iPhone - home is where heart is

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iKaushal, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. iKaushal macrumors 6502

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    I had used several phones since 1999 till 2007....most of them being nokias.

    In 2007 ... I got iphone 2G and I never looked back.

    I upgraded to 3G, 3GS, 4 and then 5.

    Looking at the high specs android phones being used by anyone and everyone around me, I decided to take the plunge and got myself a Note 3. Initially I was blew over by the screen and stylus.

    But slowly I realised the more the apps I install, the slower the phone becomes and battery life degrades. In fact my note became worse after upgrading to 4.4.2...the lags started to pinch more.

    The worst was when I was in dialler and if I click on phone book, it took 10-15 seconds. That's highly unacceptable from a octa core phone with 3Gb ram.

    Coming back to iphone, I still had my iphone 5 and it has about 300 apps in it...and zero lag. Compared to that my note 3 had about 30-40 apps...and was much slower.

    I finally decided to get back to apple, and traded my note 3 for iPhone 5s and passed on my iphone 5 in family.

    Extremely happy being back on apple ecosystem and a super fast device. :apple:
     
  2. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome back :)

    A digitizer would rock the iPad, hopefully it's not too far away.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Glad you're happy with your new phone, good luck and enjoy it :)
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I would love a pressure sensitive wacom digitiser in the iPad. I'd happily shell out a lot of $$$ for that!
     
  5. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Strange. I had a ton of apps installed on my HTC One and didn't notice any lag or degradation of battery life over time.

    Samsung's TouchWiz skin can be pretty resource intensive, although I'm not sure about the Note 3, maybe it's running a different version of TouchWiz?
     
  7. iKaushal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Htc sense ui is much more refined than samsung touchwiz. My wife used htc one mini for 2 weeks before she got my iphone 5. Her one mini was faster than her s3. Where as s3 internals are far better than one mini.

    But the way apple ios software and hardware are fine tuned....one can't even imagine android giving same effect. They can only bump up specs....but can't guarantee smooth operating like apple.
     
  8. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    This is my first iPhone (I have the 5s) and I will say that I agree. The only Android phone that was about as smooth was the Nexus 5, which is a really great phone. I just prefer the control center/quick settings on IOS to what KitKat currently has.
     
  9. iKaushal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well nexus is good as it's plain vanilla android.

    But my relatives using nexus 4 complain of bad battery life and I've read bad reviews about camera of nexus 5.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I think the closest to "perfect" android phones usually miss the mark on at least one feature. The HTC One for example, is a gorgeous phone with an amazing screen(469 PPI!), a nice minimal skin and great features, but the camera sucks. The Moto X is has great reviews but I'm a bit turned off by its midlevel specs, plus I've heard the camera isn't that great. I imagine I'd be happy with the Nexus 5, except it's a little bigger than I'd like.

    Android, especially in the Nexus phones, is an awesome OS though.
     
  11. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree with this. Apple has been late to the game with the big screens, so I've ventured into Android territory. But everytime I go I'm just struck by how crappy the experience is relative to iOS. It's not like there's more you can do on iOS - there's definitely more versatility on Android. But the overall Android experience is just lacking in refinement. Coming straight from iOS, the difference is jarring. Even though iOS forces you into separate sandboxes for apps, there's a consistency across apps that's just reassuring and aesthetically pleasing.

    I think the big screen iPhones will sway a significant number of people back to iPhone. There is a lot of pent up demand
     
  12. TurboNut69 macrumors newbie

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    Similar situation for me. I had the original Iphone and then the 3GS. I had hoped for 128GB on the Iphone 5, but when it didn't happen I looked around for one that had it. I ended up with the Galaxy Mega 6.3" due to the improved performance over my 3GS and the screen size. At this point, I would like to go back to Iphone since it just works better, but I won't until the screen is 6-7" and has an option for 128GB. Frankly, the screen size is more important to me now than the added polish of ios over Android.
     
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  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    While I like Android there is something about the iPhone that I can't put my finger on that makes me prefer it.
     
  15. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    For me, I can put my finger on it: TouchID.

    Har har har...
     
  16. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Same. I'll be coming back to iPhone as well. I really miss the "cleanliness" of the App store vs the Google Play store.
     
  17. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    6-7" iPhone? Get ready to wait for a long, long time.
     
  18. BMox macrumors 6502

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    That will be me. Have a Nexus 5 currently that I really enjoy but will be coming back to the iPhone in September.
     
  19. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a android for my work phone and it reassures me everyday why I stayed with the iPhone since the original 2G
     
  20. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    I would absolutely love that.
     
  21. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you had a dud. I've seen none of those symptoms on my Note 3 and I have quite the library of apps.
     
  22. TurboNut69 macrumors newbie

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    That's the point. I'm not going to wait.:)
     
  23. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    i was in the same boat as you. tried all kinds of smartphones - treo, blackjack, blackberry, motorola q, nexus, samsung. once i got hold of an iPhone - i never looked back.
     
  24. KillaMac Suspended

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    Many including myself had nothing but lag issues with the note 3 especially after the kitkat update. Sold it for a HTC m8 now and my gosh this phone is fast , and so clean. No junk hardly in the software. Way better experience.
     
  25. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Man that sucks, I did hear stories of people having issues with the kitkat update. Sounds horrible. I'm still on 4.3 with Verizon and it's still as buttery smooth as the day I got it.
     

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