1. francerz's Avatar
    I'm not listing platform specific features like live tiles, just asking for general features.

    I list some features that I regularly use for my W10M device, and I would like to know if there are pretty close equivalents on Android.
    • Vibrate when outgoing call is answered.
    • Recording call.
    • Quick SMS reply when incoming call.
    • Switch to speaker when move the phone away from the ear.
    • Quiet hours like feature, having custom time and days at week disabling notification alerts, keeping contacts exceptions, at least for calls and SMS.
    • Custom notification handling, as per app, where can pick wich apps can send notifications, toast, display on notifications center, private when device is locked, allow vibration, pick notification sound, maximum notifications per app, and picking priority between apps (user manageable, not developer).
    • Independent UI (like Continnum) when wireless projecting, at least when showing PowerPoint slides, keeping independent content on each display.
    • Something like glance screen, displaying the time, next appointment, and custom info on the screen without having to turn it on fully.
    • Double tap to wake, and double tap to sleep, without leaving the current app screen (w10m, handles this with the navigation bar).
    • Uncluttered system tray, I see a lot of Android phones and hate that System tray is always saturated with many icons from apps, even repeating the same app icon as notifications come.
    • Pick where any new content is going to be saved automatically.
    • Ability to uninstall, almost any app.
    • Pick a custom low battery percentage and automatically enable battery saving mode.
    • Metering battery usage and picking wich apps can run on background.
    • Any Wifi and celular data sense, where I can meter my total usage and also wich apps are using data and how much of it.
    • Remote enable tethering, allowing to connect with data from another device without having to take out my phone to enable it.
    • Regular System OS updates, at least security patches.
    10-14-2018 09:52 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm not listing platform specific features like live tiles, just asking for general features.

    I list some features that I regularly use for my W10M device, and I would like to know if there are pretty close equivalents on Android.
    • Vibrate when outgoing call is answered.
      • I'm not sure.

    • Recording call.
      • I'm not sure.

    • Quick SMS reply when incoming call.
      • Yes.

    • Switch to speaker when move the phone away from the ear.
      • I'm not sure.

    • Quiet hours like feature, having custom time and days at week disabling notification alerts, keeping contacts exceptions, at least for calls and SMS.
      • Yes.

    • Custom notification handling, as per app, where can pick wich apps can send notifications, toast, display on notifications center, private when device is locked, allow vibration, pick notification sound, maximum notifications per app, and picking priority between apps (user manageable, not developer).
      • Yes.

    • Independent UI (like Continnum) when wireless projecting, at least when showing PowerPoint slides, keeping independent content on each display.
      • Samsung Dex is probably your best bet.

    • Something like glance screen, displaying the time, next appointment, and custom info on the screen without having to turn it on fully.
      • Ambient Display, Moto Display, Always-On Display are the names of some similar features.

    • Double tap to wake, and double tap to sleep, without leaving the current app screen (w10m, handles this with the navigation bar).
      • Yes, BUT depends on the individual phone.

    • Uncluttered system tray, I see a lot of Android phones and hate that System tray is always saturated with many icons from apps, even repeating the same app icon as notifications come.
      • You can fiddle with notifications to your heart's content.

    • Pick where any new content is going to be saved automatically.
      • Depends on the phone/app.

    • Ability to uninstall, almost any app.
      • Depends on the phone and carrier. Most apps can be disabled which is typically good enough.

    • Pick a custom low battery percentage and automatically enable battery saving mode.
      • Yes.

    • Metering battery usage and picking wich apps can run on background.
      • Yes. Some under-the-hood stuff may be different but there are many controls you'll probably be happy with.

    • Any Wifi and celular data sense, where I can meter my total usage and also wich apps are using data and how much of it.
      • Yes, its a standard smartphone feature these days.

    • Remote enable tethering, allowing to connect with data from another device without having to take out my phone to enable it.
      • I've only seen this between iPhone's and Mac's. W10M really has this feature?

    • Regular System OS updates, at least security patches.
      • Something worth noting is that Android is highly inconsistent depending on the model. If you value these on a reliable and speedy basis, Google Pixel and possibly Nokia phones are the best choices. Other manufacturers can range from updates almost never (Coolpad, BLU...) to sporadically. (Moto)
      • Also worth noting is that the longest time an Android phone will be consistently supported is three years, which is half that of the iPhone. (Google Pixel - 2 years of OS updates, one additional year of security patches)
    My comments are above.
    For the most part, most of those features are common to any modern smartphone but be careful since the modifiable nature of Android means that some features can be exclusive to a manufacturer, etc.
    Laura Knotek, aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    10-14-2018 05:04 PM

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