Should I... [switch my 5s to an s5?]

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by geeshiet, May 26, 2014.

  1. geeshiet macrumors member

    May 26, 2014
    Should I switch my 5s to and s5? I mean the iPhone is great and all. The apps, UI, everything seems reliable and quick. Especially the apps, its more functional than android. I understand because its easier creating apps for iPhone. Developers don't have to worry about tons of sizes, version of OS... So i get it. But android feels more fun and you can do many things that iPhone alone cant. iPhone feels like jail, and it just doesn't entertain me. So should i switch?
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    You should do what feels right for you. Nobody here can tell you what to do, nor should they. You're the only one who can know what suits you best. Consider your options and then decide for yourself. :)
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    If it feels like jail, then by all means, switch. It's your money so do what makes ya happy.
  4. cnev3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    I think everyone should try both platforms. You'll either be happy with it, or you'l go back to iOS with a renewed appreciation (which happened to me).
  5. HRPufnstuf macrumors member

    May 17, 2014
    You should get whichever one suits you usage.
  6. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    Been there done that. It may not seem like it now but you will miss your 5s. And revert you will :)
  7. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    Just for fun, you should try posting "Should I switch from my s5 to an iphone?" on an android forum and watch all hell break loose.

    Pretty sure you won't get the "you should get what works for you" responses :D
  8. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    I've been with a S5 for about 3 weeks now and am getting tired of it's endless quirks and glitches. I'm ready to go back to an iPhone.
  9. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    What quirks and glitches?
  10. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    OP, if you want it, can afford it, then just do whatever you want to do. Doesnt really matter what anyone else thinks. Only you can decide.


  11. SolarShane macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2014
    Get a Windows phone. It offers a high percentage of the customizability of Android in an iOS-like UX. (User Experience) A phone shouldn't lag with a quad core / hexa core processor and a boatload of RAM.

    If your on Verizon, the Icon. If not then either the 1020 or the 1520; both have equal specs, but one has a 4.5" 720p+ screen and the 1520 has a 6" 1080p screen. If you want to future proof yourself, go with the 1080p variant. The Icon has a 5" 1080p as well.

    Another reason to get the 1520 is because it takes a nano-sim, meaning you can switch between the iPhone and the 1520 at will.
  12. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    It's just a phone. It's your decision. Just stick with your iPhone, and save us the comparisons that we've heard a million times.
  13. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2011
    Pardon me, I think I pulled a muscle laughing.
  14. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2009
    Everyone's opinion is just an opinion and yours is whats going to matter the most and the only was to find out is to do it and see for yourself. Do it what you want and if you can afford it.

    If you're still curious about Android then head over to XDA developers and look for devices that you're interested in and see what devs have to offer for that model.
  15. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I have had iPhones, I currently have a SGS5, I have no desire to switch back to an iPhone. All those that said "you"ll be back" were wrong.
  16. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    Android does allow for more configuration and customisation of your phone. In the end, after doing all of this customisation, you'll still use it like your iPhone. Also, you may have repurchase apps that you already purchased on iOS. Some apps may not have an Android version, so you'll have to find alternatives. If you already use a number of Apple services, you may find that you have to find alternatives. Apple generally don't provide many of their services on other platforms.

    Changing platforms may be a lot of trouble depending on how entrenched you are in your original platform and how comfortable you are with it. You'll have to decide if it is worth your while. Also, an iPhone 5S is a fairly new phone. Are you so unhappy with it that you are seriously considering switching.

    With the apps that I compared between the two platforms, I do find that a number of the Android versions do have more functionality than the iOS version.

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