I have used Android for a long time now and it was way superior to the Symbian OS that was quite famous those days.
I tried iPhone by chance not by choice. My mom struggles to use these Android phones. She can get to an app through icons but cannot make it back to the home screen. She often struggles to navigate through these options.
None of the apps remain in position. One day the phone icon is at the bottom neatly aligned but the next day you have to swipe to find it.
But she likes to watch Youtube, take photos, listen to music, etc.
My mom will like this phone!
I thought I will give her something simple to use - a used iPhone. I got it for a decent price($100) with everything working well. When I bought it, she was outside for a week so I used it with my SIM in it.
Surprisingly - me being an Android guy - got impressed with how it is built! Except for a missing headphone jack, everything about this phone was good. You cannot say the same thing for many Android phones.
- It is small(iPhone 7), easy to hold, and easy to carry in pockets.
- One button to come back home(fewer decisions to make).
- Low to no customization options(which is good for consistency).
- Bezels are big enough to avoid any accidental touch while using the phone.
- Screen lights up when I pick it up from the table!
Many other small things make this a great phone.
I’m thinking to switch to iPhone. I don’t game on phones(I don’t game actually). This was purely for calls, calendar, whatsapp, and email. This phone handles all of these amazingly well.
Simple yet powerful
I wish I had realized this sooner. Maybe I would have used the same phone for years. My android phones usually last for 3 years. But I have a feeling that these iPhones will last longer.
Looks like I’m going to keep the iPhone 7 for myself! I have bought an iPhone 5s for my mom. I have disabled appstore and other apps she doesn’t use. I don’t think this feature is available in Android.
In the future if I get her a newer model of iPhone she will know exactly how things work. Thanks to iPhone for retaining the same layout, icons and settings.