IPhone 6s plus vs the note 7
Okay, if anyone read my last post about my online order debacle Verizon never really cancelled my order and I received the note 7 on saturday. So far there are a few things i really like about the Note 7.
Here is my comparison:
Operating System - iOS in my opinion is definitely better than touch wiz, though not by much in some aspects. There are a few innovative features which I will miss if i return the note. First Always on display. This feature is Awesome, though not feasible on the iPhone's LCD display. Always being able to see notifications with very minimal impact on battery is great. Also widgets. The calendar widget is great. I like seeing what i have scheduled without actually having to click on the app. Also its able to set up on always on display feature. Touch wiz has come a long way since i had the original note. It's nowhere near as laggy as it used to be and it's pretty fluid now. I also really like that the messages feature is compatible with my car and it reads text messages out. I have a 2016 ford escape and it just doesnt work well with iOS.
S-pen: oh how i love this tool. Handwriting out text. Quick notes. There is nothing to complain about and definitely in my top two favorite things about the phone.
Screen: The screen is absolutely unreal. I tested out some qhd video and it's amazing. Photos look better, videos look better. The only thing is it tends to be a little over saturated but it still looks very nice. Also the lack of bezels is very nice. The edge display is really cool. I like being able to swipe over from any screen and make a call or send a text. Also when the phone is face down the colors glowing from the side let's me know when one of my favorite contacts is calling. Very nice all around.
Camera: This camera is much better than my iphone 6s plus camera. I still really like my iPhone's camera but you can see the difference, although it could be mostly due to the screen resolution.
Waterproofing: I have a two year old who tends to think its funny to give my phone a bath. It's happened twice now.
Wireless charging: very convenient although not necessary only takes a couple extra seconds to plug a cord in.
Battery life: my iphone has much better battery life. I dont think its even comparable.
Touchwiz: there is no facetime and no imessage. It's definitely more complicated to use without a doubt.
Keyboard: the default Samsung keyboard is very lacking. After trying out the keyboard in ios 10 i would have to say Samsung is definitely lacking.
Integrated features: The lack of integration for messaging, calendar, video calling etc. Is a huge blow. I got so used to the simplistic seamless integration of iOS that it will take a while to get used to switching apps around. Though samsung has made it much easier to video call than it was.
Bloatware: every phone has it but samsung takes the cake when it comes to having three messaging apps. Three drives. Two email apps. Multiple browsers. Multiple calendar apps. It's all a little much. First thing i had to do was disable and delete quite a few apps.
Email: The iphones email app is definitely much better.
Overall: The note 7 is a fantastic phone. It's definitely almost to a coin flip to see which phone im going to keep. I'll probably return it and see what the new iphome has to offer. If i can get an apple pen to work with the new iPhone it's a slam dunk. Waterproofing and wireless charging would be even better. A qhd amoled screen? I wouldnt hesitate. I really like this screen it will be difficult to give it up of if it wasn't for some of the finer aspects of having a simple phone that just works. The iPhone in some areas is leaps and bounds ahead of Samsung. Desperately lacking in others. Overall two great phones i dont think anyone would go wrong with.