02-22-2018 07:41 PM
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  1. Mahender Shahani's Avatar
    Thought about it for a month should I jump ship from iPhone x to note 8. Bored with the ios
    02-01-2018 10:02 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're posting on an Android forum, so the answer will be a definitive YES. But if you're entrenched in Apple's ecosystem, there might be some annoyances with switching (like transferring music from iTunes, lack of iMessage, etc.).
    rdubmu, chanchan05 and BBSeattle like this.
    02-01-2018 10:33 AM
  3. strikeIII's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely up to your needs. But since you are posting here then I'd say YES too!
    02-01-2018 11:14 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    We're gonna be a little biased around these parts... But in any case, I say go for it! If you are bored with iOS and want a change, then I definitely recommend switching to Android.
    02-01-2018 12:05 PM
  5. cwbcpa'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.
    02-01-2018 12:08 PM
  6. maf113's Avatar
    if you do move to the Note 8 there are some things you need to do first from what I have read. unless you have another Apple device like an iPad you will have issues due to imessenger. don't remember all of it but I am sure there is a thread here that discusses all the issues Apple imposes.
    I have the Note 8 and an IPad Pro. IOS is boring for sure. you will enjoy the Note 8 once you make the transition and get use to it.
    it is like moving from a fenced backyard to a 40 acre ranch that is wide open.
    02-01-2018 12:21 PM
  7. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Absolutely! you get way more than a thousand dollar animoji 💩 phone..
    iOS = solitary confinement
    Android= freedom
    amyf27, SR45, j_hansen and 1 others like this.
    02-01-2018 12:38 PM
  8. NiffiIsenguard's Avatar
    honestly used to have an iPhone. still a solid iPad user. some things about iPhone now a days I don't mind. but I always feel like there's a better thing for Android..

    can make it feel more like my phone which I love. not a "Here's your phone that you can't change anything.

    where as android even if you and three guys have the same phone they'll all be different . its a steap learning curve because apple is an easier soft ware to use I find.but android is better
    ravikiran34 likes this.
    02-01-2018 02:30 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thought about it for a month should I jump ship from iPhone x to note 8. Bored with the ios
    Have you ever used Android before?
    02-01-2018 04:33 PM
  10. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    No. stay with iPhone X. you going to miss iMessage, face Time, Apple ecosystem, and give all your money to Tim Cook.
    and me and the rest of android fan's will give our data, Privacy to Google. to get free unlimited Photo storage, News feed. etc. because we know Google is going to WIN the smart phone War

    P.S. DuckDuckGo search engine Recommends iOS over Android for More Privacy.
    https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/
    Google is now tracking you on 76% of websites, with Facebook lurking on about a quarter. The data they collect as you browse the web, combined with your search history, likes, and other information, leads to huge personal profiles that are used to target invasive ads at you across the Internet.
    02-01-2018 05:01 PM
  11. Umbrokhan's Avatar
    they making us addicted to pyramids and one eye, that's why they keep showing us in games, cartoon, movies. i bet Google is the pyramid and one eye in one dollar note. all seeing eye, we watching you!
    SultanJazz likes this.
    02-01-2018 05:45 PM
  12. jlczl'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.
    SultanJazz and Morty2264 like this.
    02-02-2018 07:21 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    No. stay with iPhone X. you going to miss iMessage, face Time, Apple ecosystem, and give all your money to Tim Cook.
    and me and the rest of android fan's will give our data, Privacy to Google. to get free unlimited Photo storage, News feed. etc. because we know Google is going to WIN the smart phone War

    P.S. DuckDuckGo search engine Recommends iOS over Android for More Privacy.
    https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/
    Google is now tracking you on 76% of websites, with Facebook lurking on about a quarter. The data they collect as you browse the web, combined with your search history, likes, and other information, leads to huge personal profiles that are used to target invasive ads at you across the Internet.
    Whoops, the misinformation train has landed accidentally in this thread. Sorry folks, this stop wasn't on the agenda. We will take a look at the system logs and try to figure out how in the world it happened and try to make sure there are no Smurfs hiding underneath the station. No need to be alarmed, carry on, steady on!
    02-02-2018 07:39 AM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    No. stay with iPhone X. you going to miss iMessage, face Time, Apple ecosystem, and give all your money to Tim Cook.
    and me and the rest of android fan's will give our data, Privacy to Google. to get free unlimited Photo storage, News feed. etc. because we know Google is going to WIN the smart phone War

    P.S. DuckDuckGo search engine Recommends iOS over Android for More Privacy.
    https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/
    Google is now tracking you on 76% of websites, with Facebook lurking on about a quarter. The data they collect as you browse the web, combined with your search history, likes, and other information, leads to huge personal profiles that are used to target invasive ads at you across the Internet.
    Everything we do is being watched, tracked, collected and possibly sold by some entity. Apple is no saint in regard to this.
    02-02-2018 08:50 AM
  15. BIG CAT 7's Avatar
    I went to the iPhone 8 Plus from the Galaxy S8+. Now that I have been on the iPhone for a while I am bored with it. No widgets, ability to make the phone my own (with the exception of different wallpapers). I will be picking up the Note 8 tomorrow and trading in my iPhone. I can't wait.

    Haven't owned a note device since the 5 but am looking forward to it. Not to mention all my accessories are arriving today for it. This will likely be my last iPhone due to the recent changes to the X. I am not a fan of the new design nor the price and they will unfortunately only get higher.

    I know the Note price will climb as well but for the money I don't think there is another phone out right now that compares functionality wise. Just my opinion.
    Morty2264 and SR45 like this.
    02-02-2018 09:13 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I went to the iPhone 8 Plus from the Galaxy S8+. Now that I have been on the iPhone for a while I am bored with it. No widgets, ability to make the phone my own (with the exception of different wallpapers). I will be picking up the Note 8 tomorrow and trading in my iPhone. I can't wait.

    Haven't owned a note device since the 5 but am looking forward to it. Not to mention all my accessories are arriving today for it. This will likely be my last iPhone due to the recent changes to the X. I am not a fan of the new design nor the price and they will unfortunately only get higher.

    I know the Note price will climb as well but for the money I don't think there is another phone out right now that compares functionality wise. Just my opinion.
    I agree with you. The ability to customize your phone to make it explicitly "yours" is a huge plus for Android. What kind of accessories did you order for your Note 8? I'm like you - I've started ordering accessories for my Pixel 2 before buying the phone itself! 🤣😃 I like being prepared!
    02-02-2018 09:17 AM
  17. MindTrip's Avatar
    My wife has the iPhone X and I used the Note 8 for a few months. Many people are commenting the Pros of the Note 8, but there are a couple Cons worth mentioning. Fingerprint location is terrible. Iris scanning works best in the dark. Face recognition doesn't work at all in the dark. Redundant Samsung/Google apps. The edge screen gets accidentally tapped when trying to reach across the screen one handed. Kind of petty, but also when the S pen is out and I open the Notes app, I still have to select the pen option to begin writing.
    Now the Pros. The apps edge toolbox is my favorite. Split screen gets used a lot too. Photo editing tools. Google assistant voice commands work with Homeseer.
    Pros of the iPhone X. Face id works in any lighting situation. iMessage. Facetime. Cons- after scanning face, still have to swipe up to access launcher. iOS runs very smooth, but looks so dated. Siri is very limited. And the usual iOS vs Android argument.
    Jason Rogers1 likes this.
    02-02-2018 09:21 AM
  18. Snapperlicious's Avatar
    I assume you've done this already, but think it through and decide if you can live with everything that comes with it (e.g. do you have a watch, DRM related purchases that can't be transferred, etc), or you may regret your purchase shortly after you switch. You should also be prepared for some growing pains. Many people that are happiest with Android are happy because they take the time to customize the device with apps they like best (e.g. messaging, launcher, email, etc). If you are prepared for all that, then go for it. My wife switched from a 6+ to a Note 8, and really loves her Note 8. She really misses her Apple watch though, and we weren't able to find anything comparable on the Android side. The rest of the benefits have outweighed that one negative for her though.
    02-02-2018 09:39 AM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    If you use anything the Note has as extras, then it could be worth a look
    02-02-2018 09:44 AM
  20. BIG CAT 7's Avatar
    I agree with you. The ability to customize your phone to make it explicitly "yours" is a huge plus for Android. What kind of accessories did you order for your Note 8? I'm like you - I've started ordering accessories for my Pixel 2 before buying the phone itself! I like being prepared!

    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.
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    02-02-2018 09:47 AM
  21. Snapperlicious's Avatar
    Fingerprint location is terrible.
    Only if you have small hands, or hate rear fingerprint sensors in general. I have no issue with the location. It did take me a week or so to get used to the location coming from an S7 edge, but I can comfortably unlock my Note 8 and do so just as quickly as my S7 edge if not faster. Front fingerprint unlocks always require some thumb gymnastics or a regrip of the phone, and I don't have to do that with the Note 8 location. I can see it being an issue for a person with small hands though. My wife has small hands and does the iris unlock.

    Redundant Samsung/Google apps.
    Why is this a con when you can disable the app you don't want to use? In fact, some would argue it's a pro because you have a choice. This feels more like nitpicking than an actual con.

    Your Edge toolbox comment just goes to show how much most of these types of discussions end up as personal preference. I could care less about the duplicate apps, although I would be fine if they removed them; however, if they are going to remove them, then I feel they should remove the edge apps and anything else extra. Most of that stuff is disabled on my phone and I doubt I am alone.
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    02-02-2018 10:25 AM
  22. MindTrip's Avatar
    Only if you have small hands, or hate rear fingerprint sensors in general. I have no issue with the location.

    Why is this a con when you can disable the app you don't want to use?
    No small hands here and it is easier to find than the S8, but... you scan your print and start typing a message, what happens in between? That's right, you have to adjust your grip. An intuitive print scanner provided by other Android phone manufacturers don't have this problem.

    As far as redundant apps go, I don't want to have to dig through someone else's garbage to decide what apps I want to keep. Sure I can disable them, but they shouldn't be on my brand new phone to begin with. That problem doesn't exist on the iPhone X.
    02-02-2018 11:38 AM
  23. Morty2264'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.
    I love that you ordered a bunch of cases! Being prepared for a new device with a bunch of new accessories is always the way to go! Good luck when you go home to your parcels and your wife holding said parcels! 🤣
    02-02-2018 12:48 PM
  24. fantom555's Avatar
    Everything i have is apple based but yet i use the Note 8. My iPhone X is nice but its boring. I just use my iPhone for Apple play in my car and an alternate phone for work.
    02-02-2018 03:21 PM
  25. BBSeattle'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.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    02-02-2018 05:29 PM
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