By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

An Android User Falls in Love with the Taptic Engine

Android to iPhone, part two: What I've liked about switching to the iPhone X:

Apple’s Taptic Engine doesn’t just buzz - it clicks, it taps, it knocks. And it can do so with an incredible range of intensities and precision. If I had to analogize, it’s sort of like having used crappy $10 earbuds your entire life and then someone hands you a set of $300 open-back Sennheisers. You didn’t know your music could sound that much better until your ears heard it for themselves. The same thing applies with the Taptic Engine: you won’t get it if you haven’t used it.

I was personally shocked how much worse haptic feedback was on the Pixel 2 when I switched back in October. It's a small thing, but the way iOS uses this feature makes the phone feel more fancy than your average phone. As I said in my Android Oreo review last week:

This is a small one, but it makes the iPhone feel fancier and not just like a phone using the same motor that was in my 2004 RAZR.
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