1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S7 and my wife has an iPhone SE.

    I have owned iPhone before and after a while of being happy with the phone initially, things like having to use iTunes to copy my music really get to me and I miss the simplicity of Android phones being able to simply plug in the phone to my USB port and copy/paste whatever music I want or update the new ones if I had some new songs.

    Today I held her iPhone SE and man is that size so perfect. It reminded me again what a phone size was like in the old days, a telephone, not a freakin' mini tablet. I love the size so much.

    So then I quickly launched her camera and took some photos and then took the same photos with my S7, the S7 photos were much richer / saturated in color I am in a dilemma if I should keep my s7 or get an iPhone SE

    I am not a fan boy of any OS or brand. part of me really wants to have a small phone but what's scaring me from pulling the bullet is the camera and Apple iOS (I hate iTunes)

    Also, I think that the iPhone SE's battery is better and doesn't have as much of a drain when sitting idle as compared to Samsung Phones

    Please help me decide
    TheRadBear likes this.
    04-30-2016 06:17 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    That's really tough. I'm not a fan of TouchWiz so I'm biased. That being said, if you like the smaller size then I think the SE is a fantastic device. Samsung takes oversaturated photos, in my opinion, and iPhones do a much better job of matching true colors. People tend to confuse color saturation for quality.
    They're both great devices. You can't go wrong either way.
    04-30-2016 06:26 AM
  3. GeekFoss's Avatar
    Not Too much but galaxy s7 is intersting..
    04-30-2016 06:32 AM
  4. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    That's really tough. I'm not a fan of TouchWiz so I'm biased. That being said, if you like the smaller size then I think the SE is a fantastic device. Samsung takes oversaturated photos, in my opinion, and iPhones do a much better job of matching true colors. People tend to confuse color saturation for quality.
    They're both great devices. You can't go wrong either way.
    Thanks , these are the kinds of unbiased comments I like. More please, I don't want to get the iPhone SE only to regret it because of the camera. I can try to live with iTunes but the camera is important to me to take pics of my cats.
    04-30-2016 06:33 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thanks , these are the kinds of unbiased comments I like. More please, I don't want to get the iPhone SE only to regret it because of the camera. I can try to live with iTunes but the camera is important to me to take pics of my cats.
    No problem. I can't blame you for not liking iTunes. It's a mess. Luckily I have Apple Music so I spend very little time fiddling around with iTunes. Another add for camera: if you take a lot of low light photos you'll be happier with the camera on the S7. iPhone has some catching up to do in the low light department.

    Another option would be to wait and see what happens. The rumor mill points to upgraded cameras in the iPhone 7, most likely due in September.
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    04-30-2016 06:37 AM
  6. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    No problem. I can't blame you for not liking iTunes. It's a mess. Luckily I have Apple Music so I spend very little time fiddling around with iTunes. Another add for camera: if you take a lot of low light photos you'll be happier with the camera on the S7. iPhone has some catching up to do in the low light department.

    Another option would be to wait and see what happens. The rumor mill points to upgraded cameras in the iPhone 7, most likely due in September.
    yeah but the iPhone 7 will be the same size as the iPhone 6/6S which is the same size as the Galaxy S7, so the whole point of switching to get the smaller phone becomes a moot point right?
    04-30-2016 06:39 AM
  7. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    No problem. I can't blame you for not liking iTunes. It's a mess. Luckily I have Apple Music so I spend very little time fiddling around with iTunes. Another add for camera: if you take a lot of low light photos you'll be happier with the camera on the S7. iPhone has some catching up to do in the low light department.

    Another option would be to wait and see what happens. The rumor mill points to upgraded cameras in the iPhone 7, most likely due in September.
    BTW, last time I had the iPhone 6S, I copied all my music to it via iTunes, that went fine. The problem is, I then got 4 new songs which I wanted to sync them to the phone, everytime I clicked sync, the process would finish almost instantly I never knew how to copy only those 4 new songs so what I ended up doing is deleting all the songs and syncing them again, not very smart I know, do you know how to copy only the new changes?

    I want like a perfect sync, so if I delete a song off my computer and hit sync, I want that song which I deleted to also get deleted from the iPhone
    04-30-2016 06:42 AM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    yeah but the iPhone 7 will be the same size as the iPhone 6/6S which is the same size as the Galaxy S7, so the whole point of switching to get the smaller phone becomes a moot point right?
    True. You need to decide what's more important to you, size or camera. There are trade offs on both sides of the equation. Again, it's a tough choice.
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    04-30-2016 06:42 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    BTW, last time I had the iPhone 6S, I copied all my music to it via iTunes, that went fine. The problem is, I then got 4 new songs which I wanted to sync them to the phone, everytime I clicked sync, the process would finish almost instantly I never knew how to copy only those 4 new songs so what I ended up doing is deleting all the songs and syncing them again, not very smart I know, do you know how to copy only the new changes?

    I want like a perfect sync, so if I delete a song off my computer and hit sync, I want that song which I deleted to also get deleted from the iPhone
    I am not much of a pro with iTunes but I haven't had syncing issues. How you're describing you'd like iTunes to work is actually how it's supposed to work so the only thing I can think of is there was some sort of software glitch.

    Perhaps someone else around here has some better advice. They're all sleeping right now.
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    04-30-2016 06:45 AM
  10. maflynn's Avatar
    The S7 does have a better camera, but I prefer the apple ecosystem. Consider how fast you get updates from Samsung. With Apple you get the latest and great OS when they roll it out. When Google releases an update (or upgrade), you need to wait (and some degree hope your phone makes the cut).

    I don't have any problems with the Galaxy phone, its a great phone, but I think a lot of the intangibles that Apple offers, tips the scales in its favor - just my $.02
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    04-30-2016 07:08 AM
  11. TheRadBear's Avatar
    Hey,

    Great post; I am a fan of Apple's platform, but it ends where I have just described, that is with the word "me". Referring to your dilemma I will use my example as a reference.

    Just weeks ago, all of my photos were shot with my daily driver, iPhone 6 Plus; supposedly, it is a more functional device (size, screen size, etc., and processor difference aside). I used to rely on for the past 18 months of my life and I can tell you that it's not the camera (as I used to think) that matters in the long run; it's the simple things - can you reply quickly to a iMessage/text with your single palm? Does it feel okay in your hands? Do you like the design of the device? How is the weight? You are going to stick with it for a while, after all.

    While the S7 makes, arguably, overall better photos, I would not even look at anything that size thee days. I really love the SE, I feel at home this time. If you are serious about shooting good photos, there are tons of photo apps available for iOS, some of them pretty serious; I will agree that in most (not all, though) conditions S7 takes over-saturated shots and it shows.

    I hope this helps a bit.

    Cheers & good luck!
    04-30-2016 11:15 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    The posters above me said great points.
    The only thing I would add is that it sounds like you would have to weigh which one would be the most important for you.
    Is there a way you can try an iPhone SE and have a chance to return it?

    I currently have an iPhone SE and I think the package is great! Small size, nice specs. As said, low light photos might not be as good. I think for either phone, you have to decide if the trade-off would be worth it. That is something that I am trying to decide myself too.

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    04-30-2016 12:49 PM
  13. Lefty724's Avatar
    I came from a Note 5 to a SE and welcome the size and specs. Battery life is way better on my SE than my Note 5. I also have a lot invested in the Apple ecosystem, so iPhone just makes sense for me.

    As far as the camera goes, my wife has a iPhone 6s Plus and handles 99% of the pics and videos. Air drop and iMessage are great for sending pics and videos as well. Not so much when I had the Android.
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    04-30-2016 01:17 PM
  14. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    So I went to the mall to get the iPhone SE 64GB but they didn't have the Space Grey color in any shop as it was out of stock so I canceled the whole idea as I wouldn't use any other color. I'll stick to my Galaxy S7. Maybe that was a sign for me to not do this.
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    04-30-2016 02:43 PM
  15. auditman's Avatar
    Gave up my s6 edge for iphone SE. love the size!!!! Perfect for my use.
    04-30-2016 03:56 PM
  16. Lefty724's Avatar
    So I went to the mall to get the iPhone SE 64GB but they didn't have the Space Grey color in any shop as it was out of stock so I canceled the whole idea as I wouldn't use any other color. I'll stick to my Galaxy S7. Maybe that was a sign for me to not do this.
    Only you know man.

    I went back and forth a lot as well. In the end, the iPhone SE is for me. Perfect size and a straight powerhouse.

    If your S7 suits you well, rock that beast!
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    04-30-2016 04:42 PM
  17. shief24's Avatar
    Does colour really matter that much?
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    04-30-2016 08:49 PM
  18. sunrat39's Avatar
    Does colour really matter that much?
    I think so. You're gonna be looking at that phone quite a bit.
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    04-30-2016 09:00 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    I think so. You're gonna be looking at that phone quite a bit.
    Additionally, I feel like it would suck to pay $$ for a phone you don't like the color of. Again, what is the point of settling with a phone that you don't really like the color of, especially if you have to pay a good amount of money for this?
    04-30-2016 09:07 PM
  20. shief24's Avatar
    Additionally, I feel like it would suck to pay $$ for a phone you don't like the color of. Again, what is the point of settling with a phone that you don't really like the color of, especially if you have to pay a good amount of money for this?
    I don't know. I just put a case on it. Maybe it's just me but colour isn't a deal breaker to me. I'm more concerned with the actual interface.
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    04-30-2016 09:37 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    I don't know. I just put a case on it. Maybe it's just me but colour isn't a deal breaker to me. I'm more concerned with the actual interface.
    I get where you are coming from here, and generally, this is a fair point aside from being person dependent. Remember that the space grey iPhone has a black face, and all of the other ones have a white face, so a case wouldn't be enough to change that.
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    04-30-2016 11:51 PM
  22. Lefty724's Avatar
    I agree with putting a case on it to a point. If you're buying used and/or get a great deal, then put a case on it and be done. No matter the color.

    If you are buying a brand new phone at retail, get what you want.
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    05-01-2016 01:09 AM
  23. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I get where you are coming from here, and generally, this is a fair point aside from being person dependent. Remember that the space grey iPhone has a black face, and all of the other ones have a white face, so a case wouldn't be enough to change that.
    That's the only reason I want the Space grey, the black front bezel. I actually don't like the grey color but it's the bezel which I will be looking at all the time that matters
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    05-01-2016 05:03 AM
  24. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    yeah but the iPhone 7 will be the same size as the iPhone 6/6S which is the same size as the Galaxy S7, so the whole point of switching to get the smaller phone becomes a moot point right?
    In fact, the Galaxy S7 is 5.1" while the 6/6S is 4.7", so it is smaller.


    And if camera is a HUGE point, keep in mind that they're phones, not professionnal cameras.
    So it all comes down to personnal preferences, like saturation, low-light capability and such =)
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    05-01-2016 09:39 AM
  25. gazoo2010's Avatar
    Snappy...

    As far as syncing my iphone, I also don't like iTunes, so I don't use it. I backup my phone to iCloud and I subscribed to iTunes Match ($24/year). All of my purchased music shows up under the purchased playlist. You can set it to auto download to your phone it manually download it.

    I have iTunes match enabled on my PC at home and it automatically downloads the music to it as a backup....

    ~S
    05-01-2016 10:36 AM
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