The 5s I had for work ran flawless but when updated to ios12 required for a company app it did not have enough memory space. They had been bugging me to upgrade but I liked the smaller sized body. Plus it's a huge hassle swapping anything owned by the company to upgrade because of all the mumbo-jumbo required. When it would not update I told them I can just delete the couple thousand photos on it and free up the space. Nope, you have to have a new phone. They were insisting on a X.
When I was chatting with the IT lady about it, practically begging her to just let me erase the photos a new guy goes walking past with a phone about the size of a 5. "Hey new kid, what model is that?" I asked. With a look of sadness he whimpers "it's a clunky old 8". Bing!! "hey can I get one of those?" I asked the lady. She types in some stuff on her computer, then clicks some stuff and says "it'll be here tomorrow". Next day it arrived. It had been mailed all the way across America in a day. The company has some deal with a giant cell phone signal provider to get us new gear in a day for the cost of the gear. And the deal they struck of the iPhone 8 was 99 cents. Yes, under a dollar. The catch for the company though is my phone uses celular data for internet connection because I do all this stuff on their internet from remote locations. So it guzzles data every month. The celular signal provider aint stupid.
My personal is an 8s or 8+,whatever they call the model with two lenses. It's handy to have the full res 2x zoom,but unless you hold it steady against something the pix are often more fuzzy than a cropped wide angle one. Mid to low light pix for example are generally better wide lens and cropped due to hand my shake.
My son had a white 5c or 6c (I forget) but the camera kept malfunctioning after being repaired so he opted for a monthly payment when the 11 came out. I was used to a payment, what I never could get used to though was android devices breaking or crashing before the last payment. My wife's samsungs would faithfully crash within days of their next model release. Three in a row did that. Now I had good service from my first "moto droid", the another, then an HTC that began to flail about. The moto phones were before payments where the carrier ate most of the cost but you paid them back by buying data. Later there were unlimited data plans but you paid full price for the device. Hence 24 payments if you choose.
I was on vacation in a scenic location and had left my camera gear at home as the idea was to photograph the whole thing using the surprise flaws of a cel-cam and edit them artfully later. But one morning something went wrong with my HTC so after one photo the battery would die. Charge it two hours and guess what, one photo, dead battery again. Ok I'll fix that. Carry a battery pack around and keep it plugged in. Well that worked great for a few photos but then the malfunction deleted my photo library from view. Oh they were still in the memory, but being blocked from view. I could see them on my laptop so I knew they were there. The camera refused to work too. Man, screw that!!
We went into a nearby town, population 325 and about half of them it seemed were buying a celphone in the one store there. Four hours later the patron who would probably struggle to get an order at McDonalds correct was baffled and unable to fix my ailing HTC. Just sell me another phone. Turns out all they had in stock were moto play. Eh, kinda cool with the ability to attach a wall projector, a Hassleblad full function point and shoot camera and a loud speaker if you choose. Plus reviews on the camera were decent. Why not? So I left there obligated with monthly payments again before the HTC was paid off. Not happy about that, but at least I could take pictures again. Crazy part is when I got home the HTC was working normal again. Ugh! I turned it on to download photos and my background picture was back and all the photos were available again.
About a year later I noticed the battery on my "play" was swelling. Yes, the glass screen was beginning to separate from the body in the center. Each day the separation grew. Now everything worked fine. I took it to a local celphone store for repair and they said 2-6 weeks to have it back. That's it!! I'm done with Android devices. I had told the Mrs next time her Samsung failed on schedule to buy an apple since my work one (5s) was 3 years old and flawless. But Samsungs had a new curved screen out. So again she bought another samsung shortly before my play began to self destruct.
The day I took my play in for repair her almost new samsung had a permanent pink line down the screen that samsung knew about but said "it was only a few like that and we don't know how to fix it". A few stores down was a phone repair shop. The pimple faced kid said "yeah we can fix it but so many are that way we cannot get the parts from Samsung right now. He said he could fix my play as well. Well, I decided to go back to the celphone store and buy an Apple. While looking at available models Mrs Fixer stands behind me and starts rubbing my shoulders and says "can I have an Apple too?"
I do all my forum entries from a mobile device. The Apple friendly Chrome is glitchy here at CPF, but I have learned to work around that. And the CPF Apple app is great. I like it a lot better than the android app. I did not like the direction google was taking android as all kinds of apps kept turning on and each new version of android gave less control over that. With Apple I just hit one switch and background refresh is off for everything. So if you turn off notifucations in apps themselves they stay off.
With android, every time my screen lit up Chrome turned back on. If my phone was idle it turned itself back on every 30 minutes. If I left Sears with screw drivers I'd see ads for screwdrivers at Sears at every web site with ads. Regardless of what things I turned off and privacy boxes I checked. And good Lord, the spam emails were ridiculous. Single Asian women, male enhancement pills, free vacations, notifications of lottery winning at places I had not played the lottery like "the South American lottery". Not to mention emails from Sears for……screwdrivers. With Apple, spam is minimal. And it's typically emails for companies I did business with in the past. No more "single Russian women"……
So yeah, there are some limitations with Apple. I don't want to have to use their iTunes app to turn songs into ringtones etc but I also read how to work around that and changed the tags to work on my phone. The limitations to me are worth the hassle free, reliability.