1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    They have one other thing in common, they're both made by Samsung lol
    True dat!!!!
    08-09-2016 09:11 PM
  2. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    already pre-ordered the Blue Coral and I cannot wait - got my smart watch the day I did the pre-order so I will just shelve my Apple Watch and turn in my iPhone
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    08-09-2016 10:01 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    already pre-ordered the Blue Coral and I cannot wait - got my smart watch the day I did the pre-order so I will just shelve my Apple Watch and turn in my iPhone
    Nice!

    Enjoy your new Note 7
    08-09-2016 10:18 PM
  4. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Everyone is always so focused on the hardware. Android phones (especially Samsung) are known to have the latest and greatest hardware. The biggest deciding factor between the iPhone and Android should be the software that runs it. I used Android for years, and the fragmentation and lack of software support just kills the experience.. Regardless of the hardware. If you have the money and don't mind upgrading every 6 months, Android isn't bad. The phones will usually run pretty well for that time. However, once a new software fix or feature comes out, don't count on them updating your phone with it. You'll need to buy the new phone to see those.
    08-09-2016 10:42 PM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    Everyone is always so focused on the hardware. Android phones (especially Samsung) are known to have the latest and greatest hardware. The biggest deciding factor between the iPhone and Android should be the software that runs it. I used Android for years, and the fragmentation and lack of software support just kills the experience.. Regardless of the hardware. If you have the money and don't mind upgrading every 6 months, Android isn't bad. The phones will usually run pretty well for that time. However, once a new software fix or feature comes out, don't count on them updating your phone with it. You'll need to buy the new phone to see those.
    This is the reason why I always jump back to iPhone after trying out Android for a couple of months.
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    08-09-2016 10:50 PM
  6. arc3484's Avatar
    Is there anyone who uses a note 5 still that performs just the same as it did the day they bought it? That's why I'm hesitant to jump from iPhone. My 6s plus still performs just like new.
    08-10-2016 04:21 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    Is there anyone who uses a note 5 still that performs just the same as it did the day they bought it? That's why I'm hesitant to jump from iPhone. My 6s plus still performs just like new.
    Nope, my Note 5 slowed down after a month or two.
    08-10-2016 04:37 AM
  8. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Is there anyone who uses a note 5 still that performs just the same as it did the day they bought it? That's why I'm hesitant to jump from iPhone. My 6s plus still performs just like new.
    I still have my Note 5 that I had since day one and use it daily. It runs exactly the same as it did when I bought it. If it slowed down at all then I can't tell. Not to mention the Note 5 is way more feature rich than an iPhone.

    In my opinion, i think this whole slow down thing gets exaggerated which I understand since this is an apple forum.

    My Note 5 is just as solid as my 6s plus.
    08-10-2016 06:06 AM
  9. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I still have my Note 5 that I had since day one and use it daily. It runs exactly the same as it did when I bought it. If it slowed down at all then I can't tell. Not to mention the Note 5 is way more feature rich than an iPhone.

    In my opinion, i think this whole slow down thing gets exaggerated which I understand since this is an apple forum.

    My Note 5 is just as solid as my 6s plus.
    The problem with Android is that they let you tinker too much with the OS. I have to give Apple credit for locking down the OS to prevent the user from causing harm to the experience. The downside is a lack of customization and a lack of making the phone conform to your workflow needs compared to Android.

    Flashing ROMs, icon packs, themes, deep level utilities etc etc are all great... but used enough and the phone will slow down. Same thing happens with PCs, Macs and other devices that are more "open" than the iPhone. Again... to Apple's credit.

    Not surprised your Note 5 is purring along.
    08-10-2016 07:46 AM
  10. comiken205's Avatar
    Yes. I am getting the Note 7 and keeping my iPhone 6S+. I will use both. IMO, Samsung Cameras outshine the competition and Apple outshines in OS overall operation. I'll take what I like about both and use it to my advantage. But I will use both devices and keep both eco systems up to date with my information. Let's hope that Samsung's reduction of TouchWhiz was for the better of the device.
    rong21 likes this.
    08-10-2016 11:31 AM
  11. nokia4life's Avatar
    Yes. I am getting the Note 7 and keeping my iPhone 6S+. I will use both. IMO, Samsung Cameras outshine the competition and Apple outshines in OS overall operation. I'll take what I like about both and use it to my advantage. But I will use both devices and keep both eco systems up to date with my information. Let's hope that Samsung's reduction of TouchWhiz was for the better of the device.
    This is exactly what I do, I have both the 6s Plus and I have pre ordered the note 7 (coral blue). I just sold my note 5 and yes I did not get good value as I would have had I sold the iphone. What I like most though about apple is buying directly from them unlocked no carrier bloat. Samsung for some reason either has no faith that they could sell without the carriers or just don't give a dang about those of us that do not want carrier branded phones but unlocked and carrier free. Any how small rant, but I take the good and use my note when traveling and iphone when chilling at home and or on vacation. Apple is fun with productivity, while the note is purely a productive device being able to sign pdf's right from the phone with the built in software vs. a third party charging in app fees and what not is great.
    08-10-2016 12:26 PM
  12. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    ^^^^ best of both worlds.
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    08-10-2016 01:16 PM
  13. Wildo6882's Avatar
    One thing people tend to forget about Android and the perceived "lack of updates" is that SOOOOO many core features in Android are updated without a major OS update. Which isn't the case at all with iOS. What I mean is, new features in apps like Gmail, Music, Calendar, Camera, etc. can all be updated pretty regularly just by updating the apps. You want those same things updated in iOS? Then you have to wait for either a point release or an entirely new OS update. Arguing updates between Apple and Android is an apples v. oranges debate. Not one in the same. Additionally, Samsung has shown, at least with the S7/S7 edge, to be on top of the monthly security updates (at least in the carrier versions). All major carrier versions are on the July update.

    And I don't believe in the perceived slow down either. My wife had an S6 edge Plus that worked just as well as the day she got it. She only traded it in to get the S7 edge for the battery life boost. But I messed around with that phone, it was absolutely on par with my 6s Plus.
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    08-10-2016 03:30 PM
  14. italodance's Avatar
    No What's Samsung?
    08-11-2016 04:47 AM
  15. arc3484's Avatar
    One thing people tend to forget about Android and the perceived "lack of updates" is that SOOOOO many core features in Android are updated without a major OS update. Which isn't the case at all with iOS. What I mean is, new features in apps like Gmail, Music, Calendar, Camera, etc. can all be updated pretty regularly just by updating the apps. You want those same things updated in iOS? Then you have to wait for either a point release or an entirely new OS update. Arguing updates between Apple and Android is an apples v. oranges debate. Not one in the same. Additionally, Samsung has shown, at least with the S7/S7 edge, to be on top of the monthly security updates (at least in the carrier versions). All major carrier versions are on the July update.

    And I don't believe in the perceived slow down either. My wife had an S6 edge Plus that worked just as well as the day she got it. She only traded it in to get the S7 edge for the battery life boost. But I messed around with that phone, it was absolutely on par with my 6s Plus.
    Good point. How is her battery life on the S7Edge compared to your iP6s Plus?
    08-11-2016 04:53 AM
  16. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Good point. How is her battery life on the S7Edge compared to your iP6s Plus?
    I would say it's definitely on par. We use our phones differently, so it's hard to say. But neither one of us has to charge before bed. So that's a win for me.
    08-11-2016 08:34 AM
  17. RobertP1's Avatar
    This is the reason why I always jump back to iPhone after trying out Android for a couple of months.
    Same here.. I will probably get the N7... love it for a few weeks, sell it and go back to my 6S+ (or maybe the 7+??)
    08-11-2016 02:44 PM
  18. RobertP1's Avatar
    I would say it's definitely on par. We use our phones differently, so it's hard to say. But neither one of us has to charge before bed. So that's a win for me.
    I agree, both batteries are good and last the full day easily
    08-11-2016 02:45 PM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    Same here.. I will probably get the N7... love it for a few weeks, sell it and go back to my 6S+ (or maybe the 7+??)
    Now I'm tempted to get the Nexus 6P
    08-11-2016 05:14 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Now I'm tempted to get the Nexus 6P
    You stop it with the 6P! Seriously though, it's an awesome phone. You shouldn't buy one though. Let me know how you like it.
    Wildo6882 likes this.
    08-11-2016 09:21 PM
  21. TripleOne's Avatar
    You stop it with the 6P! Seriously though, it's an awesome phone. You shouldn't buy one though. Let me know how you like it.
    Still thinking whether to get one or not

    Have you tried the 6P?
    08-11-2016 09:32 PM
  22. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Still thinking whether to get one or not

    Have you tried the 6P?
    I have a work colleague who has one. It's nice. I'm not sure it could ever replace my 6s Plus though.
    08-11-2016 09:33 PM
  23. Robster33's Avatar
    This is how I look at Android devices (especially Samsung). Let's look at this similar to a horse race, out of the gate the Samsung looks great and takes the lead into the first turn, then runs out of gas with three more turns left in the race.
    After approx three months maybe four the support deteriorates and if I'm lucky enough to see a Android OS update during the short lifespan, it makes the smartphone almost unusable. Proof in the pudding is the resale value...it pretty much speaks for itself. Thanks , but no thanks. The iPhone might not have all the bells and whistles but it gets the job done on a daily basis...it's been my experience that the Apple iPhone "JUST WORKS"....my .02 cents.
    Exactly my thoughts and i have had my fair share of Samsungs/HTC and others. You can't buy on release as they drop so quick in price before you know it you have lost 50% when you go to sell. As a business user living a 7 hour drive to a Apple/Samsung store i like Apple's mail out replacements if needed.
    08-11-2016 09:35 PM
  24. RobertP1's Avatar
    I do appreciate the fact that on imore.com you can actually talk about getting a Android without being called stupid or insulted and called a troll..
    08-12-2016 12:47 PM
  25. kurpaige's Avatar
    I do appreciate the fact that on imore.com you can actually talk about getting a Android without being called stupid or insulted and called a troll..
    Most people try to make it a line in the sand type of thing but that's not the case. I would say half of all tech people own both iOS and android devices. If advice is worth owning who cares what os is on it. Well except Windows lol
    RobertP1 likes this.
    08-12-2016 01:34 PM
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