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Tips on Switching to Android/OxygenOS

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 

I have my eyes on the new Oneplus 7 Pro that's coming in a few days. And I am 98% sure I'm gonna buy it.

 

But being an iPhone user (still rocking that iPhone 7) for the majority of my smartphone using lifespan, I'm kind of nervous of switching to the OxygenOS that is on the OP7Pro. So are there any tips/features that OxygenOs has that I should be aware of? (Things that are really useful, similar to iOS, things I should keep in mind) Just overall things that would help make the transition less rocky and less spending-four-hours-playing-around-with-the-settings-to-figure-out-how-things-work.

 

Thank you for reading and hope to hear back!

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All you need is the app named OnePlus Switch. It's used mostly for transferring files and some settings from an iPhone to a OnePlus device.

You'll be amazed by the options you have on an Android device, but it will take some time getting used to a phone that doesn't limit you as a user.

 

I'll send you a $10 discount on accessories with an OP phone purchase.

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I would not recommend switching. iPhones are simply faster, last longer, and don’t have all the gimmicks associated with android devices. Now the Oneplus 7 Pro is an good phone, but the lack of water resistance is a massive dealbreaker for me. I would have to recommend the iPhone XR. Battery is outstanding, I’m at 6 hours SoT with 30% battery left at 11am, the speed is better than any android, and the camera is also excellent. 


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6 hours ago, Daniel Z. said:

I would not recommend switching. iPhones are simply faster, last longer, and don’t have all the gimmicks associated with android devices. Now the Oneplus 7 Pro is an good phone, but the lack of water resistance is a massive dealbreaker for me. I would have to recommend the iPhone XR. Battery is outstanding, I’m at 6 hours SoT with 30% battery left at 11am, the speed is better than any android, and the camera is also excellent. 

I've considered the iPhone Xr, but when I looked at what Apple had to offer for $200 more than the OP7Pro. I just didn't feel I would be able to buy it confidently and not have some form of buyers' remorse. The 3 main deal breaking points about the phones from the iPhone Xr are the notch, lack of a fingerprint sensor, and LCD screen. Imo, for $200 less, I will be getting none.

 

The water resistance, although it's not officially rated with an IP resistance, I'm not too worried about. I've seen some videos, where the phone was submerged for long periods of time and sustained no damage to it (ie - Dave Lee and his 15 or so min of complete submersion).  

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1 hour ago, Lurichaowo said:

I've considered the iPhone Xr, but when I looked at what Apple had to offer for $200 more than the OP7Pro. I just didn't feel I would be able to buy it confidently and not have some form of buyers' remorse. The 3 main deal breaking points about the phones from the iPhone Xr are the notch, lack of a fingerprint sensor, and LCD screen. Imo, for $200 less, I will be getting none.

 

The water resistance, although it's not officially rated with an IP resistance, I'm not too worried about. I've seen some videos, where the phone was submerged for long periods of time and sustained no damage to it (ie - Dave Lee and his 15 or so min of complete submersion).  

Idk how the iPhone XR is 200 more than the Oneplus 7 Pro. In Canada they’re the same price. The lack of a fingerprint sensor is honestly completely fine because Face ID is so good, far better than my S7’s fingerprint sensor. The LCD screen is very good as well, even compared to 1440p OLED displays. Very good brightness. I think the main reason I like the Xr is just how much I can count on it. It’s insanely fast. I can take amazing pictures. The battery lasts forever, and iOS devices age much better than Androids.


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35 minutes ago, Daniel Z. said:

The lack of a fingerprint sensor is honestly completely fine because Face ID is so good, far better than my S7’s fingerprint sensor.

You do know that you are comparing Face ID to a to a sensor that is 3 generations old? It obviously is as good as the sensor on the S7. Today's Face ID and FP sensors on phone are definitely equal. Convenience wise I feel both are equally matched.

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1 hour ago, MagnumOpus said:

You do know that you are comparing Face ID to a to a sensor that is 3 generations old? It obviously is as good as the sensor on the S7. Today's Face ID and FP sensors on phone are definitely equal. Convenience wise I feel both are equally matched.

Well having Face ID is better if there’s water on your phone or if you’re wearing gloves. The only problems I’ve had with Face ID are with skiing goggles, but lifting up those is still much better than having to take off your gloves.


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5 hours ago, Daniel Z. said:

Idk how the iPhone XR is 200 more than the Oneplus 7 Pro. In Canada they’re the same price. The lack of a fingerprint sensor is honestly completely fine because Face ID is so good, far better than my S7’s fingerprint sensor. The LCD screen is very good as well, even compared to 1440p OLED displays. Very good brightness. I think the main reason I like the Xr is just how much I can count on it. It’s insanely fast. I can take amazing pictures. The battery lasts forever, and iOS devices age much better than Androids.

The iPhone Xr with its stock 3gb of RAM and 256 gb of storage comes in at 899 USD, whereas the OP7Pro also at 256 gb but with more than double the amount of ram, 8gbs, comes in at 699 USD. Even at 4 times the amount of ram as the iPhone Xr, it still stays at a lower price of 749 USD Prices were taken from their respective websites.

 

When it comes to FaceID, the OP7Pro also come with its own facial recognition. I do know that it's not as secure as Apple's FaceID, but just the fact that the OP7Pro is giving options of BOTH face unlock and fingerprint reading is a huge selling point for me.

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3 hours ago, Lurichaowo said:

The iPhone Xr with its stock 3gb of RAM and 256 gb of storage comes in at 899 USD, whereas the OP7Pro also at 256 gb but with more than double the amount of ram, 8gbs, comes in at 699 USD. Even at 4 times the amount of ram as the iPhone Xr, it still stays at a lower price of 749 USD Prices were taken from their respective websites.

 

When it comes to FaceID, the OP7Pro also come with its own facial recognition. I do know that it's not as secure as Apple's FaceID, but just the fact that the OP7Pro is giving options of BOTH face unlock and fingerprint reading is a huge selling point for me.

RAM number means nothing when comparing android and Apple phones. It’s like comparing 200hp and 500hp cars but the one with 500hp is 3x heavier. Raw numbers don’t matter when iOS uses far less RAM. Many times, my games have been still in RAM after hours. For storage, it comes down to how much you use, but I use 23 gigabytes and that’s including hundreds of high quality Spotify songs and almost 1000 pictures.

 

I would never trust low quality face sensors, the fact that a phone could be opened with a picture is an instant failure in my opinion. 


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