1. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    I am thinking of moving to an iPhone 7+ from an Android. What should I expect? I was never a fan of Apple so this is a big step.
    04-07-2017 03:33 PM
  2. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I think it all depends on what your looking for. I've had both Android and Apple for years. Every time I buy an Android phone I have it a month maybe 2 then I switch right back to my iPhone. Don't get me wrong Android definitely has its pros and has some things that are better than Apple, like customization, but for me my iPhones never slow down like Android did for me. I never have lag with the iPhone the apps, in my opinion, are written and look much nicer on the iPhone. As far as what to expect like I said before it honestly all depends on what your looking for out of the device.
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    04-07-2017 03:38 PM
  3. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    I just moved from Android to iOS about 2-1/2 weeks ago, from a Galaxy Note 4 to an iPhone SE. I had been on Android on two devices for almost 6 years. Surprisingly the UIs of Android and iOS are similar enough that the learning curve is not very difficult. There's two major differences:
    1. iOS is not as customizable as Android, so if you're a "Geek" and like to get into the nuts and bolts you may be a bit disappointed
    2. iOS is much smoother, faster and more efficient. Its strength is in its relative simplicity. It is a very straightforward environment.
    I (for one) am never looking back.
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    04-07-2017 03:41 PM
  4. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I wish the current OS could be jailbroken. If they were into the whole customizable thing that would take care of that problem lol. I miss the good old days lol.
    04-07-2017 03:48 PM
  5. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    Thanks for some quick responses. I am not the Geek type. I just want great email, calendar and apps I use like open table, WSJ etc...I use my phone for business. I guess kind of like the way Blackberry used to be. I am not into games etc.
    04-07-2017 03:50 PM
  6. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Thanks for some quick responses. I am not the Geek type. I just want great email, calendar and apps I use like open table, WSJ etc...I use my phone for business. I guess kind of like the way Blackberry used to be. I am not into games etc.
    I personally like the stock iOS calendar but as far as email I like either spark or email (thats the actual name of the app) they offer some nice extras over the stock email app. And honestly if ur coming from Android a lot of people myself included think the Google apps are better on the iPhone than they are on Androids.
    04-07-2017 03:53 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for some quick responses. I am not the Geek type. I just want great email, calendar and apps I use like open table, WSJ etc...I use my phone for business. I guess kind of like the way Blackberry used to be. I am not into games etc.
    Based on your comment, the iPhone should suit your needs quite well, in my opinion. In regard to wanting "great email", apps like Outlook, Email by Easily.Do, Spark and AirMail should fit the bill if the native Calendar app doesn't.
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    04-07-2017 04:03 PM
  8. Retinella's Avatar
    Be prepared to not have much customization, which can be good or bad, depending how you look at it.

    Be prepared to use iTunes to put everything you want onto your phone, which is also good or bad, depending how you look at it. (I hate iTunes, tbh).

    Otherwise, the iPhone 7 Plus is the best phone I've used since the Note 7.
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    04-07-2017 04:13 PM
  9. Retinella's Avatar
    And honestly if ur coming from Android a lot of people myself included think the Google apps are better on the iPhone than they are on Androids.
    I agree with this. The google apps are so much better on the iPhone than they are on Androids.
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    04-07-2017 04:15 PM
  10. MizWylie's Avatar
    I agree with this. The google apps are so much better on the iPhone than they are on Androids.
    Ironic isn't it?

    I still use Maps though because I like to beat the estimated arrival time. Google is far too accurate for estimated times.
    04-07-2017 04:19 PM
  11. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Expect:
    A larger phone( its taller and wider than most androids with a similar or bigger screen size)

    No capacitive buttons (if you have them)

    Much smoother fingerprint scanner(if you didn't have pixel/nexus devices)

    Nicer icons

    Better app integration

    No customization

    Good customer service

    Efficient OS

    Good battery

    Multitude of cases (if you're into that)

    Siri isn't as good as google now
    That's about it
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    04-07-2017 04:24 PM
  12. Retinella's Avatar
    Good customer service
    I used to overlook this before, but every time I've been to the Apple Store, I've received excellent customer service. It's nice that there's a physical place to go to if there's an issue with the phone. I used Samsung for several years, and there is no physical stores anywhere near me (I think NYC is the nearest, and I'm in Minnesota). The carrier store is useless if there's a problem because they can't actually do anything.
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    04-07-2017 04:32 PM
  13. Retinella's Avatar
    I still use Maps though because I like to beat the estimated arrival time. Google is far too accurate for estimated times.
    I haven't used Maps since it initially rolled out on the iPhone 4S I had years ago. It was a mess then. I much prefer Google.

    But I can see why you enjoy using it.
    04-07-2017 04:33 PM
  14. anon(10210323)'s Avatar
    . . . . if ur coming from Android a lot of people myself included think the Google apps are better on the iPhone than they are on Androids.
    Plus One ↑↑↑ I have my SE full of the same Google apps I used on Android and they work much better on iOS. Keep, Chrome, Calendar, Maps, Search, YouTube, GBoard (this is much better than the iOS native keyboard), etc. Life is full of ironies
    04-07-2017 04:47 PM
  15. Soreloser's Avatar
    My biggest complaints with my iPhone 7 Plus are:

    1. Lack of notification LED. I have to wake up the screen to see if there are any notifications.
    2. Lack of separate volume controls for Music, Ringer, Alarms etc. Nothing like setting an alarm and having a heart attack because it is blasting loud.
    3. When I have my Bluetooth headset connected the ringer on the phone itself doesn't ring, so if I get a call and I don't actually have the ear pieces in my ears I don't know that it is ringing.

    It is silky smooth compared to my older Note 4 but about the same in performance as my ZTE Axon 7. I haven't used the camera much to have any comparison. Most of my photos are outdoors in daylight so I don't anticipate any issues.
    04-07-2017 05:36 PM
  16. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Expect a lack of lag, awesome speed and responsiveness, outstanding camera, simplicity and an amazing customer experience!

    Long story short; expect to be mind blown.
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    04-07-2017 09:31 PM
  17. courtjames's Avatar
    I am thinking of moving to an iPhone 7+ from an Android. What should I expect? I was never a fan of Apple so this is a big step.
    I just switched to an iPhone 7+ about a month ago. I consider myself an Android fanboy, but it was time for a change. It really depends on what you're looking for. I just wanted smoothness and speed. I got that with the iPhone. The only thing that in wish was better is the camera app. Coming from a Galaxy S7 it's much nicer. But I don't really miss Android......yet
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    04-07-2017 10:25 PM
  18. Cladster's Avatar
    My biggest complaints with my iPhone 7 Plus are:

    1. Lack of notification LED. I have to wake up the screen to see if there are any notifications.
    2. Lack of separate volume controls for Music, Ringer, Alarms etc. Nothing like setting an alarm and having a heart attack because it is blasting loud.
    3. When I have my Bluetooth headset connected the ringer on the phone itself doesn't ring, so if I get a call and I don't actually have the ear pieces in my ears I don't know that it is ringing.

    It is silky smooth compared to my older Note 4 but about the same in performance as my ZTE Axon 7. I haven't used the camera much to have any comparison. Most of my photos are outdoors in daylight so I don't anticipate any issues.
    An Apple watch will solve all your problems
    04-07-2017 10:29 PM
  19. Soreloser's Avatar
    An Apple watch will solve all your problems
    Yes it will! I just need the almost $400 to get the water resistant one.
    04-07-2017 11:11 PM
  20. Nelimungous's Avatar
    I am thinking of moving to an iPhone 7+ from an Android. What should I expect? I was never a fan of Apple so this is a big step.
    From BlackBerry to Android years ago...many. I was the guy that bashed the iPhone fanboys. Well I've swallowed my pride and switched to iPhone 7 plus. The Android hardware was just crap. I had warrantied out so many phones it was tiring. I decided the lack of customization wasn't a problem anymore. I've had my iPhone for a couple months and I am pleased to say I'm never looking back. Sound familiar? Ha! This phone is amazing. I am still learning all of it's "Steve Jobs" powers.

    Battery life is more than I could have imagined. Went to the Lake for the weekend. Charged my phone on the 3rd day. I have trouble getting my battery below 40%.

    The Android phone manufacturers have ruined their market. Cheap built to fail crap.

    I could not be happier. This is an amazing experience. Solid hardware and better apps. Yes even the Google apps are a better experience on iPhone. IMO

    Surprisingly iPhone does offer plenty of customization for me. I don't need or want any custom launcher bull****. They never worked as promised on Android anyway.

    My call quality and signal strength is terrific. I get calls and a better signal in places I didn't before. This is a huge deal for me. Android always let me down.

    Enjoy your new device and watch as many YouTube how to videos as you can. You'll have a great experience.
    04-08-2017 08:19 AM
  21. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback. The iMore site is so positive compared to Crackberry! I plan to look at the phone today.
    04-09-2017 06:51 AM
  22. Jude526's Avatar
    I was on Android 12 years and always Samsung. I made the switch to the iphone 7 plus in January. Two weeks later got the iPad Pro 12.9 and 3 weeks ago dumped the HP windows 10 for the Mac Pro 13 inch 2015 Retina display. Not looking back.
    I do miss being able to customize and will gladly admit that. BUT the security and updates and great battery life make up for it. I can set up my own ringtones but Android was easier on that. I really haven't dived into it because haven't had the time but will be trying it out. I actually wasn't a fan of Apple for reasons I don't care to chime in on, but their products are the best and their customer service is awesome. I am a customer now for life and am very pleased. Apple just works, plain and simply that. No lag. No freezing. No battery issues when an update is released and trust me...they update in a timely manner. No issues. Gmail is good. I do use their mail client and Google works best on Apple..go figure. I actually like Siri and haven't had any problems with it. SIri sets up my calendar events without a hitch.
    You will not regret making the switch. I didn't find the learning curve to be difficult. But I am not technically challenged. And for newbies it is not difficult. There are differences of course, but all in all, it is a great platform and user friendly. I like iMessage too.....good luck. And you will find iMore is great as well as Apple support. I did have to go into the store and the reps there are great. I am highly impressed.
    04-09-2017 05:18 PM
  23. swarlos's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback. The iMore site is so positive compared to Crackberry! I plan to look at the phone today.
    Awesome let us know what you get! Feel free to share pictures also!
    04-11-2017 06:38 AM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    Sorry to use this thread but didnt want to create a new one and my question is along the same lines.

    My local carrier has a deal going on right now where you can trade in an older phone and get $200 off any iPhone. My current personal phone is a Nexus 6P and my work phone is a 6S, which i love but is too small so thats why im looking at the 7+. Im not going to trade in the 6P as i have an older phone i can use as the trade, so this would bring the 7+ costing only $150 ($350 before trade), im in Canada.

    Do you guys think the 7+ is still worth it? Even when the 7S/8 comes out, it will cost around $350-400 Canadian. I expect some updates but i LOVE the design of the 7+, the size/screen/camera are just perfect. $350-400 on contract is just absurd to me, $150 is a crazy good deal and wanted to get your feedback.

    Appreciated!
    04-13-2017 10:57 AM
  25. volsfan0911's Avatar
    I went from a Note 5 (android 6.0) to a 7+ and am very glad to have switched back to iOS. Apps are better, touch ID much faster and available on practically everything, thrilled to have an integrated mailbox again for ALL my accounts, CarPlay much better than Android Auto (at least on my current GTI), battery life has been excellent. Verizon is notoriously slow on Android updates but on iOS? I get them immediately without waiting on the carrier. I'm giving Apple radio a shot even just for better on the fly integration with phone/carplay. And I'm planning on an Apple Watch soon so obviously have to be back on an iPhone.......

    Dislikes are covered above pretty well. I do miss the stylus slightly although it was basically just a playtoy for me. I hate the stock Apple keyboard and curse the numeric separation versus Samsung's (integrated number row on top). Or better yet Swiftkey which allows you to swap languages on the fly and mix two together (french & english together for example). Relatively minor gripes and I've come to terms with them quickly.

    I got $450 from the BYOD swap to T-Mobile and $150 on my old phone so new 7+ was $260. Will see what new phones look like this September and decide if I'm upgrading and if Wife wants a new one as well.
    Last edited by volsfan0911; 04-13-2017 at 01:05 PM.
    04-13-2017 11:19 AM
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