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Going from iphone to Android - pros and cons?

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I need a new phone, I like iphones but I only use them for pretty basic stuff like Gmail, reading the news, a bit of web browsing (sometimes) and chat apps and Im not really sure if my usage is really worth spending 14k on one.

 

Im thinking of getting an Android as there are handsets like the J7 which are about 7-8k, what are the major pros and cons though?

 

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I've used macbooks for about 15+ years,,, but have always used Android phones,,, the Android works more like my Mac, than an iphone,, if that makes any sense,,,, Go for the Android,,, 

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12 minutes ago, Adeeos said:

I've used macbooks for about 15+ years,,, but have always used Android phones,,, the Android works more like my Mac, than an iphone,, if that makes any sense,,,, Go for the Android,,, 

 

I have a mac too, why does the Android work more like that? What kind of Android phone do you have?

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5 hours ago, davejonesbkk said:

I only use them for pretty basic stuff like Gmail, reading the news, a bit of web browsing (sometimes) and chat apps and Im not really sure if my usage is really worth spending 14k on one.

an iphone would be great for the things that you mentioned. however, their phones have become restrictive price-wise. if you've never used an android device before, there is a learning curve. the good news (maybe bad to some) is that there are many to choose from and different price ranges. huawei, oppo, lg, samsung, xiaomi, etc are great brands with substantial user bases. enjoy hunting for a new smartphone and enjoy even more once you've picked one! best of luck

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Get an android that will allow you to replace the battery without going to an authorised distributor. Also only 4,000 Baht Zen Fone is good.

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I prefer android and have an LG4.  Good camera but only problem seems to be that I can only send a couple of photos with an email because of the pixels, around 6mb.  My gfs Huawei takes good photos too but only 200 to 300 kb so I can send many more photos.

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I use a Mac... Approx 100 GB of Music stored in iTunes / 100 GB of Photos Stored in iPhoto. All well organized, with playlists and catalogued.

 

When I tried switching from and iPhone to Android it was a nightmare... It took days of trial and error with different software to transfer my Music and Photo's across. I had to spend a lot of time reorganizing things - In the end I found a workable solution but it wasn't quite as 'neat'. 

 

I also found that the Android system a little less intuitive and 'dirtier' (if that makes any sense), I managed to 'get my head' into it and became a what some may call a power user, even rooting the machine and making some funky changes....  I first used the HTC One before switching to a Samsung S5.

 

Ultimately I found the 'Package' too slow.... I found the S5 slower than the iPhone I'd previously had, I found that stepping outside of Apples beautiful walled garden created numerous headaches with data handling (photo's etc). When I returned back to an iPhone again life (the use of a phone in combination with a computer) became easier again.

 

I don't like to like the iPhone, but IMO it is the better machine, but I can do anything on my iPhone that I would on my computer (its just more convenient to do most things on a computer) and when there is something 'new' to do on an iPhone I find it intuitive. 

 

IF all you are doing is surfing the net, texting, making calls and using Chat Apps then all you really need is the most basic of smart phones with a reasonable screen size.

 

The iPhone's are now priced ridiculously - when its time to upgrade I'm considering rebelling and ditching Apple again in the hope that this time I won't regret it.... 

 

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2 hours ago, Franko666 said:

I have just gone from iPhone 6 to a Vivo5S and its the best move ever and third of the price at just under 9000 THB. I wanted dual sim and got a great phone. It looks and operated much like an iPhone but much better camera at 20 mp and great software.

 

 

I switched from iphone to Android and never looked back . One drawback for me, and there may be a workaround but I don’t it, is that My family, who live abroad, use iMessage and at home I have an iPad so no problem but out and about the Android doesn't have it as it an Apple thing.   Apart from that everything is better now. 

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It’s a nightmare if you are  I tunes store user but if you are Apple Music subscriber there is an app for Android that work quiet well.

The only thing is that you have to download all your music files if you want to listen to your music in plane.

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