Thanks for the welcome 🙂
I *think* I prefer the Android Widgets, but that may be because my iPhone was the X and I felt that the screen was not big enough to hold both a couple of widgets and my most used apps all on the one screen.
So far I have been able to have the two widgets I need most plus the apps I use daily on the one screen on the Note. Having the side slide in (cannot remember what its called now! 😮 ) helps.
Thank you for the welcome 🙂
The first few days was very hard for me. Wondered how big a mistake I had made! 😂
It was mostly around the battery life. The first day of setup I had to charge the Note TWICE, from almost flat. Freaked me out a lot! Did not remember ever having that issue with the iPhone whenever I upgraded it. Of course once I had completed the setup and allowed the phone to "settle in", the original battery anxiety significantly reduced. Its not gone though.
It then occurred to me that the reason why the iPhone did not show the same battery issues was because I was *upgrading* it and not setting it up from new. New phone, old backup, stick it on the charger while it was doing that and get about my day. With the Note it was a whole new world and setup, so using up the battery should have been expected!
However I do feel that the battery does drain faster when the Note is being used than on the old X. 🤔
The wife is deeply buried in the Apple ecosystem so she got herself the 12 Pro Max. These days when we get back from work my 1st question is no longer "How was your day?" but "How much battery do you have left?" 😅
I am happy to report that over the past 10 odd days the Note has constantly had 7% more battery left than her phone. 🤣
On the other hand, to balance it out, I feel that Apple's Email, Reminders and Notifications/Badges are better than either Google's (GMail, Keep) or Samsung's (EMail, Reminders) equivalent offerings. Of course it could be that (to paraphrase Apple) "I am using it wrong" 😄
Welcome to the community! ^-^ I hope that you will love your new phone - a galaxy of possibilities has opened up to you ^-^
And yeah, with some tweaks you can easily optimise your battery usage to your wishes. The customisability is one of the best things of Samsung phones ^-^