1. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Coming back to my trusty iP5 from the moto x. I was also using a Note 2.

    Sooooo glad to be back and if anyone's having the itch to switch and wanna ask anything about my experiences, views or reasons for switching back, please feel free to ask

    I won't lie, iOS 8 really made my decision a lot easier

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    Last edited by Paul Ellis1; 06-05-2014 at 01:52 PM. Reason: signature
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    06-05-2014 01:51 PM
  2. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome back to iOS!
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    06-05-2014 02:06 PM
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    06-05-2014 02:17 PM
  4. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Welcome back to iOS. I run both Android and iOS devices too as do quite a few of us on here.

    I use whatever suits my needs and that's the great beauty of competition; it creates choice.
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    06-05-2014 02:57 PM
  5. jebulls's Avatar
    I have an android itch! Mostly because iPhone and gmail equal a terrible email experience. What made you come back to ios. As I have a feeling I would end up coming back haha
    06-07-2014 07:37 PM
  6. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Welcome back to the bright side!
    I have an android itch! Mostly because iPhone and gmail equal a terrible email experience. What made you come back to ios. As I have a feeling I would end up coming back haha
    Even with the gmail app? The stock mail app sucks, but I've had a really good experience with the gmail app on my iPad and iPhone.


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    06-07-2014 07:48 PM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome back enjoy.
    06-07-2014 07:58 PM
  8. jebulls's Avatar
    It takes so long for the app to open. Also in stock app it takes forever for anything to load. I dunno maybe it's like that with android also. Just my opinion!
    06-07-2014 08:00 PM
  9. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    It takes so long for the app to open. Also in stock app it takes forever for anything to load. I dunno maybe it's like that with android also. Just my opinion!
    It loads pretty fast on my iPad mini first gen, and iPhone 4s-both have the same processor. A lot of it depends on network speed. When using 20+Mbps internet, it loads my emails really fast! On 3G, it takes 5 seconds.


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    06-07-2014 08:05 PM
  10. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    I have an android itch! Mostly because iPhone and gmail equal a terrible email experience. What made you come back to ios. As I have a feeling I would end up coming back haha
    Don't do it! Gmail app is add good on ios I feel. No real difference

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    06-07-2014 08:21 PM
  11. jebulls's Avatar
    You could very well be right! I would think gmail experience on stock android would be great. Not speaking from experience though. I should just switch email but I have so many labels and emails filed away the thought of switching pains me! Also I feel gmail has ios email blown away when using a desktop? Just completely torn on what to do. I feel like its 2010 and I am going back and forth between bb and apple haha
    06-07-2014 08:25 PM
  12. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    You could very well be right! I would think gmail experience on stock android would be great. Not speaking from experience though. I should just switch email but I have so many labels and emails filed away the thought of switching pains me! Also I feel gmail has ios email blown away when using a desktop? Just completely torn on what to do. I feel like its 2010 and I am going back and forth between bb and apple haha
    I've even heard die hard android fans complain that google makes their iOS apps better than they make their android apps, just to throw that in.

    I've used gmail on both iOS and android, and unless some major update was pushed to the android version in last few months, they are identical.


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    06-07-2014 09:58 PM
  13. jebulls's Avatar
    But wouldn't the stock mail on android be as good as it gets with gmail
    06-07-2014 10:38 PM
  14. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    But wouldn't the stock mail on android be as good as it gets with gmail
    Nope. The stock mail app on android is dependent on what skin is on your android device. Some don't even have stock mail apps period.


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    06-07-2014 10:43 PM
  15. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    The stock email on my moto x was basically a re badged Gmail app. I too agree that it is identical to the ios version and isn't superior

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    06-08-2014 05:51 AM
  16. CDG's Avatar
    I use both the Moto X and iPhone 5. For me each have their advantages and disadvantages.


    What made you come back to the iPhone?


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    06-08-2014 09:00 AM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    I can never go back to Android now...The UI just isn't as good as IOS' to me, and on the apps front Apple has it won, so I don't see any reason to switch.

    For me, it's about Windows Phone and iOS, nothing else. Both are good enough for my total sum of needs.
    06-08-2014 09:19 AM
  18. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    I use both the Moto X and iPhone 5. For me each have their advantages and disadvantages.


    What made you come back to the iPhone?


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    Funnily enough, I just replied to your post on AC to see if you were still on the moto x.

    To be honest, IOS 8 had a lot to do with my decision to switch back. I still really like the X and may even continue using it till fall then switch back.

    The main things I like about android are included in iOS 8 and if they make a 4.7" screen size in a device size similar to the x it'll be perfect

    I also really like imessage and facetime as my kids both have iPad mini's and don't like hangouts

    What do you find you miss about each when you switch between them?

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    06-08-2014 10:03 AM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    I know now with me switching to more cross platform apps and the stability of a stock Android experience in 2014, I'm actually looking for another Moto X as I'd like to switch between the 5 and the Moto X at my leisure!


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    06-08-2014 11:09 AM
  20. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing but I think a 4.7" iPhone 6 running ios 8 will put an end to that for me

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    06-08-2014 11:19 AM
  21. mumfoau's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing but I think a 4.7" iPhone 6 running ios 8 will put an end to that for me

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    Yes I'm pretty sure the switching or the desire to switch will be alleviated once my 5 sees iOS 8! I'm content with the 4" screen!


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    06-08-2014 11:20 AM
  22. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    Basically, I think I want a moto x running ios 8 with imessage and facetime

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    06-08-2014 11:29 AM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    Basically, I think I want a moto x running ios 8 with imessage and facetime

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    I think I know what you mean! A 4.7" iPhone with minimal bezels like the Moto X would be ideal! But I'm doing well to fight the desire to get an X though because I KNOW I'll end up back on my 5 lol


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    06-08-2014 11:31 AM
  24. jebulls's Avatar
    That's good to know. Thanks
    06-08-2014 02:37 PM
  25. CDG's Avatar
    I also really like imessage and facetime as my kids both have iPad mini's and don't like hangouts

    What do you find you miss about each when you switch between them?

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    I really like iMessage and Face time as well but also use Hangouts from both the X and the iPhone.

    When I am on the X I miss iMessage and Face time mostly. The camera on the iPhone is a little better but that's not very important to me. There is also a slight advantage in the word prediction.

    When I am on the iPhone, I miss the curved shape and how it feels in my hand, together with the Active Display, and the ease of sharing, my widgets specially weather, calendar, moon phases, sunrise and set. .

    I have to see how widgets in the notification center work in iOS 8.

    For sure I am going to continue using the X until iOS 8/iPhone 6.
    This is a neat thread, I am glad to see so many liking the X as much as I do.





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    06-08-2014 07:21 PM
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