Now right up until a few weeks ago I was an android only user and had never owned an iPhone despite having both a Macbook and an Ipad. Now I have never had an iPhone and steered cleared from the hype for a lot of years but finally, I have succumbed to the dark side and when my phone renewal came up I put my order in for the iPhone 8 Plus.
I’ve had the phone for about 7 weeks now so a reasonable amount of time and while the transition from Android to apple wasn’t the easiest I know it’s something I won’t have to worry about again, and the only thing I’m sad about is there was no way of transferring my WhatsApp messages across. We tried everything including some app’s, iCloud and Gmail and it just wasn’t happening.
Despite this I am so happy with my new phone and here are some things I’m loving about it.
The battery life is better
I know the plus has a larger battery capacity than the regular iPhone’s anyway but I have found that the battery life on my iPhone is so much better than my old android. If anything I am using my phone more than I ever used to and I’m only charging it every other night without it running out. Despite this I do always carry around a Powerbank with me just in case for those days and nights when I might use my phone more, just in case. Thankfully now I don’t have to carry a huge bulky one out I can take a sleeker nice looking one like this one from USB Makers which says ‘Make It Happen’. This power bank is pretty dinky and fits in my bag so well and when I use it, it looks so much nicer out than a horrible plain black box.
More compatible accessories
This is going to sound a bit sad but I absolutely love Skinnydip cases but was always annoyed that they didn’t come compatible with that many phones so one of the first things I did when I bought my iPhone was grab a case and I went for a sparkly pumpkin one so I’m all out Autumn. I know I’ll end up with a whole load of cases and I’ll swap them around quite often but having an iPhone opens up so many doors to new accessories such as cases with inbuilt battery packs and so much more.
Now I have an expensive phone though I’ve been pushing towards more practical case as it’s an expensive phone and this case from Tech 21 is perfect. I have the Evo Wallet Active Edition* which is everything you could want in a phone case. The first thing I noticed was how thin and lightweight the case was despite having a 3m/10ft 3-layer drop protection within it. The drop protection is perfect for me as although I’m not super clumsy it is so easy to drop a phone especially when you’re active. The case has easy access to all ports and the lightning dock but the best thing about it is the detachable storage.
Normally I’m not a fan of the cardholder cases as I don’t always like flapping it open but it’s handy to have the option if you’re on a night out without a purse or heading to the gym and want to store your membership card. You can slide out the storage whenever you’re not using it which is easy to do and something I’ve not seen on any other phone.
Apple is so much more user-friendly
Everything which I have done on my iPhone seems far more geared up to actual users and it’s easier to find contacts, search for app’s and generally move about the phone. And the Wallet might well be the best thing ever invented as being able to have all my e-tickets in one place is genius, I even managed to use it for boarding passes when I went on holiday.
Huge amounts of storage
On my old android phone I was always running out of storage space and a survey by Western Digital found that nearly half (49%) of Brits had run out of storage on their main smartphone so I knew I didn’t want this to happen on my phone but iPhone 8 Plus only comes in 64gb which isn’t big enough or 256gb which seemed a bit excessive. Thankfully as I have masses of storage now I don’t have to worry about debating anything but I do have a SanDisk iXpand* on backup as it’s an easy way to free up space on your iPhone by automatically backing up your camera roll, and you can even watch videos straight from the drive.
All you have to do is use the lightning connector and USB to move photos and videos without cables and to keep things private the iXpand lets you encrypt files for secure transfers.
Apps seem to work better
I re-downloaded the majority of the app’s I had on the phone and I just find that a lot of them seem to work better in Ios format than in android form. A lot of them swipe through screens easier, they never crash like I used to have with the Android versions and they all seem easier to log in such as banking apps where I can just use the touch ID to log in as opposed to always having to type in username’s and passwords.
What phone do you have?