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Ditching iOS for Android (LG V40 or Galaxy S9?)

Mar 28, 2018
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After using iOS for six years, I'm about ready to ditch my current iPhone 7 and first gen Apple Watch and move to Android. I'm getting increasingly more annoyed with the limitations and quirks of iOS and the iPhone 7.

I'm trying to decide what phone to get. The two that I'm really considering are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the LG V40 ThinQ. I want a current flagship with an AMOLED screen, a headphone jack, and expandable storage.

I'm currently leaning more toward the V40 because it sounds like it has considerably less bloatware than the S9 (I have an S4 and the sheer amount of bloatware on it is insane, and I suspect Samsung hasn't changed since then).

As for what smartwatch to replace the Apple Watch with, I'm considering the Mobvoi TicWatch E since it has the features I want, has decent reviews, and is cheap.

Anyone own these devices? How are they? Are there any other phones you'd recommend?
Jun 28, 2016
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S9 is not a current flagship. :)

LG vs Samsung in general:
LG is lighter on preinstalled apps, usually cheaper, usually better video quality,
Samsung is better built, better performance, better still photos, more features. And usually more expensive.

V40 vs S9:
Very different phones, from different segments and generations (weird choice...).
V40 is bigger, newer, faster, with more recent features (like multiple cameras that Samsung included in S10 lineup). But it's also 40% more expensive.

Spec-wise V40 is competing with S10+.