iPhone or Android for Travel?

What's the best phone to travel with? I know some countries prefer iOS (Japan) whereas others prefer Android (China).

Have you ever found issues with one over the other when traveling, like certain Payment Systems not being supported or certain apps not being available that are required for local travel and exploration?

Help me Anons

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Xiaomi phone with Gcam apk
    >all those supported bands
    >NFC mode supported in virtually all countries
    >unlocked bootloader for whatever
    >fast charging speed with battery life
    >takes virtually any and all sim under the sun
    >more models built for durability

    Love me my Poco X3 NFC and Redmi 10C getup. Poco for my exploration, normal days out, and photoshoots. Redmi 10C for my partying, drinking, and hookup nights. Work gave me an iphone but I was constantly worried about it getting swiped or dropping it 5cm and it fracturing.

    It's nice that an iPhone has usb-c now so there is that, prior to it having 1 input that could charge my laptop and phones was king. While iPhone does have a better camera for some shots, if you're going that anal and >>>SighSee about it you should really get a cheap point and shoot or DLSR (used).

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also 3.5mm headphone jack, makes it nice for doing calls with a slim headset far easier if digital nomading

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also 3.5mm headphone jack, makes it nice for doing calls with a slim headset far easier if digital nomading

      Don't think so, Chang.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I personally use the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Haven't run into issues yet tbqh. I like the S series of phones because they take pretty decent pictures, and they have DeX built in which acts like a desktop computer. I travel with a portable 14inch monitor, a USB-C hub, mini mouse and keyboard and that little office is set up in my hotel so it's ready to go whenever I'm back.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    iPhone if you're white
    Android if you're a Jeet

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      This but reversed

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're a coomer, iPhone is mandatory

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          kek I think the "study" got it backwards. 70% of single people are single because nobody can stand to be around their constant dogshit personality.... and one way that manifests is in moronic opinions on phones.

          Want a real study? Find out how many people in successful committed relationships care what phone their partner has. That in juxtaposition would tell us all you need to know.

          https://i.imgur.com/WeuK0xg.jpg

          What's the best phone to travel with? I know some countries prefer iOS (Japan) whereas others prefer Android (China).

          Have you ever found issues with one over the other when traveling, like certain Payment Systems not being supported or certain apps not being available that are required for local travel and exploration?

          Help me Anons

          OP real answer. All modern phones are made for the global market. If you want simple, cloud sync across multiple devices and entire phone backups, go iOS. If you want non-store apps, customization and software go Android.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pictured: the 70 percent of singles

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dual sim is nice if you want to ensure you can take calls/texts overseas, SD card is also nice for most.

      https://i.imgur.com/4ev8Spe.png

      If you're a coomer, iPhone is mandatory

      No one fricking cares this shill article
      >company that sells tech points to more expensive tech being best for dates BUY BUY COOMSOOM!!!!

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm just pointing out the facts.
        Girls don't like Android users. If you want a girlfriend, get an iPhone

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Dual sim is nice
        solved by esim
        >SD card
        agreed if you need it but current phones have enough memory for most people
        and internet tends to be good enough that you can offload to your cloud at least every couple of days

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >iphone if you're a woman
      >android if you're a man
      Fixed that for you

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    iPhone, it has the best international bands support at least in Europe and SEA in my experience. Not so sure about SA.

    The cameras kinda suck unless you shoot in 48MP though

    Picrel shot on 14 pro

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post your cat pls, he cute

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    iPhone
    >easier to get accessories and spare parts around the world because of limited models
    >looks expensive, might attract positive/negative attention
    >all apps in one store
    >applications generally more polished
    >no countries specifically block Apple services

    Android
    >much more variety in makers and models
    >can be replaced for less
    >possibility for dual-SIM
    >easily able to get apps from other stores, especially useful for region-locked apps
    >usually dependent on Google services which may be blocked in various countries

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can get dual sim iphones

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's not really dual SIM if it's one physical SIM and one eSIM.
        Maybe in 5 to 10 years, but nowadays there are still many places where a local SIM is worth a lot.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          you can copy your physical home sim to esim
          and then use the slot for a local one
          bonus you get to keep your physical home sim as a back up in case you lose your phone

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I have a dual physical sim iphone. Granted it's a 12 not sure if they still make them for 15. Probably do in Asia

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    iphone so when you meet american roasties abroad they don't get the ick

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you live in Japan or frequently travel to Japan, I recommend getting an iPhone simply due to the fact that Apple is the only phone manufacturer that includes FeliCa on all Apple devices sold worldwide since September 12, 2017. Your Android phone bought outside Japan is unlikely to include FeliCa and a big reminder that phones bought in Japan must include a loud shutter sound every time you take a photo so that is the sacrifice you must make if you decide to buy an Android phone that contains FeliCa inside Japan.

    >FeliCa is a contactless RFID smart card system from Sony in Japan, primarily used in electronic money cards. The name stands for Felicity Card. First utilized in the Octopus card system in Hong Kong, the technology is used in a variety of cards also in countries such as Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Macau, the Philippines and the United States.

    >On September 12, 2017, Apple announced new iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 3 models featuring "Global FeliCa", i.e. NFC-F and licensed FeliCa middleware incorporated in all devices sold worldwide, not just ones sold in Japan.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FeliCa

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >buying a phone solely for a commuter/prepaid card
      You know you can just get the card there and not worry about your phone all the time?
      t. iOS enjoyer

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >People assume FeliCa support requires a FeliCa chip but this is not true. The evolution of hardware independent preinstalled Mobile FeliCa 4.x is very clear: the ‘FeliCa chip’ from Sony/FeliCa Networks requirement is long dead and gone. Manufacturers like Xiaomi may claim they make special models and add FeliCa chips just for the Japanese market, but that’s just marketing BS: they run Mobile FeliCa on the same NXP or Thales NFC chipsets they use everywhere.

      >Modern smartphones supporting FeliCa don’t have a FeliCa chip, everything from EMV to FeliCa and MIFARE runs on any GlobalPlatform certified secure element on any Android device. The key issue is not hardware anymore, it is what gets preinstalled and what does not. EMV is the default preinstall on all NFC secure elements. In the case of Google Pixel 4 and later Mobile FeliCa is preinstalled in all models but disabled on non-JP models (some people have succeeded in activating Mobile FeliCa via rooting). This is likely the same scenario for other Android manufacturers who ship Mobile FeliCa capable devices in Japan as they source the same NFC chipsets from NXP or Thales that Google does.

      >Hopefully the sum of recent Mobile FeliCa v4 developments, along with Garmin Suica, Fitbit Suica and WearOS Suica support, indicate that Mobile FeliCa Osaifu Keitai services will, eventually, become standard on Android devices as they have been on all iOS and watchOS devices since 2017.

      Mobile FeliCa evolution: FeliCa without the FeliCa chip: https://atadistance.net/2021/11/15/mobile-felica-evolution-for-2022/

      https://twitter.com/Kanjo

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Why is Google turning off FeliCa on Pixel models outside of Japan? I doubt it is a licensing restriction because the whole point of NXP PN81 is having all the global NFC licensing pieces, NFC A-B-F/EMV/FeliCa/MIFARE, all on one chip, all ready to go. It could have something to do with Google Pay Japan. For Apple Pay Japan, Apple licensed all the necessary technology and built it into their own Apple Pay.

        >Instead of that approach Google Pay Japan is a kind of candy wrapper around the existing ‘Osaifu Keitai’ software from Docomo and FeliCa Networks, and all of the existing Osaifu Keitai apps from Mobile Suica to iD to QUICPay. That’s why having a ‘Osaifu Keitai’ Android device is a requirement for using Google Pay Japan. Perhaps Google is content in candy wrapping things instead of retooling it all as basic Google Pay functionality and letting Android OEMs benefit from that.

        https://atadistance.net/2019/10/16/pixel-4-goes-cheap-instead-of-deep/

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to make pretty travel images

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on where you are traveling, you might consider getting a cheap Android phone since the locals could try to steal your phone

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Apple is so against the idea of people repairing their own iPhones or doing business with a 3rd party phone repair shop, that they have started software pairing and locking all iPhone parts, especially for iPhone 15. What this means is that Apple has started designing iPhones that will turn them into electronic waste in the hands of everybody else but Apple because only Apple has a right to repair their products and nobody else

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    iphone and its not even close.

    >picture quality moggs
    >status symbol
    >blue texts for foreign numbers

    frick droids man. I mean, good luck to the poors, but do yourself a favour and get even an entry level iphone.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >blue texts
      That's an entirely North American phenomena, if you ask the average European or Asian iPhone user, she wouldn't even know what you're talking about because because everybody uses messenger apps like Whatsapp, Telegram, Line or the like.
      The iMessage app is mostly regarded as a vessel for SMS notifications and spam.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Whatsapp, Telegram, Line or the like
        All of which are dogshit, would prefer if people in bongland used iMessage like burgers rather than make me download and use these shitty apps.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's because most Americans have unlimited free texting, calls, and a lot now have unlimited data anywhere in the country for decades now but europoors were paying for each text very recently. Mobile data in the US is cheap and high quality so nobody uses whatsapp

        I've literally never met someone abroad who used that.
        [...]
        Not even. It's just the US. Even in Canada and Mexico it's not that popular.

        except that is is actually very popular in Mexico because Mexico is poor and people can't afford to pay their mobile data so they use whatsapp to make calls and send messages via wifi.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >mobile data in the US is cheap and high quality
          Why do you make your mom pay for your cellphone if you never leave your basement?
          Mobile data is cheaper and faster than the US in the better half of the world, with one notable exception being canucks who are ripped off by their providers to such a degree that it's cheaper to buy an American SIM and use roaming.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Mobile data is cheaper and faster than the US in the better half of the world
            Most of the world is shit tier like Canada its only places like eastern asia that have god tier cell service. Europe has good service but had roaming charges in different EU countries until just recently and euros leave their countries a lot. Most Americans hardly ever leave the US, and hardly ever communicate with foreigners so there's no need for most to worry about how to call and message people outside the country.
            I personally use whatsapp and telegram but I have many contacts overseas and travel abroad more than the average mutt. Most Americans don't even know what these apps are. I also like messaging apps that I can use through my PC instead of my phone.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I lived in Mexico for 6 months and don't remember anyone ever asking for my imessage. It was always WhatsApp.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          The frick are you talking about. Both iMessage and WhatsApp require mobile data.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            They both require an internet connection, yes.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've literally never met someone abroad who used that.

      >blue texts
      That's an entirely North American phenomena, if you ask the average European or Asian iPhone user, she wouldn't even know what you're talking about because because everybody uses messenger apps like Whatsapp, Telegram, Line or the like.
      The iMessage app is mostly regarded as a vessel for SMS notifications and spam.

      Not even. It's just the US. Even in Canada and Mexico it's not that popular.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >status symbol
      Why do you care?

      >blue texts for foreign numbers
      Why do you care?

      >mobile data in the US is cheap and high quality
      Why do you make your mom pay for your cellphone if you never leave your basement?
      Mobile data is cheaper and faster than the US in the better half of the world, with one notable exception being canucks who are ripped off by their providers to such a degree that it's cheaper to buy an American SIM and use roaming.

      Cellular service is faster/cheaper in some parts of Asia/Europe. In other parts of the world it's cheaper, but lower quality. I pay $30/mo for unlimited everything on Verizon.

      It's funny that it's already 2023 and people still buy iPhones. If I see an iPhone, I know I see a gullible person, one that falls for scams easily.
      If that's what you want to project, that's your problem.

      While I prefer Android for my use cases, iPhones are fine for normies. The fact that many people see their phone as an extension of their identity is cringe.

      Androids are for poor people LOL. iPhone is a superior products simple as. Androids are for apes

      It’s so insane to me how people are so broke they can’t afford 500-1k for a phone. It’s so fricking pathetic. You’ll never catch me with a fricking outdated inferior android shitphone

      The cheapest and most expensive phones run Android. There's a wide gamut. You base your self worth and judge other people's worth on their material and financial wealth like the good little consumerist goy that you are. Your idol, Edward Bernays, would correctly refer to you as a dope and a sheep.

      In asia if you take out an Android everyone will automatically assume you're poor.

      Again, why do you care? Are you so unattractive and uninteresting as a person that your cell phone is what people base their opinion of you on?

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based Japan forcing Apple to allow sideloading sooner

    >Following in the footsteps of Europe, Japan aims to stimulate competition and offer more choices by allowing users to install apps through services other than the official app stores of Apple and Google (sideloading is already available for Android users), thus creating a more level field for developers. The government believes that this competition will drive innovation and diversity in the app market, ultimately reducing the cost of apps.

    >It’s no surprise that both Google and Apple’s platform monopolies have allowed them to take substantial cuts from every user’s in-app purchases. However, the Japanese government intends to rectify this issue by giving users the choice to make payments through third-party platforms. This would not only lower the cost of each purchase but also enable developers to generate more income.

    >Besides sideloading, the government will establish a list of prohibited actions for operating system (OS) providers to remove any biases. Therefore, preventing Apple and Google from favoring their own services and payment platforms over those of third-party providers. Additionally, this requirement would also extend to Apple’s App Store and Spotlight. Furthermore, both Apple and Google would also be required to make it easier for users to remove pre-installed apps.

    https://www.androidheadlines.com/2023/06/japan-could-force-apple-to-allow-sideloading-apps.html

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've used both, honestly it doesn't really matter, just having a phone that works and has internet access is what matters, I guess android? just for the price.

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny that it's already 2023 and people still buy iPhones. If I see an iPhone, I know I see a gullible person, one that falls for scams easily.
    If that's what you want to project, that's your problem.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just to elaborate a bit: eg. iOS sucks ass when it comes to supporting multi-region support. Try using eg. a US English keyboard and a Japanese one on iOS vs any Android. Or try checking times on multiple time zones. Try using the calendar across time zones.
      MAP
      The fricking map.

      I can keep going. For work I regularly test iPhones. I always get excited at new models. Like maybe they fixed time zone support? Maybe they fixed their map? But they just never improve.

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Androids are for poor people LOL. iPhone is a superior products simple as. Androids are for apes

    It’s so insane to me how people are so broke they can’t afford 500-1k for a phone. It’s so fricking pathetic. You’ll never catch me with a fricking outdated inferior android shitphone

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw i spent 1 grand on my android phone
      Androidbros....its over....

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      i could probably sell you a literal piece of dogshit with gold sprinkles on top for 10k because "poors can't afford it". you are well behaved purebred subservient consoomer. congrats.

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    With an iphone you can get theft insurance, good if you're visiting europe and some gypsie or african steals your phone

  16. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the frick up you stupid nerd.

    That's all I have to say about that.
    Waiting on captcha...
    ...
    Go frick yourself.

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    In asia if you take out an Android everyone will automatically assume you're poor.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh wow the bug people are completely brainwashed by global corporations, color me shocked

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