Anyone thinking of leaving iPhone for the new galaxy S4? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by lbros360, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. lbros360 macrumors member

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    Anyone? Still staying with your iPhone but getting the s4? Let us know!
     
  2. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

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    staying. iPhone 5 is the best smartphone i have ever used. will think of changing if iPhone 5s/6 is a major upgrade.
     
  3. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I will most likely. Not because i dont like iphone anymore, but i just want the best of both worlds. I have an IPAD 4 so i will always have IOS.
     
  4. lbros360 thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree wuth you too. Two weeks ago I upgraded my 4s to the galaxy note 2 and I am loving it. But I still have my ipad 3. Best of both worlds.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Curious, does Android play "nice" with other IOS devices? Not having to go through hoops and loops that is.

    I luv that I update my stuff on the Mac and BAM, almost immediately appears on my phone and viceversa (via iCloud).
     
  6. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

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    Not really sure yet...I went from Android to iPhone. But I will only know tonight.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yeah I'm pretty sold on it
    Bigger screen, widgets, SD slot is pretty big Reston for me.. Extra storage is big

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    Yeah likewise

    Will always have apple for iPad but think android is the way to go for me as a phone
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yes and no. Things can be done but clearly not as easy as an apple device on a mac syncs together...



    For calendar & contacts... You will have to use google services for calendar and contacts to get them to sync together between your mac and android device.

    For iMessage.... Sadly no. Would be lovely to be able to have iMessage on android but not possible, or have some cross platform with iMessage & google Talk would be great - but sadly not available.


    Syncing apps / managing them like you can in iTunes.

    There is no way to manage your android apps on your mac and update them there and then sync to your android device.


    Syncing in general.... Some android manufacturers software is OK, some is awful. KIES (Samsung's mac software) is pretty crappy to be honest.

    Best bet for syncing music is often just to drag and drop.
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Generally, yes. Contacts, Calendars, Mail etc. all work seamlessly.
     
  10. Skika macrumors 68030

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    No. I am never leaving the iPhone.

    Android is a piece of junk software in my perspective. Its made purely by geeks.

    It wil never reach the level of refinement and good taste such as iOS. Its just a different philosophy not a matter of technology.
     
  11. maxwelltech macrumors 6502

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    Most likely. Android phones had catch up a lot, and they are now on par with or even exceeding the iPhone. As a tech geek, I am exited to try it out. I have used my dad's Galaxy S2, and it is an excellent phone, so I suppose the new ones will be even better. Still keeping my iPad tho, not leaving the iOS ecosystem anytime soon.
     
  12. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, didn't know you can see 10 years into the future.
     
  13. nick_elt macrumors 68000

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    I use dropbox with my ipad and note 2 and that works great for files pics and video
     
  14. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    Buddy, you're not even good at trolling... and have nothing constructive to say. Bet you have a ton of experience with Android to back up you're claims :rolleyes:
     
  15. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I am not trolling. Just expresing my genuine opinion, am i not allowed to do that?

    I have had my fair share of android experience.
     
  16. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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    Bye bye iPhone 5

    I saw the S4 video, and it is Amazing. I am undoubtedly switching. What about you guys?
     
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    I think I am. May switch back but a 5S will reassure my decision to switch.
     
  19. anzio macrumors 6502

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    No. I wasn't impressed by anything I saw unfortunately.
     
  20. Auxo macrumors 6502

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    1400 mAh battery to 2600 mAh ? Are you kidding me? That's a pretty huge leap.

    But iPhone is iPhone. I can't really see myself switching.
     
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  22. lbros360, Mar 14, 2013
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    lbros360 thread starter macrumors member

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    You obviously haven't. The s4 is pretty nice.
     
  23. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    The s4's going to be terrible, I can admit last year the s3 looked very nice coming from an iPhone user, and this doesn't appeal me at all.
     
  24. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    No you are just bashing Android. People in this forum have no problem with iPhone users if you actually contribute to the conversation. All you do is call Android crap and then say its your opinion. You add no examples or details to back up your opinion.
     
  25. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Not a chance.
     

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