01-05-2016 12:04 AM
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  1. RC51 RIDER's Avatar
    I purchased the 6s plus and my girl had the Note5 and my issue with the 6s plus was

    The screen was not as bright
    The back button was on the top left
    Gmail had no colored icons
    It didn't have a full keyboard
    Despite being a longer phone it has huge bezels that take up the screen
    The battery was so so

    I ended up getting a NOTE 5

    Posted via the Android Central App RC51 RIDER W/ NOTE 5
    Sergiusz Jasper likes this.
    12-18-2015 01:46 PM
  2. Chris Vizzini's Avatar
    I think you mentioned that had the Verizon variant of the Note 5. I would agree with you on almost all counts. They simply did a terrible job at optimizing.

    After happily using the N5 on AT&T since launch, I thought I'd give Verizon a chance. I was running back to AT&T within a week the performance was just that bad on Verizon. Cell standby being the number one drain? Never had any lag or battery drain on AT&T. That was insane to me. And disabling all the features the make a smartphone a smartphone is not a good answer.

    I wish you had gotten to try out the Note 5 on carrier that did better with optimizations. I think you might have had a much different experience. I understand the T-mobile version runs very well too.
    12-29-2015 07:12 AM
  3. Sinistry's Avatar
    Be very cautious and do your research before trying to root. I have an AT&T variant and recently discovered that it can't be rooted at the moment. Apparently the AT&T & Verizon variants have an additional mechanism that doesn't allow the device to boot if rooted. I've spoken to a t-mobile variant owner who has rooted successfully and have seen several online videos of the process for that variant. This was a huge bummer for me that I hope gets resolved soon but has turned me off of samsung. I previously bought strictly iphone and do prefer the note 5 to Apple products because of the ability customize out of the box but I still don't have "admin" control over my device and that irritates me to no end.

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    12-30-2015 11:56 AM
  4. sp44's Avatar
    The reason I picked the iPhone 6s Plus was the efficiency of the OS and battery life. I've had many Android phones of late. I don't understand having a high res screen and making the battery smaller. I don't understand removing bloat and adjusting everything to get better battery life. I don't understand why it takes so long to get updates. Take the damn carrier out the equation! Having a fast charger is great but not if I have to use it a lot.
    01-01-2016 08:37 PM
  5. kj11's Avatar
    The one thing that keeps me away from iOS is their terrible keyboard. How come no one notices an extra tap required to enter a punctuation! This can be somewhat circumvented by a third party keyboard but still on certain apps the default Apple keyboard still manages to pop up. I type a lot of stuff on my phones/tablets and this particular issue just drives me bananas.
    Right!? And I installed SwiftKey on my iPad thinking that would help as I prefer to swipe, but that's garbage too
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-01-2016 08:43 PM
  6. Dukins's Avatar
    Right!? And I installed SwiftKey on my iPad thinking that would help as I prefer to swipe, but that's garbage too
    The keyboard doesn't switch on iphones when switching to 3rd party keyboards. You have to go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Check Keyboard > Edit > Remove English Keyboard. Swiftkey will be your default for all apps. The original iphone keyboard can be returned at any time.

    I picked the 6s+ over the Note 5 primarily because the battery on the Verizon version is horiffic and the screen is too saturated. Colors are off. Ill check for the Note 6.
    01-02-2016 10:59 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    The keyboard doesn't switch on iphones when switching to 3rd party keyboards. You have to go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Check Keyboard > Edit > Remove English Keyboard. Swiftkey will be your default for all apps. The original iphone keyboard can be returned at any time.

    I picked the 6s+ over the Note 5 primarily because the battery on the Verizon version is horiffic and the screen is too saturated. Colors are off. Ill check for the Note 6.
    I get good battery life on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The iPhone 6s Plus does get a little better battery life, but in my experience also kicks active apps out of memory, which is very annoying.
    01-02-2016 06:25 PM
  8. burwil's Avatar
    The keyboard doesn't switch on iphones when switching to 3rd party keyboards. You have to go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Check Keyboard > Edit > Remove English Keyboard. Swiftkey will be your default for all apps. The original iphone keyboard can be returned at any time.

    I picked the 6s+ over the Note 5 primarily because the battery on the Verizon version is horiffic and the screen is too saturated. Colors are off. Ill check for the Note 6.
    Swipe implementation on iOS is quite bad. Read: inaccurate. No matter which variant you try. You might as well just stick with stock. BTW, I tried a 5 as part of T Mobile's free trial. I have no idea how they gained the skill to peck at that tiny keyboard. At least the 6 Plus was a big target.
    01-02-2016 08:20 PM
  9. mayconvert's Avatar
    Unless you just don't want to spend money to own two phones. having both is the best thing ever.
    email on iPhone smokes anything any android phone offers. and you don't have to have 2 separate email apps on iOS.
    Both have some good and bad. I do agree apps are simply better on iOS. I have both iPhone 6 and Note 5.
    When you get bored with one, throw sim in the other and go. I have both of mine active and carry both.
    If you don't like the over saturation, samsung has multiple settings for the screen that sets it very color accurate.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    01-02-2016 10:51 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Unless you just don't want to spend money to own two phones. having both is the best thing ever.
    email on iPhone smokes anything any android phone offers. and you don't have to have 2 separate email apps on iOS.
    Both have some good and bad. I do agree apps are simply better on iOS. I have both iPhone 6 and Note 5.
    When you get bored with one, throw sim in the other and go. I have both of mine active and carry both.
    If you don't like the over saturation, samsung has multiple settings for the screen that sets it very color accurate.
    On my 6P I have only one email (Gmail) and to be honest it functions the same for me on iOS as it does on my 6P. The Note has dupe apps due to Samsung wanting their own on the phone.
    DX9 likes this.
    01-02-2016 10:56 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Unless you just don't want to spend money to own two phones. having both is the best thing ever.
    email on iPhone smokes anything any android phone offers. and you don't have to have 2 separate email apps on iOS.
    Both have some good and bad. I do agree apps are simply better on iOS. I have both iPhone 6 and Note 5.
    When you get bored with one, throw sim in the other and go. I have both of mine active and carry both.
    If you don't like the over saturation, samsung has multiple settings for the screen that sets it very color accurate.
    I find that the apps may be more refined in ios , however they are also more limited, for my needs :
    [ ] Sometimes it takes a while after reading an email for the count tag to be reduced on the home screen*
    [ ] Swiftkey keyboard cannot be resized,no number row,some security switches back to stock*
    [ ] Gmail cannot be set to auto jump to the older email after deleting current email*
    [ ] Stock email app can only be set to 15 minute fetch at the quickest for Gmail
    [ ] No button to delete email in the in box in the stock app, must long press the archive button spps
    [ ] Kick*apps*out of memory when running in the background . for example when downloading pictures from amazon photos, it will stop every 60 to 100 pictures or so and I would have to open the app again,youtube uploads stop when app isn't open.
    [ ] No double click to open camera*
    [ ] Gpm streaming stops occasionally*
    [ ] Using Swiftkey,sometimes you can't see what you are typing as the keyboard blocks the screen where you are typing*
    [ ] Cannot set the iPhone to switch to vibrate automatically when in a certain area(note 5 can do this with Tasker or similar*
    [ ] If you use a lot of*apps*then the system would start to get laggy and crash prone . you can force close allapps*once in a while to help mitigate this,as well as shut off and re start the iPhone.
    [ ] Also with a lot of*apps*in memory, background usage for uploading and downloading is severely limited. For example, Amazon photos or youtube can do some uploading in the background when all*appsare cleared from memory or when few*apps*are in memory. But once you have a lot of*apps*in memory, the*apps*need to be in the foreground to do uploading.*
    [ ] Both amazon and Google photos has the option to upload only while charging on the note 5,but not on the iPhone.*
    01-02-2016 11:51 PM
  12. burwil's Avatar
    Quick note on apps... They are more expensive in iOS than Android, on the whole I don't think they are of better quality, and NO refunds. That last one really stinks since you are lucky if you get a freebie to see first. For example wish I never bought Dark Sky. Expensive. Like many iOS apps, style over substance. For the price you should be getting a complete weather app. You don't. Tough luck you bought it, no returns.
    recDNA likes this.
    01-03-2016 12:16 AM
  13. onlysamsung6's Avatar
    I have the note 5 i dont like iphone as you cant really do much i tend to download youtube videos music and paid apps for free straight to my phone and iphone you cants launchers widgets it limits you so much it sucks
    01-03-2016 01:28 AM
  14. burwil's Avatar
    Another note on apps on iOS. Sales are few and far between. Alot of apps ' go free.' Well after people have lost interest in them. Customer friendlessness.... A couple times in the days of the 15 minute review. I made an app purchase that normally isn't refundable. A quick call or email to Google, and they treat their customers well. Try that with rigid society iOS our-way-or-the-highway approach to customers. Good luck!
    01-03-2016 08:43 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Another note on apps on iOS. Sales are few and far between. Alot of apps ' go free.' Well after people have lost interest in them. Customer friendlessness.... A couple times in the days of the 15 minute review. I made an app purchase that normally isn't refundable. A quick call or email to Google, and they treat their customers well. Try that with rigid society iOS our-way-or-the-highway approach to customers. Good luck!
    Google currently has a 2 hour return window. Also some times if you contact the dev, they will refund you if you go beyond the window, rather than risk the 1 star feedback.

    https://support.google.com/googlepla.../2479637?hl=en
    01-03-2016 11:25 AM
  16. dennisharrison's Avatar
    Quick note on apps... They are more expensive in iOS than Android, on the whole I don't think they are of better quality, and NO refunds. That last one really stinks since you are lucky if you get a freebie to see first. For example wish I never bought Dark Sky. Expensive. Like many iOS apps, style over substance. For the price you should be getting a complete weather app. You don't. Tough luck you bought it, no returns.
    I agree with you here. A note on Dark Sky, In southeast US it's 'simply useful', which is always a nice find for me. I will tell you that I feel nothing beats weather timeline on Android though, and the wear integration is fantastic. Both are powered by forecast.io (though weather timeline can also pull from other sources).
    01-04-2016 10:02 PM
  17. burwil's Avatar
    Yup i own weather timeline. It is excellent. I also like the new version of weather underground. I flip between those two apps. The best iOS weather app I found was one that doesn't get alot of attention..... BeWeather 2 which is still updated there but seems abandoned in Android.
    01-04-2016 10:18 PM
  18. dennisharrison's Avatar
    I haven't seen Be Weather. Going to check it out, thanks
    01-04-2016 10:47 PM
  19. Willyman's Avatar
    Scrolling performance can be quite dramatically improved through rooting and installing one of the well received custom kernels and disabling as much bloatware as you can. It's a damn shame the Note 5 performs so poorly in this department right out of the box, but that how it is. Inexcusable imo.
    01-05-2016 12:04 AM
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