1. frankf10's Avatar
    Long story short...i've been a pixel owner since 1st pixel and I love the stock android..however, it seems the hardware is lacking. Samsung seems to build some good phones (besides s21 plastic), but the software isn't the same as stock.

    I see that oneui 3.1 allows google discover to replace samsung free and there's always launchers. Can i set google assistant as the default? Does it have power menu controls?

    or

    Iphone: I like the hardware and have some experience with ios..the pro here is longer support but have to buy charger.

    anyone done a switch from pixel and gotten close to pixel android without having to install a bunch of apps?

    appreciate any feedback
    04-22-2021 08:23 PM
  2. mach1man's Avatar
    I swapped the other way. iPhone 12 pro max to S21 ultra. I like both phones, the ultra just to me has a better screen and size. Samsung does a really good job at using the full screen. Plus the feel of the ultra is nice. Things I liked about Apple was in the US multiple stores to go to if I have issues. Their software is theirs alone and any bugs they can fix quickly. Also not much issues with Apple. They just work and work for a long time. But they also get stale quickly. I'll probably switch back and forth as new ones come out bc I just can't stick to one lol
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    04-22-2021 10:15 PM
  3. frankf10's Avatar
    Have you ever played around with pixel ui?

    How close to that is one ui? From videos i've seen, it has a nice set of features, but the icons look and the horizontal scrolling of apps i'm not a fan of. And bixby would be #1 i'd shut off

    I know there are launchers and add ons I can run to mimic pixel but would that drastically slow phone down?
    04-23-2021 06:37 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have you ever played around with pixel ui?

    How close to that is one ui? From videos i've seen, it has a nice set of features, but the icons look and the horizontal scrolling of apps i'm not a fan of. And bixby would be #1 i'd shut off

    I know there are launchers and add ons I can run to mimic pixel but would that drastically slow phone down?
    Samsung UI is different from the pixels , but it's not bad and yes a launcher like Nova can mimic the pixel launcher, it won't slow device down and samsung themes is probably the best out there to further customize .
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    04-23-2021 09:02 AM
  5. frankf10's Avatar
    tested out one ui for a short time...again, just a short time..but its only slight differences. may go with the 21+, 6.7 seemed huge but actually holding it compared to s21, its not.
    04-23-2021 12:16 PM
  6. tech_fan's Avatar
    I switched last week from IP12 to S21 Ultra. IOS seems to be buggy recently and wanted a change from the same old. same old that Apple offers. You can use the Google Assistant with the S21. I personally use the Action Launcher myself. One gripe that I have and maybe it is in the settings but. if. I saw Hey Google, the phone has to be unlocked to use it. Otherwise it works great and I love OneUI over IOS.

    Also love the picture quality that comes out of the S21 Ultra over the IP12. Best Buy was having a good deal on the S21. It was 549 for the Verizon variant.
    04-23-2021 09:08 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    tested out one ui for a short time...again, just a short time..but its only slight differences. may go with the 21+, 6.7 seemed huge but actually holding it compared to s21, its not.
    S21 and s21+ definitely get the s21+ if you go that way
    04-23-2021 09:10 PM
  8. tech_fan's Avatar
    Also if you opt for the S21+ consider the S21 ultra. You get much more for the additional cost of the Ultra which is about $100 now with all the sales. Better camera, better display and more RAM.
    04-24-2021 10:52 AM
  9. Blaalad12's Avatar
    I have owned Samsung and Apple over the years and i am a fan of both. I don't buy into the whole Apple is better or Samsung is better drama. I truly think both are great. There is little between them in terms of performance in my opinion but i give Samsung the edge as i feel they give you more options/customisation at a slightly better price. I love apple but i always feel robbed when i buy from them. It really comes down to personal preference however. The biggest difference between them is arguably the notch, and UI which to be fair is top notch on Apple devices.
    04-24-2021 09:09 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't understand how you can use androids. I used different phones, even Chinese ones. However, in the end, I always returned to the iPhone because it is simply irreplaceable.
    Really lol
    I use both platforms , i favor Android way more .
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    10-18-2021 04:47 PM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't understand how you can use androids. I used different phones, even Chinese ones. However, in the end, I always returned to the iPhone because it is simply irreplaceable.
    To be fair, a lot of Android phones do take a bit more technical ability that, for example, someone who would resurrect a 6 month old thread just to be inflammatory might have trouble grasping.
    10-18-2021 05:14 PM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The S21 is going to be smallest. The Ultra feels and is heavy in class with iPhone Max. Price on Pixel 6 Pro is competitive.

    Why model that's nearly year old? Price.

    I'm running beta Android 12 One UI 4.

    Battery life, I find my iPhone 12 Pro holds up best for me.

    I'd have preferred Note 20 Ultra w S Pen. I has Note 20 and S20 and both were too small but liked how light they are.

    I'd stick with Pixel 6 in your shoes.
    10-18-2021 05:27 PM
  13. buzzy3970's Avatar
    The S21 is going to be smallest. The Ultra feels and is heavy in class with iPhone Max. Price on Pixel 6 Pro is competitive.

    Why model that's nearly year old? Price.

    I'm running beta Android 12 One UI 4.

    Battery life, I find my iPhone 12 Pro holds up best for me.

    I'd have preferred Note 20 Ultra w S Pen. I has Note 20 and S20 and both were too small but liked how light they are.

    I'd stick with Pixel 6 in your shoes.
    It's funny you say the note 20 was too small for you when it's the same size as the 12 pro max(6.7). They're no huge screen difference between note 20 and note 20 Ultra. It's mainly build quality and cameras.
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    10-18-2021 11:13 PM
  14. Jhstewa016's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't understand how you can use androids. I used different phones, even Chinese ones. However, in the end, I always returned to the iPhone because it is simply irreplaceable.
    Because a lot of us don't like to be told what to do with our devices LoL. We like to be able to have the option of making our phone our own, and not be limited to what the manufacturer gives us to use. Plus android UI has come a long way.
    10-19-2021 12:28 AM
  15. sulla1965's Avatar
    You can't even select a custom ringtone with an iphone without jumping through hoops. No AOD, fingerprint reader and that ugly notch.
    10-28-2021 10:47 PM
  16. o4liberty's Avatar
    I own the S21 5G and I love this phone works great super fast and great photos. I also have the iPhone 13 and the iOS is great but the phone's operating system is much slower than an Android device.
    12-03-2021 07:57 AM

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