Where do I start. I tried an iPhone X to make sure that that I was thinking was true. It wasn’t.
The iPhone X is the perfect phone! For me after all.
After learning more about the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note8. I learned that: A) the note taking was very good, but not all that much better than the iPhone with a good stylus. B) Android OS really sucks. I could just use it like an iPhone but the micromanagement of battery life was horrible. C) The Samsung apps are a close clone of the iOS apps from Apple. Still not better, almost as good as.
In the end, I am glad to be putting the Samsung Galaxy Note8 as a secondary device. BUT there is ONE thing that worked. The on the fly translation works great. You hover the text and it translate a sentence at a time (or word). This is something Apple needs to copy from Samsung. The rest of the whole 2.5 month experience was not good.
In Short: Android is NOT as good as Apple iOS. Samsung is NOT as good as Apple. My Samsung TV still has those 5 vertical lines mocking me every time I watch TV.
Here is my 2 original Apple iPhones (one running iOS 3.x – right; iOS 1.1.2 – middle) and my iPhone X. Once you experience the iPhone X nothing else is as good.
I have been very critical of the iPhone X with the letterboxing that seems to be used and not used in the past two months.
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has this problem with movies/videos, games, and YouTube. Plus the Samsung stock launcher has an area that cannot be used for icons or widgets. I was not really expecting this. All of this makes the 6.3″ screen into a 5.3″ screen while in landscape mode. This should not be so. -1 towards the Note8!
With the Samsung stock launcher they could of made that wasted space usable since Nova Lanucher can. In the video player and YouTube you can set an option to zoom is, but why should you have to? The game is just laziness of the developer not to support anything larger than 5″ screen.
The limitations of the iPhone X are starting to not look like limitations any longer. Every smartphone has these same struggles.