My first year after switching from Android. (On a budget edition)
So I’ve seen many posts on people who switched from an Android flagship to one of the newer iPhones, and they give their review after a week. Needless to say many of the reviews read exactly like the general pros and cons that everyone already knows.
I’m someone who has only purchased phones in the <$250 category. My last three phones were a Virgin Mobile LG phone (cheapest one in ’14), a Moto E, and the Nexus 5x. Last year I bought the iPhone SE and this is the best phone I’ve ever owned. I still miss customizing the shit out of my Androids, but the Apple ecosystem is amazing… even on a budget.
At that price point none of the Android devices I’ve owned are competitive with the iPhone. My biggest gripes were with the slowdowns I experienced with lower budget Android devices. Sure, right out of the box they’re speedy, but after a few months the devices all slowed down and became way buggier. I’m not the type of person who likes to throw away or replace items just because something new came out. However, with my Android phones after about a year or so I felt the necessity to replace them because they no longer functioned as they once did. My Nexus 5x would refuse to save photos, and I began experiencing the symptoms of the dreaded bootloop.
With my iPhone it’s been a year, and the device still flies. I see absolutely no need to replace this until Apple no longer supports it. That’s my experience with budget phones and switching to Apple.