I have recently acquired the Nucleus 7 processor for my cochlear implant and just a few days ago the Resound Enzo Q for the other ear. I have a 3 year old phone (Moto G5+) running Android 8. The downloaded Nucleus Smart App controls the Nucleus 7 processor on the phone. No problems. I downloaded the ReSound Smart 3D app to control the Enzo Q. Not possible on my phone. My audiologist called ReSound and was told I needed a more modern phone.
Both the Nucleus 7 and the Enzo Q are MFI but on both the Cochlear website and the ReSound website show that some Android phones can stream without accessories and are otherwise compatible. The iPhone SE with 4.7 screen is the newest iPhone and the cheapest. The Pixel 4a is one I am considering and wondering if MFI does in fact work as well for a phone running Android 10. The Pixel 4a has a slightly larger screen 5.8 and a headphone jack. It is also $100 cheaper than the iPhone SE upgraded to 128 GB. And I have always used an Android phone though I could learn to use an iPhone.
Do I assume correctly that the Nucleus 7 and the Enzo Q use separate apps on the iPhone as they seem to do on an Android phone? In other words their programs, devices, and volume are adjusted separately. They do not sync automatically?
Does anyone have any experience with the apps on Android vs iPhone? Are problems encountered with Android that are not experienced on an iPhone?
Is the streaming using bluetooth on the iPhone or Android as good as that using mini mic or phone clip? The mini mic would be possible on the Pixel but not iPhone.
Right now I am controlling the Nucleus 7 with the Smart App and the Enzo Q with the buttons on top of the hearing aid.
Lots of questions but this forum will not disappoint me with answers