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dmyh 2,510 847 October 27, 2015 at 02:59 PM in Compare
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Hi, looking to move from Android to iPhone 6 or 6s. Love Google now.

What are pros and cons of iphone? I don't root my androids so that's not an issue.

Thanks.

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The only real pro for the iPhone is it is more secured overall. The only real con is the lack of a memory card slot, but only if you actually use it. Other than that, it's just personal preference regarding the look and user interface.
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I have been android forever and just moved to the iPhone 6s plus. No SD isn't huge for me at all. I don't like phones with non removable batteries but my lg g4 got max 4.5 hrs screen on time. I can get 10 easy on the 6s plus without having to adjust brightness and turn GPS on and off. Maybe ios is just more optimized. Leave it all on auto and don't worry about it.

Other big thing I noticed it that many apps are optimized for the iPhone first and then ported to android. So if you have some favorite apps, they may be slightly better for ios. Biggest downside to ios is every app has its own sandbox so it's virtually impossible to upload a file to ios and have many apps access it. That's really a pain. Want a pdf to be accessed by two programs? Basically can't.

Verdict? At the moment I'm going to remain ios because it's more streamlined, just works, and generally has better battery life. But I'm no fanboy. I hear google might start making their own phones in house. If those phones give me the experience and battery life of my apple, then I'll buy it and switch back.

I forgot to mention but it also helps I got my 6s plus 64gb and ipad air 2 free from milking the Verizon promo. Otherwise i probably wouldn't have spent the money.
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I mean it's hard to pick the pros and cons because there are things that I may love, that you might hate. I mean I do personally love the simplicity of the phone. It's so easy to use it that pretty much anyone would be able to use it. I know that Androids are a little harder to use.
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thanks everyone, made the jump to a 6s plus. the experience hasn't blown me away, i miss being able to modify my home screens and having widgets and such. dont like how cluttered my home screen is with all those icons. i also really dont like how i can't just load up some mp3s to the phone, rather i have to go through itunes (which i haven't bothered with).

other than that, the iphone just works. everything runs smoothly. facetime has been great to keep in touch with the family when i'm away on business, much better than tango/skype, in my experience.
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thanks everyone, made the jump to a 6s plus. the experience hasn't blown me away, i miss being able to modify my home screens and having widgets and such. dont like how cluttered my home screen is with all those icons. i also really dont like how i can't just load up some mp3s to the phone, rather i have to go through itunes (which i haven't bothered with).

other than that, the iphone just works. everything runs smoothly. facetime has been great to keep in touch with the family when i'm away on business, much better than tango/skype, in my experience.
Awesome to hear it's kinda working out for you lol. I feel exactly the same way.

The cool thing you might not know is that Apple charges $79 to replace the battery. A lot of phone makers (ex., samsung) are eliminating removable batteries but do not have a program in place to replace the battery. So in two years when you are only getting 2hrs screen time on your note 5 you are out of luck. But you can take your 6s plus into apple and they will put in a fresh battery for $79. More expensive than DIY if it was removable? Yes. But when you weigh it all, it's still a great deal given the great battery life on the 6s plus. I believe any ipad is only $99.

Also, I didn't mention this in my initial post but you can download the google now app. It's really handy because when you open it, it has a mic icon and you can basically ask google things. I think siri is an idiot compared to google's algorithm so I use the google app to ask google to call random businesses or navigate to a location as the google maps is better than apple's.

Too bad these two companies can't just work together so that Apple makes the phone and Google makes the OS.
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