Jeevan, 01 Jun 2015I have been using android for last 4yrs and i changed to windows. With comparing to windows a... moreTo JEEVAN: Well in all my years of owning smartphones...from the Nokia E-Series to the Galoaxy S series I have never had a problem with security. Never got a virus nor been hacked as far as I know. The Galaxy S4/5 has increased security even further by introducing KNOX Security. Remember, Android protection level is just the base, manufacturers can add even further protection if they choose to.
Whereas copying is concerned...You accuse Google or copying Apple...well Apple is big copier though Apple fans are blind to the truth...I won't say it in my own words I will just quote a commentor who left their comment on Yahoo Tech forums.
Exact words from Yahoo commenter:
copy? you mean like Apple did with the M8? and the Galaxy Note? and NFC? and the smartwatch? and reachability? and widgets? and the notification bar? etc etc etc
Jeevan, 01 Jun 2015I have been using android for last 4yrs and i changed to windows. With comparing to windows a... moreTo Riyuk6239:
You have your experience and I have mine. I have a factory unlocked S5 which was never tied to any provider (sometimes providers are at fault for the bugs and lags) My S5 came with Kitkat 4.4.2 and I have no problems whatsoever with it. It's fast, stable, buttery smooth, never crashed nor froze, never had to do battery pull, doesn't lag, no connectivity issues, no dropped calls and best of all, good battery life. I'm not changing my OS to Lollipop because there is a famous saying...if it ain't broke don't fix it. It takes 1:55 minutes to charge which is a huge difference compared to the 3+ hours my S2 took to charge...whose battery also depleted much quciker than the S5. All over the internet official reviewers state that the S5 have an excellent battery...CNET (hardest reviewing company) and even our own GSMArena right here. GSMArena tests concluded a 72 hours endurance test with the S5 running KitKat and 83 hours running Lollipop whereas the iPhone 6 endurance test concludes at 61 hours so either way you take it the S5 gives you a longer lasting battery. I have no complaints about my S5 and as a somebody in the technology field for more than 20 years, who has has a passion for features and open platforms, Android suits me better and the Galaxy S technology makes it even better. As GSMArena stated "The Galaxy S is the trendsetter for all smartphones".
Stick with what works for you and I will stick with what works for me but word of advice for the future, whichever make or model phone you migrate to, stick to factory unloock devices they are usually stable than the provider versions. They cost a lot more but you won't be tied to a plan and you are getting a much better device any way you look at it.
Pear, 01 Jun 2015This is such a wrong statement. I am an Android user and with the exception of one friend (who... moreActually iDevices don't need many cores because iOS apps are coded in C++, which is not so great with multi-threading and requires great single core performance as most of the tasks revolve around one core or two. For example, a dual core cyclone chip can easily outperform a quad core Snapdragon Krait chip.
[deleted post]I think you said enough already... :D That was hilarious.
Pear, 01 Jun 2015This is such a wrong statement. I am an Android user and with the exception of one friend (who... moreAnd here you are again repeating same things over and over again, can you tell me why you are so obsessed about Apple?
If you don't own iPhone, why you are here almost every day?
By the way iPhone 6 camera is great, among the best, don't understand how anyone can say it's mediocre.
I have been using android for last 4yrs and i changed to windows. With comparing to windows android is rubbish and not secured. I enjoyed windows and now add another os to my life thats iphone 6plus. It is more secure and user friendly. Android was generated by copying ios so we cannot support to android. Samsung is copying all thefeatures from apple even the finger scanner people are following samsung because of the less price but samsung is also cheating people with compremising the spec and features and people dont have any issues about that
I used to be an Android user, I mainly switched to iOS because Android L is buggy as hell. It lags, auto reboots, heating, takes long time to charge etc. In my opinion KitKat was awesome when compared to Android L.
After switching to iOS, I'm glad of my decision. In my iPhone 6 I get more than 9hrs usage (80% drain). Full charging takes 1hr 10mins. iOS is more secure and efficient. We can add any ringtone we want in iOS, just have to convert it to .mpr format. I observed no lags, no heating and games run very smoothly.
Thanks for your input. What you said made a lot of sense. I have owned more Nokia phones than any other in my life and I have known Brynn a long time so Brynn can attest to that. I was a huge fan of Symbian and didn't want to go the Android route because I thought Symbian was simply the best. I eventually decided I wanted higher end specifications and later technology which the Nokia E-Series wasn't giving me anymore so I got a Galaxy S2 last year April and it blew me away...especially in speed and camera then upgraded to a S5 in October and realised that Android is simply the best route right now especially seeing that Symbian is basically dead. One thing I rate about Galaxy S series is that you get special features that other smartphones doesn't give...for instance the Galaxy S goes beyond copy and paste and gives you access to the CLIPBOARD...something I have only seen on Windows computers...but it even goes beyond what the computer's clipboard offers...as you can store up to one item in the computers clipboard, with the Galaxy S you can store up to 20 items in clipboard memory...powering off or restarting doesn't remove them from memory either and with the S5 you can lock any of the items in memory. The clipboard feature has helped me so much with my office work. That's just one of the outstanding features that you don't see in advertisements. I don't care so much about the gesture features, I focus on the solid ones.
Pear, 01 Jun 2015This is such a wrong statement. I am an Android user and with the exception of one friend (who... moreOut of all the Androids I have used since T-Mobile pulse UK the only one fast enough was Nexus 5. iPhone is consistent whereas Android is variable in operation. As to boring and restrictive I agree they made IOS simple for the masses but is nowhere near as intuative as it should be . Equaliser in settings ,why not allow any ringtones,why backlight minimum time out 1 minute. I think they could do better and for me also add notification LED.
Like all O/S even BB but go back to iPhone when stressed then to Android for variety and customisations,then BB for real keyboard etc. I just go with what suites me at time.
I always say the best smartphone on the planet is one that suites your needs and is within your budget.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2015Because Bynn..
"Quad core" and 3 Gig ram MAY not make it faster.
What makes it... moreThis is such a wrong statement. I am an Android user and with the exception of one friend (who can't wait to trade in his iphone 6) all my friends are Android users (S6's, LG G3, Nexus, even Moto G).
The main reason is not specs at all. I have had an iphone 6 for 2 months before i sold it on amazon. It's not a bad phone and it does indeed perform better than SOME phones with higher specs. However, the OS is truly restrictive and downright annoying. The fact that Android allows me to customize my screen however I want to, uninstall as many preloaded apps as I want to and gives me quality multitasking, is a non-tradable for me. The most annoying thing about the iphone 6, besides the mediocre camera and battery life (which are big musts for most people) was the inability to answer a whats app message or text whilst watching youtube. The phone is so un-inspiring and dull that i had to do every activity separately. It truly was an annoying experience. The reason why people flock to iphones is because they don't know how to use Android. Once you know how to use Androids, you can actually make your phone much simpler that iOS. The truth is i can make my LG's Lollipop look like an iOS if i want to or feel uninspired, but I could never make an Iphone look like my current phone. This is also one of the reasons iphones don't need as many cores or ram...the phone does not do much!! it might have been innovative a decade ago, now they're just profiting of the uninformed masses....
Brynn, 31 May 2015I have spent a good while on GSMArenas comparison charts and even 4s stands its ground in phot... moreBecause Bynn..
"Quad core" and 3 Gig ram MAY not make it faster.
What makes it faster is the number of transistors in the cpu, n increase bandwidth to make use of the RAM given.
Just like high MP does not automatically make a good camera..it just simply generate a bigger picture.. its still junk if your sensor / lens / image processing is junk.
Apple is not only smart in technology, but they are smart in business. They know if they release junk, they will not get customers at all. They know specs gimmicks gets you nowhere. You see android fanboys jumping from one brand to the other constantly.. searching for best "specs".. but they end up chasing marketing gimmicks.
Anyone notice only space grey iPhones have home button loose problem....same my ip5s or its again with ip6... Otherwise all colour have good
Sabba, 31 May 2015Which color looks good gold and silver space gray...;)
Duel, 31 May 2015Not worth of upgrade in my opinion.
This is great site to show the camera quality http://ww... moreI have spent a good while on GSMArenas comparison charts and even 4s stands its ground in photo and video. Even some darker patches are marginally better on 4s in video than 6. Even though Apple love to hype and say about all the tech that has gone into each new phone the cameras are not much different. The only thing is speed, my goodness firing off photos is fast.
Back in 2005 on UK's The Gadget Show the biggest trouble with point and shoots was shutter lag and now a decade later iPhone has obliterated that problem right out of water.
Just spent some time with HTC M9 and nice phone but too many minuses for me therefore 64gig iPhone 6 on way. Since owning a gold/silver big phone (HTC M9) iPhone 6 should be more acceptable to me. Still the best stress free it just works phone on the market.
Wonder how it would get any faster if "for a laugh" they stuck quad core beast in plus 3gig ram.
I do appreciate that Android is doing well , and has many features which are not found on iOS. Still we know that World is mad behind iPhones, because of main reasons.
4. Most important: because software and hardware both are made by same company that is Apple, they both synchronise absolutely, no flaws, no errors. Where as in case of Android software made by Google and handset by various companies.
5. People who write about iPhones they know whats the truth and just don't wanna accept it.
Go for space grey bro, it is the best. Specially when it is standby mode whole black screen looks amazing