• @souma@lemmy.world
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    438 months ago

    People buy iPhone because they’re consistent, polished, and just work. I love my Pixel, but glitches pop up more often than they should for a $1k phone. I don’t think I’d ever return to Apple, but sometimes the temptation shows up when they get a feature (admittedly late) but the implementation and function just plain works.

    • Neato
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      48 months ago

      for a $1k phone

      I’m still surprised people don’t just buy the a versions. Nearly all the same features for sub-$500. And the last 2 times (5a and 6a) that they came out, I was offered $150 to trade up. Seeing as one of the ones they accepted for that was destroyed from water damage, it was a good deal. But even full price they’re worth it if you like Pixels.

      I checked the comparison for the newest: 7a/7/7Pro https://store.google.com/magazine/compare_pixel?hl=en-US and I really see very few differences. 7a even has wireless charging now. It’s mostly size I think.

      • @souma@lemmy.world
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        38 months ago

        Yeah I think the ‘A’ versions are quite amazing and really don’t get enough credit. For me, the size was the primary factor. I came from a Galaxy Note, so the 7 Pro was just barely smaller. But I liked the idea of a slightly more simplistic interface. Pixel, from a software perspective, felt like the iPhone of androids - it’s simple, clean, and should just work. Though I’ve noticed that my Samsungs with OneUi were more stable with less use errors.

      • Kerrigor
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        8 months ago

        Hahahaha

        Sticking one’s head in the sand and pretending security is a non-issue is not actually more secure

        • @WiildFiire@lemmy.world
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          78 months ago

          If you can’t admit security is better through IOS then you’re the one sticking your head in the sand, tbh

          • Kerrigor
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            Security on Android, as an OS, is arguably better. However in practice it’s very manufacturer-dependent. If they didn’t butcher the OS, and actually rolled updates without carriers getting in the way, it wouldn’t be a contest at all.

            • @Quentinp@lemmy.ca
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              28 months ago

              " If they didn’t butcher the OS, and actually rolled updates without carriers getting in the way, it wouldn’t be a contest at all." but they did though.

        • @Quentinp@lemmy.ca
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          48 months ago

          Huh?

          Unfortunately for Android users, Google researchers discovered known vulnerabilities, or n-days, that essentially equated to zero-days for Android due to a lack of timely patching issues. The vendor observed that attackers didn’t need zero-day exploits to attack the Android ecosystem because in many cases, patches weren’t available for known flaws, which were then exploited on unpatched devices.

  • @CylonBunny@lemmy.world
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    78 months ago

    Reason on the right should 100% be because of iMessage. If it wasn’t for literally everyone in my family being mad at me “breaking” the family texts I’d still have an Android. All too often they’d just text without me which got very sad. Apple has done a great job locking people in with iMessage.

    • @sabreW4K3OP
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      98 months ago

      I take it you’re American? European families complain about people not being on WhatsApp

    • Don Corleone
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      38 months ago

      Sorry to hear that man. But if your family excludes you because you don’t have an iPhone/iMessage, maybe you need a new family, not a new phone.

    • QuinceDaPence
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      38 months ago

      Honestly I see it as an advantage. If someone will cut someone out of interaction because of the color of a text message bubble then they’re probably not a very good person.

    • Neato
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      18 months ago

      When I chat with most of my friends, it’s on Facebook Messenger for that reason. They chat with their families on iMessage.

  • kratoz29
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    48 months ago

    You can’t have an opinion until you have used both.

    I used both and I still chose Android… But Android is not as smooth as iOS is, even when messing around with animation speeds.

  • Khalic
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    48 months ago

    I see people are still tying their identity to a choice of company over another… that’s sad

    • @sabreW4K3OP
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      18 months ago

      Nah, we’re over it, but we also like to laugh at ourselves just to ensure the community doesn’t die and also hopefully gets into tomorrow’s trending communities.

  • Neato
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    18 months ago

    Because of group chat. Someone asked this on the Besties (video game podcast) and they literally said anytime an android users joins their chat it causes drama.

    Apple could make it so iMessage works across systems. They won’t because they like pushing hardware exclusivity. I remember reports from kids in school that were being bullied for having green bubbles and I believe it.

    • @sabreW4K3OP
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      58 months ago

      In the UK iMessage isn’t such a big thing. Here it’s about WhatsApp. After BBM died, everyone moved to WhatsApp and never looked back