1. bitek's Avatar
    I will never touch apple as long as apple requires iTunes to do the simplest tasks. Apple exerts to much control over what you can and cannot do with your phone. I do not own iPhone but I do have ipad and it is frustrating that I cannot transfer video file without iTunes. Android is way more simple to use and yet powerful os.
    03-16-2016 07:41 AM
  2. bitek's Avatar
    I much prefer the Nexus 6P.
    Sure there are many nice android phones but I do think blackberry offers unique features. Myself coming from Blackberry 10 , priv was the only option to enter android world. I got everything what I love about blackberry with Android ecosystem. Priv is a better phone for my needs
    03-16-2016 07:44 AM
  3. clitrenta's Avatar
    I will never touch apple as long as apple requires iTunes to do the simplest tasks. Apple exerts to much control over what you can and cannot do with your phone. I do not own iPhone but I do have ipad and it is frustrating that I cannot transfer video file without iTunes. Android is way more simple to use and yet powerful os.
    This is probably the single biggest reason I didn't switch to iPhone sooner. Simple things such as file transfers are a bigger pain and even getting support can be if you don't go to an Apple store. They control every little nuance. That said, I am simply in a place where I am prepared to deal with that for a phone that is reliable and dependable. Fortunately for me, I do have 2 Apple stores near me. I guess as with all things, you simply choose your poison.
    Last edited by zocster; 03-16-2016 at 11:58 AM. Reason: language
    03-16-2016 08:50 AM
  4. jlgraham's Avatar
    They look like stunning devices IMO, however Samsung's TouchWiz interface is just not my cup of tea, and I don't like how their phones come bundled with tons of carrier crapware.
    03-16-2016 02:24 PM
  5. jdfry15's Avatar
    Actually S7 Edge Gold does look elegant. I might have jump ship if the battery life were identical to 6 plus.

    But having seem screenshot of 3 to 5 hours sot and ⓛ esser standby really brought my temptation level down.

    And also it have a few bugs which I not sure to take that risk.

    Well I probably wait awhile for later batch and also upcoming 7 plus.

    Jailbreak does took forever..... Ⓗ having said that I love my jail broken iPhone.
    My s7 edge has the best battery life on an android phone I've used. That said, it is not really that close to my 6s plus in either standby or screen on time. I get about 6 hours of screen time with the edge. It's a great phone but I prefer iOS much more.
    03-16-2016 08:00 PM
  6. Boningtonshiresburg's Avatar
    Cpu single thread A9 wins, multi-thread SD820 wins, and i know its 2 cores vs 4, but the Adreno 530 is about 30% faster than the A9 gpu (Imagination tech power VR 7600)

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    03-16-2016 09:04 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm not interested.
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    03-16-2016 11:24 PM
  8. bitek's Avatar
    This is probably the single biggest reason I didn't switch to iPhone sooner. Simple things such as file transfers are a bigger pain and even getting support can be if you don't go to an Apple store. They control every little nuance. That said, I am simply in a place where I am prepared to deal with that for a phone that is reliable and dependable. Fortunately for me, I do have 2 Apple stores near me. I guess as with all things, you simply choose your poison.
    I think you will be back to android in no time. If you enjoy freedom ios is not for you.
    03-17-2016 06:02 AM
  9. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I will never touch apple as long as apple requires iTunes to do the simplest tasks. Apple exerts to much control over what you can and cannot do with your phone. I do not own iPhone but I do have ipad and it is frustrating that I cannot transfer video file without iTunes. Android is way more simple to use and yet powerful os.
    You could use iCloud Drive if you have an aversion to iTunes. You can upload said files to your iCloud drive on your computer. Then open up the iCloud Drive app on your iPad. From there you can steam or download your files.
    reeneebob likes this.
    03-17-2016 06:37 AM
  10. shanghaichica's Avatar
    This is probably the single biggest reason I didn't switch to iPhone sooner. Simple things such as file transfers are a bigger pain and even getting support can be if you don't go to an Apple store. They control every little nuance. That said, I am simply in a place where I am prepared to deal with that for a phone that is reliable and dependable. Fortunately for me, I do have 2 Apple stores near me. I guess as with all things, you simply choose your poison.
    You can get support from Apple over the telephone, over chat and now via Twitter. You don't always have to go to the store.
    03-17-2016 06:38 AM
  11. sangs's Avatar
    Yes. I'm referring to screen on time.
    That shouldn't be too surprising though. The S7E has a better screen, but that comes with a price and that price is battery life to power such a beautiful screen.
    03-17-2016 06:47 AM
  12. Lestat1886's Avatar
    It looks as a great phone, though i'm more talking about the regular S7 as I really don't like the Edge screen!
    03-17-2016 11:33 AM
  13. clitrenta's Avatar
    I think you will be back to android in no time. If you enjoy freedom ios is not for you.
    Don't count on it. That used to be my priority but not anymore. My #1 priority is that everything work as it should without me begging it too. As good as the Galaxy's are, there is always something that isn't quite like it should be. The iPhone has come a long way since the days of the 3gs and I've gotten older. Since I know all the issues in owning one, I made the leap knowing exactly what I was getting myself into. Haven't regretted it yet and all my BT devices always work.
    03-17-2016 01:32 PM
  14. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Yep, iOS just works. Last year I had a Note 4 and 6+. Then a Note 5 and now a 6s+. I also had several windows phones along the way. Bottom line, iOS just simply works better than the rest. The apps are better and the hardware is world class. I'm by no means a fanboy just a realist.
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    03-17-2016 03:02 PM
  15. w00cash1020's Avatar
    When I buy a phone it's usually for 20 to 24 months so my next phone choice will be around September 2017
    03-17-2016 03:59 PM
  16. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    I will never touch apple as long as apple requires iTunes to do the simplest tasks. Apple exerts to much control over what you can and cannot do with your phone. I do not own iPhone but I do have ipad and it is frustrating that I cannot transfer video file without iTunes. Android is way more simple to use and yet powerful os.
    Honestly can't remember the last time I used iTunes for any of my iDevices.

    Cloud services and airdrop has pretty much everything covered
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    03-17-2016 04:09 PM
  17. DX9's Avatar
    Like I've said before Android makes some nice hardware. Marshmallow was nice especially on my 6p. What annoys me is the inconsistency with battery life. One day it's great and getting just over 6hrs screen time. Next day it's draining then I need to download an app to see what's wrong. I've got Instagram waking up and constantly running for hours and I then have Alibaba waking up and so on. The OS is just not polished enough. Get tons of wake locks then it's fine. Very annoying. I charge my 6S Plus every 24 hours. Charge it and be done with it. Simple as that.

    I don't have to worry about any of those things with my 6S Plus. I'm a big messaging person so don't get me started on iMessage . It's simply terrific especially when 90% of my contacts are iOS users.
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    03-18-2016 04:31 AM
  18. Truman82's Avatar
    I read that many s7e has habit of breaking micro as cards. I was like "wut?" 850 phone that breaks sd cards?
    Not appealing..
    03-18-2016 06:51 AM
  19. bitek's Avatar
    Like I've said before Android makes some nice hardware. Marshmallow was nice especially on my 6p. What annoys me is the inconsistency with battery life. One day it's great and getting just over 6hrs screen time. Next day it's draining then I need to download an app to see what's wrong. I've got Instagram waking up and constantly running for hours and I then have Alibaba waking up and so on. The OS is just not polished enough. Get tons of wake locks then it's fine. Very annoying. I charge my 6S Plus every 24 hours. Charge it and be done with it. Simple as that.

    I don't have to worry about any of those things with my 6S Plus. I'm a big messaging person so don't get me started on iMessage . It's simply terrific especially when 90% of my contacts are iOS users.
    I message a lot as well that is why I have phone with ..... Physical keyboard

    How is imessage better than regular sms app or whatsup ?
    03-18-2016 07:31 AM
  20. bitek's Avatar
    Yep, iOS just works. Last year I had a Note 4 and 6+. Then a Note 5 and now a 6s+. I also had several windows phones along the way. Bottom line, iOS just simply works better than the rest. The apps are better and the hardware is world class. I'm by no means a fanboy just a realist.
    I have no problems with my new blackberry priv. It works without problems. I do have ipad and it works just fine. Apple has good quality hardware I just find that ios is nothing more than launcher for apps. Android is much more sophisticated. It is mobile version of Windows.
    03-18-2016 07:41 AM
  21. clitrenta's Avatar
    I have no problems with my new blackberry priv. It works without problems. I do have ipad and it works just fine. Apple has good quality hardware I just find that ios is nothing more than launcher for apps. Android is much more sophisticated. It is mobile version of Windows.
    In a sense, this may be true however there is a price to pay for those bells and whistles. Battery life, smoothness of the OS, apps that don't work and play well together, and so on. Like I said, there was a time when that was what I wanted so I put up with the little quirks and annoyances that came with it. I'm past that now and just want something that works exactly as it was designed too and so far the iPhone is the closest to that. It's all about personal preference and what's most important to you. I also think as you get older, you just tend to gravitate toward things just working.
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    03-18-2016 07:54 AM
  22. DX9's Avatar
    I message a lot as well that is why I have phone with ..... Physical keyboard

    How is imessage better than regular sms app or whatsup ?
    I don't care for physical keyboards. Haven't tried once since the crappy BB Torch. Won't try one again either.

    iMessage is great. I like to use one Messaging app. I don't care for Whatsapp as I've said I have 90% contacts are on an iPhone. High Res Pics and HD videos. No limitations. I can't stand messaging on stock Android SMS. Have my wife send me a video of my kid doing something and it's brutal. Basically unwatchable.
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    03-18-2016 07:55 AM
  23. bitek's Avatar
    I don't care for physical keyboards. Haven't tried once since the crappy BB Torch. Won't try one again either.

    iMessage is great. I like to use one Messaging app. I don't care for Whatsapp as I've said I have 90% contacts are on an iPhone. High Res Pics and HD videos. No limitations. I can't stand messaging on stock Android SMS. Have my wife send me a video of my kid doing something and it's brutal. Basically unwatchable.
    Blackberry torch is an old phone from years ago. Blackberry phones today and years ago are just much different. I had all touch phones for last two years but I am glad to be back with physical keyboard. It is nice to type with actual keys. I still use virtual keyboard but not as much. You should check out priv. Nothing beats typing and actually see entire screen not only 50 percent of it. I also use priv for scrolling pages etc.


    Anyhow I use yaata,bbm and whatsup for messaging most people I know who have Iphones do have these apps as well.

    I like Android widgets and customizations. I do prefer android freedom. I feel apple policies are meant to serve apple only.

    I think consumer already spoke. Just like Mac os was rejected in favour of Windows same is happening with mobile os. Sure apple sales a lot of phones and it is best apple product but compared to android apple market share is much smaller. Eventually it will be same as with windows

    Tiny fraction of entire phone market. It I think this is first year for iPhone when sales are projected to decline.

    My priv can do things apple will never be able to do.
    I think it way more productive tool. Also having google services is so much better. Gmail, google maps, google drive. Apple does not offer any of these services on its own at least at the same quality as apple.

    For a company that makes so much money I am surprised apple is so slow with pure innovation.

    Apple should spend billions to match google and make it even better.

    All of this I typed on physical keyboard. Notice no mistakes. Something like virtual keyboard will never be able to do.
    03-18-2016 08:18 AM
  24. bitek's Avatar
    In a sense, this may be true however there is a price to pay for those bells and whistles. Battery life, smoothness of the OS, apps that don't work and play well together, and so on. Like I said, there was a time when that was what I wanted so I put up with the little quirks and annoyances that came with it. I'm past that now and just want something that works exactly as it was designed too and so far the iPhone is the closest to that. It's all about personal preference and what's most important to you. I also think as you get older, you just tend to gravitate toward things just working.

    I agree with you and the reason this is true is because ios is just not as sophisticated. Apple is really copying android ideas.
    03-18-2016 08:21 AM
  25. clitrenta's Avatar
    I agree with you and the reason this is true is because ios is just not as sophisticated. Apple is really copying android ideas.
    I'm not sure "sophisticated" is the word but I'm also sure that Apple deliberately does this just so there are fewer issues. I noticed this most when my Note 5 always had issues connecting to my Fitbit (some inherent issue between Wi-Fi and BT on N5) and the iPhone5s (work phone) always connected right away. This may clearly be a result of a more simpler design but that's what I'm opting for right now because I am so tired of dealing with these little issues no matter how good the Note 5 is otherwise. At this point, the S6+ gives me all the things I need even if it is without some of the nicer bells and whistles such as the S Pen
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    03-18-2016 09:32 AM
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