Just Over 24 Hours In, I've Barely Used it, and I've Never Been this Amazed by a Phone Before

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by IphoneIssues, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    After having to cancel a pre-order, because of a system error, I had a serious stroke of luck yesterday. A store nearby happened to have several. Actually went back today and got another one (If you're still looking, check Target out).

    The last iPhone I had was the 4. Had that for a few years before getting a Galaxy Note 3, when it came out.

    I've seriously barely used it, but I'm amazed. I've just plugged in the charger about an hour ago. It was activated about 32 hours before that, and it didn't even have a full battery at that time. Besides very pleasant surprise, what seriously amazed me is that I had accidentally forgotten to turn off my bluetooth after I got out of my car. It was on for 3 extra hours and the battery didn't even budge. Had that been my Note 3, at least a quarter of the battery would be gone. Then, I didn't charge it overnight, and the battery percentage moved just a tiny bit.

    The other really amazing thing happened when I was driving. I had one song on loop (by the way, that color-changing software built into the stock music player interface is absolutely beautiful), and I wanted to change it, but was not about to pull over or touch the phone, while I was driving. I gave Siri a command to play an artist. I knew it would work, but what surprised me here is that the artist had an accented name, and it seemed to pick up that pronunciation. I'm still wondering if it did that because it played the closest match, before the accent was pronounced, or if it really linked directly to what was said. Either way, just like that, a problem I've learned to accept and deal with, for the past couple years, has been solved.

    Photo quality is also quite nice.

    Can't wait to try some other stuff out, but I'm already very satisfied. Not missing Android one bit.
  2. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    First from one tech guy to another, I'm happy for you.

    With that said I'm also jealous and envious of you!

    I have a note 3 and gave up on it today. I was trying to backup the thing over usb to my pc and it was using MTP mode and kept getting stuck at figuring out how long it would take to copy all folders and files on phone over to my pc. I wanted to get a hammer and destroy it into a thousand pieces.

    Long story short, it's still in good working condition but gets terrible battery life with lollipop it's stuck with.

    I am still dreaming of the day I get an iPhone 6 anything that has something called battery life.

    I have an iPad Air 1 and a Mini 2 that showed me all day battery life is possible! Switched from android tablets because no matter how good of a deal I found and how good the hardware was, there is not a single android tablet that can go 15 hours heavily gaming on it and heavy web browsing and lasting all day. Reason is no android tablets have two cell big battery's in them like the Apple tablets I now own.

    I have been gaming last 3 days non stop on my iPad Air. Over 14 hours usage with 3 days standby thus far. Still have 8 percent battery. My mini 2 can go 12-13 hours. My Air about 15 hours.

    Anyhow, your post excited me, then I had to read about a newer loophole through best buy website to upgrade a Verizon line to get a new contract, keep grandfathered unlimited data and score a new iPhone for half of retail. So I might be finally getting my dream phone.

    What storage size did you get? What IOS build you running? Any defects you found with new phone like others have talked about in this forum? Find any buyers for note 3? Mine is currently on Craigslist for 200.00. It still makes a great MP3 player and pocket size 4k camcorder and 12MP camera. It just sucks at working as a phone and keeping battery while in a low 4g signal area (Verizon).

    To reaffirm Bluetooth is working well? I have a Ford with sync features. I have not used Siri at all though on my tablets.

    We're you streaming music or playing it locally stored on phone?

    Thanks and enjoy your new device. I gave up today on Android and Samsung!

  3. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010

    Thank you, tech-brother 8)

    That's one of the things I hated about Android. More freedom, but more bugs too.

    I had to get a new phone because it seemed like everyday, something new would go wrong with my Note 3:

    -Spotify local files refused to sync
    -My phone would restart while I'm running and sign me out of Spotify
    -I'd have to take a picture of something like 4 times, because a gray square would cover half the picture, and then I'd have to take a screenshot of the picture immediately. If I took a picture, then closed the app and came back, there would be a black square over the entire thing, with a gray question mark.
    -I couldn't access anything else while I was in a call
    - On the stock music player, songs were not repeating or shuffling when the corresponding option was selected.

    I'm forgetting some things, but that's a good sign.

    Yes, Apple's tablets are very good with battery life. I've had tablets from Apple, Amazon, Toshiba, and Samsung, but Apple takes the battery life race there.

    I ended up getting a Surface Pro 3, about a year ago, so I doubt I'll ever go back to an Apple tablet (unless it's a full OS X tablet), because I now have the tablet experience without any computing compromise.

    With that being said, the iPad Air is a beauty. And the other great thing about Apple's devices, so many more games than you'll find on Android.

    Happy my post excited you, That means my own excitement managed to seep through.

    I went with the 128 GB. I was seriously considering the Galaxy Note 5, but a couple things stopped me. One, I was tired of finding out about new apps and finding out they were either unavailable for Android or just didn't work on my device. Two, I found out they removed the SD card slot on the Galaxy Note 5. This was a really stupid move, because that's a significant selling point for some. I had a 64 gb card in my Galaxy Note 3. I used up to about 60 GB altogether. Didn't want to get the 64 GB iPhone and run into a problem because I only had slightly less than 4 more gigs to last me the next two years.

    Actually found out that call logs, text messages and pictures took up a significant amount of space. I chose not to transfer any of that stuff over to my new device. It's a 128 gb phone, but you really start with 113. As of last night, I had everything I wanted on the phone, and I still had 89 GB left.

    I believe I have build 9.0 running. I have absolutely no complaints. This is a marvelous piece of technology. No actual problems with it. There are people complaining about the whole chip issue now, and I will admit that my phone appears to have the perceived better of the two processors, but, even if this phone died 2 hours sooner, it would still be amazing. Even after my phone lasted the 30 hours, it would've lasted more than 4 more hours, because battery was only at about 30%. Meaning, my experience so far would still be much the same

    No defects though. I guess I have good luck with buying Apple devices close to release. I got my 3GS the first week it came out, and had no issues back then either.

    I'm gonna just trade my Note 3 into Verizon and have the credit applied to my bill. I don't care to do anything else with it. I already gave my galaxy gear to another family member, and they're happy with it.

    Yes, the bluetooth is absolutely fine. Here's the thing: it's strange, but this phone has changed my whole flow, with how I do things. Like, with my battery life, between having an extra lightning cable in my car, and having at least 30 minutes of charging time, while I go from point A to point B. Who knows how often I'll actually have to plug my phone in to an outlet to charge now. I might really be looking at once or twice a week now. What an incredible first-world issue I have here, lol.

    I really didn't think I'd use Siri, because I pretty much never used Google Voice. Now, whenever I'm walking around my home in the morning, about to get ready to go out, I'll ask what the weather is. When I'm headed to my car, I'll tell it to turn on bluetooth. While, I'm buckling my seatbelt, I'll tell it what to play. There's a lot of use you can get out of it. Only thing that I could think of to improve the experience is letting you rename Siri (I hear you can already tell it what to call you) or allow you to communicate with it through the mic on the headphones that come with the phone. You can already activate it just by saying "Hey Siri", even while the phone is sleeping. When you try to control it through the mic on the headphones though, it doesn't work.

    I was playing what was locally stored on the phone. All you can do with Spotify is tell it to open Spotify. It won't even play what's paused. Though, Apple Music is very nicely integrated into the music app. You get a free 3 month trial. The bright side of this is that you can save songs to be listened to offline, and you'll be able to tell Siri to play them. The bad side is that they don't have as much music available as Spotify. Some of my stuff isn't on there, so it's not for me, right now. The minute they get everything that Spotify has, I'm on-board. There may be commands to stream stuff, but I don't know them.
  4. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Are you joking or just being a smarta**? The photos are the worst I've ever seen. I returned mine due to how bad they are, Apple really droops the ball
  5. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Mine is actually great, thank you. Looks like you got a bad one.
  6. Skyhawk21 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2015
    Thanks for the detailed info about the new phone. Glad you got a good one and its a night and day difference compared to the Note 3. I sold mine today, after listing it yesterday. My note 3 did have an amazing camera sensor on it. The sensor size on mine was actually bigger than the one on an S5 I also own. It took true to life looking 12MP photos and good 4k video when there was good lighting. At night though too much noise in photos and video that made everything look low res. I'll miss the good camera sensor on my note 3.

    Anyways you mentioned a surface 3 pro and peeked my interests. How has that been compared to an apple tabLet and how much battery life can you milk out of it? What model did you get? And have you tried using it in bed while laying down? :)

    Well I got a gift card for best buy, got money from note 3, got all kinds of tech toys to trade in to best buy for low ball credit, and I do want an iPhone 6 plus with IOS 8.x. Want to go with older model due to it working perfect with IOS 8.x and none of the IOS 9.x issues plus do not have to worry about what cpu it has and I do not need all the new features of the 6s plus. I mean better camera sensor always nice but I looked at it and the physical sensor size of the 12MP shooter on the 6s phones is small. My note 3 sensor twice the size.

    Choices... Got to make a plan.

    Thanks again for the info and making me jealous of your surface pro!
  7. WC23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2014
    Coming from an iPhone 5, the 6S' photos are amazing. Very little noise and can take photos in near darkness and still get acceptable results. I primarily use a D7100 when I'm on a shoot but the 6S' camera has really impressed me.
  8. Blujelly macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2012
    South East England
    I love this someone posts a decent review and BOOM shot down in seconds.... just let it be lads!

    nice review good to hear it mate, glad your impressed with it!
  9. CraigGB macrumors regular

    May 30, 2010
    sadly that seems to be the way here, people seem to thrive on negativity.

    also loving mine, somehow Apple products manage to cost as much as they do yet I never feel like I've overpaid, after a couple of years off exploring android and windows it's nice to be back :)
  10. Blujelly macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2012
    South East England
    Good lad you know it makes sense to go Apple ;)
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My camera is the best I have had on an iPhone. Apple did great in my opinion on my 6S+
  12. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I love my flip phone and with T9 texting. Needs to be charged once a week, and survives any drop ever without a case. And the camera is absolute garbage! HURRAY.
  13. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    The ipad is the best tablet in the market imho.
  14. Blujelly macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2012
    South East England
    god I'm waiting for the rain to come on this comment!
  15. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    No problem. I wanted to answer thoroughly.

    Yeah, the Note 3 did have a nice camera, as well. Needless to say, this camera is really good. Just check that thread created for the purpose of posting 6s photos. Beautiful stuff in there. Haven't even messed around with the settings in the camera app yet.

    Still getting used to being back on iOS. For the most part, it's been smooth. Once I get my file download game down-pat, I'll be golden.

    I think I'll say iPad gets a few more hours out of the battery. Haven't really messed around with the settings though, to get the best battery life. Keep in mind though, Surface Pro 3 is running 64-bit Windows 8. I got the 128 GB, because you can add a 128 GB micro SD card. Yeah, I've used it every way. Very easy to use. For the first 74 days of my ownership, I used my Surface Pro 3 everyday. Didn't even touch my dual-booted Macbook Pro. I'm not too much of a game guy, but you can imagine the difference in quality of games available for PC.

    No problem with going with the older one. Let me tell you, I came this close to just buying the 6 Plus. I'm sure you've seen enough threads around here to see people talking about losing their orders and trying to track the phone down in-store. I didn't want to deal with all that. Ended up pre-ordering, and I got screwed there. After waiting that long, I just decided to commit. The search ended about 4 days ago.

    Plus, I'm an IT guy, and I've got a small team together for app development. The 3D touch will come in handy for me.

    The whole CPU thing is stupid. If this was a Samsung chip, I'd be just as impressed.
  16. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Doesn't matter at all to me. I'll just assume he got a bad one. Nothing anybody can say will make me feel different about my experience. This is an amazing phone.
  17. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    True, but nobody can change the way I feel about this.
  18. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    Dang you spent some cash to get the UPGRADED FLIP with a camera eh! :p
  19. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    As a urologist, I can reassure you that drooping a bit isn't a problem. It's wen it goes back up inside you that you have to worry.

    As far as the photos, the few I've taken and the samples I've seen seem to be fine. Very good actually.
  20. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    I may have missed it OP, but did you get the Plus?
  21. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    I think I forgot to mention that. I have a 128 GB gold 6S Plus. I liked the size of the Note 3, so I wasn't about to go back down in size.
  22. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    Thanks. I never considered Target.
  23. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Many haven't. The saleswomen told me they barely sold any. I went back and got another one the day after.
  24. Blujelly macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2012
    South East England
    good stick to your guns my friend!

    its refreshing to see these threads!
  25. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    There is quite a bit of negativity around here. Realized that after I made this review. There's a lot to like about this device. I don't get it.

Share This Page

28 October 11, 2015