Anyone switched from Android to iOS?

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  1. nudookj

    nudookj New Member

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    What is your impression with iOS, pros and cons? I am in middle to get a new smartphone. Currently an Samsung users and really pissed off by the device (S7). Poor battery life and runs slow after one year purchase.
     
  2. Juelz

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    yup, I was a longtime Android user, I'd never make it through a phone contract without the phone dying, every android whether its Samsung, LG, SONY they have all died on me, I'm on my second iPhone now, and my first one is still going (I upgraded) battery life is great unlike the Android system.. I cant fault it, frequent updates, slick style phone, lovely OS.. despite Android being built from Linux (which is known to be stable)I find it unstable and poor quality.
     
  3. dmarsh

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    I switched from Android to IOS also for similar reasons.
     
  4. Pseudonym

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    Same here. Go for the iPhone.
     
  5. nudookj

    nudookj New Member

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    How about the quality of latest iPhone models? Heard a few bad reviews about the quality.
     
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    I went from IOS to android and havent looked back

    I have a oneplus 5 at the mo, the battery life is brilliant, the phone is very fast and dash charge is a nice touch as well

    I would say have a look at one of them
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Selling Android and Apple products at work just now - not had any quality issues with the new iPhones as yet. Would always recommend a decent cover though.
     
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  8. Juelz

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    I rock mine bareback tbh, as I want to show the beauty of the phone.
     
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    Very bold - lol :)
     
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    I've tried Android phones and always switched back to an iPhone... I've used an Android phone for 2 years straight at some point, but I was never really happy with it after about a year, as it started to slow down especially with bigger updates.

    I think Pixel 2 is starting to really make the android phones stand out. I have nothing against Samsung, great looking phones, but I can't stand their version of android, and for me, the software is more important than hardware.

    I am on an iPhone 7 plus at the moment, very happy with it. iOS has always been stable, runs well, seems to be very well optimised for the hardware. Application integration is pretty solid too. If you own an Apple Watch, the notification system is great and the integration between phone and the watch is well done.

    I'll probably go for the next iPhone X, unless Pixel does something new and fixes the screen issue, I might give it a try.
     
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    I went the other way had IOS for work and switched to Android (had this already on Nexus 7) but now on Wileyfox phone and think its great only IOS device i have now is my iPad
     
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  12. nudookj

    nudookj New Member

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    Thanks for the review. If I switched to iPhone, how can I get staff on Android to it? Do you know that?
     
  13. Jaron78

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    Ive gone the other way. Sick of poor battery life, lack of space. had my S7 Edge for a couple of years and still love it.
    No regrets!
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    I had an Android phone and an iPad so I could experience both. After a couple of years, I decided to ditch Android and get an iPhone (5S, had it for about 2.5 years now). Fewer issues overall with the iPhone. Having the "walled garden" of the AppStore doesn't bother me nearly as much as I thought it would.

    That said, there are a few dislikes that I've learned to live with:
    - being prompted over and over and over AND OVER to update the iOS
    - no ability to expand storage
    - no easy way to replace the battery

    Not sure what I will do when it's time to upgrade. Probably go with an iPhone 6. I dislike having no headphone jack on newer models, and I really dislike the irregularly-shaped screen and the lack of a physical home button on the iPhone X.

    I keep my iPhone 5S protected by an OtterBox Defender. It's saved my phone from drop accidents MANY times. Well worth the investment, and I don't mind the extra bulk - in fact, I like a phone with a bit of heft to it. I don't want a device that I can break just by putting it in my pocket.
     
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    I tend to swap back and forth quite a bit. Currently rocking a BlackBerry KEYone which runs Android.
     
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    Blackberry is rare these days, lol
     
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  17. Jaskasy

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    There is a free way to switch Android to iOS , do you have FB account , you can login it on your Android phone and copy the data that you want to transfer on Android phone , then log out it and login into your iPhone , then extract data from Facebook ,
     
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  18. dmarsh

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    Whats facebook ?
     
  19. bestazy

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    I really missed Android's "menu" button, too. Not all apps are intuitively designed, but in Android there is a rescue button for dummies — hit "menu" and you get a list of all the things you can do on the immediate screen you're looking at. Not on iPhone.
    And not having a full keyboard, including the numbers, creates extra steps when you type that don't exist on Android.
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  20. Maker tor

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    You can move your data from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS
    1. Set up your iPhone or iPad until you reach the screen titled "Apps & Data".
    Tap "Move Data from Android" option.
    2. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store and search for Move to iOS.
    3. Open the Move to iOS app listing.
    4. Tap Install
    5. Tap to accept the permissions request.
    6. Tap Open after it's installed.
    7. Tap Continue on both devices.
    8. Tap Agree and then Next on the Android phone or tablet.
     
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