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iOS or Android or Other?
« on: Mar 11, 15, 21:35 »
Who uses what and why?

If you switch at some point why did you switch? What do you miss about the other platform?


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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 15, 21:40 »
In for answers. Hopefully someone who has went from iOS to android.
Always consider an android but I find most opinions based without iOS experience

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 15, 22:01 »
I just switched from iOS to android cause telus offered me a Galaxy Alpha for free. After a bunch of apple phones in a row I thought I'd give it a try. I have to say I'm pretty pleased. For all intents and purposes, the interface is pretty similar. It's pretty intuitive and after a couple days I was used to the little differences. I'm finding it's more customizable than iOS...it's more flexible in how you can configure things. It sucks to have to replace all your apps though...especially the ones you paid for. I wasn't unhappy with apple, but I wouldn't write off an android phone after this experience.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 15, 22:07 »
On my 3rd iPhone. I currently have a 6 and I've been using iPhones for 6 years.

I see no reason to change as there's nothing an android can do that I am missing with my iPhone.
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 15, 22:13 »
On my 3rd iPhone. I currently have a 5S and I've been using iPhones for 4 years.

I see no reason to change as there's nothing an android can do that I am missing with my iPhone.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 15, 22:40 »
still using iphone 4 :)

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 15, 23:00 »
Got an iphone 4 a few months after it was released - amazing product for the day. Android couldn't touch it. Used it for 2.5 years and then switched to Android. Pretty pleased to say I am "Apple-Free" having now used Android for nearly 2 years. If you're immersed in the Apple eco-system though then I say enjoy your iphone. If you want a phone that can be customized or just played with more then I highly recommend an Android. I love that it is easy to root my 2014 Moto X, make some subtle changes to it such as adding adblocking. I like that I can just copy files to/from it via usb or wifi, no itunes/software needed. I also have several free apps that people have created that don't exist for Apple. And I quite like my Moto 360.
So I don't see myself ever switching back, but I won't say it could never happen.
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 15, 23:07 »
There's no such thing as a free phone, that's what your contract is for. I will never get a new phone or a contract again unless I'm forced, you're throwing money out the window for an interest packed payment plan, on hardware that isn't proven, to a provider you can't easily ditch.

I got an iphone 4 as my first phone when they there first released and loved it to death.  Had it for 3.5 years, and used it for everything from budgeting apps to music and GPS. With the exception of the odd hidden "update" and blackscreening, it was flawless, no app problems nothing. Locked in with rogers @ $65/month (fees in price) on a 3 year contract. After that 3 year contract, they would not drop my rate and I had to pay a $100 "deactivation/unlocking" fee to swap providers . I was pissed, gave the phone to a family member, and bought a used galaxy S4 unlocked. I bought it a few months after they were released for 500 with a bunch of extras, paid $11.5 to activate it, and then $43/month everything in (NS tax rates, so sub-40 here) for more features than I had before, and $5/100mb overage.

Iphone:
Very basic phone, perfect size, flawless apps, I don't know how people broke the screens on these things. battery lasted the day if I wasn't using it excessively, lasts a lot longer with wifi/data off and only used selectively.  I had the phone figured out the first day I had it, with no help from google.

The S4 by comparison:

- It took me a couple weeks to get used to it, and understanding how the OS/ app system worked. It's far more complicated and the possibilities are endless.
- Swapping providers is as simple as buying a $10 sim card and entering an unlock code
- You can also swap SD cards, say keep a second card for shooting videos, or just upgrade to 128gb without it being a several hundred dollar option
- You can also swap the battery easily, and upgrades are cheaper. I run a 7400mmAh (replaced by 7800 on amazon) anker battery pack that tripled my battery life. I get 2-3 days and use my phone a lot, using it all day + gps and photos I'd still easily last the day, it's a 29WHR battery, most laptops aren't double that.
- Photo quality is amazing, I've taken shots with all of the newer iphones, and they're all shit. More MPs doesn't fix the fact that the sensors are cheap, low lighting and anything outside of a 20-30ft range usually doesn't turn out well, but the iphone 6 is a decent improvement.
- Once every couple weeks or so I have to reset it because something weird is going on, either the wifi isn't connecting, data isn't working, whatever, it takes about 10 seconds so I really don't mind
- Google+ features are awesome but a little creepy

If you want a phone that's easy to use, plays music, can run a budgeting app, internet, take selfies and family photos, play games, and also function as a piece of jewelry, get an iphone.

If you want a phone that is top of the line in all performance aspects, computing, camera quality, battery life, usability, etc and comes with a less user-friendly but more usable operating system, get an android. Replacement parts are cheaper, the user base is more educated on their device and it's features, they can be heavily tweaked, and are both cheaper to purchase and own. The options are endless, I went samsung because I trust and support the company, but there's other phones out there.

Personally, and I know it's biased, I cannot comprehend the next phone I'll own. The S4 does everything I could ever ask of it, and shy of better battery life and a better camera (I have a DSLR) I have no reason to ever upgrade. I always knew the iphone 4 would be replaced, but I can honestly see myself keeping this phone for a long time, especially since fewer phones let you pull the internals now. I would buy a used S4 in a heart beat over any new phone. If you want a real camera, get a DSLR, if you want jewelry, go buy a nice watch and talk to people instead of waving a phone around to try to seem important. This phone does everything, outperforms the iphone 6 in every category, is under 1/4 the price and is nearly 2 years old now.

I'd like to see an iphone pull this off. You have to right click "view original" to have it re-sized back near original format, it still loses some image quality, but you get the idea.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rga1lzjscfb5zqf/AAC4br_B4ljuN1jV4NjXqu9ia?dl=0#lh:null-20141002_154238.jpg
No filters, edits, nada. I just left it in auto-normal and was still enough for it to focus half decently, on 16:9 which is only 9.6 MP (13 requires 4:3 and I was using default settings). The phone performs a good amount better if you fiddle around with the settings, but I wanted to see what it could do.


I think you have to have something wrong with you to buy a newer apple product. It's not just about the money, you're buying an inferior product for more, and on what basis? it looks pretty and you want it?


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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 15, 23:23 »
Ios and android both based on linux

Blackberry more secure

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 15, 09:46 »
Ios and android both based on linux

Blackberry more secure


IOS has nothing to do with Linux, it derives its origin from BSD.
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 12, 15, 10:04 »
In for answers. Hopefully someone who has went from iOS to android.
Always consider an android but I find most opinions based without iOS experience  to my job and this site. The ability to do anything I want is my reasoning.
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 12, 15, 10:06 »
Ios and android both based on linux

Blackberry more secure


Blackberry is not as secure as you think. And for most personal users they don't even know how to use it securely at all.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 12, 15, 10:13 »
Is blackberry still around? :suspicious:
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 12, 15, 10:56 »
Is blackberry still around? :suspicious:

yeah they went all classic

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 15, 14:23 »
Never owned an iPhone, and don't ever plan to. I used Blackberry's when they were cool, then used the Galaxy S3, S4, and now the HTC One M8.

The HTC is my absolute favourite phone I've ever put my hands on.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 12, 15, 14:34 »
I'm looking at my co workers m8.......it and the g2 bump back regularly :suspicious:

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 12, 15, 15:17 »
Bsd and linux both unix like   both use some of same software
Google search it

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 12, 15, 15:38 »
So what's your point Blackberry is Unix as well.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 12, 15, 17:43 »
Point?  there is a common root way back

Android is best
Apple got the $,  terrible cameras and battery life
Blackberry true multi tasking and some like the keyboard , more secure


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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 12, 15, 18:28 »
Its not more secure though.......only pin to pin is secure and even that is not secure. Otherwise many drug dealers wouldn't be behind bars currently.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 12, 15, 23:15 »
Just upgraded my iPhone 5 to a 6.  Love it!  Have tried a few Android phones with work, and never liked the user interface or the phones in general.  I would never leave Apple!
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 13, 15, 01:10 »
Secure?

You are right, no privacy anywhere, all smart phones, computers anything connected. Has a backdoor.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 14, 15, 09:11 »
Although unless youre doing something stupid does it matter? 

Android all the way here.

If your not technically inclined in any way get an iphone.   That way everyone else with an iphone can help you.  They are all the same.    However your paying for a V12 and getting a 2 cylinder essentially.    They cost more than a comparable android phone that will have better build quality, will have anywhere from a 4 core to an 8 core processor.   Better Memory, Better storage, Better Battery,  and most of all customization.   I'm surprised that a community of people that likes to customize cars so they are 'theirs'  go with iphones.   You can't customize shit.  You just recently were able to change your keyboard... I did that 3 years ago.      My phone from 3 years ago has better specs as well.   

I use a Samusng Note 3 now.  ( previously G2, N4, HTC S, Acer Liquid )   For what I do at work as a designer its great I can take  a picture of something, measure it all up and draw it directly on the picture on my screen.   Then go back to my desk and build whatever I need to in 3d.   It has enough power to also take that same 3d model and view it, in Autodesks viewer for our sales staff and customers.   Which just blows them away.  " Can I do that on my iphone? "   No.. you cant.   Photoshpheres of completed units  projects are a great feature that android has had for a long time. 

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« Reply #23 on: Mar 17, 15, 13:07 »
i've used all mobile platforms extensively since 2007ish.  my daily is a blackberry z30 for the screen size and really solid virtual keyboard and productivity features (bb10 hub is the best for messaging, nothing else comes close).  but no one can deny that blackberry sucks ballz when it comes to app selection.  even with the ability to run android apps, they're laggy at best.  i still use a couple android apps (shazam and songza), but not much.

i also have an ipad (to go with my wife's fleet of iphones which i also use from time to time) and multitasking is a pain, however the apps are largely more stable and aesthetically pleasing than any other platform (and our kids love ios). i rarely have any stability issues with ios and finding an app to do something for you is a breeze.  i won't carry an iphone as a daily though because it's more of an entertainment unit or cool accessory than a communication tool.

i've been using an android tablet for work, and while it can do basically everything ios can in the way of apps, i found that it's not as stable as it is more prone to crashing for various reasons.  however, i really like the widgets as i can get a lot of information just by glancing at my homescreen.  i doubt i would use an android phone though, as i'm not huge fan of google and how android has a bunch of shit put on by every manufacturer that touches it.  however, getting a nexus (or whatever they're going to be calling it) is probably the best way to go if going with android.

i also have a windows 8 phone (running 8.1) and a windows 8 tablet.  while everyone likes to complain about windows 8 (mostly because haters gonna hate), i actually find it pleasing to the eye and easy to use.  although, i prefer the os on my phone than on my tablet.  it still has bugs, but i really like the live tiles telling me stuff all the time, and how customizable my homescreen can be (on my phone, not my tablet).  used the windows 8 phone as my daily for a while but couldn't stand the keyboard and had to give it up (i type a lot on my phone).

tl;dr:
blackberry: good productivity, shit apps (and people gonna hate on bb all day and night)
ios: great apps, good looking devices, but issues with being labelled an "isheep"
android: good customizability, buggy (however i've used android the least of all 4, so it could just be my device)
win8: nice ui, but going the way of blackberry in terms of popularity and "cool" factor

and security doesn't really mean much when it comes to phones.  however, blackberry IS the most secure out of them all (or else governments and cops wouldn't be using them still).  however, being "most secure" only means everyone else is just less secure.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 02, 15, 07:54 »
Just picked up a oneplus one.

Damn nice phone espeically for 299/349 USD.

Feels very HTC in build quality.   its very SOLID.   the sandstone back is quite  a nice feeling,  easy to grip which for a phone of this size is nice.    Much faster than than my Note3, and since I like to install ROMs, and tinker its a great choice.

Now just waiting for WIND to release their lollipop update as I mistakenly flashed a bell modem on the note.  ooops.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #25 on: Jul 18, 15, 15:18 »
Just picked up a oneplus one.

Damn nice phone espeically for 299/349 USD.

Feels very HTC in build quality.   its very SOLID.   the sandstone back is quite  a nice feeling,  easy to grip which for a phone of this size is nice.    Much faster than than my Note3, and since I like to install ROMs, and tinker its a great choice.

Now just waiting for WIND to release their lollipop update as I mistakenly flashed a bell modem on the note.  ooops.
I'm hearing good things from the OnePlus crowd. I'm debating on whether to wait for the OnePlus 2 or get the Samsung S6.. anyone have the S6? From what I've been reading it's really leaps about the issues Samsung was having with their S4 and 5.

I currently have the S3 and switched at from the iPhone 4 for no other reason than that Apple didn't seem to be offering anything new and I wanted to try something else. Now that I've been Android, I think I'm here to stay.
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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #26 on: Jul 18, 15, 15:22 »
Samsung sucks IMO I've used them and frankly I really don't like them. Personally I would stick with the phone I got (LG G4) or go with the new nexus 5. Samsung is trying desperately to get off Android and use their own BS OS. Oneplus at least is using pure Android no crap.

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« Reply #27 on: Jul 18, 15, 15:31 »
Samsung sucks IMO I've used them and frankly I really don't like them. Personally I would stick with the phone I got (LG G4) or go with the new nexus 5. Samsung is trying desperately to get off Android and use their own BS OS. Oneplus at least is using pure Android no crap.
What about Samsung sucks in your opinion? The S6 appears to have a much sleeker form and claims to not be as bloated as some of their others. I've had a chance to play with the OnePlus 1 and it definitely has the functionality and also sleek. From what I've been reading the 2 and the S6 could be in pretty close competition.
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 19, 15, 08:15 »
Its actually not a fair comparison between Samsung of old and the newer s6 and up stuff.   It got a lot better,  I'm now onto a g4 and its a great phone,  camera blows anything away,  but outside of that it's fairly unremarkable..  It works very well...  Battery life is not outstanding due to the screen but you can swap them.

The SD card slot was kind of a must so I can take my card out of my uav and check the footage before leaving a job.   So that ruled out any new s phone for me or the oneplus.   

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« Reply #29 on: Jul 19, 15, 13:48 »
I kind of feel like I'm not techy enough to fully appreciate the OnePlus plus, but I suppose the same could be said for most of the top phones for me. I was disappointed to see that you couldn't add an SD card or remove the battery in the newest S. I'm so torn. I really want the 'best' phone out there, but that's pretty relative.

Also, I don't like the idea of waiting forever for an invite to get the OnePlus 2...

Anyone with the S6 want to chime in? I'm going see if my carrier will do a try out and return if I don't like it.

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Re: iOS or Android or Other?
« Reply #30 on: Jul 19, 15, 15:52 »
The SD card slot was kind of a must so I can take my card out of my uav and check the footage before leaving a job.   So that ruled out any new s phone for me or the oneplus.   

You should pick up a USB OTG cable.  It will give you lots of options, and is faster to use than swapping internal cards (unless the 1+ is externally accessible)