I love Android and for me Android means choice whether that’s a custom launcher custom icons or a custom theme and for hardware you can choose big screen small screen stylus input glass back metal glass the choice is yours over the years I’ve used a lot of Android phones and sometimes I go back to an iPhone and there are.
Some things about iOS that I.
Absolutely love in this video I’m going to tell you what they are but first.
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Navigation on the iPhone feels half-baked it’s not very intuitive and the animations could be better but there is one function that is extremely useful that’s the side swipe that lets you move quickly between apps it reminds me of using the alt tab keyboard shortcut on a PC on.
Android the pixel phones allow you to do.
This with a swipe right of the navigation pill but you can only flip between two apps you.
Could also use X J’s navigation gestures app to add a pill and navigation gestures to any Android but neither solution is as good as what you get on the iPhone Apple first came out with the pressure-sensitive displays on the Apple watch it was.
Called force touch then and it was really cool because it reduced the need for hardware and software buttons because you could have a new interaction with the display by pressing firmly on the screen and it wasn’t until forced touch came to the iPhone as 3d touch that it really started to make a difference and help the user experience if you adjust your usage to do a hard press on icons and to be able to access these shortcuts.
You can benefit from deep linking within apps so that for example on Twitter you can immediately jump into the compose window in the phone app you can very quickly make a call by just pressing hard and sliding your finger up to land on the person you want to dial it’s super fast Android does have apps shortcuts which can do pretty much the same thing with a tap.
And hold of an icon but if you don’t time it just right you might move the icon a little bit which causes the app shortcut to dismiss on iPhone you never have that problem because.
The phone knows your intention when you press firmly another really good use of this pressure sensitivity is cursor placement.
It’s so natural to press firmly on a keyboard and to be able to reposition the cursor precisely Android lets you do this in G board by sliding your finger on the spacebar but not very precise another thing I love about the iPhone and iOS especially the newer iPhones is that while the screen refreshes at 60 Hertz like most other phones the screen can detect touch input at 120 Hertz.
Twice as fast as most other displays that means it registers touch input every 8.3 milliseconds instead of sixteen point six milliseconds while this difference seems small it leads to increased sensitivity when moving through lists or selecting items on the screen overall it just makes the phone more smooth than I love it the last thing I love about the iPhone is video recording it’s just so good and even with pixels and galaxy notes.
Out there the iPhone records video better than any other phone the camera on the iPhone has super fast and accurate autofocus really great exposure.