08-25-2016 07:42 AM
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  1. Bartone's Avatar
    So I've never had an Android before; the Note 7 is first. My last phone was the iPhone 6 and I've always been die hard Apple fan that would never consider an Android phone because, well, iPhones are iPhones. The Note 7 stuck out me so much that I felt it was a phone worthy enough to finally make the switch and I'll tell you... I'm extremely happy with this phone. I wanted to break down the differences I found with regards to Pro's and Con's.

    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. Also, IOS seems more intuitive and less complicated than Android.

    Now before I get bashed by all the Samsung fans for my comments above I want to give some major kudos to my new phone. The display blows any iPhone out of the water... Me and my friends were watching the fight last night at Boston Pizza and I showed them a quad hd nature video and they were amazed and just wanted to stare at my display instead of watch the fight. The edge display doesn't have much practical use but damn does it sure look good. The bezels on the IPhone look like a cheap picture frame. I also loved how much freedom I have over everything and I don't have use iTunes to get music on my phone. After using Apple for so long I now feel like I got out of mobile device prison. I also love the Google play store, which is surprising because I always heard about how the App Store for iPhone was way better but I was able to re-download all the apps I had on my iPhone and the downloading was really fast.

    In conclusion? I found iPhones are more fluid and faster (I never had the iPhone 6s Plus but I would bet it would beat my phone in a speed test). I also feel IOS is more intuitive and easier to use. My Note 7's display however blows the iPhone display out of the water by a large margin. The freedom I have is wonderful as well. At the end of the day what phone you want is up to you, but this Note 7 feels like a huge upgrade from my iPhone 6, and I'm really happy with my new purchase. Unless Apple does something crazy for the iPhone's 10th anniversary next year, I may stick with Samsung for a while.

    Do you guys agree with my comparison? Feel free to discuss
    08-21-2016 03:04 PM
  2. rxghost115's Avatar
    actually the note 7 CAN be just as fluid as the iPhone. What you have to do is get rid of all bloatware and a bunch of useless stock apps with a bloatware disabler app on the play store, and get nova prime. Turn off sync too for a lot of useless ****, and replace stock apps with those off the play store which are more efficient. Clear cache, restart... and bam.. all good to go.
    08-21-2016 03:10 PM
  3. dsignori's Avatar
    Congrats, it sounds like you made a good choice. Sounds like a rational comparison of the phones as well. I think you will find over time that the Note 7 will be very smooth. Give it some time. Good luck!
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    08-21-2016 03:10 PM
  4. robber's Avatar
    My only comment would be re intuitiveness. I have always use android phones, and have always used iPads. They definitely do things differently, but I would not say that one is more intuitive than the other. I would agree, that ios is a much simpler os, which is also good and bad.

    You probably just need a few more days to adjust before the note feels "intuitive" to you. A good example is notification settings being centralized in ios, while they sit in the actual app on Android. Both make sense.
    08-21-2016 03:34 PM
  5. archer75's Avatar
    Iphones are smoother overall and their gpu's are significantly better than any Android gpu so gaming is better while also using less battery.
    Android gives you more freedom though with each ios release apple is opening up more of the os to developers.
    pcsperson likes this.
    08-21-2016 03:55 PM
  6. stmax's Avatar
    A couple things... How do you go back on iOS? On an Android you hit the back button. To me that is intuititve.

    Also a note re fluidity. Perhaps there is a point when comparing games but don't mistake the animation dipsy doodle swooshes and spinoramas that happen when you tap something from the home screen as fluidity.

    I use an Android for everything but we use an iPad at work. I would rather experience the fraction of a second pop to get the next app open than the screen doing it's fancy pants animations masking the fact that it is lagging by showing you a little show. It also gets tiring after a while.
    08-21-2016 04:03 PM
  7. dseiden's Avatar
    I have been using both Android and iOS and have to say they both have advantages and disadvantages. For some time I would have one for home and one as my business phone. It has always served me well as I was blue to play with custom roms on my work phone and had my personal phone for all the fun social media apps etc.

    Recently it seems that Apple has lost the edge they had a few years back in the design area. Samsung and other manufacturers are passing them by with better hardware and my friends who are iOS die hards have been looking over the fence more and more.

    The Note 7 is the device I feel that will get many hard core iOS fans to take a second look at Android many like Bartone will make the jump and never look back. I can not imagine Apple doing anything drastic to up their design game.

    I still love my iPhone but I am using my Android device (now the note 7) more than my iphone and it feels good.
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-21-2016 04:15 PM
  8. spasell'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.
    Jigo likes this.
    08-21-2016 04:16 PM
  9. Stealthieone's Avatar
    actually the note 7 CAN be just as fluid as the iPhone. What you have to do is get rid of all bloatware and a bunch of useless stock apps with a bloatware disabler app on the play store, and get nova prime. Turn off sync too for a lot of useless ****, and replace stock apps with those off the play store which are more efficient. Clear cache, restart... and bam.. all good to go.
    Which bloatware disabler app?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Gsxr151 likes this.
    08-21-2016 04:20 PM
  10. furby23's Avatar
    A couple things... How do you go back on iOS? On an Android you hit the back button. To me that is intuititve.

    Also a note re fluidity. Perhaps there is a point when comparing games but don't mistake the animation dipsy doodle swooshes and spinoramas that happen when you tap something from the home screen as fluidity.

    I use an Android for everything but we use an iPad at work. I would rather experience the fraction of a second pop to get the next app open than the screen doing it's fancy pants animations masking the fact that it is lagging by showing you a little show. It also gets tiring after a while.
    on iphones you just swipe the screen to go back lol. much more intuitive than a button
    Berserk likes this.
    08-21-2016 05:51 PM
  11. AhemThisGuy's Avatar
    I also switched from the IPhone 6 Plus to the Note 7.
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    08-21-2016 06:08 PM
  12. MizWylie's Avatar
    Which bloatware disabler app?

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    Package Disabler Pro, yo!

    Posted from the N7 Dolphin Tears™ on Big Red
    Hurleygm likes this.
    08-21-2016 06:12 PM
  13. stmax's Avatar
    on iphones you just swipe the screen to go back lol. much more intuitive than a button
    Shows you what you are used to
    08-21-2016 06:14 PM
  14. archer75's Avatar
    on iphones you just swipe the screen to go back lol. much more intuitive than a button
    That only works on some things
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    08-21-2016 06:18 PM
  15. xxaarraa's Avatar
    I used to be an iphone user for many years, then got so tired of the iphone 5 that I switched to android in 2012 and never looked back.... till the iphone SE. But the Note 7 brought me back from the darkness. I agree, iphones are snappy and lag free, most androids are not, particularly samsungs.

    But iphones are 3 years behind on the hardware front. No class-leading cameras, no MST pay, no wireless charging, no waterproofing, no quad HD screen, poor screen to overall size ratio, no AOD. I suppose you can add no iris scanner to that list now. Very little reason to buy iphones anymore, I sense another blackberry-ish decline into oblivion which would be sad, but that seems to be the way its headed, especially with all the rumors about the iphone 7 pointing to extreme lameness. Unknown Chinese manufacturers have better hardware than iphones for $200 or below these days. That's the extent of apple's decline on the hardware front.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-21-2016 07:07 PM
  16. Erik Read's Avatar
    i too just moved from iPhone 6s+ to the Note 7. My first day or so was confusing. I kept launching the camera when I wanted to get recent apps. Battery sucked on the Note 7 until I deleted a music app I had bought. As I get used to the differences and the almost infinite ways I can change things around I like the Note 7 better and better.
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    08-21-2016 07:38 PM
  17. polbit's Avatar
    I'll second the comments about fluidity (former 6S Plus user), but the added customization and power is winning me over. A definite difference though.

    I never complained about the 6S Plus screen, but the single, most stand out feature on the 7 is the screen to me. It is simply amazing, and while I don't use any Edge stuff, the size and look make the iPhone look like some 90s relic.
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    08-21-2016 07:46 PM
  18. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I am baffled by the bezels on the iPhone. That and the lack of a back button.
    08-21-2016 08:33 PM
  19. soldier45's Avatar
    Good choice, have had every Note since release every year and this is by far the most refined and even better screen than my Note 5 can tell the difference. Also I bet the Iphone can't manage this....

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    08-21-2016 08:42 PM
  20. bhatech's Avatar
    Hardware wise Note 7 is way ahead of the current iPhones and may be even the upcoming iPhone 7 based on rumors (will know soon).

    On the lag, stutter or whatever we classify it as, I agree that scrolling and other UI interactions are smoother and much better on iPhone but not like way better. I have started to see frequent stutters on some animations in 6s plus. As iOS is adding more and more features I'm seeing to see some of these creeping up there as well. I pretty much use and used all flagships from Nexus to all different OEMs and got to give iOS slight edge on smooth and less lag experience. But boy they have a lot of catching to do in lots of other aspects and especially hardware which is surprising because they were once considered leaders in that department.
    08-21-2016 08:45 PM
  21. TheLegoJoker'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.
    08-21-2016 09:52 PM
  22. wolfedude88's Avatar
    I've been with android since the beginning, I had the htc g1, I've owned most actually, the incredible, droid x, gs1-4, the gs6 briefly, moto x, lg g2 and 3, htc thunderbolt, htc dna, htc one x, htc one, a couple nexus phones, and note 1 and 2. I also owned every iphone since the iphone 4 launched on verizon.

    I use to switch back and forth but after have a kid two years ago, I've tried to settle down and currently have been using a iphone only, briefly tried the gs6 but switched back to my iphone. Ive always loved android but now after using ios for so long I honestly prefer the way the apps are, not saying the are better but they are designed or run a little differently. I guess the older I get the more I prefer not to have change, lol.

    But the note 7 is seriously tempting me, I hate big phones, use to love it but I've been over it for a few years. I honestly like the iphone se but something inside me always wants the latest and best specs. So I've been using the iphone 6s and I know I'm going to have to switch to the iphone 7 plus to have the best this year and dread it because of bezels. After playing with the note 7 at best buy, I didn't even think it was a big phone.

    Hardware, apple has always been on top. Well not so much the last couple of years, sure I still think the 6 series looks good but the bezels are ridiculously bad now, have been for a while. Looks like it will have to wait until next year to change that as well, plus the note 7 blows it out of the water in looks now. It's crazy how far Samsung has come to make a beautiful looking smartphone.

    So decisions decisions, not sure what to do.
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    08-21-2016 10:18 PM
  23. Hurleygm's Avatar
    A couple things... How do you go back on iOS? On an Android you hit the back button. To me that is intuititve.
    This! The very reason using an iPhone frustrates me. I don't understand the lack of a back button.
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    08-21-2016 10:19 PM
  24. Hurleygm's Avatar
    Good choice, have had every Note since release every year and this is by far the most refined and even better screen than my Note 5 can tell the difference. Also I bet the Iphone can't manage this....

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...psskilq2an.gif
    Are you taking about the GIF maker, lol?
    TheSheepd0g likes this.
    08-21-2016 10:29 PM
  25. toneofark's Avatar
    I've never complained about the screen on my 6s plus but man does the Note 7's screen blow it away......... and I like not being tethered to iTunes for my music. Expandable storage is another bonus. I already have a few 128GB cards that I bought for my camera, so I just popped one in. No regrets.
    08-21-2016 10:30 PM
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