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  1. ccpopham's Avatar
    Never had any GPS problems with the note either using google maps or a mapping app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-26-2015 09:01 AM
  2. w7sg's Avatar
    Had my note 5 since launch, used the gps the next day to guide us to our vacation spot. gps got me across 2 states with pen point accuracy just like all of my phones have.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
    Great news, thx.
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    08-26-2015 09:06 AM
  3. SteveISU's Avatar
    There are Iphone folks...in the Droid forums???

    *scratches head*

    Oh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Many use and appreciate the pro's and con's of each platform. Nothing wrong with it.
    08-26-2015 09:31 AM
  4. Gray Area's Avatar
    I dislike Apple products (to say the least) but for some reason, this year, I'm kind of eagerly and quietly anticipating it being really good so it blows the doors off any manufacturer that is trying to compete with them.
    That has not happened in 7yrs +. They have for several years just reinvented what everyone else has had for awhile and told their customers it was groundbreaking and they believed them! Their groundbreaking moments were iPhone 1 and ipod 1. They may blow away competition in sales but has more to do with their customers and public perception leading the deception of what a superior product really is.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
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    08-26-2015 09:39 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    iPhones have widgets....
    Not even close to what Android has.
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    08-26-2015 11:39 AM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    That has not happened in 7yrs +. They have for several years just reinvented what everyone else has had for awhile and told their customers it was groundbreaking and they believed them! Their groundbreaking moments were iPhone 1 and ipod 1. They may blow away competition in sales but has more to do with their customers and public perception leading the deception of what a superior product really is.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
    I actually like Apple products, but you're very correct in this statement. They provide an overall polished experience that is smooth and seamless for most who use it. It is a very solid option for most people just because it has less of a learning curve. But I agree that their sales are more from: 1) people being locked into that ecosystem; and 2) public perception that it is a superior product to everything else out there. An iPhone does exactly zero things that an Android phone can't do, other than access iTunes, iCloud, and iMessage (among other Apple only products and apps).
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    08-26-2015 12:32 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    iPhones have widgets....
    In a sense yes -- but you have to pull down the notification shade every time to access them and see the information. It is their spin on it but I don't like it. The point of a widget (for me) is the information being there on my home screen at all times -- If I have to go to a specific spot I would rather just open the app since it would be the same.
    08-26-2015 12:56 PM
  8. ProudArian's Avatar
    Many use and appreciate the pro's and con's of each platform. Nothing wrong with it.
    I can agree with that...

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    08-26-2015 02:07 PM
  9. Gray Area's Avatar
    I actually like Apple products, but you're very correct in this statement. They provide an overall polished experience that is smooth and seamless for most who use it. It is a very solid option for most people just because it has less of a learning curve. But I agree that their sales are more from: 1) people being locked into that ecosystem; and 2) public perception that it is a superior product to everything else out there. An iPhone does exactly zero things that an Android phone can't do, other than access iTunes, iCloud, and iMessage (among other Apple only products and apps).
    I agree 100%

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
    08-26-2015 02:18 PM
  10. Beltelmel's Avatar
    And that's with the iphone 6. Curious to see the speed test difference with the 6s.
    Internal specs dont mean everything if the software cripples them.



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    08-26-2015 05:11 PM
  11. centerwaters's Avatar
    In a sense yes -- but you have to pull down the notification shade every time to access them and see the information. It is their spin on it but I don't like it. The point of a widget (for me) is the information being there on my home screen at all times -- If I have to go to a specific spot I would rather just open the app since it would be the same.
    That's true... I really wish there can be a smartphone that feeds useful information DIRECTLY into my brain. (weather, top news, stock quotes, texts, emails, alarm, etc) I'm just too lazy to pick up a phone... or raise my wrist to look at a smart watch. Guess that's at least 10 to 20 years away. (oh, while I'm at it, get me a car that drives itself... my daily commute is worse than hell... stop-and-go 5mph traffic on the interstate 30 minutes each way)
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    08-26-2015 05:38 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    That's true... I really wish there can be a smartphone that feeds useful information DIRECTLY into my brain. (weather, top news, stock quotes, texts, emails, alarm, etc) I'm just too lazy to pick up a phone... or raise my wrist to look at a smart watch. Guess that's at least 10 to 20 years away. (oh, while I'm at it, get me a car that drives itself... my daily commute is worse than hell... stop-and-go 5mph traffic on the interstate 30 minutes each way)
    One day maybe -- but still the widgets on iPhone do behave differently than the ones on Android. They finally got them but put their spin on it. I assume they did it this way since they do not want to change how the home screens work with all the apps on them.

    I didn't like having to tap multiple spots to see my calendar -- I prefer just seeing my information right on the home screen. Some may not mind. It is really a preference thing .
    08-26-2015 05:40 PM
  13. centerwaters's Avatar
    One day maybe -- but still the widgets on iPhone do behave differently than the ones on Android. They finally got them but put their spin on it. I assume they did it this way since they do not want to change how the home screens work with all the apps on them.

    I didn't like having to tap multiple spots to see my calendar -- I prefer just seeing my information right on the home screen. Some may not mind. It is really a preference thing .
    I'm the same way. I really dislike having to make multiple taps just to see one piece of information. Skynet or the Borg, just assimilate me into your collective and be done with it!
    08-26-2015 05:46 PM
  14. Mcislak's Avatar
    i have always had a iPhone since the 3g never missed a beat. tried the s5 last year but was frightened away by all the STUFF i could change that i went back to the iPhone. but something finally clicked in my head. nothing has changed with the iPhone other that its a bigger iPhone. i just can't argue the screen quality or the camera quality. so i am currently daily driving the note 5 and loving it but part of me can't take the 6 plus out of my back pocket. carry it in case i find something i can't do on my note 5. i haven't had to use it yet but i sure will miss my apple watch.
    08-26-2015 05:56 PM
  15. Wildo6882's Avatar
    One day maybe -- but still the widgets on iPhone do behave differently than the ones on Android. They finally got them but put their spin on it. I assume they did it this way since they do not want to change how the home screens work with all the apps on them.

    I didn't like having to tap multiple spots to see my calendar -- I prefer just seeing my information right on the home screen. Some may not mind. It is really a preference thing .
    Yup. That is probably my number one issue with iOS. I like being able to put sticky note reminders on my home screen and have my upcoming calendar staring me in the face. I know, First World Problems, but it really is more convenient. iPhones have to be fast - it takes more clicks just to do the exact same thing I can get on Android by glancing at my phone.
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    08-26-2015 05:58 PM
  16. ccpopham's Avatar
    And that's with the iphone 6. Curious to see the speed test difference with the 6s.
    But that was only opening and closing apps. Do.theynhave any speed tests on intense games between the two or work applications? The shutting down of apps on the note 5 was discussed in another post as well.
    08-26-2015 07:30 PM
  17. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    That has not happened in 7yrs +. They have for several years just reinvented what everyone else has had for awhile and told their customers it was groundbreaking and they believed them! Their groundbreaking moments were iPhone 1 and ipod 1. They may blow away competition in sales but has more to do with their customers and public perception leading the deception of what a superior product really is.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
    Couldn't have said it better myself. Apple is successful simply because of marketing, advertising and ids making it popular. iOS has no competition with in the iOS platform which is why year after year they can give their consumers under-specked phones with last years tech, copy and feature and put an apple twist on it, call it revolutionary, and watch people line up for it. Imagine if another tech company had access to iOS and gave apple customers a more superior product hardware wise, apple would be in serious trouble.
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    08-26-2015 09:07 PM
  18. Gray Area's Avatar
    Couldn't have said it better myself. Apple is successful simply because of marketing, advertising and ids making it popular. iOS has no competition with in the iOS platform which is why year after year they can give their consumers under-specked phones with last years tech, copy and feature and put an apple twist on it, call it revolutionary, and watch people line up for it. Imagine if another tech company had access to iOS and gave apple customers a more superior product hardware wise, apple would be in serious trouble.
    I've often thought of this as well! What would happen if Apple opened up IOS and let all the competition come in? I guarantee not only would other manufacturers make a better phone but the phone would actually run iOS even more efficient than Apple already does.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
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    08-26-2015 09:46 PM
  19. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I've often thought of this as well! What would happen if Apple opened up IOS and let all the competition come in? I guarantee not only would other manufacturers make a better phone but the phone would actually run iOS even more efficient than Apple already does.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5 via the Android Central App
    It would probably never happen which is the main reason apple has no real incentive to truly innovate. As long as they customers lining up year after year for the latest apple product, apple has no reason to stray away from their winning formula.
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    08-26-2015 10:28 PM
  20. dcstuntman's Avatar
    Never had any GPS problems with the note either using google maps or a mapping app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's good news if Samsung has done something to fix GPS issues. I've only had the S3 and Note3 myself, but it was definitely wonky on both. I use my GPS quite often... Navigation any time in car, Ingress, Geocaching, GPS track log, etc... if I didn't use it so often (and if I hadn't been using GPS in other forms since ~2000) I might not have realized it being a device specific issue.

    • Time to signal lock (especially after turning off phone.)
    • Working fine then sudden drop signal... long time to reacquire.
    • Poor lock anywhere with minimal tree cover.


    I've had it take 20 minute to acquire signal on many occasions... sometimes restarting the device seems to help (maybe only 3 minutes after restart.)

    On trips I've had it work fine for a couple hundred miles... stop at gas station... GPS still running, but phone in pocket... but by the time I got back to the car it searched for satellites... I either let it try to acquire for 15 minutes or so while driving, or used my wife' iPhone. This happened so often on one week long trip that I just expected it to happen, and restarted my phone every time we stopped at a gas station.

    I didn't have these issues with either the OG Droid or the Droid X. (or my Garmin or Magellan GPS either.) I expect poor signal in urban canyons, dense forest... but it was so lousy with my S3 that I brought my handheld gps while Geocaching because as soon as I got to the edge of some trees, my location would dance all over the place. The Note3 was marginally better... but I still have the issue of random drops and long acquisition. These problems were not unique to me, as numerous forums and blogs reported the same issues.

    I think it will take a month or two to know from heavy users like me if the Note5 fixed those issues... but if so, that's good news.
    08-27-2015 07:05 AM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I never had GPS problems but I always calibrate the compass on my Samsung phones.

    This works for the Note 5 also. I simply move the phone in a figure 8 shape about 4 times.

    http://www.solvemix.com/index.php/an...compass-solved
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    08-27-2015 08:41 AM
  22. 21stNow's Avatar
    I've heard about GPS problems with the Note 3, but I guess I was one of the lucky ones. Part of the reason that I still carry my Note 3 today is because I like to use it for GPS purposes.
    08-27-2015 08:52 AM
  23. dcstuntman's Avatar
    I never had GPS problems but I always calibrate the compass on my Samsung phones.

    This works for the Note 5 also. I simply move the phone in a figure 8 shape about 4 times.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Calibrate Compass - Solved!
    Yeah the calibrate trick works for magnetic compass, but does nothing for GPS... In fact if you open an app like GPS status that shows signal strength for each satellite while its having the problem, you can see they are ALL pegged at 0 (as in no signal from any of them.) Any other GPS while trying to attain signal lock will typically show at least one or two getting some signal.

    Again, it didn't make the GPS unusable... just highly annoying, especially considering older Android devices (which I still carried) worked fine... and so has all my wife's iPhones. Just one of those things you don't expect from a "flagship" device... its almost like they went cheap on the GPS module.
    08-27-2015 03:31 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yeah the calibrate trick works for magnetic compass, but does nothing for GPS... In fact if you open an app like GPS status that shows signal strength for each satellite while its having the problem, you can see they are ALL pegged at 0 (as in no signal from any of them.) Any other GPS while trying to attain signal lock will typically show at least one or two getting some signal.

    Again, it didn't make the GPS unusable... just highly annoying, especially considering older Android devices (which I still carried) worked fine... and so has all my wife's iPhones. Just one of those things you don't expect from a "flagship" device... its almost like they went cheap on the GPS module.
    It has helped people in the past when their maps wasn't good. Also some people have issues with never versions of maps and download older apks and don't have the problem anymore.

    There was one update once that threw my mapping off, but it did fir a lot and and update was issued quickly. A lot of people use other navigation besides Google Maps and say that navigation works better.
    08-27-2015 03:40 PM
  25. tadpoles's Avatar
    My work recently gave me an iPhone but they'd also given me a blackberry. I'd rather use the blackberry. I have to force myself to use the iPhone. It may just be a phase but right now I find iOS painfully boring. Again, I don't see how the new iPhone will change that.

    from the Elegance
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    08-28-2015 05:43 AM
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