Not regretting the switch

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by MBX, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    What a big difference it is after switching to Galaxy Note 3/ Android from iPhone 5S.

    Not just the bigger screen but all the flexibility that Android offers.

    Apple has really been left behind because they are so stubborn. I know they will introduce bigger screens but probably not until mid/ fall 2014!

    And while iOS7 is really a nice step in the right direction it still has the fixed app icon grid system without any flexibility to place widgets. And the app-to-app/ sharing interaction is poor too while on Android you can do so much more. On top of everything, Google really has a big advantage with all the services they offer that are standard nowadays and so nicely tied in the Android ecosystem.

    This Note 3 is the best phone/ "phablet" I've ever had. But I'm looking forward what Apple comes up with next year and how the future iOS7 updates look like.
     
  2. thadoggfather Suspended

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    I'm not regretting it either..

    Nothing to regret I could easily make my money back on nexus 5 if I got cold feet and I still have my iPhone 5 to fall back on but I love my droid so much I'm willing to sell and part with my idevice if I get a reasonable offer
     
  3. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I changed from an iPhone 4S and 5 to a SGS3 (Now have a SGS4 and Nexus 4) some time ago and have had no desire to go back to an iPhone. In a couple of posts some Apple stalwart will type the words "you'll be back". I too am looking forward to Apple's offerings next year.

    Glad you are enjoying your new phone. :)
     
  4. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Love the Note 3 as well, best go-to device to date but I still like to have my foot in the door of iOS. Would really like to get a retina mini so I can enjoy it on a bigger screen.
     
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  6. jaymzuk macrumors regular

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    I've gone from iPhone to HTC Desire to iPhone 4S to HTC one, and I think the one thing that most people forget is how they use their phones.

    Basic phone usage, music, IM, Facebook, email, games and general web browsing probably account for 90+% of device usage. Jumping between Android and iOS is easy and painless, and if you spend sufficient amounts of money on apps for switching to be a problem, I'd suggest that your choice of mobile OS isn't the underlying issue.

    Go out, try and a phone, and buy one you like. Companies don't have allegiances to consumers, so don't have allegiances to companies.
     
  7. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Glad to hear you're enjoying it. :) Six months ago I went to a Note 2 after having used iPhones exclusively since 2008, and it felt like quite a revolution indeed. And the Note 3 is even more of a powerhouse of course.

    Personally I finally felt that the Note 2 was just a tad complicated to use as a phone, and I've now gone back to iPhone for faster camera access + a slightly more slick experience when it comes to the basic phone functionality. I keep the Note 2 with me most of the time though, to whip out and use tethered whenever I want to get into more serious browsing, typing (Swype!), reading or gaming. Because the 3.5-4" screen format really isn't enough there, in my taste at least.

    I think the fundamental pros and cons of Note 2-3/big Android phones in general vs iPhones really comes down to how much one wants to be able to do with a single device. I find I'm quite happy to separate basic phone use from more "heavy duty" touchscreen action, using two different devices. If Samsung keeps polishing their UI + hardware design though, I might well be back for the Note 4. (Or even Note 3, if I get bored with the iPhone again... :D)
     
  8. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh and let's not forget: While the iPhone 5S chassis does feel slightly more premium at first it becomes ugly pretty fast because it scratches & metal chipping away much faster. My Note 3 still looks brand new while my iPhone 5S had some scratches and metal chipped away after the first 1-2 day(s).

    To me it's all about the screen anyway. And when I hold it in my hands the Note 3 feels much more ergonomic than the "anti-human" industrial design of the iPhone 5S which has sharp edges and isn't as comfortable to hold.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yep love my note 3.best phone I've ever had. Kills everything the iPhone does for my needs.
     
  10. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    So far I'm not regretting it either. I'm starting week two or three (lost track) with my Nexus 5 and I couldn't be happier. ;)

    I'm still interested to see what Apple does next year, but so far no intentions of moving back.
     

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