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Survey results: Why users switch from iPhone to Android

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The decision to buy an Android phone over an iPhone is a complicated one, and often a matter of personal preference, practicality and budget. In our recent survey, we asked members of the AndroidPIT community who have made the switch why they chose team Android. Here's what they had to say.

In the stories shared by AndroidPIT community members who went to Android after having iPhones, a clear pattern emerged. Android has two things to offer that Apple simply can't match: value and freedom. And that's why people are convinced to make the switch.

With an Android, you get more for less money. The new iPhone X costs $1000, and the iPhone 8 costs $700. For that amount of money you could get two to three excellent Android phones. When former iPhone users got their Androids, they went for better camera quality (Pixel 2), a mix of style and power (Samsung Galaxy Note 8), the lack of bloatware (Moto X Pure Edition), better battery life (Huawei P10) and better performance (Huawei Mate 10). Compared to choosing an iPhone, maybe it takes a bit more thinking and research to choose the Android that offers what's most important to you, but it's that variety that makes the Android smartphone market special.

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Android offers more freedom, and that's the other main draw of the platform compared to iOS, which is frustratingly restrictive. While some just want a device with a bigger display that doesn't cost a lot of money, others want the ability to customize their device to their individual needs and style. With or without root, the possibilities with Android are pretty much endless. Not to mention that it's easy to use, on top of being malleable in terms of look and feel. If you like options, in terms of both hardware and software, you're sure to love Android.

Special thanks to those who participated in the survey and shared their stories with us. Do you have a different reason for being on team Android not listed here? Or, have you become an iPhone user? Leave a comment below!

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Brittany McGhee

Brittany McGhee

Brittany loves to keep up with the latest technology and innovation, so she is excited to have the opportunity to write about the wonderful world of Android. She thinks spreadsheets and numbers are fun, in addition to reading books and volunteering.

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    John Oct 30, 2019 Link to comment

    I’m new to android pit and very interested about. Since I’m Apple Mac computer in USA favorite for years but I didn’t like apple phone when it first came out. I’m in favorite of Android phone you have move flexible options than apple phone. After years still have new iPad and mini Mac in my home office. I still love Android now have 3XL but dislike the notch is sure get in the way that don’t look like XL. XL should look as larger screen especially senior people having hard time reading on the phone. I would love to have 4XL but bad feeling about the battery could last four plus hours. And some other issues are disappointing lacks of resplendent. Google could do better if they love people in the world for less money google could offer best deal. Google Fi could be better offer options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing for those only used text messages than voice phone. Like Sprint network plan for less than $40 a month make life easier on budget. So next I’ll wait for 5XL or other wise look for another android phone.

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    Akinade saheed Jan 29, 2018 Link to comment

    Android phone is good, and it is incomparableto every other phone

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    Rusty H. Dec 3, 2017 Link to comment

    For me, it's FREEDOM. I can set my android phone up how I want. I don't have to use the stock launcher, can add/remove the apps I want, pretty much total freedom.

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