Lifelong Android user (since 2012). Bought 512GB 11 Pro Max coming from the 512GB Note 9. Here’s my impression on it…
Bought iPhone 11 Pro Max as my second phone (because I have 2 sim and I was using Note 9 and Note FE (2nd phone and the screen cracked).
IMHO there is nothing special when you switch from Android to iPhone unless you’re from non-recent or non-flagship phone.
Responsiveness? I feel no difference. UX and UI? Better on iPhone but not much difference but I prefer android’s keyboard (I really need haptic feedback keyboard on iOS). Apps? Much better on iPhone. Camera? iPhone win except on 10x zoom.
Mobile gaming is so much more fluid on iOS and I can’t deny that.
What I don’t really like about iPhone is the so called walled garden ecosystem. WhatsApp (the ability to send uncompressed image as file on iOS version of WhatsApp is something I sorely need) is much better on android though I use it on both phones. File management on android is much better.
Samsung Music is better than Apple Music in every way be it user interface, ability to load your music in a curated and organised folder (years of music collection organised in album based folders and I have to compromised by making playlist on Apple Music instead and painstakingly add music to the playlist one by one). TBH, not being able to load my music as a collection in organised folder is my biggest gripe on iOS. I only use the Apple Music (not the streaming service) to load music that is not available on both Spotify and Tidal (I’m subscribed to both premium and Hi-Fi even Apple Music streaming service).
A plus point to Apple is that the Bluetooth AAC performance is far superior to my Note 9 with almost zero interference even in crowded mall which my Note 9 succumbed to. Since I use Sony WF-1000XM3, I always listen to music on iPhone now instead of my Note 9. I heard that AAC on Android has latency issues which frankly I’ve never encountered even though I game regularly on Note 9 with bluetooth earphone.
YouTube Vanced on Android is godsend (I always watch YouTube in 4K whenever available and forced VP9 codec as it’s much crispier in sharpness with substantially less visible artifact).
Google chrome interface on Android is miles better than on iOS and it make my browsing a much more enjoyable and faster experience.
Power users are better off with android while casual users are better with iPhone but getting both is the best.