Android users that switched...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by symple84, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. symple84 macrumors member

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    I'd like to hear the impressions of Android users that jumped to the iPhone 6 or plus.
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Will be interesting to know, but I wonder how many of them would have MacRumors accounts yet, or even know it exists.
     
  3. bsmith4832 macrumors regular

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    I'm switching from the HTC One M8 to a 6 Plus. However, I'm biased and won't provide a true Android-only opinion.

    I've had every iPhone up until the 5S. I've also owned 3 different Android devices in between there as well - HTC Inspire 4G, HTC One M7, and HTC One M8.

    I initially sold my 5 and went to the M8 for the larger screen. I love larger screens and that was the sole reason I switched. For the 3rd time, I'm going back to the iPhone. I'd guess this will be the last time I test the waters with Android. I kept giving Android the benefit of the doubt but there are too many little things I simply don't like. I like the customization, yet, after experiencing bugs a couple small bugs or things that just weren't as fluid and simple, I want iOS back... badly.

    I've had the M8 for over 6 months now (since launch) and I'm dying to go back to iOS. I have an iPad Air (which I absolutely love) and an Apple TV. Having a whole ecosystem with Apple is simple. It makes my life easier (AirPlay, for example) and provides a smoothness with transitioning between devices - whether it be the huge benefit of iMessage (and the ease of being able to text from my iPad easily), to seemless backups, and overall (IMO) higher quality apps.

    Again, I like Android a lot, it can do everything that iOS can do... and more. Yet, finding solutions to certain scenarios could take 4-5 steps to complete, whereas on iOS it would take 1 or 2 steps.
     
  4. caramellhoney macrumors 6502

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    I would've if they had any in Stock! I'm on a Galaxy note 3 with sprint and wanted a plus, but was told by 2 different reps that they won't be back in stock for either a month or 2 months ("Thanksgiving")
     
  5. davefromca macrumors 6502

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    Well I went to the 5 from a droid x in 2012 and I will never own another phone other then the iphone. That droid was a POS. Within months of buying it the phone started having problems. Accessing music would crash it, taking a video would freeze it, most of the pix i took were corrupted. My 5 runs the same as it did when I first turned it on. Its build quality is unmatched. The battery still holds a charge very well.
     
  6. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely adore my 6 Plus. I'm coming from a Galaxy S3 (for the past two years), and iPhones prior to that.

    I switched in 2012 for the bigger screen of the S3. Since this was a "contract is up" year, I was thrilled when Apple introduced larger screens. Everything in our house is all Apple ecosystem, and my Galaxy S3 was odd man out.

    It's great having all Apple again, sending videos over to Apple TV, syncing books between my iPad Air and 6 Plus, etc. Android was a fun two-year experiment in which I rooted, unlocked, flashed ROMs (CyanogenMod ftw). But in the end, I just want a phone that *works* w/o all the damned tinkering -- and iOS beats Android hands-down for usability and user experience.
     
  7. edlex macrumors 68000

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    As soon as UPS gets me my 6+ I'll give you guys my impressions. I'm coming from a launch day note 2.
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Highly subjective. The build quality of my i5 is crap. It has loose buttons for goodness sake. As for it running the same as when I first turned it on, no it doesn't. iOS7 raped the battery life.
    So one bad (to you) Android device has you stating that you will never own another phone except for an iPhone. What happens if you get a bad iPhone sometime??
     
  9. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    I switched from the HTC One M8 to the iPhone 6 and I'm not sure how I feel. I've found a number of bugs in iOS 8 and the operating still feels somewhat inferior to me. Almost like it was made for children. The fact that most of the apps look terrible and blurry on this new device doesn't help much but I'm going to give it a real shot. The camera on this thing if fantastic though!
     
  10. davefromca macrumors 6502

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    Actually ive owned two androids...
     
  11. koigirl macrumors 6502a

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    Superiority of iPhone's camera is the single most important reason I haven't switched to Android in the last few years for a bigger screen. I still wonder what I'm missing with a flagship Android phone but alas I'm completely tied into Apple ecosystem.
     
  12. apple.snapple macrumors regular

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    I switched. I took a few shots of my Nexus 5 next to my Plus before it get's boxed up and sold.
    I'm going to miss it, I'll be honest, but this new iPhone is too awesome for words. Best phone I've ever owned.


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  13. anopy1 macrumors member

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    I just got my iPhone 6. I've always been an android girl. Never owned an iPhone until today. I started with the original Droid, Droid X, Galaxy Nexus, S4 and then Moto X. This is the nicest phone I've ever used. It's only been in my possession for an hour or so, but I don't see myself ever going back to android.
     
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I completely switched from Android to the Plus. So far so good. Have to sell my GS4 and GN3 next week.

    The size is perfect and the screen is beyond gorgeous.
     
  15. OrderFromChaos macrumors member

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    Agree with a lot of your thoughts. Found a couple bugs using iOS 8 on my iPad, one causing an app I use all the time to automatically crash when starting.

    Still waiting on my iPhone 6 Plus to arrive so I'll report back when I actually have it. I'm making the transition from a Droid Razr Maxx and a Droid X before that. I liked the customization of Android, and absolutely love the fact I can use PIC and Arduino development boards without any issues. I'll still use my Android devices for development but I've grown tired of doing constant cache clearings, missing calls because my screen doesn't turn on, poor pictures, etc. I've slowly transitioned to Apple products in the past two years after never owning one, and this is the last step. :)
     
  16. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Sounds like Samsung better start preparing its investors for more bad news next quarter :)
     
  17. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my latest journey since my iP5 > LG G2 > Moto X > Note 3 > Droid Ultra > iP6+. So far, loving the IP6+. The screen is like OMG awesome. iOS is much nicer now than in iOS7 with extentions and the widgets. The one thing that does bug me right now is Apps who haven't adjusted to the scaling of the large screen. You go from super crisp and awesome to what the heck when you have an app that isn't yet optimized.
     
  18. ChubZ macrumors regular

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    Ive had every iPhone and just about every major Android phone since 2011. I never kept any of the iPhone 5's or 5s' long enough because I wasn't liking the 4 inch screens. I always told my wife, If Apple made a 5 inch screen or larger I would gladly switch back.

    My favorite phone to this point has been the Nexus 5. It's simple, it works and it was a great experience. My biggest letdown was the LG G3. The battery life is terrible once that Display is on.
     
  19. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I own both a G3 and an iPhone 5s. I don't plan on switching to either as a proprietary device. However I will be waiting for 6s.
     
  20. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Was the same with OG iPhone --> retina and iPhone 4S (4:3) --> iPhone 5 (16:9). The iPhone 6 won't really come into its own for a few months until these things happen:

    1. Apple polishes iOS 8, works out some of the bugs, optimizes for the iPhone 6 (especially the Plus).

    2. OS X Yosemite is released, enabling all the stuff like handoff, etc.

    3. Developers update current apps to not scale up.

    4. Developers release a full complement of Extension apps that take full advantage of the possibilities.

    5. Apple releases all-new Photos app in 2015, bringing much more power to what was iPhoto.

    6. Apple enables Photos in iCloud and replaces Photostream.
     
  21. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Yah I'm sure they're so worried that they're having a hard time concentrating on shipping all those televisions, monitors, medical devices and all the other products that make up the other 97% of their product lines. XD
     
  22. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    What I absolutely dislike about the 6 is there are no pictures or pretty lettering next to each email! They have in on the Plus but omitted it on the 6....
     
  23. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Their mobile division (primarily phones) accounted for 61% their total revenues and 68% of their operating profits in 2013, so I do think they need to be concerned. Last quarter was bad. The iPhone 6 is going to make that worse.
     
  24. SevengerNC macrumors regular

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    There's no doubt iPhones are more user friendly than Droids, but I switched from iPhone 4 to Galaxy S4 for the 5" screen and love it. Going back to iPhone 6 Plus when I qualify in Nov.

    I've had iPads for several yrs and a Samsung Note 8 that I bought cause I liked the S pen option. I even bought a Macbook Air this year after swearing I would never own another Mac (been a Win man since 90's), and I get along well with it. Sure wish MacPaint was on it and iMovie was as simple as Win Movie Maker though.
     
  25. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    They aren't worried. The note 4 will still sell by the bucketloads. It looks like a brilliant device.
     

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