1. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Why did you pick Apple over Android?

    Phone Junkie
    10-18-2014 05:23 PM
  2. HAWK's Avatar
    Why did you pick Apple over Android?

    Phone Junkie
    I prefer the apple because of its smooth os and easy to use. I don't buy into the stats non sense I just buy what works for me. I also own a galaxy s5 but never use it hardly
    Spencerdl, KarmelVixen and MikeX74 like this.
    10-18-2014 05:31 PM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    Stability, smoothness, app quality

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    10-18-2014 05:36 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I didn't choose Apple over Android, I never considered Android. I chose Apple because of iOS, excellent build quality, dependability, ease of use and customer service.
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    10-18-2014 05:44 PM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    Android is a clunky, mostly forked walled garden mess filled with third party bloatware. Have to rely on carrier for support. Poor apps. You'll look dumb using it.

    Apple has it all with access to all the major ecosystems. Best support. Best apps. Best mgmt tools.

    That's it in a nutshell.
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    10-18-2014 05:44 PM
  6. pappy53's Avatar
    Android is a clunky, mostly forked walled garden mess filled with third party bloatware. Have to rely on carrier for support. Poor apps. You'll look dumb using it.

    Apple has it all with access to all the major ecosystems. Best support. Best apps. Best mgmt tools.

    That's it in a nutshell.
    I have to disagree, although I am an iOS user. Android Kit Kat is a very smooth and fast OS. apps are really good. Though I do agree about the carrier support. I do agree with your assessment of Apple.


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    A895 likes this.
    10-18-2014 06:07 PM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    I have to disagree, although I am an iOS user. Android Kit Kat is a very smooth and fast OS. apps are really good. Though I do agree about the carrier support. I do agree with your assessment of Apple.


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    Maybe it is. But most android users don't know that because only a few use kitkat on a nexus. Most use an older forked version loaded with bloatware. I doubt they care though. It was cheap right?
    10-18-2014 06:14 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I prefer the apple because of its smooth os and easy to use. I don't buy into the stats non sense I just buy what works for me. I also own a galaxy s5 but never use it hardly
    I agree with this post. I also have a Galaxy Note3 which I rarely use. The iOS "JUST WORKS" for ME
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    10-18-2014 06:18 PM
  9. xMatter's Avatar
    I first chose iOS for consistency, but not so sure any more. Day to day performance varies for me, that includes battery, stock apps hanging, etc...

    Android: things seem to be getting better regarding the above issues, especially with Kit Kat.

    Build quality was/is also great, picked up a 6 today, but prefer the boxy-ness of my 5s.

    Android: manufacturers are making great strides to build a well built device.

    For me, apps aren't that crucial. I have about a dozen installed and I am content with that.

    Android: I can have the same apps on both OSes.

    If I didn't mind Google's primary business of ads and their tactics towards their services, I might consider switching at some point.

    I was a BlackBerry user originally, then WebOS (man I miss WebOS, damn HP and Leo A.)
    10-18-2014 08:08 PM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    When I chose the original iPhone it fit right in with my Mac. The 6 months I had Android back in 2011there was a break in the flow of computer and phone. No fun at all.
    All the task killing and "you should root the phone" was a pain. The half *** apps that screwed with the Android OS Gingerbread at the time just got tiring.
    10-18-2014 08:27 PM
  11. li2327's Avatar
    I go back and forth between android and iOS. They both have their pros and cons. When I'm bored with Apple I go back to android and vice versa.
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    10-18-2014 08:31 PM
  12. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I chose Apple because it just works. It's dependable. I do feel that they don't innovate as much anymore, so I've honestly gotten kind of bored with iOS. I have given Android multiple tries and the only way to get it the way I want it is to root it beyond recognition. It's just not for me. I've also tried BB10. Love it! Unfortunately, they came to the game too late.
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    10-18-2014 08:57 PM
  13. jmr1015's Avatar
    I apologize in advance because this is going to be a bit of a rant. First off: it's not "iPhone vs Android." iPhone is a device. Android is an operating system, found on numerous mobile phones and tablets from a huge plethora of manufactueres at a variety of price points.

    Second: it's not "choosing Apple over Android" as Apple is a company, that makes everything from software, like computer and mobile OS, as well as applications... To physical hardware, like computers, media streaming devices, MP3 players, tablets, phones, and various accessories. Again, Android is just an operating system.

    A correct question would be: why did you choose the iPhone over a Galaxy device? Or why choose iOS over Android. Or why choose Apple over Samsung? That way, you're comparing "like" things. A specific device family vs a specific device family, or an operating system vs an operating system, or a hardware company vs a hardware company.

    That all being said, I would not say anyone here chose the iPhone over only Android devices. That implies that the choice is only among two operating systems. I chose the iPhone, over the Android devices on the market at the time, and the BlackBerry and Windows phones on the market at the time. Why? I have always like the physical appearance and build quality of the iPhone. I have always liked iOS for its stability. I like that the iPhone has good battery life despite its very small battery. I like the camera. I like the apps... and most importantly, I like the Apple ecosystem. I have a MacBook and an iPod Touch and iPad Air and an Airport router and use services like iTunes. I also use iWork and iLife apps, and also Google apps like GoogleNow, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides, which are all available on the iPhone.

    I don't think the iPhone is flat out better than an Android device, and whether it is or isn't is certainly up for debate for those so inclined. But I prefered the iPhone for my needs at the time I bought it. I've had BlackBerry devices. I've had Windows Mobile devices. I've had Android. They were all great devices in their own ways. I currently have an iPhone. But I'll admit the Nexus 6 has my immediate attention.
    10-18-2014 09:40 PM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    I apologize in advance because this is going to be a bit of a rant. First off: it's not "iPhone vs Android." iPhone is a device. Android is an operating system, found on numerous mobile phones and tablets from a huge plethora of manufactueres at a variety of price points.

    Second: it's not "choosing Apple over Android" as Apple is a company, that makes everything from software, like computer and mobile OS, as well as applications... To physical hardware, like computers, media streaming devices, MP3 players, tablets, phones, and various accessories. Again, Android is just an operating system.

    A correct question would be: why did you choose the iPhone over a Galaxy device? Or why choose iOS over Android. Or why choose Apple over Samsung? That way, you're comparing "like" things. A specific device family vs a specific device family, or an operating system vs an operating system, or a hardware company vs a hardware company.

    That all being said, I would not say anyone here chose the iPhone over only Android devices. That implies that the choice is only among two operating systems. I chose the iPhone, over the Android devices on the market at the time, and the BlackBerry and Windows phones on the market at the time. Why? I have always like the physical appearance and build quality of the iPhone. I have always liked iOS for its stability. I like that the iPhone has good battery life despite its very small battery. I like the camera. I like the apps... and most importantly, I like the Apple ecosystem. I have a MacBook and an iPod Touch and iPad Air and an Airport router and use services like iTunes. I also use iWork and iLife apps, and also Google apps like GoogleNow, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides, which are all available on the iPhone.

    I don't think the iPhone is flat out better than an Android device, and whether it is or isn't is certainly up for debate for those so inclined. But I prefered the iPhone for my needs at the time I bought it. I've had BlackBerry devices. I've had Windows Mobile devices. I've had Android. They were all great devices in their own ways. I currently have an iPhone. But I'll admit the Nexus 6 has my immediate attention.
    Very well said
    10-18-2014 09:50 PM
  15. cardfan's Avatar
    Hmm. I'll rank phones by year.
    2003: palm treo 300
    2004: treo 600
    2005: treo 650
    2006: treo 755p
    2007: Palm centro (iPhone wasn't smart yet)
    2008: iPhone 3G
    2009: Palm pre.
    2010: iphone 4
    And iPhone ever since. Going by memory past years. Some may be off.

    As you can see I liked Palm. Much better than rim or ms at time. And the best of Palm was still better than the pre retina iPhones. Imo of course.

    Webos was sad. It remains my favorite OS.

    Apple is so far ahead of everyone it's not even funny. For many reasons. But namely ios and iPhone is their primary business.

    Google happens to make android. Samsung and others happen to also make phones running android. MS is clueless. And BB has a fork in them. Amazon happens to make a phone running android.

    Again it's apples bread n butter. Everything rides on it. And it shows. Their competitors know this. Samsung tried to copy everything. Amazon, Google, MS, all LINE up to get their apps updated for iOS.

    It's a joke that we see see these threads wondering which is better. It's not close. It's not even subject to whatever silly little needs you think you have.
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    10-18-2014 10:33 PM
  16. Paradocks's Avatar
    Apple has its share of problems. iOS 8.0.1 ring a bell? How about Apple Maps? Tim Cook had to publicly apologize for that mess when it was introduced. Antenna gate (you're holding it wrong). iOS is still behind Android in many areas and Apple is now copying things that have been available on Android for years. When Apple does copy they don't necessarily get it right. The Hey Siri function only works when an iDevice is plugged in, and even then Siri sometimes responds to what it hears on the TV. Atrocious! My Moto X is trained to respond to my voice only and works whether the phone is plugged in or not. "It just works" is no longer a proven mantra. iOS 8 on my iPad 3 is sluggish. Animations are glitchy. Apple is getting messy.


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    10-19-2014 09:56 AM
  17. HAWK's Avatar
    Apple has its share of problems. iOS 8.0.1 ring a bell? How about Apple Maps? Tim Cook had to publicly apologize for that mess when it was introduced. Antenna gate (you're holding it wrong). iOS is still behind Android in many areas and Apple is now copying things that have been available on Android for years. When Apple does copy they don't necessarily get it right. The Hey Siri function only works when an iDevice is plugged in, and even then Siri sometimes responds to what it hears on the TV. Atrocious! My Moto X is trained to respond to my voice only and works whether the phone is plugged in or not. "It just works" is no longer a proven mantra. iOS 8 on my iPad 3 is sluggish. Animations are glitchy. Apple is getting messy.


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    10-19-2014 10:05 AM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    I like both platforms, iOS for dependability and apps, Android for device diversity and screen sizes.


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    10-19-2014 10:08 AM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I didn't choose one over the other. I use both.

    My preferred OS and the one I would not give up if I had to choose one is iOS because of the quality of iOS, the apps, the support, and customer service. I know what the experience will be the instant I pick it up. And I appreciate the way all my devices interact.

    As far as Android, I just picked up a Note 4 running 4.4.4. It is not a mess; rather it is very smooth and has been a pleasure to set up and use.

    Big differences between the two - bloatware. I had to spend time deleting what I could and there are some Samsung apps that I wish I could delete. Another difference is the wariness that I feel using Google apps; I am more vigilant when it comes to permissions and access.

    I am enjoying using my Note 4 tremendously. The cliche about the messiness of the OS is a reactionary argument that has some validity but not as much as it used to have. True, it requires more effort out of the box, but it is by no means "messy" nor are all devices "cheap." My Note 4 is a solidly built beautiful device and the OS is FAST.

    Matter of personal preference. I *prefer* iOS but I am extremely happy with my Note 4.


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    10-19-2014 11:09 AM
  20. xMatter's Avatar
    Apple is getting messy.
    Couldn't agree more! They spent to much time changing the icons and style rather than improving the base OS. I rather have a consistent working OS over "innovative features" and new a style.
    10-19-2014 11:57 AM
  21. xMatter's Avatar
    Another difference is the wariness that I feel using Google apps; I am more vigilant when it comes to permissions and access.
    My main concern with Google, period!
    10-19-2014 12:00 PM
  22. zerog46's Avatar
    I just like the way IOS works for my family and I.
    10-19-2014 12:03 PM
  23. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I actually didn't. I've got both. For a phone I chose the 5c. However I do keep my Note 3 around in my purse to use in my car. It's full of music, pictures, and videos.

    I've got so many other phones and sold many of them too...
    10-19-2014 12:44 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I didn't pick Apple over Android. I chose the iPhone over all other smartphones because it was what I wanted, and it turned out to be exactly what I needed. I chose the iPad because I simply wanted one. It had nothing to do with Android. I chose my MacBook after years of owning a Windows machines because I wanted to see what all the fuss over Macs were all about. I didn't like it at first, but then I got used to it and have been using it ever since. Again, Android had nothing to do with it.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 10-19-2014 at 05:18 PM.
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    10-19-2014 01:09 PM
  25. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    I actually (for now) have chosen Android over iOS. I use the LG G3.


    While it does have somethings I don't like, so does iOS. I don't have an iPhone to review but I will post a video soon about what I like & don't like about iOS anyway.

    Pros-
    1) iMessage - yes, I know this is stupid, I know, I know, I know
    2) Stability - app crashes don't happen as often; Apps just work.
    3) Control Center - While android has the notification bar, you can't seem to do what apple has done with their control center
    4) Overheating - doesn't happen as often and takes a lot more for it to happen when it does
    5) Customizability - read below
    6) Continuity - gives me a reason to use my iPad more now (if I had the iPhone)

    Cons-
    1) Customizability - while this is also a pro and a con for android, this is a con for iOS. you can't do as much with it which is a good and bad thing as well.
    2) iPhone 6 Speaker (when I had the i6) - it is not as loud as my iPad Air nor my LG G3. I would prefer it louder.
    3) Price - it costs A LOT
    4) doesn't sync to my Windows computer - I use MightyText & MySMS (depending on the day lol) to sync my texts and send texts from my computer to anyone and I can hold full conversations typing from my desktop or laptop and the other person wouldn't know the wiser. With iOS you have to have a Mac. I don't like Mac and they are too expensive and I just don't like them, so I will never get one. So, I will lose out on this functionality cause Apple doesn't want to make it available on iCloud.com (which is stupid, you should be able to at least send and receive texts from your email from iCloud.com, maybe not your mobile number but your iCloud.com email should work... sheesh)

    That's what I think about iOS. Watch the youtube video for my android/lg g3 review.
    Speedygi likes this.
    10-19-2014 01:37 PM
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