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  1. Roguefoxx's Avatar
    I have both the iPhone 6s+ and the Note 5 on separate lines. I've had the Note 5 for just over a year and the iPhone 6s+ for about 4 months. It took me about a couple months to realize how much I enjoy the iPhone over the Note 5, but now my Note 5 is basically a paperweight on my desk. I pick it up and turn it on from time to time, wishing it would wow me again and I'd want to use it, but alas I turn it back off and go right back to my iPhone. My iPhone just works without fail. I don't ever experience any random battery drains, and it just does what I expect it to do at all times. Bluetooth seems to hold a connection at a greater distance without breaking up and the sound is better and more clear while talking with someone or listening to music.

    I do wish the iPhone had the same quality screen as my Note 5, and the lack of a file system takes some getting used to, but apparently those are tradeoffs I'm willing to accept.
    10-15-2016 01:24 PM
  2. tadpoles's Avatar
    I have both the iPhone 6s+ and the Note 5 on separate lines. I've had the Note 5 for just over a year and the iPhone 6s+ for about 4 months. It took me about a couple months to realize how much I enjoy the iPhone over the Note 5, but now my Note 5 is basically a paperweight on my desk. I pick it up and turn it on from time to time, wishing it would wow me again and I'd want to use it, but alas I turn it back off and go right back to my iPhone. My iPhone just works without fail. I don't ever experience any random battery drains, and it just does what I expect it to do at all times. Bluetooth seems to hold a connection at a greater distance without breaking up and the sound is better and more clear while talking with someone or listening to music.

    I do wish the iPhone had the same quality screen as my Note 5, and the lack of a file system takes some getting used to, but apparently those are tradeoffs I'm willing to accept.
    That's the nice thing about iPhones. What they lack in customization they gain in battery life, ease of use (out-of-the-box), ecosystem, accessibility of features, etc. I used iPhones almost exclusively from January through a few weeks ago and there is definitely something to appreciate. My other half doesn't understand my phone obsession as of late, or why I left both my iPhones for Androids. One word...Boredom. My Android's customibility will keep them fresher longer. A girl has to have her toys too.
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    10-15-2016 08:11 PM
  3. badMojo69's Avatar
    "My Android's customibility will keep them fresher longer." only for so long. I've found that people pretty much standardize on a set up for any Android phone they get. Being on Android is actually worse than being on iPhone as you always want the next shinny.

    You can always keep an iPhone for 2-3 year without missing much.
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    10-15-2016 11:18 PM
  4. jlost's Avatar
    "My Android's customibility will keep them fresher longer." only for so long. I've found that people pretty much standardize on a set up for any Android phone they get. Being on Android is actually worse than being on iPhone as you always want the next shinny.

    You can always keep an iPhone for 2-3 year without missing much.
    I have a note 5 and don't want anything else. Plus, you are good with one iPhone because they are all 100% the same garbage. Lol
    10-16-2016 03:35 AM
  5. pandicorn's Avatar
    The ability to hide/'delete' bloat apps in iOS 10 is appealing for me.
    10-16-2016 04:23 AM
  6. badMojo69's Avatar
    You said nothing but prove my point.

    Also if garbage means timely updates for longer than a year, no lag, 1st class support and apps then I'll take that any day.
    I love tech and actually have 3 phones I switch between windows, android and ios. From an OS perspective windows phone has the best OS it just lacks support. IMOP.

    I have never understood why people like to rag/rage on a different OS.
    Its is it to justify you're own purchase and not feel bad about it (not a question). And then there is always the strange "lol".
    What does that even mean to end a sentence with that...when it's not funny (not a question). Humans are strange.
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    10-16-2016 07:08 AM
  7. jlost's Avatar
    I can understand liking windows phone but iOS is boring and if you are in the Android ecosystem and switch to iOS, you are missing a lot. Like I stated before, my father in-law switched and it's regretting it. So yes, even a 74 year old knows why Android is better
    10-17-2016 05:46 AM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    I have multiple phones, one is a iPhone 5s...and I have two iPad. While I love the tinkering you can do with Android I enjoy that the iPhone is just smooth and slik out of the gate. It can seem boring if you're accustomed to Android's need for customization.

    IME, iPhones generally have far better battery life, which leads to less charging, less charging cycles and, therefore, a longer lasting device. I compensate for that by having multiple Android phones and carrying 2 with me to work (more exciting than just plugging the same phone in a couple of times per day).

    I may go back to a contemporary iPhone w/in the next year but for now my 'droids have my full attention.
    10-17-2016 10:18 AM
  9. NexusGirlX'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.
    Don't forget the amazing things that you can do with an iPhone once it is jailbroken. I have several iPhones on iOS 9 still that are all jailbroken. One of my most favorite apps had a few updates this month that I didn't like. Using a jailbreak app called appadmin, I was able to go right to the app store and pick any version of that app to downgrade to. I went down three versions to the version that I last liked using. Also Facebook++, Instagram++ that actually give those apps the ability to do many things that aren't actually built into them such as being able to save pics and videos directly in Instagram from any user.

    Anyways, this don't have to do with anything iPhone 7 since iOS 10 isn't jailbroken officially yet, just any iPhone running 9.0.2 to 9.3.3 I believe.
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    10-17-2016 10:32 AM
  10. tadpoles's Avatar
    Don't forget the amazing things that you can do with an iPhone once it is jailbroken. I have several iPhones on iOS 9 still that are all jailbroken. One of my most favorite apps had a few updates this month that I didn't like. Using a jailbreak app called appadmin, I was able to go right to the app store and pick any version of that app to downgrade to. I went down three versions to the version that I last liked using. Also Facebook++, Instagram++ that actually give those apps the ability to do many things that aren't actually built into them such as being able to save pics and videos directly in Instagram from any user.

    Anyways, this don't have to do with anything iPhone 7 since iOS 10 isn't jailbroken officially yet, just any iPhone running 9.0.2 to 9.3.3 I believe.
    I haven't jailbroken an iPhone since the ios 7 days and I'd forgotten. For me, I'd just rather go Android than jailbreak but iMessage is quite nice, especially in iOS10. ...so I can see why some may really be dedicated to that side of the house.
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    10-17-2016 02:13 PM
  11. 2ndHalfCor's Avatar
    When I took my replacement Note 7 back, the T-Mobile rep suggested the iPhone 7 since I have long had an iPhone 5s on my second line. I bit and took a mat black iPhone 7 256gb. Really an impressive phone. I love how it looks and feels in the hand. It's very fast and quite lovely. However, there were a few things I didn't like. I haven't been able to get used to the home button and it is difficult to use on a desktop without picking up the phone. I was annoyed by not being able to use my (many) regular iPhone and Samsung headsets that get scattered around my house, when I left the adapter and lightning pods at the office. I really missed wireless charging and fast charging and it bothered me to pay so much for a phone without an amoled screen (the blacks aren't really black even with the dimmest setting - one notices such things on the nightstand at night). So I ordered a Note 5 that came on Friday and after using it for the weekend, the iPhone 7 is going back. I recognize that different things are important for different people and I agree the iPhone 7 is a terrific phone. I just like the Notes better. And while the Note 5 is good, I would sure like to have the Note 7 back. Even with the curved screen that I didn't like, that is the best phone I've ever used.
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    10-17-2016 06:14 PM
  12. jlost's Avatar
    Don't forget the amazing things that you can do with an iPhone once it is jailbroken. I have several iPhones on iOS 9 still that are all jailbroken. One of my most favorite apps had a few updates this month that I didn't like. Using a jailbreak app called appadmin, I was able to go right to the app store and pick any version of that app to downgrade to. I went down three versions to the version that I last liked using. Also Facebook++, Instagram++ that actually give those apps the ability to do many things that aren't actually built into them such as being able to save pics and videos directly in Instagram from any user.

    Anyways, this don't have to do with anything iPhone 7 since iOS 10 isn't jailbroken officially yet, just any iPhone running 9.0.2 to 9.3.3 I believe.
    But these are things you can do with Android natively. Look for an APK of a downgraded app. No need to jailbreak or root. Easy.
    10-19-2016 12:01 PM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    But these are things you can do with Android natively. Look for an APK of a downgraded app. No need to jailbreak or root. Easy.
    Of course. I downgraded the Peel remote app for my Note 4 today because they ruined the remote widget on the latest update. Took me less then a minute to download the previous version, email it to my phone and install it.

    But there are still some things that can be done by jailbreaking an iPhone that I have not been able to do on any Android phone.
    10-19-2016 12:03 PM
  14. jlost's Avatar
    Of course. I downgraded the Peel remote app for my Note 4 today because they ruined the remote widget on the latest update. Took me less then a minute to download the previous version, email it to my phone and install it.

    But there are still some things that can be done by jailbreaking an iPhone that I have not been able to do on any Android phone.
    Care to elaborate what more stuff you have done jailbreaking? I have never done it lol
    10-19-2016 12:14 PM
  15. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Arguing the merits of the Apple Mobile OS versus Android is up there with religion and politics. I personally don't see the purpose of it.

    If you're not sold on Android or the stylus with the Note series I say go for it. Personally, I could never see the point of not having a back button. But that's me.
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    10-30-2016 10:20 PM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    My brother has to use Apple because of his job. He is not a fan but like I said he has no choice. He wishes he could still use Samsung. His wife has the N5 and he told me he is jealous lol. But Apple has the security his job needs...
    11-03-2016 07:20 PM
  17. wsm0807's Avatar
    I just switched drone a note 5 to an iPhone 7, not sure if I will keep it. This iPhone is SMALL compared to the note and being that this is my first iPhone idk if I can get used to the locked down OS
    12-29-2016 07:25 AM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    I have a note 5 and don't want anything else. Plus, you are good with one iPhone because they are all 100% the same garbage. Lol
    How long have you had your note 5. I may pick one up as a 2nd phone if Amazon has any that aren't international. Any issues with it?.
    12-30-2016 09:19 AM
  19. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    How long have you had your note 5. I may pick one up as a 2nd phone if Amazon has any that aren't international. Any issues with it?.
    While you're awaiting your other response, thought I'd chime in. The only issue I've had with my N5 is poor battery life. Otherwise it is near flawless, and the display is beautiful the way I have it configured.
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    12-30-2016 09:26 AM
  20. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    While you're awaiting your other response, thought I'd chime in. The only issue I've had with my N5 is poor battery life. Otherwise it is near flawless, and the display is beautiful the way I have it configured.
    For me , the battery is ok .
    When i get home after work it has at least 30% left , that i work on phone most of the time ..
    Just don't have any game on mine ..
    12-30-2016 12:49 PM
  21. amyf27's Avatar
    While you're awaiting your other response, thought I'd chime in. The only issue I've had with my N5 is poor battery life. Otherwise it is near flawless, and the display is beautiful the way I have it configured.
    I ordered it on Amazon it's supposed to deliver tomorrow😃
    12-30-2016 12:53 PM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    The only issue I've had with my N5 is poor battery life.
    This. I still today have to keep my Note 5 rooted to get 1-2 hrs screen time over a full day. If I dare go back to stock, I lose battery life even if I leave the phone at home the whole day. Last time I tried stock, I simply restored to factory and left it like that. I didn't log into Gmail and had NO apps installed other then what was on the phone from doing the factory reset. I left the phone that way while I was at work and it was went from 100% battery to 30% in 8 hrs of doing nothing.

    Even rooted, I still get less usage then I get on any Android phone that I still have, even my Note 4 and Note Edge. It's probably been my least favorite phone of all time.
    12-30-2016 02:46 PM
  23. tadpoles's Avatar
    Well, Hubby's birthday is Tuesday and I got him a 7 Plus (256/Black). Of course I have to put it through its paces to ensure he doesn't get a lemon, heehee

    Wow, I didn't realized how much and how quickly I completely adapted to the LG Vxx way of life! This iPhone felt so...simplistic. It's fast and smooth for sure but not notably better than the 6s Plus Hubby currently has. The haptic home button? ...not sure I'm a fan but I've read you get used to it. The no back button, no 2nd screen, no scrolling wallpaper, icon placement limitations. All things that never really made too much of a difference before seem to matter to me now. I'll be glad to wipe the finger prints on this thing and put it back in its box so I can get back to my LG Vxx phones. The iPhone 7 Plus is a nice phone but takes getting used to after the joys and control of Android. YMMV.

    So I say to anyone pondering the switch. Leave yourself and Android-bound escape route should you decide to go iOS.
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    12-30-2016 02:54 PM
  24. jlost's Avatar
    How long have you had your note 5. I may pick one up as a 2nd phone if Amazon has any that aren't international. Any issues with it?.
    No issues at all. Battery life could be better but for what I do with mine, I can't complain.
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    12-31-2016 02:23 AM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    No issues at all. Battery life could be better but for what I do with mine, I can't complain.
    I ordered a note 5 and it should arrive today. I had one earlier in the year and liked it. The battery concerns people seem to have-seems about what mine is at anyway. I use mine alot and lair with a Gear s2 and Bluetooth. Anxious to see how the Note 5 compares with the paring as does my current s7 edge
    12-31-2016 04:58 AM
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