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The aluminum, $180 Nokia 6 (right) looks and feels as solid as the $800 iPhone 6s Plus, So when the time comes for a new phone, can I really justify that kind of expense again? Especially when there are countless Android-based phones that cost considerably apple - iphone 8/7 leather case - soft pink less? The widely praised OnePlus 5, for example, starts at $479, while the similarly well-regarded Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes in at just $230, Of course, phones like these couldn't possibly match an $800-plus iPhone, could they?, I decided to find out..
For one week, I put away my iPhone 6S Plus and switched to something comparable -- at least in terms of size. I definitely prefer a big screen, so I wanted to stay with a 5.5-inch display. (Actually, I think I'd be fine with 5.2 inches, which would afford even more choices on the Android side, but for now: apples to, er, Apples.) That ruled out an iPhone SE, which starts at $399 and has a mere 4-inch screen. I also crossed out the aforementioned Moto and OnePlus, along with other pricier models, simply because I wanted to see "how low I could go" and still stay in the ballpark, performance-wise.
Ultimately I chose the new Nokia 6, which Amazon sells for $180 (with lockscreen ads and offers), It features a 5.5-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel screen, 32GB of expandable storage, the latest version of Android (7.1) and a fingerprint sensor, It also sports a metal frame, making this "cheap" phone feel like, well, my iPhone, It has all the same core capabilities as well, It may not be as fast or have the same advanced cameras, but as long as I could make calls, send text messages, update Facebook, read ebooks, listen to music, get driving directions, check the apple - iphone 8/7 leather case - soft pink weather and so on, I wasn't too concerned..
But when you're so accustomed to doing things a certain way, even small changes can prove vexing. For example, Android still doesn't have icon badges that show how many unread email, text or voicemail messages you have? That's insane. (Thankfully, badges are finally coming in Android O.) The massive clutter of notification icons along the top? Not a better solution, in my opinion, though I suppose I'll get used to it. Another annoyance: In iOS, you can tap the top of the screen in most apps to immediately scroll back to the top, but Android lacks that convenience.
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