Getting tired of iPhone

keatth

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I'm the biggest iPhone fan but I'm getting tired of it now, the magic doesn't quite feel it's there anymore. The 6 is so boring looking and the same lame lcd screen that's been on there for years. I really want to get the galaxy s6 edge (s7 too big for my taste) I think it looks pretty cool how it seems dark blue, amoled screen and I can use it in the Gear VR. I would never leave iPhone, this would just be a second phone. I don't really like android os though.
 

Tymmz

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Even after almost 8 years with the iPhone I fully enjoy my new 6S with smart battery case.

I was a true believer in the 4" form factor but love the bigger screen now and can enjoy my phone a full day without thinking about recharging it. What...a...bliss!

Sometimes I'm still amazed of how effortless I can manipulate and send pictures to friends and family.
 

DMVillain

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I really want an S7 Edge as well, but for a primary phone. However, the power that carriers have over Android makes it a nonstarter for me. I don't like the idea of waiting months for vital security updates and new features.
 

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I'm the biggest iPhone fan but I'm getting tired of it now, the magic doesn't quite feel it's there anymore. The 6 is so boring looking and the same lame lcd screen that's been on there for years. I really want to get the galaxy s6 edge (s7 too big for my taste) I think it looks pretty cool how it seems dark blue, amoled screen and I can use it in the Gear VR. I would never leave iPhone, this would just be a second phone. I don't really like android os though.
When is the last time you have used an android device as a daily driver? Maybe if it has been a while, changes have been made that would improve the experience for you. If you have the funds available, why don't you give one a try? At least with most places like a Best Buy, you can return within a 14 day window if you don't like the phone. Maybe you will surprise yourself. I too have tired a fair amount of the design and OS but I know that I don't want to leave for another platform and I have just resorted to using my phone for what it is and leveled my expectations.
 

oneMadRssn

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I think the issue might be looking to a smartphone to cure boredom.

All smartphones are boring. What's not boring is when they make other non-boring things more fun. For example, hiking a mountain isn't boring. Hiking a mountain while taking pictures and tracking the elevation with an app is also not boring, and the iPhone does both those things without complication or complexity.
 

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I'm the biggest iPhone fan but I'm getting tired of it now, the magic doesn't quite feel it's there anymore. The 6 is so boring looking and the same lame lcd screen that's been on there for years. I really want to get the galaxy s6 edge (s7 too big for my taste) I think it looks pretty cool how it seems dark blue, amoled screen and I can use it in the Gear VR. I would never leave iPhone, this would just be a second phone. I don't really like android os though.
You will get tired of the Sammy phone, too! Go for it and you will see. You will be back when the iPhone 7 arrives if not sooner. Phone were not really meant to be your only source of entertainment. How cool it looks? I prefer function and it is hard to beat the Apple system.

It is good we got choices and the money to entertain ourselves!:)
 

keatth

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I will also note that the main reason I want it is to use it for the gear VR and I'm a sucker for anything navy blue.
 
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I get bored after a while too with a phone that I've been using. I keep several phones around so i've I start getting bored with one, I have others.

My newest phones are the Note 5 and the S7 Edge. I intend for these phones to be my main phones now for a few months at least.

I'm sure later on I'll get interested in my iPhone 6S/6S+ again and that's OK. I don't get rid of any of my phones because it keeps things interesting and I like being able to experiment on older phones and do things such as rooting and trying out ROMs on those phones.

I have a custom ROM on my Note 5 right now that has none of the Google/T-Mobile/Samsung bloat on it and the battery life is incredible compared to the stock.

I realize that not everyone out there can have multiple phones but I'm just putting my thoughts out there and what I enjoy doing.
 

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I've definitely considered making the switch to Android for my next phone cycle. I'm holding out to compare Google's Nexus phone offerings with Apple's phone offerings later this year. If neither side really has a one-up on the other, I will probably stick with iPhone. If Google outshines Apple then maybe I'll give a Nexus phone a shot.
 
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keatth

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I get bored after a while too with a phone that I've been using. I keep several phones around so i've I start getting bored with one, I have others.

My newest phones are the Note 5 and the S7 Edge. I intend for these phones to be my main phones now for a few months at least.

I'm sure later on I'll get interested in my iPhone 6S/6S+ again and that's OK. I don't get rid of any of my phones because it keeps things interesting and I like being able to experiment on older phones and do things such as rooting and trying out ROMs on those phones.

I have a custom ROM on my Note 5 right now that has none of the Google/T-Mobile/Samsung bloat on it and the battery life is incredible compared to the stock.

I realize that not everyone out there can have multiple phones but I'm just putting my thoughts out there and what I enjoy doing.

Yeah I'm actually excited to have2 phones now. I mean the s6 edge will mostly sit on my desk looking good until I use it for gear vr, and some days I will use the Samsung over iPhone, probably more when I first get it, but yeah.
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I've definitely considered making the switch to Android for my next phone cycle. I'm holding out to compare Google's Nexus phone offerings with Apple's phone offerings later this year. If neither side really has a one-up on the other, I will probably stick with iPhone. If Google outshines Apple then maybe I'll give a Nexus phone a shot.
What is the new nexus phones coming out? 7P?
 

eyoungren

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That looks dumb.
Well, not my cup of tea. But you mentioned blue…

I prefer the black matte one on the left. Neucase will give you any color combination you want and it's not a skin or case. It's the actual phone housing anodized in the color you choose.

But if that's not to your liking then each to his own I guess.

 

v0lume4

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What is the new nexus phones coming out? 7P?
I'm not sure exactly when Google will release their new phones. Google hasn't announced them yet. Maybe we will get some news at the Google I/O Conference in May. I personally feel that they've been killing it lately. The reviews of the 6P that I've seen are all great.
 
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Flow39

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I left iOS because I was bored with it in November and picked up a Nexus 6 with no plans to come back to iOS. I used Android exclusively for 3 months. I found that Android is very good, but still not as consistent or reliable as iOS. The Nexus 6 wouldn't hold a cell connection like my iPhone does, it had issues with certain Wi-Fi networks (drained tons of battery, heated up, lagged like crazy), would take upwards of 1 minute to connect to a known network, and the screen burned in after just two weeks of use.

I'm back on iOS now, and while I do like Android, it would be hard for me to go back since there are so many crippling issues it has. The iPhone cliché of "It Just Works" actually holds true in my experience and the fact that the cohesiveness and reliability of the Apple ecosystem is extremely good means that I will be using iOS for a long time to come. I would rather have a phone that is locked down and reliable over a phone that is fun to customize but isn't super reliable and has a few big crippling issues.
 

lordofthereef

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I don't mean to be "that guy", but what's stopping you from getting something more exciting?

We all have our reasons for buying what we buy. Frankly iOS was never a very exciting of for me and I was jailbraiking for years until I got basic functionality borrowed from Android given to me (still a few things lacking but not worth the jailbreak hassle for me anymore). I stay with iOS partly because it's familiar, partly because my entire family uses it making sharing a breeze, party because I have an android work phone so I may as well.

Smartphones, as a general rule, have gotten stale. Smartphones as me know them today are nearly a decade old and not a whole lot has changed in the way that a full fledged touched screen has changed the game. I don't know that anything on the market is terribly exciting for me anymore.
 

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I have the S6 Edge. I like it. I'm used to being without the SD card so it's not such a big deal. I noticed how beautiful the screen is when I held it up to my 6S. I find this curved screen very interesting and unique. It's fast and handles itself well.
 

Laserducky

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I have the S6 Edge. I like it. I'm used to being without the SD card so it's not such a big deal. I noticed how beautiful the screen is when I held it up to my 6S. I find this curved screen very interesting and unique. It's fast and handles itself well.
How do you find Touchwiz compared to iOS ? I find it very slow, laggy and bloatware filled. Has that changed ?

Cheers !
 
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