Goodbye iphone (4S), Hello Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by spaceryder, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. spaceryder macrumors newbie

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    Reached my limit of tolerance with 'greyed out' and unusable wifi on my 4S after upgrading to iOS 7 and deafening silence from Apple. No help from the store as my phone is 2 years old and no solution anywhere. Shame, as the phone is in good condition otherwise.

    So, with a heavy (but angry) heart, have ordered a Motorola G to have an introduction to Android. (For anyone in the UK, Tesco are doing a stonking deal!)

    Still love my Air, but am seriously fed up with Apple's hegemony and arrogance.

    So, if anyone's made a similar move, would welcome any tips.
     
  2. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    Great move.

    You'll enjoy it if you give it a chance, but you'll have it right at first, but you did pick a better phone.
     
  3. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 4 and have no trouble getting wifi on it. It is on iOS 7. My rMini is the same. Enjoy your new gadget. Android is a much improved OS than it used to be.
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    We'll see you back on iOS later. You'll find out that none of the other phone OEMs provide the level of service that Apple does. When something goes wrong with them after your warranty is up, you'll just have to buy a new phone. Enjoy your move.
     
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    Give apple a chance. I do hate apples customer service because they suck and never help but i love the devices and they ar in my opinion the best out their on the market. Your probably just being a bit stuborn and it is probably an easy fix.
     
  7. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Considering the Moto off contract is less than the iPhone on contract, doesn't seem like a big deal... Apple will replace the phone within the first year for defects and charge you thereafter if you don't have insurance, which is no different than anyone else and Motorolas insurance is better than Applecare... more claims, cheaper upfront and cheaper replacements.

    Moto $179 Sim Free
    Iphone $649 Sim Free

    Apple Care + $99 plus $79 for each claim thereafter, limited to two claims
    Moto $79 plus $30 for each claim, limited to three claims.
     
  8. Septembersrain Contributor

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    To be honest, I used to always hate on Apple. While I could never fully depend on my iPhone, I do like their customer service more than most. I own both a Note III and an iPhone 5c. I'd rather deal with Apple on warranty issues than Samsung any day.

    The screen, RAM, and processor scream performance on my android beast...and I'm loving it. Yet a simple blue color made me want to experience my first iPhone too.

    I'm spoiled, I know. Haha.
     
  9. daveathall, Dec 15, 2013
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    I switched from an iPhone to Android and am surprised at how many comments of "you'll be back" that are posted on threads like this. Simple fact is that I gave Android a good chance, I didn't expect it to work like iOS, a mistake that many make, and found it to be great, I enjoy it far better than I thought I would.

    I don't suffer lag, stutter, fragmentation, crashes, poor build quality or bad customer service, again, all part of the misinformation spouted by iPhone owners when one switches from their holy grail of mobile phone.

    I have a MPB and an iPad Mini and think them superb and would not swap, I have had all iPhones from the 3GS up to and including the iP5 but would not consider swapping my Nexus 4 or SGS4 for an iP5S, it just holds no excitement for me, and the screen size?

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    What happens when ones warranty with Apple is up?
     
  10. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Tesco mobile are currently selling the Moto G for £99.

    A pay as you go iPhone 4S 8gb is £349 from Apple. Add AppleCare for £79 and the £55 excess they charge when you do use the warranty and that totals (in the event of accidental damage) to £483. Add in a second claim (another £55 excess) and you're at £538.


    The price disparity alone more than covers any replacement handset should the OP need it in the event of catastrophic damage (go in store, hand over £99, put old sim in new Moto G).

    No genius appointments, no hassle as they inspect your phone to see if your warranty is valid and no seeking out an Apple store to do this if you need it as Tesco are the biggest supermarket chain in the UK and have stores everywhere.

    Even in the event of an in-warranty repair or replacement, the OP is fully covered by UK consumer law which does protect them rather well.

    I think you've vastly underestimated the value of the Moto G vs Apple's cheapest offering.
     
  11. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    How does the moto g camera compare to iPhone 4S camera? I'm thinking of switching from 4S but I'm not keen on going down in camera quality.

    moto g vs iphone comparisons online tend to use iPhone 5c, which is not really a relevant comparison.
     
  12. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    It doesn't compare well I'm afraid, I've both and the 4s camera is much better than that on the G. The G's camera isn't awful, but is a marked step down in quality from that on the iPhone.
     
  13. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    You have the option of a $199/$249 out of warranty replacement. People I've come across who have problems with their out of warranty HTC/Samsung/Moto/etc. just have to fork up another $649
     
  14. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    This person has the ability to simply pay £99 ($161.27) for another handset so your situation does not apply here.
     
  15. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    Basically.

    Best comment thus far

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    And applecare+ IS NOT insurance.

    It's a product replacement plan and extended warranty wrapped into one.

    Insurance covers loss or theft, Apple care + unfortunately does not
     
  16. OhHaiThere macrumors regular

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    Or you can fork over $180 for a Moto G or (my favorite) $350 for a Nexus 5 and you're still ahead of the original price and get updated to the latest hardware. Fair tradeoff IMO :D.
     
  17. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Well that's true. When you're talking lower end phones then Android will come out on top every time. I was more referring to the devices that compete with the 5S like the One, S4, and G2.
     
  18. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Or if software issue does occur out of warranty he could load one of the dozen community roms where the bug is fixed.... Try doing that with Apple.
     
  19. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    So you came into a thread specifically about the iPhone 4S and Moto G to warn the OP that he'll be back with an iPhone because the HTC One, S4 and G2 we're going to be expensive/difficult to get repaired/replaced in an out of warranty situation?

    Is it ok to admit I'm confused by your responses in this thread? :D
     
  20. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    At LEAST get a Samsung S4, even an S3, but a MOTOROLA?

    ANd also, the 4s has had that popular problem. Yes, it's annoying, but you could have gotten anything but the 4s and been happy. Seriously.
     
  21. Septembersrain Contributor

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    All phones can be expensive out of warranty. I think that no matter what phone you go with, it should be chosen based on what you like.

    Don't lean on warranty costs or price as they shouldn't be the only deciding factors.

    As an owner or previous owner of every OS out there for mobile, I can just say to go with what works for you.
     
  22. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No need to get defensive. He said he was switching based off the service he got from the manufacturer when it comes to out of warranty service. I was just letting him know that none of the other manufacturers compare with Apple when it comes to quality of service after the warranty has expired. If he's just switching because he likes the other platform better, then that's cool. I hope he enjoys his new device, just don't expect any other manufacturer to service it after the warranty either.
     
  23. OhHaiThere macrumors regular

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    I'm so tired of hearing this. The Nexus 5 is not a low end phone. It's one of the best phones on the market at any price.
     
  24. nestafaria macrumors member

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    Truth. Mine is pretty awesome!
     

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