I switched to iPhone after years of Android hell

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  1. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I've had my iPhone 5s for about 3 months now and absolutely LOVE it. You folks that have never used Android have no idea what a hellish mess it has become. Two years ago, I never would have believed I would make this post, but here is a reprint from the last Android forum I used to frequent, until ultimately and as usual I was immediately abandoned by Google and Motorola at the moment of purchase.

    Reprint from here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2597116&page=2


    For those of you that don't know, the "RAZR i" is a miniaturized RAZR just about exactly the same size as a iPhone 5.

    What I find most interesting and most telling is that no one on the Android forum disagreed with me.

    Oh yea, ***** you Google.
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I agree. I've tried Android several times mainly because my carrier of choice didn't offer the iPhone yet and every single one that I owned had some annoying and frustrating things that always made me go back to the iPhone.

    These days I've learned my lesson and won't be switching to or trying Android again.
     
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Lol! "Years of android hell" some people have some pretty grueling life's.
     
  4. derbyshire2013 macrumors member

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    I switched to Android a couple of years ago (the HTC Desire.)

    Needless to say I soon returned to my iPhone 4.

    Why? The limited ROM and inability to move some apps to the SD card really irked me.

    Android has gotten better since then but there's nothing it offers that makes me want to leave the iOS ecosystem.
     
  5. iolinux333 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ha! Move apps to SD card? Google took that away! Few android phones even have an SD card anymore android gets worse and more locked down and more buggy with each release don't even get me started about the satanic android Bluetooth implementation.
     
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    Troneas macrumors 65816

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    rubbish.


    that poster is using a two year old phone running a two year old OS (4.1 JB) and in his free time he admits to hacking his phone and installing third party ROMS such as cyanogenmod and god knows what other dodgy software he's been putting on his rooted phone throughout his android years.

    i've had a jailbroken iphone and i *know* the risks and compromises that involves. for you people out there who do not jailbreak and see all those lovely screenshots, get this: those people will never tell you how many times a day they need to "respring" their device because something failed to update, sync, or because of a change they needed to do. sure many will tell you it runs buttery smooth until they download 20+ tweaks and apps from cydia and pirated or not many won't play well with their other 19 widgets so they respring, delete, restore, backup, ran ilex rat, rinse repeat.

    when i saw the pixel vomit that is iOS 7 and decided i would have none of it i also decided jailbreaking again will not be a option for me.

    one of my devices is running an unrooted 4.4 KK android version.

    they key, is here:


    so the OP couldnt get his heavily modified (and probably pirated) android system to work for years so he turned to iOS... and alas, it worked!

    what a surprise...
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    One of your main points of contention was the lack of updates, but did you own any of the Nexus devices? I mean, besides the first Nexus 7. As far as I'm concerned, it's a buggy piece of crap...

    I used a HTC One for about 6 months and it was a great phone besides the worthless camera. Unfortunately I dropped it and needed a replacement. I seriously considered waiting for the Nexus 5, but I needed a phone now so I bought the IPhone 5s.

    Anyway, in glad you like your iPhone(I do too, they're good phones).

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    I agree with you, Android is a great operating system(if you're running the right hardware), but what exactly do you mean by pirated? Cyanogenmod is a distribution built on the Android Open Source Project. It's open source...and as far as I know, they're not pirating anything...
     
  8. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    google and the OEMs have been working hard of late to address the issue of delayed updates.


    my htc one has received 4.4 back in november and many of the current and 2013 flagship phones are being updated.


    its true that older devices are left hanging with JB such as the OPs and they turn to cyanogenmod to solve the problem.

    however, there a risk in doing that.


    a poster over at another android forum recently installed a cyanogenmod nightly on his htc one and it heated his device almost to the point of melting it and within a day it was dead.

    the risks are there but that doesn't mean android is "unstable".

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    by pirated i mean once the phone is rooted (you need root to install any ROM), many choose to install dodgy pirated software as well.

    they won't admit to it but i have yet to find a solid reason to root an android phone with all the customisation options that are available.

    so im left to believe pirating is a major reason.
     
  9. aajeevlin, Feb 9, 2014
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    My last encounter with Android was the HTC Desire Z, which was roughly four years ago and that was a horrible experience both in terms of hardware/software.

    I can't comment on what Android is like these days, since I don't own one. But what I can tell you is that Google customer service is horrible and filled with *******s. For a companies filled with top notch people, they have no idea how to run a customer service. I was going to give the Nexus 5 a try, but after the initial Google screw up, along with talking to four google customer service representatives (one supervisor, he was the biggest ******* of them all), I have decided to give up and spend the money else where.

    I agree with the OP, I'll go with whatever device offers the best "overall experience". Right now I'll stick with the iPhone.
     
  10. iolinux333 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I never pirated anything I was installing new roms to try to eliminate bugs like oh... The camera not focusing, Bluetooth dropping after 5 minutes, having to go into deep settings to bring the volume back up after it mysteriously goes to zero every few days for no reason, stuff like that. And I DO have a nexus device which is no better. Wow I had no idea android fanbois (or paid google employees???) trolled here lol!!!
     
  11. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    jailbreak your iphone and start playing around with all the cydia tweaks you'll no doubt be tempted to download.


    you'll especially like how well widgets work and how smooth many tweaks work with winterboard and its themes..


    come back here to tell us afterwards how solid iOS is...
     
  12. iolinux333, Feb 9, 2014
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    You sir are misreading my words, replying to things I did not say, making false assumptions, are using logical fallacies such as ad hominim attacks, and have every indication of being in the direct employ of google, typifying all things wrong with that beast.
     
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    I usually have 2 devices with me. But iPhone has always been the default phone.

    My second line has consisted of blackberries, than android (starting from G1 to lastest nexus 5). Had a few windows phones in between. Last one being Nokia lumia 920.

    Saying that. Android isn't for everyone. If you buy an android and want it to perform for at least 2 years. You gotta buy top end device like the galaxy s4 or note 3 or a nexus (biggest bang for the buck minus the average camera).

    Jelly bean 4.1 was supposed to smooth lots of things out. Now it's kit Kat 4.4 that's supposed to use less system resources that makes android perform better.

    I do feel bad for people buying low end android devices.
     
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    Really....Android is a complete junkyard of crap compared to iOS. It's not even close. I find it funny that even on the newest flagship devices, there is still a ton of studder and lag. And I just can't get past it, even if I wanted to. It's horrible.
     
  16. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    you hacked your two year old phone;

    you flashed roms several times;

    you attempted to manually fix issues with your phone;

    your editing has created yet new issues with your phone;

    you blame android for being unstable.


    the proof is in the pudding im not making up anything you said.



    some people have also claimed iOS 7 have given them the BSD (blue screen of death) as well as lag in older devices or even crashes...

    my htc one has yet to crash ONCE.


    apparently iOS 7.1 fixes these problems but hey, whatever tickles your fancy.

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    yes because iOS 7 is flawless.


    i'm sure that blue screen of death was a welcome addition.


    i don't know, knock yourself out:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/14...-in-the-works-for-random-ios-7-crashing-issue

    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/apple/apple-ios-7/21498/ios-7-problems-youre-not-alone

    http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2299223/top-10-apple-ios-7-problems-and-complaints


    ive read these complaints on this forum too.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I switched from an iPhone 4S to a HTC One and am thoroughly enjoying it.
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The nightlys are by nature unstable. This is even posted on their website. http://www.cyanogenmod.org/about

    I have to disagree with this line of thought. I've been jailbreaking since iPhone OS 1, and I've owned rooted and ROM'd Android devices and I have never pirated an app.

    There are many legitimate reasons to jailbreak iOS or root and install 3rd party ROMs on Android, whether or not you choose to acknowledge them.

    You must be using the wrong devices. I used the HTC One running 4.1 with Sense 5.0, 4.2 Google Play edition and 4.3 Google Play edition and there was no noticeable lag. If you were using Samsung devices, I'll understand, the TouchWiz UI that they use caused a lot of problems on the GS4 with Android 4.2. I believe these problems have been fixed in Android 4.3.
     
  19. makinao macrumors regular

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    YMMV.

    I've got it backwards. I had an HTC One V for a year, and daughter had a Lenovo P700 for a bit longer. Both with ICS, no mods whatsoever. It was a very unpleasant year. I recently got second-hand iPhone 4Ss for us. Started with iOS 6, now on 7. We are now happy campers.

    On the other hand, my wife still uses a HTC Hero with Cupcake. No mods. She's happy with it.
     
  20. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I came back to the iPhone as well. I had my G2 for a few months but I'm seriously addicted to iPhone since I've had everyone since 2007. Apple, just give me a large screen iPhone and I'll never leave again.
     
  21. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i'm a fan of htc, but the htc one v wasn't their finest hour.


    a friend has the one s however and he is very happy with it. been with that phone for a couple of years now.
     
  22. makinao macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately for me, I bought mine before the critical reviews started showing up. I was considering trading up to One S, but an in-law who had one told me he was having the same problems I had.
     
  23. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    the one s has double the ram and a dual core processor...

    not sure what issues you had with the one v but the main criticism has always been the limted HP to push the machine, which resulted in lags, crashes and what not.
     
  24. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Same exact experience here (and you can check my sig for most of the Android phones I've used in the past while (can't fit more than this in my sig)). Android is just not secure, not intelligently managed, and seems to be a collection of hacked together software that works most of the time. And to make it work at all, you need ridiculous specs and ridiculous batteries. Whereas iPhone always performs way better with at most half the specs. Android in summary is: a ton of software laziness compensated for by ridiculous hardware. My Note 3 is ridiculously slow in web browsing compared to my iPhone 5 despite being twice or three times as capable hardware-wise. What a waste of resources.

    iPhone's king of the hill by a long shot, and will stay that way until at the very least Google get rid of that horrendous JIT runtime.
     
  25. Zyiros macrumors member

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    You apparently haven't tried the real experience of Android, as found on the Nexus 5 or Moto X. Try those and then make the same claim. RAZRs just suck.
     

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