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emporiky

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Hey guys, I recently got an iPhone 6s (64gb) and have had mostly great experience with it, but I can't help but wonder whether I should have picked up the s7 edge, which was only slightly more expensive.

On the one hand I really love Apple products (previously had 5c) and customer service and like 6s 3D Touch, camera and software. However, Samsung really upped their game with s7 especially in the display and camera departments.
Are there other people who recently got their 6s and are thinking the same? Or if you had to buy a new phone now, would you go for 6s or s7?
 

se1000

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Sep 24, 2014
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Personally, I think this is the wrong question. If you enjoy Apple products, then the 6s is a great smartphone and that's what you should probably stick with.

If you want to switch to Android however, the discussion is different altogether.
 

Zimmy68

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Why is there a "remorse" thread on every forum?

Seriously, is it the same guy starting them all?

Buyers remorse for 12.9 iPad, remorse for 9.7 Pro iPad, remorse for iPhone SE.

I mean, these are tech gadgets. Either buy them at what you think they are worth, or don't.
And if you don't like them, return them/sell them.

I guess this is the next generation of all the "are you bored with your xxxxx device yet"?
 

imanidiot

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May 1, 2011
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Threads like this are ubiquitous and all equally pointless. OP buys Apple product, likes it, but needs to be reassured that he or she did the right thing by soliciting the advice of strangers on the internet. Wow. Just, wow. Is no-one capable of making their own determination about anything? Seriously. You bought a phone. You like the phone. But did you buy the right phone? Only anonymous strangers can provide the answer.
 

emporiky

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Mar 27, 2014
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Zimmy- there are threads like this one, because consumerism is about buying stuff, which doesn't necessarily always make people happier.

imanidiot - seriously, that's a forum about Apple products, not sure what surprises you in threads asking people about their opinion for these products
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Personally, I think this is the wrong question. If you enjoy Apple products, then the 6s is a great smartphone and that's what you should probably stick with.

If you want to switch to Android however, the discussion is different altogether.
That's exactly what made me go for the iPhone - I have never had bad experience with apple products - simply no reason to change. To me it seems that the iPhone is still on top due to its software, but Samsung is catching up quickly...
 

bufffilm

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Hey guys, I recently got an iPhone 6s (64gb) and have had mostly great experience with it, but I can't help but wonder whether I should have picked up the s7 edge, which was only slightly more expensive.

On the one hand I really love Apple products (previously had 5c) and customer service and like 6s 3D Touch, camera and software. However, Samsung really upped their game with s7 especially in the display and camera departments.
Are there other people who recently got their 6s and are thinking the same? Or if you had to buy a new phone now, would you go for 6s or s7?

The s7 is a gorgeous phone with crazy-good amoled screen. Try it out and let us know your experience.
 

Siamese_Dream

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Sep 28, 2015
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I know from personal experience that Android is not my cup of tea. There are too many annoyances that when combined, make it a no-go for me. That said, their hardware is attractive to me and Apple in its apparent complacency is beginning to piss me off.

But I digress. My advice to you and anyone else who is on the fence going in......begin with the phone and software you have the least experience with. That is what the 14 day return window is for. If begin with what is familiar, it will feel like home, you will be used to it, and perhaps left wondering if you left something better on the table. But if you go out on a limb, and date the new girl, you might find that you've been missing out on the love of your life all this time. And if it doesn't work out, well, you always have old faithful to return to.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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I hear nothing but good things about the s7 edge. My friend (admittedly a big android guy but one who has hated everything Samsung since pretty much day one) even mentioned he'd love one but the price held him back (he would be buying outright and up front right now).

It's obviously not iOS but I think a lot of people just dismiss android the same way they might dismiss foods; they're pretty sure they hate it but don't really know because they don't really ever use or have not used it to any great extent in many years.

If you can return the phone I say give the edge a try if you're already open to the idea of android. There's a lot to love. And I don't even have one!
 
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Channan

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Why is there a "remorse" thread on every forum?

Seriously, is it the same guy starting them all?

Buyers remorse for 12.9 iPad, remorse for 9.7 Pro iPad, remorse for iPhone SE.

I mean, these are tech gadgets. Either buy them at what you think they are worth, or don't.
And if you don't like them, return them/sell them.

I guess this is the next generation of all the "are you bored with your xxxxx device yet"?
Damn. "New topic" remorse after that.
 

Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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Why is there a "remorse" thread on every forum?

Seriously, is it the same guy starting them all?

Buyers remorse for 12.9 iPad, remorse for 9.7 Pro iPad, remorse for iPhone SE.

I mean, these are tech gadgets. Either buy them at what you think they are worth, or don't.
And if you don't like them, return them/sell them.

I guess this is the next generation of all the "are you bored with your xxxxx device yet"?

I'm having remorse clicking on this thread.
 
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dragontology

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Apr 20, 2016
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I don't think such things are wrong. Maybe "strangers" on the Internet can provide insight OP lacks, due to differences in background.

I've only been an iPhone user for 11 days now, after six years with the little green robot that could. It's been rocky, particularly at first, but the way I see it, you don't buy a phone to use the OS. You buy it to use the apps (and camera and stuff). To get calls and texts. So they're all basically good for that. You just have to find the stand out features you want. For me, the move to iPhone became clear when I decided software/security updates were important. Apple has them. Android... doesn't. Well, they do, but it's a gamble with some OEMs (especially Motorola) and they take so long. Also, I wanted a 4.7" phone. So, iOS has some quirks, but I really like my new phone.

A big part of coming from Android, which had such diverse customization and so many hardware choices, to iPhone, which has so few, is customizing the exterior. I've got it in a clear case with a Flygrip, so my iPhone's already in the 1-2%, but I'm putting a mahogany dbrand skin on it (which isn't uncommon) but I'm also getting a retro Apple logo decal. I've seen Apple logo decals, including the retro one, but I've never seen one paired with any kind of mahogany skin. So I'm going to make it completely unique, and I think, once it's done, picking it up and thinking, "no one has an iPhone like this" will help with the adjustment. Your own mileage may vary.
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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Why is there a "remorse" thread on every forum?

Seriously, is it the same guy starting them all?

Buyers remorse for 12.9 iPad, remorse for 9.7 Pro iPad, remorse for iPhone SE.

I mean, these are tech gadgets. Either buy them at what you think they are worth, or don't.
And if you don't like them, return them/sell them.

I guess this is the next generation of all the "are you bored with your xxxxx device yet"?

Too late

Bored
 

ledzep1

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Jan 24, 2016
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The only remorse I have is not buying an iPhone sooner.

My Galaxy phones Android software screwed up on me a couple of weeks ago and I had to do a full reset to get it working again, screw that. I went and bought an iPhone and could not be happier.
 

Jetro

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Jan 12, 2016
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Samsung is improving the looks of their galaxy s phones. They fired their old ceo and now someone who has better taste in the design is in charge but I still think the quality is not as good as Apple. The speaker on the galaxy s isn't as good as on the iPhone. They go cheap on things and that's why the iPhone is nicer.
 
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AFEPPL

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Sep 30, 2014
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I like where samsung are going. It would be worth a look when i come to change.
Remember, tech is just the new fashion industry....
 

emporiky

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Mar 27, 2014
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I don't think such things are wrong. Maybe "strangers" on the Internet can provide insight OP lacks, due to differences in background.

I've only been an iPhone user for 11 days now, after six years with the little green robot that could. It's been rocky, particularly at first, but the way I see it, you don't buy a phone to use the OS. You buy it to use the apps (and camera and stuff). To get calls and texts. So they're all basically good for that. You just have to find the stand out features you want. For me, the move to iPhone became clear when I decided software/security updates were important. Apple has them. Android... doesn't. Well, they do, but it's a gamble with some OEMs (especially Motorola) and they take so long. Also, I wanted a 4.7" phone. So, iOS has some quirks, but I really like my new phone.

A big part of coming from Android, which had such diverse customization and so many hardware choices, to iPhone, which has so few, is customizing the exterior. I've got it in a clear case with a Flygrip, so my iPhone's already in the 1-2%, but I'm putting a mahogany dbrand skin on it (which isn't uncommon) but I'm also getting a retro Apple logo decal. I've seen Apple logo decals, including the retro one, but I've never seen one paired with any kind of mahogany skin. So I'm going to make it completely unique, and I think, once it's done, picking it up and thinking, "no one has an iPhone like this" will help with the adjustment. Your own mileage may vary.

Great comment - always interesting to hear the experience of Android users who switched to iPhone
At the end of the day the software (including its seamless update cycles), the ecosystem and the amazing apple customer service (at least in my experience) convinced me that the iPhone is the right choice for me.

Yes - the Samsung may have an advantage in the design in the edge model (although I really dislike the 'Samsung' logo on the front) and in the display and camera in low light, but the real day-to-day experience comes from using the software, which is simply better on the iPhone. Yet, its undeniable that competitors are catching up quickly and Apple really needs to up their game with the next iPhone (amazing article by Mossberg).
 

se1000

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Sep 24, 2014
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LA, CA
Yes - the Samsung may have an advantage in the design in the edge model (although I really dislike the 'Samsung' logo on the front) and in the display and camera in low light, but the real day-to-day experience comes from using the software, which is simply better on the iPhone. Yet, its undeniable that competitors are catching up quickly and Apple really needs to up their game with the next iPhone (amazing article by Mossberg).

Respectfully, I disagree. Android has come a very long way and Lollipop/Marshmallow are pretty good releases. Yes they still have some faults, but to say iOS is without any is very slanted.
 

emporiky

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Mar 27, 2014
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Respectfully, I disagree. Android has come a very long way and Lollipop/Marshmallow are pretty good releases. Yes they still have some faults, but to say iOS is without any is very slanted.
I partly agree - to me Android design just doesn't seem appealing - I do have to say that Samsung's version come pretty close.

Just our of interest what device are you using at the moment?
 

se1000

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Sep 24, 2014
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LA, CA
I partly agree - to me Android design just doesn't seem appealing - I do have to say that Samsung's version come pretty close.

Just our of interest what device are you using at the moment?

I'm currently using the S7 as my personal phone and the SE for work. The 5x is my Android backup and to fiddle around with different android versions and the 6s is just sitting around for now, maybe I'll get bored of the SE and switch back.
 
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