As an Android user who was caught in the buzz of a beta device from Apple.
I was hard at work talking myself into trying this phone called the iPhone X. I do not regret it one bit. I asked myself three simple questions, and here are my answers.
How the iPhone X enhanced my user experience?
- The speakers which are very amazing and provide more than ample sound to not even need a Bluetooth speaker.
- I liked the feel of the display, and how it felt very smooth.
- The natural lighting of the display.
- The look, and design of the menus, and app interactions with settings being very smooth to get to.
- How iPhone displayed the settings for sleep, and wake mode when going to bed. This made it easy to say please tell me when to go to bed.
- The way Apple walks you through the device and provides helpful hints for you which a tremendous help.
- Amazing low light photos.
- Decent job at not excluding Google account users. Two Thumbs Up!
- I felt cool carrying a phone with the highs benchmarks in the industry.
- Face ID works great.
How the device made my life more frustrating?
- Siri seems to push you toward Apple products, and away from other products.
- The strange up and to the left hard swipe from the bottom of the phone to reveal all the open programs or panels.
- I did not feel that the call quality compared to other devices, and especially for the money.
- I cannot seem to overcome not being a fan of the Apple ecosystem. iTunes is a major one for me.
- The phone charges much slower than other devices that I have had in the past.
- I found the notch, and many apps to be limiting the true screen capabilities of this phone.
- What happened to the fingerprint scanner? Why is apple forcing me to adopt face id rather than keeping the fingerprint scanner?
- Notifications seem to be very annoying to me on this phone because I ended up with so many by the end of the day.
- Limited customization of widgets compared to Android. I could not organize things how I like, and I could not have an e-mail widget going because it would get blasted with everything. You can, however, set up the email widget to receive certain e-mails using VIP.
- 10. Despite the claim that Apple does not crash as much as android devices. The device I had seemed to crash more than I have ever seen before with any android device.
Could I live with this device for two, or more years?
The answer would be no. I quickly returned the phone and went back to Android which offered me more freedom, and the Samsung Note 8 was a good fit for me. I am also in love with the Samsung Health App. However, Apple is far from over, and I hope they can revolutionize the industry as they have done in the past.
I am excited about the future. How about you?