Is it worth changing?

Is it worth changing?

Thinking of taking the plunge and switching sides on cellphones? Learn what to consider if you want to switch from iPhone to Android and vice versa.

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George made the switch and that’s why he wanted to share his thoughts with you, in the article “Why I Switched from iPhone to Android”. Our friends and readers left their opinions in the comments of the article on our site, but also on social networks, which differed according to what they wore on a daily basis.

You have read thousands of articles, seen countless reviews and finally decided in favor of one or the other mobile phone. But the truth is that each mobile and platform has its own pros and cons.

This guide will help you see what you can realistically expect when you switch to a different platform than you’re used to.

Original purchase price

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We start with what interests almost everyone. From his pocket. While iPhones usually start at $950 (we’re always talking about the latest models), Android phones are available at any price that suits everyone (again for the latest models).

Sure, there’s the more affordable iPhone SE series, but it’s eclipsed in specs, features, and design compared to similarly priced mid-range Android phones.

And here we are talking about the initial purchase price. Not for a final bill. Mid-range Android phones stop receiving OS updates after (up-down) 4 years. This means that every four years you will need another phone if you want to continue receiving updates.

iPhones have upgrades even after eight years or more, which means that in terms of security, the price of two Androids is equal to the price of one iPhone. But this with the logic that you haven’t damaged it due to use or are still happy with the features of phones from a decade ago.

Here the scales are for each user and there is no clear winning side.

Different services

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Other platform, other logic, other habits. The truth is that when someone switches platforms, it will take them a long time to find their place. It is true everywhere.

Going from Windows to Linux, from Android to iPhone, even from Chrome to Firefox.

When you switch to Android, you’ll find it hard to leave the Apple apps you’re used to on your iPhone, especially iMessage and FaceTime. It’s even harder to do if you subscribe to Apple services like Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, and Apple Fitness+.

As a new Android user, you will find it rather frustrating that although you have more freedom now, the Android ecosystem is a bit cluttered and scattered.

That means there’s no one place to go for all your tech needs, a big pain for unsophisticated users.

Apps and features


One thing you will notice immediately after switching from iPhone to Android is that on Android there are a lot more apps and features here than on iOS.

This is because iPhones (and Apple products in general) prioritize simplicity and usability, while Android phones prioritize functionality and utility.

You’ll find features on Android that you never knew you needed. Various manufacturers also add their own custom “skin” on top of the Android OS to differentiate their products from other brands.

For example, some of the best features of Samsung phones are Edge Panels, Secure Folder, and Modes and Routines. Pixel phones have Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur and Call Screen. You won’t find them on other Android devices.

iPhones are unequivocally connected to Apple and we would say it is a more “closed” operating system.

Ads and bloatware


If you switch to an Android phone, you will soon find that there are unfortunately more apps and bloatware ads in the system. This is especially true for heavier Android variants like Samsung’s One UI or Xiaomi’s MIUI.

To be fair, you can remove these pre-installed apps from your phone and disable system ads, but having them there in the first place is an annoyance you don’t want to deal with.


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One area where iPhones haven’t progressed in a long time is charging speed. While Android makers today offer blazingly fast speeds like 65W, 100W, or even more, iPhones are still stuck below 30W.

That means iPhones take around an hour and a half to two hours to fully charge, but some Android phones can do it in as little as 9 minutes!

Login to Windows

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Connecting your phone to a computer lets you access your phone’s apps and photos on your computer, share files between the two devices, read and reply to messages, make and receive calls , and receive and manage notifications.

These features are not negligible because they increase your productivity, the ergonomics of your devices and provide you with solutions.

You probably already know that Apple MacBooks don’t work well with Android, and it’s not the best for productivity.

If you have a Windows computer, Android gives you extra meaning in your life. If you have a Mac, the iPhone is better for you.

You can also easily connect an Android phone to your Windows PC using the Microsoft Phone Link app.

More accounts

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One annoying thing about Android is that you have to manage multiple accounts. In addition to having a Google account, you will also need to create a new account with the manufacturer you buy the phone from (Xiaomi, Sumsumg, etc.).

This is necessary to back up your data and use Find My Device services (unless you buy a Google Pixel phone).

It’s even worse when you buy a Galaxy phone because Samsung outsources some of its cloud storage requirements to Microsoft to back up your photos, videos, and files. This means that you should now have a Google account, a Samsung account, and a Microsoft account. A nightmare indeed.

Operation errors

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Another complaint with Android is that software bugs generally take longer to fix than on iPhones.

This is because unlike Android which is open source, iOS is proprietary software which gives Apple full control over the software running on an iPhone. This allows the company to quickly identify bugs and develop a patch to fix them.

Also, since Android phones come in custom builds, it is even more difficult to find and fix bugs as you have to figure out if the problem is with Android itself or the skin you put on. above. This is also why software updates are generally slower on Android phones.

Ability to control


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Since Apple only releases a few iPhone models a year and doesn’t change the design much with each generation, companies find it easier to make accessories like cases, stands, wireless chargers, car and more for the iPhone.

By comparison, there are hundreds of Android phone models released in a year, so companies are struggling to keep up with them all, let alone make accessories for them.


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Between the two great powers, the balance here is in favor of Android. With so many companies making devices competing with each other for sales, Android devices have cheap, genuine and knock-off parts, and replacement labor is relatively reasonable.

Can you repair an iPhone without spending a fortune? The answer is NO although the Right to Repair movement is trying to make headway with Apple.

in conclusion
Whether you choose iPhone or Android, each has its pros and cons. Depending on who you ask and what they’re used to, you’ll get the same answer.

The best thing to do is not to look for the “perfect” mobile but the one that serves you best.

After all, it’s a completely personal choice.

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