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  1. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Wow, so much for trying to figure out what the android hype is about.... Thanks for the helpful comment.

    Sorry you don't like it when the flaws are pointed out.
    It's just that you come across as being really unhappy with your phone. Of course there are some things I don't like about my phone but overall I'm happy with it.

    Maybe you are just going through a learning curve with your phone.

    Posted from my S5
    09-03-2014 06:36 AM
  2. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Another helpful post. Thanks.

    Just don't use iCloud and you'll be safe.

    You know its funny, when I first got this phone, I signed in to all of the Google stuff because I thought that's what I had to do. The next thing I know all of my photos are uploaded to some Google account somewhere. Ironically enough, there were naked pictures of a female on my phone. They magically went "somewhere". It took me a week to figure out how to delete it and stop it from happening every time restarted my phone. Super safe on the S5, you got it.
    Naked photos are not safe on any phone or cloud storage space period.

    Posted from my S5
    Eclipse2K likes this.
    09-03-2014 06:37 AM
  3. Slashyou's Avatar
    Yeah, the Facebook apps are pretty bad.
    Still use facebook?
    GrooveRite likes this.
    09-03-2014 07:01 AM
  4. Slashyou's Avatar
    Naked photos are not safe on any phone or cloud storage space period.

    Posted from my S5
    Not on i Apple lCloud where the celebrites naked pictures leaked so id say if you have "nasty" pictures on your phone get a app with a lock (pin) where there safely stored
    09-03-2014 07:06 AM
  5. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Posts like this are why I would never review an iPhone.

    That, and the fact that I'm not looking for attention or trouble.
    09-03-2014 07:36 AM
  6. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Posts like this are why I would never review an iPhone.

    That, and the fact that I'm not looking for attention or trouble.
    The reason I started this thread is because I had a hard time finding an honest, detailed review from an iPhone to S5 user. The reviews that just say "its awesome" or "it sucks" do not help me at all. I just wanted to have some details for other users as to why I do or don't like the phone.

    I do like it, in many ways. I also hate it in many ways. As of right now, once my 6 month contract with Samsung is up, I'll be going back to the Apple with the larger iPhone 6. Unless, like others have pointed out, the learning curve flattens out. Lol.

    Its been over a month and I still can't correctly type or text on any of the 5 keyboards I have tried. 3 of which I paid for. Annoying as hell.
    Jaramie10 likes this.
    09-03-2014 07:07 PM
  7. Cincojoe's Avatar
    Well I switched and I'm using the S5 and so far I'm loving it. I actually like the keyboard so much better than the Apple one. Sure it's not perfect but damn it's fun. There is so much to it. I'm enjoying learning new stuff all the time. When I want to get bored I always have my work phone that is an iPhone.
    thecomicbookandme likes this.
    09-03-2014 07:19 PM
  8. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Well I switched and I'm using the S5 and so far I'm loving it. I actually like the keyboard so much better than the Apple one. Sure it's not perfect but damn it's fun. There is so much to it. I'm enjoying learning new stuff all the time. When I want to get bored I always have my work phone that is an iPhone.
    These are the exact type of posts I am referring too...... Well written none the less.
    09-03-2014 08:44 PM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Still use facebook?
    Not much, and not on my phone.
    Cincojoe likes this.
    09-05-2014 06:40 PM
  10. Slashyou's Avatar
    Not much, and not on my phone.
    OK
    09-06-2014 02:12 AM
  11. Denzo_K's Avatar
    Just reposting a comment I made earlier, elsewhere on this site. I think its kind of relevant. And its great to see Apple and ex-Apple users give an opinion - makes it easier for me to relate. Anyway:

    I am always on my phone. Between work, socially and commuting its something I use a lot. Ive had all iPhones since the 3G. Even my 2 month old 5S. I then started hearing that the next iPhone is going to be bigger (like Android big) so I decided to try out Android one more time.
    During all the iPhone models, I had sometimes branched out and tried various android phones but they always kind of sucked. I had the HTC Desire (the original one - Amoled back then was amazing, it was well build and quite compact) but took terrible photos , I had the SGS2 which was good - it had some great tech for its time - but ultimately Android was quite ugly back then, and lastly I had the HTC ONE X - which had an awesome screen, wasn't too bulky and HTC had a nice UI by then, but ultimately I couldn't live with it because it had display driver issues and was quite laggy (again, spoilt by the quality of Apple's UI and software). I also always found the Android app store to be rubbish in comparison, and there seem to be a lot of garbage apps. Besides the quality of apps, half the time the app store didn't used to get all the Apps that that Apples store did - and when they did get the app it was never as pretty or smooth.
    I am somewhat of an iWhore and prefer quality over quantity so it was always easy to go with Apple.
    Back to the next iPhone - its going be bigger. And to be honest I am ready for a break from iPhone and iOS. I have an iPad. And a MacBook Pro. I was just kind of hoping for a different experience - but one that was still quality.
    So on the weekend - and I know there will be a new one early next year, and a new iPhone in like 4 weeks, but I just wanted to own this new beast and that was a brand new SGS5.
    Man the screen (AMOLED) is just amazing. Its smooth like iOS now. Videos look amazing. I can actually transfer videos onto it. The Google now thing is amazing!! It tells me my bus time table and best routes - straight up. And it is waterproof! Another interesting thing I noticed is on an app I use a bit, the NBA App, it lets you choose video quality - this is huge for me because my lunch break I will be able to watch an hour and only use 540MB instead of 3.8GB. I still have the option of going HD which is cool. NFC built in. Battery is fantastic. Camera is right up there. Im pleasantly surprised.
    Again as someone who always hated android (copy cats) and have been spoilt with Apple products for years - for me the SGS5 is definitely a phone worth trying and is on the right path. I won't be able to use my Apple TV with my phone (still got an iPad) but my TV is Samsung anyway.
    If you are on the fence - try it out - it really has caught up and offers something different. For me the LG was a bit too big and didn't feel in the same league in the hand. Having metal is cool - but my iPhone 5 (5S was better) looked like it had seen an able grinder with all the silver grazes on it from very light use.
    09-06-2014 02:19 AM
  12. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Please explain to me why I can't send a 15 second video via text message. Am I missing something?
    09-06-2014 06:50 PM
  13. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Please explain to me why I can't send a 15 second video via text message. Am I missing something?
    I think you are going to have to host that on a server and link to it, ie YouTube. Video requires a humongous amount of data storage. Way too much for the text app.
    09-06-2014 07:09 PM
  14. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Are you serious? Why on earth would anyone want a phone that can't send a 15 second video without hosting it? That's a definite deal breaker for me.
    09-06-2014 07:29 PM
  15. Cincojoe's Avatar
    I think you are going to have to host that on a server and link to it, ie YouTube. Video requires a humongous amount of data storage. Way too much for the text app.
    Why can Apple do it?
    09-06-2014 07:55 PM
  16. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Why can Apple do it?
    Exactly. Imessage or not, I could send a video to anyone. Even an S5 owner.
    09-06-2014 08:24 PM
  17. Timm4y77's Avatar
    I can attest to the battery, again, 20 hours of heavy use today. Wow. That's crazy.
    09-06-2014 11:46 PM
  18. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Are you serious? Why on earth would anyone want a phone that can't send a 15 second video without hosting it? That's a definite deal breaker for me.
    I'm on AT&T and I can send a video that is longer than 15 seconds but the video quality is abysmal, rendering it pointless to do so. As I think you already know, you can do this iPhone to iPhone without quality loss is because of iMessage. It really sucks that the carriers don't allow us to send highest quality. Use my data, that's fine. Either that or Android needs to come up with something equivalent to iMessage.
    09-07-2014 12:01 AM
  19. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Just reposting a comment I made earlier, elsewhere on this site. I think its kind of relevant. And its great to see Apple and ex-Apple users give an opinion - makes it easier for me to relate. Anyway:

    I am always on my phone. Between work, socially and commuting its something I use a lot. Ive had all iPhones since the 3G. Even my 2 month old 5S. I then started hearing that the next iPhone is going to be bigger (like Android big) so I decided to try out Android one more time.
    During all the iPhone models, I had sometimes branched out and tried various android phones but they always kind of sucked. I had the HTC Desire (the original one - Amoled back then was amazing, it was well build and quite compact) but took terrible photos , I had the SGS2 which was good - it had some great tech for its time - but ultimately Android was quite ugly back then, and lastly I had the HTC ONE X - which had an awesome screen, wasn't too bulky and HTC had a nice UI by then, but ultimately I couldn't live with it because it had display driver issues and was quite laggy (again, spoilt by the quality of Apple's UI and software). I also always found the Android app store to be rubbish in comparison, and there seem to be a lot of garbage apps. Besides the quality of apps, half the time the app store didn't used to get all the Apps that that Apples store did - and when they did get the app it was never as pretty or smooth.
    I am somewhat of an iWhore and prefer quality over quantity so it was always easy to go with Apple.
    Back to the next iPhone - its going be bigger. And to be honest I am ready for a break from iPhone and iOS. I have an iPad. And a MacBook Pro. I was just kind of hoping for a different experience - but one that was still quality.
    So on the weekend - and I know there will be a new one early next year, and a new iPhone in like 4 weeks, but I just wanted to own this new beast and that was a brand new SGS5.
    Man the screen (AMOLED) is just amazing. Its smooth like iOS now. Videos look amazing. I can actually transfer videos onto it. The Google now thing is amazing!! It tells me my bus time table and best routes - straight up. And it is waterproof! Another interesting thing I noticed is on an app I use a bit, the NBA App, it lets you choose video quality - this is huge for me because my lunch break I will be able to watch an hour and only use 540MB instead of 3.8GB. I still have the option of going HD which is cool. NFC built in. Battery is fantastic. Camera is right up there. Im pleasantly surprised.
    Again as someone who always hated android (copy cats) and have been spoilt with Apple products for years - for me the SGS5 is definitely a phone worth trying and is on the right path. I won't be able to use my Apple TV with my phone (still got an iPad) but my TV is Samsung anyway.
    If you are on the fence - try it out - it really has caught up and offers something different. For me the LG was a bit too big and didn't feel in the same league in the hand. Having metal is cool - but my iPhone 5 (5S was better) looked like it had seen an able grinder with all the silver grazes on it from very light use.
    You can use an app called all cast to watch locally stored videos, pictures and music on your Android phone to the Apple TV.

    Nice review by the way

    Posted from my S5
    09-07-2014 12:39 AM
  20. Timm4y77's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and I can send a video that is longer than 15 seconds but the video quality is abysmal, rendering it pointless to do so. As I think you already know, you can do this iPhone to iPhone without quality loss is because of iMessage. It really sucks that the carriers don't allow us to send highest quality. Use my data, that's fine. Either that or Android needs to come up with something equivalent to iMessage.
    Like I posted above, I KNOW for a fact I could send quality video from my iPhone to my buddy's S5 on Verizon. I did it MANY times. It has nothing to do with iMessage.

    EDIT: as a matter of fact, I just did it today. I was trying to send my buddy a video of an issue I was having with my car. I videoed it with my S5 (AWESOME quality I may add) and attempted to send it to him. He has an S5 on Verizon, just like me. It wouldn't let me. Video to large or some crap like that. I then went inside, grabbed my wife's iPhone 5, took another video, and sent it to him, no problem. Bad news is, my car has a boost leak. LOL. Good news is my S5 takes much better videos than an iPhone 5, I just can't send them to anyone.
    09-07-2014 01:44 AM
  21. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Like I posted above, I KNOW for a fact I could send quality video from my iPhone to my buddy's S5 on Verizon. I did it MANY times. It has nothing to do with iMessage.

    EDIT: as a matter of fact, I just did it today. I was trying to send my buddy a video of an issue I was having with my car. I videoed it with my S5 (AWESOME quality I may add) and attempted to send it to him. He has an S5 on Verizon, just like me. It wouldn't let me. Video to large or some crap like that. I then went inside, grabbed my wife's iPhone 5, took another video, and sent it to him, no problem. Bad news is, my car has a boost leak. LOL. Good news is my S5 takes much better videos than an iPhone 5, I just can't send them to anyone.
    I suppose you could use NFC to another Android phone. I know what you mean though. I took a picture with my S5 and ipod touch the other day . The picture came out in better quality on the S5. I sent the same pic using Google hangouts on the touch and and the S5. From the S5 the image was compressed on the touch it was not. In the end it looked better when sent from the touch despite the original image taken with the S5 being better.

    Posted from my S5
    09-07-2014 02:27 AM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Just send it via shared link in Dropbox or Carousel. Problem solved.

    Also, I've received a number of videos from iPhones and they're TERRIBLE quality. Either really small or really grainy. When I had an iPhone, that wasn't an issue because it came through via iMessage. I've never seen them come through in perfect condition from any iPhone to any Android. If there's a way to do it, then I'd love to hear it since the majority of my family have iPhones.
    09-07-2014 02:22 PM
  23. Cincojoe's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with iMessage. I can send a video from my iphone to my sisters moto and it looks fine. Enough with the iMessage stuff already.
    09-07-2014 04:02 PM
  24. Wildo6882's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with iMessage. I can send a video from my iphone to my sisters moto and it looks fine. Enough with the iMessage stuff already.
    No reason to get testy. It is true that iMessage videos come out perfect. I'm an iOS fan and frequently use it. I'm not slamming it. But I frequently get videos from my mom or my sister who have iPhones and they either come in really small (as in the video itself is a small picture) or they are very grainy. My sister sent me a 3 second video of my nephews telling my daughter congratulations and it was very grainy and very literally 3 seconds. Yes they can send, but they definitely don't come in perfectly. If you know some secret, then by all means, let us know. I'm using a Nexus 5 right now, FYI.
    09-07-2014 08:49 PM
  25. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Like I posted above, I KNOW for a fact I could send quality video from my iPhone to my buddy's S5 on Verizon. I did it MANY times. It has nothing to do with iMessage.

    EDIT: as a matter of fact, I just did it today. I was trying to send my buddy a video of an issue I was having with my car. I videoed it with my S5 (AWESOME quality I may add) and attempted to send it to him. He has an S5 on Verizon, just like me. It wouldn't let me. Video to large or some crap like that. I then went inside, grabbed my wife's iPhone 5, took another video, and sent it to him, no problem. Bad news is, my car has a boost leak. LOL. Good news is my S5 takes much better videos than an iPhone 5, I just can't send them to anyone.
    Off topic but what kind of car do you have? Boost leaks can be a real pain to track down. I'm a big fan of turbocharged 4 bangers. Lol. I had a WRX for like 6 or 7 years until I just bought a Mazda Speed3 almost a year ago.

    Back on topic, that's weird man. I've definitely had people with iPhones send me videos and the look like crap just like any other video I get via MMS. Such crap that we can take such great pics and videos but have no quick and easy way to send them to people when we are all paying a ton of money for our cell phones. SMDH.
    Timm4y77 and Wildo6882 like this.
    09-07-2014 09:04 PM
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