Anyone else here missing their iPhone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChrisTX, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    As an owner of a GS3, and a Nexus 4. I find myself really missing the iPhone as of late. The simplicity, and ease of use of iOS on my iPad has me missing this on my phone. I think an LTE enabled Nexus 4 that didn't get hot as the sun every time I either charge, or run basic apps would be perfect. I never thought I'd have withdrawals after all this, but I really think iOS is a truly great mobile OS. Can't wait for a mid summer iPhone 5 launch! :cool:
  2. gregrose macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Almost went android phone. Got the nexus 7 & love it. But it just doesn't run that smoothly & the apps / games aren't polished feeling. Decided to get iPhone 5 & man this phone flies... LTE is amazing As well, overall both are great options but for me - everyone I know has iPhone & I group text a lot. So I stuck with it
  3. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    At this point, not missing the iPhone at all. Constantly discovering new apps/tweaks that make the phone even more functional and fun to use.
  4. Siyah macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2013
    Got the note 2. Nice phone overall, but realized that Android is not for me. Also, IMHO, iOS and the iPhone hardware offers a more modest but higher quality user experience. The joy of not being a fanboy of either brand is priceless:D
  5. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Sometimes I pick up my friends iPhone 5 and flick through the homescreens, jump into an app or two, but I feel no attachment to it. After using every iPhone except the 3GS it's still just a phone to me, and after discovering a phone that allows me to do what I want because I accept the consequences I couldn't go back.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I initially missed my iPhone when I first got a Nexus, but as I got more used to how android worked the less I missed the iPhone. There were things that the iPhone did better and there's no getting around that. There are things that Android does better then the iOS - it all depends on your priorities.
  7. ugahairydawgs, Mar 9, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013

    ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    I've tried Android a few times and as much as I wanted it to stick I just never could get there. At the end of the day it just isn't as polished an experience as ios and the additional features of android weren't enough, for me, to justify the move.

    This is a very personal choice and far too often we forget that.
  8. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
    I am starting to get used to Android ...

    I have been using a Nexus 4 for a bit over a month. I am finally getting used to it. Overall, I still think the iPhone is a better experience, BUT, there are two bits that Android has that I can't duplicate on an iPhone (to my knowledge):

    1. Divide ... this is an app that sets up a virtual machine like instance that allows me to separate my personal "phone" from my "work" phone. I can switch between the two with two taps of the home button. I find this to be a huge improvement to the direct integration of a corporate Exchange account offered in both the iPhone and native Android OSs.

    2. DND Call Blocker ... somehow, my cell number became a target of phone spammers. On a single day (before I installed this app), I got 20 spam phone calls. With DND, I have specified that I only want callers on my contact list to ring through ... everyone else goes to voicemail immediately.

    After using these apps for a while, I am not sure that I can go back to an iPhone without them ... I could maybe deal without having Divide, but I can't stand the idea of getting pounded by the SPAM phone calls.
  9. SeanR1 macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2009
    I don't miss my iPhone at all. I got a nexus 7 yesterday and I don't think I'll miss my iPad either.
  10. walie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
  11. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2013
    They will never admit it, it requires having to eat crow for most. :apple:
  12. ChrisTX thread starter macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Compared to what? The Nexus 4 is made from premium materials, but BOY does it get HOT! I love my S3, but it's just made from plastic(polycarbonate).
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Now that is just Silly. Aside from the nexus 4 and new HTC phone, the other android phones cannot hold a torch to the iPhone desgins.
  14. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    If the iPhone feels like a kids toy to you then every phone is.
  15. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I miss it a little but I am actually really happy with my nexus 4. The things I miss about the iPhone are pretty much all convenience based. I miss iMessage and silly enough I miss emoji as well.

    Rig now though I love the big screen and I think the keyboard is way better on my nexus 4 than on the iPhone. I'll see what iOS 7 and the next iPhone bring but for now I am happy with the Nexus.
  16. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I miss a couple apps but I'm not missing the phone itself very much.
  17. FlexPen76 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    You can get emoji by installing and enabling the iWnn IME keyboard from the language and input settings on the device settings.
  18. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Nope. At least not with the nexus 4. I use the polished apps recommended by the forums and android blogs which actually look much nicer than the ones I used on ios. The nexus is smooth, heck it is so smooth I don't believe I am using an android device. And every single thing I do on my iPhone I do on my nexus, but it feels more "fluid" thanks to how 4.2.2 and apps integrate.

    Also battery life is pretty good. I like how IM+ uses GCM (google's answer to apple's push server) and in push mode it sips the battery just like on the iPhone.

    And reading PDFs is such a joy on nexus. The wider chassis makes it so much better.
  19. rillrill macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2011
    New York
    i miss nothing about the os. i do not miss verizon's ******** charges. i especially do not miss the small screen. i DO miss the breadth of quality apps and the simple fact that developers pay way more attention to ios than android; i'm looking at you, nike.
  20. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    While true, I have found some great breathtaking apps (some also recommended in a thread here).

    Some of them were almost $5 but I paid for them after trying the lite versions. Some devs on android actually pay the same attention you see on ios. Too bad the number of such devs is smaller.
  21. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Nope. Not at all. I can't see myself leaving my nexus 4 anytime soon. The only think I keep iOS around for is my tablet and mp3 player. Android is perfect for my phone. The nexus 4 feels absolutely perfect in my hand, design is superb and the keyboard is the best I've ever used. I can't see myself leaving this phone for anything.
  22. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2012
    michigan north detroit
    I bought my note 2 two weeks ago and very happy with it.
    Might get the s4 also if its a big step up from the s3...
    But I still lov apple products also I just need a bigger screen..
  23. lympero macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    Arta, Greece
    I own a 32gb s3 for 4 months and I'm really really happy. I can't even use my wife's 4s anymore!
  24. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Can't say that I am.

    I am still figuring out which Android phone is the right one, but one thing I know for sure is that the iPhone isn't for me anymore. Not without some drastic changes from Apple.
  25. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011

    Btw midsummer is a stretch, try September or October instead.

    I really think if you are getting withdrawals, you should immediately get an iPhone 5. Nothing is worse than hating your daily driver device. Moving forward, all you are going to do is hate it more and find more negatives. Find your happy spot and enjoy it instead.

    Just a sincere advice.

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