1. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    Having used BB and Android in the past, I don't understand what is meant by the simplicity of hooking up to your computer, then dragging and dropping.

    While there are a few minor "issues" () with iTunes, I just simply click on the device I want to manage, check or un-check the boxes for the media that I want to add or remove, then click Apply. My device can be on the other side of the house. I then go on about my business. There is no looking for my USB cable or finding the right folders. Ultimate in simplicity.

    My personal choice is the Plus model. I always found the iPhone's screen too narrow, but when the 6's came out, I was all over it.

    While the experts say the S7's camera is better, they say its only marginally better. I wouldn't let that persuade your decision.
    05-01-2016 11:02 PM
  2. Robster33's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with iTunes works great for what i use it for. As far as Samsung they are a different story.

    Slow updates.
    Battery drain the norm.
    Slowly bogs up and Lag creeps in.
    Restore is only fix for most things and a huge pain setting up again.
    Re sale is not good
    Service is a nightmare v Apple.

    From photos on MR i have seen the S7 and SE are the same especially outdoors. If you want good lowlight photos get a DSLR with a zoom.

    Soon as you need to zoom with any phone camera not good photos.
    05-02-2016 01:39 AM
  3. Elessar12's Avatar
    Security should also be a concern on an Android device. The reason I say this is because of the way that devices receive updates. This is mainly because of the fact that Google does not build most Android devices. In the case of Samsung, Google releases an update, then Samsung customizes it and figures out which of their devices will be able to handle this update (Keep in mind that Samsung actually makes multitudes of phones a year, not just the S series and the Note). then that update is sent to the carriers who again have to customize it to work on their networks. From the time Google sends out an update to when carriers finally push it out can be around 6-8 months!! Imagine the security problems that you could be receiving. I have the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon and I still haven't received an update in 5 months.

    As far as iTunes syncing goes, you should be able to set iTunes to sync manually. That way you only sync the songs that you want. Follow the link below:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201593
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    05-02-2016 02:26 AM
  4. sunrat39's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with iTunes works great for what i use it for. As far as Samsung they are a different story.

    Slow updates.
    Battery drain the norm.
    Slowly bogs up and Lag creeps in.
    Restore is only fix for most things and a huge pain setting up again.
    Re sale is not good
    Service is a nightmare v Apple.

    From photos on MR i have seen the S7 and SE are the same especially outdoors. If you want good lowlight photos get a DSLR with a zoom.

    Soon as you need to zoom with any phone camera not good photos.
    "Service is a nightmare v Apple"

    This is so true. Nothing but horrible experiences with Samsung over the phone.
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    05-02-2016 06:30 AM
  5. GGIBS's Avatar
    If you are happy with your S7, you should keep your S7. As far as photos go, unless you blow them up or print them, either way is good. The reason they look more saturated on the S7 is because of the OLED screen they use. Camera wise you can't go wrong either way.

    I had the S5 and switched back because I like iOS better. Updates received right away and no carrier bloat.
    Last edited by GGIBS; 05-02-2016 at 07:42 AM. Reason: add info
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    05-02-2016 07:40 AM
  6. rjholmes123's Avatar
    This is not a fair comparison, the S7 blows that little piece of crap out of the water, the real Apple phone to compare to is the 6S Plus.
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    05-02-2016 08:00 AM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    This is not a fair comparison, the S7 blows that little piece of crap out of the water, the real Apple phone to compare to is the 6S Plus.
    It's a fair comparison since it has the same camera as the 6s.
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    05-02-2016 08:51 AM
  8. tnt4's Avatar
    It sounds like if you ever go back to iOS you need to invest in iTunes Match (mentioned previously in this thread). I never plug into iTunes any more.

    I also have an S7 currently and honestly the camera is one reason I'm tempted to go back to my iPhone 6S (same camera in the SE). It's fast, but the pictures are over-processed and over-saturated. Low light photos are brighter but tend to look a bit muddy. Outdoor shots have a tendency to blow out light places in photos (like faces). About the only thing I really like about the S7's camera vs others I've used (included recent Android flagships) is the speed. The 6S (and therefore the SE) still has one of the best mobile cameras out there.
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    05-02-2016 02:08 PM
  9. 2ndHalfCor's Avatar
    I had a T-Mobile Galaxy S7. Absolutely the best Android phone I've ever had (and I've had a bunch). But, in the end I returned it so I could order an SE. I think comparison is a little bit apples / oranges. Honestly, they are very different phones with very different strengths and weaknesses. I think it is impossible to say one is "better" than the other. One can only say they subjectively prefer one over the other. I think the S7 is a totally awesome phone. For me, the smaller size and weight - pocket-ability - together with the consistency and predictability that is IOS won me over. If Apple hadn't come out with the SE, I would have stuck with the S7. LIked it much more than the 6s I had before.
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    05-02-2016 04:48 PM
  10. 213ninja's Avatar
    I had a T-Mobile Galaxy S7. Absolutely the best Android phone I've ever had (and I've had a bunch). But, in the end I returned it so I could order an SE. I think comparison is a little bit apples / oranges. Honestly, they are very different phones with very different strengths and weaknesses. I think it is impossible to say one is "better" than the other. One can only say they subjectively prefer one over the other. I think the S7 is a totally awesome phone. For me, the smaller size and weight - pocket-ability - together with the consistency and predictability that is IOS won me over. If Apple hadn't come out with the SE, I would have stuck with the S7. LIked it much more than the 6s I had before.
    it is possible to say which device is better than the other....it's clearly the s7.

    which device is "better for you" is another matter altogether, which is really all that matters IMO (as you seem to agree).
    05-02-2016 05:01 PM
  11. 2ndHalfCor's Avatar
    it is possible to say which device is better than the other....it's clearly the s7.

    which device is "better for you" is another matter altogether, which is really all that matters IMO (as you seem to agree).
    "Better" will always be subjective unless we all agree on what considerations make one device superior to another. If one thinks small size is the most important consideration, the smaller phone is clearly "better." If one thinks screen-size is a primary consideration, the larger screen phone will be "better." Since we all have different ideas as to what is important and what is not, what is "better" will always be subjective. There is no set of criteria we would all agree upon that would allow us to conclude either phone is "better" than another. This is especially true when it comes to two very high quality phones such as those compared here.
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    05-02-2016 05:50 PM
  12. 213ninja's Avatar
    "Better" will always be subjective unless we all agree on what considerations make one device superior to another. If one thinks small size is the most important consideration, the smaller phone is clearly "better." If one thinks screen-size is a primary consideration, the larger screen phone will be "better." Since we all have different ideas as to what is important and what is not, what is "better" will always be subjective. There is no set of criteria we would all agree upon that would allow us to conclude either phone is "better" than another. This is especially true when it comes to two very high quality phones such as those compared here.
    In theory sure, but in practicality I disagree. Again, what is better as it relates to a user and their requirements is clearly subjective. I'm certain we agree there.

    But your original comment stated that when comparing one phone to another phone...when comparing one device to another we can breakdown the features, specs, and performance, and one device will win.

    I'm not trying to be poetic, I'm being realistic. When my friend asks me which phone is better, I consider all their use cases and explain how each device delivers on them. Then they look at me like a nerd and say dude, which one is better.
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    05-02-2016 07:34 PM
  13. vikrantrai0104's Avatar
    I had a galaxy S7 edge and finally switched to iPhone SE.

    Galaxy S7 edge pro:
    • Good battery life
    • Screen quality
    • Open nature of android
    • Camera (although I hardly take pictures)


    Cons:
    • Lag. yes it still lags. And it drives me crazy thinking that I paid 800$ for this crap.
    • Size. I prefer small phones.
    • Edge screen. Sometimes hard to type.
    • Overly sensitive screen.
    • Fingerprint sensor is not that great.


    iPhone SE on other hand is perfect size and is blazing fast. In fact, the process makes it look like that it has 2nd gen touch ID. Cell and Wifi reception is great. App ecosystem is just amazing. And last but not the least, battery life. This phone just does not die. I live on it. Still it keeps going. Easily get two days on moderate use. If I want to kill it in 1 day, I start watching netflix.

    Overall, no matter how enticing Android as a platform is eventually I end up having an iPhone. I have used all smartphones. No, really. Every smartphone available in US, except blackberry. I don't consider that smartphone anayway. I am android fanboy happily using iPhone and that is the sad part.
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    05-03-2016 09:13 PM
  14. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    I had a galaxy S7 edge and finally switched to iPhone SE.

    Galaxy S7 edge pro:
    • Good battery life
    • Screen quality
    • Open nature of android
    • Camera (although I hardly take pictures)


    Cons:
    • Lag. yes it still lags. And it drives me crazy thinking that I paid 800$ for this crap.
    • Size. I prefer small phones.
    • Edge screen. Sometimes hard to type.
    • Overly sensitive screen.
    • Fingerprint sensor is not that great.


    iPhone SE on other hand is perfect size and is blazing fast. In fact, the process makes it look like that it has 2nd gen touch ID. Cell and Wifi reception is great. App ecosystem is just amazing. And last but not the least, battery life. This phone just does not die. I live on it. Still it keeps going. Easily get two days on moderate use. If I want to kill it in 1 day, I start watching netflix.

    Overall, no matter how enticing Android as a platform is eventually I end up having an iPhone. I have used all smartphones. No, really. Every smartphone available in US, except blackberry. I don't consider that smartphone anayway. I am android fanboy happily using iPhone and that is the sad part.

    Very interesting. Except for the BlackBerry reference. Why everybody gotta dis on BlackBerry?

    Quod sunt, nos eritis
    05-22-2016 05:47 PM
  15. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Very interesting. Except for the BlackBerry reference. Why everybody gotta dis on BlackBerry?

    Quod sunt, nos eritis
    I had the Priv and the S7 after that, at first, when you don't have any apps, Wifi Off, the battery is great. Load my apps, then set them all to battery optimize on the S7 using the doze feature and on the Priv limited their background data refresh, but despite that, the battery would start draining like no tomorrow even if I don't touch the phone....

    then comes this....it was the end of the Priv for me, I cannot rely on such a device:

    Contacts disappear a few minutes after I add them
    05-22-2016 08:45 PM
  16. Drivalen's Avatar
    I sold my s7 edge for the Iphone se.. And no regrets 😃
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    05-24-2016 09:10 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    I sold my s7 edge for the Iphone se.. And no regrets
    Wow, that's quite a size difference. How has the adjustment been for you?
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    05-24-2016 10:18 AM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    I can only speak for the SE but can't see any other smartphone compare to the modern specs and pocketbility of the SE
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    05-24-2016 11:12 AM
  19. Drivalen's Avatar
    Wow, that's quite a size difference. How has the adjustment been for you?
    Just fine.. A few days..Love the small size
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    05-24-2016 11:36 AM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I had a galaxy S7 edge and finally switched to iPhone SE.

    Galaxy S7 edge pro:
    • Good battery life
    • Screen quality
    • Open nature of android
    • Camera (although I hardly take pictures)


    Cons:
    • Lag. yes it still lags. And it drives me crazy thinking that I paid 800$ for this crap.
    • Size. I prefer small phones.
    • Edge screen. Sometimes hard to type.
    • Overly sensitive screen.
    • Fingerprint sensor is not that great.


    iPhone SE on other hand is perfect size and is blazing fast. In fact, the process makes it look like that it has 2nd gen touch ID. Cell and Wifi reception is great. App ecosystem is just amazing. And last but not the least, battery life. This phone just does not die. I live on it. Still it keeps going. Easily get two days on moderate use. If I want to kill it in 1 day, I start watching netflix.

    Overall, no matter how enticing Android as a platform is eventually I end up having an iPhone. I have used all smartphones. No, really. Every smartphone available in US, except blackberry. I don't consider that smartphone anayway. I am android fanboy happily using iPhone and that is the sad part.
    I think you hit the nail on the head for me, too. I'm an Android fanboy. Have been since the Moto Droid X in 2011. I have had TONS of Android phones since then (upwards of 20 or so). I've also used a lot of iPhones inbetween random Android purchases, but I always seemed to stick with Android for the most part. That was, until Decemeber of last year when I snagged a 6s Plus, that I'm still using. I just haven't found anything in almost 6 months that works as well as this overall. It isn't perfect, but it beats everything else out there for me. I keep being intrigued by everything that comes out in the Google/Android world, but I just can't quite pull myself away.

    I think I'm an Android fanboy living in an iOS world now.
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    05-26-2016 04:15 PM
  21. luutukhanh49's Avatar
    Its a different story for me. I went from galaxy S7 with a huge screen to This small little beast. And i have no regret, its so much easier for me to hold it and its have a great performance so far. I got used to the tiny keyboard after a while so the screen size is not bugging me anymore. Im a girl so I got myself a ROSE GOLD SE. Love my beautiful beast
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    05-27-2016 02:07 AM
  22. Channan's Avatar
    I had a galaxy S7 edge and finally switched to iPhone SE.

    Galaxy S7 edge pro:
    • Good battery life
    • Screen quality
    • Open nature of android
    • Camera (although I hardly take pictures)


    Cons:
    • Lag. yes it still lags. And it drives me crazy thinking that I paid 800$ for this crap.
    • Size. I prefer small phones.
    • Edge screen. Sometimes hard to type.
    • Overly sensitive screen.
    • Fingerprint sensor is not that great.


    iPhone SE on other hand is perfect size and is blazing fast. In fact, the process makes it look like that it has 2nd gen touch ID. Cell and Wifi reception is great. App ecosystem is just amazing. And last but not the least, battery life. This phone just does not die. I live on it. Still it keeps going. Easily get two days on moderate use. If I want to kill it in 1 day, I start watching netflix.

    Overall, no matter how enticing Android as a platform is eventually I end up having an iPhone. I have used all smartphones. No, really. Every smartphone available in US, except blackberry. I don't consider that smartphone anayway. I am android fanboy happily using iPhone and that is the sad part.
    I don't have an issue with lag on mine, except on Chrome occasionally. I put up with it for synced bookmarks and passwords. Apparently the Samsung browser is much smoother and easier on battery life, though.

    The edge screen messing with your typing is something you should get used to if you stuck with it. I made a lot of mistakes when I first got it but I got much better at typing on it. Then I got the iPhone SE and struggled a bit to type on it until I got used to that as well. You just need to give it time.

    The overly sensitive screen was extremely annoying for me as well. I had to deal with it for a couple of months until Samsung and Verizon finally pushed out an update that fixed it. Now it's not an issue at all.

    And my fingerprint scanner works great. At least as good as my iPhone SE's, but I did register my thumb twice so that helps a lot.
    05-29-2016 08:07 AM
  23. fightcrazy's Avatar
    I own the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7, the S7 has the best camera than any other phone to date. Nothing is close. My Samsung Galaxy S7 pulls a much stronger cell signal and with that much faster data speeds. The WiFi is also much stronger. Don't get me wrong I still like my iPhone 6s but my daily driver is the S7 with 200 gb sd-card and a skin on the back. Good Luck
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    06-06-2016 06:24 AM
  24. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I own the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7, the S7 has the best camera than any other phone to date. Nothing is close. My Samsung Galaxy S7 pulls a much stronger cell signal and with that much faster data speeds. The WiFi is also much stronger. Don't get me wrong I still like my iPhone 6s but my daily driver is the S7 with 200 gb sd-card and a skin on the back. Good Luck
    I loved my S7 when I had it, the only thing which made me sell it was the horrible battery life despite it sporting almost double the capacity in terms of mAH than the iPhone SE that I currently have.

    With my iPhone SE, I can go on for 3 days on low power mode without charging it or 2 days in normal mode. With the S7, I had to charge it twice a day and I am a moderate user. The standby time on the S7 is horrible.

    The camera though as you said is the best out there, nothing even comes close.
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    06-06-2016 07:02 AM
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