Re: Keep iphone 5s or get a note 3?
How to work an iPhone? Is that a joke? Or just a laughable conclusion...
Originally Posted by finn5975
There isn't anything "to work" when you try to export a Video from OneDrive to the Camera Roll. It's simply not possible short of finding a 3rd party app (so tired of this) to try to get it done. You can export to iMovie, that's it. You cannot change the playback speed of video in the video player, last I checked, nor can you frame step forwards and backwards and take frame captures with an on-screen button. You can't record 60FPS 1080p video, and just to change the Video or Photo Resolution you need to install a 3rd party camera app. The gallery/photos app is anemic. Inter-App Sharing is pathetic. Notifications are annoyingly implemented (though I do like the use of Notification Badges as a standard feature on the platform).
There are gaps everywhere. In the 10 days I owned that iPhone I had spent over $20 in apps just to fill in functionality gaps, and I was seemingly still going strong. It simply wasn't something I was looking forward to doing for months/years...
The 5S wasn't the first iOS device I've tried. It was the first time I've tried to use it as my only phone (daily driver). It's not usable to me. That has nothing to do with not knowing how to work the phone (which requires almost no work, and I tend to set things up immediately so I never have to setting-hunt even on my Samsung devices), but the fact that the phone limits what you can accomplish on it and isn't as ergonomic as other devices for some types of tasks. That makes you look at things a whole lot differently than if it's being used as a secondary device.
There isn't much to "learn" with an iPhone and there certainly isn't much to "work."
The software on the Note 3 has a much higher learning curve than the iPhone could ever hope to have, do to the fact that the phone is so much more capable than an iPhone. iOS is a super-simple user experience, and yes, quite restrictive. I can use it on something like an iTouch no problem, but it's not usable as a daily driver for me because it simply doesn't allow me to do what I need to do, and I'm talking about more than playing games or pinging messages back and forth.
The Note 3 I have has been performing flawlessly since I got it, and I don't have to deal with any of the restrictions or depend so heavily on third party apps to get things done. The device is simply more productive. You don't have to be a biased android fan to notice the difference. I was paying dollars for apps to get things done that my Galaxy S III could do out of the box - never mind a Note 3 - on the iPhone 5S. I prefer not to invest so heavily in any ecosystem. I like platform mobility.
I didn't even tell the OP what phone to get, like some people here. I just disagreed with what some other poster wrote about the device.
There are an order of a magnitude more Android users than iOS users so of course there will be more people, and more pages reporting issues.
EDIT: Also, I don't Root, MOD, or Customize my devices. I use Stock FW and simply disable the preloads. The only widget I have on my phone is the stock Weather Widget and the Search Widget, which in reality is no different than swiping down to get to Spotlight Search or having the weather in the Notification Center. I don't use any of that stuff, and I consider myself a power user (I'm sure many others would agree with that if they knew me and how much [and in which ways] I use my devices). The idea that Android users stay with Android because it's customizable is farcical. The reason why Android is popular with those people is cause it's capable not necessarily because it's customizable. What you see on these tech forums is but a subset of the entire user base. Don't get it twisted and mistake them for "the average Joe" going into a Carrier store and getting a Note 3, One, S4, or G2.
The reason I got rid of the 5S was because it was incapable of doing a lot of stuff that I needed to do to be productive, which the Samsung devices do with ease out of the box. I also feel like the user experience is way too dependent on 3rd party applications, since the stock applications tend to be so thin in functionality and power. Unlike a lot of the people you see on these tech forums, I tend to like Clean Stock Devices that are quite capable out of the box, because I have better things to do than spend hours perusing an app store. I have 11 Apps downloaded onto my phone: Of those, 8 are from Google, Samsung, Microsoft, or Facebook. Then there's Tapatalk and Words with Friends which leaves 1 app left - Coach's Eye, which I use for work and training.