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    Default Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    A great discussion has sparked up over in the Android Central Forums, started by a member that switched from iPhone 5, to HTC One and back again within 2 weeks. Member fettym outlined some great points as to why they ultimately decided to stick with the iPhone, as well as some of the more positive aspects of the HTC One.

    We've featured this on the main blogs here, but wanted to jump in and bring the discussion over to the iMore Forums. Have you switched to another platform? Did you switch back? What made you make the jump in the first place? What made you come back?

    Let us know either here in this thread, or in the comments on the post!
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    A whole blog for this? lol...i checked out the original post, and no offense, but we see those posts over here every week by the hands full...people venturing to other devices and coming back to the iPhone. And then the posts on AC, the elitists talking about how the issue is most likely the "learning curve" going from the iPhone to the HTC One...lol, are you kidding me? They actually believe there's some higher knowledge in the Android OS user base?

    No offense, but this cross threading amongst the communities is a little silly sometimes, this being one of them.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    They always come back! bwwaaaahhhhaaa


    Back in the day.. I switched from BlackBerry to Android, then back to BlackBerry. But I have not switched from iOS.. And really don't plan to
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I don't care much about large screen phones and customization. So I don't any reason to switch to android. Staying with the iphone 5 and enjoying its one- handed usage and iOS stability.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    A whole blog for this? lol...i checked out the original post, and no offense, but we see those posts over here every week by the hands full...people venturing to other devices and coming back to the iPhone. And then the posts on AC, the elitists talking about how the issue is most likely the "learning curve" going from the iPhone to the HTC One...lol, are you kidding me? They actually believe there's some higher knowledge in the Android OS user base?

    No offense, but this cross threading amongst the communities is a little silly sometimes, this being one of them.
    Right Sean!? There's multiple threads over on the S4 and HTC One forums with this same topic. The Android snobs like to put us iOS users down because we enjoy using a stable and fluid OS with quality apps and that we must be stupid because we'd rather use iOS. I admit I used to be on the Android side dogging iPhone like crazy but I came back and don't miss Android at all. Although I have been keeping up on the One and S4.

    What I find funny is watching those threads especially the bug thread which has like 16 pages of numerous crazy bugs and faults. Don't recall seeing that for iOS or the iPhone.


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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Interesting thread.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I know of no one who had left and not come back to iPhone, or left and was disappointed by other offerings.
    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Years back, I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 3G and then switched back to a Blackberry (Bold 9000). That was the last time I went from one platform to another just to return and it will probably be a while before I even change platforms again because I'm content with the iPhone and iOS.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I think this must be a new plan for mobile nations as a whole. Over at CB a forum post was recenntly used as a basis for a blog article and Kevin said they planned to do this more often to highlight and encourage thoughtful postings. Must be something that came out the pow-wows the editors had when they were together.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    so did they castrate the OP over there? sorry, did not read it

    i read enough android bullshiit on Facebook and G+ all day
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I switched to iOS from blackberry. Had 4 different blackberries over the years. Loved the keyboards, ease of email, bbm and its utilitarianism features.

    As iOS evolved, blackberry stayed the same. No lte / 4g berry in sight and my last bb (9850 torch) was a bit of a letdown. My bbm friends all ditched bb. Everyone else I knew with a bb didn't use bbm which is a powerful aspect of blackberries.

    I moved to iOS partially because iMessage is automatically enabled and that nasty text limit is now gone. I don't care if most people disable read receipts, I like being able to say what I want without it getting fragmented. iOS also has FaceTime which is good for family use. Being able to jailbreak was the clincher. I ended up using my iPod touch for everything.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Hello, I switched to HTC One from an iPhone 5 too. The One is a beautiful phone. The build quality is amazing. I like the Zoe feature and the gallery view mode with the little videos that showcase the pictures.

    The camera is not that great. The pics look amazing on the phone, however once you transfer them to your computer you can notice the 4 megapixel difference vs the iPhone's 8 megapixel camera.

    Blink feed is not bad, however it still needs work. I wish I could customize it and add my own feeds. I love the HTC but I hate android. To me, android never looked polished. I miss how iPhone integrates with everything (music, pictures, iCloud etc). I have not switched back to iPhone yet... I love the HTC's bigger screen and solid build.

    I am still trying to get used to android so I have decided to continue using it for the next little while.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by iChristos View Post
    Hello, I switched to HTC One from an iPhone 5 too. The One is a beautiful phone. The build quality is amazing. I like the Zoe feature and the gallery view mode with the little videos that showcase the pictures.

    The camera is not that great. The pics look amazing on the phone, however once you transfer them to your computer you can notice the 4 megapixel difference vs the iPhone's 8 megapixel camera.

    Blink feed is not bad, however it still needs work. I wish I could customize it and add my own feeds. I love the HTC but I hate android. To me, android never looked polished. I miss how iPhone integrates with everything (music, pictures, iCloud etc). I have not switched back to iPhone yet... I love the HTC's bigger screen and solid build.

    I am still trying to get used to android so I have decided to continue using it for the next little while.
    Not doubting your experience, but just to point out that ip5 has 8 *mega*pixels and the htc one has 4 *ultra*pixels, so its not exactly a 4 megapixel difference as you stated.
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    Default iPhone 5 to DNA BACK to iPhone!

    SO...

    I've been a HUGE cell phone geek since I was a teenager. Loved every phone, got every Sidekick that ever came out.

    My journey has taken me through ups and downs -- have had every version of the iPhone that's ever come out, and this is my proof that NOTHING will ever be as easy to use and just FLUID as iOS.

    I left for the Droid DNA -- great phone, fantastic screen, great camera. But within a few weeks, I've noticed (as I ALWAYS do when leaving iOS!) that it's just...not..THERE. Android is still clunky, and STILL lags sometimes, and STILL restarts and presents basic, processing hiccups and issues. I've been done with it, so I'm selling my Droid on eBay right now! Picking up the white iPhone 5 with a Mophie from Verizon TONIGHT (which is making me LOSE my unlimited data!!!! I've had it for YEARS, and now I'm switching to the 5 GB -- I KNOW, but I can't keep buying outright forever, and I have an upgrade ready to use).

    Just wanted to post my situation and thoughts on this topic, for anyone whose ever been in my situation, or WILL be. Don't leave iOS -- I ALWAYS regret it when I do! I left for the HTC 8X -- lack of apps brought me back. I've left for Android NUMEROUS times, with hopes they've cleaned their act up -- nope, here I am again.

    iOS is just ole faithful...
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Check your specs the one has a 4 megapixel camera that is enhanced to offer much better quality than a standard 4 megapixel camera. iMore just did a comparison and it may be a tossup depending on when you take your photos.....low light goes to HTC One.
    I switched from and HTC to IPhone 5 and have only a few regrets and they are more on Apples LTE/3G implementation.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by tcorkum View Post
    Check your specs the one has a 4 megapixel camera that is enhanced to offer much better quality than a standard 4 megapixel camera. iMore just did a comparison and it may be a tossup depending on when you take your photos.....low light goes to HTC One.
    I switched from and HTC to IPhone 5 and have only a few regrets and they are more on Apples LTE/3G implementation.
    Elaborate on "Apple's" LTE/3G implementation? I'm a bit confused as to someone having a regret about such...

    @revtech...you can see it pretty clearly that they are trying to sort of mesh the communities together with these, cross threading from forum to forum. I don't think it's going to have the results they think it will though, lol.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Maybe he is referring to lack of simultaneous voice and LTE.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I have an iPhone 4 and currently have an HTC One on order. I'm leaving for the bigger screen. I tried the iPhone 5 a while back but returned it because of the wifi issues. If I thought they had that fixed, I'd try another 5, but there still seems to be problems. I like the iPhone, sure there are a few things that annoy me, but overall I'm very happy with it. However, that large screen is just too tempting.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    looks like i won't be switching to the htc one now
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by mprewers View Post
    looks like i won't be switching to the htc one now
    Stop by your local carrier's store and check it out. As much as I do love my iphone 5, I would never let a review or forum members' opinions define whether I choose a particular phone. Especially when those views may be biased (afterall, we are members of an iphone forum). Who knows, for your own personal reasons and needs you may LOVE the HTC One.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by mprewers View Post
    looks like i won't be switching to the htc one now
    Off someone else's post (especially this one)? Don't do that to yourself man...HTC One might be perfect for YOU.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Okay, I went from basic phone to basic phone to Blackberry to Blackberry to Android to Blackberry to Android to Blackberry, Steve Jobs died and I still loathed Apple, but I picked an iPhone 4 anyway to try. Few months later wielded an iPhone, a Blackberry and an Android at the same time to decide which I wanted and stuck it out with iPhone and now have an iPhone 5. I haven't tried a BB10 device yet though, but they do look awesome. Blackberry and Android have a lot of great things to offer, but for what I use phones for now Apple wins. Hands down, I make less errors typing on the iPhone keyboard than I do on any Android keyboard, I even bought Smart Keyboard and some other keyboard that was supposed to be amazing, changed the keyboard size and key size and still made too many errors.

    Basically what I'm saying is, I agree that these posts are a dime a dozen, people have different needs and likes and will choose what they want. Beyond that, they need to accept that others have done the same and stop putting down other platforms as they usually do in these posts. Good phones are good phones and this is the best competition the world has had with smartphones and I hope Google changes the OS up a bit to prevent the lackluster battery life on most devices and really amp up the competition. Apple, Blackberry and I think even Windows have managed to do it, but 7 years later, Google is still behind with battery life beyond Motorola stuffing a big battery in the Razr Maxx.


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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I went ahead and looked at that thread on AC. I really can't understand how the points that were made in
    the OP constituted a blog post on this discussion.

    There was a lengthy review by a member on CB on the Z10 which I thought was really good. She still has
    kept the phone, but sounds like a person who may go back to Android anyway. This thread was worthier
    of a blog post

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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Elaborate on "Apple's" LTE/3G implementation? I'm a bit confused as to someone having a regret about such...

    @revtech...you can see it pretty clearly that they are trying to sort of mesh the communities together with these, cross threading from forum to forum. I don't think it's going to have the results they think it will though, lol.
    I don't get why the Mobile Nations is trying to do this. It makes no sense. There have been 8 billion of these threads on iMore and AC for years, yet they chose this one for a blog write-up? They could choose a little better. That guy's post provided very little in comparison between the One and iPhone other than just a few bullets as to why he didn't like it. Other people have gone through much more thorough reviews that would provide readers with better information and still have some discussion. All this has done is provide people on both sites some bit**ing fodder. And like Heisenberg said, check out that thread on the Z10. That was tastefully and artfully done, and is much more worthy of a blog post.
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    Default Re: Switching back to the iPhone 5: Why the HTC One grass wasn't greener

    I actually just read that article...and it was damn decent. I whole heartedly agree...

    To the higher ups who are making these calls...we kind of get the attempt at a true "mobile nations" scenario, where the forums cross paths more often than bicker through trolling, but at least put some legitimate time into which threads are chosen (Heisenberg's suggestion was a very nicely chosen post, though had really nothing much to do with iMore). The post related to this blog is, at least in my opinion, pretty generic when it comes to attempts to connect the communities, and i think we can all agree that we expect a little more in depth content on both sides of the fence.
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