Ios VS Android
This is my story.
This month I had to leave my phone company because of the fact that maintenance work had been going on in my area since Feb. They told me that maintenance work could be going on in my area for months and that the work around issue would be to sit in different areas of my house so I could try to get better reception. I told them to forget that and asked to cancel my contract. They cancelled my contracts for both my mobile broadband and mobile phone for nothing but said I would need to pay $1000 for my iPhone six plus. I have no issue doing this as I am in love with the iPhone six plus though it will probably end up going to debt recovery and being fortnightly instalments seeing as I am on the pension.
I then went to sign up to telstra. Seeing as Vodafone had made me take my phone with me there was no point in getting another iPhone six plus so I went with the Samsung galaxy s6. My very first two smart phones were a Samsung galaxy s2 and a Samsung galaxy s4. I had an issue with my charger port on my s4 at month 18 of my contract where the phone wouldn't recognise the charger and therefore wouldn't charge. At the time they had told me that it would cost $180 to fix while Samsung themselves said it would probably be covered under warranty. I have heard from different places that this is a known Samsung device fault. I steered away from another Samsung device last august worried about having this same issue and instead got my very first ios device. An iPhone 5c.
It took me a long time to get used to the differences. The biggest differences were the size and the battery life. My s4 could often run for up to nine hours whereas my 5c would need charging every four hours or so. I also have huge hands. For a female my ring size is a size nine. I would get hand cramps from using the 5c. It was too small for me.
However there were some things about ios I was falling in love with. The updating system without the carriers, the customer support and the speed and stability of the system. Therefore when my contract was ready to be renewed in February I looked at many different phones after initially wanting an iPhone six plus (the whole bend gate thing gave me a good scare lol). I was also nervous at just how big this phone must be as everyone was talking about its size.
However after literally 50 to 100 hours researching the galaxy note 4, oneplusone, Samsung galaxy s5, HTC m8, Sony Xperia z3 and iPhone six plus I decided iPhone six plus was the best phone on the market. I decided to go to my local store and try it out to see just how big it was and was surprised as after all the talk I was expecting it to be this huge monstrosity when I could actually use it one handed lol. I decided then and there I was going to get the iPhone six plus.
Anywho back to getting the s6. Telstra told me that I could pay $149 at the end of 12 months and take in my phone in good working condition and I could get any brand new phone on the market. So I decided this would probably mitigate the charger port issue as it had only happened 18 months into the contract. So I decided to go with the s6.
The past week or so I have been going back and forward between my six plus and my s6. I have the sim card in my s6 and using my six plus over WiFi. The differences between the two systems are huge.
*a disgraceful five hours of on-screen time
*phenomenonal camera- the camera on the six plus doesn't even compare to the s6
*More freedom- better customisation, widgets, no crashes on third party keyboards
*More expansive app store- a lot more games and apps available that I am interested in but I have also noticed some apps that I use on iOS missing on android
*Apps sometimes crashing
*I have always HATED the way the updating system works on Android where the carriers determine when the update comes out
*PHENOMONAL battery life. Makes my s6 look like a toy
*No customisation. I would miss Nova launcher sticking with ios.
*Lack of widgets and third party keyboards like SwiftKey constantly crash
*Incredible customer service. I once told the story how once I got charged twice for an app on Apple. I contacted them and within 24 hours had a response saying that I had been charged twice because they wanted to determine there was money on my card and that I would get the money back. Which I did. When they hadn't heard back from me they emailed me back asking me if I had had my issue resolved.
*Apple care and apple store
*Expensive and sometimes limited accessories
*Imessage- in my opinion the best messaging system ever. My best friend and boyfriend are both with Apple so this is a very important thing for me as they live in America and it therefore doesn't cost me money to message them
*Incredible updating system. I am in love with the fact that being in Australia on iOS I get the update at the exact same time as people in America whereas on Android it can take weeks or even months for me to see the update here in Australia.
*speed and stability- to think I thought ios had bugs haha
These are the things I'm noticing. I have had a lot of trouble choosing between the two operating systems. I still am not sure which I like more. Though I think the battery life is going to be the deal breaker for me and if 5.1.1 on Android does nothing to solve battery life issues I will be putting my sim back into my iPhone six plus and using my s6 as a camera and WiFi only