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  1. map1978's Avatar
    I just carry around both platforms

    -Personal/media device is the 6+ then the 6s+ once released
    -Work phone is the Note 5

    Both are fantastic phones and both have pros/cons, simple as that
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    08-23-2015 09:57 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    I just carry around both platforms

    -Personal/media device is the 6+ then the 6s+ once released
    -Work phone is the Note 5

    Both are fantastic phones and both have pros/cons, simple as that
    fumbling around with two devices all day is silly, clumsy, inefficient, and typically unnecessary in 2015. i'm a minimalist. i like simplicity. i hate clutter. less is more.
    08-23-2015 10:06 AM
  3. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I've been an Android user since the HTC G1. Some here probably recognize my username, I'm always in the pre-order threads for every new Samsung phone. I've had every Galaxy and every Note device (along with many other manufacturer's phones). I decided to try my first ever iPhone a few weeks ago and purchased the 6+. I used it for a few weeks but switched back to the Note 5 on launch day..

    The iPhone is a great phone and works amazingly well. The RAM difference is irrelevant, as the 6+ with 1 GB of RAM was just about as smooth as this Note 5 with 4 GB. I switched back because iOS was a little too basic for what I need my phone for. For example, I never realized how much I rely on the ability to set default apps until it was gone.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
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    08-23-2015 10:55 AM
  4. centerwaters's Avatar
    I just carry around both platforms

    -Personal/media device is the 6+ then the 6s+ once released
    -Work phone is the Note 5

    Both are fantastic phones and both have pros/cons, simple as that
    you make an excellent point. No need to decide which is the better phone.


    If I can afford to buy both Ferrari and Lamborghini, why should I limit myself to
    just one car?

    Buy BOTH! Drive the Ferrari to the racetrack to bet on horses(my one vice)
    and drive the Lamborghini to the steakhouse for a nice juicy 50-ounce rare steak
    (forgot to pay my dues and my PETA membership lapsed)

    Come to think of it, I will also need a third car. How about a nice 911 Turbo cabrio
    for trips to Home Depot? (so I can carry long pieces of lumber home)
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    08-23-2015 01:59 PM
  5. robsawalker's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S6 and a Note 3. When the iPhone 6S+ (or 7 or whatever it's going to be called) comes out, if it has a seriously mega camera, I may jump ship. It's just whether I will be able to go back to the Apple environment from Android. A lot of the reasons I left there iPhone are now moot - can't drag and drop videos and music onto it was a big one for me, but with the advent of Netflix and Google Play Music/Spotify that really isn't a big deal any more. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the S6, it is absolutely brilliant. Especially now 5.1.1 seems to have fixed up a lot of the memory problems (not completely sadly - Relay Pro still loses where I am when I switch in and out, which is really irritating), but I am obsessed with getting the best camera possible. It will take a lot for the new iPhone to beat the S6 though, the double press to open it is so fast, and the quality of pictures is stunning. I love taking photos, so a seriously amazing camera on a phone is pretty much top of the list for me (please nobody say 'Nokia 1520'... too slow and old now!), but I am not in any way prejudiced against a phone just because it has a Hipster image. That's just cutting your nose off to spite your face, isn't it?

    The new Note 5 isn't coming to the UK officially, which sucks. Not that I would have got one (although, if it had been released with the S6 I definitely WOULD have got one). Non-swappable battery is a bit of a pain, but I carry around a fast-charge Xiaomi 10,000 mAh battery now instead of a spare battery.

    Yes, it is a little bit of a pain, but not that much as I take a bag everywhere anyway and it sits in a pocket. The SD card thing I really don't care about at all; I have always seen them as a big pain. Not being able to install apps in them (yes, I know you can sort of on some phones, but it is a poor solution at best) and having your phone split into two drives is just irritating. My S6 is 64gb and it's SO much better than my S5 with a 64gb card in it, which I STILL had to be constantly file managing - once you install a couple of big games, all the space in it's little 16gb memory is just sucked out of it.

    I can't wait to see the iPhone though.
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    08-23-2015 02:48 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I don't use iPhones. I've had to use one a couple of times and the that is just not something I'm interested in.
    08-23-2015 02:55 PM
  7. OceanView's Avatar
    The day an iPhone has all the features and functionality of a note, I'll consider it but until then any new iPhone will just be the same iPhone that came out in 2009. I like technology to move forward not crawl.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 02:58 PM
  8. SteveISU's Avatar
    The day an iPhone has all the features and functionality of a note, I'll consider it but until then any new iPhone will just be the same iPhone that came out in 2009. I like technology to move forward not crawl.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The one thing about iPhone though is they might not push out feature set galore, but what they do push out works extremely well.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    08-23-2015 03:59 PM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I don't really have a problem with iPhones, they are really solid devices with mid range specs. But I just get bored with them after a few months and really miss my Android customization.
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    08-23-2015 04:07 PM
  10. BobB67's Avatar
    To each their own, but I prefer Android. I also though the iPhone 6 didn't feel great in hand, and iOS is just too limiting. Also, BS that iOS runs great on such limited RAM, Apple continues to bone it's customers on RAM and storage and people keep making excuses for them.
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    08-23-2015 04:30 PM
  11. ladyc0524's Avatar
    My 6 Plus has done nothing but lag and stutter, ironically when I got my Note 5. Giving the iPhone to my sister in-law
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    08-23-2015 04:33 PM
  12. beh's Avatar
    That is correct.
    08-23-2015 04:45 PM
  13. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S6 and a Note 3. When the iPhone 6S+ (or 7 or whatever it's going to be called) comes out, if it has a seriously mega camera, I may jump ship. It's just whether I will be able to go back to the Apple environment from Android. A lot of the reasons I left there iPhone are now moot - can't drag and drop videos and music onto it was a big one for me, but with the advent of Netflix and Google Play Music/Spotify that really isn't a big deal any more. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the S6, it is absolutely brilliant. Especially now 5.1.1 seems to have fixed up a lot of the memory problems (not completely sadly - Relay Pro still loses where I am when I switch in and out, which is really irritating), but I am obsessed with getting the best camera possible. It will take a lot for the new iPhone to beat the S6 though, the double press to open it is so fast, and the quality of pictures is stunning. I love taking photos, so a seriously amazing camera on a phone is pretty much top of the list for me (please nobody say 'Nokia 1520'... too slow and old now!), but I am not in any way prejudiced against a phone just because it has a Hipster image. That's just cutting your nose off to spite your face, isn't it?

    The new Note 5 isn't coming to the UK officially, which sucks. Not that I would have got one (although, if it had been released with the S6 I definitely WOULD have got one). Non-swappable battery is a bit of a pain, but I carry around a fast-charge Xiaomi 10,000 mAh battery now instead of a spare battery.

    Yes, it is a little bit of a pain, but not that much as I take a bag everywhere anyway and it sits in a pocket. The SD card thing I really don't care about at all; I have always seen them as a big pain. Not being able to install apps in them (yes, I know you can sort of on some phones, but it is a poor solution at best) and having your phone split into two drives is just irritating. My S6 is 64gb and it's SO much better than my S5 with a 64gb card in it, which I STILL had to be constantly file managing - once you install a couple of big games, all the space in it's little 16gb memory is just sucked out of it.

    I can't wait to see the iPhone though.
    1520 no.... Cityman or Talkman maybe....Ha

    I can say this because I have one, this new 6s coming out will really have to stepup to be as good as my Note 5.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 05:15 PM
  14. 21stNow's Avatar
    Whether or not I buy a Note and an iPhone are independent choices. I decided not to buy the Note 5 for reasons discussed in the no removable battery/expandable storage thread. I probably won't buy the iPhone 6S Plus, unless there is some feature that blows me away and I feel that I have to have it. Last year, I bought the Note 4, Note Edge and iPhone 6 Plus because I thought that I liked all three of them. In general, I don't like iPhones enough to buy every iteration of them.
    08-23-2015 07:03 PM
  15. Diraan's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure there won't be any surprises with the 6S+ or 6S. For the last several iPhone releases, tech blogs like Engadget and 9to5mac have been able to tell us exactly what the phone would be a month before the official announcement.

    My bets are: Faster CPU, Force Touch screen, thicker chassis, maybe more RAM, and that's about it.
    08-23-2015 07:15 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    There's suppose to be a nice bump in camera specs also.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-24-2015 12:56 AM
  17. OTACORB's Avatar
    I've went from iPhone to Note 3 and then upgraded to Note 4. I will NOT be getting the Note 5. There is just nothing earth shattering about it. Yet there are people in this very thread talking about how Apple only does incremental upgrades. Really and Samsung doesn't? What the hell do you call the NOTE 5? What is so earth shattering about it, in fact didn't they take away the SD Card Slot, Removable Battery and IR Blaster? One issue I've had with both the Android phones I've had is the damn bluetooth skips during music playback and it doesn't matter which music app you use. This is definitely a known issue with Android, all one has to do is look via various forums and you'll find thread and after thread on this issue.

    I was never a blind iPhone user and I am darn sure not a blind Android user either. So, bottom line is I keep my options open. I will certainly consider the iPhone 6s Plus and may decide to get it or may decide to just stick with the Note 4. I already purchased a iPod Touch because I couldn't rely on the Note 4 to provide me the quality music playback that I need and want. It is damn ridiculous that I had to do that because as one person said, it make more sense to just have one device, but Android has made that impossible.

    Samsung isn't giving iPhone users a $1 30 day trial because these phones are selling good, they took a great hit last year when Apple released the larger screen size phones and they are trying to win some of those customers back that went back to the iPhone. Good Luck with that Samsung!
    08-24-2015 01:15 AM
  18. moises1204's Avatar
    I din't buy the note 5 because of the iPhone! i din't buy it because Samsung decided to remove some of the things that are important to me! for some reason Samsung is now deciding whats best for us like apple does.
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    08-24-2015 11:02 AM
  19. vamp07's Avatar
    I din't buy the note 5 because of the iPhone! i din't buy it because Samsung decided to remove some of the things that are important to me! for some reason Samsung is now deciding whats best for us like apple does.
    Come on people. Samsung is not deciding anything for you. They are making phones that most people want. Those of you that wasn't replaceable battery and memory cards are a small percentage of their customers.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    08-24-2015 11:11 AM
  20. SteveISU's Avatar
    To each their own, but I prefer Android. I also though the iPhone 6 didn't feel great in hand, and iOS is just too limiting. Also, BS that iOS runs great on such limited RAM, Apple continues to bone it's customers on RAM and storage and people keep making excuses for them.
    128gb iPhone is getting boned on storage? Most iPhone users give nothing to internal specs, if the experience meets their needs they are happy. iMessage, camera, apple pay, touch ID, well polished apps that 9/10 are superior to their android/windows counterparts, ecosystem, and a great display. That is what iOS users want. 99% of them don't care how much RAM, how many cores, or get too hung up on how many megapixels the camera has as long as the pics turn out great.
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    08-24-2015 12:40 PM
  21. tadpoles's Avatar
    128gb iPhone is getting boned on storage? Most iPhone users give nothing to internal specs, if the experience meets their needs they are happy. iMessage, camera, apple pay, touch ID, well polished apps that 9/10 are superior to their android/windows counterparts, ecosystem, and a great display. That is what iOS users want. 99% of them don't care how much RAM, how many cores, or get too hung up on how many megapixels the camera has as long as the pics turn out great.
    Simply true. If iOS would just at least allow some type of customization. Themes or something, without jailbreaking. That would attract a lot of folks. As it stands now with iOS, all the excitement has to be in the apps (nothing too wrong with that, I guess) because iOS is only a place for the apps. Android gives us something to do when we might otherwise get bored.

    from the Elegance
    08-24-2015 01:07 PM
  22. vamp07's Avatar
    Simply true. If iOS would just at least allow some type of customization. Themes or something, without jailbreaking. That would attract a lot of folks. As it stands now with iOS, all the excitement has to be in the apps (nothing too wrong with that, I guess) because iOS is only a place for the apps. Android gives us something to do when we might otherwise get bored.

    from the Elegance
    And if Apple could give us that while maintaining stability and a uniform user experience they probably would. One of things about android that can easily cause confusion is how each manufacturer has a slightly different take on ui and features to include.

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    08-24-2015 01:26 PM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I was at an AT&T store yesterday and was told that it would be announced on September 9
    08-24-2015 01:33 PM
  24. terobaje's Avatar
    None..becouse we all know what it will be

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    At least it won't be lesser than what it is right now!
    08-24-2015 01:48 PM
  25. SteveISU's Avatar
    I was at an AT&T store yesterday and was told that it would be announced on September 9
    Announced the 9th, pre-orders start at an ungodly hour on the 11th, at your door on the 25th is how it would run if the 9th holds up.
    08-24-2015 02:26 PM
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