10-06-2014 10:13 AM
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  1. fragologist's Avatar
    My wife has had a iphone 4s for the last 3 years but she's willing to make the jump to the note 4. But she's concerned that the note 4 will be overwhelming after I showed her all the features of the note 4. She had a DROID eris before the iphone so she's still skeptical about the Android os. Just curious if anyone here has had a similar situation with a friend or a loved one. Should I just let her get the iphone 6 plus.
    10-03-2014 02:36 PM
  2. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Bring her to best buy and have her play with the Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. They have Samsung reps there to show off the Note's features.

    Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
    10-03-2014 02:44 PM
  3. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    If she isn't a techy, just give her the new iPhone. That way youre not constantly explaining to her how to do certain things.
    Yogi217, Yk Chin and gottria like this.
    10-03-2014 02:45 PM
  4. teslas's Avatar
    Does she not know the plus is only 4 grams lighter, and much taller? But hey, it's her phone. Unless u have a no iPhone rule in your house, let her make up her own mind and get what she wants. After all she has to live with it for 2 years. Not you.

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    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    10-03-2014 02:45 PM
  5. lazerproof's Avatar
    Let her decide after hands on with both phones.

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    dankev likes this.
    10-03-2014 03:15 PM
  6. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    My best friend used the original Evo for a couple years and then got an iPhone 5 when upgrade time came around. Now that it's time to upgrade again he's keeping an eye on recent Android devices, but I have a feeling he's going to go with the iPhone 6 just because he's used to iOS now. He plays around with my M8 and asks me how certain tasks work whenever we're together, though, so we'll see.
    10-03-2014 03:19 PM
  7. goin_nil's Avatar
    Maybe an iOS Launcher will help ease the transition to Android.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.tot.launcher
    10-03-2014 03:35 PM
  8. goin_nil's Avatar
    Does she not know the plus is only 4 grams lighter, and much taller? But hey, it's her phone. Unless u have a no iPhone rule in your house, let her make up her own mind and get what she wants. After all she has to live with it for 2 years. Not you.

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    I have to agree with this too. My wife started with android for 2 years. She then switched to iPhone 2 years ago and couldn't be happier.

    She likes how simple and non-customizable (compared to Android) it is. She has an iMac and everything just works together.

    Some people don't care that you can add widgets, live wallpapers, change fonts, and all the other customizations you can with android. They just want simple.

    Let your wife choose.
    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    10-03-2014 03:40 PM
  9. sulla1965's Avatar
    I say let your wife decide what phone is best for her. I see lots and lots and lots of women with iPhone's. Besides if she's happy with her iPhone, why would she want to switch.
    10-03-2014 03:48 PM
  10. fulleraj's Avatar
    Take her to the cell store so she can try them out...then let her choose. Whatever you do don't force a phone or else you won't stop hearing about it for the next 24 grueling months.

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk
    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    10-03-2014 04:13 PM
  11. GregMargie's Avatar
    I agree with others that if iphone is what makes her happy, she should go with it! I also agree that people like iphone for the fact that they can't change anything and it just works for them.

    I am actually the tech lover between me and my husband and he just goes with what I pick, because I am the one that learns the phone and sets everything up, and shows him how to use the features! LOL! I was originally worried that the Note 2 (we both currently use and still LOVE) would be to big for him, but he has handled it very well! He doesn't utilize half the features like I do, but it does make my life much easier that he uses the same phone! I will be upgrading to the N4 when it comes out!! Good luck to you and your wife whatever she decides.
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    10-03-2014 04:24 PM
  12. lterry913's Avatar
    Just remember if she chooses to leave Iphone they have to get rid of her imessage acount etc...or unlink it from her number...this has caused many problems with people who have switched acoounts not receiving text messages. I know my post may be a little vague but I'm sure you could research it and find clearer instructions. I just know a lot of people had trouble making the switch. Make sure you ask and get a rep who knows how to do this if she switches.
    Otherwise you will get the dreaded...I told you I wouldn't like this phone...my old phone was so much easier.
    Also don't you have 30 days to decide after getting a phone if you like it or trade it back in? or is it less time now?
    steelrain82 likes this.
    10-03-2014 04:46 PM
  13. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    I'm a Android guy with a S5, wife is iPhone gal. She does not care about the tech part, just wants it to work and be simple to use. I upgraded her to a IPhone 6 from a 4 ...perfect harmony in the house :-)
    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    10-03-2014 04:52 PM
  14. brentj's Avatar
    The iPhone 4S was my wife's first smart phone. She had it for about two years, then started having problems after the ios7 upgrade. I convinced her to try an S4, and now she likes it better. She is far from a techie. Although I generally agree with everyone who says let her have what she wants, I hated trying to do anything with my wife's iPhone through iTunes or connecting to the computer, so I admit that I did try to sell her on Android. It's working out well for both of us. She ignores a lot of technical stuff on the phone, but is able to do what she wants just fine. So let your wife pick what she wants, but I'd say she need not be afraid of switching to Android.
    steelrain82 likes this.
    10-03-2014 05:04 PM
  15. madmurd's Avatar
    If she's anything like our dragon she's better sticking with the ease of the iPhone. The wife can't even work this right some days and it's **** easy. Other than that buy her a new iron and a calculator
    10-03-2014 05:05 PM
  16. zeuswsu's Avatar
    I tried to get my wife into android a few years back and it was a pain being her 24 hour tech support. I rooted her phone and made the icons pink and all that, but see is much happier with the iPhone she uses now. It's the perfect phone for tech deficient minds
    10-03-2014 07:47 PM
  17. goin_nil's Avatar
    If she's anything like our dragon
    You have a dragon? Cool! 😃
    TechNut79 and madmurd like this.
    10-03-2014 08:21 PM
  18. tech_fan's Avatar
    Last year, my wife wanted a larger screen and the only way for her to get a larger screen was the Note 3. So, she asked me about it and I originally was going to push it but then backed off. Knowing how impatient she is, I knew it was not a good idea. She had gotten stung by the earlier versions of Android. She wound up with a 5s.

    Now the 6 plus has come out and she is all excited about it and very excited about the Iwatch. She does not like any of the Android watches. At any rate, I have tried on a few occasions to convince her about the Note 4 but, she is not interested. At any rate, I am letting her get the 6 plus. I really do not want her to get stuck with something that she doesn't want or wishes she did not have and then that would make me feel bad in the end. Inside I know which device is superior and I also know that eventually she will come around.
    fragologist and TheDonJ77 like this.
    10-04-2014 11:49 PM
  19. fragologist's Avatar
    The sad part is my wife knows that the note 4 is the better device but there are a few apple only apps that she feels she absolutely needs.
    10-04-2014 11:57 PM
  20. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Sooner or later she will realize apple for who they are. #Note4
    fragologist and TechNut79 like this.
    10-05-2014 12:13 AM
  21. Gator352's Avatar
    LOL @ reading these posts! It reminds me of me and the wife......Here's my story....

    My wife started with a dumb phone and loved it (she's not a techy but not stupid about tech either). I talked her into getting a smartphone and at that time, the HTC Evo was the rage and got her one. She used it till it gave out and traded up for a Galaxy S4. Well, for some reason, it started acting weird about a month ago so I said well, you have an upgrade let's get you a new phone and she agreed. I had already bought an iPhone 6 for my son (I'm using it till the note 4 comes in) and I let her use it for a minute and this was her response.....

    "Wow, it's little and light!" ....a few minutes later..."WTF? I can't place folders down near the bottom? Where's the widgets? How do I get out of an app without hitting the home button? So there's no back button? My god....this phone is for the tech deprived. I want a new phone but not this!"

    So I ended up getting her the HTC E8 in white and she loves it.
    lilkim429 likes this.
    10-05-2014 06:51 AM
  22. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    My wife has had a iphone 4s for the last 3 years but she's willing to make the jump to the note 4. But she's concerned that the note 4 will be overwhelming after I showed her all the features of the note 4. She had a DROID eris before the iphone so she's still skeptical about the Android os. Just curious if anyone here has had a similar situation with a friend or a loved one. Should I just let her get the iphone 6 plus.
    There's a lot of tricks to android, not to mention all the hand waving, and air gestures that come with a Samsung device.

    It may be best for her to stick to the OS she knows than having to teach her how to set up a widget and a launcher and all that stuff.

    What does she want? Is she just looking for a larger screen or does she want to get more out of her phone?


    Sent from my 128gb iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk via Sprint Spark
    10-05-2014 10:46 AM
  23. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    The sad part is my wife knows that the note 4 is the better device but there are a few apple only apps that she feels she absolutely needs.
    She'll get over that, there were some android only apps that I needed but I was able to make do when I switched.


    Sent from my 128gb iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk via Sprint Spark
    10-05-2014 10:47 AM
  24. fragologist's Avatar
    There's a lot of tricks to android, not to mention all the hand waving, and air gestures that come with a Samsung device.

    It may be best for her to stick to the OS she knows than having to teach her how to set up a widget and a launcher and all that stuff.

    What does she want? Is she just looking for a larger screen or does she want to get more out of her phone?


    Sent from my 128gb iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk via Sprint Spark
    Her main reason for considering the switch is the camera
    10-05-2014 11:32 AM
  25. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Her main reason for considering the switch is the camera
    I'm not much of a camera user myself, but I've heard the camera on the iPhone is great. But maybe it's best to test out both phones in store to compare.


    Sent from my 128gb iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk via Sprint Spark
    10-05-2014 11:34 AM
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