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    Default I got an Android, but want to go back to the iPhone. Why is this?

    this is my 5th time trying android and i have always gone back to iphone. why is this? i know over all android is superior in everything but everytime i use the android it seems like its just worse off in everyway for battery, camera, speed, texting and anything else. i have the lg g2 but been an iphone user my whole life. what do i do to stay on android. any suggestions?
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    There could be a number of reasons for your problems. There are variables that need to be determined. The LG G2 I heard is suppose to have good battery life. It could have been apps that were running in the background. I'm not sure what you are use to for speed as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is pretty fast. Are you referring to the fluidity of the navigation throughout your phone? Like I said, there could be many things that affected your overall experience.
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    im not even doing anything the phone is on stand by and it has dropped 5% in 3 hours when i had my iphone it would drop 2% on stand by in 3 hours
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    Wow. While a 3% difference might be big to you, it seems alright. What apps do you have installed? Check to see what's running. And do you leave wifi on?
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    See, this makes me curious. I won't use an Apple product as long as it needs iTunes (long story... Long hatred...) but.... I recognize that iPhone (and many Apple products) just "work".

    Most of us who use Android love to "play" or "tweak" the phone. I hate bloatware, so I root to get rid of it. Then, I want led to blink with screen ON, so I need an AOKP ROM. This is where many issues stare.

    I wonder how many Android users just open box, charge phone, and use it "as is". Do they love their phones like iPhone users do? My sister - in-law loves her iPhone. She doesn't "change" anything. Maybe moves icons, but that is it. Stock wallpaper, apps, music player, etc.... If I used my phone like that, it would have no "issues".

    My son just got an HTC1. Loves it. Like his cousin loves his iPhone. Side by side, un-altered, they make calls as fast, play music (my son can download more for free), play games, text, take pictures, play videos, etc.

    I find people who complain about Android bought Android for its "freedom", but forgot to realize that by being "free", they are changing something in the way the company wanted the phone to work. Apple eliminates this option. You can't change it, so it works as company says it should.

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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    i have to leave wifi on because i switched from unlimited data to 1gb of data and kind of wish i didnt leave att for that. and no apps are running at all. i clear them all
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    Quote Originally Posted by sherri View Post
    See, this makes me curious. I won't use an Apple product as long as it needs iTunes (long story... Long hatred...) but.... I recognize that iPhone (and many Apple products) just "work".

    Most of us who use Android love to "play" or "tweak" the phone. I hate bloatware, so I root to get rid of it. Then, I want led to blink with screen ON, so I need an AOKP ROM. This is where many issues stare.

    I wonder how many Android users just open box, charge phone, and use it "as is". Do they love their phones like iPhone users do? My sister - in-law loves her iPhone. She doesn't "change" anything. Maybe moves icons, but that is it. Stock wallpaper, apps, music player, etc.... If I used my phone like that, it would have no "issues".

    My son just got an HTC1. Loves it. Like his cousin loves his iPhone. Side by side, un-altered, they make calls as fast, play music (my son can download more for free), play games, text, take pictures, play videos, etc.

    I find people who complain about Android bought Android for its "freedom", but forgot to realize that by being "free", they are changing something in the way the company wanted the phone to work. Apple eliminates this option. You can't change it, so it works as company says it should.

    Just my thoughts....
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    You can use android phones as is just fine. I was like that for 8 months before I got bored of the original ROM. I believe it's just tempting to know that if you ever get bored of the interface, there are other available options (ROMS, Kernels, Mods, etc.). I'm on a custom ROM right now and it is better than any stock OTA update/original rom I've ever had. Root is great if you know what you can do with it. While I'm not biased, I love Android either way.

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    i have to leave wifi on because i switched from unlimited data to 1gb of data and kind of wish i didnt leave att for that. and no apps are running at all. i clear them all
    Is your data on? Make sure it's off.
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    if i root my phone is there anyway to use some kind of hack that doesnt use as much data or pretty much free data?
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    im not even doing anything the phone is on stand by and it has dropped 5% in 3 hours when i had my iphone it would drop 2% on stand by in 3 hours
    Something else to consider is there is I think a 1.5" difference in the display size. That is a lot of extra screen that needs to be powered. Android does a lot more in the background than Apple. And could you clarify on 'speed'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    this is my 5th time trying android and i have always gone back to iphone. why is this? i know over all android is superior in everything but everytime i use the android it seems like its just worse off in everyway for battery, camera, speed, texting and anything else. i have the lg g2 but been an iphone user my whole life. what do i do to stay on android. any suggestions?
    I honestly don't see the point of you forcing yourself to stick with android if it offers a worse user experience overall.

    Different people have differing needs, and are best served by different devices. I don't see the shame in using an iPhone if that is what would meet your use case the best.

    My advice - go back to using an iPhone if that is what offers the best user experience for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abazigal View Post
    I honestly don't see the point of you forcing yourself to stick with android if it offers a worse user experience overall.

    Different people have differing needs, and are best served by different devices. I don't see the shame in using an iPhone if that is what would meet your use case the best.

    My advice - go back to using an iPhone if that is what offers the best user experience for you.
    i just found out though that i can root my android make the battery last daysssssss and I can basically turn it into an iphone so basically i would have a bigger iphone then anyone. might do that. but i understand what you are saying.
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    Default Re: got an android but want to go back to iphone. why is this

    If you just got your lg g2 a few days ago it takes about a week for it to get good battery life. It also takes a while to get used to a different os if you've had an iPhone for a while.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    i just found out though that i can root my android make the battery last daysssssss and I can basically turn it into an iphone so basically i would have a bigger iphone then anyone. might do that. but i understand what you are saying.
    It seems you have a misunderstanding of what root is.
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    im not even doing anything the phone is on stand by and it has dropped 5% in 3 hours when i had my iphone it would drop 2% on stand by in 3 hours
    Idle time on the iPhone will always be better than on any Android phone. Apple products have lower clocked processors, so they don't use as much battery when idle.
    When in actual use however, the majority of Android phones will last a lot longer than the iPhone. The G2 is one of the best in that regard

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    i just found out though that i can root my android make the battery last daysssssss and I can basically turn it into an iphone so basically i would have a bigger iphone then anyone. might do that. but i understand what you are saying.
    If you want to go that route, see if you can install CyanogenMod. Without all the bloatwares it could help with battery.

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    If you want to go that route, see if you can install CyanogenMod. Without all the bloatwares it could help with battery.

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    I've found that CM has worse battery than the stock ROM on my S4. Maybe a custom kernel like Franco could help with that though

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    I've found that CM has worse battery than the stock ROM on my S4. Maybe a custom kernel like Franco could help with that though

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    There are lots of factors, using nightly can also be the cause. Using the right kernel can make a huge difference. I get over 5 hours of screen on time with my Nexus 4 with a good kernel and CyanogenMod or stock. The phone run cooler. A bad kernel have the phone run noticeably warmer. It's not the end all be all, but it can have big influences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    There are lots of factors, using nightly can also be the cause. Using the right kernel can make a huge difference. I get over 5 hours of screen on time with my Nexus 4 with a good kernel and CyanogenMod or stock. The phone run cooler. A bad kernel have the phone run noticeably warmer. It's not the end all be all, but it can have big influences.

    Not much of an issue anymore with my MotoX though.

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    I tried both the official 10.1 and 10.2 builds as well as the CM11 beta. None of them got me more than 3 and a half hours of screen time, as opposed to the usual 5 I'd get on stock.
    Never tried a custom kernel, but the stock SlimBean kernel is awesome. Battery life, especially idle drain is amazing. Probably rivals the iPhone

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    I get phenomenal standby battery with my Nexus 5. If I weren't using the screen as heavily as I do I could easily get 48 + hours on standby. I've never used an iPhone but I'd imagine it couldn't be better than that. I'm stock unrooted so I don't know what the battery use percentage is per hour offhand, but this phone performs extremely well.

    After reading about rooting and ROMs I can't say I'm not curious, and if I had a working computer I might even try it on a different phone... but not on my Nexus 5 because I'd be too worried about killing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I get phenomenal standby battery with my Nexus 5. If I weren't using the screen as heavily as I do I could easily get 48 + hours on standby. I've never used an iPhone but I'd imagine it couldn't be better than that.

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    It is. My iPad can be at 60% at night when I go to bed and in the morning it'll still be at 60% even with WiFi on. iPhone isn't as good as the iPad but still better than any Android phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I get phenomenal standby battery with my Nexus 5. If I weren't using the screen as heavily as I do I could easily get 48 + hours on standby. I've never used an iPhone but I'd imagine it couldn't be better than that. I'm stock unrooted so I don't know what the battery use percentage is per hour offhand, but this phone performs extremely well.

    After reading about rooting and ROMs I can't say I'm not curious, and if I had a working computer I might even try it on a different phone... but not on my Nexus 5 because I'd be too worried about killing it.

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    It's nearly impossible to brick a Nexus. Even if bootloader don't work and you can't use fastboot, there is a way to restore it using download mode. But I don't do flashing on my daily driver. I set a separate phone for that purpose. Unless if you have multiple devices and use Google Voice than it may not matter.

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    It's nearly impossible to brick a Nexus. Even if bootloader don't work and you can't use fastboot, there is a way to restore it using download mode. But I benefit don't do flashing on my daily driver. I set a separate phone for that purpose. Unless if you have multiple devices and use Google Voice than it may not matter.

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    It might be something I'll try in the future, if I get the next generation Nexus phone. I'd try it on the older one, like you, I don't want to really mess with the phone I rely on everyday.

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    It is. My iPad can be at 60% at night when I go to bed and in the morning it'll still be at 60% even with WiFi on. iPhone isn't as good as the iPad but still better than any Android phone

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    Hmm. It would be interesting to do an informal side by side test.

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    I can use my prev gen ipad without charging for likes the longest time...
    like I rarely charge it... maybe once a couple of weeks
    This is coming from an andriod user, and android fan. I love what android is about, but hate the little hitches here and there.

    I still will only buy android phones only tho. Can't wait till htc one 2 comes out
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxventanaxx View Post
    this is my 5th time trying android and i have always gone back to iphone. why is this? i know over all android is superior in everything but everytime i use the android it seems like its just worse off in everyway for battery, camera, speed, texting and anything else. i have the lg g2 but been an iphone user my whole life. what do i do to stay on android. any suggestions?
    Buy a small Android phone the smaller screen will give you a better battery life. The Moto X is a good phone. For me my I own a Note3 what i did to overcome the battery issue was to buy a spare battery. No stress for me.
    Some Samsung phone, i think the G2 has the same features have a power savings mode usually this feature is disabled by default. For texting I use Hangouts and really like it.
    As for the camera, the G2 has one of the best. My wife owns a G2 and my daughter an iPhone the photos seem comparable. But on screen they G2 looks much better because the screen on the g2 is bigger.

    G2 is also free of lag and and pretty snappy, I'm not sure what performance issues you're having.

    Quote Originally Posted by sherri View Post
    I wonder how many Android users just open box, charge phone, and use it "as is"...
    The vast majority of Android users do just that. Android has a much larger tinkering community than iPhone but statistics show most people use their phone out of the box.
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