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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Changing from iPhone to Android or another smartphone

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Jan 2nd, 2018 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Has anyone here ever changed from iPhone to some other smartphone, such as Samsung?

The first smartphones my wife and I had were the iPhone 5 in 2012. We upgraded to the 6+ phones in 2014 and have used them since.

And we love our iPhones. We got iPhones because we suspected they were more user-friendly than Android. But iPhones can have their limitations, such as battery life in 2-year-old phones and the inability to expand storage.

So, has anyone changed from an iPhone to another smartphone? If so, how easy was the transition? Did you wish you still had your iPhone?


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Jan 2nd, 2018 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You know, Apple offers $29 batteries now.

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Jan 2nd, 2018 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hated my iphone 4s so went back to a flip phone. Lasted one week and traded for an iphone SE. My son got fed up with his iphone 7 and went to Android. One year later he is back with an iphone 8. iphones have issues, but they ALL seem to have issues and the grass is not always greener.

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Jan 2nd, 2018 05:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

See, rok, I'm afraid I would be more like your son and go back to the iPhone after getting an Android.

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Jan 2nd, 2018 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had an iPhone for work when I added an android (Samsung s4) for personal use about 3 years ago. I kept the Samsung about 4 months then went to an iPhone 6s for my personal phone.

I found there was too much to fiddle with to get the android phone working the way I wanted. And, after one large update, I had to relearn where all my settings were found. They moved way too much cheese.

I guess I was already an Apple guy. But I tried.

The days of user-changed batteries is coming to a close in the smart phone world in general. Apple was the first. But they’re all heading that way now.

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Jan 2nd, 2018 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My personal cell is an iPhone and I have an Android for work.
I'm an iPhone person too and have disliked the Android; I find it clumsy and not as stable as iPhone. My company agreed and after two years with Android we're all going back to iPhone for business.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Even when the iPhone battery replacement was $79 that's a lot cheaper than a new phone.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whatever you get just make sure it is not the exploding burst into flames model.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 10:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

But, MJB, the exploding part is the great thing about those phones! Every time one makes a call, they never know for certain how it's going to end. One call may be great, the next one....*BANG* Talk about suspense!


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*edited for spelling

(This message was last edited by SquareWave at 12:38 PM, Jan 3rd, 2018)

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The Russian Roulette model!

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Jan 3rd, 2018 07:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used an Android phone for 3 or 4 years because I was moving from a slider to my first smart phone. This was before Apple had the larger screen that launched with the 6. At that time the newest Apple was the 5 with a small screen. I got an HTC EVO 4G with the screen similar in size to the iPhone 6 which launched about 3.5 years ago.

I liked the Android a lot and thought it was better than the Apple because it had a better camera, a memory card slot, and an easy to replace battery. I had no problems with the operating system and never wanted an app that I couldn't get at the Google app store.

I switched to the iPhone 6 when it first came out. By then the Apple had enough on board memory that I didn't feel like I needed a memory card slot, and the cameras were similar in specs to Android phones of the day.

Making the switch from Android to IOS was easy and I actually liked the Apple phone better than my Android. About a year before switching to an Apple phone I got an Android tablet, which I still use today. The tablet does everything I need and it's set up for what I want so I don't really have to mess with it much. I have no desire to switch to an iPad.

My biggest gripe about Apple is iTunes. I hate iTunes. With the Android OS you can copy files to a micro SD card or just plug the tablet into the computer with a USB cable and transfer files, movies, music, etc. just using Windows. Windows sees it as just another drive.

I really don't think you can say one is better than the other. It's just a matter of preference.

To answer your question, I switch back and forth between an iPhone 7 and an Android tablet but I use them for different things. I don't think I would want go back to an Android phone.

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