Is anyone thinking of switching from Android to the 5S?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by akuma13, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    After seeing the effort Apple has made at re-designing the UI and implementing tweaks that you finally don't need jailbreaking for, I think the 5S will be a really good phone. It will lack the bigger screen ofcourse but a better camera, NFC, faster processor and possibly more storage? I think i can deal with the small screen as I have my nexus 7 at my side.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    At the moment based on what has leaked ... no.

    Pastel shades and essex gold bling are not enough to entice me ...

    As for a finger print scanner... If its just for unlocking your device what's the point. It's just another part that can end up getting fudged over time - I know countless folks who have had to replace home buttons as it is.

    Nah so far it does nothing for me.


    For the first time I'm actually more interested in seeing the next Nexus 5 and Note 3 devices bring to the table. I will still however be buying a new iOS tablet.
     
  3. Savor Suspended

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    No.

    Unless you prefer a smaller size, iOS apps, and into their ecosystem I can see why you might get excited. Should be plenty of them in the iPhone forum section.

    After a few months owning a 5S or even 5C, it will be more of the same experience like the year before and the year before that. Just in a diff colored exterior like gold. Last excitement I had for an Apple product was in June 2010. Preordered the iPhone 4 and everything. Never been that excited abt an Apple announcement ever since. I used to get all excited with the iPod announcements from 2005-2006 but that eventually went away too since the iPhone.

    There are already alot of very good Android phones already released this year alone. Water resistance, dual frontal speakers, air gestures, eye tracking, etc. Even more useful than a fingerprint scanner or gold color option. And even if the Android flagships are TOO BIG for some, their miniature versions with Snapdragon 400 or Snapdragon S4 Pro like the Xperia ZR can do more than enough for most people's needs.

    Generally all smartphones and OSes become homogenized. They pretty much do all the same things you generally use them for. Picking phones or platforms is like picking your fav bottled water or carton of milk. Even the most generic brands can do the same things similar to cars or general electronic appliances. The differences start to become more obvious with each individual's preferences liking picking an Audi over a BMW then coming into internet forums to compare/contrast/praise/complain abt them to others.
     
  4. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    No. I could never go back to using iOS full time on my phone as it is now. Too many little annoyances.
     
  5. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    ... and leave my 5" 1080p screen behind? Nop!
    4" is so 2011 :D
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Not from what I have seen so far. I would only consider an iPhone if the screen is 4.5 to 5 inches. I do not think the first release of IOS 7 will be the last....Apple will tweak it based on feedback from customers. I won't update my iPad until maybe IOS 7.1 or something like that. Colors and pastels will not make me come back to the iPhone as my daily use phone.
     
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  8. akuma13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For me I really miss the polish of iOS, ecosystem and their app exclusives. I probably will just keep LG optimus G pro and get iPad mini for my iOS needs.
     
  9. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    i have an old iphone to play with but ios doesnt yet offer compelling reasons to switch. i will only consider ios when they allow app integration and user accessible file system. i prefer function over eye candy.
     
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  11. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Ask me on the 10th.

    As of right now I plan on sticking with my GS4
     
  12. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I have a GS4.

    I plan on getting an iPhone 5S.

    But I won't be switching from one to the other :D

    Using both is ideal for me. I enjoy different things about each and am glad I have the excuse to use both daily!
     
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I'm switching no matter what. I miss iOS on my phone. It's really hard to troubleshoot for it when I don't have one in my hands to follow along with.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Got you beat, not for a milisecond.
     
  15. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing new this year is IOS 7. Hardware will be Apple's BIGGEST failure launch in years.
     
  16. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Not really. I carry a Droid Razr HD (personal) as well as an iPhone 4s (work), and I really like this Android platform.
     
  17. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Dang.. :eek:;)
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    No. Even if I did upgrade, it wouldn't be for an "S" version either.
     
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  20. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    S models have never done it for me.

    Also, a little off topic but I'm really starting to see just how much value is in a Nexus phone. No contract and half the price or any of these other phones? I can get a new one with the latest and greatest each year? And lower my monthly bill and have the latest and greatest version of android? I'll be looking hard at the Nexus 4 (2013).
     
  21. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Sure, if Apple upset every rumor made since the last iPhone was released and gave us a phone with a 4.7" screen. I'd gladly switch.

    I think I'll be with Android for a long time lol
     
  22. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel I would be losing a lot of functionality by moving from my SGS3 to the iP5S. I don't see how the iP5S can replace my widgets, default apps and alternate keyboards. I don't see what the iP5S can give me that would be worth giving up so much functionality.
     
  23. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

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    I am.

    I currently have a Galaxy Nexus and i'm ready to have an iPhone again. The feel of the device, its camera, its great battery life, the quality of the device itself and not to mention the plethora or 3rd party accessories available for the phone. I was thinking about getting the new Droid Maxx or Moto X but they don't exactly wow me. They did at first but i know that within a couple months i would be itching to get another android device. There's no way i'm getting Samsung or Htc. I HATE their skins.

    My galaxy nexus is running a stock 4.3 rom and bloat removed. I've had idk how many roms flashed onto this device but none have really matched the performance of when i had the iphone 5. My android history has been; Droid 2 Global. Droid Incredible, Droid R2d2, and Galaxy Nexus. Each one i rooted and flashed roms to each device to get them to run better. The iPhone was the only device that didn't needed to be modified. I can't wait to get another one!
     
  24. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I can only imagine how many official documents will be signed by fingerprint if this rumor is true. :eek:
     
  25. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Nope, I gave up on Apple and iOS after 6 years of baby steps when it comes to necessary(to me) features.
     

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