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My first three smartphones — HTC G1, HTC G2, Samsung Galaxy S3 — have been Android. Is it finally time to switch to iOS?

There’s something all the initial iPhone 6 reviews share in common: They’re incredibly positive.

The Verge. Mashable. Engadget. Walt Mossberg. David Pogue. Joshua Topolsky.

“They are beautifully engineered machines, more useful than ever,” Bloomberg’s Topolsky wrote of the iPhone 6 and its bigger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus. “These aren’t just the best iPhones ever made — they might be the best phones ever made.”

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Is it time to buy an iPhone?

Wow — take a bow, Cupertino. You’ve blown away the critics with your newest innovation, and now I’m more convinced than ever that it’s time to say goodbye to Android and hello to Apple.

It’s almost been two years since I bought the Samsung Galaxy S3, which, by the way, has worked out great for me. Before that, I had the HTC G2 and HTC G1, the first smartphone to ship with the Android OS. I miss those keyboards every day.

Yes, I’m a longtime and somewhat loyal Android owner. While nearly all my peers have owned an iPhone at some point, I’ve stayed true to Google.

I don’t have anything against Apple — after all, I had the first scroll wheel iPod when no know really knew what an iPod was, and I’m loving my Macbook. But there’s just never been a good enough reason for me to purchase an iPhone.

Until now.

If this really is “the best smartphone on the market,” as Mossberg proclaims, then man, I want to try it out. Heck, Apple has even created a guide to help those that are switching from Android to iOS. This appears to be the perfect time to join Team iPhone.

But there are plenty of excellent Android options out there. The Moto X has been well-received; Sony’s Xperia Z3 is intriguing; the HTC One M8 looks nice for a Windows Phone; and there’s no doubt that the Samsung’s Galaxy S6, rumored for release early next year, will be a fantastic device. Any of these smartphones would be a massive upgrade from my Galaxy S3.

I was pretty convinced that I would stick with Android a few weeks ago for my next smartphone. But now the iPhone 6 has me thoroughly confused.

So, readers, any advice? Should I stick with Android, or finally try out an iPhone?

Here’s my smartphone mini- profile:

  • Age: 24-years-old
  • Most-used applications: Gmail, Camera, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Easy Voice Recorder, Pandora, Instagram.
  • Other devices owned: Kindle Fire 8.9″ HD, 13-inch MacBook Pro
  • Carrier: T-Mobile, but open to changing if necessary.

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