After a long battle with my phone recently, I think I have finally decided to possibly move back to the iPhone. Here is why:
I currently own the Galaxy Nexus, Google's flagship phone prior to the Nexus 4. I am running the latest stable Android version, 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. My phone shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich.
When I first purchased my phone, it ran exactly to my specifications. It was snappy, it had no discernible UI lag, no stutter. Everything was as it should be. Then I updated to JB.
Ever since then, my phone has stuttered, frozen for seconds at a time (like 10), and lost all of the snappiness that made me fall in love with it to begin with. I did a bit of research and realized that I had less than 5GB remaining on my device, which caused some slowdown. I cleaned off my phone of some of the non-essentials, and saw some improvement. This improvement still lacked the former glory that was my phone's original state, even with gigs worth of apps installed.
Reading online, this is a common problem with Android devices. One article for example, sums up my experience pretty well: http://androidandme.com/2013/06/opinions/one-year-later-the-nexus-7-has-gone-from-the-best-to-worst-tablet-ive-ever-owned/
Now, for those of you that have been around me enough, have endured my rants against Apple for years. I have long been anti-Apple. I won't go into why but to summarize, I don't agree with their business model. That being said, I have owned multiple Apple devices throughout my lifetime. I have purchased an iPhone 3G, an iPhone 4, an iPod Classic, and a MacBook. (The MacBook was purchased by my previous job so that I could learn OSX for troubleshooting purposes). I do have experience with these devices.
I have never really had an issue with the iPhone itself, other than Apple's refusal to innovate between each device and iOS version. Most "new releases" are just updates to a previous version with features that had been added onto other non-Apple devices long since past.
The iPhone itself is snappy, it's fluid, it's clean, and even years down the line, you can still use your phone with little to no degradation of quality. (Until the apps stop supporting your version of iOS because your phone can no longer update to the latest iOS). I find myself using my work iPhone 4S more often for menial tasks daily, because using my Nexus is a CHORE.
I have to wait sometimes 5-10 seconds AFTER clicking in the blank area, before my keyboard will come up. The built in browser, and even Chrome, take forever to load up to where I can look something up. This is a deal breaker to me. I use my phone for quick reference more often than I'd like to admit.
Now, I'm not trying to convert anyone, nor am I trying to make a statement. I know my case is pretty weak. I am merely ranting about my experience and making a decision as to future phone purchases. For the time being, I am switching back to my iPhone 4. #iPhone #Android #Galaxy #Nexus #galaxynexus #iOS #googlephone