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Helpppp android or apple?

  • 14 February 2019
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Thinking about switching to Android from Apple… anyone done it and can comment on the transition? Is the grass really that much greener?!

Currently looking at either the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro as alternatives to some of the newer apple models.

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My sister did it she was iPhone for many years and has now got that Hawaii pro 30 she loves it she loves the camera
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I was: Iphone 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4s.

Then I was Nexus, Samsung... S6, I think, and a few other phones including a Sony.

Then Iphone 6, 6S, 8 - and I had the 8 for 4 weeks before getting fed up with it. I sold it and moved to iD Mobile (got a Sim Only and bought the S8)

Now I aim to get the S10.

Iphone has lost ground recently, too much going wrong with the phones, not enough signs they are to open their software up (and even hardware) to make for ease of use for people. If Android OS was on Iphone, I'd have a think about it, but for me - Android offers me a more intuitive and open experience.
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Hi @EPH62

I used both Apple and Android. My current device is the Samsung S9. Personally i do prefer to customize my device to my needs, which currently Apple is yet to really take on.
But each person is different and there's a huge Android market out there for you to find something that suits your needs.
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definitely do a switch to android from my experiences with android

Ethan
If you want an inexpensive iPhone - buy from someone who always upgrades to the latest model! (In my case, my daughter!) 😎😎
I would definitely say android! 📱❤️ Mainly for the fact that you're getting more for your money. I would say some of the best androids are at least half the price of an iPhone. The latest Motorola models, for example, have some incredible specs and are like mini computers but are incredibly cheap in comparison. Also Android have basically all the latest tech nowadays. Despite this many of my friends still have iPhones so there may be something i'm missing! Happy shopping! 🛍️

P.s. I would recommend reading reviews online to help you make your choice!
Thinking about switching to Android from Apple… anyone done it and can comment on the transition? Is the grass really that much greener?!

Currently looking at either the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro as alternatives to some of the newer apple models.

To sum it up, Apple treats the customer as a user, Android treats the customer as an admin.
Thinking about switching to Android from Apple… anyone done it and can comment on the transition? Is the grass really that much greener?!

Currently looking at either the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro as alternatives to some of the newer apple models.

Well, I have met people who have used Apple iPhone but when they switch to android, they can't get used to it resulting in switching back to iPhone. If you want to switch to Android then I suggest you to read this blog first "Why do Users Prefer iPhone over the Android Smartphone?"
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By the sounds of it, generally looks like the majority of you are in favour of Android?

Now that that's decided, any of you think this Samsung launch is worth changing my plans again? I caught the Marques Brownlee review on YouTube, and it looks sooooo good! Would be a little more of a stretch on the £££ front, but the screen quality and new fingerprint recognition looks better than what else is currently available? (+ get the free Galaxy Buds as well 👀)

What do you guys think?
Thinking about switching to Android from Apple… anyone done it and can comment on the transition? Is the grass really that much greener?!

Currently looking at either the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro as alternatives to some of the newer apple models.

One word PRIVACY! There's NONE with Google. Some apps even rob you! Microsoft tried to integrate everything into the Edge browser. The tile system which could be tranparent. Streets ahead of android and iOS. BUT not supported by certain outlets! Apple are for ppl with more money than sense. Android via blackberry or disable all Google apps and install an APK editor to avoid Google Play. Which via camera watches YOU!!!
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Thinking about switching to Android from Apple… anyone done it and can comment on the transition? Is the grass really that much greener?!

Currently looking at either the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro as alternatives to some of the newer apple models.

In simple words android wins the majority of pros vs cons against Apple phones.
It allows you so much freedom and many options to choose from either it's App's ,Roms, theems millions of free and cools stuff. Basically makes you the ultimate owner, meaning you own that thing and not the other way around
Ive had both some of the android phones have been useless I did like my apple 5c was always reliable. I now have the Huawei 20 and it's very good would recommend it
I’ve got both an android and iPhone, very much depends on your previous preference. I always told myself that I would never invest in an iPhone as I was a very much an android person but now I can understand why iPhones have such a big following. Considering I have an iPhone now, I would probably lean towards apple. So easy to use and probably a touch speedier than my android of a similar time period.
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Depends on what you want, Apple offers great hardware and simple, attractive software. It’s downside is that it propels you towards the Apple ecosystem of computers and accessories, which are significantly more expensive than other devices on the market. Android offers much more customisation and freedom to work with almost any device. Overall I think it comes to down to budget, if it’s smaller go for Android, but if your prepared to spend more go for an Apple device.
Hope this is helpful!
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It took a lot for me to change from Iphone to Android but did it many years ago now adn never looked back. Iphone just didnt change enough fo rme. Everytime I got excited about the new Iphone. I would turn it on, set it up and it was like oh ok. Nothing extra. Android took a little while to get used to but there are so many more possibilities. The way the screens look, the updates, the opportunities. Iphone and Itunes are a nightmare. I would defo givei it a go and give it a good chance and Im sure u will adjuts and be impressed and not disappointed aslong asa you go for one of the better phones. Im waiting on the Samsung Galaxies are my favourite. Im waiting on the new release Easter time. Currently using the Galaxy S7 edge but tbh i preferred the camera on the s6 edge but love the edge. Robust and smart looking
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I use both. I have a samsung galaxy and an i phone. They have both advantages and disadvantages. I personally would suggest android since it usually represent better value for money and supports expandable memory card and double sim. My 32GB iphone although new gets full really fast.
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Much prefer Android, seems so much easier to use and apps seem more plentiful. Currently using the Huawei P20 lite and loving it.
I would go Android all the way. I have a Nokia 6.1 which runs on android one. It is fast and has a good battery life. It can be personalised to suit and you can pop your most used apps on your home screen. Also very easy to use and has a brilliant camera with a split screen, which allows you to take front and rear facing photos at the same time.
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I hate Samsungs, like Huaweis and love iPhones
Switched to Android after 10 years of Apple iPhones as Apple notoriously kill off older iPhones with software updates. Fed up of buying a new apple phone that will ultimately break, especially as phone contracts typically last two years. Also I find Android phones such as Samsungs and Huaweis are a lot more durable, iPhones break easily, and of course they have better cameras.
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If you have a low budget, go for android. If you have a high budget and prefer luxurious phones, then get an iphone. If you like software optimisation and a smooth UI and software with a very fast CPU and clock rates then get an iphone. If you want a magnificent screen with a high resolution and crisp detail then get an android (samsung flagships). If you want more user software freedom and customization then get an android. If you want regular updates that make the software better and more optimized, then get an iphone.
Android is far more user friendly, but if you're used to apple it may take awhile getting used to android and you may not like it at first. However, if you were already happy with apple then you wouldn't be considering changing.

However, I am not an expert, but am more here to advise on your choice of phone. DO NOT BUY THE P20 PRO. I bought one and within a few days it was broken, glass back shattered just through being carried in my pocket. It is worthless. It has clearly been deliberately designed to be fragile so that you are forced to pay out for repairs and insurance, and trust me you will get NO HELP from ID mobile, Huawei or Carphone Warehouse. The whole thing is a scam to fleece customers. Find a phone with a metal back, it should last better
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I always had Huawei phones - they're great, apart from one Samsung which I hated. I then changed to iPhone and it's the best phone I've ever had. I will always use iPhones now.
I have always been an android user however, I have a mate who did just that and switched from Apple to the Huawei P20 Pro and has said now he wonders why he waited so long. He explained it took a couple of weeks to get everything transferred to how he wanted it but that is only because he only had limited time in a day with work and what not. I have the Honor View 10 which is the Huawei stable mate brand and would highly recommend either as they are such good value for money with quality software, great battery life and awesome cameras you can't go wrong. Their HIsuite allows you to back everything on your phone with ease. The beauty of Android is the drag and drop, no using specific software to view things or play or add music. I pretty much guarantee you won't regret switching.
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had both very little between them just down to personal preference

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