Just got iPhone 5S, traded note 3!

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Hez8813

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Yes ladies and gentlemen, I switched from the Note 3 to the Iphone 5S! Took me awhile to go back to apple and I plan on sticking for awhile! I had the iPhone from 3G to 3GS to 4! Then I switched carriers, not by choice, and had to get a droid. An HTC hero which was so horrible compared to my 4. I dreaded each day of use. I then was lucky enough to get a Samsung S3 which was not too bad.

I switched to verizon and my first choice was the iPhone 5S and from being on a droid for so long, I was blinded by it and switched to a S4 after 24 hours of having my new iPhone. I figured if I was going droid, go big or go home and the note 3 was my finally choice! After a couple months, I started to miss my iPhone and the size of the note 3 was becoming more of a problem than a benefit. The big screen at first seem so awesome but after day to day use it became a big lug! I could fit in my pockets but sometimes in sport shorts it would fall out of my pocket when i sat in the car. I wasn't able to hold a drink and use my phone properly even with the one handed mode the phone had because holding it was just dreadful!

Well long story short, I got my Gold 16GB Iphone and loving his small compact size! I couldn't be happier and think I made the right choice finally! I hope to stay with apple for a long time and don't think I will go droid. The Apps have such a better layout and are catered for apple users. There wasn't much "lag" on droid but you can definitely tell it wasn't as smooth as the iPhone! People like to compare the specs of the note 3 vs 5s, saying quad core, 3gb of ram BLAH BLAH BLAH! All bull cocky, they add so much extra apps and extra stuff that run in the background that it just bogs down the phone. Without all those specs and running apple hardware it would be SO SLOW!!

I like that apple doesn't force Apps on you like samsung did. When I had my S4 it was a 16gb but I only had about 7-8GB FREE because of all the apps they forced me to have that I never wanted. Iphone is like a clean computer that was just formated that just has the OS and that is what I want. In the end the OS of the iphone is magnificent and so much better than DROID. I am suprised too because I thought it would be the other way around.

GO TEAM APPLE! I LOVE MY IPHONE!


(P.S. coming from a power gaming user who is a pro windows guy, so I think I am well verse on electronic equipment. I build my own computers and know hardware in an out and even repair computers in my spare time. I have yet to venture to APPLE PC's but maybe one day. For now I love my custom made windows box but for phones I am PRO-APPLE)
 

Hez8813

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Should I get the 7.1 update or stick with 7.0.4?

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Cant beat the iphone, i know many people who "hate it" then they end up getting one and loving it.
Lol I was the same way and trashed the iPhone when I had the note 3. I know it was stupid of me and most of the time I was messing around but now I know not to judge a book by its cover. Either way I am here to eat my words.

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the only thing I will miss is able to download songs via google on the fly and having it like a thumb drive connecting to any PC. Which was also some reasons I had switched. But I figure I will get over it or find other ways down the road ;)
 

carjakester

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Should I get the 7.1 update or stick with 7.0.4?

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Lol I was the same way and trashed the iPhone when I had the note 3. I know it was stupid of me and most of the time I was messing around but now I know not to judge a book by its cover. Either way I am here to eat my words.

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the only thing I will miss is able to download songs via google on the fly and having it like a thumb drive connecting to any PC. Which was also some reasons I had switched. But I figure I will get over it or find other ways down the road ;)
If you want to jailbreak stay on 7.0.4 because a jailbreak probably wont be made for 7.1
 

Hez8813

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If you want to jailbreak stay on 7.0.4 because a jailbreak probably wont be made for 7.1
I don't mind sticking with non-jailbreak for now or even a couple months or so. But in general is it better, battery life and software wise? What do you guys use?
 

ionjohn

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I'm just like you, i build my own gaming pcs but I also own apple products (macbook pro, iphone, ipod)
 

maflynn

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Welcome back, one thing I love about the iPhone/iOS is the integration within the Apple products. True Android/Google as similar integration but right now I'm enmeshed with the apple products. If I were to switch platforms, I'd need to alter my usage.
 

Wide opeN

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When it comes down to it the iPhone is THE best "experience", one can have IMHO.

Left the iPhone for 15 months on GS3 & GS4.

But when I saw the iPhone 5s with the sexy new button, and iOS 7, it was enough to tip the scales back in Apples favor.

I simply feel better owning an iPhone vs. Android.
 

irnchriz

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I hate my 5S...

Because I sit with my finger on the home button of my iPad Air and rMini waiting on them unlocking with my fingerprint. Haha
 

Nipommu

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thats what happens to almost everybody wanting a bigger screen.
same here but with the original note. first wanted it, loved it, then began to hate the size. nothing new. move on. welcome back.

ps: funny thing is tho, if apple makes a 5 inch phone. i'll get it because its ios and build quality will be the best. if apple does it, the trade off will be justifiable.
 

Hez8813

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thats what happens to almost everybody wanting a bigger screen.
same here but with the original note. first wanted it, loved it, then began to hate the size. nothing new. move on. welcome back.

ps: funny thing is tho, if apple makes a 5 inch phone. i'll get it because its ios and build quality will be the best. if apple does it, the trade off will be justifiable.
ugh I hope they don't go past 4.5 , that would be the perfect size
 

Eddie Bombay

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Sounds about right. Especially now that I have this new swipe and word predicting keyboard I don't think I'm ever going back to Android too.
 

Serelus

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Should I get the 7.1 update or stick with 7.0.4?

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Lol I was the same way and trashed the iPhone when I had the note 3. I know it was stupid of me and most of the time I was messing around but now I know not to judge a book by its cover. Either way I am here to eat my words.

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the only thing I will miss is able to download songs via google on the fly and having it like a thumb drive connecting to any PC. Which was also some reasons I had switched. But I figure I will get over it or find other ways down the road ;)
If you like android, and you like doing the same on your iPhone with a jailbreak, then stay on 7.0.4 definitely. Otherwise upgrading is fine.

Welcome back!
 

Hez8813

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If you like android, and you like doing the same on your iPhone with a jailbreak, then stay on 7.0.4 definitely. Otherwise upgrading is fine.

Welcome back!
ya I use to jailbreak back on the old iPhones but I gave in and upgraded. No turning back now. Plus I can live in the closed system for a few months till they find a way to JB this version. Still new and fun to me at the moment and no need to veer off the regular OS for now. Like it so far, though its only been 30 minutes lol
 

IpadSC400

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Nobody blames you for the switch, you must have gotten sick of dragging a Note the size of an iPad in your pocket. Makes the hair on my neck stand straight up.
 

CrimsonKnight

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Welcome back to the dark side.. Muahahaha!

Seriously, glad you are happy with whatever device you chose, but hey.. since it's an iPhone.. heck yes! :apple:
 

Hez8813

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Welcome back to the dark side.. Muahahaha!

Seriously, glad you are happy with whatever device you chose, but hey.. since it's an iPhone.. heck yes! :apple:
ya hahaha, felt like sinned. I was such a pro-droid person for awhile because that is what I was using for awhile. I forgot how much I loved iPhones. Its great to be back on the winning team haha. The note 3 had some pros and I don't blame anyone for liking it but at this point in my life the 5S suites my needs at the moment. Maybe later if something interesting happens I might change back but for now I like my 5S and will be looking at the I6 when it comes out :apple:
 

jr866gooner

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Cant beat the iphone, i know many people who "hate it" then they end up getting one and loving it.

Not gonna lie, I despised the iPhone prob because I secretly wanted one but couldn't afford it! Absolutely love it...no turning back!
 

AppleRobert

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I have both. I use my Note 3 as a tablet, my 5S as a phone. Not sure if I will keep the Note 3.

If one really doesn't need a phablet, ......
 

mjschabow

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I don't think there's any way I could possibly go from my Note 3 to an iPhone as it currently stands, but I'm extremely curious to see what the iPhone 6 looks like not that it is rumored to be bigger.

I love my iPad Air though and if Apple can make some enhancements (one of them being the screen size), then I could see myself making the switch later this year.
 

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