Note 2/Android back to iOS?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Vandam500, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    I used to be hardcore Apple user; switched to Android a couple of years ago (Nexus One). I wonder if anyone has recently gone from something like the Note 2 back to an iPhone? How is the experience? What do you miss from Android?
  2. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    I could imagine anyone buying a note... would have a very hard time going to an iphone as they are both designed for a completely different target (other then being a smartphone).

    Note: big, do it all on the go device. Almost or is a substitute for a computer.

    Iphone: Smartphone that is very nicely engineered.
  3. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    I wouldn't switch back personally. The battery on the iPhone is much shorter and the screen is just too small especially coming from a note. You'll also miss the dedicated back button.
  4. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Currently using a Note 2 and will be upgrading to a Note 3. 5s is personally a downgrade for me.
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Same here but going from an S3 to a Note 3 and looking forward to expanding the screen size and functionality.

    Use my wife's 5 every now and again and its a great phone but so hard to go back to that smaller screen.
  6. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020


    Jan 29, 2010
    Lexington, KY.
    Had the Note 2, loved it. Also still have the iPhone 5 and like it. Bit when I switched from the Note to the The iPhone feels like a tiny pebble in your hand. And the one thing I just have a hard time with is the smaller screen. It's so much harder to read, type, etc.

    Rocking the Moto X and S4 now and I've become interested in the Note 3 lately. I'll probably pick one up eventually.
  7. Vandam500 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Exactly what I was thinking. Battery life is so darn good on the Note 2 and the screen size lolz. Will probably end up going with the Note 3
  8. Mercury6 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    I don't think I can switch back right now. I am used to the big screen and the openness of Android. I use the S-pen quite a lot too, more than I imagined I would when I got the phone.
  9. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    I went back from a Note 2 to an iphone 5, I just needed some of the functionality that iOS has that Google does not have, and the Note 2 was just too large to be comfortable in some situations. With that said the iphone 5 is just USELESS to browse the internet, maybe I'm getting old but I have no idea how anyone could sit there and browse for more than a couple of minutes, the screen is just too small. I'm more of a business user though, my iphone primarily gets used for actually making phone calls.

    For a while I ran with a Note 2 AND an iphone 5, trying to use the Note 2 as a tablet. I couldn't get a data only plan to work on it, and it couldn't be added to mobile share so I kind of gave up on that. I am definitely considering the Note 3, but I fear the same issues may come up again. What I'd REALLY love is a 6" tablet (7" is just a tad too large) with a stylus that I could carry around with my iphone.

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