Just Bored of Iphones
Yes, In my recent past I am an Apple Junkie. I’m the kind that doesn’t stand in line at the phone store when the new iPhone comes out, but I also don’t laugh at those that do. I have developed Apps for the Itunes store and I have been loyal to the Brand.
I am Bored with Apple and the Iphone. Period. I am just bored of it. I despise Itunes, think Apple TV sucks compared to ROKU and am over the apple product compatibility issues.
So, I decided to buy a Google Pixel XL:
My First Impressions of the Google Pixel XL
1). Look and Feel: I am so used to having an IPHONE 6 that the Pixel XL seems a little large. There are times when I have to use both hands. One to hold the phone and the other to interact with it. It looks great. A beautiful phone:
Here is a short video of the google pixel xl in my hand:
2). I prefer google accounts to Apple Accounts: I’m not sure if I can really specifically tell you why that I prefer to login to hardware devices with google accounts. There is something SO FAMILIAR about logging in with google. I just use it all of the time and am comfortable with it. So, when the Google Pixel asked me for my Google Account information, I knew my login and passwords without 2nd thought.
3). What about Facetime? This is going to be the BIGGEST ISSUE for me with the Google Pixel. I used facetime EVERYDAY. Both on my Iphone and on my Mac Laptop. It is part of me. I am having withdrawals already. Google came up with something called DUO? Nobody uses it. I sent out 5 invites yesterday and Nobody responded. I hope that Google finds a way to incorporate and make a GOOGLE Hangouts compatible with their phone app. Because this one hurts:
4). What about Imessage and laptop phone texting? Yes, this is another issue for me. I use imessage on my mac laptop daily. I researched a fix to this. I found MIGHTY TEXT? I have been using it. It only allows 250 FREE messages per month. So, I don’t know if it will stick on my phone and laptop but for now it works fine. You just download the Mighty Text app to your phone and computer and it syncs to your google accounts.
5). LOVE THE GOOGLE PIXEL XL CAMERA: Wow. This thing really blows me away. I’m not an amateur photographer. But I love to take and share photos (not on social media – I’m not a social media person). Just privately with family and friends.
My First Impression with the Google Pixel XL Camera is that it takes awesome photos even into light (I was always disappointed in the Iphone’s ability to take photos directly into sunlight).
I have a Lemon Tree that draws energy from the sunlight coming into my office window:
I could not have taken this photo with my Iphone.
I have a painting on my wall of a Red Robin. Look at the detail that the Google Pixel XL picks up:
Great colors and details. Love the camera.
*Another Note on Google Pixel XL photos: They Upload more quickly from the phone to the internet and from the internet to Social Media accounts and WordPress. I don’t have statistics on this but I can see that it is the case. I uploaded Iphone Photos the same time as Uploading Google Pixel XL photos and the XL photos uploaded at least 50% Faster.
6). Battery Life: Does this thing ever die? Seriously. I watch Youtube Videos on my commute. With the iphone I would have been down at LEAST 20% on my battery life (when it was new). With the Google Pixel XL I was still at 92%.
7). Headphone Jack: Call me OLD Fashioned. But I need a headphone jack. I JUST DON”T LIKE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES. Sorry. I didn’t mean to yell. Thank you google for the opportunity to continue to use my old school, cheap headphones on the treadmill without worrying about bluetooth signals.
8). Google Play Store: I’m getting used to it. I wish it was policed a little better so there wasn’t so much JUNK and HARMFUL apps. But, I do like the interface. You can see an app summary (Total downloads – ratings – etc) on the front page with the app you are downloading.
9). Compatibility: Yes. I CAN Finally mirror my screen with ROKU. I can finally DUMP ITUNES. I just feel that there are more compatibility options with this google account android. Can’t wait to keep exploring.
10). The CLEAR ALL apps button: I don’t know why iphone never allowed a user to clear all apps at once. I’d sometimes spend 30 seconds removing my apps from background (The most severe of the First world problems). Maybe Iphone has added this feature by now?
Goodbye Iphone I’m not looking back. Let me know when you come up with something innovating again and when you get rid of Itunes.