What finally convinced me to trade in my Android for an iPhone

What finally convinced me to trade in my Android for an iPhone

the iPhone vs. Android the debate continues and I have been stuck in the middle of it for far too long. For 10 long years I have been Team Android, my most recent phone is the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. But when it came time to replace my beloved Galaxy, after months of going back and forth, I gave in and bought a iPhone 14 Pro. Y, green bubbles asideNow that I’m on Team Apple, I’ll never go back.

It may sound like I’m being overly dramatic, but that trip to the Verizon store marked a big change for me. I’ve always prided myself on not believing the Apple hype. Despite years of pestering from friends to switch to an iPhoneI refused, maintaining that I liked being different from the masses. Everyone around me has an iPhone. It felt good to defy the norm. And so, for years, I stuck with my Samsung Galaxy devices, which I still think are amazing phones.

But after conversations with friends and family about what I was able to get from the iPhone that I could never get with my AndroidI began to reconsider my position. Yes, I loved my Galaxy S10 Plus and everything it offered: a top-notch camera, a customizable interface, and object eraserwhich removes any unwanted people or objects from your images (Pixel phones have a similar feature). But at the end of the day, there was one great thing that my Android could never offer: a seamless way to communicate with all my friends on the iPhone.

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I’ve been told countless times that I screw up group chats by turning all texts “green.” This is because Apple refuses to make iMessage compatible with Android phones, so when you send a message to someone who isn’t on iOS, you’ll see green text bubbles instead of the standard blue ones. Because this felt like a superficial complaint, and is 100% Apple’s fault, I dismissed it.

Until I realized that I was missing out on other more significant benefits of having an iPhone.

Unless you use a third-party app like WhatsApp, there is no easy way to send high resolution photos and videos directly between Android phone and iPhone. I was fine just using WhatsApp… until I started envying my friends who instantly air drop photos and videos after our hangouts. WhatsApp also lowers the quality of videos, and Google Drive takes much longer to load videos.

It was also frustrating that apps like TikTok lowered my camera quality on Android. Comparing TikTok videos taken on an iPhone, even an older version like the iPhone X, to those taken on my Galaxy S10 Plus is like night and day. On my Galaxy, TikTok distorted colors and blurred everything in the most unflattering and unrealistic way. On the iPhone, videos are crisp and clear and look the way they should. For someone who uses TikTok as much as I do, this was important.

These reasons, along with the fact that I already use a MacBook and would therefore benefit from the apple ecosystem, led me to start changing my mind about owning an iPhone. Includes features like the new always on display on iPhone 14 Pro models, something I loved on my Galaxy devices, and fun new things like dynamic islandand suddenly I was convinced by the idea of ​​changing.

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Yes, I had to fight the feelings of being a sellout. But I realized that ultimately it’s just a phone. And no matter what you do, people will have unsolicited opinions about what device you’re using. My Galaxy worked fine for me for many years. Now he was ready for something new. And so far, I don’t regret it.

Watch the video above for more of my thoughts on switching from an Android phone to an iPhone.

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