Switching to Samsung S7 from Iphone 6

macmahon70

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Hi,

I am considering buying a Samsung S7 (non Edge) because of its amazing camera and price/quality ratio (479€ unlocked). I have an Iphone 6. My daughter wants my Iphone (as end of school year present). I don't know what to do! :)
 

decafjava

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Do whatever you want to do, I'm happy with my iPhone 7 plus overall. Maybe ask the Doctor for a Tardis phone (make ios and android look like cavewriting). ;)
 

bufffilm

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Well, first determine if you can live without iMessage and the other things in the Apple eco-system.

If you can't live with the Android counterparts, all this is pretty moot.

The S7 is a fine phone...some good deals to be had if you make the leap.
 
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Beenblacklisted

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Hi,

I am considering buying a Samsung S7 (non Edge) because of its amazing camera and price/quality ratio (479€ unlocked). I have an Iphone 6. My daughter wants my Iphone (as end of school year present). I don't know what to do! :)
ditch it because the new ios will badly impair your iphone intentionally forcing an upgrade, if u choose to remain do not upgrade to ios 10,
 

geoff5093

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479€ unlocked? That's $538. You can buy a brand new S8 on eBay for a little over $670. Seems like that's a pretty bad deal IMO.
 

C DM

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ditch it because the new ios will badly impair your iphone intentionally forcing an upgrade, if u choose to remain do not upgrade to ios 10,
New iOS will badly impair someone's phone? New as in the fairly established iOS 10 that's essentially almost done with?
 
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Kjung7

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I'm always tempted when a cool new android phone comes out. My latest venture was the Blackberry KeyOne. The hardware was awesome, but android is still android. It's come a long way, but I always end up coming back to iOS.
 

dj1891

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Thats actually not a bad price. Its £500 here in the UK. When the S8 launched it just launched at a higher price, the price of the S7 never really dropped. They could have done an Apple and rather than drop prices for last years version they put the price up and blame brexit.

I've had the S7, its a good phone on paper yes. The camera is amazing but you have to mother it by turning various things off just to make it through the day on battery life. And after a few months, it becomes sluggish.
 

Gachiennuocmam

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One thing you should pay attention when you handle a S7 is its home button. The S7 home is made of plastic hence it is easily to catch scratches.
 

chilman

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He'll be back to iphone, it's proven time and time again those who left came back. How can you stand samsung's phones, so much bloatware that on their phones?
 

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it is not bloatware that bothers it is the standby drain I can not use android until they fix cell standby drain I suppose that is never going to happen
 

C.O.T

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Hi,

I am considering buying a Samsung S7 (non Edge) because of its amazing camera and price/quality ratio (479€ unlocked). I have an Iphone 6. My daughter wants my Iphone (as end of school year present). I don't know what to do! :)
I just did the same but in reverse, S7 Edge to iPhone 6s Plus. I'm much happier with the 6s Plus

- Better battery life
- Smoother operating system
- Apps look and work better on IOS
 
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nviz22

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I would make the switch because the S7 is so much better than an iPhone 6. My friend in the Czech Republic is in the same situation. He loves the S8 more, but pricing is a concern, so the S7 will be a welcomed upgrade. Good processor, solid battery life, amazing camera, has a lot of the latest and greatest.

The iPhone 6 isn't bad, but it's showing its age. Older phone with 1gb RAM, smaller screen with resolution, no 3D Touch, an alright camera, and lacking in some of the latest and greatest. If it were a 6S Plus, I would say keep the 6S Plus for a bit. 6 or older isn't worth holding onto if you can afford a new phone and will use the features.
 

MrX8503

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ditch it because the new ios will badly impair your iphone intentionally forcing an upgrade, if u choose to remain do not upgrade to ios 10,
It's a 2.5yr old phone that still gets the latest OS. Some Android phones are stuck with the OS they come with.

If anyone is "forced" to upgrade, its Android users.
 
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Brandonjr36

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Hi,

I am considering buying a Samsung S7 (non Edge) because of its amazing camera and price/quality ratio (479€ unlocked). I have an Iphone 6. My daughter wants my Iphone (as end of school year present). I don't know what to do! :)
I hated my s7 if I was you I would wait til later this month. There bringing the note 7 back out. (This time without them blowing up) and there gonna be below $500.
 

invisibleshoes

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It's a 2.5yr old phone that still gets the latest OS. Some Android phones are stuck with the OS they come with.

If anyone is "forced" to upgrade, its Android users.
To be fair, I recently switched to Android and now understand why updates aren't a big deal (security updates are an exception). The OS is pretty much already "open" and pre-loaded with features. On the other hand Apple decides when you'll get them but they'll polish it.

One of my biggest gripe on iOS was that once the signing window closed, you can't downgrade the firmware. Had to sell my iPad mini first gen because 9.x.x crippled it.
 

decafjava

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To be fair, I recently switched to Android and now understand why updates aren't a big deal (security updates are an exception). The OS is pretty much already "open" and pre-loaded with features. On the other hand Apple decides when you'll get them but they'll polish it.

One of my biggest gripe on iOS was that once the signing window closed, you can't downgrade the firmware. Had to sell my iPad mini first gen because 9.x.x crippled it.
Isn't that a contradiction or am I missing something? Do security updates come often on android or not?
 

MrX8503

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To be fair, I recently switched to Android and now understand why updates aren't a big deal (security updates are an exception). The OS is pretty much already "open" and pre-loaded with features. On the other hand Apple decides when you'll get them but they'll polish it.

One of my biggest gripe on iOS was that once the signing window closed, you can't downgrade the firmware. Had to sell my iPad mini first gen because 9.x.x crippled it.
You get iOS updates on day 1. On Android, it takes months or never.

You had to sell your iPad mini 1? Think about how old that device is.
 

invisibleshoes

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Isn't that a contradiction or am I missing something? Do security updates come often on android or not?
Yes, security updates are pushed through monthly by certain manufacturers. I am not talking about big OS updates.

You get iOS updates on day 1. On Android, it takes months or never.

You had to sell your iPad mini 1? Think about how old that device is.
Why does it matter how old? My point was that it was functioning just fine.
 
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