Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2017 21:07 UTC
Android

With me being so down on Android, it's only fair to also offer insight into the other side of the coin - a longtime iPhone user making the switch to the new Pixel 2 XL, and loving it:

This phone is extremely my shit. Google has taken the original Pixel, which was interesting but not enough to tempt me into switching, and made it into something that's near perfect.

In a year where the iPhone X, which Apple touts as the future phone, only has a single interesting feature (Face ID) Google has embraced the opportunity to show a different future with arms wide open. It's the first time I can confidently say an Android device is great coming from the iPhone without constantly saying but there's this one thing.

Different strokes for different folks, but that's why we're all here debating things that are, in the grand scheme of things, irrelevant.

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missing features
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 5th Dec 2017 13:09 UTC
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Many seem to think a microSD card slot is no longer necessary. With phones having 128GB or more storgage, why bother? There is a good reason. When the phone bricks/is damaged with all your data there is no way to get it out of the phone. That microSD card begins to feel like a great idea. Sure, microSD cards can fail too. But if you back up your data regularly (you do, don't you) you will not lose too much. Just insert a new card, restore, and you are good to go. Without a microSD card slot you must either send your phone in or take is somewhere and let someone else have access to your data.

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