Upgrade time - Stick with Android or change to iPhone?Watch
Lurked on here for ages and tonight cause I'm the worst at decisions like this, set up this account. I've been reading Gofre's guide which is so helpful. Still can't decide, and I was hoping for some advice.
I used to have an iPhone back in 2012 then changed to Android, mainly Samsungs. The reason I changed back then was that my iphone was stolen from me and I was wary after that.
Every time I upgrade I wonder whether to go back but haven't yet. I was given an iPad earlier this year, and I guess that's got me thinking about going back or to stick with Android.
I have a Galaxy s9 plus which is great aside from the battery which is definitely draining faster recently.
I'd like a phone with a great battery, good camera (I take a lot of photos outdoors, of wildlife, nature and then also my dog). I do use social media a fair bit, twitter, IG, Tiktok, a few games but limited to Bitlife/BlockuDoku and then photo editing like picplaypost and a couple of others too and some finance apps etc. I currently use Spotify.
Have considered iPhone 11, S20+ (though concerned about Exynos) and the upcoming 20FE 5g. Happy to go wireless earphones wise.
Vodafone are who am with so OnePlus not an option. Flexible re price for a good phone on contract.
Sorry, i know this is long. Happy to provide any more info if needed. Just let me know and thank you for any help.
Cons: Although security has improved, iPhone has superior security.
But yeah, I would wait to see what the iPhone 12 series look like before making a definitive choice. There may be some new phones you want to consider, or it will at least drive down the price of the current models.
Food for thought. One other thing is I am at some point considering getting a smart watch too (if I don't go with a garmin) I love running/swimming and after a period away from them, intending to get back to it all (the swimming when things are back to normal again that is where I am).
One of those things where I don't watch to get mired into one specific system. I know with the FE at the moment, there's an offer to get a free gearfit2 I think it is which at least would let me find out how I can get on with something like that.
I always end up overthinking all this stuff so I do really appreciate all your points of view and I may just wait for the iphone12 though I'm impatient and from what I've read the specs aren't going to be mindblowing (then again with vodafone there's the ability to change iphones after a year). Can you tell I'm confused and been definitely overdoing the research!
If I were you, I'd go with the S20FE, mainly to avoid Exynos, but also because of the value (especially compared to iPhones). Buying Android over iPhone also means that you're not necessarily locked into any particular ecosystem.
Thank you, yep. It having SD is what's making me wonder whether to go with this phone and being familiar with Samsung/Android rather than iPhone or anything else like the s20+ given I can't opt for a Oneplus with Vodafone. I'll end up just tossing a coin at this rate!
Bare in mind that there is no functional difference between an Android phone with a snapdragon processor and an Android phone with an Exynos processor, they all behave the same. It's just that the Exynos 990 processor Samsung used in every other S20 and Note 20 model shipped to the UK is a bit behind the Snapdragon 865 in terms of performance and power efficiency.
Thank you, understood. Battery life I've heard does improve compared with say the s20+ (or that's what I've picked up from research) and I guess that ties in with the power efficiency and perhaps makes up for the 6gb of ram? I'm not the biggest power user anyway, just want a nice phone with a good display, nice to use on social media/youtube/spotify (or equivalent) and take good photos of animals/nature and my dog. Excited too to try wireless earphones/buds too whichever phone I end up with.
The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G could also be worth looking at if those are your key priorities.
Managed to get the IPhone 11 last year with 60gb for only £33 a month and £50 upfront which was removed due to an additional deal.