I just couldn't take the change...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by trvsglr, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. trvsglr macrumors member

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    About a couple of months ago I was really looking into the Nokia Lumia 920. I was watching youtube videos and really starting to like this phone more and more. I was really unsure about switching because I've been using iPhone since day 1. Well I thought why not? I took the leap and gave up my iPhone 5for it. At first I loved it. I could not stop using this phone, I loved everything about it, I was even able to put my entire iTunes library onto it. Then after about a month I was starting to have doubts. I couldn't use half the apps I did on my iPhone and all I kept reading about is how all the big name apps were "coming soon". The size of the phone got to me as well. At first i thought it was great having a larger phone, then it just got real annoying how big it felt in my pocket, it felt like a brick. I finally just could not take it, I had to go back. I must safely say I do not see myself ever switching again! iPhone's are just one incredible device. Every thing is so smooth and just works. I just wanted to say it feels good to be back!
     
  2. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same experience, I cheated on my iphone 5 with a galaxy S3. You can only do stupid stuff like add a hundred widgets and have live backgrounds so many times before you realize the rest of the phone is garbage in comparison.
     
  3. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Kudos for stepping out, and trying something different, after all that's the only way we'll ever really know if there's something we're missing out on. Oh, and welcome back. iPhone5: still the best overall experience for millions of users.
     
  4. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

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    Each to their own, but there are a lot of these threads that pop up from time to time, and I always feel the switchers are a bit hasty in deciding to switch back.

    You have to understand that each mobile os has a learning curve.

    I work at an apple store as a genius, and a lot of the time I see people on the bar who have just come back from Android and like the iphone better because it just works.

    Even as an apple employee, I use an android phone as my daily driver, and what a lot of people don't consider when they switch is that android and wp don't work like ios. That doesn't mean they don't work, but so many people pick up an android handset, discover it doesn't work like ios, then put it back down without trying to hump the learning curve.

    I'm not saying either os is better, but everything takes getting used to when you're new to it.
     
  5. MsvSpaz macrumors newbie

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    I switched to Android (HTC One X), from iPhone 4, until it failed on me and I had to wait six weeks for a replacement via my carrier. That was after one month of using it exclusively as my daily driver. I was just getting used to it, but was so disappointed with the customer service that I sold it and bought an iPhone 5.
    Only problem was that there was a lot about the Android that I missed. So I bought a Galaxy Nexus to use as my work phone and now have both. Just goes to show the grass is pretty green on both sides of the fence. I want to try a WP8 phone, but don't have enough pockets for another device.
     
  6. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    I have tried a galaxy s2 for a year, skipping the iphone 4s. And I think that each OS has their good and bad. I just liked iOS better because I am used to it, and it does everything I want to do.

    I played with roms and widgets and backgrounds, but what made me throw in the towel was, after days of setting up everything, finding the perfect rom (on paper), getting micromanaging battery to last me a day down to a tee, and loading all of my content onto it. I find out the contact list is bugged out and the phone.app is stuck on that tab, so I cant make calls anymore. :mad:
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    A fair assessment.
    I came to iOS from an S3 and much prefer the user experience, but that's just my opinion. That's not to say at the end of next year when my contract is up I won't jump back to Android if I like what I see. I have experience on both platforms now so the transition is easier for someone like myself. I don't think either OS can outright claim to be better, its just preference at the end of the day as both Android and iOS sell to many millions of people worldwide.
     
  8. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same experience with a Galaxy Note 2. I am back to my iPhone 5 and happier than ever! :D:apple:
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Last week I switched to the Xperia Z and with in the hour it was boxed and posted back to Amazon.

    Then a long shower of hard scrubbing ensued. I still can't get the stink out of my nostrils...:(

    *strokes his iPhone 5* :cool:
     
  10. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    Same here, I got a Note 2, there were things I liked, and things I didn't like, and really it's the same story with the iPhone, however I just find there are more things I like about the iPhone than things I don't like. I also own a lot of other Apple products so it's easier for me to stick with their ecosystem.

    I have also tried out the Lumia 920 and ended up back with my iPhone then too.

    I still don't understand the reason to hate on what devices people use. People use what works best for them. We all aren't Fandroids, or iFanboys, etc!
     
  11. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    There is just something about the iPhone after using it for years or months that is hard to shake. In my experience i needed to really stop thinking about it every single time and finally got rid of the lingering "i still want an iPhone" feeling. Because when i did pick up the iPhone, i would get disappointed fast with how many things i wanted it to do right away didn't work thanks to the restrictions. But it is very, very hard to break out of the habit even if you hate it.

    On the other hand having some apple devices in home can also influence the decision. Since iPhone works seamlessly with macs and ipads, the experience with windows or android can be jarring.

    It is all about being comfortable with something in the past and now trying hard to be comfortable with something else because the brain is conditioned to accept the old as normal. At least i found it that way for me.

    Now even if i do use my iPhone from time to time, i just don't get the "ohhhh so great" feeling anymore. Instead i want to run back to something else asap lol.


    Also it is not going to work if it is not for you. If iOS covers all your bases, i doubt anything else matters that much.
     
  12. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I have had iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 and switched to Galaxy S3 and then to a Nexus 4, I have a MBP, Apple TV, iPad Mini and two iPod classics. I won't be buying another iPhone for the foreseeable future.
     
  13. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Lots of fantastic posts in this thread, guys. While the "fanboy vs. fandroid" wars still erupt from time to time, it's nice to see we've got a lot of members that are level-headed and don't feel the need to get offended when someone uses a different OS than they do. Kudos to you all!

    This is a FANTASTIC post and it really describes my situation as well. Right now I'm using my S3 as my daily driver, but from time to time I get the itch to grab my iPhone 5 and rock it for a bit. The thing is, no matter what I do, once I switch to the iPhone, I start feeling uneasy about it and want to switch back to the S3 before long. It's hard to describe...it's like when I'm using the iPhone 5, I feel "boxed in"...like there are things I'm used to being able to do on my S3 that I can't on my 5. Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone 5 as well...it's so smooth and since it's jailbroken, I can do a lot more than a stock user can, but I still get that feeling creeping up on me.

    To each his own...that's what I say. If one platform works better for you, then that's what you should use. At this point, I feel like they're both amazing OS's and you get a different experience out of each of them (but both give you a good experience).

    I'm planning on picking up the S4 when it's released, so we'll see if the honeymoon continues with Android and Samsung for me. I have no reason to think it won't.
     
  14. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Yeah the integration with Macs (which i would not mind using at all, because it doesn't run iOS, YET :) ) along with some nice design choices make the iPhone desirable.

    However after using iOS, as far as i am concerned, i refuse to have too many limitations on my mobile device, especially the one that gets taken outside a lot.

    On an iPad i would probably be less concerned though. Although i must say those full windows 8 running atom tablets look more promising to me than ipads at the moment.
     
  15. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I'm using a 920 and I love it. I hear so many complaints about how heavy it is. I'm no model of health, but I think some people should be spending less on phones and more on gym memberships.

    I had some rough spots at first too, but the more you use it the more you find out about some great apps to replace your iOS apps. And I am far from a pro photographer, but I take a lot of pictures and you simply can't beat that camera on a cell phone. The screen is so nice too, both the size and the actual quality. The crappy screen and camera are what kept me away from the S3. The insignificant bump in size and equally insignificant bump to camera are what kept me from getting the iPhone 5.

    Still I'm really looking forward to seeing the S4 and the iPhone 5S this year. The Samsung VS Apple rivalry is hard not to admire, plus hopefully it will keep both companies on their toes.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    well you are talking about almost double the weight of the iphone 5....that would be shockingly heavy to someone switching phones.
     
  17. b166er macrumors 68020

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    And to me, the iPhone 5 is way too light. If I'm going to spend several hundred dollars on a gadget, I want it to have a substantial build quality. The iPhone 5 looks great, but every one I know who bought one has dings, scratches, and dents (dents! A word that should never be associated with a phone) all over it.

    I am a big Apple fan, I had a few iPhones, use macs, etc. But I knew the iPhone 5 wasn't for me because it's too thin and too light. I don't understand the "thinner and lighter" obsession anymore. Years ago when we had bulky devices it made sense. But now everything is thin and light and yet Apple keeps pushing that bar. At the cost of battery life and ergonomics.

    To each their own, but I'd take a "heavy and bulky" 920 any day over the dainty, fragile iPhone 5.
     
  18. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I'm with you on this one. My iPhone 4S still feels like a much more well built and reliable handset than the 5. When the 5 was released I expected to be reaching for my wallet at lightning speed but to my surprise I didn't get excited at all when I went to the Apple store to have a first look. Actually it was kind of a relief to not have that mandatory hunger for the new iteration of a product...

    Anyway, now I'm actually going for a Note 2 - but that's another story... But yeah, I've been an iPhone nerd since 2008 but Apple lost me with this one.
     
  19. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I must admit that it was the iPhone 3GS that ensnared (in a nice way) me into the Apple fold, once I had it, I was amazed at how it could interact with other products, a MBP and iPad soon followed to be joined by an iPod touch and every upgraded iPhone up to and including the iPhone 5. I was worried that I would loose this integration when switching my phone to SGS3 and Nexus 4, I needn't have worried, there are easy workarounds for a tech brain dead like myself, but TBH, I found that I didn't actually need the integration or ecosystem as much as I thought.
     
  20. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Android is unpolished and fragmented garbage in my opinion, dont be fooled by big screens and useless features.

    LOL
     
  21. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    Feel free to return when you've grown up and want to take part in an adult discussion :rolleyes:
     
  22. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I simply stated my opinion, albeit with a bit of humour, is that too much too handle for your "adult" ways?
     
  23. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    Please feel free to expand on why you think Android is garbage, unpolished and what useless features are you talking about?

    Don't forget that ios is fragmented. Siri, Facetime, PhotoStreams, Panorama etc

    Must be a laugh a minute in your house :rolleyes:
     
  24. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I dont feel the need to explain anything, i made my post stating my opinion about the matter, seems like though you are hurting over there, are you alright?
     
  25. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    Of course you don't, but people will probably take you more seriously.
     

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