– My name is Manny andI've been an Android user for my whole life.
I have never used an iPhone.
I just have never really spent more than like 10 seconds on someone's iPhone.
Right now, I have the Samsung Galaxy S7 and I've had that for about two years.
You know, it's just kindof one of those cases where I've only ever had Androids, so I'm not even sureoff the top of my head what I specifically like about it.
One of my favorite thingsis the ability to add a widget to your home screen.
So I like to have myGmail widget at the top and I can kind of scroll through without actually opening the app.
It's just like a reallynice, quick access thing.
Well, I'm switching to an iPhone because I genuinely think my life will be a little bit more seamless.
100% I felt iPhone peer pressure.
I've been berated for at least four years to get an iPhone by my friends.
I don't like to lookat it as me giving in, but that's kind of what happened.
So, it's been about a week since I've been using the iPhone XS.
It's just reallydifferent than the Android and to be fair, I'm grading itagainst my Samsung Galaxy S7, which was about two years old.
The unboxing experiencewas kind of exciting because it was my first iPhone.
So when I unboxed the new iPhone, I assumed there'd be that dongle so that I could plug in my old headphones.
I have pretty expensive earbuds.
They were $120 and it really sucks to not be able to use them on an iPhone.
I ended up not buying a dongle.
Like, I don't want to spend more money.
I already have my expensive headphones.
I thought I would miss thefingerprint sensor on Android, but Face ID is really seamless too.
The camera is great and nowI find myself taking photos that I don't even post anymore.
Like, I just like takingphotos on this new camera.
So when I had my Android phone, it felt like you weregetting notifications, like just the necessary ones, like the ones you actually needed to know.
On iPhone, it feels a little messy.
It feels like they'regiving me every single notification that theycould possibly find.
The learning curve with the software has been a process for me because on Android phonesthere's a back button.
I found that with iPhone, on iOS, the back button is built into the app.
So it's like kind of at the top left.
So I still find myselfreaching to the bottom left of the phone to go backto the previous screen.
The swiping gestures arecompletely different than Android.
That is the hardest thingI'm getting used to.
One thing I miss fromAndroid is that email widget.
Like, I really used that a lot.
One of the most annoyingthings about iPhone is that to connect to WiFi, I have to go all theway into the settings.
It's like at least fouror five button presses before I get to whereI can connect to WiFi.
On Android, you can do that so easily.
You just swipe from the top and then you hit the little WiFi signal.
Outside of that, I'm kindof happy I made the switch.
I think everything I don'tlike about the iPhone is a matter of me justnot being used to it yet.
So now it's been about twoweeks since I got the iPhone XS and I'm liking it moreand more as I use it.
For the most part, I can do anything I need to pretty quickly.
I did end up downloading theGoogle keyboard to use it, but it's annoying becauseI have to change it to the Google keyboard every time.
It's almost like Appledoes not want me to use the Google keyboard, but I'mstill gonna keep doing it because I love the swipe feature.
I would think it would lastlonger than my older phones did.
I don't know, I guesswe'll just have to wait until a new iPhone comes outto see how long this one lasts.
After two weeks of using the iPhone, I feel like my life isa little bit easier.
Things are more seamless than the Android, but my experience hasn't been that where I'm like sold on iPhonefor the rest of my life.
I could very well go back to Android depending on what kind ofphones they come out with.
But before that I did have a Windows phone for about two years.