Monday, September 30, 2019

From iOS to Android and Back Again

Greg Morris:

Indeed Android is the more useful operating system, it makes it much easier to interact with notifications and find things you need instantly.


I am always fascinated by Android handsets, a huge selling point for Android is that it is far more exciting from a hardware perspective. You are guaranteed to find an handset that is suited to you use case however niche it might be.


In exchange for giving up control you get the best source of high quality, diverse and sometimes expensive software in existence. Apples App Store still trumps Google Play for quality of apps by a long chalk, although the standard on Android is much better than even a couple of years ago.


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> You are guaranteed to find an handset that is suited to you use case however niche it might be.

Unless you want a small phone. I’m surprised that no Android handset maker has yet to lay claim to this niche.

Palm Pepito is a small android. Battery life is terrible but it's tiny!

>Unless you want a small phone

There are Android phones at every screen size from 2" to 8", just not from major manufacturers. But yeah, I agree with the sentiment, if you don't want to order your phone from Aliexpress, you're stuck with larger screens.

>Unless you want a small phone.

Hey there's always last year's Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.

(According to Wikipedia, its successor model for 2019, the Sony Xperia Ace (SO-02L), is only available in Japan.)

Small as is iPhoneSE small, Sony Xperia is noticably bigger ant almost 1.5 times heavier

I love my iPhone 5S, and I'll be getting a hand-me-down SE very soon as my next phone. A year from now when iOS 14 comes along I guess I'll be upgrading to a 7 or an 8. Time marches on. 

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Just getting a perfect condition used LG G6 off Swappa for $84, hard to go back to Apple hardware. Sorry.

Specs for LG G6:
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
5.7 inches, 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution 18:9 ratio
32GB storage
SD card slot
USB C charging

Lack of sideloading on Apple mobile devices is the other key problem for my own use case. Obviously the G6 is not an iPhone SE replacement, just a general comment on the hardware ecosystems.

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