Switched from galaxy s7 edge to 7 plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pnr2020, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Pnr2020 macrumors member

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    Since the release of iOS 10 I decided to try iPhone again. I loved my gs7 edge but when I used iOS 10 on the wife's iPhone I was hooked. I know it's not a big difference but the little things they added made a big difference to me. Love the gifs on I message and the notification panel and finding myself using 3D Touch more and more. So went to EE got myself 7s plus and it just works out of the box no bloat brilliant battery I'm very happy. The only thing I miss is fast charge and notification light.
     
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Did the same thing. Android user for a long time. Just traded in my s7edge and picked up a 7 plus. So far I'm liking it. I hated the s7 edge.
     
  3. Pnr2020 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did like the s7 edge but was sick of battery drain and the way it took ages to get updates
     
  4. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Battery drain got worse with each update.
     
  5. Pnr2020 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can't argue with that. The march firmware was best for battery life then it all went downhill
     
  6. techstyle macrumors member

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    I've both, I've everything Apple ( MBP,MBPr, iPads,watch, tv) and the list goes. I'm not trying to gloat but to show that I'm an apple fan boy. Now, I prefer the S7E, for two reasons. Headphone jack and battery life is phenomenal. Don't like the actual edge on the screen due to touching by my palms when holding a certain way cause weird issues.

    I like the iPhone 7+ but it's not an upgrade from my old 6s and the lack of a headphone jack is irritating. I've had weird issues with iOS as well, but nevertheless its tolerable.

    Definitely worried if the next iPhone doesn't receive a headphone jack ; then I will be force to switch to a manufacturer that still has a headphone jack.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Might as well make plans to switch now. There is 0% chance Apple goes back to a headphone jack. They would stick without it for pride if nothing else.
     
  8. Pnr2020 thread starter macrumors member

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    You get an adapter for headphones it's no big deal really
     
  9. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Only drawback is if you want to listen to music and charge. But there are adapters for that as well.
     
  10. tevion macrumors member

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    I had an S7 Edge before moving to an iPhone 7 256Gb, before that an iPhone 6S.

    In my opinion the Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the most complete mobiles I've ever owned, it was almost close to perfection...

    Why sell and go for an iPhone 7 256GB you ask? Well somebody offered me £450 for it and also got the iPhone sim free for £570. This compounded by a pair of Bose QuietComfort i20 being gifted to me (£200 headphones, could only use the inline controls on iOS) and buying a MacBook Pro Retina it made sense to flip back to the Apple ecosystem. I'm quite anal about that kind of thing.

    Apart from OS (I prefer iOS), I personally think the S7 Edge is the best mobile currently available. I also think the iPhone 8 is gonna be a huge leap, which I'll definitely buy. So may as well flip back now in preparation.

    The iPhone 7 has one huge flaw in my opinion. No wireless charging, it's criminal when removing the headphone joke.
     
  11. Dieego macrumors member

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    iPhone 7 plus is really amazing, I'm so happy with the decision (coming from a 6). And yeah the only "issue" for me is that takes forever to charge but the battery life is amazing...all day until late night.

    A friend is in your position, he is changing his s7 for the 7+.
     
  12. Pnr2020 thread starter macrumors member

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    He won't regret it. The 7 plus is a great phone I'm very happy I did swap from s7 edge
     
  13. jianrong macrumors member

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    I came from S7 Edge too. It's an awesome Samsung phablet ever use !!!
     
  14. Superrjamz54 macrumors regular

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    Wireless charging would be great if you didn't have to put it in a wired pad.
     
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    Well, you better get ready to switch.:)
     
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I switched to an S7Edge from iPhones. I got a great deal. I think people should go for whichever gives them the best deal and best meets their needs. Both phones and OSes have their pros and cons but both have the potential to be great depending on your needs. I'm very happy to hear the iPhone 7Plus is working out great for many people. As well it should, at the price point we pay for the "flagships".

    I think Samsung must have fixed the battery drain issue at some point because my husband and I manage to get at least a day and a half of fairly heavy use out of our S7Edges.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what Apple has up its sleeve for iPhone 8. I am not happy at the removal of the headphone jack but now I've got an amazing sounding HTC 10 that will be my music player for the next few years, so I'm more neutral about companies taking the headphone jacks away. Even HTC is doing it. I expect they all will soon.
     
  17. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Why would you have to put it on wired pad?
     
  18. tevion macrumors member

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    If the rumours are to be true - and Apple do release some kind of "near" wireless charging so for example you can plug in a device which charges your phone for upto 10-30m away.. That's ideal...

    But... Even though i have an iPhone 7, i still think it's stupid that they didn't include simple wireless charging like we've had for years. Especially when they removed the headphone jack, it just seems bizarre to me. I used wireless charging on my S7 Edge all the time, had a pad in my home office and bedroom.
     
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    I wonder what the safety implications are for the type of wireless charging most people seem to want see happen. With Apple vocally committing to health and fitness and having taken such care to find and utilize the least allergenic materials possible for their watches, I hope they find a safe implementation.
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I worry about that too. There is so much electromagnetic radiation around us so do we really need to add to it with trivial stuff like phone charging? Cellular I can't do without and WiFi is super helpful...but I'm not too lazy to plug my phone into a wall socket if the battery is low.
     
  21. HEK macrumors 68030

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    If you want faster charging, use either an iPad 12 watt power adapter or USB-C 29w power adapter with USB-C to lightning cable. They will give you one percent per minute charge rate when iPhone battery is 0-80% level.
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    Just out of curiosity, do you worry about driving in a car? Or do you just do it without thinking, a habit. I mention it only because chance of injury or death from driving is far higher and proven. As opposed to electromagnetic radiation in our surrounding. Often times we are more afraid/worried about things that are actually less likely to hurt us.
     
  22. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I think there are very real concerns. Some people are very sensitive to EMF and the dangers of mobile phone use haven't been disproven. I just think the less of this stuff we're exposed to the better and with most people able to last the day with their phone's battery, charging overnight is plenty good enough. We can all top up if necessary from a handy wall socket, car charger or portable battery pack so wireless charging to me is lazy let alone slow.
    Making all phones able to last an entire day even for heavy users should be possible without needing this potential health hazard of wireless charging.
     
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    I have some very shiny hats for sale if you're interested ;)
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I think it's kinda arrogant to dismiss out of hand those things you can't possibly be sure of....
     
  25. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    There is a lot more things you should be worried more than just wireless charging.
     

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