1. clemson77on's Avatar
    I just made the switch from Android (HTC One M7) to the iPhone 6s. I mainly did it because my wife has an iPhone and I'd like us to be on the same ecosystem. I've only had it for a few days but here are my impressions so far FWIW:

    Pros:
    *Solid hardware
    *Just about everybody has an iPhone so iMessage and Facetime is nice to have
    *Some of the apps seem a little more polished
    *Battery so far has been really good

    Cons:
    *I haven't been able to find anything remotely close to Tasker. I just simply want to have my phone switchto vibrate when I'm on wi-fi at work or during certain times.
    *Keyboard is so bare bones. I'd just like to see long press for numbers and punctuation added. I'm giving it a few more days but I see myself switching to Swiftkey and hope it works better.
    *Siri isn't near as good as I'd hoped. Hey Siri only works about 50% of the time.
    *This is a big one for me - I can't text from my computer anymore. I used Mightytext with Android to text from my work computer. With the iPhone, that's not possible without using a Mac, which isn't an option at work.

    Hopefully, somebody will call me out on some of these cons and tell me there are solutions because I'd like to stick with the iPhone.
    09-28-2015 12:17 PM
  2. shoaib shah's Avatar
    Its user experience. What I've concluded with Android you have to "mess with it" a little bit more to do what you want (at least in my experience with it). With iOS it will just do what you want at the expense of a little bit of customization. I don't care that I can't change my launcher, I think the iOS springboard is fantastic, especially powered by the A9. It just screams. The hardware optimization on iOS is leaps and bounds over Android, even if you have an octacore or whatever.

    If you're curious about the newest phones, you should go with the 6s Plus, which is arguably better than the 6s in terms of minute features. You came from Android so you're obviously not afraid of big phones. You get a 1080p screen over a slighty lower res on the 6s, you get a bigger and more longevic battery, and the camera adds a bonus of optical image stabilization.

    And if you want to get into the nitty gritty of why iOS apps are (or most of which soon set to be) superior than their Android counterparts its called Swift. The new programming language Apple has come up with to power their phones brings the language closer to the hardware and improves performance dramatically.

    What it boils down to is this: Apple designs their hardware and software in house so the performance is going to be superior. Benchmarks show this already. The single core A9 score beats a single core score on my i7 quad in my Macbook Pro (granted its a late 2013 model). Then you look at Android--which is designed by Google and then licensed out to other vendors. There isn't that perfect 'fit' between the core OS and the hardware like you have with iOS (or OS X for that matter).
    Thanks in the years at Android I have seen myself going towards having a minimalist user experience. Instead of 7 home pages I have just once as shown below.

    I am looking at my options for upgrading next year as I am still only 6 months into my current contract. Will upgrade to the IPhone 6s plus probably as I am use to phablet size screen having had a Galaxy note 2 before.

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    09-28-2015 12:39 PM
  3. wnewso's Avatar
    Switch. It'll be the best decision of your life.
    09-29-2015 12:05 AM
  4. wnewso's Avatar
    I just made the switch from Android (HTC One M7) to the iPhone 6s
    09-29-2015 12:06 AM
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