I want to switch from Apple to Samsung. Prior to this, Android did not use. What are the pros and cons of Android versus iOS, is it worth the upgrade?

I want to switch from Apple to Samsung. Prior to this, Android did not use. What are the pros and cons of Android versus iOS, is it worth the upgrade?

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Answers (3)

Answer 1
October, 2020

I will try to explain everything as popularly as possible.

First of all, don't even think about taking smartphones from Samsung. You can, of course, take a risk and fork out for Samsung Galaxy S8, but in this case you will have to try yourself as a service center employee (or a mobile "geek") and install custom firmware, which, in your turn, you will need to carefully choose from a very rich list of possible options. Why do this? And then, that Samsung is developing its Samsung Expirience (aka TouchWiz a couple of years earlier) in such a way that it might seem that they are deliberately stuffing it with a heap of unnecessary garbage so that the firmware runs as slowly and unstably as possible. If you find a tolerable cast (and I repeat, you need to look for it, since there are a number of options, some are better, some are worse), then you will get the same cherished speed and smoothness of work, since everything is deodexed, compressed, simplified, cleaned up.

Secondly, if you still have no desire to bother with different crutches and patches, I recommend choosing a device from another manufacturer. Then, having spent your hard-earned $ 400-$ 800, you can definitely breathe deeply and enjoy excellent usability in the next couple of years. Answering one of the previous commentators: there are no "godless glitches after a year of operation" on normal smartphones, and it is close, this is a congenital pathology of any Samsung, cheap LG and small unsuccessful Chinese firms. At the moment on the market of smartphones running the wonderful Android OS there are the following "movers": OnePlus 5 (just a high-quality and balanced smartphone with excellent multimedia capabilities, 8 GB of RAM in the top-end modification, excellent software in the face slightly modified "naked" Android with a bunch of settings and convenient functions, proprietary Dash Charge technology that allows you to accumulate battery power literally before your eyes and a good design of the body itself), Google Pixel (chic, one of the best camera, infinite cloud storage for photos and videos, "naked" Android from Google itself), HTC U11 (the best mobile camera at the time of this writing, pressure-sensitive side edges (you can assign any function), dedicated audio iron, 4 microphones with the ability to record HiRes-3D sound), Xiaomi Mi6 (cheap for a flagship and very powerful, fast, smooth and stable phone without special jambs and obvious weaknesses), Meizu Pro 7 Plus (a small second display on the front panel, which really expands the functionality of the smartphone and allows, for example, taking a selfie on the main camera, an excellent dedicated audio chip, solid software , great camera), Sony Xperia XZ Premium (camera with dedicated 4 GB buffer for video recording at 960 FPS, Sony branded design, dedicated audioa, 4K HDR display, but full resolution is only used when playing the corresponding content). Each of them is beautiful in its own way, each has its own unique characteristics. But they are nevertheless united by one important feature: the almost complete absence of compromises and some kind of self-sufficiency. You just buy yourself a smartphone and use it without feeling at least in any way prejudiced. There are, of course, not the most pleasant nuances for some. For example, HTC and Xiaomi do not have a 3.5 mm jack for headphones (while HTC, unlike Xiaomi, has support for the AptX codec, which is necessary for transferring uncompressed audio (lossless formats) via Bluetooth, and with expensive wireless ears, this is doubly relevant), for OnePlus - instead of USB 3.1 - USB 2.0, which has become traditional for many flagships this year, which is why transferring the next camrip of a new cinematic masterpiece in UHD to your gadget will be quite a tedious task, and for Meizu, perhaps, not the most successful set of hardware for benchmarking, but in practice this does not manifest itself at all - the phone is very fast, stable, games work like on devices with Snapdragon 835 (the most common and most coveted flagship mobile processor of the first half of 2017, the world's first processor, made according to the 10 nm process technology), the FlymeOS shell is excellent in its ratio of functionality and quality of work; yet the Pixel is difficult to get at an affordable price in Russia, and Xiao Mi may have problems with the firmware, and no, these are not the same problems when a tub of microlags and friezes falls on you at the slightest timid attempt to open the application menu or swipe across the screen (like it happens in Samsung smartphones), - as a rule, it is the need to wait for "global", that is, those oriented to the international market, stable firmware versions, where the Russian language and Google services are present. But very soon the same Mi6 will receive the same "global" update to MiUi 9, which promises to be almost the fastest firmware among all existing ones.

One way or another, all these phones are quite serious and high-quality alternatives to the latest iPhones, which have long been more than just “not inferior”. Rather, they even surpass in many ways and constitute strong competition (battery life, charging speed, speed and smoothness of the application interface, multimedia capabilities, functionality, system openness).

To summarize: the Android world is full of great devices you just need to be selective enough and just be able to compare. And also, do not spend money on Samsung equipment. In general, I advise you to find a way to use at least one of the best devices and determine for yourself what the "heart" is more for - some, nevertheless, do not like Android in any of its incarnations, and iOS seems to be the standard of convenience and the very "user expirience", while the rest - either "norms", or in general exactly the opposite (like mine, for example).

Answer 2
October, 2020

Dear Ilya,

If everything suits you, then go on of course! You have studied the differences between these systems, evaluated identical devices, and so on. No need to ask anyone's opinion, there will be a billion, what's the point? Only you should feel comfortable, not Petya, Vasya, etc.

Answer 3
October, 2020

Yes, andryusha-drochers will minus me, but here:


  1. The platform is considered open, you can download everything from the Internet. Anywhere, you just need to put a tick in the settings.

  2. According to the documents, Andrew usually has a better processor and more and more powerful.

  3. On Androids, they care a lot about cameras, so that their colors usually come out brighter and more colorful.

  4. Affordable cheap quality cable for charging and connecting to a computer.

Cons :

  1. After a year of work begins to lag mercilessly.

  2. All functions for downloading and freebie in iPhone are also provided by jailbreak.

  3. Despite their power, these guys still often get stupid because of the system itself. Apple has it more automated and cleaner, or something.

  4. Fewer available accessories such as covers and films. For an iPhone, for example, you can buy it at every corner. For Samsung, no.

  5. It's much easier to catch a virus because of the ability to download everything unofficial.

Think now

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