Anyone here have both iOS and Android smartphones?

biosci

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Do you interchange between them? Ie Use one of them for awhile, then the other for awhile? Or so you primarily use one device such as your iPhone and then use a tablet perhaps for Android play?
 

Z8beema

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Do you interchange between them? Ie Use one of them for awhile, then the other for awhile? Or so you primarily use one device such as your iPhone and then use a tablet perhaps for Android play?
IPhone for everyday use and a Motorola as a back up between iPhones
 

joshkhaos1

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I used to switch between iOS and Android every several months. I think I am in the iOS camp for good now though. Every time I switch over to Android I end up regretting it. I do like that I can play emulators and stuff on Android devices, but its not enough to keep me on that side for good.
 

LSUtigers03

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I have a 5s and an LG G3 right now. Soon I'm going to sell the 5s to get some cash to get my wife the 6 when it's released. If the 5.5" 6 is real I'll get that one a few months after it's released.
 

cynics

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I used to Galaxy Nexus and Razr but now that I have other Apple products I just stick with the iPhone.

I still use an Android tablet for work because it has functionality I need that iOS doesn't offer but I've been debating getting a MB Air to replace it. Just seems like a bit much to go with a full blown desktop OS for my needs.
 

Ffosse

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I use both an iPhone 5 and a Moto G. I use the Android phone mainly as a phone, for calls and texts, preferring the iPhone for reading books and listening to music, although occasionally I'll put a sim card in it, use it as a phone depending on my mood.
 

biosci

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess it ultimately seems like it would be overly redundant to have two 'phone' devices with swapping sims and all. It also seems like a lot of you stick with iOS but that's to be expected in Mac forums.
 

MattMJB0188

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Use the iPhone 5S and HTC One M8. The M8 is by hands down the best Android. Feels so premium. There are certain aspects I like from both platforms. When I get bored with one, I'll just switch to the other.
 

coleblk

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Yes, I enjoy a Nexus 5 and Moto G amongst my daily driver iPhone 5s. :apple: Love being platform agnostic!
 

Lloydbm41

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess it ultimately seems like it would be overly redundant to have two 'phone' devices with swapping sims and all. It also seems like a lot of you stick with iOS but that's to be expected in Mac forums.
I don't even limit myself to one or even two phones. I switch out phones depending on how I feel for the day. No reason to limit yourself to just one OS either.
 

Lava Lamp Freak

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I switched between an iPhone 5S and Moto X for a while, though I ended up using the iPhone a lot more and regretted wasting the money on the Moto X. I'm going to try and refrain from wasting money like that in the future and just stick with one phone.
 

ozaz

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I don't even limit myself to one or even two phones. I switch out phones depending on how I feel for the day. No reason to limit yourself to just one OS either.
The thing that prevents me from doing this is I like having my sms conversations intact. If I was able to have my sms stored on a server and accessed from any sms client, I'd be more inclined to use multiple phones.
 

Oohara

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Note 2 and iPhone 4S here. Note 2 as daily driver and 4S as trusty backup + to record music ideas/use as guitar tuner. Musician apps are still EONS ahead on iOS.

Will upgrade to either Note 4 or iPhone 6 (if the 5.5" is real) this fall. But I'll always keep one foot in each camp, why not have the best of both worlds! Would love to get a WP phone as well to play around with.
 

SpyderBite

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I have a 5s and a Lucid. The latter just sits powered off on a second line on my account. I turn it on once a month to update apps. I only keep it updated in case I lose access to my iPhone.
 

Shanghaichica

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Nope. I have a Samsung galaxy S5, an ipad air and an ipod touch 5th gen. They all work pretty well together.
 
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Schnedi

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i have a Nexus 5, my main device. and an iPhone 5, don't use it much.

don't like iOS anymore.
 

Fohox

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I switch up between an HTC One (m7) and an iPhone 5s. Every time I use the HTC I'll enjoy the larger screen and custom keyboard options for awhile but I always go back to the iPhone.

Despite the HTC having a quad core processor apps tend to load slower and lag more than they do on my iPhone. In my opinion the iPhones biggest flaw is it's small screen which apparently won't be an issue with the 6.
 

DanGoh

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Use the iPhone 5S and HTC One M8. The M8 is by hands down the best Android. Feels so premium. There are certain aspects I like from both platforms. When I get bored with one, I'll just switch to the other.

How's the battery on the M8? I hate that feeling when it's like 6PM and I have like 15-20% left on my iPhone 5. I've been contemplating on getting the M8 but don't want to regret giving it up my iPhone.
 

Lloydbm41

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How's the battery on the M8? I hate that feeling when it's like 6PM and I have like 15-20% left on my iPhone 5. I've been contemplating on getting the M8 but don't want to regret giving it up my iPhone.
With the iPhone 6 less than 2 months away from release? If you are one of those people that buy a subsidized phone and aren't really sure about Android, you could really regret your decision.
 

DanGoh

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Anyone here have both iOS and Android smartphones?

With the iPhone 6 less than 2 months away from release? If you are one of those people that buy a subsidized phone and aren't really sure about Android, you could really regret your decision.

I buy unsubsidized. So getting an unlocked iPhone 6 in the first few months will be tricky and expensive. So battery life?
 

ironlion

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I live in Japan. I use iPhone 5s as main, Android Nexus 4 overseas on business and holiday as it is unlocked. Even now, on holiday to Taiwan with local SIM. Tethering to my iPhone and iPad.