Let us not be fooled — the purpose of a phone is to make phone calls and send SMS text messages. The simple rule:
Buy an insanely cheap phone for phone calls, and own an expensive laptop.
Android or Google Pixel as superior for a phone for:
- Google Maps is the killer app for smartphones and it runs far better on Android than iOS. For best Google Maps experience, use an Android smartphone or Google Pixel.
- Smart replies text messaging for Android is very useful. Less mental strain for texting back friends.
- If you use Gmail, or Google Calendar, Android is far superior.
- Google Photos
- Android phones and Google Pixel has USB-C which is the future. I love I can recharge my Android Motorola smartphone (I bought it new for only $150 USD!!!)