1. wamsille's Avatar
    Not to start anything negative, because I love iOS and Android both, but what are your issues and doubts? If you don't mind me asking...
    1. I am heavily invested in the Google ecosystem. I upgraded my standard Google Apps account to a Business Edition to get advanced filtering options for email (blacklisting) and more granular control on what devices get activated on my account. My kids have Android tablets and my wife uses an HTC One - I like managing their whereabouts and remote locking / resetting them. Because of my investment in Google, I have encountered minor syncing issues with the iPhone. This has more to do with Google's proprietary implementation of email, contacts and calendar than Apple's lack of compatibility. If my family shifts to iOS or Windows Phone, I can move to Outlook.com and have no issue at all.

    2. The phone is dramatically smaller than the HTC One. Screen is just as crystal clear and easy to read, but at times I do feel constrained to such a small viewing area. I have bad eyesight, so I've debated going back to a larger screen size because increasing the font size does not always do the trick. Yes, I have increased the contrast and it offers a little more help but in the end a larger screen will let me see more of "something".

    3. I like to use Linux. Right now Apple's security implementation on iOS 7 to prevent damage or misuse of shady charging cables makes my phone throw fits when requesting trust of the PC I'm connecting to. This is with Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and Fedora. I think I had it partially working on Ubuntu 12.04, but why use this LTS when newer distributions are available?

    With Android, I know I don't have to change much and I can be happy. The iPhone on the other hand just works - it's the ecosystem I'm tied down to that is the issue. If I could just migrate to Outlook.com, my own domain on a Hosted Exchange plan and get a Mac for my home PC I would be just peachy with the iPhone. That being said, I'm about 85-90% happy with my purchase.
    12-09-2013 11:48 AM
  2. ragulto's Avatar
    How does the 5S screen compare to the HTC One? I love the screen on my One, but of course I LOVE the retina on my iPad Air too. But the screen on my HTC One is one of the best I have even used on a phone. Anyways welcome to iMore glad to have you.
    Thank you for the warm welcome! To answer your question, i think for me their screens are almost equal. The only difference for me is the screen size. You can see more details on HTC One than the 5S coz of screen size. Clarity is the same. And I agree with you, HTC One screen is one of the best out there.
    12-09-2013 01:19 PM
  3. ragulto's Avatar
    Welcome back to iOS, I just want to know which color iphone 5s you purchased.....SMILE
    Thanks spencerdl. I got the Space Grey 32G. It's so sexy!
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    12-09-2013 01:20 PM
  4. ragulto's Avatar
    do you miss the HTC one?
    Not a lot. Sometime I kind of miss the bigger screen, but my wife upgraded her ipad2 to an ipad air so she hand me down her Ipad2. I got a bigger screen that the HTC One! Hehehehe.
    12-09-2013 01:22 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Not a lot. Sometime I kind of miss the bigger screen, but my wife upgraded her ipad2 to an ipad air so she hand me down her Ipad2. I got a bigger screen that the HTC One! Hehehehe.
    I LOVE my iPad Air, but if you can't get an Air a 2 is a good substitute!
    12-10-2013 02:16 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    1. I am heavily invested in the Google ecosystem. I upgraded my standard Google Apps account to a Business Edition to get advanced filtering options for email (blacklisting) and more granular control on what devices get activated on my account. My kids have Android tablets and my wife uses an HTC One - I like managing their whereabouts and remote locking / resetting them. Because of my investment in Google, I have encountered minor syncing issues with the iPhone. This has more to do with Google's proprietary implementation of email, contacts and calendar than Apple's lack of compatibility. If my family shifts to iOS or Windows Phone, I can move to Outlook.com and have no issue at all.

    2. The phone is dramatically smaller than the HTC One. Screen is just as crystal clear and easy to read, but at times I do feel constrained to such a small viewing area. I have bad eyesight, so I've debated going back to a larger screen size because increasing the font size does not always do the trick. Yes, I have increased the contrast and it offers a little more help but in the end a larger screen will let me see more of "something".

    3. I like to use Linux. Right now Apple's security implementation on iOS 7 to prevent damage or misuse of shady charging cables makes my phone throw fits when requesting trust of the PC I'm connecting to. This is with Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint and Fedora. I think I had it partially working on Ubuntu 12.04, but why use this LTS when newer distributions are available?

    With Android, I know I don't have to change much and I can be happy. The iPhone on the other hand just works - it's the ecosystem I'm tied down to that is the issue. If I could just migrate to Outlook.com, my own domain on a Hosted Exchange plan and get a Mac for my home PC I would be just peachy with the iPhone. That being said, I'm about 85-90% happy with my purchase.
    Yeah, my main issue with the switch is how invested in Google I am. Email for work, contacts, and calendar are all Google. It's not really Apple's fault, like you said, but that does pose an issue for me. I also have a decent amount of cash in my Google Play account that I'd hate let go to waste. :-)

    My other issue with Android that is making me want to switch is that I can't find the one phone that fits for me. I had the DNA, liked it but hated the lack of storage. I filled that thing and then had to juggle apps, pics, and videos. Then I had the S4. I liked the vast majority of it, but it was just bloated and the software had way too much fluff. Now I have the X. It is an incredible phone, smooth, fast, just the right size, good battery life. However, the camera is terrible. I have two kids that I like to take a lot of pictures and all I get is dull, grainy pics with little definition. IPhones have such great cameras and would be great for me kids.

    I'm thinking of giving the One a shot before leaping to iOS. My other issue with iOS is what it will cost me. I got an X and Nexus 7 for what a 64gb 5S would cost me and I would still want to toss a retina mini in there for good measure. I buy everything off contract because I'm not ready to give up unlimited data just yet.
    12-11-2013 08:28 AM
  7. dev_esh's Avatar
    Same over here !
    I used the htc one for a period of 2 months and then sold it and got myself an iphone 5s !
    Htc one was a pretty good phone but the camera had that purple tinit issue !
    12-11-2013 01:38 PM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I picked up the HTC One on Launch day, I thought it was a great device ... The two things I miss from the one and would love to see on a iPhone is the larger screen and boom sound ... The sound coming out of those front facing speakers were fantastic.
    12-12-2013 01:33 AM
  9. c_hack's Avatar
    I used a Galaxy Nexus in parallel with my iPhone 4S for about 6 months. I thought I would like the Nexus' bigger screen, but found it a pain to use. The big phone was awkward to use in one hand and I kept dropping it - the slippery plastic didn't help.

    As far as the OS, I had used android since 2009 and was no longer impressed by widget and live wallpaper. They just slow the phones down and crash a lot. Most widget are a poor use of real estate. Do you really need a clock that takes up half your screen?

    I also found a lot of apps missing from android or they just did not work nearly as well as on iOS. And the back button on android still drives me crazy. I can never tell if I'm going back a level within an app or closing it.

    Needless to say after sixth months I got rid of the Nexus and kept the iPhone. Now I traded up to an 5s and love it. None of the android phones even look appealing anymore.


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    12-16-2013 11:03 PM
  10. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I used a Galaxy Nexus in parallel with my iPhone 4S for about 6 months. I thought I would like the Nexus' bigger screen, but found it a pain to use. The big phone was awkward to use in one hand and I kept dropping it - the slippery plastic didn't help.

    As far as the OS, I had used android since 2009 and was no longer impressed by widget and live wallpaper. They just slow the phones down and crash a lot. Most widget are a poor use of real estate. Do you really need a clock that takes up half your screen?

    I also found a lot of apps missing from android or they just did not work nearly as well as on iOS. And the back button on android still drives me crazy. I can never tell if I'm going back a level within an app or closing it.

    Needless to say after sixth months I got rid of the Nexus and kept the iPhone. Now I traded up to an 5s and love it. None of the android phones even look appealing anymore.


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    I was just on the Android Central forums discussing the differences between iOS and Android. I really like Android and had a lot of compliments for the operating system. But the moment I mentioned that there are some things that iOS does stock that isn't present on stock Android, the members there had a fit. I made the mistake of mentioning that stock Android doesn't support visual voicemail out if the box, by their reaction you would have thought that I literally took a **** on their heads. I go back and forth between Android and iOS almost monthly. But some how, I was labeled a troll because I dared to observe a limitation with Android.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    12-26-2013 10:34 PM
  11. swarlos's Avatar
    I was just on the Android Central forums discussing the differences between iOS and Android. I really like Android and had a lot of compliments for the operating system. But the moment I mentioned that there are some things that iOS does stock that isn't present on stock Android, the members there had a fit. I made the mistake of mentioning that stock Android doesn't support visual voicemail out if the box, by their reaction you would have thought that I literally took a **** on their heads. I go back and forth between Android and iOS almost monthly. But some how, I was labeled a troll because I dared to observe a limitation with Android.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    Yeah it's unfortunate that some of the members of the Android community get all up in arms but there are members of the iOS community that act the same way. I agree though I love the fact that iOS has built in Visual Voicemail, I really don't like Google Voice.


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    12-27-2013 02:09 AM
  12. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Yeah it's unfortunate that some of the members of the Android community get all up in arms but there are members of the iOS community that act the same way. I agree though I love the fact that iOS has built in Visual Voicemail, I really don't like Google Voice.


    Carried by a raven from the Wall.
    Lesson learned. I will only visit those forums when I have an Android device again. Funny thing is that they even get sensitive based on what Android device they have. There seems to be a rivalry among LG, Samsung, and HTC users. I think that is hilarious.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
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    12-27-2013 10:20 AM
  13. reeneebob's Avatar
    Lesson learned. I will only visit those forums when I have an Android device again. Funny thing is that they even get sensitive based on what Android device they have. There seems to be a rivalry among LG, Samsung, and HTC users. I think that is hilarious.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    Oh GOD. The HTC One/Galaxy S3 wars were frigging pathetic.
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    12-27-2013 10:51 AM
  14. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Lesson learned. I will only visit those forums when I have an Android device again. Funny thing is that they even get sensitive based on what Android device they have. There seems to be a rivalry among LG, Samsung, and HTC users. I think that is hilarious.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    I think it's funny that anyone has a war over what phone they use. On the grand scheme of things, phones mean so little. They're toys for the most part. Some people really get their panties in a wad over nothing. It isn't just Android fans. It can be any fan of any platform.

    I'm an Android user and lover but there's stuff that iOS does that I'd kill to have. I like all platforms. They all have something offer. Although I mostly find iOS and Android as the only ones I'd use.
    Last edited by Wildo6882; 12-29-2013 at 09:30 PM.
    12-29-2013 08:38 PM
  15. pappy53's Avatar
    I think it's funny that anyone has a war over what phone they use. On the grand scheme of things, phones mean so little. They're toys for the most part. Some people really get their panties in a wad over nothing. It isn't just Android fans. It's can be any fan of any platform.

    I'm an Android user and lover but there's stuff that iOS does that I'd kill to have. I like all platforms. They all have something offer. Although I mostly find iOS and Android as the only ones I'd use.
    What he said. :-)

    But if a big screen iPhone comes out, I am on it like white on rice!

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    12-29-2013 09:23 PM
  16. nabans's Avatar
    You should all get BlackBerries!!!!!!! j/k
    I still remember the time when I used to struggle to get the apps that my android and iOS using friends were having. The only thing I liked about blackberries is their unlimited 3G data plan but now I hate it. I love the iOS and to make it look more exaggerated, I probably die with it. I'm not showing off but trust me, I'm wolverine and iOS will be alive with me.
    12-30-2013 09:18 AM
  17. pappy53's Avatar
    I still remember the time when I used to struggle to get the apps that my android and iOS using friends were having. The only thing I liked about blackberries is their unlimited 3G data plan but now I hate it. I love the iOS and to make it look more exaggerated, I probably die with it. I'm not showing off but trust me, I'm wolverine and iOS will be alive with me.
    Huh?

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    12-30-2013 09:23 AM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    What he said. :-)

    But if a big screen iPhone comes out, I am on it like white on rice!

    Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
    I have a feeling many Android users will be jumping on the iWagon with the iPhone 6.


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    12-30-2013 03:54 PM
  19. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I was just on the Android Central forums discussing the differences between iOS and Android. I really like Android and had a lot of compliments for the operating system. But the moment I mentioned that there are some things that iOS does stock that isn't present on stock Android, the members there had a fit. I made the mistake of mentioning that stock Android doesn't support visual voicemail out if the box, by their reaction you would have thought that I literally took a **** on their heads. I go back and forth between Android and iOS almost monthly. But some how, I was labeled a troll because I dared to observe a limitation with Android.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
    Seriously? A limitation with Android? Um, every carrier that offers vvm has an app you download. How is that a limitation?
    12-30-2013 04:24 PM
  20. swarlos's Avatar
    Seriously? A limitation with Android? Um, every carrier that offers vvm has an app you download. How is that a limitation?
    What he is referring to is that visual voicemail is seamlessly integrated into the phone app but with Android and the other mobile OSes you have to download a separate app.

    Yes and I know Google Voice integrates now with the dialer but you still have to download it and not all carriers support GV.


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    12-31-2013 06:12 AM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...there certainly is something about the simplicity of Apple that draws one back in. I like Android, albeit, sometimes I simply can't be bothered to 'configure' it, I just want to use it.

    I'm this ---- close to getting an iPhone. The big discussion is currently do I get an iPhone 5c or 5s. See, decisions, decisions. I need to make one before the end of the year
    12-31-2013 07:14 AM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ...there certainly is something about the simplicity of Apple that draws one back in. I like Android, albeit, sometimes I simply can't be bothered to 'configure' it, I just want to use it.

    I'm this ---- close to getting an iPhone. The big discussion is currently do I get an iPhone 5c or 5s. See, decisions, decisions. I need to make one before the end of the year
    Just so you know...the end of the year is today....SMILE
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    12-31-2013 10:19 AM
  23. swarlos's Avatar
    ...there certainly is something about the simplicity of Apple that draws one back in. I like Android, albeit, sometimes I simply can't be bothered to 'configure' it, I just want to use it.

    I'm this ---- close to getting an iPhone. The big discussion is currently do I get an iPhone 5c or 5s. See, decisions, decisions. I need to make one before the end of the year
    Just so you know...the end of the year is today....SMILE
    14 hours and counting better hurry LOL.


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    12-31-2013 12:59 PM
  24. ryanjma's Avatar
    I personally have a Note 3 and Moto X, but I just recently got the iPad Air. I used to have an iPhone 5, but the thing I noticed most when I got the Air was how much I miss the apps for iOS. There is just no comparison. Everything runs so much smoother on the iOS apps that now I want to switch my Moto X for the 5s. Am I crazy?
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    12-31-2013 01:06 PM
  25. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Best Buy's mobile phone computer systems were down this afternoon in Atlanta, Kennesaw, and Acworth. I guess I'll have to get it today...

    14 hours and counting better hurry LOL.


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    01-01-2014 12:10 AM
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