Android user using iPhone first time (thoughts)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Squirreladd, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Squirreladd macrumors member

    Squirreladd

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    I am using an iPhone new 5s until October, I have been using it for two weeks. In October I will either buy and iPhone 7 or I will buy a nexus 2016 (Google is the only company worst then apple at numbering apple.) My draw to the iPhone 5s was i needed something cheap (buying off contract for and MVNO) something that did not have bloatware, had reasonably fast updates I previously used an HTC M8 with CM13 that had all of these criteria. (I seriously don't care about cameras, I like to jokingly say i had no idea my m8 had cameras.)

    My first impression of the iOS is it is smooth and fast. For a device going on its third birthday this thing has no major slowdowns. Their are some things I don't like about the software but that comes in the territory of switching from one platform to another after 6yrs. I recognize that iOS and Android are not just different skins but they are different OSs with different ways to navigate them. For me to go into iOS thinking it is just apples version of android would be disingenuous of me and guarantees I have a horrible user experience. (Same applies going iOS to android.)

    The phone is not bad in any way. I have no major gripes about the phone that caused me to run back for a refund. (There are minor gripes on my fault of adaptation.) Touch id is amazing. It is fast and I have quickly incorporated it into my day to day life. I know my next phone will require a fast fingerprint reader in the future. I love how plugin in the phone to my car stereo (no android auto or carplay) allows me to control my phone from my cars head unit. Something I can't stand my only real problem has little to do with iOS so much as apple. I subscribe to google play music and Audible. I do not ever use apple's music app. However when I plug it into my car California by U2 starts to play. Not sure whats going on but its extremely annoying. Otherwise after 8 months I am going to have an extremely hard decision choosing in between the next nexus or the iPhone 7. So far I rather enjoy my iPhone its small but needed a phone on a budget and I don't want a giant piece of crap phone.

    I write this as a fanboy of technology not one of any particular company. Many make too much good stuff for me to wall myself into one company and miss out. Even if I am with iPhone for 8 months I am not going to have any regrets about this experience.
     
  2. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    If you think TouchID on the 5s is good, you should try it on the 6s. Huge improvement and almost instantaneous now.

    Oh, and welcome to the iPhone club. I did the same, but opposite, between my 5s and 6s. I got a Fire Phone to use for a month because it was cheap. It was neat to try android (Amazon's flavor) for a while, but was ready to get back to iOS at the end.
     
  3. megagene macrumors member

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    I just switched from Android to iOS last week. Got myself a shiny new space grey 6s. There has certainly been a pretty substantial learning curve so far and lots of things in iOS seem needlessly convoluted and counterintuitive. I miss the easy customization and home screen widgets of Android, and I also miss having a really crispy AMOLED screen. Having said that, there are also a lot of things that I totally dig. I was worried that battery life would suck since I chose to get the 6s instead of the 6s Plus, but so far it has been a non-issue, and standby on this thing is a total beast. And aside from the occasional hiccup/stutter in performance, this phone is very fast and smooth. I really like the camera on this phone too. It's very simple and quick, and more often than not, gets the shot you want on the first try. Overall, I'd have to say it's been a pretty positive experience thus far.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There was some deal with Apple installing a U2 album on devices without user knowledge a while back. After the outcry they provided a way to remove it.

    It never happened to me, but it sounds like it happened to you so you may want to Google Apple U2 music remove or some similar terms in order to find out how to get it off.

    PS. I use the Google Play app on my iPhone to stream my entire iTunes library. All of that is up in Google Play for me.
     
  5. Phuturism macrumors newbie

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    Welcome, just like you I've been with Android since almost the beginning. Started with the HTC Hero and since late last year had the LG G3 and loved the various flavors of Android even going into rooting and romming my phones. I had decided to try the Apple side by getting the 6S+

    Found a few things I've had to retrain myself with the day to day use of iOS like the large back button most Android devices had and relaying on iOS's task switcher to quickly move to other apps. I've enjoyed the camera and the use of image stabilization. Have the occasional bluetooth autoplay of Apple music with on device songs (yes have the free U2 album and like it) but I've always had that issue between my phone and my cars bluetooth with the autoplay on both the iphone and g3.
     
  6. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    There was always a way to remove it it's just that most people are not very tech savvy and just wanted to complain. So Apple had to come out with this big thing on how to remove it as if it were a work around. I think a better way Apple could have handled it is just ad it to everyones purchased list with out automatically downloading it to the device thus giving everyone the option. Then for those people who did't care or didn't want to see it on there device it would have been a non issue. Or maybe sent out like a push notification. In the end who really cares it was free for crying out loud.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're holding it wrong? ;)
     
  8. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    LMAO you are so right.
     
  9. Laserducky macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the Apple world ! Its not perfect but I hope that you grow to like it as most of us here have come to do.

    Both iOS and Android are mature systems and each will have their own pros and cons.

    I have a spare iphone 5 which is nearly 4 years old and still runs the latest iOS without a hitch.

    As others have said, touch id on my 6s+ is super fast so when you get the iphone 7, that should make you happy.

    I did miss the android widgets and customisations but then that level of customisation is not possible in iOS.

    You may relish the frequent updates to iOS as unlike Apple, HTC and Samsung take quite a while to update their flavour of Android (if at all).

    Cheers and welcome to the forum once again !
     
  10. Squirreladd thread starter macrumors member

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    The fast update is the reason I did not get any of the android phones in that price range. I used CM13 on my HTC M8 partially for that reason alone. The two things I cannot do on my phone is slow updates. I like my software nice and shiny new.
     
  11. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    It wasnt installed on any device unless a user did it themselves. It was made available to everyones apple ID and showed as being available from iCloud and there was an option to download it to the device that a user had to physically do. It was simple enough to remove it from showing on your iDevice if you wanted to. The outcry was a massive over reaction from folk who didnt really understand what was happening!!
     

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