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  1. RichBrown68's Avatar
    I always wonder if you people who stress so much about what phone I use also care about what hammer or screwdriver I use? They're all tools after all.

    --RICH
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    08-23-2016 06:50 AM
  2. bgapfire's Avatar
    I'm another iPhone convert. Originally an Android user. Had the first Motorola Droid, then Droid 2, then started drinking the iPhone koolaid. Don't get me wrong, the koolaid is good. Definite advantages over android, but also many shortcomings. Depends on what you like and what you get used to. I hated iOS when I first switched from a android but I adjusted. Now I'm getting reacquainted with a android and it's not going too bad. Definitely some things about iOS I'm going to miss. Fluidity, simplicity, and the more rugged aluminum back. However, the beauty and features of the Note 7 are certainly easing the pain of the switch.
    I am enjoying the read of converted iPhone users. It is really interesting when I hear folks state that is more fluid and simpler to use than Android. My experience has always been different than others. I'll start with fluidity- if you compare a Nexus to an iPhone, I haven't seen a difference in fluidity. In my opinion, they are on par. Samsung phones tend to have slow animations and additional features that can slow it down; this I understand. We can't say ALL android phones suffer from this because they don't. As for simplicity, I can take an Android user and convert them to iOS and they will state that iOS is more complicated. It depends on what you use on regular basis. I've owned both and I don't find either easier to use than another. In iOS, you have to come out of an app to go to settings to make changes at times. In Android, you just make adjustments right from the app. Most people are using messaging apps, facebook, instagram, snapchat, whatsapp, etc... How much simpler is it to open an app from either OS? It is an argument I'll never get. LOL.
    08-23-2016 07:02 AM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    My Note 5 is fast. Really fast. So I can't imagine that my Note 7 that's coming in the mail today will be slower. So, I'm going to be happy in a few hours with my new device. I'm not concerned how it compares to any other smartphone. It's the phone I really wanted.
    08-23-2016 07:20 AM
  4. alexeisch's Avatar
    I was an iphone girl for YEARS and made the switch. For me the N7 is just more 'fun'. I like the fact that I can customize just about everything. For me that was one of the biggest draws, not to mention the screen is just beautiful....bravo Samsung!
    08-23-2016 07:21 AM
  5. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I knew a comment like this was coming. I actually own a Note 3, check my post history for reference. Just waiting for the perfect new phone to come out before I switch.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Afraid you will probably be waiting forever for that then and I would hasten to say the iPhone is far from perfect as well.
    08-23-2016 07:29 AM
  6. slackerjack's Avatar
    Imagine that...a bunch of Android Nexus purists don't like the device that's outselling their precious niche product by 1000:1. Stock Android matters less and less everyday because people choose device with better features.
    08-23-2016 07:32 AM
  7. slackerjack's Avatar
    I'll just leave this here.
    They lost me when touting the battery life over the Note 7...Im getting 5-6 hours of on screen time a day now...and I'm torturing it....that puts it into the same realm.

    Also, love it when someone says "neither of these are affordable,". I spent less on my phone than I do on parking and tolls for a month...not everyone is a hand to mouth making bad decisions (if you consider $1000 a major investment in a piece of disposable tech...you don't need a smartphone...I'm sorry you just don't, that not me judging you...that's me trying to help you realize your priorities suck).
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    08-23-2016 07:37 AM
  8. UKgalaxy's Avatar
    Imagine that...a bunch of Android Nexus purists don't like the device that's outselling their precious niche product by 1000:1. Stock Android matters less and less everyday because people choose device with better features.
    Oh god. I couldn't care less how many iPhones are sold compared to my phone, for goddess sake it's a phone! If the iPhone. Is marginally quicker than a Samsung, great go buy one if that does it for you! I use both platforms, each for different reasons.

    Dry your eyes and move on!
    08-23-2016 07:38 AM
  9. slackerjack's Avatar
    Oh god. I couldn't care less how many iPhones are sold compared to my phone, for goddess sake it's a phone! If the iPhone. Is marginally quicker than a Samsung, great go buy one if that does it for you! I use both platforms, each for different reasons.

    Dry your eyes and move on!
    I'm not talking about iPhones...I'm talking about the XDA guys whining....
    08-23-2016 07:41 AM
  10. torbach1's Avatar
    I just switched from 6s+ so it's a short bit but my observations mirror yours to some degree.

    Screen blows away the iPhone. Not even close. Camera as well although closer. I took some photos of my kids with us and it's night and day.

    I owned a Note 5 prior to iPhone. The reason I switched was battery life. I got 2 or 3 more hours on my iPhone 6+ doing the exact same things and using the same apps.

    It's still early but I'm seeing the same thing with my Note 7. I'll give it 2 weeks because I spent so much time setting it up and using it. On average since Friday AM when I received it I'm getting 8 to 10 hours with 3 to 3.5 SOT.

    I don't like the weak speaker on the Note 7 at all. Watching a few videos there's no comparison as the iPhone blows it away.

    My cell signal is also much weaker on my Note and that was the same on the Note 5. Once I realized that I remembered some of the reasons I made the move from the Note 5.

    I just love the spen so much. I take a lot of notes for work so this is by far the best feature for me. Also the Gmail, Google experience is far better on the Note but I'd expect that.

    I'm enjoying my Note and especially missed the notification light for emails and other notifications.

    And for some reason I cannot get my BT to work with my BMW X3 to talk in my car. That is very frustrating.
    In terms of battery life, once the Android N upgrade is available, it will significantly boost battery life of all Android devices because Google finally got standby time right. My Nexus 6P's battery life improved dramatically after Android 7 preview 5.

    The Bluetooth issue with the X3 is weird, but I have to say, BMWs Bluetooth units suck. I would make sure you're on the latest firmware for the radio unit from BMW first. My experience with BMW and Bluetooth has been dismal over many years. I've given up on BMWs all together for other reasons, but anyway, other than iPhones, they don't seem to bother testing their BT units.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2016 07:42 AM
  11. Dukins's Avatar
    Gosh these speed test vids are being discussed to no end. No one uses there phone like this, opening and closing apps in split seconds. Just get an iphone already. I recently sold mine (6s+). Yes I do notice the difference in speed but guess what, I chose the Note 7 just like most did here. Get over the speedtests already.
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    08-23-2016 07:46 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    I just switched from windows and I am having trouble with email. The samsung email app seems okay but I am not sure if emails are really coming in as push email. I have gmail and outlook account setup. I installed microsoft outlook app but it doesn't show any emails when I load it, it shows calendar fine but nothing in the email tab. So I am not sure which app to really use, I would like to use the outlook app for outlook and can use gmail app for gmail and skip the samsung email app if the outlook app would work. Also I set outlook to sync contacts but it doesn't seem like it has, maybe needs more time.

    Appreciate any suggestions as to what email apps work best for outlook and syncing contacts/calendar.
    Please note, I am not a Note 7 user. I just see that no one has helped you out here and I can help you with this. Check out this article: Android for the Windows Guy: Use your Microsoft Accounts.

    I do this with every Android I have and it has worked without any issues.
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    08-23-2016 07:49 AM
  13. Pre_n_BluHvn's Avatar
    My wife just got the 7 (I have the 5). Honestly, even after setting it up like mine with all the animations and transitions turned off, it does feel slightly slower. But the phone just feels better in your hand and SPen is better also...
    08-23-2016 07:52 AM
  14. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    I hate how Samsung boasts its (gimmicky) features and crap that the average Joe won't use, then someone comes up with this video:
    Grinds my gears.
    What gimmicky features?
    08-23-2016 07:54 AM
  15. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Gosh these speed test vids are being discussed to no end. No one uses there phone like this, opening and closing apps in split seconds. Just get an iphone already. I recently sold mine (6s+). Yes I do notice the difference in speed but guess what, I chose the Note 7 just like most did here. Get over the speedtests already.
    I was just saying yesterday, man I would love this phone if only it opened flipboard one tenth of a second faster than it does. L o l

    --RICH
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    08-23-2016 07:56 AM
  16. spasell's Avatar
    I'll just leave this here.
    So this is my issue. I went back to Note 7 because I use devices for Note taking and feature set but he nailed it when he said literally that the 6s+ blows away the Note 7 with it's battery endurance.

    That's a big thing for me and after I switched back to Note 7 it was apparent.

    I never had to top off my iPhone ever during the day but already I've done this each day I've had the Note. Oh well.
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    08-23-2016 07:57 AM
  17. torbach1's Avatar
    Please note, I am not a Note 7 user. I just see that no one has helped you out here and I can help you with this. Check out this article: Android for the Windows Guy: Use your Microsoft Accounts.

    I do this with every Android I have and it has worked without any issues.
    I also moved to Android originally from WP and I'm a former MS employee. I use Nine Folders email client. It's $10, but well worth it. I use Google Calendar. Its gotten good enough.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-23-2016 07:58 AM
  18. gorgalis's Avatar
    You can also change the length of time of each animation when opening, closing, and switching apps. This would not make the time it takes to load an app shorter but navigating through the OS seems much quicker.
    08-23-2016 08:11 AM
  19. thegame161's Avatar
    So this is my issue. I went back to Note 7 because I use devices for Note taking and feature set but he nailed it when he said literally that the 6s+ blows away the Note 7 with it's battery endurance.

    That's a big thing for me and after I switched back to Note 7 it was apparent.

    I never had to top off my iPhone ever during the day but already I've done this each day I've had the Note. Oh well.
    So is this a deal breaker to you? The iPhone 7 is said to have an even better battery so would this tempt you to go back iPhone?

    Performance and battery life are two very important factors to get a phone so I can see why some think this is a big deal.
    08-23-2016 08:24 AM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Here's how I see it.

    The iPhone 6s and Nexus devices are like stripped-down hypercars like the McLaren P1 GTR, stripped of almost every luxury item deemed unnecessary in the pursuit of speed. The basics are all there and they perform very quickly, but you don't really get much extra other than the basics and some other stuff.

    Samsung devices and other skinned Android devices are like grand-tourers like the Mercedes AMG-GT and Aston Martin Vanquish. They are still very fast, but also come with a lot of luxury extras that add weight to the vehicle, so they're not as fast as the stripped-down hypercars, but they are still fast in their own regard.

    Really, it boils down to what you want. Features or sheer speed.
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    08-23-2016 08:27 AM
  21. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I'm sure if Samsung wanted to build a phone with a 1080p display and an OS that has about half the features that their current flagship does, they could get it to open apps faster/have them stay in memory longer, too. Fortunately for us, they care more about display quality, camera quality, expandable storage, an excellent stylus experience, build quality, durability, the most widely accepted mobile payment system, an open OS, and excellent marketing to sell said features.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-23-2016 08:36 AM
  22. jdfry15's Avatar
    Not only the software, but the iPhone just doesn't have the design chops it used to. The 6 was fine and the S cycle is iterative of that, but if the 7 is yet again based off of those core design languages, they will have fallen a complete year behind Samsung in terms of hardware design.
    exactly. I feel apple thinks they can just keep running the same stuff out there because they have the data on how many people will stay on ios because they think it's too much of a pain to move.
    08-23-2016 08:49 AM
  23. mru007's Avatar
    Congrats on the purchase of the most beautiful & productive smartphone in the market right now !!
    To make your Note 7 smoother, please check which stock apps are installed (many times there are bloatware apps from carriers too) & the ones which you are not going to use, disable these.
    Next, install a nice launcher like Nova launcher (now Touchwiz is lot smoother on newer Galaxy phones, but still if you prefer).
    It will surely help in getting rid of the general lag which you may be experiencing :-)
    08-23-2016 09:07 AM
  24. moc426's Avatar
    Thanks! Outlook app started to work finally and everything is syncing up correctly but that link you provided does help. I was able see what active sync is syncing and make changes I wanted. I am really impressed with this device so far and microsoft services work so much better on android surprisingly.

    Please note, I am not a Note 7 user. I just see that no one has helped you out here and I can help you with this. Check out this article: Android for the Windows Guy: Use your Microsoft Accounts.

    I do this with every Android I have and it has worked without any issues.
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    08-23-2016 09:52 AM
  25. msm0511's Avatar

    First off I want say that the iPhones are definitely more smooth and fluid, the whole "Lagdroid" thing is slightly true but not really to the point of annoyance. After playing Pokemon Go on both phones my iPhone 6 definitely gave me a more smooth and speedy experience (and that phone is two years old). Games with intense graphics also seem smoother on the iPhone.
    Try wiping the system cache. It made my Note 7 more fluid and stopped all the stuttering animations.

    Here's how you do it:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...n-regimen.html
    08-23-2016 10:26 AM
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