Purchased Android phone and can't stop using iOS!

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  1. c47v3770 macrumors member

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    Well, I purchased an Honor 8 thinking it would replace my aging iPhone 6 but I realized i like iOS too much and I guess I'm willing to pay the premium to keep iMessage.

    I think I can easily sell the android phone and avoid the newegg restocking fee. Having said that, would y'all pay $435 for brand new iPhone 6S 64GB. There's a catch though... the phone can't be unlocked until some time in 2018. That's OK since it's an AT&T phone and I currently have AT&T service. It also looks like I could use this phone with cricket even though it's locked...if I were to switch.

    The seller is on swappa and has all positive feedback.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. macTW macrumors 65816

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    I probably wouldn't, but that's because at basically that same price point I could get a refurbished 16 GB 6S through Apple that comes with a one year Apple care. It'd be tough to not have the 64 GB memory but the Apple care is what would sell me on it.

    Edit: the deal I don't think is bad at all, just at that price I'd go with the unlocked (so no lock in) and Apple-backed 16GB 6S.
     
  3. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with this

    And If the 16gb storage isn't enough upgrade the iCloud storage?
     
  4. macTW macrumors 65816

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    That's part of why they did offer such low memory phones (and now upped it but only to 32). I personally don't use much iCloud memory, as I got the 128 GB phone, but that would be my plan if I didn't have this phone. When I DID have the 16 GB phone, I had to make sure I put my music and photos on my laptop so I could remove what I didn't need immediately to manage memory.
     
  5. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Why can't the phone be unlocked until sometime in 2018? Is it because it is still on a payment plan until then?
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Sounds pretty sketchy. If it can't be unlocked for almost 2 years there must be money owed on it. I didn't know Swappa allowed that. If the owner defaults on payment, AT&T will blacklist the phone and you are screwed and are at the mercy of the previous owner. Don't do it!
     
  7. valinda macrumors 6502

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    I thought all phones on swappa are suppose to be unlocked and fully paid for. I wouldn't buy it.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    They are supposed to be. I think some sellers somehow bypass it though. Although I did notice a recent seller on Swappa had their listing removed since apparently Swappa found out that a balance was still owed on the phone.
     
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  10. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    I'd never buy an iPhone that cannot be unlocked now or isn't already.
     
  11. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Just ask him why the phone can't be unlocked in a Swappa message and click the Swappa I need Help box. Problem solved. It would be stupid to buy it. One you don't know it it is his and one day it could be bricked for nonpayment.
     
  12. c47v3770 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all for your feedback. It does sounds sketchy so I'm staying away from that phone.

    16GB is definitely not enough. On my current iPhone, I have to uninstall and reinstall apps so I have enough space to take pictures and videos. Once the apps start to "grow", I have to repeat the uninstall-reinstall process. Bumble was occupying about 3.2GB and haven't even gotten that many matches! Once nice thing about android is the ability to clear an app's cache memory. I do have 50GB of iCloud storage and my settings set to "Optimize iPhone Storage".

    Is there a noticeable difference in opening apps between the 6 and 6S? I'm looking to upgrade for better multi-tasking and battery life. I know many people would recommend getting a 7 but being on prepaid, I can't justify the cost of that phone.

    Thanks again for your feedback.
     
  13. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Smart decision on staying away from that phone.

    For better multi-tasking I'd recommend the 6s over the 6 as the 6s has 2GB of RAM, and the battery life should be similar between the two.
     
  14. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    There's been a few posts on the forum recently from people complaining how sluggish their 6 is on iOS 10 but you don't tend to get people complaining about the 6s in this way ;)
     

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