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  1. Mill1978'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.
    04-14-2016 04:19 PM
  2. angrytentpole's Avatar
    What exactly is wrong with your phone? I've had mine for almost half a year now, not a single problem with it at all.
    04-14-2016 05:39 PM
  3. missy8787's Avatar
    What's wrong with it? I switched from the iPhone 6 plus to the note 5 just 2 months ago and am happier with this phone then I was with my iPhone and I had iPhone for the last 4 years
    And this phone is by far better in my opinion.
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    04-14-2016 06:00 PM
  4. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Hi,

    I promise, you'll be back :-D I have the Note 5 and the iPhone 6S Plus, love them both....but would never go fully IOS, just a boring operating system, in my opinion.

    Chris
    04-14-2016 06:06 PM
  5. George Collins1's Avatar
    I've had the Note 3, 4, and 5, and my wife the Note 4. No trouble with any of them. I switched from iPhone 5s (4 and 3 before that). Glad I did. I still use an iPad, and much prefer Android system.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-14-2016 06:52 PM
  6. bbqwings2's Avatar
    Don't go to the dark side!
    Anyway, I came from an iPhone 5s because I couldn't stand the operating system. You can't do anything on it. No file manager, apps can't do anything, even my jailbroken iPhone couldn't do nearly as much as Android.
    I highly recommend you do your research about iOS limitations before you switch

    From my AT&T Note 5 paired with my larger Asus Zenwatch 2
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    04-14-2016 08:27 PM
  7. Mill1978's Avatar
    This time the screen will not come and all I get is the blue indication light steady lit...
    04-14-2016 09:57 PM
  8. Trees's Avatar
    You could try a Power + Home + Up Volume Button key combination to see if that will help the Note 5 power up into Recovery Mode. The same thing happened to my wife's Note 5 about a week ago, and that's how we got it to show the screen normally again. I went into Recovery Mode, and then from there rebooted the phone. It's been fine since then.
    04-15-2016 04:51 AM
  9. russel5150's Avatar
    I say go try an Iphone.

    Life is short and you only live once, and after all your changing phones not careers.

    I will never buy an apple product but if your thinking about it go for it, you will either like it better or you won't but you'll know for sure.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    04-15-2016 07:35 AM
  10. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Give it a shot. It might end up being the choice for you. The reality is that I have found that I can make either system work for me. There are things that I prefer on each system. It's a matter of priorities. What functions make the biggest difference to you? For me the only reason I would go with an iPhone is because my family and a lot of my friends use it so it's nice for iMessage and FaceTime. That's really it. Some apps look better but many times don't have the same functions as in Android. Usually it relates to sharing data and accessing it.

    That's me though. You should try for yourself if you really want to. Nobody here can tell you what system is best for you. Only you can. Good luck.
    04-15-2016 08:01 AM
  11. Climb14er's Avatar
    I've been with Android since the beginning. Have watched the changes, improvements, frustrations... you name it.

    I enjoy the Note 5, however, am already on my third one since November 1st, first was defective from the start, the other screwed up by the initial Marshmallow update. Currently on the third, warranty replacement, that came with a ded graded battery, running Lollipop and it's been pushing me to accept the newer MM update daily.

    I like the quality of the Samsung display screen and the ability to control the phone to my own customization.

    If... and it's a big if... Apple improves their screen displays and gives us the ability to better control their phones to OUR liking, especially the home screen, that they're talking about, I will very much consider leaving Android.

    The local Apple store can swap out a battery is one hour. There's NO Samsung service center in all of Denver.

    I went to a MacBook last year from thirty-two years on a PC and guess what? I like it!

    I'm tired of the lack of support from Samsung on their phones especially after their usually problematic updates with Verizon and Google.

    When the Note 5 runs, it runs well. BUT... I'm seeing a degradation in the replacement battery and I have no recourse but to deal with Verizon and their mind numbing bumbling customer service. With Apple as mentioned, I'd just make one call, get an appointment and get a fresh, new battery! And... regular updates!

    YMMV!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-15-2016 10:14 AM
  12. nokia4life'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.
    would this be by chance a carrier branded note 5, I seem to see more people know having issues with those vs the unlocked international one's. Mine is the 920I model unlocked international and I have had no issues at all. However again everyone with a carrier model has issues constantly that I know and its like 5 of them so I feel your pain but you might have luck with an unlocked model if that is the case.
    04-15-2016 01:11 PM
  13. Mill1978's Avatar
    Yes Sir this is a sprint Note 5.......Im also considering switching carriers lol
    04-15-2016 07:28 PM
  14. Mill1978's Avatar
    I've been with Android since the beginning. Have watched the changes, improvements, frustrations... you name it.

    I enjoy the Note 5, however, am already on my third one since November 1st, first was defective from the start, the other screwed up by the initial Marshmallow update. Currently on the third, warranty replacement, that came with a ded graded battery, running Lollipop and it's been pushing me to accept the newer MM update daily.

    I like the quality of the Samsung display screen and the ability to control the phone to my own customization.

    If... and it's a big if... Apple improves their screen displays and gives us the ability to better control their phones to OUR liking, especially the home screen, that they're talking about, I will very much consider leaving Android.

    The local Apple store can swap out a battery is one hour. There's NO Samsung service center in all of Denver.

    I went to a MacBook last year from thirty-two years on a PC and guess what? I like it!

    I'm tired of the lack of support from Samsung on their phones especially after their usually problematic updates with Verizon and Google.

    When the Note 5 runs, it runs well. BUT... I'm seeing a degradation in the replacement battery and I have no recourse but to deal with Verizon and their mind numbing bumbling customer service. With Apple as mentioned, I'd just make one call, get an appointment and get a fresh, new battery! And... regular updates!

    YMMV!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Taking my daughter to the Apple store last weekend (before my phone broke) made me think about how quick and easily they replaced her defective phone....It took 30mins...I wish samsung had a service center and it performed like Apples
    04-15-2016 07:33 PM
  15. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    Every manufacturer has problems. The first smart phone I had was an iPhone. And I loved it. Until one day I plugged it into my computer and ran a sync. Lost every photo on the phone. Several months later, I tried it again. Every contact was doubled. Cleaned it out and tried again. Deleted every contact I had. I brought it up in a forum about the problem and was immediately told that I didn't know what I was doing. (Plug the wire into my computer and iTunes comes up. Hit sync. What was I doing wrong?)
    As with everyone's here complaint about MM. I got an update on my iPhone that bricked my phone. The only difference was, MM screwed up a few phones. The iPhone update I got bricked an entire model line.
    There are going to be updates that will affect some users adversely. The majority will have no problems. We, in this forum come here for answers to our questions, so of course a high percentage of people here have had a problem with the update. And there are hundreds of thousands of users that have had no problem. I'm waiting for AT&T to send out the update to see if it fixes a Bluetooth issue I have. If it doesn't, I go see AT&T to see about repair.
    Personally, even with my Bluetooth issue, I wouldn't trade my Note 5 for any iPhone. I like tweaking my phone to my personal preference.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-15-2016 08:32 PM
  16. tlo07's Avatar
    I sold my Note 5 and my Galaxy S6 and went back to an iPhone and now I'm so sad I want to cry! As a matter of fact, I was just on Swappa and CL checking out prices even though I'm terrified I'll get scammed. I hate to buy a brand new N5 from AT&T because I'll want the N6 when it's released. I guess I'll just have to stick to the iPhone until the N6 comes out. I was disgusted with lack of updates, bloatware and group texting problems and that's why I switched. I'm just going to have to suck it up and deal with those things though because I miss the tight Google Now integration, the themes, being able to change my font, and the S-pen.

    If you decide to switch my advice is to keep your N5 handy (don't sell it) so you don't end up like me and stuck with a phone you would rather not have.
    04-15-2016 09:34 PM
  17. Mill1978's Avatar
    You could try a Power + Home + Up Volume Button key combination to see if that will help the Note 5 power up into Recovery Mode. The same thing happened to my wife's Note 5 about a week ago, and that's how we got it to show the screen normally again. I went into Recovery Mode, and then from there rebooted the phone. It's been fine since then.
    That's always my android good to when I have a problem and this time it didn't work
    04-16-2016 06:58 AM
  18. Mill1978's Avatar
    Just an update.....Samsung is looking to replace or repair my phone. I sent then an email about my situation and it looks like I'm getting results.
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    04-16-2016 07:05 AM
  19. NexusGirlX'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+.
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    04-16-2016 07:18 AM
  20. Idelgado782's Avatar
    I just switched from an iPhone 6s+ last week to the note 5. I think as some here have said that it depends on what you are looking for. I am constantly switching back and forth between ios and android. I mainly switch back to ios because of work and because they have saturated the market with partnerships etc. I switched back to android last week because I use two numbers. I have my main number from att and then the google voice number that I use for clients. With ios there is no way to differentiate the ringtone and where you are getting calls from, whether its the main line or google voice. With android you can easily see where the call is coming from and that made a big difference for me. I love features in both, but the phone calls and the S Pen is what made me go back to the note. I love having the capability to write a quick note on the screen without having to search for a pen and paper. I would say go for it. You have at least 14 days to switch and if you don't like it then just go back to your Note.
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    04-16-2016 10:23 AM
  21. kramer5150'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.
    04-16-2016 12:11 PM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    OP, let me explain this.

    Personally, I'm of those who believe that people should try something either totally new or try something that they haven't tried for some time after the last time said person tried that.

    I think if you want to, you should try using an iPhone for a couple of days and see if you like it. Both Android and iOS have their own ups and downs, along with their unique quirks. The iPhone 6s was one of my favorite phones last year and it still holds up remarkable well against the current crop of Android flagships.

    I use an Android phone and an iOS tablet. In my case, it's an LG G4 and an iPad Pro 12.9. I love using both. I love the open-nature and featureset of Android, which is nice to use on a phone, and I love the optimization, paid app selection and tablet-specific features and apps on iOS, which is fantastic on a tablet. I love both platforms for what they do and what they set out to accomplish.

    So, OP. Here's my take. Please, do try out an iPhone if you really want to. See if it fits your needs. If it doesn't, you can always come back to Android. We'll be welcoming you again with open-arms. You won't know if you don't try. So give it a shot.
    04-16-2016 12:40 PM
  23. km04's Avatar
    I say go try an Iphone.

    Life is short and you only live once, and after all your changing phones not careers.

    I will never buy an apple product but if your thinking about it go for it, you will either like it better or you won't but you'll know for sure.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    Love your signature line!!!!!!!
    04-16-2016 12:43 PM
  24. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    i can't think of a single reason not to "jump ship" so long as you're able to "jump ship BACK" if you decide to:

    i had been an Android girl since wayyyy back in the day. But when the iphone 6 Plus was released, and T-mobile offered it for a 19.00 a month lease with no money down, i JUST had to do it...

    Well, here it is a 8 mos later, i've used my jump program up, going to the iphone 6s (rose gold) when it was released because the iphone 6s Plus was unavailable for TWO months and i so bad wanted the rose gold color, then jumped again when the iphone 6S Plus was available in Rose Gold, but after a few months that thing felt like "a tank" with the added weight from the, "heavier metal used" so i went back down to the 6s....

    i think they have stepped up their game soooo much, I loved the iphone, & when i bought a new truck my bank gave me an Apple watch, so i honestly cannot think of even ONE bad thing to say about it, except, in the end, while it did EVERYTHING i needed it to do, i just found it a little boring!

    Soooo now for the next 16 months, i'm just using the iphone 6s as my camera, the S6 Edge Plus for my Daily Driver paired with the Tab S2 8 inch (Phone Version) as my Media Device...

    Thinking about leaving for an Iphone-all-3.jpg

    (Every time i think i'm OUT, Sammy pulls me back in!)

    BTC
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    04-16-2016 01:42 PM
  25. PostRockAndCats's Avatar
    This is my first Android and I love it. In fact, I didn't think I'd enjoy Android as much as I do considering I have three versions of iPhones under my belt. That said, I say try Apple; you might like it better, but you'll never know unless you branch out.

    There are good parts to both systems. I prefer how Android works overall, but there are things I miss about Apple, too. And, frankly, if you're buying from a carrier, you have two weeks to try the thing.
    04-16-2016 08:46 PM
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