Make the switch to Android S6 or iPhone 6 plus

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by dave2122, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. dave2122 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone
    Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me out I'm contemplating going to the iPhone 6 plus or Galaxy S6 I have and iPhone 5s now using a buddies LG G3 that I'm trying out as my daily driver. Here are the things that I like

    1.led notification light(knowing what app I'm being notified by looking at the color of the led is great)
    2.the ability to customize device mostly without having to jailbreak the thing or even root for that matter.
    3. Emulators are in the play store gab/snes/PPSSPP
    4.Always listening voice commands Google now which is awesome basically Siri but always on and tailored to just my voice.
    5. And the Galaxy S6 camera looks to be amazing the note 4 camera was already better and it looks as if the S6 is going to turn it up a notch.
    6. Phone features built in like fastest 3GB Ram to boot wireless charging crazy high res screen for watching movies.

    Things that I miss and want on android or some alternative open to suggestions
    1. imessage having ability to text from my iPad and Mac
    2. Photo applications reflect/union/wordswag/fused/8mm
    3. Video editing apps lets just not even talk about that their are no good video editing apps on android gravie text on video or pinnacle studio now part of me says just take the photo or video on the S6 and send it to the iPad but I believe the photo or video quality will be less.

    Can someone anyone help me make a decision or does anyone have any positive about making the switch and having other apple products
     
  2. holydude macrumors regular

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    Speaking as an apple fanboy i would go with S6 instead.
    But it all depends on how often you buy new phones. The S6 will last longer and will work smoother.

    Personally I would be more happy with an iOS but ...your iPhone is really really low specced when talking about HW. If apple plans to improve iOS functionality then they surely have to increase its HW...at least a RAM or use RAM-like flash for caching (new samsung flash drive eg).

    So if you need a phone right now go with the S6...if you can wait i would wait for iphone 6s or 7 or whatever it will be called.
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    How dead-set on the S6 are you? Moto X and the Droid Turbo eschew the LED notification for Moto Display, a MUCH more useful setup when it then comes to unlocking your phone to act on a notification. Turbo also includes Qi charging, both have no-touch "Google Now" commands. Neither of them is laden with the Samsung TouchWiz interface. The Moto Connect app allows you to use a Chrome extension to text using your phone from your browser.

    You don't say what carrier you're on, the Turbo is Verizon only but there are rumors of Moto Maxx for everyone else.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Moto X 2014 is a very underrated phone ... It's one of my favourite Android handsets I've had.


    How can you definitively claim something like that ?
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I'll agree that the Moto X (in general) was VERY under-rated. The Turbo is an X with a BIG battery, it has all the add-ons that made the X the X. I have a 2013 Moto X and have been happy and people are STILL blown away when I show them the touchless controls.
     

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