Anyone returning IPhone for Android?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Awesomesince86, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Awesomesince86 macrumors newbie

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    I have one day left with my iPhone 7 plus before my 14 return period is up. While I've enjoyed the device, I'm thinking about returning it and going back to Android. Everything on the iPhone works well, it's just a bit boring and doesn't wow me like a new phone should. I got to try a Note 7 display today and it was excellent. The form factor, screen, and build quality blew me away. Touchwiz is definitely better than it used to be and everything was smooth while I used it.

    Anyway, just curious if anyone else is going back to Android. Let's try not to turn this into an Android vs IOS debate.
     
  2. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

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    I had galaxy s7 now have this iPhone 7 I love it. I probably won't go back to the android. This one is so much faster and a lot longer battery life.
     
  3. caelius macrumors regular

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    No, it isn't - don't let it fool you. It looks nice and fun, but Samsung's update policy is disastrous as always, it's still filled with bloatware and after one or two years, you will end up with a sluggish and abandoned device.

    While I agree that the hardware is tempting, it's a bit like a secret affair - exciting for the moment but nothing you'd ever want to settle with. o_O

    If you want to go Android, at least take a Nexus - miles ahead of all those crappy manufacturer skins.
     
  4. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

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    Hell mine didn't last a month before it was a lagging piece of ****.
     
  5. Superrjamz54 macrumors regular

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    Yep the Note 7 is definitely a well built portable bomb. Even after replacing the battery it still is exploding and overheating. At least you won't need gloves in the winter. Having had the s7 Touchpizz is still the single worst modded phone OS that was ever created. It slows down an already slow processor.
     
  6. phoneme macrumors member

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    don't listen to negative folks on this forum you have to remember were your at. this is an apple forum after all. so buy what you think is best. i did return my ip7 and i am waiting for my note7. im not going to say negative things about the iphone because it is a great. but i will say that the iphone just ins't for me. and you may just as well be in the same boat as me. look at it this way. thier is nothing that the iphone can do that the note7 can't do. but you cannot say that in reveres. because there is a ton of things the note7 can that iphone can't.
     
  7. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    The note 7 is amazing...enough said...iphone users basically have had the same phone for 3 years.....
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone will never be as flashy or "exciting" as the Galaxy (every version of which seems to have more features tacked on), but it gets stuff done and runs great games and fun apps reliably, smoothly, and super fast with no fuss.
     
  9. Lionel Messi macrumors regular

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    Very well said. Exactly my thoughts.
     
  10. caelius macrumors regular

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    ... exploding, for example?
     
  11. Superrjamz54 macrumors regular

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    Much better off staying cheap and buy the original Note
    most of the features that Samsungs has are apps that Google has also and are available on every single
    that and it has a stylus. Woo really worth it over a s7 or a Note 5 or a Note 1
     
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  13. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    There is no other phone like the note 7. The s pen is not just a stylus...it is suite of extra features.....the form factor of the note 7 gets the wow factor immediately and if there is a device that can do almost anything you can imagine on a phone...its the note 7...exploding or not....the replacements have solved all issues.....you guys enjoy your boring iPhones and your new color since that's what it seems you have actually gotten.....note 7 has the better camera, features, display, design, and wow factor
     
  14. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Not today, not ever.
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    You come to the Vatican to ask whether to stay catholic?
     
  16. Knightcastle macrumors 6502

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    What can the Note 7 actually do that the iPhone can't?

    I have an Android and an iPhone and aside from downloading torrents etc. (legal ones of course) there's not much between them.
     
  17. jamesrick80, Oct 1, 2016
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    Virtual reality, real file manager, s pen with a suite of extra features like creating gifs instantly on any video running, better water proof, better camera, much better display (you guys have yellow gate), secure folder (run apps like having a separate device and store files in a more secure location), iris scanner, always on display, edge screens, split screen multiwindow....the iPhone does not even get close to the note 7's feature set.....funny that someone will even question this unless they never experienced a note device.

    And for performance issues, on a real note 7 forum you will notice that most people enjoy their devices and have no issues with lag or hiccups for the most part. I can find as many issues or more such as stuttering or lag, haptic touch button freezing, animation lag overheating phones, bad wifi signal, bad lte signal, camera app shutting down, restarting phones, springboard crash, and yellow displays with the iPhone 7 and plus yet u guys do not mention them (almost every issue imaginable yet apple fans still praise a botched device such as the iPhone 7 and 7plus).
     
  18. cdd543 macrumors 6502

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    I have them both and the biggest factor for me is the operating system, speed and fluidity. The iPhone 7+ is faster at browsing the web, opening apps and generally much more fluid. Battery life is also much better on the iPhone. Design, screen and slight camera advantage to the N7.
     
  19. mcapanelli macrumors regular

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    Too late. It was over as soon as you posted.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 1, 2016 ---
    While I don't agree with the ton of things statement, this is about right.......being an IED notwithstanding of course.
     
  20. sqa4life macrumors regular

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    I did...exchange the note 7 for the 7+. The note 7 was gorgeous/fast/sexy for the first week, then it started lagging. No help after I wiped the cache partition, reset to factory and I had less than 10 3rd party apps installed.

    I have had all the S and the note series and have been using android for yrs.

    I sacrifice the customizable of android for the smoothy and boring of iOS :)

    BTW my kids love the live photo on the iPhone. They laugh every time I show them their pictures.

    Yes, the battery life on the iPhone 7+ can't be beat in real life usage.
     
  21. buck1127 macrumors 6502

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    You mean the ones that go kaboom
     
  22. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I'll take 'boring and works' every time. I buy a device to work consistently and do what I need it to.
     
  23. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    Just to reiterate and I don't care about being slammed:

    And for performance issues, on a real note 7 forum you will notice that most people enjoy their devices and have no issues with lag or hiccups for the most part. I can find as many issues or more such as stuttering or lag, haptic touch button freezing, animation lag overheating phones, bad wifi signal, bad lte signal, camera app shutting down, restarting phones, springboard crash, and yellow displays with the iPhone 7 and plus yet u guys do not mention them (almost every issue imaginable yet apple fans still praise a botched device such as the iPhone 7 and 7plus).
     
  24. Awesomesince86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I should've known better. Haha.

    I was hoping it wouldn't devolve into iOS vs Android **** talking but that's what happened. Anyone that can't admit that both OS have their merits is fooling themselves. iOS has been very smooth and the battery life has been great. But at the same time, it's a relatively boring device with limited features and capabilities.

    Android does a lot, albeit it doesn't do everything well. iOS doesn't do as much, but what it can do it does very, very well.
     
  25. DADDYDC650, Oct 1, 2016
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    Basically why I went Note 7 this round. iPhone 7 is a nice phone but offers and looks nothing new. Note 7 has the best display, best camera and feels and looks great! I've had it since launch and I've had 0 issues with lag causing me grief. It's gotten even better after the latest update as well.

    Just the other day I was watching YouTube videos while surfing the net at the same time. I was also drawing pics using the s pen. Can't do that on the iPhone. I also get to use my cracked version of Pandora that allows me to use Pandora One for free without having to root my phone. Loving it!

    I hope the iPhone 8 wows me. I'll be in line on day 1. New look, multi-apps and the latest OLED anyone?
     

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