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    Default help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    I have had every android phone on Verizon and I love the specs and everything u can do with them.but I am tired of the bugs and them not working right I had an iphone3gs on att and a iph4s on Verizon but couldn't get use to the screen after coming from a 4.8 screen. But I want a phone that works and is smooth. Besides customizing what can u do on an iPhone that u can do on android. Me and my wife have been android users but we want a phone that works any info would be great thank you
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    Default help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Well if you've had a 4s than you know exactly what to expect with an iPhone. As for the size, the 5 is obviously taller. So the choice is yours.
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    No offense to you personally, but this kind of generic question has been covered in vast detail and broken down into really helpful individual threads over the last few months since the iPhone 5's release and you would be better off searching through those and reading the enormous amount of opinions and facts spread over those threads vs. continuing a thread like this where it will end up both unhelpful and, ultimately, closed.
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Sorry bout that but all the ones I was in was about s3 vs iPhone 5. And I only had the iPhone 4s for a day then traded it.
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    Let me say that I love the 5 . I had the s3 and like u say I got tired of all the bugs. The screen on the 5 is just right to be used one handed when needed and that's one thing that bothered me with the s3 along battery life and the bugs. I have not missed it at all. I exported all my contacts and calendars from gmail into a vCard format and imported to icloud and it works flawlessly. The only thing I can say I wish for is a files manager in ios6. Hopefully ios7 will address that bit it's not enough of a problem to make me go back. The 5 just works and has given me no trouble what so ever. I am extremely happy with it. I think u will be too. The digger screen is a step up from the 4 models. Hope this helps u
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    The reason for that is that the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 are the closest comparative phones on the market to each other, so when it comes to your question of "What can one do that the other can...", those threads would be the most beneficial to you. Other Android phones offer certain features that make them stand out, but none of them offer as even a playing field to the iPhone 5 than the GSIII.

    To quickly answer your question...you can do almost everything you can between all of the phones (when you take customizing out of the equation as you asked).
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    I understand they are the top phones..and thank u for your help come next month pretty sure we will be going with the iPhone 5
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by qmtc83 View Post
    I understand they are the top phones..and thank u for your help come next month pretty sure we will be going with the iPhone 5
    Hopefully it's the best phone for YOU...I'd suggest (as is suggested in every thread like this) to actually use them (or at the very least play with them at the store) before you make a purchase, as your tastes will vastly differ from my own in many ways, and they may clearly draw the line in the direction of which phone would best suit you.
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    I know all about android so I'll just have to play with the iPhone and see if it meets my needs but thank you for all your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmtc83 View Post
    I know all about android so I'll just have to play with the iPhone and see if it meets my needs but thank you for all your help.
    It is all in your preference. Everyone likes different things. That being said, here are quick differences from someone who switches between a Note 2 and an iPhone 5 a lot.
    1-screen size can you handle a smaller screen?
    2-iPhone apps are soooooo much more polished
    3-android has improved leaps and bounds recently, but IMO IOS overall is still more polished
    4-iPhone 5 build quality is amazing and it feels great in your hand

    Also, Rene has a thread in android Central forums discussing differences. Good stuff from someone heavily invested in apple ecosystem but he does have a nexus 4 and 7.

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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Thank you. The biggest problem I think I'll have is moving to a smaller screen and being stuck with just iTunes for music ..I'll chek that forum out
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    Default help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Just got a nexus 7 and I can honestly say after only having it for two days I really miss my iPad.

    I was a huge android enthusiast but the differences between the apps is astounding. I play Dice with Buddies and the android version of the tablet app versus the iOS version completely sucks and I don't understand that at all.

    I agree with the others, figure out what's best for you but if you are tired of the bugs I haven't encountered any with my switch back to iOS and I love it!


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    Yeah I think I'm gonna go with iPhone 5. Trying to trade my RAZR m right now for an iPhone 4s till I can upgrade
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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by qmtc83 View Post
    Yeah I think I'm gonna go with iPhone 5. Trying to trade my RAZR m right now for an iPhone 4s till I can upgrade
    Sweet you'll be happy, the difference in screen size might be a little shocking at first but after a few days use you'll love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmtc83 View Post
    Thank you. The biggest problem I think I'll have is moving to a smaller screen and being stuck with just iTunes for music ..I'll chek that forum out
    I'm curious where else you buy music from? I buy from iTunes and amazon mostly and the amazon purchases come over to iTunes without any trouble. I'm just wondering what would not sync up with iTunes.


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    Default Re: help i am an android user but tired of bugs

    The good thing about most music services outside of iTunes is the formatting in which you download the files in...they are 99.999999% compatible (if not natively, with a free formatting software) to be loaded to iTunes. I can only ever remember a couple of services long ago that were not compatible and they don't exist anymore. Companies got the idea years ago, iTunes is the top of the food chain, if you want to make money, you allow your downloaded files to work with iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmtc83 View Post
    Thank you. The biggest problem I think I'll have is moving to a smaller screen and being stuck with just iTunes for music ..I'll chek that forum out
    IOS has an Amazon made app for streaming MP3's bought from them. Google has not made one, but other devs have, I have used them with no problems, but it is easier to just import the music into itunes for me.
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    I don't remember if I set something up or not but when I buy a song from amazon it just shows up in iTunes. I don't have to do a thing. Maybe I set something up a while ago and just don't remember. I know the same happens with google play. When I had my S3 I didn't have any issues either.


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    OK thank you for everyone's input it helped a lot and I'm gonna take the jump. And will be one of the cool kids
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    I had the Motorola DROID and DROID X. I hated the bugs but enjoyed the customizability of the phones. One day, I decided that I wanted to try an Iphone 4 and bought it. What a delight the Iphone 4 was and kept the phone for about a year and a half. That was the longest that I ever kept a phone. The OS was stable, it was easy to type on and the battery life was soooo much better than the DROID ever was. It was a delight to take it traveling because I never had to worry about the battery going dead on me.

    Then one day, I decided to go to the Verizon store to see what all the hype was about the S3. Oddly enough there were other Iphone users drawn to the S3 besides myself. I decided to try out the S3. I have had the S3 now for about 4 months and frankly I am done with it. It requires constant tweaks, its a pain in the neck to text and send emails on and the battery life is awful. I do have a spare battery which I carried around for when the battery dies on me. I have turned off the frequency for checking for Facebook updates and email, which I hate because I want to be notified of things immediately. I have looked at extended batteries as an option but the case options quite frankly suck. They are all TPU cases or they come in black and destroy the appearance of the S3.

    Over the course of the last month, I have been going back and forth about paying full retail for the Iphone. I finally got a somewhat reasonable price from Gazelle on the purchase of the S3 for $300 so, I need to pay another $400 for the full retail which has been a hard pill to swallow. Last night I finally got fed up with the S3 when I was trying to read something and the screen kept rotating. I tried my wife's Iphone 4s today and felt like home so, I am going to bite the bullet and go back to IOS.

    Will I miss the S3? To a certain extent yes. I loved the widgets and customizable options. The IOS does not allow for this. I will also have to return back to Itunes and probably renew Itunes Match. Also, the contact integration between the units is a PIA. I had to manually re-enter all of the contacts so that they are correct on the phone. But, on the bright side, one thing nice about this, is that I can remove the clutter on my phone. All this will be well worth it in the long run.
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    i think you've answered your own question and will be switching back to an iPhone and getting the 5. the power of subtle suggestion works, just ask my wife, she's been doing it to me for a few years.
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    Yes I'm suppose to be tradi g my razrm today for an iph4s till I can upgrade to the 5. But in pretty pumped to be on a stable device.
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    If your contacts are on your gmail account then it is very simple. You would just need to setup an exchange account on the iphone and sync just the contacts.

    Here is a link to help

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    thank you i will try that ..but the deal didnt happen so im still on android till i can find another deal..

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