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Old 14-09-2018, 03:50 PM   #16
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Security is mainly user issue, not that much of software.

Pretty easy to switch, in fact it's easier to switch around phones using Google services than Apple.

Try lo, nothing to lose, at most change back, it's not buying a house, anything can switch lol.

I would say it's a pretty ok time to try now, cause mid range phones from Android costing 50-70% of iPhone still performs close to 80% of iPhone so that is ok. (Not actual figures, but just an idea of how it is)
70% is flagship already.
Those 50% is mid range.

Performance (depends on what are you referring) close to 90%
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Old 14-09-2018, 03:52 PM   #17
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end of the day, it's still your wallet. your choice.
yes I vote with my wallet
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Old 14-09-2018, 03:58 PM   #18
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Though of switching to android too. paying over $2000 for a phone that lasts 2-3 years max just sounds exorbitant to me.

Can I still access my iCloud notes, calendar etc from an android phone?
Move the notes and calendar to google, more compatible with other devices even iPhone still can use
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:01 PM   #19
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Security is mainly user issue, not that much of software.

Pretty easy to switch, in fact it's easier to switch around phones using Google services than Apple.

Try lo, nothing to lose, at most change back, it's not buying a house, anything can switch lol.

I would say it's a pretty ok time to try now, cause mid range phones from Android costing 50-70% of iPhone still performs close to 80% of iPhone so that is ok. (Not actual figures, but just an idea of how it is)
easier? Android now v9 liao still canít fix e issue of backup n restore properly 🙄
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Move the notes and calendar to google, more compatible with other devices even iPhone still can use
yup just import calendar into GCal, notes into Keep.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:10 PM   #21
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Can I still access my iCloud notes, calendar etc from an android phone?
Not that I know off and knowing Apple, iCloud will remain as proprietary.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:11 PM   #22
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Last couple of years most of my friends and colleagues went back to android (most went to Samsung). So far non has any regrets. I am one of the last few still using iPhone. I am keeping my iPhone 7 plus. Just sold my iPhone X (stiff prefer the touch ID). If apple is not coming back with touch ID, I will move to android once the 7 plus kapu.
Touch ID is not coming back. And the main reason why Android still has no Face ID because they are unable to replicate anything close to the Face ID, otherwise they would have switched as well.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:18 PM   #23
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easier? Android now v9 liao still canít fix e issue of backup n restore properly 🙄
Phone settings no choice cause different vendors all different settings and options, but important data like contacts, photos, calenders, WhatsApp all seamless.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:18 PM   #24
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Touch ID is not coming back. And the main reason why Android still has no Face ID because they are unable to replicate anything close to the Face ID, otherwise they would have switched as well.
Samsung and friends already have face based unlock
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:22 PM   #25
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Samsung and friends already have face based unlock
unable to replicate anything close to the Face ID
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:29 PM   #26
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Samsung and friends already have face based unlock
Correct but nowhere near Appleís TrueDepth camera system and Face ID. Samsung one needs your face to be lit enough to be able to detect and unlock whereas on my X, even in total darkness, Face ID still works. Thanks to the IR camera and flood illuminator.
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Old 14-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #27
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Yes, if you enable encryption protection at startup, they cannot flash your phone Liao

very easy to switch...
I switched fr iPhone to Samsung... and back to iPhone again.

Security-wise... Apple still better at that.
Actually just one aspect. If u lose your Android phone, regardless of password etc... the thief can easily bypass by flashing firmware.
You can't do that with iPhone w/o the Apple ID/pass that was used to set up the phone previously.
Maybe phones that ships with new Android version has that addressed... (i don't know)
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Old 14-09-2018, 05:07 PM   #28
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Just some advice from old man, using phone since da ga de era.

I use fruit phone since iPhone 3GS and Android phone since HTC Dream and my first Samsung smartphone was Galaxy S2.

IMO, both Androids and iPhones are good. But you will find fanboys of both side. Like those saying Android got lack of security (not as secure but doesn't mean not secured) or lags after use etc. Or those saying Apple is gimmicky (every year same, use bombastic phrases in ads).

iPhone is good because:
  • iOS is smooth and zero problems (at least it remains transparent to you). Despite it being a closed OS, it's the fastest I use in any phone.
  • 2 App Store cannot be beaten. A lot of people use iPhones cos the App Store really good and tokong. Any app you buy is 99% guaranteed to work on iPhone. On Android, there are so many different models so each app can work either perfectly or like sai. And a lot of apps on Apple are not launched on the Play Store.
  • Will get OS updates as long as it still can be updated which is quite reassuring.
  • Build quality - So far despite looking boring, I think most iPhones look quite premium.
  • I think accessories for iPhone is second to none. Go anywhere and you sure see iPhone accessories.
  • Face ID is actually good - this one you must try then u know. Lots of people just bash it but I find it super good. Can use for banking means it's secured enough. Samsung's or Xiaomi's variations not accepted for such apps meaning it doesnt have true depth sensing, just 2D recognition.

Android, on the other hand, is good because:
  • OS is more open, meaning you can customize lots of stuff, it's easier to do many things which iOS tries so hard to make your life difficult - like copying movies/songs etc.
  • Samsung Pay is better than Apple Pay. Maybe my opinion but Samsung Pay is widely accepted since Paywave machines also can use.
  • You can root Android means you can do even more things, like sideloading and *ahem* apks.
  • You can refund app/in-app easier using Google Play (trust me i tried both and Google is more flexible after the 1st-2nd refund).
  • Lots more features when you need it - dual SIM, quick charge, dash charge, fingerprint scanner etc and things like notification light are really damn good. Apple took many years to implement dual SIM (which is not even a true dual sim in local sets).

Sorry please dont flame me
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Old 14-09-2018, 05:21 PM   #29
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Maybe I change to iPhone 8 next year or 2020 liao

If canít then like above go to Samsung liao
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Old 14-09-2018, 05:37 PM   #30
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yep.. been using Samsung for many many years before i switch back to iphone.
Love how I could customize and do many things with it, until I got sick of lag.
I can reboot the phone, do nothing with it.. and after a while the RAM get used up to 70%-80% for no reason at all.
Samsung's solution? Switch to better cpu and add even more RAM with every iteration lor... instead of Google optimizing the OS.


Specs alone, iphone may have a "slower" cpu and less ram. But it's strength is responsiveness that gives the illusion that it's v smooth and fast.

My only gripe with iPhone is there is no "True multitasking"..
Apps (e.g. Dropbox) that need to run constantly in the background (for photo upload) have problems working as intended since iOS will suspend the background apps EVEN IF you enable "background app refresh".
Thus, sometimes my photos are not uploaded and I will have to manually open the app and keep it open.
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