Hi all, hope everybody is doing well! I previously posted about the iPhone 8 versus Galaxy S8 versus Pixel 2 for a potential move to Verizon from US Cellular (http://forum.brighthand.com/threads/moving-to-verizon-pixel-2-galaxy-s8-iphone-8.292850/), but ended up delaying the move a bit because none of the three really lit my fire. I'm now getting ready to make that move, and the question in my mind is now iPhone X versus Galaxy S9. Pixel 2 is off the table, despite its great camera, because of the various quality control issues and the omission of some stuff I'd really like, like wireless charging. I've historically been an Android guy, but never the flash-a-custom-ROM variety, instead using the devices as they come out the box with Nova Launcher. However, I can also use iOS; I have a $329 iPad as my primary media tablet. I primarily use my phone for email, camera (it's my primary camera for family photos), media watching on the go, and mobile gaming. Biggest advantages of the iPhone as I see them: * Prompt security and OS updates for several years, without carrier or OEM interference. * Third-party developers develop for this OS first, and third-party-app quality control tends to be best on this OS. For example, Alto's Odyssey and Thumper are currently iOS-only, and Banner Saga always ran better on iOS than Android, and I'll lay money that Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition runs far better on iOS than its sometimes-sluggish Android port. * Historically, Apple's biometric authentication has been more likely to recognize me on the first try than Samsung's. * It's different. I've owned multiple Galaxy S flagships, but never owned an iPhone before. Biggest advantages of the S9 as I see them: * Bigger screen for media consumption and lots of visible text (especially if I get the Plus model; there's no iPhone X Plus at the moment). * Headphone jack. The dongle life isn't a dealbreaker for iOS, but it is certainly a downside. * Since I already have a high-speed 256gb microSD card, there's a several-hundred-dollar advantage to getting the S9 over the large-storage iPhone X (especially if you add a fast-charger and a 3.5mm headphone dongle or two to the price of the iPhone X). * Totally subjective, but I like the look and form factor better. I like the curved edges (even if they're not functional), and the iPhone notch annoys me in landscape mode. * I think it has a wider-angle front-facing camera? Most of my full-family photos are selfies, so this actually matters a lot. I would appreciate any thoughts.