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Posted: 05/03/20 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FlatBroke wrote:

Apple. It simply works.


And only 5 times the price of an equivalent Android phone...plus they lock you into the apple ecosystem (such as face time is only available for ios...of course there are several other apps that do the same function).

9 out of 10 times when you hear people complain about android they bought the cheapest phone (just picked one up for $20 to act solely as a hot spot, so they can be very cheap)...then compare it to a $900 apple phone and wonder why android is so bad.

If you compare like for like, android is not quirky and can match or beat the equivalent iphone.

So unless you are dead set on using face time or other apple only apps...much easier to go android.

Other stuff like "find my phone" can be found on either.


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Posted: 05/03/20 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had Android and other phone os’s and they did a decent job. While IOS does have some issues, the products just work day in day out, upgrades are usually easy to install and models are supported for a few years. As I remember Android allows different manufacturers to customize the OS which can and has created some upgrade issues. When I was a software developer many years ago I appreciated the openness of some software. Now I don’t really care and just want it to power on and do what it’s supposed to do. Apple allows me to see and update all my stuff on all my devices - iPhone, iPad, and when I blow off the cobwebs my PC.


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Support for a "few years"? Don't try to connect the i6. It no longer works. Until last year I had an Android s4. It still worked like a charm.


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RCMAN46 wrote:

For the older generation which many of us qualify I would recommend the Iphone.

It has one feature I think is very valuable for the older crowd that allows their children to keep track of them.

That feature is find my phone.

Recently I had a good friend that was involved in a serious traffic


I have 4 different ways to "Find my phone" (Android) though one of 'em are restricted to "Folks like me" Google, Samsung and one app I installed all have find my phone apps (I use the latter one) and though it may be set to approximate there is another app that is constantly reporting my position to a server for which I can give the URL if folks need to know where to find me.. NOTICE the lack of a URL in this post.

So that's not a Unique feature by any means Google and Samsung are native to the phone.. The two apps (one tracks me by number and one by license) I had to install. they are also free.

The Security app can also make the phone kind of loud, I've had to use it a few times when I misplaced the thing.


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when my daughter insisted that my wife and I get "smart" phones I got a phone call from daughter who was also looking and asked if I wanted apple or android. the equivalent apple phone came with a second phone of lesser power/stuff and was $100 more than android.
so I could spend $100 more and get less. [emoticon]
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I prefer the simplicity of Android.
I've tried Apple and Android.
Apple always seemed to need a step or to more to accomplish the same task as it would on an Android.....That being said, the latest Android update has seemed to add extra steps now, to a few processes. Just enough to annoy me and reminded why I went android.
If my iPhone 8 wasn't so glitchy with disconnecting the hotspot, and the lack of tether for service to another device, it would almost be worth going back.

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I like to tinker with the devices so Android would be the more likely route but we went the iPhone route years ago since they had the better camera at the time. The iPhone has been very reliable and has done everything we wanted including tethering our laptop, acting as a hotspot, working with our cell phone booster in remote areas, and doing wi-fi calling in remote areas with wi-fi but no cell signal.

The security is good on iPhones and one report a few years ago said 97% of mobile phone malware was in the Android eco-system.

The downside of iPhone is the O/S sometimes lacks the options I am looking for, for example I run in low-power battery mode all the time for max battery life, and the option shuts off at 80% charge with no way to permanently enable it. So have to keep re-enabling it. ITunes is useless also. I have all my own CD collection and have converted them to 320 kbit MP3s but the only way to get them in the phone is via the iTunes program. Drag and drop would be much easier like on Android.

No external mini-SD card expansion slot is a huge disadvantage of iPhones also. As is their proprietary lightning connector versus USB-C.

About 2/3 of friends and family are on iPhones


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Bumpyroad wrote:

RCMAN46 wrote:


It has one feature I think is very valuable for the older crowd that allows their children to keep track of them.

That feature is find my phone. .


a good reason to get android.
bumpy


A similar feature is readily available for Android as well. My wife and I can track each other as needed. It is user controllable though...


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Howdy!

I was a Android fan for years until I got my hearing aids. I switched to Apple iPhone as they would connect directly to my hearing aids. Between my wife and I we now own a Apple device of orchard.

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If you can live with an older generation iPhone check with your local AT&T for promotions. About 2 years ago they had the iPhone 6S, which can do everything I need it to do for $125. The catch was I had to sign up for their streaming service for one month. But I didn't have to pay for one month. The salesman said "just cancel the service when you get home ". Which I did. They probably have a similar promotion now and if you don't need the latest and greatest it works great. On the other hand if you require the latest phone you're gonna have to pay big bucks, something I refuse to do for any phone. Only downside is it won't be able to get 5G. But who knows when that's gonna happen in our area.

As to which better, it's a matter of taste. We have Apple, or friends have Android and everybody's happy.

Heck my daughter has one of those inexpensive Google phones and really
likes it!

* This post was edited 05/04/20 04:34pm by Ron3rd *


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