1. sting7k's Avatar
    This is why I dual wield an iPhone 5 and Moto X. The iPhone remains primary but I like having an Android device on hand for "play".

    IMO hold on to your iPhone 5s for now. See how the iPhone 6 shapes up in September.
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    04-29-2014 08:31 AM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    [NOTE]Merged threads.[/NOTE]
    04-29-2014 04:40 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    With Android, it's easy to determine which app or process is consuming battery. With iOS, it's a hunch and guessing game. Recently on 7.1, I left for work at 100%, only to glance down an hour later to see that battery level had plummeted to 70%. After searching around, noticed in the Diagnostics Logs that the native mail app had crashed about an hour prior to the plummet. Likely that process didn't exit and continued chewing up way more battery than normal. But no way to be sure.

    On Android, the default Battery app provides easily accessible and understandable information about which app or process uses battery. Want more details? Go with an app like GSAM.

    So, if battery management is a concern, I'd lean toward Android in that case.
    04-29-2014 10:39 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    With Android, it's easy to determine which app or process is consuming battery. With iOS, it's a hunch and guessing game. Recently on 7.1, I left for work at 100%, only to glance down an hour later to see that battery level had plummeted to 70%. After searching around, noticed in the Diagnostics Logs that the native mail app had crashed about an hour prior to the plummet. Likely that process didn't exit and continued chewing up way more battery than normal. But no way to be sure.

    On Android, the default Battery app provides easily accessible and understandable information about which app or process uses battery. Want more details? Go with an app like GSAM.

    So, if battery management is a concern, I'd lean toward Android in that case.
    Well, honestly I just think apple makes better products usually. But I think android is a bit better for me right now as far as usability. But I don't know if I can still use my iPad and get a macbook if I'm using a android phone?
    04-30-2014 12:50 AM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    I won a galaxy s5 today although I will never give up my iPhone I did play with it today and I get why SOME people would enjoy it's software. I'm not one though
    04-30-2014 01:16 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Well, honestly I just think apple makes better products usually. But I think android is a bit better for me right now as far as usability. But I don't know if I can still use my iPad and get a macbook if I'm using a android phone?
    I don't see why not. Devices could be useful in every facet in your life, and they don't have to be all from the same company, at least I don't want my own devices to be.
    04-30-2014 01:16 AM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    I don't see why not. Devices could be useful in every facet in your life, and they don't have to be all from the same company, at least I don't want my own devices to be.
    What do you use out of curiosity?
    04-30-2014 01:29 AM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    What do you use out of curiosity?
    An iPhone 5s/5c, Asus laptop combo.
    04-30-2014 01:31 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Well, honestly I just think apple makes better products usually. But I think android is a bit better for me right now as far as usability. But I don't know if I can still use my iPad and get a macbook if I'm using a android phone?
    Apple does make better products. Most of the comparable hardware out there which uses Android is subpar in comparison to Apple hardware. I use a MacBook, iPad, and am pretty much just using a Note 3 exclusively now. I don't see why not having an iPhone should be a problem in relation to having an iPad and MacBook. There is a certain fluidity involved if you're syncing a lot of things like docs and use them on each of your devices. I've come to realize that I use my phone for much different purposes than I do my iPad and MacBook which makes it easier for me to just go with an Android phone as my daily driver.
    04-30-2014 01:52 PM
  10. RavenSword's Avatar
    Apple does make better products. Most of the comparable hardware out there which uses Android is subpar in comparison to Apple hardware. I use a MacBook, iPad, and am pretty much just using a Note 3 exclusively now. I don't see why not having an iPhone should be a problem in relation to having an iPad and MacBook. There is a certain fluidity involved if you're syncing a lot of things like docs and use them on each of your devices. I've come to realize that I use my phone for much different purposes than I do my iPad and MacBook which makes it easier for me to just go with an Android phone as my daily driver.
    My uses for a phone seem to be data gathering (sports scores, web browsing, email, twitter, etc.) audio and video consumption, occasional gaming, and some productivity.

    And my tablet seems to be mostly a consumption device for games and video. Also web.
    04-30-2014 03:58 PM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I know I said this in the OP, And flip flopped later on, but honestly I'm going back to my iPhone 5S. Nexus 5 battery was the deal breaker. And I feel like my 5S was a better device.
    05-01-2014 05:21 AM
  12. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Well, honestly I just think apple makes better products usually. But I think android is a bit better for me right now as far as usability. But I don't know if I can still use my iPad and get a macbook if I'm using a android phone?
    With so many multi-platform apps and sync options out there, it's no problem using devices from multiple manufacturers/OS. I use iCloud for contacts and calendar on my iPad and MacBook, and have that synced via carddav and caldav to my Android and BlackBerry devices. I also make use of apps like Evernote and Wunderlist for notes and to dos.
    05-02-2014 09:57 AM
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