, resell it on Swappa and you aren't out very much money.

    Just my $.02...
    07-12-2019 09:16 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    blood pressure, blood sugar, and other health related things all in one.
    Samsung Health has had tracking for those since at least 2013.
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    07-12-2019 09:55 AM
  3. cajunrph's Avatar
    Regarding resale value, iPhones are more expensive to start off with for the most part therefore their resale value is higher. And unless you hold yourself to selling the old phone then it doesn't matter. I've said often I'd sell my old phone to off set the new one and it never happened.

    I've switched back and forth over the years. Each time iOS has gotten closer to the functionality of Android. Yet I was pulled away but the restrictive nature of iOS. I don't want anyone telling me what to do with something I paid my hard earned money for. Many don't want to customize the device, and iOS is better for that. One thing about iOS vs Android is the way the apps are displayed. iPhones have all the apps on the various screen's. With Android I can display which apps o want on my home screen, the rest being in an app tray. I find my Android phone is less cluttered. On iOS I've used the search function to find an app vs scrolling across screen's trying to pick it out among all the apps on the page. I know you can combine apps into folder. But that's customizing isn't it? Why deal with a limited customizing option when a device just as good offers better ways. While I'm in the minority as an Android user in my sphere of family and friends, I don't need the little blue circle to make me happy. There's other messaging apps out there that work just the same. Getting everyone to use those is the issue. But it can be done.
    07-12-2019 10:09 AM
  4. Vega007's Avatar
    I am a big android enthusiast but lately, I have realized that most of the freedom available on android devices, I really do not need it and I am leaning towards getting an I Phone, I feel like they have a better resale value than Androids and a much more friendly user experience, is that true?
    I think everyone has pretty much nailed down the resale value question for you. As for a "Friendly experience", in my opinion, Android has gotten a lot better with this and I find both OS to be intuitive enough. One thing that has always irked me about my iPhone is their Settings section - it is crammed and you can really get lost in there sometimes lol. But on the flip side, if you have other Apple products, using an iPhone along with them is really cool and they talk to each other fluidly.

    So yeah, I used to be Android enthusiast, buying new Android phones every other month because there was always a "next big thing". I finally was able to curb that by going to iPhone and I am happier for it. I was like you in that I didn't really care anymore about all the customization I could on Android anymore - perhaps due to me just getting older. But I still like to keep up with Android by coming to these forums, reading the news, etc, so you don't have to completely cut ties to Android if you don't want to and you can always go back.
    07-12-2019 10:15 AM
  5. john_v's Avatar
    Samsung Health has had tracking for those since at least 2013.[IMG=498x1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/ce822983fc43ff275e5b1fdeb8949471.jpg[/url]
    It's probably been at least that long since I used a Samsung so I was not aware of that. Thanks for the suggestion,will check it out
    07-12-2019 10:28 AM
  6. ptkelly's Avatar
    I suppose you'd like to see the numbers on the original assertion of maintaining value, too. Paying $400 more and having a $25 higher resale value doesn't mean much. For me it's a moot point. In 1980, I discovered Apples goal was to have absolute control over the hardware, software, and user. I've bought nothing from them since except a horribly over-priced USB A to USB C adapter in an emergency.

    I've been happy with Android and don't have to pay a premium for the phone and accessories.

    "Friendly" has never been what I associated with Apple.
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    07-12-2019 02:32 PM
  7. Ocnlvr83's Avatar
    I am a big android enthusiast but lately, I have realized that most of the freedom available on android devices, I really do not need it and I am leaning towards getting an I Phone, I feel like they have a better resale value than Androids and a much more friendly user experience, is that true?
    I went from an iPhone to Android last year, and I regret it. With an iPhone (or least when I had one, things might have changed) I can customize my vibration--I can't do that with Android. For me, I feel iPhone ringtones are loud on their highest settings, whereas I cannot hear my phone in malls or my bathroom. Plus, my family is more likely to text me, since they're all on iPhones and hate the green sms message bubbles.
    07-12-2019 03:35 PM
  8. Godwine's Avatar
    I'm a Nigerian and from my everyday experience, most of the folks here use Android smartphones. That's not to say that there aren't iPhone users but their Android counterparts outnumber them 10-to-almost nothing.

    And why's that?

    Very few people know the incentric value of an iPhone, not in build quality this time, but in the services rendered. Most folks I see using an iPhone don't even use Apple Music, they hardly work with App Store, and they don't even know Siri! 😨 (Like who uses an iPhone and will not know Siri 🤦🏽*♂️)

    But on the Android side of things (even though not all Google Play Services are enabled in this region), everybody is very familiar with Google Play Store, everyone uses Google Suite of apps and even are beginning to become too accustomed to Google Assistant.

    My point is this; here, iOS is basically a show of fancy, an advertisement of class, for majority of its users. The real "useable" functionality lies with Android. This is not to say there aren't iOS faithfuls, but putting them side-by-side with their Google-pledged rivals, the numbers speak for themselves.

    Personally, I'm an Android fanboy (stock Android, to be precise) and even though I respect (and secretly envy the Apple ecosystem), I really don't see myself making the switch anytime soon (especially as Apple Music is available for Android users). What more would make me switch?💁🏽*♂️

    PS: You guys at Android Central are really inspiring. Been following since 2016. Kudos to y'all 👍🏽
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    07-13-2019 02:30 AM
  9. WontonSoup's Avatar
    I absolutely have just recently, went to an Apple store this past Friday and held my Pixel 3 and the XS side by side and it staved off my decision, plus the price of jumping to a new iPhone while trying to sell my Pixel 3 is something I don't want to deal with. I haven't owned an iPhone since the very first one and I'm interested to see how it would fit with me now but I don't think I'll ever actually jump unless I were to come into a large sum of disposable income.
    07-13-2019 06:35 PM
  10. WontonSoup's Avatar
    I wish Android could get it together and come out with a nice small tablet. I miss the Nexus 7, and I don't want to buy an iPad mini again to "compliment" my Pixel 3.
    07-13-2019 06:36 PM
  11. WontonSoup's Avatar
    I'm a Nigerian and from my everyday experience, most of the folks here use Android smartphones. That's not to say that there aren't iPhone users but their Android counterparts outnumber them 10-to-almost nothing.

    And why's that?

    Very few people know the incentric value of an iPhone, not in build quality this time, but in the services rendered. Most folks I see using an iPhone don't even use Apple Music, they hardly work with App Store, and they don't even know Siri! (Like who uses an iPhone and will not know Siri *♂️)

    But on the Android side of things (even though not all Google Play Services are enabled in this region), everybody is very familiar with Google Play Store, everyone uses Google Suite of apps and even are beginning to become too accustomed to Google Assistant.

    My point is this; here, iOS is basically a show of fancy, an advertisement of class, for majority of its users. The real "useable" functionality lies with Android. This is not to say there aren't iOS faithfuls, but putting them side-by-side with their Google-pledged rivals, the numbers speak for themselves.

    Personally, I'm an Android fanboy (stock Android, to be precise) and even though I respect (and secretly envy the Apple ecosystem), I really don't see myself making the switch anytime soon (especially as Apple Music is available for Android users). What more would make me switch?*♂️

    PS: You guys at Android Central are really inspiring. Been following since 2016. Kudos to y'all
    You make a good point about the services part of iPhone, most people I know that have an iPhone barely use things like Siri or any of it's other advanced functionality, I have 1 friend that does out of the few that own them, only 1. He doesn't use Apple Music but he does use things like Siri, knows about the app permissions and sets them like that etc, so when a new iOS beta comes out I can actually ask him what's new and get meaningful information.
    07-13-2019 06:41 PM
  12. curley's Avatar
    I wont switch. my daughter has an iPad mini, like a 2st gen, but now since it's stuck in iOS 9.? I cannot get Pandora or Netflix to load anymore. my HTC one m8 can get all those apps anytime I want. Apple makes it so you have to upgrade, even if the device works perfectly fine.
    07-14-2019 02:50 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I would say "yes" to them retaining much of their value. When you think about it, the latest iPhone is at least $1300+ CAD. So when you sell that same model, it's already at $750 and if it's in good condition, you could even get $900 for it. And people will buy iPhones, so you could maybe even get $1000 if you throw in your iPhone, chargers, headphones, accessories, cases, etc They definitely hold their value well. But they start off at a pretty exorbitant price to begin with, and I think that has something to do with it.
    07-14-2019 03:37 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm a Nigerian and from my everyday experience, most of the folks here use Android smartphones. That's not to say that there aren't iPhone users but their Android counterparts outnumber them 10-to-almost nothing.

    And why's that?

    Very few people know the incentric value of an iPhone, not in build quality this time, but in the services rendered. Most folks I see using an iPhone don't even use Apple Music, they hardly work with App Store, and they don't even know Siri! (Like who uses an iPhone and will not know Siri *)

    But on the Android side of things (even though not all Google Play Services are enabled in this region), everybody is very familiar with Google Play Store, everyone uses Google Suite of apps and even are beginning to become too accustomed to Google Assistant.

    My point is this; here, iOS is basically a show of fancy, an advertisement of class, for majority of its users. The real "useable" functionality lies with Android. This is not to say there aren't iOS faithfuls, but putting them side-by-side with their Google-pledged rivals, the numbers speak for themselves.

    Personally, I'm an Android fanboy (stock Android, to be precise) and even though I respect (and secretly envy the Apple ecosystem), I really don't see myself making the switch anytime soon (especially as Apple Music is available for Android users). What more would make me switch?*

    PS: You guys at Android Central are really inspiring. Been following since 2016. Kudos to y'all
    Is this just Nigeria or the entire world?
    07-14-2019 04:16 PM
  15. Byrese's Avatar
    I buy phones based on function and purchase price. Why would I buy something based on resell value? That just doesn't come into the equation for me.
    It depends on the buyer. Many buy and sell all the time. For those reasons resell value may play a part in a buyers purchase.
    07-14-2019 04:35 PM
  16. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    iPhone has better privacy, 5 years of updates, local stores. Better Ecosystem. Best standby time.
    Health app seems better
    Apple has Better watch and tablet.
    Better CPU and GPU.
    face iD is better than face unlock
    iPhone has Small chin.
    Android having a hard time to catch-up. Taking it 3 years to catch up.
    07-15-2019 09:59 PM
  17. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Android having a hard time to catch-up. Taking it 3 years to catch up.
    We could play this game too.On my last thread with Android-djxq737wsaaxtyl.jpeg
    07-15-2019 10:41 PM
  18. Hexonxonx's Avatar
    I buy phones based on function and purchase price. Why would I buy something based on resell value? That just doesn't come into the equation for me.
    I sold a 256GB iPhone 8+ for $500 about two months ago. I sold a 512GB 12.9" iPad Pro for $1,000 last week.
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    07-16-2019 02:02 AM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    I sold a 256GB iPhone 8+ for $500 about two months ago. I sold a 512GB 12.9" iPad Pro for $1,000 last week.
    Still doesn't factor into my purchase decision though. I don't sell my devices even after getting a new one.
    07-16-2019 04:11 AM
  20. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Still doesn't factor into my purchase decision though. I don't sell my devices even after getting a new one.
    Same here.
    07-16-2019 06:30 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    We could play this game too.Click image for larger version. 

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    Ba dum tsss.

    Sorry, I had to. 🤣

    But every phone will have its benefits and drawbacks.
    07-16-2019 06:42 AM
  22. Hexonxonx's Avatar
    Still doesn't factor into my purchase decision though. I don't sell my devices even after getting a new one.
    I don't either but I know I can always count on getting some very good cash for Apple devices if I ever need to.
    07-16-2019 07:23 AM
  23. Mooncatt's Avatar
    But every phone will have its benefits and drawbacks.
    Unless it's the LG V20. It had no drawbacks.

    Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!
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    07-16-2019 07:43 AM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    Unless it's the LG V20. It had no drawbacks.

    Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi!
    That was a superb phone.
    07-16-2019 12:53 PM
  25. Dooki's Avatar
    We could play this game too.Click image for larger version. 

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    Yeah. Use them next to each other. The s6 would feel like your stuck in mud compared to the x. "similar" specs but the s6 would be 150 bucks new if it came out today and might still be overpriced. My 1968 Dodge has a V8 but it ain't twice as good as the 2.4L I4 in my Honda.
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    07-16-2019 08:12 PM
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