I had an iPhone 4 for like 3 years or until the Galaxy S5 came out. I've had it since the day it launched. I am waiting to see the iPhone 8, but if I'm not blown away, I will probably go to the S8 or whatever galaxy is out. If the iPhone 8 doesn't have wireless charging like the galaxy, I won't be getting it. I'm tired of buying cables every month. I've bought expensive cables, cheap cables, and they all break within weeks. It would be nice to just lay my phone down on a surface and it will charge.
I don't hate the iphone, I just haven't found a reason good enough to switch back. The Pixel does look good, but I haven't read enough about it yet.
I actually just bought 4 charging cables because mine would always fail and I would have to go out and buy one right away if I wanted to keep my phone from dying. Rumors say apple is working on long+range wireless charging. Google claims their Pixel phones can give you up to 7 hours of battery life with a 15 minute charge.
I have a Nexus 6p, the "Google" phone that was released before they decided to launch the Pixel brand. It's a great phone, and all the reviews of the Pixel and Pixel XL are also great. My Nexus is the best phone I've had, and the ONLY one for the last 5 years I haven't put a custom Rom on.
I have had my Nexus for a year now, and it still runs like brand new. The Nexus/Pixel phones get the latest Android OS right away, you'll always be current over the conceivable life of the phone. They're "expensive" because you buy them outright (except for Verizon), but they cost about the same as you would pay over time on a regular plan for any other phone like the Iphone or a Galaxy. I paid $700 up front for the Nexus, and an additional $79 for the Nexus Protect so I can get a replacement phone or $79 if I break it (which I've already done when I dropped it onto a rock back in May). Much better than the "phone insurance" from any other carrier that makes you pay $200 or more on your phone.
If you like android, you'll like the Pixel line.
The last android I had was almost 8 years ago so I don't know if I'll like it or not. That's a nice protection deal. I had to pay $150 to replace my 6 plus.
I would advise figuring out what you absolutely have to have in a phone and then what else you want in the phone.
For me the two things I absolutely had to have were a removable battery and expandable memory. Just those two requirements drops everything down to a very small handful of phones. I ended up with the LG G5 and love it. I accidentally broke the screen on it once (phone falling from the roof onto concrete, oops) and the phone is easily the easiest to fix things one of any phone I've ever seen. Everything is modular and replaceable.
I would say that if you stick with any flagship Android phone, you'll be happy. Pretty much every flagship phone is going to be good and work fine. Where you start to find slower and glitchy phones is when you start going to the cheap Android phones.
But really, if you like the iPhone and what it does, why change at all? As long as it has the stuff you require in a phone, why change?
I'm getting bored with it and want to see if the grass is greener. For me, it's features that i don't like that are swaying me away form apple. Like the headphone jack is on the bottom of the phone. To me thats stupid. Even with the iPhone 8, if I use wired headphones they'll be plugged in at the bottom. I've hated the UI ever since iOS 7. Capacity currently is an issue, but whatever phone I go with will have twice the space I have now (16) so I can't really use that as an excuse. However, the Google Phone has free unlimited photo and video storage which is awesome. Originally expandable memory was a "need", but it's not a deal breaker any more. It also has a better display, bigger pixels, and better battery/charging.
Is it true that you can't send hq videos on androids?
Lg g5. Like my mac book, hate the iPhone
+1 w/ my iMac
Originally Posted by cl0udedth0ught
I have the galaxy S7 and I like it. I hate iphones though so I'm kinda biased.
I'll look into those as well. Thanks.