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  1. FireChrome's Avatar
    I really thought that iphone is better than samsung. Have you seen the apps that they have preinstalled?
    01-19-2015 06:54 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I really thought that iphone is better than samsung. Have you seen the apps that they have preinstalled?
    Depending on what you want iPhone may be 'better than samsung'. For me it's not but for some it will be.
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    01-19-2015 07:06 PM
  3. altec135's Avatar
    Been a long time iphone user. I jumped ship and got a Note 4. Actually more like I escaped the prison of apple. This is how I best describe iphone vs note 4. With iphone, it's like a spoiled rich kid. Never knows what they have and never appreciate it cause you are force fed and never had a chance to explore. Now for the Note 4, it's like a humbled kid that is so appreciative and knows what they have. Because you can customize and make your phone the way you like it, you have a greater appreciation cause you actually had to over come a learning curve.
    The first week I got the Note 4 I was blown away of what this phone can do. I've been so brainwashed by Apple that what you get is what we give you that I felt sort of free. Now I've discovered themes and I hated the fact when I had an iphone that the next person next to me with an iPhone basically had a phone that looked just like mine. I discovered this theme which I love. It's simple and it's so far from apples.
    Attached Thumbnails On the fence about switching from iPhone to Galaxy Note 4-1421728854569.jpg  
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    01-19-2015 10:42 PM
  4. Aaron Burns's Avatar
    I switched from ios to android with the Note 4. The learning curve of android is well, there exists things to learn to android where ios is just smooth and works so well. Android is more fun and the Note 4 is one of the greatest devices I have owned.

    My opinion is that if you are ready to drop the comfort and smoothness of ios and make a big change AND you want the most powerful phone, make the switch. Just be prepared to spend some time learning the ins and outs of this device as well as android. If you're a techie, it'll be fun. If this sounds like a chore, I'd recommend sticking with ios. Ios is the superior ecosystem, but android is the more powerful ecosystem and certainly less restrictive.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-19-2015 11:39 PM
  5. jcstek's Avatar
    I struggled with the same decision. I had an android and really debated for months between the 6+ and the Note 4. Yesterday, I went with the Note 4. I'm still trying to decide if I love it, but honestly one of the biggest deciding factors for me was ecosystem. I've had an Android for years and I'm so invested in Google's mothership (music, photos, messages, apps) that the switch for me would have been a major hassle and would have incurred more cost as well (having to re-buy apps adds up). It's even a bigger hassle for iOS users because Apple does not put their apps on Google Play. Google users can still get a lot of their apps on iOS, but that doesn't go the other way.

    So far (about 24 hours) I have enjoyed the Note 4. The design is beautiful, fantastic screen, very fast (so far) and the S Pen does add some pretty cool features.

    My suggestion, unless you can find a very compelling reason to change, stay with what you know and what you're already invested in. You really can't go wrong either way.
    01-20-2015 10:17 AM
  6. TornadoQuake's Avatar
    I made the switch back in October and honestly I'm a little bit home sick, for the very reasons you stated. My girlfriend and I used to communicate through iMessage and since I boarded the Android train I've had nothing but problems, in terms of communicating reliably. We use Google Hangouts now, but it lacks the ability to send video messages, something we used a lot. On a side note, I've had more problems using my Pebble Smart watch on Android than iOS, too. Android is also pretty slow with pushing out updates, unlike iOS. iOS might feel pretty locked down and closed, but in my experience it's a more stable and better overall experience.

    This is all coming from someone who's been on Apple devices since 2007, so keep that in mind. I've had a few android devices back in 2010 on Boost Mobile, and a kind of crappy Acer android tablet. All were replaced by Apple devices the next year.

    Posted via the Android Central App,
    AT&T Note 4!
    01-20-2015 10:33 AM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I made the switch back in October and honestly I'm a little bit home sick, for the very reasons you stated. My girlfriend and I used to communicate through iMessage and since I boarded the Android train I've had nothing but problems, in terms of communicating reliably. We use Google Hangouts now, but it lacks the ability to send video messages, something we used a lot. On a side note, I've had more problems using my Pebble Smart watch on Android than iOS, too. Android is also pretty slow with pushing out updates, unlike iOS. iOS might feel pretty locked down and closed, but in my experience it's a more stable and better overall experience.

    This is all coming from someone who's been on Apple devices since 2007, so keep that in mind. I've had a few android devices back in 2010 on Boost Mobile, and a kind of crappy Acer android tablet. All were replaced by Apple devices the next year.

    Posted via the Android Central App,
    AT&T Note 4!
    It may be worth getting a low price Apple device as well. That's what I did so that I can still use Facetime when I want. Even an old Ipod Touch would do.
    01-20-2015 11:39 AM
  8. garakhan's Avatar
    I made the switch when my iPhone 4S started to freeze after iOS update early last year. There is a learning curve no doubt, but it is such a freeing experience. It's kind of like how people used to describe Soviet Union to USA. State does not take care of you. You are on your own. But what a freedom to explore and have all the best of best , while stumbling along the way.
    For example, NFC near field communication. Apple bad mouthed NFC like it will never happen, ummm ApplePay is limited NFC.
    Another example, iPhone6Plus with only 8MP camera? Are you kidding that is what Samsung had back in GS3, almost 3 generations ago. What about all the camera apps... I can go on.
    I went on an extended vacation with just my Note3 (at the time) as my camera, and camcorder. SD memory card has all my pictures and videos. can Apple do that?
    Automation with Tasker app, NFC automation, Waze navigation, custom ROM capabilities...
    iCloud and Facetime may be the only thing that may make family (more like significant other demanding you be connected through them) communication little limiting. But there are so much choices in cloud and apps...

    Choose Freedom, if Samsung fails in few years then there will be another LG? Nexus? Motorola? Ara? Xiomi??? But you can have same freedom.
    01-21-2015 01:33 AM
  9. Scott Bradshaw1's Avatar
    I have booth. I've been a long-time iPhone user and recently upgraded to the 6+. I've always been curious about Android, so I got an S5 a while ago and upgraded that to the Note 4.
    I really love both (they're on different carriers), but I could never live without my iPhone (have a Mac and an iPad), and I love the way they all sync via iCloud. At the same time, though, I love my Note 4, and usually use it to make calls (T-Mobile, so calls via WiFi), plus I have a cool note app that allows me to make notes after (or during all calls). I like the way Android allows one app to contact other apps. Plus, I've just discovered launchers.
    If I HAD to choose just one, I'd go with the iPhone, but that's just to syncing between my different iDevices.
    01-22-2015 09:21 AM
  10. fragologist's Avatar
    Depends on heavily vested you are in the Apple ecosystem. I don't think you Can go wrong either way.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    01-22-2015 11:15 AM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Depends on heavily vested you are in the Apple ecosystem. I don't think you Can go wrong either way.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    I'm heavily vested in both. I used to worry about that but I don't anymore. If and when I get another decent iOS device (have just an iPhone 4 now) I know I have all my apps waiting for me. Since last May I haven't spent much time in iOS (had white and black 5s' (one jailbroken, one not). The whole BendGate thing left me feeling less excited about the iPhone than I typically feel in the Fall.
    01-22-2015 11:39 AM
  12. gpo1956's Avatar
    I've got to say that I've been pretty disappointed in the Note 4. Battery life started out great and has steadily gotten worse by the week. The lag is terribly irritating aslo. If I had it to do over again I would have gone back to the 6Plus. I've had fun experimenting and playing with Android over the last 3-4 years, but now I'm just wanting something that works smoothly and consistantly.
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    01-22-2015 06:06 PM
  13. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I've got to say that I've been pretty . Battery life started out great and has steadily gotten worse by the week. The lag is terribly irritating aslo. If I had it to do over again I would have gone back to the 6Plus. I've had fun experimenting and playing with Android over the last 3-4 years, but now I'm just wanting something that works smoothly and consistantly.
    That's something I didn't see coming, " disappointed in the Note 4". Have you considered wiping your cache partition? Have you disabled the carrier bloat in Application Mangler?
    01-22-2015 06:14 PM
  14. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I have booth. I've been a long-time iPhone user and recently upgraded to the 6+. I've always been curious about Android, so I got an S5 a while ago and upgraded that to the Note 4.
    I really love both (they're on different carriers), but I could never live without my iPhone (have a Mac and an iPad), and I love the way they all sync via iCloud. At the same time, though, I love my Note 4, and usually use it to make calls (T-Mobile, so calls via WiFi), plus I have a cool note app that allows me to make notes after (or during all calls). I like the way Android allows one app to contact other apps. Plus, I've just discovered launchers.
    If I HAD to choose just one, I'd go with the iPhone, but that's just to syncing between my different iDevices.
    My sentiments exactly... I find it funny when people are adamant about "never touching IOS".... I can see enjoying other OS, but Apple and IOS are amazing machines... I think it is more of a political statement than it is a hatred for the equipment....

    Saying "Iphones Suck" is just stupid...
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    01-23-2015 07:06 AM
  15. gpo1956's Avatar
    That's something I didn't see coming, " disappointed in the Note 4". Have you considered wiping your cache partition? Have you disabled the carrier bloat in Application Mangler?
    Yes I have. I've even deleted a lot of apps and widgets that I really enjoyed using.
    01-23-2015 07:08 AM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Yes I have. I've even deleted a lot of apps and widgets that I really enjoyed using.
    The Note 4 is not for everyone and everyone is not for the Note 4.
    01-23-2015 07:34 AM
  17. mrsmoore78's Avatar
    I don't know if you've made your decision yet, but I had an iPhone for 6 years, switching every 2 years with my upgrade. I DO have a Mac Book AND iPad, so I was worried about losing iMessage and being able to sync to all of my devices. However, there were a lot of issues I had where sometimes my iMessages were going to my iPad or Mac Book but not my phone, and vice versa. I would always find a way to work it out, but iPhones and Apple products aren't always perfect either.

    Anyway, I wanted to try the big screen and I honestly felt like I just kept getting the same phone every 2 years, so I made the switch to Note 4 with my husband. I think if you're a longtime iPhone person, the customization options are so vast that it can be a bit overwhelming, but if you really enjoy technology (like I do) it is fun to learn all of the options. You can set your Note 4 up to look almost exactly like your iPhone at first and then branch out into widgets, launchers, etc.

    If you're up for a new adventure, GO FOR THE NOTE 4. I truly think you will love it, but even if you don't, you can upgrade in 2 years and get another iPhone. You're not stuck for life. My bet is your'e like me, the iPhone is safe and does work well, but are you really excited to buy the same phone again? I wasn't even excited about my upgrade because I was like great, can't wait to spend $399 on the same thing I have with a slightly different shape this time.

    I have had my NOTE 4 for about 4 months now (since the launch) and I keep learning new things I can do with it. My husband bought me the Gear 2 watch for my birthday and I LOVE being able to get notifications and use my pedometer, etc throughout the day. There are seriously so many more options with android, but the Samsung Note 4 is a cut above the rest.

    Let us know what you choose. I have found these forums to be so helpful in helping me discover new things about my phone. People are so kind and willing to help each other in the learning process. Good luck!
    01-23-2015 07:48 AM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    You an (sic) set your Note 4 up to look almost exactly like your iPhone at first and then branch out into widgets, launchers, etc.
    This. Right here.
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    01-23-2015 09:06 AM
  19. kobe008's Avatar
    Someone explain to me why people always say 'oh you'll miss imessage'. I've never used it but I did read a description of it and it sounds just like Hangouts. Everything listed that imessage did I can do in Hangouts as well.
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    01-23-2015 10:14 AM
  20. GregMargie's Avatar
    Tht's cuz when iOS app developers make app, they only make it for ONE device...Unlike Android developers, who have to make it for 100s of devices running Android all with different specs!
    Really excellent 'true' point!
    01-23-2015 10:16 AM
  21. SteelGator's Avatar
    My sentiments exactly... I find it funny when people are adamant about "never touching IOS".... I can see enjoying other OS, but Apple and IOS are amazing machines... I think it is more of a political statement than it is a hatred for the equipment....

    Saying "Iphones Suck" is just stupid...
    I agree saying they suck is stupid, they are well made, and perform their function well . . .

    . . . but I would never choose to purchase a iOS device. I don't like the OS for a multitude of reasons, many of those normally quoted. I can honestly say that I cannot think of one thing I prefer about iOS. I have a work iPad, so I use iOS frequently, and find myself frustrated by it on most days because I miss Android. I never got invested in the ecosystem, mostly because I never saw the value of iTunes. Sure I used iTunes when it was all we had, and owned multiple devices. Once I had a choice, I was gone. I am heavily invested in Google, so naturally Android works much better for me.

    My wife has had iPhones for years, and I don't like using her phone. Each time I pick it up, I am reminded how much I don't care for it.

    For me it is not political at all. I don't like the phone, but I can recognize why others do. It is great that we have choices. My wife will likely never switch to Android, she finds it 'confusing'. So be it. There is a reason the stereotypes exist. They are actually true for a large number of people.
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    01-23-2015 11:26 AM
  22. SteelGator's Avatar
    Someone explain to me why people always say 'oh you'll miss imessage'. I've never used it but I did read a description of it and it sounds just like Hangouts. Everything listed that imessage did I can do in Hangouts as well.
    I think the same thing every time I see this. I think Hangouts may have more functionality, but may not be quite as easy to set up initially. Plus, on the iPhone, iMessage is always live. None of the Google products, in my experience, keep you logged in. I text my wife (on iPhone) because Hangouts on the iPhone is not 'always on'.

    So, if your circle are all on iPhone, then iMessage works great. If all your folks are on Android, Hangouts is great. If you have a mix, I use Hangouts, but there are multiple options. Really reminds me of BBM.
    01-23-2015 11:33 AM
  23. The Thoroughbred's Avatar
    I've got to say that I've been pretty disappointed in the Note 4. Battery life started out great and has steadily gotten worse by the week. The lag is terribly irritating aslo. If I had it to do over again I would have gone back to the 6Plus. I've had fun experimenting and playing with Android over the last 3-4 years, but now I'm just wanting something that works smoothly and consistantly.
    Sounds like you have a problem with your phone, I have never had any of those problems, Your battery life getting worse by the week is a indication of a problem with your phone. The Note 4 has some of the best battery life on a phone, the reviews praise the battery in the Note 4. You can try watching the video on Youtube on 50 Note 4 tips and tricks, there are a few tricks on how you can speed up your Note 4 by disabling unnecessary things in Touchwiz. I dont get any lag on my Note 4 whatsoever.
    01-23-2015 02:00 PM
  24. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Sounds like you have a problem with your phone, I have never had any of those problems, Your battery life getting worse by the week is a indication of a problem with your phone. The Note 4 has some of the best battery life on a phone, the reviews praise the battery in the Note 4. You can try watching the video on Youtube on 50 Note 4 tips and tricks, there are a few tricks on how you can speed up your Note 4 by disabling unnecessary things in Touchwiz. I dont get any lag on my Note 4 whatsoever.
    This.
    01-23-2015 02:44 PM
  25. soldier45's Avatar
    Call it like I see it is all.
    01-27-2015 06:02 PM
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