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  1. Digital Rules's Avatar
    Cons:
    Audio quality is awful.
    Please elaborate on the awful sound quality. Do you mean;

    -the earpiece (call quality)
    -the bottom speaker
    -headphone output

    Thanks!!
    03-15-2016 12:37 PM
  2. Only1Z's Avatar
    People using flagship androids number in the thousands. People using the iPhone number in the millions.
    Did anyone else read this and laugh? This is completely so utterly wrong that I almost spit my drink all over my computer monitor at work because I was laughing so hard.
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    03-15-2016 01:16 PM
  3. jdfry15's Avatar
    Has anyone had the opportunity to use the S7 edge and compare it to the nexus 6p vs Iphone 6+? Pure vs new Touchwiz. If so what are your thoughts?
    I have them both and both are great and have positives and negatives. The iPhone has a better battery. I think the apps look better and smoother on ios vs android. The edge has the best battery on Android I've ever seen along with water resistance and micro SD card. Edge by most accounts has better camera but I'm trying to adjust coming from the iPhone camera, the colors are just different. The screen on the edge is also stellar compared to the iPhone. I think it boils down to the os. Pick the os you like best. If you like to tinker get the edge if you like to set it and forget it get the iPhone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-15-2016 02:02 PM
  4. KHT6789's Avatar
    Honestly does the battery last as long as the 6 plus?
    Nope. Battery is very good for an Android phone but it's not beating a 6 plus for power user.

    Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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    03-15-2016 02:05 PM
  5. TabGuy's Avatar
    Honestly I love the closed ecosystem. Every app is optimized and uber efficient with the hardware. I love iCloud and all the integration with nightly auto back ups and updates. Everything works so nicely and the single core score is still the fasted per geekbench on a 6 month old phone. The iphone 7 will be a beast.
    Don't take this the wrong way but the best end user for an iPhone are folks that either a) don't like to make decisions or b) just aren't into technology and don't want to fuss with it. I'm that way with my car. I'm not into cars. I want to get in and drive. I'll never fuss with it. If it needs servicing and/or fixing I hire someone to do that. Yet I know people that spend all their spare hours working on cars.

    Android phones have so many options it's easy to screw things up and not figure out how to get back to the way you had it. It can be overwhelming for many and that represents a lot of work. I, on the other hand, just love tinkering with the phone. I'd never be happy with an iPhone and would be bored in about 10 minutes.
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    03-15-2016 02:55 PM
  6. fanaticalism's Avatar
    I've been trying but my desktop is being lame.. Will try later. But it's exciting

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Download Google Music Manager, log into your Gmail and select iTunes as music source and walk away. You'll see your entire library start popping up in Google Play Music.
    03-15-2016 05:17 PM
  7. fanaticalism's Avatar
    I use iSyncr. I go back and forth between iPhones and Android phones. I keep all of my music in iTunes and use iSyncr to sync to my phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Google Music Manager does this as well. I used iSyncr when I first moved to Android with the s4 and it was great, but once I learned about GMM I moved to that because it was simpler by reducing the number of apps I need on my phone wrapped in a nicer ui.
    03-15-2016 05:23 PM
  8. fanaticalism's Avatar
    Google photos on your phone. It backs up all your pictures at night when you charge. Also Google Keep notes if you want to back up your notes.
    It actually starts backing up as soon as you hit Wi-Fi unless you set it up differently.
    03-15-2016 05:26 PM
  9. samtylera's Avatar
    The quality of the ear speaker is also great with voices clear even on a windy high street or noisy station.
    03-16-2016 02:57 AM
  10. Kagesleonard's Avatar
    In fact the galaxy s7 edge is a gorgeous phone . I really love it
    03-16-2016 03:29 AM
  11. ecb1171's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. I'm a 6S+ owner and have been tempted by Android for awhile since I'm using Google services.

    After a few days, I'm on the fence about Android for a few reasons:

    1) iOS/OSX integration is tough to give up. Being able to take calls/answer texts is very nice functionality. I can use Google Voice, but I've found the service to be a little flakey
    2) Text selection and copy/paste is smoother on iOS. Being able to highlight a single word has proven to be a mixed bag as far as performance. Obviously, this is a minor issue
    3) Tough to make a definitive assessment after a few days, but battery life seems better on the 6S+
    4) As mentioned by many others, update speed for Samsung phones is horrible compared to iOS. In addition, I've read accounts where Samsung updates have crippled performance on the S6 so that is a concern.
    5) Not a big fan of the multiple app stores. Getting Amazon Video app on my S7 Edge was a hassle (and I'm not sure how I know when the app gets updated since it's not in the Google Play Store)

    As far as the S7 Edge, I love the design, screen and camera. Google services are decent on iOS, but fantastic on Android devices. I have not seen much lag on the S7 Edge...only slightly more than the 6S+ so I would not consider that a deal breaker by any means.

    Also, I would say that the app quality on Android has improved greatly since the last time I was on an Android device. Perhaps there is a more consistent design language for iOS apps (though there are many apps that are still not updated for the larger screen devices) but I prefer the material design language of Android.

    In the end, it's going to be weighing the iOS/OSX integration vs the superior Google services on Android.
    03-16-2016 08:37 AM
  12. Stake's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. I'm a 6S+ owner and have been tempted by Android for awhile since I'm using Google services.

    After a few days, I'm on the fence about Android for a few reasons:

    1) iOS/OSX integration is tough to give up. Being able to take calls/answer texts is very nice functionality. I can use Google Voice, but I've found the service to be a little flakey
    2) Text selection and copy/paste is smoother on iOS. Being able to highlight a single word has proven to be a mixed bag as far as performance. Obviously, this is a minor issue
    3) Tough to make a definitive assessment after a few days, but battery life seems better on the 6S+
    4) As mentioned by many others, update speed for Samsung phones is horrible compared to iOS. In addition, I've read accounts where Samsung updates have crippled performance on the S6 so that is a concern.
    5) Not a big fan of the multiple app stores. Getting Amazon Video app on my S7 Edge was a hassle (and I'm not sure how I know when the app gets updated since it's not in the Google Play Store)
    • OS integration is nice but there are ways around it. The only thing I see that's genuinely necessary is the ability to text on the desktop which there are several solutions. But that's what you get when one company has full control over their devices.
    • Text selection definitely can be better. There's probably a dumb Apple patent that prevents Google from doing something similar to how iOS implements theirs.
    • Battery has been really good on the S7 edge plus quick charging makes it simple to top off. I'm comfortable to leave the phone completely off charger for a day and then some.
    • Updates are going to be an issue since carriers are always involved with Android devices. It'd be faster if the weren't in the middle of it.
    • The multiple app stores isn't a downside. Not being tied to any one single store is actually a good thing. This gives you the ability to choose. Also, buying movies from Google Play allows you to play it on anything that plays YouTube. And if you use Amazon, you're automatically cross platform. It also allows for unique services like the Oculus store. You can't have that on iOS. Question about Amazon updates: Amazon pushes updates to their app on their own and you'll be notified to update.


    The Android experience overall is more PC like with the good and the bad. But honestly, both platforms have their issues but I rather have the ability pick my battles than have no say at all.
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    03-16-2016 10:17 AM
  13. tuckerman725's Avatar
    Doesn't Google Drive do that?
    03-16-2016 10:22 AM
  14. The Walrus 1984's Avatar
    Yes, I read it and thought Wow, couldn't be more wrong and thought about replying and said "meh, why bother?". So now here I am replying anyway, haha

    EDIT - not sure how this ended up down here. This was supposed to be a reply to Only!z's post @ top of this page. Derp!
    03-16-2016 10:36 AM
  15. wlonsdale's Avatar
    But how snappy and smooth and easy is it compared to the iphone?
    Many Android products are just as snappy.
    03-16-2016 12:06 PM
  16. wlonsdale's Avatar
    I agree with all of the above I just find myself sorta missing the whole safety of having a reliable phone. Although my first 6s was a dud it was nice knowing that the phone was going to update when all of the others did. I think that's the only honest reason I miss ios .. Dependability. I see so many people with Android issues and update issues... Never really had that with iPhone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I think the one thing to remember is the Android is simply the Operating System and it is freely given to the manufacturers to tinker with whereas Apple fully controls iOS and the hardware. Generally security updates are quick but OS updates depend on the manufacturer and the carrier.
    03-16-2016 12:19 PM
  17. wlonsdale's Avatar
    Honestly I love the closed ecosystem. Every app is optimized and uber efficient with the hardware. I love iCloud and all the integration with nightly auto back ups and updates. Everything works so nicely and the single core score is still the fasted per geekbench on a 6 month old phone. The iphone 7 will be a beast.
    Then you should stay with the iPhone.
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    03-16-2016 12:23 PM
  18. wlonsdale's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't buy it. I've had both and the 6s plus stomps on the s7 edge in battery life.
    The professional tests say differently.
    03-16-2016 12:30 PM
  19. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't buy it. I've had both and the 6s plus stomps on the s7 edge in battery life.
    I agree. I have yet to find another phone that lasts as long as the 6S+ in regards to battery life.
    sangs likes this.
    03-16-2016 12:35 PM
  20. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    The professional tests say differently.
    My tests say otherwise. The 6S+ has been outstanding on both usage and standby times. I hate to put it away in favor of my S7 Edge but i have for now.

    Quick thoughts from long time iphone user-img_9907.jpg
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    03-16-2016 12:39 PM
  21. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    I agree. I have yet to find another phone that lasts as long as the 6S+ in regards to battery life.
    I have both as well, the 6S+ battery last longer for me as well, but the Edge battery is still pretty solid.
    03-16-2016 12:40 PM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have both as well, the 6S+ battery last longer for me as well, but the Edge battery is still pretty solid.
    It's definitely one of the better Android phones as far as battery life is concerned.
    03-16-2016 12:42 PM
  23. mhettrich's Avatar
    Battery life is too subjective a statistic to even compare. One person's usage pattern is going to be completely different from another. I've definitely had better battery life on my 6 Plus than any Android phone I've used, but that's not to say it couldn't be the opposite for someone else.
    sangs likes this.
    03-16-2016 01:03 PM
  24. tnt4's Avatar
    I've been a long time user of both. I prefer Android but definitely don't dislike iOS. The only thing that has kept me going back to iOS is iMessage and Facetime. Everybody that I care about - immediate family, close friends, co-workers - use iPhones. I have the S7 now b/c dangit, I should be able to use what I want, but I fully expect the following headaches...

    • Family / Friends: "did you get my group message?" | "no, I switched phones, you'll have to re-add me, which will turn everybody's messages green" | "what?"... days later... "Why are videos and images crappy now?"
    • The less frequent one... "Hey I need some help with this, can we Facetime?" | "I don't have an iPhone any more - ever used Hangouts?" | "Wth is Hangouts?"
    • The one that's been a deal killer to date that I'm hoping to change... Boss / Coworker: **repeat first bullet point**


    Stupid little things, but they really hinder the whole point of having a smartphone - communication / connection with those that matter. Facetime isn't a huge deal, but iMessage is the real problem. #1percentproblems
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    03-16-2016 01:05 PM
  25. mhettrich's Avatar
    I've been a long time user of both. I prefer Android but definitely don't dislike iOS. The only thing that has kept me going back to iOS is iMessage and Facetime. Everybody that I care about - immediate family, close friends, co-workers - use iPhones. I have the S7 now b/c dangit, I should be able to use what I want, but I fully expect the following headaches...

    • Family / Friends: "did you get my group message?" | "no, I switched phones, you'll have to re-add me, which will turn everybody's messages green" | "what?"... days later... "Why are videos and images crappy now?"
    • The less frequent one... "Hey I need some help with this, can we Facetime?" | "I don't have an iPhone any more - ever used Hangouts?" | "Wth is Hangouts?"
    • The one that's been a deal killer to date that I'm hoping to change... Boss / Coworker: **repeat first bullet point**


    Stupid little things, but they really hinder the whole point of having a smartphone - communication / connection with those that matter. Facetime isn't a huge deal, but iMessage is the real problem. #1percentproblems
    It's absolutely ridiculous that this iMessage problem still exists. I switch from time to time as well and this happens every single time.
    tnt4 likes this.
    03-16-2016 01:09 PM
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