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  1. Coraya's Avatar
    I'm really on the fence about leaving my Note 5 for an Apple. I have to send the Note in for repair for the 2nd time in 4 months and I feel like its time to try something new.
    Upgrade your Note 5 to a Note 4

    All jokes aside you probably just have a bad unit. As for a replacement.

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    04-17-2016 07:49 AM
  2. Coraya's Avatar
    There is one thing I have to give the old iPhone credit for...

    It never suffers from random battery drainage like my Note 5 and S7 Edge do. Out of nowhere, these phones will be at 70% or so and then an hour later, they can be at 40% or worse and I haven't even touched them during that hour.


    Every Android phone I have ever owned has done this at random from my old Nexus 4, Note Edge, Note 4, and now my S7 Edge and Note 5. Earlier, I noticed Google maps had started up all on it's own and was at the top of the battery usage list. I uninstalled Google Maps as soon as I saw that. Don't need it if it's going to start up on it's own. My Note 5 is rooted so the ROM I am using didn't come with maps installed, I had to install it so I was able to remove it just as easy.

    I'll keep hanging onto my 6S, 6S+ and my old 6+.
    Never have I ever had a battery drainage problem with any of my android devices. My iPhones however would declare themselves dead at 30%.

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    04-17-2016 07:53 AM
  3. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Never have I ever had a battery drainage problem with any of my android devices. My iPhones however would declare themselves dead at 30%.

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    You've been a lucky Android user then. It happens several times a week on my Note 5 and on both of my S7 Edge phones. It's gotten so that I close all apps every time I am doing using one of these phones.

    It's a fairly common complaint.
    04-17-2016 01:16 PM
  4. Trees's Avatar
    Not having the weekly drainage problem. When I take photos and am on WiFi, Google Photos does backup. When that happens, Google Play Services does use battery. It's easy to forget about that, and upon first glance it appears as if there is unexpected battery drain. Other apps that sync or do work that in turn consume system resources that need battery to run - will use battery. No way to avoid that.
    04-18-2016 05:50 AM
  5. stefanoooo's Avatar
    I was with Iphone a few years back. Was overall a good esperience but at times I have problems with the operating system. I got a very good deal and moved to samsung and i anm very satisfied with it. However, i do not regret having had an experience, although problematic sometimes with Iphones. Life is too short and a change, at times is good.
    04-18-2016 09:46 AM
  6. mickeylittle777's Avatar
    I totally agree with the frustrating Android inconsistent battery life syndrome! Yep, it even has a freaking name.... I've had the S2 thru the S5 and the Note 2 thru the Note 5 which is my current phone and I can tweak and tweak and disable till I'm blue in the face. I'll get it just right for a few days and then all of a sudden a day later it decided to use 50% over night or 40% from 8-10 in the morning while sitting on my desk at work with the screen off.

    So yeah this is without a doubt my biggest Android/Samsung complaint.

    Oh, the OP's question, well I have and love my iPad Pro so give an iPhone a try if you want. I won't switch mainly because of the spen.
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    04-18-2016 12:51 PM
  7. Coraya's Avatar
    I totally agree with the frustrating Android inconsistent battery life syndrome! Yep, it even has a freaking name.... I've had the S2 thru the S5 and the Note 2 thru the Note 5 which is my current phone and I can tweak and tweak and disable till I'm blue in the face. I'll get it just right for a few days and then all of a sudden a day later it decided to use 50% over night or 40% from 8-10 in the morning while sitting on my desk at work with the screen off.

    So yeah this is without a doubt my biggest Android/Samsung complaint.

    Oh, the OP's question, well I have and love my iPad Pro so give an iPhone a try if you want. I won't switch mainly because of the spen.
    Could it be an app that's taking up so much battery? check out the usage in your settings. That's super abnormal. I've never had a problem with any of my android devices when it came to the battery.

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    04-18-2016 06:11 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Could it be an app that's taking up so much battery? check out the usage in your settings. That's super abnormal. I've never had a problem with any of my android devices when it came to the battery.

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    I have had this happen with a fresh install of the OS with NO apps even installed on the phone. It is completely random and I doubt if anyone will ever have an answer as to why it happens.

    It started to happen on one on my S7 Edge phones again today. It's gotten to where I try to remember to close all apps before I set it down.
    04-18-2016 07:32 PM
  9. jlost's Avatar
    You've been a lucky Android user then. It happens several times a week on my Note 5 and on both of my S7 Edge phones. It's gotten so that I close all apps every time I am doing using one of these phones.

    It's a fairly common complaint.
    Same here, i have never had battery drain.
    04-19-2016 08:43 PM
  10. drinkoldcoke's Avatar
    I am going to be the odd-ball in this thread but I say GO FOR IT. No doubt the Apple ecosystem has its well documented advantages, and legions of die hard fans. But the only way to really know if you are one of those is to dive into the pool... live with the device day to day.

    For me the problems and restrictions with Apple are hidden and not outwardly visible to the first time customer... surfing the carrier www sites.

    iPhones are centered around iTunes and time machine as their computer-access portal. So data sync-ing, updates, backup/recovery, overall file management structure... you are FORCE-FED and AFIAK have no choice. Particularly if you are a MAC user (like I am). There are little short cuts through iPhoto but still. In general, I find iTunes bloated, clunky, way to big for something as simple as external device file management. Its like Apple took the Universal aspect of USB and neutered it back to 20 years ago. Its an EXTREMELY inflexible ecosystem in these regards.

    Everything is set up to go through iCloud in a similarly inflexible manner. While it does work (so long as you have reliable www access)... still its an ecosystem designed to eliminate consumer choice, and maximize Apple profitability and control.

    On the surface the apple lightning connector looks GREAT and they have successfully marketed it that way to their believers. In reality its Apples control mechanism over 3rd party accessory market. They try to control it through iOS and its various layers of lightning device incompatibility... depending on the lightning terminated accessory. iOS certified lightning accessories carry a hefty $$$ tag over 3rd party, and this added expense should be factored into the decision making.

    The 6S+ gets surprisingly good battery life. However battery charging is really slow, compared to the Qualcomm quick-charging Android phones. If you are accustomed to Qualcomm quick charging you can forget about a quick 25-30 minute top-off on an iPhone battery. For me it would take some getting used to going back to slow iOS charging. If you are used to Qi charging... forget it. AFIAK apple shows no desire to adopt the existing Android charging methods... because again, its a layer of the accessory market they can't exercise control over.
    Kramer 5150 makes good points; since i switched from a Galaxy S7 to a 6s plus 2 weeks ago i'll give you my 2 cents:

    I like Siri much better than Google Now, but that is personal preference. Either one is MILES ahead of S Voice..which is absolute garbage. The functionality sucks, and it doesn't understand a lot.

    OSX is much more closed and it is harder to share files, that said it is possible to download files into the appropriate apps most times. When their isn't an app or the browser doesn't know what to do...well...there is an app for that too that let's you directly download files and even transfer them to your computer over wifi. Kind of turns your phone into a portable drive. The app also lets you share the file with apps on your device or Icloud. It's called "Downloader" on the app store and is 99 cents.

    You can also use ONEDRIVE, GOOGLE DRIVE, GOOGLE MUSIC, GOOGLE NOW or DROPBOX without drawbacks.

    The battery life is far better than all the android devices unless you use "ultra" power savings. Using ultra power savings is awesome, but it turns off a lot of stuff. Just using "regular" power savings...my S7 still loses handily to my 6s plus...no matter how the reviews try to paint it otherwise. If you doubt it, just consider that the 6s uses 2 cores vs the 820's 2 +2 cores. They need that many cores because android has a much higher overhead due to the way it works and the tons of hardware configurations it has to work on.

    Safari is so much better than Samsung's browser, and IMO better than chrome too.

    Gaming...IOS for the win as far as smoothness.

    There are advantages that android devices have, like customization and awesome hardware lately. I just pointed out what I liked about my phone vs my old one.
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    04-20-2016 09:38 PM
  11. drinkoldcoke's Avatar
    I was with Iphone a few years back. Was overall a good esperience but at times I have problems with the operating system. I got a very good deal and moved to samsung and i anm very satisfied with it. However, i do not regret having had an experience, although problematic sometimes with Iphones. Life is too short and a change, at times is good.
    Well IOS 7.x and 8.X were pretty bad, bug wise so I can't disagree with you. 9.3.2 isn't too bad though.
    04-20-2016 09:45 PM
  12. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    If you want to try an iPhone, go for it! You do have a return period of you don't like it! Best of luck deciding!
    04-20-2016 09:51 PM
  13. zCirca's Avatar
    Kramer 5150 makes good points; since i switched from a Galaxy S7 to a 6s plus 2 weeks ago i'll give you my 2 cents:

    I like Siri much better than Google Now, but that is personal preference. Either one is MILES ahead of S Voice..which is absolute garbage. The functionality sucks, and it doesn't understand a lot.

    OSX is much more closed and it is harder to share files, that said it is possible to download files into the appropriate apps most times. When their isn't an app or the browser doesn't know what to do...well...there is an app for that too that let's you directly download files and even transfer them to your computer over wifi. Kind of turns your phone into a portable drive. The app also lets you share the file with apps on your device or Icloud. It's called "Downloader" on the app store and is 99 cents.

    You can also use ONEDRIVE, GOOGLE DRIVE, GOOGLE MUSIC, GOOGLE NOW or DROPBOX without drawbacks.

    The battery life is far better than all the android devices unless you use "ultra" power savings. Using ultra power savings is awesome, but it turns off a lot of stuff. Just using "regular" power savings...my S7 still loses handily to my 6s plus...no matter how the reviews try to paint it otherwise. If you doubt it, just consider that the 6s uses 2 cores vs the 820's 2 +2 cores. They need that many cores because android has a much higher overhead due to the way it works and the tons of hardware configurations it has to work on.

    Safari is so much better than Samsung's browser, and IMO better than chrome too.

    Gaming...IOS for the win as far as smoothness.

    There are advantages that android devices have, like customization and awesome hardware lately. I just pointed out what I liked about my phone vs my old one.
    I actually preferred to use Chrome over Safari on my iPhones. I considered jailbreaking them so links opened in it but I chose to just deal with it. I especially liked the way Chrome worked with YouTube on iOS (playback with the screen locked without YT subscription).
    04-20-2016 10:36 PM
  14. stefanoooo's Avatar
    Well IOS 7.x and 8.X were pretty bad, bug wise so I can't disagree with you. 9.3.2 isn't too bad though.
    yes I was told that... but now am with android
    04-21-2016 07:35 AM
  15. drinkoldcoke's Avatar
    I actually preferred to use Chrome over Safari on my iPhones. I considered jailbreaking them so links opened in it but I chose to just deal with it. I especially liked the way Chrome worked with YouTube on iOS (playback with the screen locked without YT subscription).
    Hey, just to let you know about battery life, when my iphone was about 80 percent yesterday, I went out to the living room and my wife was watching all the Prince coverage (we're in Minnesota). I didn't want to watch it so I played infinity Blade 1 for about 4 and a half to 5 hours and my battery was still a little more than 20 percent. That's STRAIGHT gaming with only a few minutes in front of the TV eating dinner.

    I DO have a lot of push notifications off, but that was with location on, and Hey Siri, and around 40 percent brightness (where I prefer it.).
    04-22-2016 11:11 PM
  16. Mst99's Avatar
    Try it out. Phones are an integral part of people's lives, but I'd guess most users aren't super techy. They just want a user friendly phone that just works well. Apple does that. But, for the tech nerds, Apple is way too limited. Plus the fact that you get a whopping 2 phone choices (or maybe 3 with the SE?) And the lighting cable is further proof of their control over the sheeple. And i think they might be getting rid of the headphone jack? Of course for your benefit (wink wink). But why leave Android over one manufacturer? That's the beauty of Android, you have many other phone brands to choose from. All that aside, give it a go if you feel you want to. You can always switch back.....
    04-23-2016 12:12 AM
  17. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    Just remember there will be a tech shock factor when switching operating systems. But the note is a great phone and so is the iphone. I have the galaxy s7 and an iPhone 6s plus. I flipped but mostly with the galaxy s7 because I really love.this phone. I did sell my iPhone 6s, battery life wasn't what I expected. Apple does run a bit smoother, but I love the s7 so much. Like seriously it's an amazing phone Samsung knows what they're doing and so.does apple.

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    04-23-2016 06:31 PM
  18. Brent Michael's Avatar
    Just remember there will be a tech shock factor when switching operating systems. But the note is a great phone and so is the iphone. I have the galaxy s7 and an iPhone 6s plus. I flipped but mostly with the galaxy s7 because I really love.this phone. I did sell my iPhone 6s, battery life wasn't what I expected. Apple does run a bit smoother, but I love the s7 so much. Like seriously it's an amazing phone Samsung knows what they're doing and so.does apple.

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    iOS is one of, if not, the smoothest os out there. My first smartphone was the iPhone 3gs and I have to say, it ran almost as smooth if not as smooth as my HTC one m7 did. I mean of course load times were bad in comparison, but overall fluidity of the os, right up there.

    Samsung galaxy note 5 32GB
    Running 5.1.1
    On AT&T
    04-23-2016 07:08 PM
  19. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have four lines on my T-Mobile account just because I like using so many different phones. I keep my main line in a S7 Edge that I take with me every day though.

    Lately, I am using two of the lines in two different iPhones (6S and 6S+). I took the sim out of my Note 5 to put in the 6S last night since I haven't been taking the Note 5 with me anywhere.

    The OP may want to consider just keeping an iPhone and an Android phone. Many people do that and I think it's a lot of fun having a lot of phones can use anytime I want.
    04-24-2016 02:38 PM
  20. jlost's Avatar
    Man I wish I had an unlimited supply of credit card lol
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    04-29-2016 08:06 AM
  21. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    .... And, frankly, if you're buying from a carrier, you have two weeks to try the thing.
    Agreed! and don't let a little thing like a $35-50.00$ restocking fee keep u from "trying it out"... Think of it as a "rental fee for a couple of bucks a day" to REALLY see which device works best for you for "the long haul" : )

    BTC
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    04-30-2016 06:09 PM
  22. M S8's Avatar
    I'm in the exact same boat. I'm not thrilled with the look of the Pixel, and now I've read that Verizon is going to put their crapware on them, I'm definitely not interested. I'm close to picking up my very first iPhone. I've had every Samsung galaxy/note phone since the original carrier branded versions. Time for something new I think.
    10-11-2016 03:22 PM
  23. M S8's Avatar
    Random battery drain on my Note 5. It's a real concern, and seems to happen at least once per week.
    10-11-2016 03:24 PM
  24. jlost's Avatar
    I'm in the exact same boat. I'm not thrilled with the look of the Pixel, and now I've read that Verizon is going to put their crapware on them, I'm definitely not interested. I'm close to picking up my very first iPhone. I've had every Samsung galaxy/note phone since the original carrier branded versions. Time for something new I think.
    Because an iPhone is better than crappiest Android? Good luck if you jump ship. My father in-law went to Apple after years of Android and hates it. He can't do 90% of what he wants anymore.
    10-14-2016 05:28 AM
  25. tadpoles's Avatar
    iPhones aren't bad at all as long as you value simplicity over flexibility. They do work, typically well, and their features are simple to access by most. I like Android's flexibility and customizations and choices of hardware but I do appreciate the iPhone. It's nice to have both if you can.
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    10-14-2016 12:45 PM
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