Making the transition to Apple - Phones??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jets737, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Jets737 macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    I am making my transisition to Apple. I Pad - check, Mac Book Pro - Check, I Phone -ahh, not so sure.

    I have been using the Samsung Galaxy 4 for 2 years and I was getting close to the I Phone 6.

    I went to Costco to look at the phones, and was unanimously told by the staff and customers the Samson's were superior phones. Review seem to say the same.

    My move to the MBPr was big deal for me and I'm still making the adjustment, but I really like the machine. Technical reviews still show the Apple laptops as superior.

    So why such a gap in the other direction with the phones when some say the I Phone is Apple's best product?

    I welcome feedback and opinions.

  2. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
  3. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    Best is a personal decision. Why are you transitioning? Maybe you should go to the Apple Store for a different perspective.
  4. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    Depends on what review you're looking at. As for Costco, they probably make more money from selling Samsung phones than iPhones (same reason why carriers try to sell Samsung phones over iPhones: they make more money off of them and know that iPhones pretty much sell themselves).

    I won't say that Samsung doesn't make great phones. In fact, I prefer their screens over the iPhone's, but as a total package, iOS makes up for that in my opinion (plus there's timely OS updates and guaranteed support for at least 3 years, possibly 4 or 5 like the oldest supported iPhones today; can't say that about Samsung phones).
  5. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2014
    Get a big enough phone and the iPad becomes useless.
  6. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I'd take what salespeople say with a grain of salt. They usually make commission and are not after your best interests nor do they care about your needs. Do some research and decide from there is what I'd recommend.
  7. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Why do you feel you need switch to an iphone? Was there something lacking on Android or the Galaxy 4 that might be better with an iphone?

    Knowing this might allow us to tell you if one device is better or worse.
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Or what they may be trying to sell you.
  9. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Not really.
  10. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    If you're happy with your Samsung phone, just keep it. The advantage of the iPhone would be Apple-specific features that integrate with your other devices, such as iTunes media, iCloud compatibility, iMessage, etc.

    In terms of quality, I have been using iPhones since 2007 with zero issues. Currently have a 6s plus and I love it.
  11. dalthicks macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2015
    Loganville, GA
    Maybe you should look at it from a continuity standpoint. You already have the MBPr and the iPad. By throwing the iPhone in the mix, you now have option to have ALL of your devices in sync and talking to one another. It's an added luxury.
  12. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2015
    Its probably best you get an iPhone so you can sync all your stuff across all your devices.

    Just a thought there.
  13. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    OP, you have been a member of this forum for over a year. Haven't you noticed by reading here and on the Android/Samsung forums that the iPhone has less issues and have updates on a timely manner that samsungs/androids do not ?

    Go back and read up on all the issues android has over iOS. Make your own decision.
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    You may be able to answer your own question: you have an iPad. Do YOU see a technical gap or inferiority with the product? Your iPad uses essentially the same operating system and carries many of the same features as the iPhone.

    Now, consider that when you get an iPhone, many of the apps you've purchased for your iPad will carry over, and all of the apps you buy for an iPhone will work on the iPad. Unlike what you're doing now for your existing Android phone.

    Does it also seem likely to you that, year over year, Apple is making enormous profits off an inferior phone?

    iPhones are definitely not for everyone, and Samsung does make a pretty good Android phone. But considering you've already made significant strides in switching over, you'll probably find that an iPhone will work a lot more seamlessly with your other devices.
  15. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    You seem to be jumping in completely to Apple's ecosystem...I'm not sure I understand your hesitation with getting an iPhone. You already have an iPad so you know what iOS is like.

    Not saying you should get an iPhone, but you should think through what those sales people/customers/reviews were specifically saying, and ask yourself if any of those concerns are things that *you* really care about. No one will use the phone exactly like you will.
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I could not agree more! I would not give either up and would hate to think all my Internet cruising would be done on the iPhone even the 6S+ of mine does not tempt me to do a lot of Internet on it.
  17. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    If you agree that the iPad is useless if you have a big phone, then why wouldn't you give up your iPad? :confused:
  18. ninaco macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    I went from the Galaxy S4 to the 6S+. I wouldn't go back. My reasons for switching are mostly related to the fact that I have other Apple devices (iPods & an iPad). Having all the devices on the same OS/ecosystem is a joy. Not to mention having my extensive iTunes library (with folders and smart playlists) available on all devices via iTunes Match. My music has been in iTunes since I bought an iPod Classic years ago. So, that's a major incentive.

    I never trusted that Google Play Store apps were properly screened, so I was always cautious about what information I entered on the S4. I trust Apple's App Store much more, and that's another reason for switching.

    And, honestly, I love the rose gold. I'd never buy a phone based on color, but it is beautiful. :D
  19. kargurin macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2015
    Galaxy 4 is an old phone. The newest Sammy's are light years ahead. My Note 5 is greatness. So you will not be comparing the best of what each can offer. That said, I think every Android devotee should own an iPhone at one time. Now's a good time when both platforms have matured. If you are still on the 4 you may be wowed by the best iPhones.
  20. Strider64 macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2015
    Suburb of Detroit
    I was a Samsung Galaxy 3 user and when it came for a new phone (I don't upgrade my phone every year) I went with the iPhone 6+ for it integrated very nicely with the new iMac that I had just purchased. It boils down to you in what you find important in a phone.
  21. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    I went from 6 plus to s6. I wanted some features that Apple just didn't offer. But having had both they are both great phones. I just recently got a Macbook and might go back to a iphone at some point. For now my s6 works find with my Macbook. I don't buy a lot of apps so switching back and forth isn't a huge issue for me. I think the only two things I miss from my iphone is battery life and the finger print scanner was way better than the Samsung one.
  22. Jets737 thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2014
    good question. The Galaxy 4 has served me well, but it it is time for a new phone.

    I have read that the I Phone will integrate with the MacBook in so far as I can conduct phone calls through the MacBook. Is this a tipping point in the decision, heck no, but it seems like a nice feature.

    The simplest way I can put it (ask the question), is it better to be on one platform?
  23. aKansasKid macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    Is it better to be on one platform? I'm not, and haven't found it to be a hindrance. But I'm always synced via Google, which may not be the most private venue. If iOS and OX together provide the same seamlessness as Google can, then it's definitely an advantage.

    And make no mistake: the 6s is a better phone than your S4. I have an S4 and purchased a 64 GB 6s in November. Once I had it, though, instead of asking if it was better than the S4, I asked if it was the best use I could make of $800. My S4 is still a good phone; I sent the 6s back. If the rumored 5se comes in at $450 with NFC/Apple Pay, I'll be far more interested.
  24. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    If you have the MacBook pro and iPad already, might well get the iPhone too.

    I'm a windows guy myself (Win 7), but listen to music on an ipod (5th Gen)....sorry , no idea on the MacBook question.
  25. adamhenry macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    Yes, you can make/answer calls/texts on your Mac or iPad through the iPhone. Add an :apple: watch and you can use it as well.

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