Android to IOS and back to Android, but not sure leaving ios good

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by elf69, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    Before I start this is kinda a useless post and i know it so try not post to bad a comment please.

    I always had android from way back 1.6
    Mainly had samsungs, high end models on contract.

    but about year ago tried IOS with a 6s+
    Is a great phone in so many ways.

    But was missing few options I had in my s7 edge.

    So I bought a cheap china phone.
    1.3GHz octo core cpu
    3GB ram
    32GB ROM
    and a 6" screen
    and 4100mAh Battery
    Android 6.0 stock rom.

    great phone for £127.
    Like it and very fast.
    battery is amazing last nite ended day with 56% left!

    Thing is I got used to ios, so what did i like better on ios?

    sms app much cleaner
    stock keyboard better
    cleaner image gallery
    imessage
    better UI

    What do i like about new phone?

    SD slot
    HUGE screen
    file explorer built in
    removable battery
    USB support (flash memeory, keyboard ,etc)

    I am still not sure was right move going back to android.
    I like both for different reasons.

    If only could run android on iphone...
     
  2. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68020

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  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. zohaali146 macrumors regular

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    It completely depends upon your requirement, after switching back to Android are you regretting the decision?
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes I think I am.

    last two days gone back to my iphone as problems with the touch buttons bottom of screen on new phone.

    Both phones have good and bad points.
     
  6. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68020

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    got it. I misunderstood your OP, my bad. good luck!
     
  7. mrex macrumors 68030

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    "better UI" (iOS)

    how?

    I feel it is abit "hit and miss" rather than simple or better.
     
  8. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Maybe he means the simplicity of it? I don't know how can a boring screen with icons stick on top of a wallpaper can be considered better but ok...
     
  9. raqball Suspended

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    I recently sold my iPhone SE and am using a Google Pixel. I do not miss iOS much at all to be honest..

    The few things I miss I've found ways to accomplish.
     
  10. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes ios simpler.

    as for wall paper I just have a blank screen with no apps on it, then swipe to left for my apps.
    This way my home screen as it where is blank and just see the wallpaper.

    I'm tempted go back, been using my iphone 6s plus again.
    Main reason is the usb host in android as started to use it a bit more.
    Been using my android tablet (samsung tab s 8.4)

    If only apple/ios had the usb support then it would be near on perfect!
    For me anyway...
     
  11. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    I'm using a Note 4 and a iPhone 6 Plus... The one thing is widgets. I can't handle having of half the iPhone screen blank, and not able to move apps into another area. On Droid, I can fill empty space with a widget.

    If Apple can have a widget system by swiping to the right, then I'm sure they can allow for widgets anywhere on the phone.

    The one thing I don't like about Android and it's widgets, is that its a battery nightmare. No matter what anybody says, widgets will kill your battery. So pros and cons of what I miss on iOS
     
  12. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Perhaps there is something wrong with your battery? Android phones usually have bigger capacity batteries than iPhones so they last way long, also your note 4 is almost 3 years, no battery can have it's full capacity on that cycle.
     
  13. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    the cubot max I have claims 10 hours video playback.
    this was in a review i read online.

    Still have a note 3 which still goes a full day without playing too many games on it.
     
  14. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    What widgets have you been using?? I have never had any problems with battery draining because of a fricking widget :)
     
  15. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    Interesting.. Depends how often that widget updates. Weather widgets especially, as well as widgets related to news etc that refreshes at set intervals will drain your battery.
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Not really. It takes seconds at the most to refresh with decent signal. I had no issues with my weather widget set on 30min intervals. But now I keep it on "refresh when wake" setting, which actually makes more sense. Now if you have a widget that's constantly pinging for location, that could be a battery drain. Some of the crappy widgets do that, instead of only getting location when refreshing.
     
  17. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    Which ever way you look at it, or which widget does what, a widget still needs to refresh at some point to keep the info up to date. I agree, some widgets are crappy and might drain a battery faster, but a widget would still eat into a battery faster than a static app that just sits there. So I'm assuming that is why Apple decided against the use of it.
     
  18. Fille84 macrumors regular

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    I've had widgets that have been updated every 30min and no drain at all. With my latest android (oneplus 3T) for example it drained 2% over night with that widget.
     
  19. widgeteer Suspended

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    I generally don't find widgets that useful. At a glance stuff that gives me scores are good. Otherwise, I find most widgets don't save me a great deal of touches vs just opening the app proper.
     
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    Just like apps, there are a lot of widgets that suck and are not very useful. There are some that I find are very useful. Useful ones don't just save on touches, they save time. For instance, some apps have a splash screen that appears for a few to several seconds before the app actually shows you any useful information. A widget that shows you this information is very handy. I use weather widgets that show not only the current temperature, but also the short term forecast. It's faster than one of my weather apps that takes a few seconds showing you the splash screen every time you start up the app and then you have to scroll.
     
  22. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    gone back to iphone 6s plus as the android phone touch buttons below screen stopped working.

    sent back for refund.

    shame as was nice phone with massive 6" screen.
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G4

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    You get what you pay for....that cheap phone turned out to be cheap after all......
    Enjoy your iphone it is still a great phone :)
     
  24. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    very true.

    reviews from real users are good.

    my iphone has a size limit 16GB, could not afford bigger.
    android lets me add an SD and lets my use usb memory.

    these two factors was my reason for change as be handy for work, etc.

    Dont get me wrong iphone amazing device and blows most android out water in almost every aspect.
     
  25. hallux macrumors 68030

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    My widget use depends on the device I'm using. On my phone I use TWO on my primary home screen, the clock and oneto track data usage with the Project Fi app. On my tablet, I have a few on my primary home screen, two are just for quick access my my inbox for a couple email accounts.
     

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