Pourquoi avez-vous choisi un Android sur un iPhone ?

Why did you choose an Android over an iPhone?

ce n’est aucun un sujet de haine ou de n’importe quel OS est mieux. C’est purement pour les utilisateurs de lire les opinions d’autrui sur pourquoi ils choisissent leurs OS ou pourquoi ils préfèrent A sur B.

J’ai posté un fil semblable sur/r/Apple ici : https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/b3a7db/why_did_you_choose_an_iphone_over_an_android/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


Voir sur Reddit by Faspaiso

47 réflexions au sujet de “Pourquoi avez-vous choisi un Android sur un iPhone ?”

  1. It started out as a desire to avoid iTunes. iTunes was cancer once upon a time. And back when accessing my phones filesystem was a thing I did regularly, the idea of not being able to do that, and having to use iTunes to transfer files onto/off my phone really put me off. I remember friends being stranded when presented with a computer without iTunes.

  2. I don’t want a single company to have the power to decide which software I’m allowed to run on my general purpose computer. Apple is especially terrible in that regard. Google is not much better with play store censorship, but they don’t prevent me from installing apps from other sources.

    An open filesystem is also not negotiable, for similar reasons. Synchronizing content across multiple devices without an open filesystem is a huge PITA.

    Headphone jack. I’m not going to use wireless headphones, at least in their current state, both because of unacceptable price, and because of their downsides like latency. In general, there’s a huge variety of android phones at different price ranges and with different hardware features, so I can always find something that suits me. When Apple does shit like using proprietary connectors or removing headphone jacks, you can only suck it up and buy adapters or replace your accessories.

    In general, I want my phone to conform to my workflow, not to be forced to build my workflow around limitations of my phone.

  3. – Headphone jack
    – Expandable storage
    – Big battery
    – Big screen (6.9″ here!)
    – Functionality

    Can you plug a USB stick straight into your iPhone, or charge it while listening to music through headphones without some silly dongle? Not that I ever have to charge during the day, but I didn’t think so either.

  4. When I was first in the market, completely ignorant to smartphones, the Verizon guy told me one thing that stuck out – 90% of Android’s apps are free, where 90% of iPhone apps cost money. That was literally my deciding factor back in like 08 or 09.

    My first Android was an HTC Incredible 2. I really don’t remember much of it, but I liked it enough to stick with Android phones from then on (until a few months ago… I’ll get to that).

    I stuck with Android because as I got familiar with it, I learned how much you can customize it and make the experience on Phone A so much different than Phone B.

    In an office I worked, every exec started getting iPhones. I wanted to play with them so I offered to help set up the email… Through a little practice and Googling, I got familiar with it. But each phone I played with (I think they were all 5 or 5s) just seemed so plain to me. It was around that time that I figured I’d probably never use an iPhone.

    Fast forward to last fall… I put my money where my mouth is and got a XS Max. The first iPhone I ever had. It’s not crap, it does exactly what it’s supposed to and does it very well… But to me, it isn’t fun. And maybe the more serious, ‘uptight’ tech guys might say that it isn’t meant to be, but **if I’m carrying this thing around, I want to be able to have fun with it** (title of your sex tape).

    Once the Note 10 is announced, I will be say adios to iPhone for probably a long time.

  5. At first because that’s what my parents gave me, as it was the cheapest option. You wouldn’t give a 12 yo an Iphone or a Nokia N95 risking getting it stolen/cracked one month later.

    But then as I grew up I started to get interested in the market (interesting, because of Iphone 4s), and really fell in love with android freedom. As soon as i got a Nexus 7 2013, i got into Roms, rooting, xposed, and all the shenanigans. Meanwhile during the years I had some wishlist smartphones like the Nexus 5, HTC One M7 and Google Pixel.

    The main reason I don’t go over to iOS is simple things that iOs doesn’t let you do like not being able to switch default apps, all apps need to be on homescreen, and so on

  6. There are a lot of reasons, and they’ve changed over the years.

    Originally, I got an Android phone because they were cheap and my phone company started giving me lots of data, so I figured what the hell, might as well get a smartphone. My first couple phones were literally 1/10th the cost of the iPhones at the time. They sucked pretty hard, but I rooted them and got a fair bit of mileage.

    After that point, I didn’t want to give up the kind of control I had. I got a Nexus 4, which offered me great control at a decent price and *didn’t* suck. This is when I started to feel like Android was legitimately *good*, and not a poor man’s iPhone.

    Over the years:

    – Custom keyboards. iOS got this in version 8, but most of the keyboards still suck (last I checked). Apple’s keyboard is particularly bad (ironically, this was one of the big advantages of iOS in the Eclair/Froyo days, because Google’s keyboard *really sucked* back then).
    – File management. iOS still doesn’t have it. Sharing files between apps is a drag. Copying files to/from a computer is overcomplicated.
    – iTunes is terrible. Absolutely terrible.
    – iPhones seem to be designed as « slave » devices, not standalone devices. You can only sync to one computer. If you sync your music to one computer, good luck moving one or two songs in (or out) with another computer. (This might be outdated; I haven’t tried in a long time.)
    – Android lets me install anything I want, like system-wide ad blockers and emulators.
    – iOS’s home screen is a bear to manage. If you install a lot of apps, it becomes hard to navigate and organize. Android’s way is *so much better* — an alphabetical list and a home screen with whatever I choose to put on it. After all these years iOS is still designed like a dumbphone in this regard, and it boggles my mind.
    – On that note, home screen widgets are rad.
    – Android apps can do more, like create overlays on top of other apps (with authorization). This is not possible on iOS.
    – Apple’s recent hardware design is bad. Lots of Android manufacturers are copying all of Apple’s bad decisions, but at least I still have a choice.

    That’s all that springs to mind. Honestly, I don’t hate iOS; I consider switching over almost every year because I get jealous of the fluidity and overall performance. But I can’t give up the functionality and usability of Android, and iPhones are too expensive to try out on a lark.

  7. I was happy with my iPhone 6S Plus, but…

    I needed **Dual SIM** since the carriers here in the Philippines are greedy, and will be expensive when you contact someone from another network. Even though I now own two phones, most of time, I’d rather carry one.

    Also, it’s more versatile. I don’t need a computer to transfer media/stuff onto my device. I can simply download it from the web, and any app has access to that file.

    Last but not least, I have a lot of option on the hardware side. Want something current with a flagship processor/specs, 4,000mAh battery and a headphone, but don’t want to spend $1,000 on one? You’ve got it. Hate the notch but want that bezelless screen? Same thing/

  8. iOS is super closed down. Its MY phone let me do whatever the hell I want with it. Also their tech (no OLED screens, water resistance IP 68 two years later, etc) wasn’t as good as Samsung’s for me. They also deleted their AUX which I use a lot.

  9. 1. Being able to customize my phone
    2. App Drawer
    3. Headphone jack
    4. Easy to share files and all with other Android users
    5. Didn’t wanna be stuck in the apple ecosystem
    6. Having phones at different price points

  10. I bought an HTC « Droid » Incredible back in 2010 when iPhone was an at&t exclusive and I wasn’t going to switch mobile providers just to get a phone.

    Got hooked on a bunch of features that iOS didn’t have, and in some cases still doesn’t have, like true multitasking, truly rich intents system, and customization. Never wanted to lose or downgrade these features, so I stay with Android.

    I do use an iPad though, but the lack of a decent swipe typing experience makes it hard to use. Yes I know I gboard is there but for some inexplicable reason, Apple insists on putting up the default keyboard in some situations.

  11. Customisability, more app alternatives, more devices to choose from (I can e.g. prioritise if I prefer a better camera or a bigger battery). Custom ROMs were also a thing, but that ended since the moment I started using an almost unsupported device.

  12. I didn’t want to switch away from my iPhone 5 but I got fed up with iTunes crashing every time I tried to sync my phone. Both WiFi sync and USB sync crashed it so after a month of not being able to add new music I said screw it and bought a Note 3.

    Today I could not switch back again. I love using automation apps and it’s so nice to have things just happen when my phone connects to something or I go somewhere. Seeing how often my brother has to pull out his iPhone 7 just to restart Spotify because he paused it for too long in his car makes me glad I don’t have an iPhone anymore.

  13. I chose Android for myself because I wanted a general purpose computer. I also recommended iPhones for some friends and family who very specifically _didn’t_ — they wanted an appliance to do a handful of common, predetermined tasks.

    I use my phone as my general purpose computer; my iPhone enjoying friends and relatives don’t, when they want a general purpose computer they go to theirs.

  14. Owned two iPhones, a 3gs, and a 5s in the past , if it was not for the jailbreaking community i would have not really enjoyed it. Basically lack customizations. Also Android is potentially better capabilities wise due to the OS being open source. Other than that, pricing is a factor. You just need a phone mostly for communications,social medias, music, watching videos etc , a $200 nowadays vs $1000 iPhone will do more than enough. Though i do value Apple’s priorities in security and privacy.

  15. I initially thought the iPhone was really cool (2g) but more and more heard about the silly limitations like no copy and paste (which took years for them to implement)

    When I decided to get an android it was a no briainer for me.

    * no contract required. Most places needed a contract with data for some exorbitant cost for an iPhone.

    * So cheap who GAF? I got a dirt cheap optimus one, on sale. I beat the hell out of it because it was a hunk of cheap garbage. If it breaks I got get another. It survived for 3 years of me rooting it, flashing it, and overclocking it. A used iPhone would have been several hundred dollars more – and offered only marginally faster performance (but way better GPU).

    * Micro SD.
    * No proprietary cables.
    * Functions – This cheap-o $60 android did MORE in terms of basic features and functions (while iOS got the latest and greatest games and social apps).

    After watching for a few years apple seemed to stagnate – their big features being things available on android for YEARS. Trying to discuss any of this with many apple fans was just too much of an infuriating headache and I started to dislike the community surrounding the phone.

    Combine that with OLED screens, removable batteries, Stylus equipped phones, ruggedized phones AND being able to jam in a 128GB miocro SD for $40 CAD and it’s uphill for apple. Add that google is a slightly more open company that apple and apple is actively fighting to make it more difficult to repair your own devices and I know which I want in my pocket.

    Apple makes some nice stuff, but I just can’t support their ideology and methodology.

  16. Because iPhones cost **more**, all for being able to do **less**.

    Sure they have good production values. I’d pay 100 or so extra for those, in fact I do with my current Nokia comparing other cheaper phones of similar specs. But an iPhone? Pay 2x or more? For such a locked-down system? Nah.

  17. Mainly because I didn’t want to be tangled in the whole iphone / apple mac / everything apple situation. Also because having a removable battery was amazing, though there’s less of that available now.

  18. Mostly two reasons. Filesystem access and the ability to install any software I want.

    I have an iPad too and I really like it for browsing and watching videos, but I need my phone to be much more of a general purpose computer.

  19. * Samsungs S-Pen functionality
    * option to replace stock apps (when i switch from iPhone it wasn’t possible, i know it’s slightly better now, but still not the same)
    * Automation possibilities, (mainly with Tasker)
    * change DPI/minimal width
    * sideload apps (and also revert to previous versions of apps)
    * customisation, (mainly homescreen and icon packs)

  20. Flexibility and price. These days I hear you can get an older iPhone 6 or 7 that has plenty of power for cheap, but the wide array of cheap Android devices with larger screens is pretty great. Also, Tasker is pretty sweet.

  21. This IS actually related to the question but requires explanation. Sorry!

    My Apple ][ (purchased in early 1978 (an upgrade from a TRS-80 Model I) had a four digit serial number. I ultimately owned four ][ based machines (simultaneously) and a not insignificant number of Apple peripherals.

    When the Apple /// was introduced in 1980, then the IBM PC in 1981, it signaled the end of the « enthusiast » phase of computers for most companies in business at the time. In 1983 , former PepsiCo president John Sculley became CEO at Apple which turned quickly away from early adopters like myself and began the movement that culminated in the release of the Macintosh in 1984.

    I fully understand the need for companies to innovate and grow, but Apple as a company quickly developed a « ][ owner? Why are you wasting my time? » attitude early in the Lisa/Macintosh years. They turned their backs on people like me that helped to build the company. I find that unacceptable, not least because I spent a great deal of money on their products, but spent countless hours promoting them to my clients as what would later be called an IT consultant. I estimate that I purchased more than $40,000 of client hardware from Apple between 1979 and 1982.

    I moved to a PC platform in late 1983 and will never own another Apple product. For what it’s worth, Steve Jobs was a SALESMAN, and an asshole that didn’t truly invent jackshit. I talked to both Jobs and Wozniak on the phone in ’79 or ’80. Woz was much nicer and actually helpful.

    If you read this far, thanks. I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’m still not tired of it!

  22. * Being able to choose default applications (primarily, not being forced to use Apple Maps, which is atrocious).
    * Proper access to the file system.
    * Being able to sideload applications easily so nobody gets an editorial say over what code I run on my device.

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