iOS' limitations and restrictions doesn't make it "easier." This why any future iPhones I might buy will never be Top 5 fav to me no matter how fast or smooth it is.
- No ability to sideload apps and download its apk from a website.
- The video player or iTunes doesn't play mkv or avi which is another hassle to convert it to a compatible format like mp4.
- There is no select all to mass delete video files. You can delete videos on an iPhone but only one at a time.
- No MX Player or VLC in the App Store.
- No VR yet.
- No TubeMate which is better than MXTube.
- Can't see your RAM usage or screen ON time with the display. The settings options are rather limited.
Only thing I like from iPhones is the audio quality. I was an iPhone fan from 2008-2011 when Android still lacked the polish and useful apps. Ever since 2012-2013, I never looked back with iOS. You have to jump through loops just to make a ringtone using one of your songs!
I like my iPhone SE enough but hardly Top 5. If I got an iPhone 7s or anything newer, it will remain the same. I just can't stand iOS as an operating system.
Now let me go download Logan (2017) off YIFY using the Flud app on my S7 edge. Then will watch it with my Gear VR. I already saw the film in the theater and it was mostly boring but ok enough.
LOL at the idiots who actually pay for digital downloads of films from the iTunes Store. Torrents, ftw!
"iPhone delivers long battery life..."
definitely a statement from a company that never tests its competitors devices. 8 hours usage per charge (that takes 2:15) ain't long, dude.
To Apple: hey fruit! Life is "itself" so much difficult how is that possible!? With Icons always on!? In display!? When I never have to these:
My favourite analog clock widget
My home screen without icons
My horror movies...
Android with all itself shortages gave me a lot FREEDOM
I regret purchased of iphone 7 plus. To difficult to use and not a user friendly at all. For one option you have to go through multiple things. Difficult to transfer photos music. itunes sucks. On whatsapp there is no option of songs share. Apple is charging high for what? Total waste of money. Android is way too user friendly.
Dude1111, 23 May 2017It does seems that you haven't had an iPhone in a while cause a lot of your points arent true.Well of course I haven't, I don't switch phones yearly and I don't see the need to pay that much for a device to mainly browse the internet, listen to music and and keep in contact with friends.
But enlighten me, which of those points are wrong? You have a dual sim iPhone so that I can run my business and private life on one device?
Marorun, 23 May 20171# out of all the android i used only a few became hot when using it for intensive task.. most... moreMan? Really ?
Those are objective points..here are more : i own a gs7edge a sony z5 and an iphone 6splus..ok i do not own an lg and i cannot share your experiences, but that is not by chance..i intentionaly avoided lg because of all the horrible hardware problems (g4/g5 lineup bootloop kings raise your hands). And this is an actual and 100000000000% real scenarios...YES when i am surfing on my air conditioned living room with s7e/z5 and reach 37 degrees, i am honest to God SCARED to take them out and use them on a 43 degrees hot day! Which where i live is almost 3/12 months a year and the rest 4 in between are 38 degrees ambient.
This made me laugh. Even their launcher is a good reason not to switch to an iPhone.
Apple is a beauty with boundaries. But my kind advice to Apple to become made "life easier on iPhone" follows:
# Size & Screen - Minimum 5" bezel-less beauty in FHD (>400 ppi) + Amoled, Gorilla glass
# Sim - 2 is better than 1 (you'll say insignificant)
# Platform - Stock OS with at least 2.0 GHz coupled with octa-core
# Memory - Strictly a dedicated slot for SD card
# RAM & ROM - 3/32
# Camera - Should include all the advancement (front 8/rear 16 would be great combination)
# Battery - 3000 mAh is much better option.
# Price - I bet, you know what people think.
# Last but not least, no more iTunes support. Just plug and play kinda features, nothing else.
All the best Apple.
Xdadevet, 23 May 2017Life is easier on an iPhone, like: -When you can't send files to your friends with bluetooth,... moreIt does seems that you haven't had an iPhone in a while cause a lot of your points arent true.
In October I switched from S7 Edge to 7 Plus, I used it for 4 months but I didn't like it. I sold the 7 Plus and returned back to S7 edge. S7 edge is much better and has more features, even the camera details are better (except the optical zoom). Iphones are for people who don't know anything about technology and specs.
I thought of switching because I like some of their exclusive apps quite a bit, but I can't respect a company that tries filing a lawsuit to almost any company for the stupidest reasons possible almost every other week, and they get away with it almost EVERY time. I hope Qualcomm wins that case if they haven't already.
Carol, 23 May 2017Just reading your first line non apple branded? What the hack is that? NOKIA is not a brand o... moreRead again, I've used from Nokia (since the monochromatic screens), to Blackberry, to Android, never used Windows phone. This is my very first iPhone, also I don't like ios' limitation and such, so I'm no fanboy.
Here's the list of the phones I've owned so far so you can have an idea how "apple fan" I am:
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Blackberry Storm 2
Blackberry Torch 9800
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy Y
LG Optimus L3
LG Nexus 4
LG Nexus 5x
Yeah, the iOS is very restrictive when it comes to liberty, you can't do nothing compared to Android, I'm well aware of it because I used the most of my previous Android devices. I even bought the apps I mentioned before, Nova Launcher is the best launcher Android will ever have, and Zooper is an incredible widget editor.
I know you hate Apple for some weird reason, I don't. I just don't like how they monetize everything. Look, when my Nexus 5x died on me I went to my local carrier and asked "what's the cheapest iphone you have?", I got this for $100. I don't pretend to spend hundreds of dollars for a phone that doesn't do much as I previously used in my several Android phones.
Using this iphone 6 is a struggle, but I think it's a good thing to try new stuff don't you agree? I don't expect you to understand and I'm not even going to convince you to change to ios 'cause I won't nor I want you to. I'm just exposing my experience with this piece of technology and that's it.
Chrizz, 23 May 20173 Reasons i switched myself (not that i am not missing stuff from android)
#1 ) Overheating... more1# out of all the android i used only a few became hot when using it for intensive task.. mostly samsung phone so i dont use them anymore so please dont base your decision on 1 OEM.
2# again thats not representative of all OEM my LG G5 never slowed down since i have it ( more than 6 months ) its even got faster with android 7.0
3# On my LG G5 when i stop an app from working background or limit them its work flawlessly.
You are clearly an android hater its sad but you need to inform yourself before posting such hate please.
Zenodroid, 23 May 20172014? Celebrities has been hacked and got personal stuff stolen after that. Yes. The fappening. Such a glorious day, that was.
RaghavaZ, 23 May 2017Apple is the new Blackberry/Nokia/Motorola! LOL. Don't worry. Apple won't go the route taken b... moreApple was resuscitated exactly 3 times. 3 Times;). The funny thing is, microsoft revived them for that many times. Funny ain't it? Apple was lucky to have the magician(boggy man of sales) Steve Jobs who was quite a good friend with Gates. Actually they are alive because ms needs them to be, needed them to be, so they can make money from apple too. So stop praising apple before you know who they are. They did not prove them selves with Nothing. Nokia was not helped, nokia was killed. Behind Nokia their was a plan to make it go, and ms were helped by crapple. Do not compare Nokia with that sorry a** of a company that has nothing to prove but how good they can take others innovations;).
242, 23 May 2017Too bad, that most of the commenters are not familiar with iOS and the advantages it has over ... moreWorking in cellphone industry at B2B level for 10 years now.
I used almost all iphone model and over 40 different android model.
Right now i am using an iphone 7.
a processor power is not based on its amount of cores but the size of those cores.
Iphone cores are much bigger than any android soc cores so your arguments is flawed.
Still Performance on the iphone 7 are simply perfect i have no complain about speed ect ( but its about same speed as the LG G5 i used before it i see no difference in games or any apps )
Ios multitasking dont use the ram its basically save on the phone memory the app in a freezed state. I do like this approach but i would like even more to have choice of one or another on a app per app level ( so on this one i like both android true multitasking and iOS freeze multitasking )
For privacy ect sorry but you are wrong.
In 10 years i had about as many infected android device than iOS device.
The only advantage apple have is what i would call fake sens of security.
Here an example : Stagefright on android thats nasty flaw thats make it possible to infect your phone with a picture files thats is infected. Same flaw existed on iOS since the first one and only got fixed about 1 years ago...
Apple way to security is if you find a flaw you must report it to Apple and Apple alone.
If you go to media or talk about it outside then your developper right for iOS will be void and you be ban for life.
Apple only tell what security hole they patched when its patched so you have those hole in your security for years whitout even knowing about it..
On android there is security software like Bitdefender ( i highly recommend this one ) its block security hole less than 1 week after they are annouced ( and as Android security hole are annouced very fast its a win win! )
As for OS update older iphone dont get the real OS update they get a features stripped tone down version so again if you like update just to update its your choice.
Most of my clients complain of Apple half baked OS update thats break up fine working devices.
For security you dont need OS update if you have a good security software.
For running apps Google update all the api directly so you dont need latest OS version.
Thats comming from someone thats currently actively use : a ipad pro 9.7 + iphone 7 128 jetblack for business need and an LG G6 as a personal phone.
Both have all my mail sync ( both business and personal )
I still prefere to use my android for work as i get more done on it than on iphone.
i have the iphone because my boss want me to have one and offered it to me.
So sorry at the price point iphone are not a good buy.
IF iphone 7 128 gb would be 30% less pricy its would be an amazing device for the price.
PS: sorry for my english not my first language.
ejrome, 23 May 2017previously used a xiaomi redmi2 which was a fifth the fraction of the price of an iphone. root... moreit does not just work out of the box though it is useless without iTunes and then most media won't pay just causes me so much trouble with albums all split up, just bloody awful experience.
Legollas, 23 May 2017I've had several non Apple branded phones over the years, I've had a Nokia, a couple Blackberr... moreJust reading your first line non apple branded? What the hack is that? NOKIA is not a brand or something? Anyway, going back to what i first said, stop hiding behind the wall, people can smell you "fanboysm "for far away. Nexus my a**.