Anyone go from iPhone to s8/s8+ back to iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eggtastic, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    I tired to shorten the thread title, but was just wondering if...

    Anyone had been a long time iPhone user and was tempted by the sleek design of the Samsung Galaxy s8/s8+, tried it for however long, and decided that despite all the nifty features that iPhone / iOS made more sense to them in the end?

    I have a 6+ now and I am itching for a new phone because why the hell not its been close to 3 years. I've been holding off on getting the new Samsung as by now it would just make sense to see what Apple offers in September.

    I enjoy iMessage in that I can answer texts and calls right from my mac and most of my family uses Apple. However, beyond that I am not tied down to apple, so I considered Samsung as an alternative.

    tl;dr Anyone go from apple to samsung (because of the awesome redesign), only to go back to apple?
  2. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    I'm in the same boat. I have a 6 Plus and every year for the last few years I've been more and more tempted by Android. I just don't feel like Apple is giving me what I want as quickly as I'd like - I feel like they're wasting a lot of time and effort on things that don't matter to me. If the Note 8 can fix the few shortcomings in the S8 I may be buying my first non-iPhone phone. It's tough committing for 2-3 years when you haven't really tried it though.

    Either way I'm definitely waiting until this fall. Will see what the iPhone 8, Note 8, and Pixel 2 have to offer.
  3. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I went iPhone 7 Plus to S8+ back to 7 Plus and now back to S8+ but I still have my 7 Plus. And the only reason I went back temporarily is because my S8+ was lost. I'll say this. They are both exceptional devices and if I had to choose just one I'd probably have a real hard time. Gun to my head right now I'd keep the S8+.

    I was really excited about the iPhone 8 but as it approaches and potential leaks come out, I'm less and less excited. I find I'm more excited by Note 8 and Pixel 2.
  4. DJLAXL macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    I do it all the time. Biggest gripe? iMessage and messaging on Android in general. Everything else is fine for the most part. But if most of the folks you know have iOS then group messaging will be a nightmare and you will have to resort to third party messaging. That's just how it is regardless of the Android phone you choose...same experience on all of the flagships I've used....everything from the S7E to the Nexus 6P to the One Plus 3 to the Pixel XL to the G6 to the S8+.

    Messaging and software updates are what keeps me on iOS after 10 years. All I wanted in iOS 11 was dark mode and circular icons to match macOS and watchOS and I'd have been a happy camper :/
  5. Darshizzle macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2016
    Primary phone 7plus. Secondary was s8+. Sold the s8+........IOS is the ruling factor. Samsung built nicer hardware but android OS just doesnt work for me.

    Apple's advantage is IOS.
  6. cbreze macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2014
    I also go back and forth all the time. Not married to either ecosystem. Variety is cool. Best of both worlds IMO.
  7. Eggtastic thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Great replies, thank you.

    As for me, I just like having one phone. For now, its the 6+ and I will be waiting for the 8. Unless of course I go out on a whim and snag an s8+ but well see.

    As for my fitness tracker, I am going to get the samsung gear fit 2 over the apple watch. Saves me money as I don't need all the extras apple is offering. Thankfully it still partially works with apple products.

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