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    Default Considering switching back to android

    I currently own a 6s plus and am eligible for an upgrade and I've been checking out the s7 edge but I don't know whether to go ahead and upgrade or wait for the 7 plus, or Note 6 or 7. I'm pretty torn. Any advice guys??
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    I would wait for the 7 Plus. If you want to go back to Android, definitely wait for the Note line or.. The new Nexus that should be out this year. I much prefer stock Android compared to TouchWiz. Hope that helps.
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    There are a lot of good phones out there. If I were you I would wait and see what the iPhone 7 and Note 7 looks like. I would also choose based on the OS that works best for you. Then choose a phone from there. You have to choose what works for you. Good luck.
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    That's hard to say because we don't know what the iPhone 7 is going to offer (outside of some sketchy rumors) and we don't know what kind of user you are. If it were me I'd want to wait until after the iPhone 7 announcement so I could make an educated decision. Good luck! Let us know which direction you end up going.
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    Default Re: Considering switching back to android

    Quote Originally Posted by dsamp23 View Post
    I currently own a 6s plus and am eligible for an upgrade and I've been checking out the s7 edge but I don't know whether to go ahead and upgrade or wait for the 7 plus, or Note 6 or 7. I'm pretty torn. Any advice guys??
    What don't you like about the 6s plus?
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    Default Re: Considering switching back to android

    Well what do you feel android offers at this moment that draws your attention? I like android myself, but don't like the OEMs.
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    Eh android really is not a good Os to me. Lot of hype Tbh.

    That said though, ios 10 looks to be quite refined. Not only with the new additions and tweaks but with the openness to third party apps without the utter mess that is android and of course the security risks(and lack of updates and support on most non nexus devices or slow support)

    Android has its place and it is good for those who want that power I guess. But I am not sure downgrading (again my experience) from a refined Os to a haphazard mess is ideal.

    I'm sure the new 7 will be good though.
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    I have no issues with my 6s plus I was just thinking of trying something different. iOS is very nice imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsamp23 View Post
    I have no issues with my 6s plus I was just thinking of trying something different. iOS is very nice imo.
    I know a lot of people who switch back and forth from time to time just to switch it up. The VAST majority end up coming back, mostly because they find it easier to stick with the same ecosystem.
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    If your just trying something different then there's no need to wait for the 7Plus. Get the Nexus 6p for cheap and keep your upgrade incase you want to move back. Everyone think trying Android means a Samsung device but the Nexus 6p is the best way to try Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurpaige View Post
    If your just trying something different then there's no need to wait for the 7Plus. Get the Nexus 6p for cheap and keep your upgrade incase you want to move back. Everyone think trying Android means a Samsung device but the Nexus 6p is the best way to try Android.
    Agreed! Not that If I ever were to switch to Android it would have to be Nexus. I'm not a fan of the custom ROMs the manufacturers use or having to wait months for an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsamp23 View Post
    I currently own a 6s plus and am eligible for an upgrade and I've been checking out the s7 edge but I don't know whether to go ahead and upgrade or wait for the 7 plus, or Note 6 or 7. I'm pretty torn. Any advice guys??
    I like both OSs and the S7 Edge is a great phone. Probably the best one available right now. Give it a shot, see what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurpaige View Post
    If your just trying something different then there's no need to wait for the 7Plus. Get the Nexus 6p for cheap and keep your upgrade incase you want to move back. Everyone think trying Android means a Samsung device but the Nexus 6p is the best way to try Android.
    Disagree. The best way to experience android is not buying a Samsung or nexus but one of those cyanogen phones that take out the google bs while making the overall os suck less.
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    I enjoy android and iOS. I just sold my s7 edge and got a 6s plus. I previously had the 6s plus before the s7 edge. The battery on the iPhone is way better. Less glitches. My s7 edge froze multiple times. Apps stopped working. I factory reset it 2 times and it fixed the issues for about a week then they came back.
    I will probably get the Note 7 as I have a note 5 and never had any issues with it. I will also get the iPhone 7 plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsamp23 View Post
    I currently own a 6s plus and am eligible for an upgrade and I've been checking out the s7 edge but I don't know whether to go ahead and upgrade or wait for the 7 plus, or Note 6 or 7. I'm pretty torn. Any advice guys??
    Nobody can tell you anything about the 7 Plus until it's out. Hang out at iMore for the next 3 months and you'll have a better idea as we get closer, and then actually hear/watch the announcement
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    This is was my post today on AC concerning S7 Edge:

    I couldn't take the battery life anymore for my uses. Awesome media device, but I don't watch movies or youtube videos on my phone all day to see 8-10 hours of screen on time. My norm was 2hr 45min - 3hr. 4 hrs when reading or videos. I felt like the commercials Sammy used to make fun of the iphones for, wall huggers. Constantly plugged, at work, in the car, at home. The phone had to go. Sammy for me always start off well, then go downhill after carrier updates.

    Not saying all android phones are subpar on battery/stutters etc, but Sammy devices are notoriously always great in the beginning then slowly detoriates. I think I my have finally kicked my Samsung habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    This is was my post today on AC concerning S7 Edge:

    I couldn't take the battery life anymore for my uses. Awesome media device, but I don't watch movies or youtube videos on my phone all day to see 8-10 hours of screen on time. My norm was 2hr 45min - 3hr. 4 hrs when reading or videos. I felt like the commercials Sammy used to make fun of the iphones for, wall huggers. Constantly plugged, at work, in the car, at home. The phone had to go. Sammy for me always start off well, then go downhill after carrier updates.

    Not saying all android phones are subpar on battery/stutters etc, but Sammy devices are notoriously always great in the beginning then slowly detoriates. I think I my have finally kicked my Samsung habit.
    Welcome back (I think ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    This is was my post today on AC concerning S7 Edge:

    I couldn't take the battery life anymore for my uses. Awesome media device, but I don't watch movies or youtube videos on my phone all day to see 8-10 hours of screen on time. My norm was 2hr 45min - 3hr. 4 hrs when reading or videos. I felt like the commercials Sammy used to make fun of the iphones for, wall huggers. Constantly plugged, at work, in the car, at home. The phone had to go. Sammy for me always start off well, then go downhill after carrier updates.

    Not saying all android phones are subpar on battery/stutters etc, but Sammy devices are notoriously always great in the beginning then slowly detoriates. I think I my have finally kicked my Samsung habit.
    Wow. :o
    I totally get this though. I don't get the wall hugger thing, because the experience you have had with this phone, I have had with most of the Androids I have tried. It's nice for a phone to look great but not so nice to always be charging. It's kind of annoying when people say, oh that's okay because I have quick charge! Missing the point.

    I'm hoping to find one that has battery life that is close to what I'm used to. I loved the look of the Nextbit Robin a lot but that battery life, I'm done. Why be frustrated with battery life when you don't have to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by libra89 View Post
    Wow. :o
    I totally get this though. I don't get the wall hugger thing, because the experience you have had with this phone, I have had with most of the Androids I have tried. It's nice for a phone to look great but not so nice to always be charging. It's kind of annoying when people say, oh that's okay because I have quick charge! Missing the point.

    I'm hoping to find one that has battery life that is close to what I'm used to. I loved the look of the Nextbit Robin a lot but that battery life, I'm done. Why be frustrated with battery life when you don't have to be?
    True. For most android phones I've had to buy a extended battery case or pack to make it through the day. The only phone that lasted 2 days solid every time was the Droid Maxx.

    Currently on my iphone, I have been off the charger a few hours still at 100%. Standby time is great. I can do quite a few things (texts, respond to a few emails, little social media) after taking the iphone off the charge before my battery percentage moves. On Sammy I would've been at 90 to 85% by now.

    Don't get me wrong I like both os's but at this point in my life I need a simple dependable phone, with great battery life and pretty good media features which the iphone provides for now. I won't say I'll never go back to android, but it won't be a Samsung device.

    Oh yeah and I agree, the argument, "because I have quick charge!' is overrated.
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    If you go for an Android device, take advantage of the fact that you can get a perfectly decent phone for a much lower price than from Apple. The Moto G, for example, is a very good phone; the software is almost plain Android and Lenovo's record on software updates is good. There are plenty of other good options.

    Spend the money you save on something nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsamp23 View Post
    I currently own a 6s plus and am eligible for an upgrade and I've been checking out the s7 edge but I don't know whether to go ahead and upgrade or wait for the 7 plus, or Note 6 or 7. I'm pretty torn. Any advice guys??
    The S7esge is a cool looking phone. Reviews say its the best on the market right now. I was also thinking of trying it out myself but I may wait till after iOS 10
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    Samsung touts their fast wireless charging as something that they have but Apple doesn't and will beat Apple over the head with this fact. Whenever I see that commercial I laugh, I laugh because if you have that device... you're going to need that fast charging since Android devices are notorious for being battery power vampires.

    As a person who spent a significant amount of time in the Android world (I had five devices) I have to say that yes, Android does give you a lot of power to do whatever you want and yes, I did do a lot of that. I even owned a Nexus device at one point and rooted, ROMed, and tweaked the crap out of it but that got real old real fast. I'm at the point where I don't care about tweaking this, that, and that other thing; I just want it to work.

    And that's where Apple is best, the experience in which it just works. I don't feel like I'm having to fight with my device to make it do what I want it to do, I simply tell it to do what I want and it just does it with no backtalk. Apple is a platform where simplicity is key. Hey, I may be a geek and all but even I have times where I just don't want to fight with my devices and that I just want it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trparky View Post
    Samsung touts their fast wireless charging as something that they have but Apple doesn't and will beat Apple over the head with this fact. Whenever I see that commercial I laugh, I laugh because if you have that device... you're going to need that fast charging since Android devices are notorious for being battery power vampires.

    As a person who spent a significant amount of time in the Android world (I had five devices) I have to say that yes, Android does give you a lot of power to do whatever you want and yes, I did do a lot of that. I even owned a Nexus device at one point and rooted, ROMed, and tweaked the crap out of it but that got real old real fast. I'm at the point where I don't care about tweaking this, that, and that other thing; I just want it to work.

    And that's where Apple is best, the experience in which it just works. I don't feel like I'm having to fight with my device to make it do what I want it to do, I simply tell it to do what I want and it just does it with no backtalk. Apple is a platform where simplicity is key. Hey, I may be a geek and all but even I have times where I just don't want to fight with my devices and that I just want it to work.
    I find it a little amusing that you posted this. At first, I thought that you had a good point, but I couldn't relate.

    Now I can, and I have to agree. I got a Nexus 5x to try again recently because I wanted to get a better try for it. At first, I was excited with the tweaking. After having to do it all over again, I feel tired after doing this for hours. I'm going to return it most likely and move the sim back to my SE. I have a tweaking limit. Really love how I can always slip the sim back into the SE and it just works. No factory resets required.
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    Don't get me wrong, I like tweaking stuff but I tend to get enough of that on my PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trparky View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I like tweaking stuff but I tend to get enough of that on my PC.
    Yeah, that's cool. Tweaking is not bad, I just have a serious limit. Minimal to moderate tweaking is ideal for me. Any more than that and I can't wait to be done. I found myself continuing to tweak the 5x at work after already going to sleep later than I should for a work night. The sim is back in my SE even though I'm having voicemail issues :/
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