02-22-2018 07:41 PM
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  1. muzzy996's Avatar
    Well, being that you have to ask complete strangers what you might like better... I'd say the Apple ecosystem is ideal for you.
    LOL ! He's no stranger to Android though according to his profile . . . and yeah, the two dozen posts in this thread won't make hell-a-beans difference considering he's been on the fence on this issue for months.
    02-02-2018 08:49 PM
  2. DsM's Avatar
    Many things to be said: both superior phones. But I will never accept SpringBoard.
    02-02-2018 10:19 PM
  3. jsu1222's Avatar
    Well, it looks like you have been inundated with replies for this one. I would just like to add that you may want to think about posting this question on an objective website. Going on a forum generated from “Android Central” and asking if you should use an IOS or an Android device probably isn’t going to give you the most accurately informed buffet of answers to help you make your choice. However, you may get lucky and find a response that gives you exactly what you need to choose one way or the other. I am someone who used nothing but android devices for years. Ever since my first real smartphone many years ago. The HTC droid incredible. Since that time I flirted with the idea of using an iPhone many times. I could never fully commit and would get scared and run back to Android justifying it by telling myself, “ Hey self... you have no customization options with the iPhone. The specs for the iPhone are weak compared to flagship android devices and I don’t want to be trapped in Apples ecosystem.” Then last year I purchased an iPad Pro 10.5. I also purchased the Apple Pencil and keyboard to go with it. I loved it(still do actually). Then I went for it and also purchased the iPhone 7 Plus red edition which I linked/synced to my IPad Pro. It was then I began to see how incredible Apple and it’s products are, especially when working in conjunction with one another. Then finally, last week, I myself had to make the same choice you are asking for help with. I wanted a new device and the 2 best options for me were the iPhone X and the Note 8. I Havel always adored the Galaxy Note series. I have owned every single one up until the 8. They are amazing devices in many ways. I just think that Apple has perfected their craft with the release of the IPhone X. I opted to go with that instead of the Note 8. It really is a work of art with performance enhancements that put it probably 2 years ahead of the competition. It does everything smart, efficient and consistent. It checks all the right boxes. Even if you are just simply used to the Android operating system and the thought of switching platforms is keeping you from switching..... Know this, IOS was created to be user friendly for everyone and you will pick it up quickly and most likely end up liking it. In my opinion the Galaxy Note 8 is great, it’s just that the iPhone X is better. As the saying goes..” It just is what it is”...
    02-04-2018 05:57 AM
  4. j_hansen's Avatar
    there's the problem really, it's only good if you also have everything else Apple, you would probably have all that have to offer plus MORE if you went with everything Samsung BUT at a much cheaper price.
    I would love to try and live with an iPong X for a while but the fact it cost the same or there abouts as my two Note 8 makes it a no go
    02-04-2018 06:51 AM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    They're both great devices and I have two iPhone Xes. The Note 8 will keep you entertained with all it's doodads. However, if you're into using screen protectors that's going to be more of a challenge with the Note 8 as a lot of the tempered glass offerings really molest the device's touch sensitivity. You'd also lose iMessage and for many that wouldn't be insignificant. Perhaps you could find a way to try a Note 8 for a week or so while you still have your iPhone and decide what YOU like better.
    02-04-2018 08:43 AM
  6. Mcislak's Avatar
    I have both and rarely use my iPhone X. Super unimpressed with it. If you are going apple get the 8 plus. I regret the x
    02-04-2018 09:49 AM
  7. Kayza's Avatar
    I would have no problem recommending it but I went the opposite way. Jumped from my awesome Note 8 to Apple's best phone yet. I don't regret it. Both are equally impressive in different ways but at the end of the day the X felt better in my hand than the Note. Since it's a handheld device, that was so important it broke the tie.
    Hand feel is important. But, there are other really nice phones that don't feel quite the same as the Note, including the S8.S8+ and the Pixel. These are phones in the same range as the iPhone X, so if Mahender Shahani is looking to switch, on this I would do is to go into a store and actually HOLD one of these devices.
    02-04-2018 09:55 AM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    I have both and rarely use my iPhone X. Super unimpressed with it. If you are going apple get the 8 plus. I regret the x
    I can definitely identify with that sentiment. ...Wish I had kept my 7 Pluses and saved my $$$.
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    02-04-2018 11:11 AM
  9. Mcislak's Avatar
    I can definitely identify with that sentiment. ...Wish I had kept my 7 Pluses and saved my $$$.
    Couldn't agree more. The first week I enjoyed the phone being smaller but quickly outgrew that. And driving and having to stare at the phone when face id acts up is annoying too
    02-04-2018 11:13 AM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    I have both and rarely use my iPhone X. Super unimpressed with it. If you are going apple get the 8 plus. I regret the x
    I too would recommend the 8 line over the X. Way less expensive (the X is over $1300 in Canada!) and more "iPhone-like."
    02-04-2018 01:06 PM
  11. DsM's Avatar
    My wife needs simplicity so it's iPhone for her. I like variety so it's Android all the way.

    PS: Google can have all the data they want from me. I depend on their apps. A minority position, perhaps.
    02-04-2018 04:31 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My wife needs simplicity so it's iPhone for her. I like variety so it's Android all the way.

    PS: Google can have all the data they want from me. I depend on their apps. A minority position, perhaps.
    Well....that can be looked at as sooner or later someone gets your data; Microsoft, Apple, Google....pick your poison.
    Laura Knotek and iSilas like this.
    02-07-2018 10:05 AM
  13. NorthernArbiter's Avatar
    If you have money to burn, then sure, jump from your brand new iPhone X to the Android Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the same year. but seriously... Samsung makes great display s for the iPhone X... I'd wait a year or two.

    I'm writing on my Note 8 now, and it is terrific. One unresolved issue is that Apple's music service on Android, called 'Apple Music' is not compatible for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the Canadian Google Play store. The app can't be found... and that is odd, considering it works on my Note 8.

    My only Apple phone was a 4S... I uploaded my cd Library to iTunes, bought a tonne of digital music, and have paid for the streaming service the last two years. I wouldn't dare risk uninstalling iTunes, because I don't know if I could install it again... unless...

    unless there was once an update through my old PC, direct from Apple.

    Short answer - No Apple Music services on Android right now.....
    02-12-2018 06:13 PM
  14. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Legal spat between Sa Emmy and the Fruit?

    Weird. When I had a subscription to Apple Music thought I could. But cancelled. Says, Incompatible a lso:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android.music
    02-12-2018 06:50 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    Ordered about 5-6 cases, charging cords, convertible wireless charger and a 256 GB micro SD card.

    I went a little overboard and spent in upwards of $300. I like to accessorize though as I also like to switch cases quite frequently. My wife will probably hang me when they arrive today as I am at work right now but what are you gonna do. Can't say it's the first time she will have given me the "stank eye". It's my cross to bear. Ha ha.
    Husband gave me that eye when I got my last motorcycle lol. Sold it to get into my new charger so when I get another bike I'm sure I'll get that look again.
    02-12-2018 07:20 PM
  16. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    I've had the iphone X. The Note 8 is a better device in many ways. If I'm picking an iOS device it would be the 8 Plus. We have a couple 8 Pluses in the house. Nobody was interested in the iPhone X after trying it.

    It really comes down to ecosystem. If you are not tied to the Apple ecosystem, then absolutely get the Note 8.
    That's so weird u say that. The iPhone X is sooo much better than the 8 plus.
    02-12-2018 08:31 PM
  17. cwbcpa's Avatar
    That's so weird u say that. The iPhone X is sooo much better than the 8 plus.
    Not everyone thinks that is true. That doesn’t mean the X isn’t better for you. I’m sure it is. However, in many peoples opinion, the 8 Plus is the better buy. Choice is good. Apple only gives you a few choices as it is. Fortunately, they didn’t force this new design down everyone’s throat. At least not yet....
    02-12-2018 09:13 PM
  18. areyes163's Avatar
    That's so weird u say that. The iPhone X is sooo much better than the 8 plus.
    That's personal preference. I had the note 8. Switched to the iPhone X. Didn't like that. Switched to the 8 plus. Then back to the iPhone X. Just don't like it. Now I'm back ok the note 8. For me the Note works so much better with many more options to truly make this phone mine.

    My wife and daughter went to get the iPhone X as well and ended up getting the 8 plus. They did not like the X. To each their own. But for my money the Note 8 wins all day long compared to the X. And face id does not always work. It's stubborn. I like to unwind at home in bed while laying on my side. Face I'd never works in this instance. I'm sure it will get better as it matures just like the fingerprint sensors did but right now it doesn't work for me as I would like.
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    02-13-2018 03:56 AM
  19. Mike Johnson1's Avatar
    I made that move and am happy
    02-13-2018 04:13 AM
  20. HerdJC's Avatar
    I actually just switched from the iPhone X to the Note 8 last week. I strongly disliked the Face ID technology and found it to not work consistently enough for my liking. As someone else mentioned, it did not work at all when I would lay in bed and try to unlock it and I also had issues unlocking it while I was driving to change music on Spotify and such. I felt a little misled by the screen size as well coming from the 7+ (although that's my fault for blindly ordering it and not looking at the specs closer).

    So far, I'm really enjoying my Note 8. Screen size is expansive and exactly what I want in a phone. Having had a Note 3 way back in the day, I found myself really missing the S-Pen and I use it all the time now that I have it back. I do really miss iMessage, especially as I work in a building with no cell signal and MMS messages don't seem to work over Wifi like SMS. It was nice to have seamless integration with iMessage and SMS/MMS in one app. Other than that, I really don't find myself missing much at all. This is coming from someone who has a Macbook, two Apple TVs, an iPad mini, and an Apple Watch (which was replaced with a Gear S3 Classic).
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    02-13-2018 01:05 PM
  21. philliplavelle's Avatar
    I actually just switched from the iPhone X to the Note 8 last week. I strongly disliked the Face ID technology and found it to not work consistently enough for my liking. As someone else mentioned, it did not work at all when I would lay in bed and try to unlock it and I also had issues unlocking it while I was driving to change music on Spotify and such. I felt a little misled by the screen size as well coming from the 7+ (although that's my fault for blindly ordering it and not looking at the specs closer).

    So far, I'm really enjoying my Note 8. Screen size is expansive and exactly what I want in a phone. Having had a Note 3 way back in the day, I found myself really missing the S-Pen and I use it all the time now that I have it back. I do really miss iMessage, especially as I work in a building with no cell signal and MMS messages don't seem to work over Wifi like SMS. It was nice to have seamless integration with iMessage and SMS/MMS in one app. Other than that, I really don't find myself missing much at all. This is coming from someone who has a Macbook, two Apple TVs, an iPad mini, and an Apple Watch (which was replaced with a Gear S3 Classic).
    How are you liking your Gear S3? I'm the same - just jumped ship from iPhone X but went with an Android Wear watch because of superior app selection.

    Have also downloaded Pulse for SMS - it's the nearest to iMessage you'll get and allows you to send texts seamlessly through your computer as well as on the phone and watch.
    02-14-2018 10:06 PM
  22. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    That's personal preference. I had the note 8. Switched to the iPhone X. Didn't like that. Switched to the 8 plus. Then back to the iPhone X. Just don't like it. Now I'm back ok the note 8. For me the Note works so much better with many more options to truly make this phone mine.

    My wife and daughter went to get the iPhone X as well and ended up getting the 8 plus. They did not like the X. To each their own. But for my money the Note 8 wins all day long compared to the X. And face id does not always work. It's stubborn. I like to unwind at home in bed while laying on my side. Face I'd never works in this instance. I'm sure it will get better as it matures just like the fingerprint sensors did but right now it doesn't work for me as I would like.
    Yeah I get that. To each their own.
    02-21-2018 03:12 PM
  23. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Had a plan: would hand my S8 down to my wife in place of her IPhone and I would have money to buy Note 8.

    Figured it was cheaper to buy the Note than pay for the divorce.
    02-21-2018 09:19 PM
  24. amyf27's Avatar
    Had a plan: would hand my S8 down to my wife in place of her IPhone and I would have money to buy Note 8.

    Figured it was cheaper to buy the Note than pay for the divorce.
    Lol
    02-22-2018 07:41 PM
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