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    Quote Originally Posted by sp44 View Post
    If I missed all that I wouldn't have an iPhone!
    I can't keep the same thing for long haha
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    I just switched from having the Galaxy Note 5 to the iPhone 6S Plus. A lot of people went into detail above as you can see but I think I can make a more simple point that might help you out. Now I personally have used and owned every phone BB10 from Blackberry, all iPhones and every Flagship Android Phone sold state side. (yes a lot of money spent) After many years of listening to al the squabbling which is better at the end of the day it comes down to what you do and how you will use the device that's he most important. Now one key piece of advice that rings true in all aspects of tech in my opinion is that you want to use something that comes directly from the source. What I mean by that is if you want the Android OS for what it has to offer, you should be using a Nexus of you are wanting iOS for an operating syst
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    Sorry hit the wrong button. You should be using an iPhone for the IOS system. It is extremely important for hardware and software to work as one and not against each other. When they work well together you get the experience of what Apple has to offer same for a Nexus device. But when you have 3rd party vendors adding extra crap ontop or needing more hardware to make up for the poorly written software or vise versa that's not a win for you or any other customer. Figure out which OS is most suitable to you and the phone choice becomes easy as pie.
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    I really wanted to get a Note 5 but at the end of the day I want something that just works. I want something that has good battery life without disabling stuff. I want a screen that works without disabling Facebook. Sure I miss the customization and other little things but I want stability more.
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    I did the opposite. I went from an iPhone to a Note 5. I like the ability to customize the phone with different themes and fonts. I like the screen size and resolution. I love the Google Now widget. I love the S-pen. On the down side the N5 does freeze occasionally, updates are a joke and the compression of photos in the messaging app sucks. Plus, almost every single one of my contacts has an iPhone and I miss iMessage terribly!

    I definitely would consider going back to the iPhone. I have never had a "plus" version but after the Note 5 the regular versions seem too tiny so I would go plus next time. I'm hoping the iPhone 7 brings a better screen-to-bezel ratio. If I'm going to carry a huge phone I want a huge screen, not a large-ish screen and fat bezels. Samsung does a great job with that. Also I want to decide where I put icons on my screen and I want to at least be able to choose my own font.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    I did the opposite. I went from an iPhone to a Note 5. I like the ability to customize the phone with different themes and fonts. I like the screen size and resolution. I love the Google Now widget. I love the S-pen. On the down side the N5 does freeze occasionally, updates are a joke and the compression of photos in the messaging app sucks. Plus, almost every single one of my contacts has an iPhone and I miss iMessage terribly!

    I definitely would consider going back to the iPhone. I have never had a "plus" version but after the Note 5 the regular versions seem too tiny so I would go plus next time. I'm hoping the iPhone 7 brings a better screen-to-bezel ratio. If I'm going to carry a huge phone I want a huge screen, not a large-ish screen and fat bezels. Samsung does a great job with that. Also I want to decide where I put icons on my screen and I want to at least be able to choose my own font.
    I agree with your feedback about the large bezel but I also wonder how a smaller bezel would affect battery life. A good chunk of the inside of the phone is battery so I imagine a smaller bezel would equal a smaller battery. Tough call for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    I agree with your feedback about the large bezel but I also wonder how a smaller bezel would affect battery life. A good chunk of the inside of the phone is battery so I imagine a smaller bezel would equal a smaller battery. Tough call for me.
    OR maybe reduce the width and increase the thickness, making the camera flush with the back..

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    I switched from a Note 4 to a 6s Plus and I'm more than happy. The iPhone is fast and fluid and the apps are just so much more polished. All the features just work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlcpa View Post
    To be honest, I despise Apple, not for its products but for its CEO and corporate tax policy in not paying US corporate tax to the United States. However, the LG is far superior to the 6 S Plus and I can get many programs and apps for free from the Google Play Store. There is no app that I need that Apple has that Android doesn't have. Android is owned by Google and Google is an American company that pays tax in the United States.
    You need to do a little research on how taxation works.
    1. Apple pays US tax on all US income, it does not bring $ earned overseas back into the US because it has already paid taxes in the countries where it was earned and paying the US Gov't another 40% would be insane.
    2. Google and Microsoft and any other large company also use offshore tax havens (look it up. I can't post links yet, but BGR has an article about it)
    3. I personally don't care what you think about Apple or it's products - doesn't effect me, but I hate that people use the whole Tax thing as a reason. Do you pay extra taxes that you don't owe? Why should Apple? Why should Apple repatriate almost $200billion when it would have to just give $80billion of that to the Government?
    4. To make it more relatable what would you do if... You live in another country, but maintain US residency as well. You buy a house and in a few years sell it for a substantial profit - let's say $100,000. You pay the proper taxes where you live for the proceeds, but then the US Gov't and the internet say "Hey, you are a US citizen, you need to bring that money over here and give us a piece." Would you say hey sure it's only fair to give the US $40,000? Or would you say, "I'm not bringing that money back to the US as I still live and work here, so why should I pay taxes on it there?


    Sorry, very off topic, but it pisses me off :-)
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    I switched from a note 5 to this phone. The only thing I liked better was the camera
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    I did the reverse. I switched away from iPhone to note 5 and then onto the Nexus 6p. Around here whatsapp is ubiquitous, so imessage is not missed at all.

    I love the 6p. Fast, fluid, good build quality, great battery and timely updates. It does everything i want and gives me the freedom i want.
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    I have an iPhone 6+ (6S+ will be in my grubby little paws tomorrow by 10:30 am) and a Note 5, also own a Droid Turbo 2. Yeah, I know I spend waaay too much on phones, but I like all three phones and they are all great phones and all have their pros and cons. The difference maker for me is the watch. Can't stand Android Wear, Samsungs's Tizen is better imo than AW but the clear champ is the Apple watch. A watch is very important to me and to me it's not even close, that's what keeps me with Apple, plus the fragmentation and lack of timely updates with Android. Gotta have my Apple watch. Sorry, got a little off topic.
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    These are the reasons I've moved on from Android at this point in time:

    1) Lack of updates

    2) Lack of cohesion in the ecosystem.

    3) Lack of support from the manufacturer.

    5) For what I have come to use a phone for, iOS does it the best and the quickest. My 6s Plus is the most fluid device I've ever used. Battery life is insane. The main things I use my phone for are text messages (iMessage is great and even regular SMS seems to work better than anything on Android); pictures (may not be the best, but it is an all around solid performer and videos are fantastic); some apps and games - which always seem to be slightly better and come out earlier for Apple. Plus I can still use everything Google.
    All reasons that I end up switching back...
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    Default Re: Have you switched from a Note 5? Hindsight Appreciated!

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    All reasons that I end up switching back...
    Did you go back to iOS?
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    Did you go back to iOS?
    I'm set up to trade a guy my 6P for his 6S Plus tomorrow afternoon. Unlocked T-Mobile but already checked with VZW and it looks good to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I'm set up to trade a guy my 6P for his 6S Plus tomorrow afternoon. Unlocked T-Mobile but already checked with VZW and it looks good to go!
    Ah, the disease is a fun one. The 6s Plus is certainly the phone to beat, enjoy!
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    Ah, the disease is a fun one. The 6s Plus is certainly the phone to beat, enjoy!
    Thanks! I'm certain I will. From using my iPad Air 2, I know 2GB of RAM on an iPhone will be nutty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I'm set up to trade a guy my 6P for his 6S Plus tomorrow afternoon. Unlocked T-Mobile but already checked with VZW and it looks good to go!
    I'm locked in with the fruit. This 6s Plus is such a good phone. It doesn't suck or leave me wanting with anything. I'm all in on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    I'm locked in with the fruit. This 6s Plus is such a good phone. It doesn't suck or leave me wanting with anything. I'm all in on this.
    That's where I was with the 6 Plus before I traded it away for the 6P a month ago tomorrow. The 6P was getting such praise that I had to try it. I was not disappointed at all but I'll feel better with an iPhone if I'm not able to switch out my device for a while because we have new priorities! Long live years of iOS software support!
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    Default Re: Have you switched from a Note 5? Hindsight Appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    I'm locked in with the fruit. This 6s Plus is such a good phone. It doesn't suck or leave me wanting with anything. I'm all in on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    That's where I was with the 6 Plus before I traded it away for the 6P a month ago tomorrow. The 6P was getting such praise that I had to try it. I was not disappointed at all but I'll feel better with an iPhone if I'm not able to switch out my device for a while because we have new priorities! Long live years of iOS software support!
    My priorities have changed a bit lately too. No time to be messing with phones all the time. And I always complained about the prices of Apple devices. But they aren't that expensive if you don't swap phones every other month. If I actually stuck with one for a year, I'd save a ton of money.
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    My priorities have changed a bit lately too. No time to be messing with phones all the time. And I always complained about the prices of Apple devices. But they aren't that expensive if you don't swap phones every other month. If I actually stuck with one for a year, I'd save a ton of money.
    Who are you telling. I'm including the cases and screen protectors that I've purchased. That's about 60 bucks worth of crap. 85+ if I throw in the extra USB C charger I got from Google. That's where my money goes with the switching...all the accessories haha
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    Who are you telling. I'm including the cases and screen protectors that I've purchased. That's about 60 bucks worth of crap. 85+ if I throw in the extra USB C charger I got from Google. That's where my money goes with the switching...all the accessories haha
    That's a fact!! I spend stupid amounts on accessories!! I have 14 cases for my 6s Plus right now, plus just bought some camera accessories for it (olloclip lens, tri-pod and remote button)
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    To provide an update I ended up replacing my note 5 with a LG V10, while I appreciate the quality of the iPhone line I couldn't pass up all the features. I've been pleasantly surprised by the performance, screen quality, build quality, and camera quality

    I guess it's not wonder MKBHD gives it the number 2 spot for best phablet of 2015 next to the Note 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    Who are you telling. I'm including the cases and screen protectors that I've purchased. That's about 60 bucks worth of crap. 85+ if I throw in the extra USB C charger I got from Google. That's where my money goes with the switching...all the accessories haha
    I see your 6P/6s Plus trade fell through, huh? That's too bad. I'm still very happy with this iPhone. Don't see me going back any time soon.
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