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Congrats on getting a 5 and welcome! I've said it before and I'll say it again: There are other devices that equal or surpass the iPhone, the Note 2 being one example. What kills it is Android OS-lousy App Store, prone to malware, unreliable updates, etc. No matter how good the devices Samsung makes are, they'll always be second rate because they are shackled to Android.
I just ditched my note2 and grabbed an i5. My only complaint (which isn't iOS related) I got the 16gig model. I didn't have the $ for a 32gig.
thanks I know what you mean about how smooth it runs for a while then after a while it goes buggy. Even a restore dosent helps them I love the iphone5 I wish I got one sooner lolAgreed. The Android OS is a mess. Thing is, when you first start using them, they are fine for a while. But then they start to get buggy. iPhone's though, don't have this problem. They run smooth all the time. And I agree with the poster a few above me - the virtual keyboard on iOS is fantastic compared to anything on Android.
And to the OP - welcome to the club. Holding out for the 5S myself.
- Play store poor selection? Agree.Not trying to hijack the OP's thread, but I had the Note 2 also, for 3 days. What I didn't like about it was 1) TV & movie selection lousy. Play store has poor variety, and no Amazon Insant Video app. 2) Hated the keyboards, not at all intuitive like IOS. 3) Scary security warnings when downloading apps. Truthfully, the actual device itself was pretty impressive. To those who've read my previous posts, I know I sound like a broken record, but what (IMO) really hurts the Note 2 is Android. To me it's just a sloppy, unfinished, unpolished OS. A Note 2 running IOS would be freaking awesome!
I've tried my cousins Note 2 and owned a Galaxy S2 but hated it. I don't have a problem with the size per se but the OS is just convoluted and ugly in my humble opinion.
I applaud Samsung for pushing the hardware boundaries but many of those features are totally unnecessary and serve no real world purpose apart from excessive battery drain.
So as Jony Ive says: ?It?s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.?