Diehard Nexus/Pixel user goes 12 Pro Max

Zorachus

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And if the iPhone 13 Pro rumors are true, it'll be really good. With the 120hz Pro Motion Display and supposedly smaller notch by 1/3rd, and potentially thumbprint scanner in power button.

And iOS 15 rumored to add a Always on Display type feature and revised better Widgets and new Control Center and updated better Notifications.

All of this might keep me with the iPhone awhile.
 

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And if the iPhone 13 Pro rumors are true, it'll be really good. With the 120hz Pro Motion Display and supposedly smaller notch by 1/3rd, and potentially thumbprint scanner in power button.

And iOS 15 rumored to add a Always on Display type feature and revised better Widgets and new Control Center and updated better Notifications.

All of this might keep me with the iPhone awhile.
Fingerprint scanner and better notifications will get me back on an iPhone. I agree with your post about iOS and Android being a lot more alike than different now.
 

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Fingerprint scanner and better notifications will get me back on an iPhone. I agree with your post about iOS and Android being a lot more alike than different now.

Agreed.

It's weird to even say but Android almost seems like it's getting a little bit iOS'ish sort of. Never thought I'd say that.
 

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"Pixel fans rejoice: This could be your dream machine".

That's not what your readers are posting in your Comments section.

I don't think Android Authority expected this kind of reaction once people read that it may have a curved screen.
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"Pixel fans rejoice: This could be your dream machine".

That's not what your readers are posting in your Comments section.

I don't think Android Authority expected this kind of reaction once people read that it may have a curved screen.
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Curved screen and I'm out. One thing I love about my 12 Pro Max is the flat screen with squares edges.

I'm tempted to switch out for the 13 Pro Max, that hardware will be another beast with the A15 processor, bigger batteries, 120hz screen, reduced notch, rumored thumbprint scanner in front display which will be supplied by Samsung, new improved camera and more flush with the back of the phone.

I'm shockingly becoming a fan.
 

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Curved screen and I'm out. One thing I love about my 12 Pro Max is the flat screen with squares edges.

I'm tempted to switch out for the 13 Pro Max, that hardware will be another beast with the A15 processor, bigger batteries, 120hz screen, reduced notch, rumored thumbprint scanner in front display which will be supplied by Samsung, new improved camera and more flush with the back of the phone.

I'm shockingly becoming a fan.
Not counting on an in-display fingerprint reader (I'd want more corroborating evidence), but at the least it sounds like an improved Face ID is in the cards. Just in time for people who no longer need to wear masks.
 

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Digging this split screen wallpaper look;
 

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That is some well appointed wallpaper Zorachus. As if it was selected by an interior decorator. And the panel colors are beautifully balanced.
 

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I can't stand Apple and the locked down platform. Short of their top of the line being $0, I doubt I'd ever pick up an iPhone ever. And before anyone talks trash. I had a work iPhone, from 2014-2020. So I'm farmiliar with the platform.
 

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So I've had my iPhone 12 Pro Max, since New Year's, going on 7 months now. And I have to say I am still very satisfied with this smartphone, is it the best thing ever? No. Is iOS 14 the best? No. Does the notch still suck? Yep, it;s outdated and ugly and not needed in 2021 and I hate it.

But...the hardware in this 12 Pro Max, is just great. Amazing battery life. Superb screen technology. Speakers loud and clear. Haptic vibration the best. Overall the phone runs very fluid and extremely smooth, after you turn off the animations, it runs so fast.

I still have my Pixel 4 XL, and installed the latest Android 12 beta 3, and to be honest, not really digging the new style of Android 12, and it's funny switching back and forth between my 12 pro Max and the 4 XL, I'm shocked to say this, but for some reason the apps do indeed look and seem nicer and better on iOS than Android. Twitter just scrolls smoother and looks clearer on iOS than Android. Or even Google apps, for some strange reason seem better polished on the iPhone than Pixel, which is crazy.

I'll play with my Pixel at night, and think, yeah I love Android, it's my fav, then I go back to the iPhone, and immediately everything just seems nicer and higher quality, and more fluid and smooth on the iPhone. Which is not what I want to happen LOL But it just is. I know the Pixel 4 XL is old so it's not the fastest phone around today, but there is some slight lag here and there just doing basic tasks sometimes, but other times the Pixel feels super fast and very smooth, but not consistent. Where the 12 Pro Max, just always feels smooth all the time, it's not as lightning fast as the Pixel, no, but it's just always fluid.

So now, if I were to upgrade this Fall, I would have normally said the Pixel 6 Pro hands down, absolutely. But now the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with the smaller notch, 120hz refresh display, and 20% larger battery, I actually find more tempting.
 

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The story as usual for me. I like both platforms and I think they both have their own ups and downs. You just have to look at what platform has the most pro's for you, or features you can't go without and accept it. Here are the killer features for me -

IOS -
Hardware integration with the other things I use. I am in the ecosystem pretty deep hardware-wise.
Privacy features. I like that I can have an ad blocker on my phone. I like that I can turn off app tracking.
Updates. The iPhone 6s will be getting IOS 15. That phone was out when the Galaxy Note 5 was. I can't even remember when the Note 5 stopped getting updates.

Android -
Software integration Works better with my google accounts. Gmail, Calendar, Drive.
Variety in hardware. I can choose more than the screen size.
Ease of use. I miss dragging and dropping music and movies on my phone. I miss downloading files and being able to use them directly on my phone.
 
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The story as usual for me. I like both platforms and I think they both have their own ups and downs. You just have to look at what platform has the most pro's for you, or features you can't go without and accept it. Here are the killer features for me -

IOS -
Hardware integration with the other things I use. I am in the ecosystem pretty deep hardware-wise.
Privacy features. I like that I can have an ad blocker on my phone. I like that I can turn off app tracking.
Updates. The iPhone 6s will be getting IOS 15. That phone was out when the Galaxy Note 5 was. I can't even remember when the Note 5 stopped getting updates.

Android -
Software integration Works better with my google accounts. Gmail, Calendar, Drive.
Variety in hardware. I can choose more than the screen size.
Ease of use. I miss dragging and dropping music and movies on my phone. I miss downloading files and being able to use them directly on my phone.
iPhone does this now.
 

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I'm pretty disappointed that we won't get Touch ID in the 13. Face ID works much better on my 2021 iPad Pro than on any of the recent iPhones I've tried, but I still prefer the fingerprint scanner. I might pick up a 12 as a secondary phone once the 13 is released, just to see how it performs. I still plan on getting the Pixel 6 Pro as my primary phone unless its curved screen is curved too much.
 
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Agreed on the curved edge screen. I'm a big fan of the totally flat screen on the iPhone 12 PM. Not a fan at all on curved displays, and rumored are the 6 Pro will have a big curved edge due to it's huge size.
 

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