1. iEd's Avatar
    I've read that the ATT version has GPS issues.
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    03-03-2014 07:21 PM
  2. Speedygi's Avatar
    Lag
    Wifi issues
    Camera (processing)
    Organization
    Touch wiz
    Not as smooth
    No iMessage or FaceTime
    Uses to much data
    Call quality


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    To add to that, various SIM problems, GPS taking up far more battery than in an IPhone, problems with SDcards...

    Battery life poor on a Nexus 5.

    The G2 and Note 3s basically needing far greater battery capacity to compensate for the (poorer) battery management in Android.
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    03-03-2014 07:28 PM
  3. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    To add to that, various SIM problems, GPS taking up far more battery than in an IPhone, problems with SDcards...

    Battery life poor on a Nexus 5.

    The G2 and Note 3s basically needing far greater battery capacity to compensate for the (poorer) battery management in Android.
    Ditto


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    03-03-2014 07:35 PM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    iPad is at least $500 on top of at least $650 for an iPhone.

    Or you can pay $700 for a Galaxy Note III and only carry one device around which isn't too big or too tiny.

    I also don't see the point in using two devices that run the same operating system since neither will really allow you to do anything the other is incapable of (granted, there are OBVIOUS advantages to doing so as well).

    Some people want more than 6 inches for some uses, perhaps.

    I personally think the Note 3 is a really impressive device, it is powerful and has a powerful framework with Android.

    But other people prefer iOS for its simplicity, the ecosystem, the iTunes store, the apps. They don't mind the extra few steps to do the same things...and no one can fault them for that opinion. It's a compromise they are willing to take for other benefits.

    Everyone has an opinion, but it doesn't mean any one person is wrong. Neither is any device or platform perfect. You could have an amazing platform with tons of apps, but not everyone's going to like it 100 %. We are human after all.
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    03-03-2014 08:30 PM
  5. yungboi's Avatar
    Lag
    Wifi issues
    Camera (processing)
    Organization
    Touch wiz
    Not as smooth
    No iMessage or FaceTime
    Uses to much data
    Call quality


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    I had the note 3 twice and honestly I never experienced lag at all and it was very smooth the most smooth android I ever had. And yea the camera processing is very bad on the note 3 and the call quality is bad on the note 3 sometimes. But it definitely does have a lot of nice features that work good.


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    03-04-2014 07:38 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    This is a very interesting thread along with so many others. If you go to AndroidCenteral you here negativity about Androids, if you come to iMore you here negativity about iPhones...so on and so on. Honestly, I have a Note3 (Android) and 5s iPhone), and I don't have any of the so called problems that I read about (knocking on wood). I sometimes wonder if it's just "USER" error. Both of my devices are with/purchased thru Verizon and run smooth as a baby's bottom (Prestine condition). I am VERY selective with what goes on my devices (apps, cases...ect), as to keep problems minnimal or non existant. I am at a stage in life where I don't have to make excuses why I don't like a product/device, I just go buy what I like and not blame a product/device for me not doing proper research. I've read list on what an Android, iPhone and Blackberry can or cannot do. I haven't ran across any smartphone that TOTALLY satisfies the masses. I just choose what I like, need ,want ect., and not down a product because of my lack of RESEARCH......This is just my...02 cents
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    03-05-2014 08:20 PM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    This is a very interesting thread along with so many others. If you go to AndroidCenteral you here negativity about Androids, if you come to iMore you here negativity about iPhones...so on and so on. Honestly, I have a Note3 (Android) and 5s iPhone), and I don't have any of the so called problems that I read about (knocking on wood). I sometimes wonder if it's just "USER" error. Both of my devices are with/purchased thru Verizon and run smooth as a baby's bottom (Prestine condition). I am VERY selective with what goes on my devices (apps, cases...ect), as to keep problems minnimal or non existant. I am at a stage in life where I don't have to make excuses why I don't like a product/device, I just go buy what I like and not blame a product/device for me not doing proper research. I've read list on what an Android, iPhone and Blackberry can or cannot do. I haven't ran across any smartphone that TOTALLY satisfies the masses. I just choose what I like, need ,want ect., and not down a product because of my lack of RESEARCH......This is just my...02 cents
    SHAME on you for trying to use logic and solid thinking in the forums I agree with everything you said. We see all facets of folks come through here. Some are nitpickers. Some aren't content unless they are complaining. Some troll for reaction. Others simply do not try and think through their apparent phone issues. The rest are the those who either truly have a legitimate issue or don't have any complaints. The frustrating part at times is that it tends to be the first four of that list who do the most thread-creating and posting.

    I enjoy my iPhone, and every one I have owned. It has shortcomings that, instead of complaining about, I have learned to accept because in my world, those shortcomings do not outweigh the things that bug me on other platforms. I am happy that I have had the luxury of trying each android phone that interests me when it comes out. I feel it gives me a solid perspective on how the various phones and operating systems work, what features exist, the pros and cons, etc. Through it all I have remained partial to IOS. I think the next iteration of the HTC One from a hardware standpoint looks excellent. But, running android, I am just going to pass.
    Last edited by finn5975; 03-05-2014 at 09:08 PM.
    03-05-2014 08:38 PM
  8. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    SHAME on you for trying to use logic and solid thinking in the forums I agree with everything you said. We see all facets of folks come through here. Some are nitpickers. Some aren't content unless they are complaining. Some troll for reaction. Others simply do not try and think through their apparent phone issues. The rest are the those who either truly have a legitimate issue or don't have any complaints. The frustrating part at times is that it tends to be the first four of that list who do the most thread-creating and posting.

    I enjoy my iPhone, and every one I have owned. It has shortcomings that, instead of complaining about, I have learned to accept because in my world, those shortcomings do not outweigh the things that bug me on other platforms. I am happy that I have had the luxury of trying each android phone that interests me when it comes out. I feel it gives me a solid perspective on how the various phones and operating systems work, what features exist, the pros and cons, etc. Through it all I have remained partial to IOS. I think the next iteration of the HTC One from a hardware standpoint looks excellent. But, running android, I am just going to pass.
    I agree. I've had both devices. I'm back with the iPhone was with the note 3. Let me tell u there's nothing smooth about the device. I've listed all the problems I had with the device. Idk why I even left iOS never ever have I had a problem. Must have got a wild hair. I know next time if I get one I'll go buy an iPad. Never ever again will I b on android. It's horrible.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    03-06-2014 12:33 AM
  9. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    To add to that, various SIM problems, GPS taking up far more battery than in an IPhone, problems with SDcards...

    Battery life poor on a Nexus 5.

    The G2 and Note 3s basically needing far greater battery capacity to compensate for the (poorer) battery management in Android.
    I can't say for the note 3 but for the g2 I am going to disagree. Since I have the device and have used it extensively. I would say the large battery is for you know making the phone last a long time. It isn't compensation. This phone can go into day 3 no problem with my average use. I know Android may not be efficient in some cases. I would argue the g2 is not one of those cases. The g2 is a very efficient phone. No mophie case needed here.

    ಠ益ಠ
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    03-06-2014 09:41 PM
  10. iRiidium's Avatar
    The G2 (heck, any LG Phone as of late) is pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what the G3 has to offer even if I have switched over to good side of the Force.


    Sent from my liberated Titanium iPad Air LTE 
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    03-06-2014 09:58 PM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    I can't say for the note 3 but for the g2 I am going to disagree. Since I have the device and have used it extensively. I would say the large battery is for you know making the phone last a long time. It isn't compensation. This phone can go into day 3 no problem with my average use. I know Android may not be efficient in some cases. I would argue the g2 is not one of those cases. The g2 is a very efficient phone. No mophie case needed here.

    ಠ益ಠ
    I stand corrected but I also have been liking the G2 since it has been released, following it quite a lot on Android Central. It is a good phone, and better the S4 in many regards, I think...

    Samsung phones aren't very efficient in my opinion although they can have the most amazing array of features...
    Illustrator Joe likes this.
    03-06-2014 10:11 PM
  12. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    I stand corrected but I also have been liking the G2 since it has been released, following it quite a lot on Android Central. It is a good phone, and better the S4 in many regards, I think...

    Samsung phones aren't very efficient in my opinion although they can have the most amazing array of features...
    When I switched to the Note I was gonna get the G2 but it was sold out everywhere. If I were to leave I would def choose LG over Samsung.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    03-06-2014 11:24 PM
  13. Speedygi's Avatar
    When I switched to the Note I was gonna get the G2 but it was sold out everywhere. If I were to leave I would def choose LG over Samsung.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    Me too, for sure.
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    03-06-2014 11:25 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Me too, for sure.
    Me three.


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    03-06-2014 11:36 PM
  15. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I stand corrected but I also have been liking the G2 since it has been released, following it quite a lot on Android Central. It is a good phone, and better the S4 in many regards, I think...

    Samsung phones aren't very efficient in my opinion although they can have the most amazing array of features...
    Yeah I had a note 2 for a while and dumped it. Samsung phones have a lot of features but touch wiz is very very heavy and you can feel it. The LG skin actually aims at being battery efficient and not just throwing as much stuff in your face at possible. While it still has the right amount great and useful features for me.

    ಠ益ಠ
    Speedygi likes this.
    03-07-2014 06:46 AM
  16. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Me too, for sure.
    Yeah I don't know what's up with that. But I keep hearing it is sold out. I got a great price on mine of eBay from a seller that only used it for 2 weeks.

    ಠ益ಠ
    03-07-2014 06:49 AM
  17. finn5975's Avatar
    The G2 (heck, any LG Phone as of late) is pretty awesome. I can't wait to see what the G3 has to offer even if I have switched over to good side of the Force.


    Sent from my liberated Titanium iPad Air LTE 
    From the brief time I spent using the G2 I thoroughly liked it. I am not a fan of amoled screens so that was one plus, and the camera was excellent. But those buttons on the back.....I don't know that I could ever come to appreciate having the buttons on the back. It never felt natural to me, and the camera lense was always smeared because I would miss the button and press the camera lense by accident with my greasy mitts.
    Illustrator Joe likes this.
    03-07-2014 07:59 AM
  18. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    From the brief time I spent using the G2 I thoroughly liked it. I am not a fan of amoled screens so that was one plus, and the camera was excellent. But those buttons on the back.....I don't know that I could ever come to appreciate having the buttons on the back. It never felt natural to me, and the camera lense was always smeared because I would miss the button and press the camera lense by accident with my greasy mitts.
    For me the buttons on the back are an OK trade of for having such minimal bezel and keeping the form factor. I agree they are odd, but I never really change much volume on my phone since it is on silent most of the time. But I agree having a great camera is kind of hindered by the fact you keep touching it on accident.
    03-07-2014 08:50 AM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For those that don't like Samsung. May I ask why? The Samsung product is a distant second only to Apple in the US, but a solid second in sales in the US.
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    03-07-2014 09:13 AM
  20. WildCatStud333's Avatar
    Read back in the thread and we have explanations for not liking them.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    03-07-2014 09:21 AM
  21. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    For those that don't like Samsung. May I ask why? The Samsung product is a distant second only to Apple in the US, but a solid second in sales in the US.
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    Their corny/dishonest marketing. Gross design. And bloat ware/gimmicky unusual features that take up 8GB of storage which points back to my first gripe with them.


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    03-07-2014 09:26 AM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Read back in the thread and we have explanations for not liking them.


    Tapped out on my GOLD 5S
    Ok ...THANKS
    03-07-2014 10:10 AM
  23. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Their corny/dishonest marketing. Gross design. And bloat ware/gimmicky unusual features that take up 8GB of storage which points back to my first gripe with them.


    Sent from my iPad using iMore Forums
    Sound like normal business pratice in the smartphone world to me. If I'm not mistaken, all smartphones have some sorta bloat ware, some more than others.
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    03-07-2014 10:16 AM
  24. finn5975's Avatar
    For those that don't like Samsung. May I ask why? The Samsung product is a distant second only to Apple in the US, but a solid second in sales in the US.
    My only issue with Samsung has been some of the commercials that while targeted at me as an Apple user, insinuate that I am a hipster/sheep who is satisfied with a lesser product. To me, I would think if you are trying to sell your phone to me, you wouldn't begin by insulting me.

    But once I get past that, I appreciate their products and what they have done.
    03-07-2014 11:16 AM
  25. John Yester's Avatar
    Welcome back. I would agree with your issues with android.
    03-07-2014 11:58 AM
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