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  1. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Overall I love the phone, and have no intention of switching back to an iphone, or any other phone...but there are a few things I miss.

    First and most important is the camera, mainly the low light.

    Second, this may sound dumb..but the way you copy and paste text on the iphone is much easier. Not that it's hard on the note, but it's def not as easy, especially one handing it.

    Texting (predictive text) drives me off the wall. I hated auto correct until I tried this lol.

    Overall I find ios to be more intuitive as a whole, that's where the simplicity is their greatest asset.

    Obviously with all that comes the obvious trade offs...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 08:20 PM
  2. tech_fan's Avatar
    Depends on what you mean by recent converts. I converted from the Iphone to the S3 and then went back to the Iphone to go to the Note 3 about 11 months ago. The predictive text was a little odd at first but I got used to it.

    Overall, I won't go back to the Iphone. My wife got the 6 plus on Friday and I installed the screen protector for her. I thought hmmmm...its a nice looking device and maybe... but it only lasted a couple of hours. Same thing happened when I saw the Iphone 6 announcement in September and saw the iwatch. But that was real temporary.

    Apple's UI is dated and sort of drab. The customization you will find with the Note is far superior over Apple.

    Not suire if my next phone will be a Note 4. Right now, I have a Note 3 and want to try something else. I think if I get a Note 4, I will feel like I have another Note 3. Maybe not. I might get a Motorola or Nexus just to try it out.
    daihard2008 likes this.
    11-16-2014 08:45 PM
  3. soldier45's Avatar
    Iphone is for people that don't like to customize their phone to their hearts content. Keep it simple. Android is for people that like to customize everything about their phones, larger more vivid screens, adding endless cheap storage with sd cards, removable battery and many more features to list here. No innovation with Apple (See the Note Edge) its the same thing every year with a slight speed bump. But the Apple fans eat them up because of the simplicity of them. For the record I have yet to see anyone with a Note 4 where I live or even an Iphone 6+.
    11-16-2014 08:53 PM
  4. iOSConvert2k14's Avatar
    I'm with you with the text. It's so annoying and I hate when I make a typo and it "learns" it and then it changes to that.
    Other than that I miss very little. Imessage was nice because all my friends have iPhones but that's not a big deal
    11-16-2014 08:54 PM
  5. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I'm with you with the text. It's so annoying and I hate when I make a typo and it "learns" it and then it changes to that.
    Other than that I miss very little. Imessage was nice because all my friends have iPhones but that's not a big deal
    True...forgot to mention imessage. Not the biggest deal, but I liked it.

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    ESTEEB likes this.
    11-16-2014 09:02 PM
  6. dj2big's Avatar
    Personally I think the IOS software runs better than Android that is not pure Android with that being said TouchWiz kills the Android smoothness experience and all the extra software should be removed except the S Pen function. Of course this is my opinion...

    In a perfect world I think you should have a choice on how to run your Android phone out the box choose A run Pure Android without all the blot or choose B run Android with manufacturer software and carrier blot
    11-16-2014 10:31 PM
  7. raf66's Avatar
    I'm a recent convert and really like the N4. The OS is not as smooth as iOS, certainly, and I miss iMessage since most people I know have iPhones.

    But I'm overall very happy with the phone. The screen is unbelievable, battery life is excellent, and it certainly offers a good bit of customization that iPhones lack.
    11-16-2014 10:50 PM
  8. M3Stang's Avatar
    I miss imessage and FaceTime.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-16-2014 11:07 PM
  9. RecoveringAppleUser's Avatar
    I really miss my swipe up key chain for stop watch calculator and camera. I found a app for Android but it it interferes with the keyboard. I also miss the speed of the camera launching. I have small kids and the note 3 isn't fast enough most of the time. Hopefully when I get the note 3 it will have some improvement. I also dislike how when you do launched the camera it will sometimes launch into the gallery of the camera. Any one have any suggestions for apps for me to make my transition more seamless?
    11-16-2014 11:14 PM
  10. donhillla's Avatar
    I miss using one app, iTunes, to manage music, backups and app updates. I know everyone is moving to cloud backups, just liked having an app that managed that for all iOS devices. I also find that some apps on android require an internet connection in order to work (many games). Same apps on the iPhone did not. PITA! Wurdle is one, can't use it on a plane unless the plane has wifi. Don't know why there is a difference. Other than that, there is nothing I miss. Will never go back to a closed system. I like the android freedom and the ability to control your experience.
    iOSConvert2k14 likes this.
    11-16-2014 11:14 PM
  11. jeversion1's Avatar
    Well. I worked at the fruit stand for 5 years but always played around with an android as my second device. The things I miss are all the apps look like they were made to be on iPhone because of their developer kit. TouchWiz has lag at the weirdest times. Least favorite time is the recent apps button. But other than those. ... nothing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 11:21 PM
  12. Chuondroid's Avatar
    I miss iOS over TW
    11-16-2014 11:35 PM
  13. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    I really think the camera and the keyboard are my two my gripes with this phone...

    In good lighting, especially outdoors this camera is probably a hair better, it's the low light. I am however really enjoying this phone, a little annoyed because I bought it for multi tasking, and textra doesn't support it lol...and that's my text app of choice.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Jose Bonet likes this.
    11-17-2014 08:08 AM
  14. bapte's Avatar
    Better screen/sd cards/camera/removable battery has nothing to do with, Android vs iOS.

    That would be Samsung vs Apple.
    11-17-2014 08:19 AM
  15. emerrow's Avatar
    I'm also really enjoying this phone! My GF has a 6+ and I've been comparing the cameras and I don't think the iphone clearly beats the note4 in low light. I think they are both on the same level in terms of performance and results.

    I do really miss iTunes, iMessage, and siri!
    iTunes let me keep my audiobooks synced with both my phone and my computer.
    All my friends have iphones so I don't like not having imessage, but its not a deal breaker. Just inconvenient.
    I've been trying to use Google now and s-voice to get the same results I could with siri. I have yet to find out how to get google or s-voice to play music that is stored on my phone. with siri I could just say "Play artist _____" and away it went. No such luck at all with google or s-voice....
    11-17-2014 08:23 AM
  16. w7sg's Avatar
    Better screen/sd cards/camera/removable battery has nothing to do with, Android vs iOS.

    That would be Samsung vs Apple.
    Exactly!!! In addition, I miss the Apple software upgrades. They were a crap shoot, whether they would brick your phone, burn up WiFi circuitry, drain the battery at warp speed, or make it extremely slow.
    iOSConvert2k14 likes this.
    11-17-2014 08:24 AM
  17. DX9's Avatar
    I'm kinda on the fence again with this phone. I have the iPhone 6 now and went out and got a Note 4. Only last 3 days then brought it back. Phone was awesome but was taking a bit getting used to the size and i didn't type well even on the Google keyboard. I missed imessage etc like others since many people i know have iPhones. The the phone was awesome and I am kinda missing it again. I have alot of Apple stuff at home so i feel like i should be with iPhone. I have had Android before so it's not new to me. Each device has it's Strength. Was hoping for better battery life on the Note though. My iPhone 6 gets 7hrs Screen time and the Note was trying to push 6hrs. Guess it's due to all that power.
    11-17-2014 08:37 AM
  18. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Better screen/sd cards/camera/removable battery has nothing to do with, Android vs iOS.

    That would be Samsung vs Apple.
    Yes the note 4 screen is better than the 6 plus...but it's really only marginal right now considering most (almost everything) doesn't output correctly for the note 4 resolution. In daily real world use, I'm pretty sure it's a tie.

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    11-17-2014 08:48 AM
  19. Honey_184's Avatar
    I won't go as far as saying I was an iPhone convert since I've only ever had one (the iPhone 5), however since I had it for 2 years, I'll chime in... I don't miss anything at all about it. It was extremely restrictive and while it's true, it was a very smooth experience overall... I firmly believe that was because the iPhone was incapable of truly multitasking. If Samsung were similar to Apple in that it was only performing minimal tasks, it would be probably be just as smooth. But, I'm not complaining, I'll never go back to a non-replaceable battery, no expandable memory and in my opinion a boring user experience. Like soldier45 said, it's for people who want to keep it simple and there's nothing wrong with that, if that's what you want.. However, it's just not for me
    11-17-2014 08:48 AM
  20. Jose Bonet's Avatar
    I had the iPhone 4s, can't say I.m really missing anything from that phone, I think the Note 4 experience for me has been extremely good....I do see that the camera in low light and sometimes with movement is not all that on the note....i mean ..it could be better......trying out night pics and yes, there are issues in AUTO...but maybe is me not knowing the best setups for this camera.....
    11-17-2014 10:30 AM
  21. TaterMay's Avatar
    True...forgot to mention imessage. Not the biggest deal, but I liked it.

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    Pretty big deal for me. Mms quality SUCKS without it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-17-2014 11:05 AM
  22. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I've never owned an iPhone so feel free to disregard my comments. However, I am absolutely SURROUNDED with iPhones at work, and when i'm with my inlaws. Everyone around me aside from my own family owns straight iPhone/iPads.

    In my experience with talking to them and having them show me stuff, I see the two ecosystems as comparable to a burger joint. Apple is like In-n-Out burger, where you go in and can pretty much only choose from the same thing, in 3 different sizes. There really isn't much else to look at or choose, but they do those 3 burgers REALLY well. Sure, there's a few secret menu items (jailbreaking) but unless you want the hassle you just go with what's on their menu.

    Then with Android you've got most of the other options: Burger King, Wendy's, McD's, etc where you can "Have it your Way". There are a lot of choices on the menu, and you can pick and choose a lot of various toppings. Sure, it can seem overwhelming if you walk in having no clue what you want, and sometimes the servers can mess up your order because there's too many options and it's easy to make a mistake. But if you go in knowing you want a burger with bacon and guac, you can quickly eliminate 90% of the menu and it becomes much less confusing and frustrating. The key is to not try to take it all in at once like a binge, just go for what you know you want specifically.

    That's the best way I can differentiate it to people who want me to describe the differences. I kinda drew out the scenario to absurdity in this post, but that's just how I see it. Personally, I LOVE choice and I love being able to have something different than everyone around me. I love improvements and innovative features that may be gimmicky and stupid, but at the same time they may be game changing. If it was 2007, i'd own an iPhone for sure. Even as late as 2009. But the last 5 years, the easy choice for me has been Android.
    11-17-2014 11:27 AM
  23. Bobbman's Avatar
    If you use WhatsApp to send photos or video the quality is much better than the standard MMS. Not quite iMessage quality...but real good.
    11-17-2014 11:53 AM
  24. Mark Lem's Avatar
    iphones I've had for past 3 years were 100% reliable in connecting to my car bluetooth. My note 4 upon initial configuration synched with the car but the lsat 4 times i've gotten in the car there is no connection...
    11-17-2014 12:51 PM
  25. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I went into the Verizon store to get the Droid Turbo and they happened to have a few Iphone 6+ in stock and I couldn't decide... so I got both... and the Droid is unbelievable.... But the Iphone is also amazing and my entire family is Apple...
    11-17-2014 03:12 PM
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