An Android Enthusiast's Apple iPhone 6 Challenge

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tig Bitties, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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  2. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Some fair points on a few issues but surely you would try an $800 dollar product before buying. Particularly if you are already comfortable with another phone OS?
     
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    He does, but he also apparently doesn't know how to use an iOS device. Some of his gripes can be fixed.

    Such as the today widget, that can be removed from the notification tray so that the stocks widget shows up first, he doesn't have to tap the small icon to switch from notification to widget screen, he can just swipe from left to right. Also, the "bounce" he's complaining about is dependent on how "hard" you swipe down, so a slower swipe and it won't bounce.

    He also apparently doesn't know you can go into settings, set up the volume for the alarm, and separate it from the volume rocker. So that you can have the alarm volume at full and not worry about turning it down when you use the volume rocker to play a game (his example).

    Lightning cables are also $20 from Apple, not sure where he got $30-$40, and you can even buy cheap Chinese lightning cables for $4 on Amazon.

    While he does bring up some good points about Apple not fully allowing 3rd party browsers and the ergonomics with the home button at the bottom and back button at the top, it just seems like a completely biased review and never gave the iPhone a chance. He went in hating the phone and only saw it from that perspective.
     
  4. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    After watching that video, I had a strong urge to buy a 6 pack of bud light, watch some NASCAR, wear a wife-beater T-shirt, throw on some boots while kicking back in a folding plastic chair next to a trailer home. And scream yee-haw.

    In fact, that probably would have been a more entertaining 10 minutes of my life.
     
  5. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Great post. I laughed.
     
  6. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    He complains that you "have to turn down the volume" at night if you don't want to hear notifications/texts all night long. Has he never heard of "Do Not Disturb" mode...?

    I love it when I see android-fanboy reviews of the iPhone showing how clueless they are of what iOS can actually do. I am not posting dumb amateur videos of myself reviewing the new Note IV in complete ignorance, and neither should they.
     
  7. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I doubt he used it more than a few hours. Nuances of any OS take more than a day or 2 to learn and this is why the video is a joke. His whole review of Mail was completey wrong. My email doesn't take 'forever' to load, nor do I have to wait for each individual email to load and then reload itself over and over again, and you can swipe right to go back to the main screen to skip to any email. I have no idea what he was blabbing on about. I guess he expects Apple to use Android's swipe to go to next email feature?
     
  8. bobenhaus, Oct 12, 2014
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    Whatever. The guy has his own opinion and people should respect it. No reason to make fun of of him.
     
  9. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not. Switching between iOS and Android can be difficult because both android and iOS have there own way of doing things.
     
  10. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion iMessage is probably the one thing that makes switching between iOS and Android difficult. I would love to use an Android device as a secondary phone once in a while and put the iPhone aside. But assuming the iMessage bug is still not fixed its not viable for me to stop using the iPhone if it means I will miss text messages from my friends are using iOS. I've tried researching if it was ever fixed or not but there are no recent reports of it.
     
  11. mib1800 macrumors 68020

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    I thought he was saying if you turned the master volume down all the way, your wake-up alarm will be soundless. Is this true? I hope not, otherwise this would be a very dumb design.
     
  12. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    There's no such thing as "master volume". It's volume for "Ringer and Alerts", so when the alarm ringer goes off, of course the "Ringer and Alerts" volume is going to effect it.

    Why on earth would you ever turn down the "ringer and alerts" volume? There's a better way to do it in every scenario.
     
  13. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    On Android you can set the volume of the alarm independently of all other sounds, at least with the default alarm on AOSP. So he may indeed be used to turning down the volume.
     
  14. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I have no idea if Apple changed things with iOS8, but I never made any changes to my iPhone6 with regards to default settings and I can send and receive iMessages and regular texts from Android and Windows phones no problem. I haven't bothered to investigate further since everything works perfectly for me?
     
  15. mib1800 macrumors 68020

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    I thought sometimes you want to lower the phone ringing volume down in a quiet environment (by pressing the vol down). So let me get this right, this will also affect the vol of clock alarm sound? If this is the case, then there is something wrong with this design.
     
  16. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure it is not possible to send and receive iMessages from Android and/or Windows?
     
  17. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    So, you want the phone volume so low that you can't hear it, but want the alarm loud....? And somehow, the mute switch wouldn't work here...? The mute switch doesn't effect the alarm.

    Dude, give it up. It's a smart design and it works very well. The guy obviously didn't know about the Do Not Disturb feature.
     
  18. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sending an iMessage from my windows or Android phones. That is not what I am saying. What I am saying is that I don't have any problems with iMessage on my iPhone sending or receiving text messages regardless of the OS they are coming from or I am sending to. I know that this used to be an issue before. You know the whole iMessage scandal from earlier this year?
     
  19. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    That issue only occurs in specific instances after someone has left the iPhone for another mobile OS.
     
  20. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    So anyone 'going to' iPhone has no problem?

    I'm also guessing that I may not have any issues since my phone number is linked to my Google account (Hangouts, Voice, etc) and not just in iCloud?
     
  21. JH- macrumors 6502

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    Correct. It is only when you leave iOS that the problems arise. Sometimes there is a period of time where iOS users trying to text you will send iMessages to the now defunct iMessage account.

    The fact that your number is linked to your Google account doesn't have anything to do with it. Apple's servers have to recognize that you have removed yourself from iMessage.
     
  22. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Which if you're going back and forth every few days, it has no chance of fixing itself.
     
  23. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I want to point out that I had no issue with the iMessage problem and I switched phones on a regular basis.....

    Which makes me wonder what the exact culprit is. I do know, that if you plan on switching for a while (or good). All you need to do is sign out of iCloud before you switch.
     
  24. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    This is a stupid statement. I can think of a 101 reasons why I would want different volumes for my alarm clock and my call ringtone and my alerts.
     
  25. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    They are different. On iOS you can adjust the ringer and media, different from the alarm. I don't know why that guy thinks lowering ringer volume messes with alarm.
     

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