Apple: Switch from Android(

over 6 years ago from Robert Anitei, UI/UX Designer @

  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, over 6 years ago

    Seems like they're on the defensive.

    Makes me consider Android even more.

    iPhone 8 is going to be a make-or-break for Apple. The S8 looks gorgeous, I'm considering the switch to Android.

    26 points
    • Rogin Farrer, over 6 years ago

      I agree. The primary argument seems to be "Don't worry, we don't have any confusing powerful features or options..."

      They're not selling anything to me, and I'm not sure who they're audience for this is. Unless you're already an iPhone user and nodding your head as you read along.

      5 points
    • Account deleted over 6 years ago

      Me too. If the next iPhone doesn't have a headphone jack, which it most likely wont there is no way I'll be buying it.

      3 points
    • Mick NMick N, over 6 years ago

      Yeah this wont be converting anyone. No one asks those questions. And cheap-looking emoji aren't helping their case either.

      3 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 6 years ago

      I do think that a lot of the Android hardware is fantastic. My choice would be the Motorola Z series more than Samsung's products. Motorola devices offer a clean native Android experience with only a little extra that ends up enhancing the native experience which makes the Motorola a better device (to me).

      I switch to Android occasionally, and the hardware can be as amazing as it wants to be...the software is simply subpar compared to the equivalent version on iOS. And I find nothing within Apple's hardware that limits me on an iPhone. I find that the camera is just as good, and things like force touch (3d touch? insert marketing name) are very missed on Android. Simple things add up. The only thing I'd really like to see on an iPhone is external storage capabilities (SD card?), but I don't see that coming anytime soon.

      1 point
      • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 6 years ago

        This is a really interesting perspective; as a long-time Android user I feel that the iPhone's primary advantage is in hardware.

        0 points
        • Denis RojcykDenis Rojcyk, over 6 years ago

          It used to be like this but not anymore. The reason I didn't switch to Android or Windows are apps and the SW ecosystem in general.

          0 points
          • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 6 years ago

            Yeah I think the third-party software ecosystem is better for iPhone, but I disagree it has a general software advantage. There are great, great Android-only apps (terrible ones, too; but that is not unique to either platform). The biggest detractors for Android are Facebook & Snapchat, imo, but that's those companies not caring.

            0 points
    • Ryan Hicks, over 6 years ago

      Best phone I've ever used, touched, seen, owned... the s8 is gorgeous and the form factor is perfect.

      0 points
    • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, over 6 years ago

      The Samsung phones come with tons of bloatware, and their own poorly designed messaging and phone calling apps. You can find other custom ones, but they're never as good as native.

      The only way to go Android is to get a Google phone or other vanilla phone that isn't tainted with bloatware.

      0 points