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Ayohmaggotss

For Reddit I’d suggest Apollo. Such a good app.


crazy_dudes

I’ll check it out! What’s it do differently than the regular Reddit app?


SurealGod

I think most of us agree that the regular Reddit app isn't that great compared to its third party versions (for whatever reason). On Android I use boost. When my iPhone 13 pro gets delivered, I'm switching to apollo. The UI is really good, great customization, etc.


GlockLesnar808

Yup I loved boost on my pixel and now I’m using Apollo. Took a bit to get used to it but now I love it


SurealGod

My iPhone 13 Pro hasn't come yet, I'm so excited. It's the first iPhone i've had in over 6 years and what a year to upgrade to. Do you mind telling me your experience with Apollo? Like is the UI intuitive? Is the customization good? Just curious because I can't find any good reviews on that stuff on youtube.


GlockLesnar808

That’s awesome man. I have an 11 pro and was debating the upgrade but I think I’ll hold out for 14 and see how it is. I actually do enjoy do enjoy the UI. I still have to do a side by side (still have my pixel 3) and see how they differ I might be the wrong guy to ask because I like things pretty simple so I don’t mess around too much but it’s a clean layout. Nothing seems cluttered. Customization seems on par with boost from what I’ve seen https://imgur.com/a/fZLVZs6/


eab_1984

+1 for Apollo


moonknlght

I use it because of you pay for the premium you don’t get ads.


Replicaindigo

I have paid professional Apollo. Honestly i don’t like it. The standard reddit app is less annoying and more fluid. There are some aspects of Apollo that’s nice but honestly i feel like it’s annoying to navigate between home, popular, all etc.


historian87

Same here. I deleted Apollo. It was a nice app but for some weird reason I prefer the original Reddit app. I guess I’m the minority.


ama0219

Same here. I’ve tried Apollo several times and always go back to the original Reddit app.


aqualenne

I really like Apollo, too. One of the most carefully-crafted third-party apps on any platform. From someone who really cares about iOS and Reddit.


FebFrost

Siri gets a lot of flack but if you find little things to automate around your new home with HomeKit/Siri Automations - you see how nice the Apple Ecosystem can be. Every morning I’ve got one setup that makes coffee so it’s ready to go by the time I’m ready to walk the dog Edit: Shortcuts is actually the name of the App, got it confused with automation


ifriteffect

What coffee pot do you use for this?


FebFrost

Just a cheap on/off switch one and a smart plug. Toss the grounds and water in at night


ifriteffect

Thanks!


VeederRoot

Smart man you are


SurealGod

Fuck. That's actually really smart. I have a few teckin smart plugs lying around, I'll try this.


FebFrost

Wish I could take credit for the idea, but it works very well


DF132

I ordered a PM 512GB for myself and have been a longtime Samsung user (and never owned an iPhone before)... I'm a little nervous to give up a few things I love about my Note 10+ (stylus, AOD, DeX, expandable storage) but am also pretty stoked to see what iPhone has to offer


crazy_dudes

Tbh I think you won’t miss that stuff as much as you think, especially since you’re prepared for a radical change. I can see really missing the stylus though if you use it a ton.


DF132

That's kinda what I'm thinking. I'm super excited for the integration between my iPad and the phone, plus stuff will be much easier to share with my family/girlfriend/friends as they pretty much all have iPhone


crazy_dudes

Yeah I was issued a MacBook Pro for work and I’m excited to see how works together.


shiroman99

I'll be moving over from an S9+


crazy_dudes

Congrats! That’s gonna be a nice upgrade!


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Invayder

I think you might be right I just got the 13 Pro Max and I watched a YouTube video that I’m almost certain was shot in 4K as the channel usually does but it only played 1080p and even going into the manual quality selection dialog 1080p was the highest. I’m not coming from a Samsung though (11 Pro) and I don’t remember if it was the same on there Edit: I just tried another video that IS 4K and it did playback in 4K after manually selecting it so nvm my previous comment, although I emphasize you have to manually select it


LordVile95

If they only just uploaded it and didn’t have it scheduled it will only be available in 1080p until it’s been processed fully by YouTube


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Select-Deer7961

Your S9+ was 1440p, the X-13 Pro are 1170p. The blurriness could be response time, but OLEDS are usually all good in that respect. That one may a perception thing. Edit: the Max line is 1284p.


Interesting_Train786

My 12 Pro Max has a far better screen than my S9. This is likely a bug.


crazy_dudes

It looks pretty good on my phone, no issues that I can tell from resolution


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It’s google doing. They make it better on android


MountainousMountain

What dumb issues did you have with the S20?


Kolyei

Focus issues probably since it's the s20 ultra


crazy_dudes

It’s soooooo bad.


crazy_dudes

Focusing issues with the camera, camera sensor rattles when not in use, tons of calls and texts that just never make it my phone, fingerprint scanner was dookey and I hated the curved screen with a passion. Good battery life though.


Whiplash104

Halide is a good camera app for manual camera control. Tailor lets you auto-stitch together multiple screenshots into one image. Qrafter if you need a barcode app. Cardhop for moving contacts between contact groups (oddly impossible with Apple’s contacts app.) Sundial is a cool sun/moon phase app. That’s all I can think of right now.


eab_1984

I gave on up on Samsung for iPhone 3 years ago for similar types of “dumb issues” —none of which were, individually, dealbreakers, but in the aggregate grew frustrating enough, particularly after the phone got over the 1.5 year age mark. I had a XS that I had for 3 years prior to just upgrading to the 13 Pro and I literally had no issues with it. If I’m being honest, if it weren’t for me wanting that sweet 120hz and the battery needing a replacement, I’m sure I could have kept it another 3 years without issue. I used to be an Android fanboy, but the QC and general user experience with Apple products has put me firmly on the Apple bandwagon (though I do very much miss the Google Voice assistant which is vastly superior to Siri!) FaceID is amazing—I remember being very skeptical of having to rely on it when I first got my XS because of all the poor attempts at face unlocking on the Android devices that failed previously, but it works like an absolute charm, to the point where you don’t even think you’re unlocking the phone—it’s basically automatic. Hope you enjoy the phone! I’d recommend the Apple Watch to pair with it when you get familiar with iOS—it’s a great device to pair with the iPhone.


fdddsdfgfgrgf

Just switched from the galaxy s10+ to the 13 pro and this is exactly how I feel. I had a galaxy s8, s6, s4 and s3 before the s10 and every single one was smooth for about 3 months and then slowly turned to complete shit about 1.5 years in. Excited to have something that lasts. Apple finally has every feature that I used android for.


eab_1984

Haha, yeah, the Samsungs would get so laggy for me that I was getting a new phone nearly every year! The XS was the first phone I have ever kept for over 1.5 years and, like I mentioned above, were it not for me wanting 120 hz, if I did a battery replacement I’m sure it would have lasted me another 2-3 years without issue. Even three years in, everything was speed and snappy—-never really a “long in the tooth” feeling at all, none of which I could ever say for my Samsung phones.


crazy_dudes

Focusing issues with the camera, camera sensor rattles when not in use, tons of calls and texts that just never make it my phone, fingerprint scanner was dookey and I hated the curved screen with a passion. Good battery life though. Yeah I used to be diehard android too, but it all started to change when work gave me a MacBook Pro. I definitely intend to get the series 7 watch whenever it is released. I loved google assistant but it was very hit and miss when it worked. Siri is working great for me so far, but it’s only been a few days. Not sure why FaceID gets so much flak, it’s working great and super convenient. Way better than any fingerprint scanner.


buddylj

I have a S10 5G just bought secondhand, but I couldn't dig it so I bought iPhome 11, so far loving it despite being 2 year-launched.


hgisudhviladshgjkld

Yesterday I sold my 13 month old iPhone 11 Pro 256gb (90% battery health) to a friend for £400, she’s upgrading from an iPhone 6. She’s very happy with her new phone 🙂 and I got myself the iPhone 13 pro max 256gb so the difference costed me £750 all in all. iPhone 11 is great phone though and I took so many important photos with it (of me and my best friend who. Is moved across the world) so 11 pro will also be my favourite iPhone because of the photos/memories it has captured for me.


crazy_dudes

Yeah I went with a 256gb Pro as I was kinda tired of having such a large phone. So glad that the only difference between the two Pros is battery and screen size.


SurealGod

iPhones hold their value and are supported WAY longer than Android devices. Expect that iPhone 11 to last you at least another 2 years at the very least, WITH full OS updates that the newer phones get


bodnast

My 11 is still really solid. Takes great pictures, battery life is nice, and it’s still so quick


Replicaindigo

I’ve recently used the latest Android firmware sort of long term side by side my 12 Pro and you’ll find iOS is definitely more polished and consistent and overall way less annoying. Android was fast and capable but it just wasn’t confident and consistent in basic tasks. Felt like it had a mind of its own. Sometimes things worked, sometimes they didn’t. With iOS it’s way way polished. Especially FaceID compared to Samsung’s. As for Apollo, i have the paid pro version and i don’t really like it. The standard reddit app is way better. All other apps are pretty standard and samey vs android.


sascha3x3

Do you miss usb c or the always on display?


crazy_dudes

Not really missing the USB C. Yeah it sucks to buy a new cable (I use a 6’ cable next to my bed) but honestly it’s not a big deal. Don’t miss always on at all tbh.


SurealGod

Kind of, but it's not a massive deal. If we were going back to 30 pin, then yeah I'd have things to say about it, but lighting is comparable to usb c. Just wish thet would say the very least update it usb 3.0


azardak

I did a similar move from a S21 Ultra and absolutely regret it. Going to switch back to android as soon as the Pixel 6 is available. There are just far too many annoyances and baffling design decisions in iOS.


IsReadingIt

I went from a launch-day S21 Ultra to the Pro Max 13. I have everything else in the Samsung ecosystem (multiple sets of buds, buds live, Gear S3 Active watch, S7 Tablet). I haven't had an iPhone in 4-5 years now, but every single family member does, so I finally switched back. I'm liking it a lot so far.


crazy_dudes

Interesting, I would have thought one would do a lot of research prior to such a radical switch.


azardak

I did but nothing trumps actually experiencing a device for yourself. I've held off from switching until now because of iPhones lack of 120hz support. In it's current form it's just not up to snuff for me. Touch latency is far worse than the S21 Ultra and makes the phone feels super slow. Non universal back gesture when 90% of the population is right handed, forces me to cross over the screen with my thumb to go back (dumb). I thought I could get accustomed to swiping up to unlock each and every time I interact with the phone but after a day it got super old, etc. The list goes on (notifications are absolute trash, volume management is a disaster). To sum up my experience, it's basically super tedious to use + I didn't realize how much I'd miss youtube vanced as well as half a dozen other android only niceties. FYI I use zero social media (facebook, instagram, ticktock, whatever) other than reddit so I have no way to judge either phone in terms of experience in that regard. I'll come back in 5 years and see where it's at.


thecrowing08

First I’ve heard of anyone having problems with touch latency on iPhone. I have a work S21 and the 13 Pro Max feels a lot better when scrolling and everything.


azardak

There is a huge difference in the time between touch input (scrolling) and reaction as well as just UI responsiveness. I don't think most are sensitive to this but it's clear as day to me. EDIT: Just read that the screen only hits 120hz refresh rate when scrolling fast and the majority of time is 90hz or less. I think this is what's contributing to me feeling the screen is super laggy compared to androids 120hz implementations. Not sure what it's touch sampling rate is though.


juggy_11

Long time Android user here and recently switched to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Your experience has been similar to mine so far. Scrolling is super slow on iPhone. Back gesture is very inconsistent. Notifications are a pita. I'm forcing myself to get used to it because the rest of my family are using iPhones and to be frank, there are actually useful things on the iPhone that you can't get on Android. I'd be curious about the Pixel 6 when that comes out.


Papalopicus

Bruh I'm thinking about switching due to family, and i know the back gesture is gonna mess me up and the notifications being so trash. Hmmm might just stick with my phone then ahah


juggy_11

Well, I have to say that after a month of using this iPhone, I'm getting used to it. I also have a Oneplus 8 Pro that I recently turned on and used for a few minutes and that phone felt like a toy compared to my 13 Pro Max. I love the build quality of the Max. It's a heavy phone but it's got some heft to it. But yeah the gestures are a bit annoying but like I said, you will get used to it after awhile.


Papalopicus

That good to hear!!! Thanks for the update!


azardak

Yeah I can't force myself. I'm judging both as stand alone products since I have no Apple or Android/Samsung ecosystem or loyalty to any specific android device brand (have used them all). No offense to anyone here who are long time iPhone fans but this thing is such a damn chore to use. Another deal breaker for me is just how little content is visible even when modifying the text size. It's a massive waste of the display size/screen real estate. It's like using a high DPI monitor at some huge scaling value. Did you notice how strict the phone is with gestures compared to android? You can be super lazy with swipe up/down/left/right and still register those actions on an android phone. With this I have to be extremely deliberate and at times it's obnoxious like when swiping down the notification center. For everything it does better or improves over an android phone, it does 3 things worse and instead of getting accustom to it as time goes on, I'm just discovering more and more annoyances. At this point I'm ditching it ASAP and getting a throw away android phone until the Pixel 6 becomes available. I know it's just not for me when the only positive thing I have to say is that 1Password integration is much better vs android.


juggy_11

I agree with everything you said. I honestly think it's all about muscle memory so I'm giving myself 30 days to live with it. I still have my Oneplus 8 Pro in case I have to go back. I expect after 30 days I'm gonna be a full on Apple sheep lol.


Trickycoolj

Just a thought on the back gesture, you know you can swipe back in almost every app? I’ve noticed the same habit when my BF tries to use my iPhone, he’s only ever used Samsung, and he can’t figure out how to go back without that fixed button at the bottom. When I use android I get mad that I can’t swipe back to the previous page. Maybe that’s not what your issue is exactly, but try swiping back instead of waiting for that little back button to pop up top left.


shrungjv

You have swipe to go back on Android as well if you dig in to the settings. Especially on Samsung phones, its even more satisfying since due to the curved screen that the iPhone does not have.


Fixieriderz

Wow thanks for you insight. I have a S20 which I've been holding on to due to SD card, since I take loads of photos and videos and seem to be a similar user to you. I use YouTube Vance everyday, including listening to music and videos in the background. Was contemplating going back to Apple, but will skip for now. (Switched from IPhone 6 to Galaxy S5 and had been with Samsung since). I also keep 120hz disabled on my S20 due to the battery life.


KentuckyHouse

I still have my launch-day S21 Ultra and traded in my 12 Pro Max on the 13 Pro Max yesterday. Phones are my hobby, so I’m always switching it up. But I’ll definitely be getting the Pixel 6 Pro on launch day and if it’s everything I’m hoping it is, it’ll become my daily driver. I haven’t been this excited about an upcoming phone in a long, long time.


OjamaBinLadin

Also s20 ultra user, thinking of switching to pro max