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4. My Kindle app won't dim the screen as much
I know this is a nit, but since I read on my phone every night before going to bed, it's one I feel keenly. I read in the dark and the Kindle app on the iPhone would dim down to almost no light.
By contrast, even by fiddling with Android and Kindle settings, I can't get the screen to dim down enough. I suspect there's an app that would do it, but I also suspect I'd have to root my phone just to get screen dimming. I'm not about to root my phone, and so I miss the screen dimming ability of my iPhone.
Now, that's dim! Image courtesy the iPhone Kindle app.
5. Simple, easy device-wide search
Bizarre as it may seem, search is easier on the iPhone. Sure, you can tweak the Google search system to search everything on the phone, including apps themselves, but it's far from obvious. You don't turn on searching for apps in the phone settings. You don't even turn on searching for apps using the Google Settings app. You have to go into the Google app and select Settings.
Now, let me ask you this? Why couldn't the Google Settings app be the same as the Google app's Settings page? Seriously? Does it have to be this complicated?
In any case, on the iPhone, you simply go to the left of the home page and search. It all comes up automatically. I miss that.
Image courtesy a lot of digging in not-obvious places to find a settings screen not part of the Settings app.
6. Insane variety of accessories
It's a little hard to quantify this, since the Samsung S4 has replaceable backs, built-in inductive charging options, and replaceable batteries, but even so, the iPhone has a much wider variety of add-ons, ranging from the fun to the frivolous (and a few that aren't suitable for a G-rated show like this).
Good examples can be see at iHealthLabs, a company that makes blood pressure monitors, wireless scales, wireless activity monitors, and even a wireless pulse oximeter. These are great tools, but they only work with apps running on iOS.
Image courtesy iHealthlabs.com.