Agree. Ideally, I should have compared it with a Pixel, which would have been an apple-to apple comparison, so to speak. However I did duplicate the process on my wife’s ₹18k iPhone SE, and it too had no issues. I’m with you on WhatsApp probably being the culprit. Probably because developers spend more time on iOS apps as they bring in more money. My point is this kind of thing gives the user the impression that things ‘just work’ on an Apple, even though Android maybe completely blameless.

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