iPhone 7: Can Android Keep Up

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  1. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Android phones can't even touch the 6S, let alone the 7. Apple are pummeling the competition with their A-series chips.
     
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    Didn't the 6s Plus beat the S7 in speed? I saw a video not too long ago and the iPhone annihilated the Samsung phone. Can't remember if it was the S7 or Note 7.
     
  4. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yep, wasn't even close.
     
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    I would disagree. For the past 1-2 years, Android has been leading in terms of displays, cameras, base storage, pricing, water resistance, expandable storage, fast charging, wireless charging, etc.

    I do agree with performance, but a huge part of the iPhone performance is because of the OS. Android (while often bloated), does allow a lot more functionality like true multi-tasking, which does have a side effect of more noticeable lag.
     
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    iPhones run very efficiently because they do less than an android device does. iPhones dont need to draw as much power or resources as a flagship android phone does. Now there's nothing wrong with that as majority of smartphone users are casual users and not power users. But it's kind of like comparing an iPad Pro with a surface.

    Also flagship android devices run higher end displays which draws more power and has more pixels to push.
     
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    this! i love my iPhone but i can't ignore what samsung has been doing the past couple of years. setting the bar with great features.
     
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    Android's lag isn't due to multi-tasking, it's due to bloated skins used by manufacturers and Google's software being inferior to Apple's (talking about speed here). The difference between Android's multitasking and iOS's is minimal at this point.
     
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    I used multi-tasking as an example, the Android OS has a lot more going on in the background than iOS. I would also disagree that multi-tasking is the same, how many apps can you have on iOS actually running at the same time without going into a suspended state when you leave the app? I believe it's just 1, correct? With Android you can have many apps actually running at 100% in the background, collecting data, progressing, etc even if they aren't the front app. Now you also have split screen capabilities to have two apps side by side.
     
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    What exactly can you do on Android that can't be done on iOS? I owned an Android phone last year and didn't notice any added benefits.
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    How many apps can you have loaded on an Android phone screen at one time? Give me a situation that Android's background multitasking can do something iOS can't.
     
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    There was a thread here just yesterday on how to move files from a user's computer to her iOS device without using Cloud services or third-party applications. Without access to the file library, everyone offered their suggestions which was ultimately having to use a third-party application. As to why she didn't want to use them, I don't know, but this is an example where Android has the advantage with native functionality.

    It might not be essential for you but there are others who find native file library access extremely useful.
     
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    I'm sure she would be in the Android forums asking the exact same questions. It's not any easier on Android. Native, yes, easier, no. The answer is to move to the cloud if you want a seamless experience. I also found the iCloud process much better than that of my jumbled cloud experience on Android last year. Having a good cloud experience might not be essential for you, but there are those that want a simplified backup experience.

    When did I discuss file systems or deem them not essential for me? I can see where this thread is going, I've ruffled the Android users.
     
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    iOS compared to Android is like MacOS to Windows. One is clean under the hood and one is a jumbled mess.

    I built my PC for gaming and I love it for that purpose(when I have time to play games), but I also do a lot of preventative maintenance to keep it running at peak proficiency. I have never found a need to do that on my macs over the last 20 years.

    I could see having fun with Android back in college, but at a certain age you just get tired of having to do the routine clean up and just want something that works great all the time.
     
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    Can't wait to see the iPhone 7 obliterate the Note7.
     
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    this highlight the raw power compared with iPhone 7 with Note 7 (check time stamp 5m15s), iPhone wins.
     
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    I think it already has... the "this phone won't explode in your child's hand" feature is surprisingly compelling.
     
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    That's true... I'd say that's pretty important...
     
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    I don't like the expandable storage on Android. One of the things that annoys me on my S7. They usually only get like 32 or max 64GB of storage, because you can use SD Cards. This leads to a problem: Now you have to manage your space. Where do you save things? How do you move things? Does the app even support to store things on the SD Card? It leads to micromanaging the space.

    Now there's an option for android to make it look like the SD Card and internal storage is just one drive. (Which the Galaxy S7 does not support....) BUT this has some performance implications, because the SD Card is much slower. And you won't be able to choose what is saved on the faster storage anymore.

    Which is why i prefer to have just ONE big and fast internal storage like on the iphone.
     
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    Yep! On an unrelated topic (judging by your profile pic), I take it you're an F1/Ham fan. Me too. :)

    Looking forward to this weekend!
     
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    There is quite a bit you can do on Android that you can't on iOS, way too much to explain here. Some people make use of it, while others don't. Just for the basics, how about arranging the icons on the homescreen the way you want without being forced to start at the top and have them fill up from top to bottom and left to right? What if I want my icons on the bottom instead? What if I want a widget with the time and temp on the main screen but nothing else? Then you can change the themes of the entire OS. Want a dark theme? Sure. Want a purple theme? Here you go. Android is all about customization.

    For multi-tasking, my example is a bit of a geeky reason but here it is. I load up Google Maps to navigate while streaming music, but at the same time I have Sensorly running to map the coverage for my carrier, and have WigleWiFi also running to map wireless networks. I may load up SignalCheck pro as the front screen app so I can see what LTE band and signal strength I have. Meanwhile, Google Maps will pop up over the top of my screen giving me directions for my next turn.

    I completely agree, if you need more storage than what the base model offers it's a hassle. For me, I like it because the base model was 32GB compared to 16GB on the iPhone, and throwing in an SD card let me have a buffer if I temporarily needed more space, like loading videos for a flight.
     
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    That's what I was thinking about!
     
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    To make this short, Android is open, iOS is closed. Customization is the main difference between the two OS's, no argument there.

    The Google Maps example is not Android specific. Google Maps pops up on the front screen in iOS as well.

    By all means if you want to geek out and run a bunch of signal programs simultaneously, Android is the only way to go. But that's my point. You had to come up with a very obscure answer and even then, most of it was possible within iOS.

    We're also getting away from the point of the thread: specs. Not interested in getting into an android debate.
     
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    Hehe. Big fan. Just need to sort his starts out (although it wasn't his fault at Monza) and he'll win again this year! Yes, excited but apprehensive after last year.

    No more F1 talk, we'll get told off by the mods!!
     
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    Ugh, why does this always come up? Just be happy with what you use. If you enjoy it, great.
     

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