Why I switched from an Android to an iPhone after six years
Here’s how they compare.
Recently, I switched from a Samsung S7 to an iPhone 11.
I got my first ever smartphone, a Samsung Ace, when I was 13. For six years, I always wanted to switch from an Android to an iPhone, because I liked how iPhones took better photos and looked “cleaner”. I also felt left out as many of my friends had iPhones.
However, I could never make the switch due to financial reasons.
Now that I finally own an iPhone, some have asked me if the switch was worth it. I do, and here’s why.
Strong preference for the iPhone software
The aesthetic of the iPhone is a reason why I switched phones.
With their colourful applications, Android phones have an animated, childish look. The iPhone however, has a clean aesthetic –- the applications’ design and layout have simple colours, usually black and white.
Additionally, the emojis are extremely different. iPhone emojis look more sophisticated and polished than Android ones.
I also prefer the iPhone’s battery.
Compared to Android, I feel that the iPhone charges faster and its battery lasts longer.
My Android phone took about an hour or more to charge, while my iPhone takes less than an hour. I can also get through a whole day with just charging my iPhone once, but I had to charge my Android at least twice a day.
The long-lasting battery is amazing because I hate waiting a long time for my phone to charge. When I had an Android, I needed to bring around a portable charger wherever I went, but now I do not need to.
Huge differences in their hardware
I love taking photos for Instagram, but I found that my Android’s camera quality did not measure up to the iPhone’s camera quality. As a result, I always envied my friends with iPhones as they could take amazing photos with their cameras’ superior quality.
When I got my iPhone, I was amazed by its quality. The extremely clear photos got me excited to take pictures for Instagram.
However, the iPhone’s durability may be a problem for me, as I am clumsy and often drop my phone.
In this case, Android’s durability was amazing for me – no matter how many times I dropped my phone, it was still in perfect condition. At most, only my screen protector would crack.
Even though I have not dropped my iPhone, I’ve seen what happens when it slips from a hand and crashes onto the ground – the screen crackly so badly that the display can hardly be seen.
In a way, owning an iPhone has made me more careful with my phone.
Personally, I think switching from an Android to an iPhone was worth it. The camera quality, aesthetic and long-lasting battery made the switch worth it for me.
On the other hand, Android’s durability is amazing for those who – like me – are clumsy and tend to drop their phones often.
While both phones have their flaws, I prefer the iPhone and will not be switching back to Android anytime soon. If you are looking to change your phone from Android to iPhone, I‘d say give it a try.