02-24-2018 02:56 PM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/20/1...choice-anxiety

    Vlad wrote a pretty good article since he is torn between both devices.

    I agree with him on notifications. That is my one biggest gripe about iOS -- is the notifications. If that was fixed I can honestly say that iOS would be a usable daily driver for me (such as the iPhone X). I still love my Pixel 2 XL don't get me wrong .. But if anything was holding me back from iPhone it is notifications. I could live w/ the few things I couldn't do on iPhone that I am used to on Android.

    What do you guys think?
    02-20-2018 11:38 AM
  2. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    As someone who owns both the Pixel 2 XL (for now) and the iPhone X, I can understand his frustrations. My dad passed away last month and I'm choosing to stick with the iPhone just because I have thousands of iMessages from my dad (yes, I could transfer them to Android, but I don't want to) and he used iPhone for years so I feel a kind of a connection with him using the X.
    02-20-2018 11:49 AM
  3. Vega007's Avatar
    This was a terrific read and feels like it was written for me. Been using an X and Pixel 2 and just can not decide for these exact same reasons he states. I know its a first world problem but my god does he nail it with this: "One man's decent into madness born out of having too many options"
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    02-20-2018 12:22 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/20/1...choice-anxiety

    Vlad wrote a pretty good article since he is torn between both devices.

    I agree with him on notifications. That is my one biggest gripe about iOS -- is the notifications. If that was fixed I can honestly say that iOS would be a usable daily driver for me (such as the iPhone X). I still love my Pixel 2 XL don't get me wrong .. But if anything was holding me back from iPhone it is notifications. I could live w/ the few things I couldn't do on iPhone that I am used to on Android.

    What do you guys think?
    Notifications don't impact me either way. IOS is just too locked down for me as a daily driver. As a second phone for work it's OK. One thing I can't agree with on the author is comparing the Pixel to a mid-range DSLR. I get that it is the best camera out there and I'm absolutely impressed. It's getting harder for me to justify bringing a camera with me these days but there is still a big difference.
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    02-20-2018 12:31 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    As someone who owns both the Pixel 2 XL (for now) and the iPhone X, I can understand his frustrations. My dad passed away last month and I'm choosing to stick with the iPhone just because I have thousands of iMessages from my dad (yes, I could transfer them to Android, but I don't want to) and he used iPhone for years so I feel a kind of a connection with him using the X.
    Sorry for your loss
    02-20-2018 12:33 PM
  6. Vega007's Avatar
    Notifications don't impact me either way. IOS is just too locked down for me as a daily driver. As a second phone for work it's OK. One thing I can't agree with on the author is comparing the Pixel to a mid-range DSLR. I get that it is the best camera out there and I'm absolutely impressed. It's getting harder for me to justify bringing a camera with me these days but there is still a big difference.
    Notifications didn't bother me as much as I thought they would either. Maybe it is because I am one of those anti-social media people that deleted Facebook and refuses to touch Instagram or Snapchat. Not using so many services cuts down on notifications a bit, but I still understand. I use GroupMe to keep chats going with friends and if I don't check it after a while, it really lights up my iPhone screen. But I can't call it a deal breaker.

    My favorite thing about the iPhone X is the gestures - I now hate having navigation keys. Feels so 2017 haha.

    My favorite thing about the Pixel 2 is the camera. The X's camera was just fine though.

    My least favorite thing about the iPhone X is the cost + how fragile it feels. It does seem more like a piece of expensive jewelry than a phone sometimes.

    My least favorite thing about the Pixel 2 is the ridiculous bezels - something I could avoid if I went with the XL but then I am using a gigantic phone, which would then be my least favorite thing about that.

    Decisions, decisions...
    02-20-2018 01:18 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Notifications didn't bother me as much as I thought they would either. Maybe it is because I am one of those anti-social media people that deleted Facebook and refuses to touch Instagram or Snapchat. Not using so many services cuts down on notifications a bit, but I still understand. I use GroupMe to keep chats going with friends and if I don't check it after a while, it really lights up my iPhone screen. But I can't call it a deal breaker.

    My favorite thing about the iPhone X is the gestures - I now hate having navigation keys. Feels so 2017 haha.

    My favorite thing about the Pixel 2 is the camera. The X's camera was just fine though.

    My least favorite thing about the iPhone X is the cost + how fragile it feels. It does seem more like a piece of expensive jewelry than a phone sometimes.

    My least favorite thing about the Pixel 2 is the ridiculous bezels - something I could avoid if I went with the XL but then I am using a gigantic phone, which would then be my least favorite thing about that.

    Decisions, decisions...
    I prefer the size of the 2XL. It would be nice if the XL had less bezel and more screen but it does have two speakers.
    02-20-2018 01:20 PM
  8. Vega007's Avatar
    I prefer the size of the 2XL. It would be nice if the XL had less bezel and more screen but it does have two speakers.
    I guess I could give it a try and send it back if I find it is too unwieldy. I am basing my assumption that since I didn't like the 6P because it was too tall, that I won't be liking the 2XL for the same reason.
    02-20-2018 01:23 PM
  9. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I just dislike Apple because of the majority of their fans. Just so blind to what else is out there, even if the other stuff would serve them better.
    02-20-2018 01:25 PM
  10. sixty_four's Avatar
    I just dislike Apple because of the majority of their fans. Just so blind to what else is out there, even if the other stuff would serve them better.
    Good approach when making consumer decisions.
    02-20-2018 01:34 PM
  11. Vega007's Avatar
    I just dislike Apple because of the majority of their fans. Just so blind to what else is out there, even if the other stuff would serve them better.
    Almost all of my family (except for me and a niece and nephew) all use iPhones, and while they are aware of the other phones, they really feel like Apple products do serve them well. To be honest, and based on how I see them use their devices, it actually does. They like simple and streamlined products that work together across their tablets, computers, speakers, car, etc. iPhone has them won over, and truthfully, I see no reason to try and change their mind because I do think they are using the right product for them. I know the word is beaten to death, but the ecosystem is what keeps them there.
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    02-20-2018 01:36 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I guess I could give it a try and send it back if I find it is too unwieldy. I am basing my assumption that since I didn't like the 6P because it was too tall, that I won't be liking the 2XL for the same reason.
    Spend some time with it in a store....although sometimes that may not be enough or the security device may get in the way.
    02-20-2018 01:41 PM
  13. Vega007's Avatar
    Spend some time with it in a store....although sometimes that may not be enough or the security device may get in the way.
    Yeah I have tried that already and did not satisfy me at all lol Those pesky security devices are annoying.
    02-20-2018 01:43 PM
  14. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    I've gone back and forth across os's a few times...and from my times with the Nexus 5 and now my pixel 2...stock Android is the best option by far in my opinion
    02-20-2018 02:12 PM
  15. MathieuLLF's Avatar
    I jump back and forth often enough, but no matter what, I keep coming back to Android. I'll just upgrade to the newest Pixel each year and be happy that way.
    02-20-2018 02:36 PM
  16. hallux's Avatar
    This was a fantastic read. My interpretation is that both devices have compelling positives and neither can be declared an absolute "winner" or "leader", that title has to be 100% a user/buyer decision. Sure - iOS devotees will declare the iPhone contender the winner while Android devotees will say the Pixel is the winner, but in the end they're both winners.
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    02-20-2018 02:52 PM
  17. hallux's Avatar
    stock Android is the best option by far in my opinion
    Don't open THAT can of worms! There was actually a great article written the other day on that topic. It was on another Android news site, maybe I'll dig it back up and see if I'll be allowed to post it for discussion in the forums...
    02-20-2018 02:58 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    maybe I'll dig it back up and see if I'll be allowed to post it for discussion in the forums...
    You can post any news link on the forums. We have never restricted links from outside sources -- Hell the link from my OP isn't AC .
    02-20-2018 03:38 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    In 2018, you're buying into ecosystems.

    If you're posting here, you're likely all-in with Google.

    One great thing about Google's ecosystem is that you can still have a wonderful Google experience on iOS.
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    02-20-2018 04:40 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    One great thing about Google's ecosystem is that you can still have a wonderful Google experience on iOS.
    Very true. When I mess around with iPhones I can still use all my Google Services without any craziness or work-arounds .
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    02-20-2018 04:53 PM
  21. hallux's Avatar
    One great thing about Google's ecosystem is that you can still have a wonderful Google experience on iOS.
    I recall just a couple years ago the "best phone for Google services" was actually the iPhone.
    02-20-2018 05:49 PM
  22. hallux's Avatar
    And now to open the can of worms...

    Linking the thread so as not to derail this one, please reply there if you have thoughts...

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/ge...k-android.html
    02-20-2018 05:51 PM
  23. cbreze's Avatar
    I used to swap between the two ecosystems all the time and actually enjoyed my iPhone pretty well. After the pixel 2 became a part of my phone stable I haven't been back since. Google really nailed it with the pixel. The iPhones were so smooth but the pixels have the smoothness factor covered completely. I've sold all my androids and keep my iPhone 7 as an emergency backup. No more swapping for me.
    As for notifications I'm fine with either phone, but I don't do social media either.
    02-20-2018 06:00 PM
  24. gibsonb2's Avatar
    That article pretty much describes my thought process daily. I have the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 XL and switch between them multiple times per week. Lol
    02-20-2018 07:40 PM
  25. DMP89145's Avatar
    Hold my beer ...

    I really like Vlad and his point of view on things. I always read his pieces. That said, while I feel his sentiment in that article captures a handful of users, Android will always be clearly superior to me. NO dilemma at all!

    Vlad's article, while flirting with the iOS/Android conversation, doesn't get past the aesthetics enough for me. With the X, once you've gotten past the novelty of the UI, it's STILL iOS and iOS is too far behind Android for me to consider that system as my primary operating system.

    I have an iPad 10.5 Pro. It's an amazing device. Build is incredible. BUT once I "get into it" with the device I'm reminded that to experience the tablet's full potential, I have to engage Apple's walled garden and that's where things screech to a halt. When I use the iPad, the UI feels so "behind" .. Like a step back..... Like someone feels like I can't make my own decisions about my tech services. It's THAT feeling, like I need a nanny to tell me what's best for me, that will forever be the thing that keeps me from fully engaging iOS in a meaningful way.

    And to those misinformed that believe that Google's services/Apps are better on iOS, I say grab a Pixel. until Siri can fully function with Google and all it's services, I'm no buyer of "they're better on iOS" story. The Pixel is the optimum device for Google and all it's apps, bar none.

    Great Article.. Appreciate the perspective, for sure... But I'll always choose intelligence and choice over aesthetics
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    02-20-2018 08:09 PM
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