10-25-2015 07:24 PM
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  1. erasat's Avatar
    I'm in the same struggle right now between the iPhone 6 and Note 5. My 14 days with the Note 5 is up this Saturday and I need to make a decision. So far I love having the stylus and the screen for videos is surprisingly immersive on a 5.7" screen.

    What I really like about iOS is the "limited" features it has, it works without any issues. I don't have go into bunch of settings to remove this, and disable that. And the battery life on the iPhone 6 is surprisingly comparable, maybe even better than the Note. The Note 5 is a bit faster I think but that's if you manage the ram correctly. The battery life is really poor out of the box. Apps don't play well with each other sometimes. ie: using both the Samsung Gallery app and Google Photos sometimes are not synced together. The dates of the photos are different so when you sort it they don’t appear properly. My Google voice search(holding down home button) no longer works for me, photos for each individual app is stored in its own app folder so its hard to find it later on. There’s definitely a bigger learning curve to Android of which I don’t know if I can learn it. But, still deciding!
    Only think I can tell you is that the greatest thing in life are not the easiest ones, but the ones that you need to work a little for them. In this case, spending a little of time in the Initial Setup will greatly increase battery life not just in the Note 5 but in any Android phone, it's up to you to do it or not, but if you do, the reward is to have one of the best, if not the best smartphone there is right now.
    10-19-2015 03:04 PM
  2. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Only think I can tell you is that the greatest thing in life are not the easiest ones, but the ones that you need to work a little for them. In this case, spending a little of time in the Initial Setup will greatly increase battery life not just in the Note 5 but in any Android phone, it's up to you to do it or not, but if you do, the reward is to have one of the best, if not the best smartphone there is right now.
    I agree to a point but when I'm paying $840 for a phone I expect everything to be optimized out of the box. That's the strong point of iPhone. The premium price paid someone else to work at optimizing the device.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 03:39 PM
  3. Eddster's Avatar
    I'm in the same struggle right now between the iPhone 6 and Note 5. My 14 days with the Note 5 is up this Saturday and I need to make a decision. So far I love having the stylus and the screen for videos is surprisingly immersive on a 5.7" screen.

    What I really like about iOS is the "limited" features it has, it works without any issues. I don't have go into bunch of settings to remove this, and disable that. And the battery life on the iPhone 6 is surprisingly comparable, maybe even better than the Note. The Note 5 is a bit faster I think but that's if you manage the ram correctly. The battery life is really poor out of the box. Apps don't play well with each other sometimes. ie: using both the Samsung Gallery app and Google Photos sometimes are not synced together. The dates of the photos are different so when you sort it they don’t appear properly. My Google voice search(holding down home button) no longer works for me, photos for each individual app is stored in its own app folder so its hard to find it later on. There’s definitely a bigger learning curve to Android of which I don’t know if I can learn it. But, still deciding!
    I know what you mean. This screen is gorgeous and the phone is blazing fast! I'm about to leave work and I'm literally still torn. Don't know if I should stop off at the Sprint store on my way home to return it. Luckily I didn't have to do a lot of tinkering. I'm getting pretty good battery life out of the box. The one is issue I did run into was the ipv6 Wi-Fi issue. But everything is all good since I got that straightened out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-19-2015 04:42 PM
  4. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    Glad I'm not the only one going through this! Should have never watched that 100 cool things about Note 5 video!
    10-19-2015 05:34 PM
  5. erasat's Avatar
    If that's what you are looking for then yes, iPhone is your best bet, not even the Nexus with Pure Android will work the same out of the box, too many options, and even Google services and apps that come on by default, the same can't be said about iPhone, basically comparing apples to oranges in that regards.
    10-19-2015 06:22 PM
  6. KiwiCoalBattery's Avatar
    I don't know what it is about iPhones. i always look at the latest iPhones before purchasing my Galaxy Note phones.(2, 3,4, and now 5)

    It's strange because I have two iPads, 1 Macbook Pro, 1 Macbook Air, and two iMacs at home. In addition, each of my three TVs has the Apple TV connected to it. There are no longer any Windows computers in my home. (not counting the dual-book Macbook Air) At work, I also use the Mac Pro.

    People just assume that I also use the iPhone. I've never bought any iPhones. They always look surprised when I pull out my big Galaxy Note phones. I'm really not sure what's wrong with me.
    10-19-2015 06:22 PM
  7. r56mcs's Avatar
    If iPhone 6s had Samsung pay, I would have bought an iPhone instead of galaxy s6
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    10-19-2015 06:38 PM
  8. aokusman1's Avatar
    If iPhone 6s had Samsung pay, I would have bought an iPhone instead of galaxy s6
    What is wrong with apple pay?

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 06:43 PM
  9. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I'm in the same struggle right now between the iPhone 6 and Note 5. My 14 days with the Note 5 is up this Saturday and I need to make a decision. So far I love having the stylus and the screen for videos is surprisingly immersive on a 5.7" screen.

    What I really like about iOS is the "limited" features it has, it works without any issues. I don't have go into bunch of settings to remove this, and disable that. And the battery life on the iPhone 6 is surprisingly comparable, maybe even better than the Note. The Note 5 is a bit faster I think but that's if you manage the ram correctly. The battery life is really poor out of the box. Apps don't play well with each other sometimes. ie: using both the Samsung Gallery app and Google Photos sometimes are not synced together. The dates of the photos are different so when you sort it they don’t appear properly. My Google voice search(holding down home button) no longer works for me, photos for each individual app is stored in its own app folder so its hard to find it later on. There’s definitely a bigger learning curve to Android of which I don’t know if I can learn it. But, still deciding!
    Well if you prefer the limited features of the iPhone then you have your answer of what you should do. The learning curve is there, just as it would be if you chose a Black Berry or Windows phone .

    Does it take more hands on managing, of course it does, but that is the way Android phones work. They leave the optimization of it up to you to decide how You want it to work.

    It's always been about choice and allowing you to decide how Your device setup. This does come with a price though ,especially when you are used to being told what you should do and accept and how your phone should work and look like .

    In the end you have to decide if you want to manage your phone or let Apple do this for you and even as good as the Note 5 is it sounds like you are going to return it to the store and that's okay.......it's your choice and what works best for you.

    Posted from my AT&T 64 gig Black Sapphire leather wrapped Note 5
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    10-19-2015 06:51 PM
  10. Eddster's Avatar
    Well, I made my decision. I returned the Note 5 this evening. Fantastic phone, but I knew I could never completely let go of my iPhone. As with many things, it's a matter of preference. Perhaps I'll reconsider own the road when all major US carriers support RCS, but for now I don't want to live without iMessage. I use it far too much and don't want to change my daily habits to deal with the limitations of SMS messaging.
    10-19-2015 07:13 PM
  11. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Well, I made my decision. I returned the Note 5 this evening. Fantastic phone, but I knew I could never completely let go of my iPhone. As with many things, it's a matter of preference. Perhaps I'll reconsider own the road when all major US carriers support RCS, but for now I don't want to live without iMessage. I use it far too much and don't want to change my daily habits to deal with the limitations of SMS messaging.
    I can certainly understand that. Good luck with your iPhone. Maybe we will see you around here still. You have a lot to offer the forums.

    Note in my house!
    10-19-2015 10:05 PM
  12. KiwiCoalBattery's Avatar
    Well, I made my decision. I returned the Note 5 this evening. Fantastic phone, but I knew I could never completely let go of my iPhone. As with many things, it's a matter of preference. Perhaps I'll reconsider own the road when all major US carriers support RCS, but for now I don't want to live without iMessage. I use it far too much and don't want to change my daily habits to deal with the limitations of SMS messaging.
    how do you use iMessage with people who don't have iPhones?
    10-19-2015 10:29 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    how do you use iMessage with people who don't have iPhones?
    You can't. You'll need to use SMS, MMS, or some other chat app.

    Sent from my Moto X Pure Edition using Tapatalk
    10-19-2015 10:45 PM
  14. KiwiCoalBattery's Avatar
    You can't. You'll need to use SMS, MMS, or some other chat app.

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    there are a little over 600 employees in my company. according to the IT guy, there are only 27 people whose personal phones are Android phones.(including myself) the rest are all iPhones. sometimes I wonder if I should just get the iPhone in order not to be left out of all the iMessages they're sending each other.
    10-19-2015 11:13 PM
  15. victoryrules8's Avatar
    If I could make a.suggestion. I have the note 5 and just picked up a galaxy tab s2. 8.0. It's an awesome tablet. It actually reminds me.alot of an iPad but yet it's alot like my note 5 as well. I'm digging the duo devices working together on many levels.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-20-2015 12:42 AM
  16. r56mcs's Avatar
    What is wrong with apple pay?

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    Ummm... I don't carry my wallet any longer thanks to Samsung pay. I would have to carry my credit card if I had an iPhone because apple pay is accepted only at 10%of the stores.
    10-20-2015 12:55 AM
  17. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Ummm... I don't carry my wallet any longer thanks to Samsung pay. I would have to carry my credit card if I had an iPhone because apple pay is accepted only at 10%of the stores.
    I can't wait to be able to do this. As soon as Chase Bank is compatible with Samsung Pay, I'm all over it.

    Note in my house!
    10-20-2015 05:38 AM
  18. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Ummm... I don't carry my wallet any longer thanks to Samsung pay. I would have to carry my credit card if I had an iPhone because apple pay is accepted only at 10%of the stores.
    That's interesting because I can think of a number of places where Samsung pay will not work. Ie: convenient stores, restaraunts, cafeterias, gas pumps etc. I'm not going to hand over my $800+ phone for them to hold over the card swipe terminal.

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    10-20-2015 07:12 AM
  19. r56mcs's Avatar
    That's interesting because I can think of a number of places where Samsung pay will not work. Ie: convenient stores, restaraunts, cafeterias, gas pumps etc. I'm not going to hand over my $800+ phone for them to hold over the card swipe terminal.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    It works everywhere I go. Convenience stores, restaurants, and gas stations. I prepay for gas.
    I have no problem handing my phone to the cashier in my sight although I don't have to do that often. At 7 11 stores the card machines are on the counter accessible to the customers.
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    10-20-2015 10:10 AM
  20. Eddster's Avatar
    how do you use iMessage with people who don't have iPhones?
    You can't. iPhones automatically default to regular SMS when you text someone who is not using an Apple device. Probably about 99% of the people I communicate with regularly all use iPhones, so I rarely end up using regular SMS.
    10-20-2015 10:23 AM
  21. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    It works everywhere I go. Convenience stores, restaurants, and gas stations. I prepay for gas.
    I have no problem handing my phone to the cashier in my sight although I don't have to do that often. At 7 11 stores the card machines are on the counter accessible to the customers.
    Well I'mnot worried about theft. more about then dropping it..

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    10-20-2015 10:44 AM
  22. Gray Area's Avatar
    I don't know what it is about iPhones. i always look at the latest iPhones before purchasing my Galaxy Note phones.(2, 3,4, and now 5)

    It's strange because I have two iPads, 1 Macbook Pro, 1 Macbook Air, and two iMacs at home. In addition, each of my three TVs has the Apple TV connected to it. There are no longer any Windows computers in my home. (not counting the dual-book Macbook Air) At work, I also use the Mac Pro.

    People just assume that I also use the iPhone. I've never bought any iPhones. They always look surprised when I pull out my big Galaxy Note phones. I'm really not sure what's wrong with me.
    Your a smart person who makes decisions based on the best device for each specific need. Nothings wrong with that!

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5

    DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. Lenovo tab2 A8 50 WATCH: Galaxy gear
    10-20-2015 10:50 AM
  23. mush10's Avatar
    You can't. You'll need to use SMS, MMS, or some other chat app.

    Sent from my Moto X Pure Edition using Tapatalk
    Not entirely true. It will take SMS and send them to multiple devices as well. That is probably the number one feature it has going for it in my mind. Of course as with anything Apple, it only works with other Apple products. I wish hangouts would take over my number and work seamlessly on both Android and ios.

    Through me in the ring as a confused iPhone user wondering if I can make a go at it with the Note. I have owned many Android phones through the years but always seem to fall back to Apple. Something about this phone is really making me reconsider.

    I am keeping a close eye on AT&T's one number plan coming out this month. It could be the answer for those of us who can never make up our mind.

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    10-20-2015 10:52 AM
  24. Eddster's Avatar
    Not entirely true. It will take SMS and send them to multiple devices as well. That is probably the number one feature it has going for it in my mind. Of course as with anything Apple, it only works with other Apple products. I wish hangouts would take over my number and work seamlessly on both Android and ios.

    Through me in the ring as a confused iPhone user wondering if I can make a go at it with the Note. I have owned many Android phones through the years but always seem to fall back to Apple. Something about this phone is really making me reconsider.

    I am keeping a close eye on AT&T's one number plan coming out this month. It could be the answer for those of us who can never make up our mind.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    I was thinking about the one number plan too. I hope Verizon rolls out something similar. I might give it another go.
    10-20-2015 01:43 PM
  25. mayconvert's Avatar
    I have been switching back and forth from apple to android over the last few years.
    I now have the iPhone 6 and Note 5. I just switched to gmail calendar, contacts, etc. side sync does the rest.
    I work for apple, and love iOS, but its so damn boring. no customization, other than the wallpaper and number of apps on the home screen.
    no widgets: i love quick info. google now is as good as siri and most of the time better.

    I like the way iOS handles videos on FB etc. but the note 5 is incredible. I am keeping both. both are active on the same plan.
    but the iPhone collects a Lot of dust. I use the Note 5 99.999% of the time. Best device ever made. Not giving up my Note 5 for iOS.
    If i could not have Both. I would still chose the Note over the iPhone.
    10-20-2015 08:38 PM
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