1. RavenSword's Avatar
    Plus, I do think everyone enjoyed know if I'll be able to even get the 5s when my upgrade hits be a use of the supply shortages.
    09-23-2013 03:54 PM
  2. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Just get the 5s and use it for a few months. If you don't like it, sell it, take the money and pick up the upcoming Nexus 5 or whatever the hot Android of the day is. It's not like you'll have problems selling an iPhone and you'll be stuck with it for a couple years. Only you can decide what you like and what works best for you.
    09-23-2013 10:53 PM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    Well, I also thought that If I sold the ipad 4, I'd probably get around 450 dollars or more for it on eBay then I could use part of that money towards the down payment if, say, a moto x and use the rest towards bills.

    Because if I sell the ipad 4, there probably won't be much point getting the 5S, right?
    09-24-2013 07:14 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    Well, I also thought that If I sold the ipad 4, I'd probably get around 450 dollars or more for it on eBay then I could use part of that money towards the down payment if, say, a moto x and use the rest towards bills.

    Because if I sell the ipad 4, there probably won't be much point getting the 5S, right?
    Either you're really dense or you're just having a bit of fun at our expense.
    09-24-2013 09:48 PM
  5. Laughinghyena's Avatar
    While I do want the 5S more than any other phone at the moment, I cannot say for sure that I'll stick with apple. Until the new IOS update I was pretty enthralled with android devices primarily. Sorry but I was a broke freshman when the first iphone appeared. I couldn't afford the 800.00 deposit (no credit) so I was forced to wait the smartphone game out until I had more income. I jumped into the smartphone market when android was seriously improving. So that's what I know. I didn't see the need to try an iphone even though it was right there.

    I'm what you call a "light user." I don't have a large music library, a lot of pictures or apps. I can easily find the apps I use on both operating systems so that means I can switch back and forth as I see fit. Most people have a music library, not me. I stream everything.The only thing I'll miss is the ability to run an emulator of old video games on my android phone. But even then that's not a deal breaker. Not being able to choose between the two is a great thing mainly because the companies are going to try harder to sway people. And honestly, I'm like a leaf in the wind. I look forward to what samsung does with the S5. I may buy it but 6 months after that I may buy the new iphone as well.
    09-24-2013 11:25 PM
  6. RavenSword's Avatar
    Either you're really dense or you're just having a bit of fun at our expense.
    Um, no? Not sure what you mean?
    09-25-2013 01:25 AM
  7. cardfan's Avatar
    Um, no? Not sure what you mean?
    Nevermind..
    09-25-2013 08:02 AM
  8. RavenSword's Avatar
    Nevermind..
    Anyway....

    This is all legit. I'm not trying to have fun at anyone's expense
    09-25-2013 02:13 PM
  9. jridgers's Avatar
    I've used Android, Windows Phone 8, and iOS (5, 6, and 7). Personally, I keep coming back to iOS as it "feels" like everything just works like it is supposed to. Android seemed to me like something someone who loves to tweak every minute detail of their lives would love especially if they use Google services. Windows Phone 8 was nice and flashy, but think it's still too young yet and needs to grow up and mature some more before I'd be willing to switch to it full-time. I just want a simple OS that does what it should without me having to trouble shoot or read forums to figure out and it should be intuitive. More the most part that is iOS and it always has been. It might not always be the case in the future, but for me it is right now.
    09-25-2013 02:14 PM
  10. RavenSword's Avatar
    I do wonder if my AT&T store is even going to have iPhone 5S next Thursday. Hopefully the supply issues are less so by then.
    09-27-2013 04:05 AM
  11. gazoo2010's Avatar
    I definitely understand not being able to decide between the OSes. They are both mature and both have their strengthens and weaknesses. That said I like to keep up to speed with both OSes, therefore I have the iPhone 5s and the 2013 Nexus 7.

    This combination allows me to use both OSes and get updates to both as soon as they are released. I chose iOS for my phone, because I like the smaller phone with a great camera (although I do wish the iPhone was the size of the Moto X as I think the 4.7 inch screen is the perfect size and fits so well in the hand). I carry my phone everywhere and want it to be easy to carry. Also, new Android phones seem to be released each month and I would go broke trying to keep up and the Carriers are not quick to update those devices, though they are getting better.

    I chose the Nexus 7 for my tablet because for me a 7 inch is the perfect size for reading and watching videos on my commute to work. Having the N7 allows me to customize it to my liking and knowing that it will get the newest versions of Android as soon as Google releases it is great . I Compared the N7 to the iPad Mini, and the N7 has much better specs and the 32gb model is $160.00 cheaper.

    Just my 0.02
    ~S
    09-27-2013 11:04 AM
  12. RavenSword's Avatar
    I definitely understand not being able to decide between the OSes. They are both mature and both have their strengthens and weaknesses. That said I like to keep up to speed with both OSes, therefore I have the iPhone 5s and the 2013 Nexus 7.

    This combination allows me to use both OSes and get updates to both as soon as they are released. I chose iOS for my phone, because I like the smaller phone with a great camera (although I do wish the iPhone was the size of the Moto X as I think the 4.7 inch screen is the perfect size and fits so well in the hand). I carry my phone everywhere and want it to be easy to carry. Also, new Android phones seem to be released each month and I would go broke trying to keep up and the Carriers are not quick to update those devices, though they are getting better.

    I chose the Nexus 7 for my tablet because for me a 7 inch is the perfect size for reading and watching videos on my commute to work. Having the N7 allows me to customize it to my liking and knowing that it will get the newest versions of Android as soon as Google releases it is great . I Compared the N7 to the iPad Mini, and the N7 has much better specs and the 32gb model is $160.00 cheaper.

    Just my 0.02
    ~S
    Yeah. It's just, I kinda gear others on podcasts talk about how their switching to Android from iOS, and I just want to make sure I'm not making a mistake or missing something about Android.

    It just seems I can't find a android device that's stable, fast, has a great camera, great battery, and good software support. The iPhone 5s hits all those points.
    09-27-2013 01:23 PM
  13. Trees's Avatar
    Yeah. It's just, I kinda gear others on podcasts talk about how their switching to Android from iOS, and I just want to make sure I'm not making a mistake or missing something about Android.

    It just seems I can't find a android device that's stable, fast, has a great camera, great battery, and good software support. The iPhone 5s hits all those points.
    Don't forget about reducing stress as another requirement if you factor that in, then from everything you've shared in this thread, I believe that you want the 5S. But, that's just my analysis, and of course I could be wrong
    09-27-2013 06:32 PM
  14. Larry Pager's Avatar
    It just seems I can't find a android device that's stable, fast, has a great camera, great battery, and good software support. The iPhone 5s hits all those points.
    My galaxy S3 is fast, stable, camera is good enough (although I prefer my Nikon), and good software support depending on what kind of software you want- google apps, the major apps, i.e. twitter, facebook, netflix, pandora, etc.

    Personally, in terms of hardware, OS, and the basics- gps, email, internet, etc. the S3 is just fine, right up there with the iPhone.
    I still have to give the nod to iOS due to iTunes and 3rd party apps.

    Me? I switch back and forth because I can't sit still.
    On Android, I lust after the iPhone's design, 3rd party support- apps, cases.
    On iOS, I lust after the bigger screens, ability to customize the iOS
    09-29-2013 04:32 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    My galaxy S3 is fast, stable, camera is good enough (although I prefer my Nikon), and good software support depending on what kind of software you want- google apps, the major apps, i.e. twitter, facebook, netflix, pandora, etc.

    Personally, in terms of hardware, OS, and the basics- gps, email, internet, etc. the S3 is just fine, right up there with the iPhone.
    I still have to give the nod to iOS due to iTunes and 3rd party apps.

    Me? I switch back and forth because I can't sit still.
    On Android, I lust after the iPhone's design, 3rd party support- apps, cases.
    On iOS, I lust after the bigger screens, ability to customize the iOS
    Maybe it's my android device I'm using? I'm using a nexus 4.
    09-30-2013 06:55 PM
  16. Laughinghyena's Avatar
    My galaxy S3 is fast, stable, camera is good enough (although I prefer my Nikon), and good software support depending on what kind of software you want- google apps, the major apps, i.e. twitter, facebook, netflix, pandora, etc.

    Personally, in terms of hardware, OS, and the basics- gps, email, internet, etc. the S3 is just fine, right up there with the iPhone.
    I still have to give the nod to iOS due to iTunes and 3rd party apps.

    Me? I switch back and forth because I can't sit still.
    On Android, I lust after the iPhone's design, 3rd party support- apps, cases.
    On iOS, I lust after the bigger screens, ability to customize the iOS
    Yeah I know what you mean. I was thinking of selling my s4 but now I am rethinking it. I don't want to feel excluded from android, I just want to switch back and forth as I see fit lol


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    10-03-2013 12:53 AM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    Well, tomorrow's my upgrade day.

    I really hope they actually have iPhone 5S's in stock now. But my choice has become more difficult hearing how good the galaxy note 3 is. So it's between those two I think (5s or note 3)
    10-03-2013 02:32 AM
  18. Trees's Avatar
    While I'm super happy with my 5S, if you haven't already, take a look at a Note 2 in a store or with a friend who has one. While the larger size was a non-issue for me, it's a good idea to get some comparisons in your hands. If you want Android and the accompanying ecosystem, in my view Note 2 is one of the best Android choices out there. The large Custom ROM community is another plus, and there's a wealth of knowledge on this and the Phone in general at AC, etc.

    Now, if you're expecting that Kies will provide iTunes equivalency - that will not happen. If Note 3 is in stores already, then all of this applies to the 3, but Custom ROMs may not be out for a while.
    10-03-2013 08:31 PM
  19. Larry Pager's Avatar
    Yeah I know what you mean. I was thinking of selling my s4 but now I am rethinking it. I don't want to feel excluded from android, I just want to switch back and forth as I see fit lol


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    Well what kind of tablet do you have?
    You could pick up a iPhone 5S and a Nexus 7... or stick with the S4 and get an iPad.

    I have a old galaxy tab that I rooted. And a Kindle Fire HD (it's so locked down it's not really Android but I still love the damn thing).
    So when I switch, I'll be OK.
    10-03-2013 09:30 PM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    Now, if you're expecting that Kies will provide iTunes equivalency - that will not happen.
    Today at work a colleague and I were discussing iPhone vs. Android. We both prefer Android, but we agreed that Apple has Google beat by light years in this department. The iTunes sync & backup system cannot be beat, by any company on any platform. I am still in awe every time I do a restore and everything is back exactly how it was.
    10-03-2013 10:45 PM
  21. gazoo2010's Avatar
    Well what kind of tablet do you have?
    You could pick up a iPhone 5S and a Nexus 7... or stick with the S4 and get an iPad.

    I have a old galaxy tab that I rooted. And a Kindle Fire HD (it's so locked down it's not really Android but I still love the damn thing).
    So when I switch, I'll be OK.
    That is exactly the setup I have... an iPhone 5s and a Nexus 7. Great combination. I sold my GS4 to get the 5s. Looking forward to installing 4.4 Kit Kat on my N7 when it drops this month. Who knows how long it will take the other manufactures to update to the latest Android Version, though they are getting quicker.....

    ~S
    10-04-2013 07:37 AM
  22. Trees's Avatar
    Today at work a colleague and I were discussing iPhone vs. Android. We both prefer Android, but we agreed that Apple has Google beat by light years in this department. The iTunes sync & backup system cannot be beat, by any company on any platform. I am still in awe every time I do a restore and everything is back exactly how it was.
    Well said. iTunes backup/sync + iCloud is one of the main reasons I moved back to iOS.

    I still like some of the features that Android 4.x brings- automatable, file system access, in context sharing via app integration, and notification light are a few that just came to mind.
    10-04-2013 08:49 PM
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