iPhone and Samsung

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by preyan, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. preyan macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    South Africa
    So I have an iPhone and a friend has a Samsung and needed help.
    I use to have a Samsung as well. All I have to say is, thank heavens I moved to iPhone. The lag/delay with the Samsung phone was just nerve wrecking. Then Samsung browser also automatically opens pop iOS as opposed to being prompted in iOS. All in all, horrible experience of what I moved away from
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014
  3. swarlos macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2015
    It's funny we're the dark side and so is Android LOL.
  4. got556 macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2013
    Happy Note 5 and soon to be happy SE user here. Any current new Android phone with 3-4 GB ram is going to be quick and lag free. Your friend should upgrade or you should realize the limitations of iOS vs everything going on and the options with Android. Appreciate both, for competition and choices, learn the pros and cons of each, and move on.
  5. xixi.li macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    What do you mean the Samsung browser opens pop iOS? Do you mean if you click on a link the Samsung browser opens? You know you can set your default browser, right? Can you do that in iOS, or does everything open in Safari automatically?
  7. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Which Samsung does she have ? Newer ones are much better, no lag or hardly any
  8. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    They all tend to start off like that from my experience. It's after you download a lot of apps and add content that they become slower and have that slight lag/delay.
  9. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    Yup. They all knock your socks off at the store. Three weeks in and I'm already seeing stutter in my three week old SGS7 and the app crashes have begun. The first is the CNN app.
    And so the Samsung woes begin....
  10. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    That's cause Google doesn't do a a good job policing rogue apps. Facebook app is notorious for battery draining even when I manually disable every freaking notification and Facebook background process.
  11. osta.doc macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2016
    All I can say is I have a bad*** Galaxy S7, and I'm going to have a bad*** iPhone SE!

    I don't understand this Apple vs Android mindset. They're different, but they're both awesome. Just my opinion.
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    It's kinda like saying that if I drive an F150, I can't like a Corvette? Doesn't make much sense really.
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Am I the only one scratching my head at this post? Your first sentence starts with your friend needing help but then you conclude the paragraph by saying yore happy you're on an iPhone now.

    Was the goal of this thread just to announce you've moved on? Nothing wrong with that it's just a little odd to me how you went about stating it.
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    I can't speak for Samsung devices (and so maybe this is particularly a Samsung issue) but I don't see any more stuttering or crashing with a now two year old moto x than I do on a 6s plus.

    I'm not claiming performance..to be equal. Obviously things load a bit slower on the much older android, but stutter isn't an issue usually. I say usually because I can notice a stutter now and then but I see this on a 6s plus as well sometimes.

    These are all very basic apps, mind you, no gaming really. But a person above mentions CNN being an issue on their SGS7 and that's just... Sad. I suppose it's good I've avoided Samsung phones? Lol
  13. got556 macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2013
    My fiancé has an S7 and has had no issues with it. But lets not ponder the possibility that the CNN app software could be at fault and not the phone. Samsung phones are damn good these days...even if I do despise the Knox security crap and lack of root or unlocking the boot loader. Touchwiz, while still not my cup of tea, is completely fluid and lag free. I've owned my Note 5 since October of last year and run Nova Launcher Prime with custom icons and a whole gaggle of other "mods" w/out root and it has yet to slow down or "lag". The only things hurting my Note right now are after updating to Marshmallow the standby time isn't as good and the fingerprint scanner is not 100% like it used to be. I saw plenty of stutter on my fiancé's 6S before however, but I attribute it to apps or lack of RAM. I know everyone says iOS doesn't need as much RAM, and sure that was the case back in the old days, but these days iOS has a lot going on, not to mention pushing more pixels and larger apps. iOS in and of itself was always fluid on it, but some of the apps definitely showed lag when opening or menu selection or sometimes clicking home out of the app.

    I'll ask her in a bit just to make sure how her S7 is still running. She's had it for a bit now.
  14. Prof Farnsworth macrumors member

    Prof Farnsworth

    Feb 25, 2016
    Alberta Canada
    I'm running a Note 4 and I'm not noticing much lag on my phone. if anything, the only place I really notice it is if I'm using Samsungs browser, which I hardly use because of the delay. Otherwise, I don't see the same delay in Chrome.

    Maybe I've just acclimatized to the phone and don't notice the lag. I know its a 2year old phone, but she responds fast enough. And you can't expect that an older device is going to respond the same way a new device does.

  15. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    The 6S or 6S plus doesn't lag and it's not a ram issue. It has 2gb ram.

    It's the iPhone 6 especially the 6 plus model that lags. Cause of the 1gb of ram.
  16. Laserducky macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2013
    And don't forget to mention Touchwiz : it literally 'blows' your mind away. I have multiple Android devices (phones & tablets) and the Samsung ones running Touchwiz are so laggy.

    HTC's implementation of Android, Sense UI, is far better and far cleaner than Samsung's : a real shame that they are sinking into oblivion while Samsung continues to regale us with great phone designs but sub-par software.

    Don't get me wrong : I strongly believe that Andrioid and iOS both foster some healthy competition for each other and that iOS is far from perfect and has its own chinks : but I far prefer it to Samsung's Touchwiz.

    Cheers !

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