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    • buzzby
    • By buzzby 22nd Sep 16, 2:29 PM
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    Samsung Vs Apple (boring I know)
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:29 PM
    Samsung Vs Apple (boring I know) 22nd Sep 16 at 2:29 PM
    Had an iPhone since the iPhone 4 and am now due an upgrade from my iPhone 6. Not too impressed with the latest iPhone 7. Doesn't seem much different to the 6.

    So was thinking about upgrading to the Samsung Edge.

    Anyone got one. How does it compare to the iPhone?
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    • mrochester
    • By mrochester 22nd Sep 16, 9:36 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:36 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:36 PM
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and an iPhone SE. The Edge looks pretty and does loads of things no one ever uses, but Android just doesn't compare to the user experience of iOS.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 23rd Sep 16, 7:00 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 7:00 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 7:00 AM
    I agree with the above post. IOS is better..I have tried to get on with Android but it just doesn't do it for me. I have an iPhone 4s which is a 5 year old model and it still runs well albeit has just received its last software update as IOS10 is not available for this model.
    So I may have to upgrade in the next 12 months as when Apps stop getting updated. Would any android phone be current for 5 years? If I was to get an Android phone it would not be a Samsung as it is full of bloatware. I would be looking at Nexus or Motorola as I believe they run pure Android.
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 23rd Sep 16, 7:45 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 7:45 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 7:45 AM
    Sorry, you're right, boring & been done to death! I have tried iPhones, can't get on with them and prefer Android all day long. My teenagers won't have anything else but Apple so horses for courses.

    If you're going to make the switch, the LG G5 is worth checking out IMHO
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 23rd Sep 16, 8:02 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:02 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:02 AM
    iOS is inferior IMO. Android is more flexible in how it can be set up and allows the phone to be connected to a wide range of other devices with ease where as with iOS you're stuck with what Apple think is best.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 23rd Sep 16, 8:37 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:37 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:37 AM
    Neither phone

    Its really Android v Apple

    Get a Nexus 6p no bloatware and first to get Android updates. now on Android 7

    If you want the Apple system you have no choice but a pricey Apple phone
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 23rd Sep 16, 9:36 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:36 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:36 AM
    Another Android recommendation I'd make is the new Moto G4.

    My mate has the G4 Plus (same resolution and P.P.I as the iPhone Plus range) and it flies.

    It pretty much runs stock Android (so no bloatware) and will receive updates from Google much quicker than some of the competition.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 23rd Sep 16, 10:01 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:01 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:01 AM
    iOS is inferior IMO. Android is more flexible in how it can be set up and allows the phone to be connected to a wide range of other devices with ease where as with iOS you're stuck with what Apple think is best.
    Originally posted by thescouselander
    The reason iPhones are "less flexible" is security, for the Apple white paper on the subject see:
    https://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 23rd Sep 16, 10:16 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:16 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:16 AM
    Should not the question be what do i want to do with the phone . Any specific apps i need .
    How much do i want to spend .Plus could i cope with a different OS .
    By the by Samsung's are nor pure Android but have the Samsung Touchwizz interface overlay on the OS .
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 23rd Sep 16, 12:07 PM
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    Is there a need of getting new phone?

    What's wrong with existing iphone 6
    • almillar
    • By almillar 23rd Sep 16, 1:31 PM
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    Get a Nexus 6p no bloatware and first to get Android updates. now on Android 7
    Bad timing, new Google phones seem to be just around the corner...
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 23rd Sep 16, 2:31 PM
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    The reason iPhones are "less flexible" is security, for the Apple white paper on the subject see:
    https://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north

    Yes..... It's definately not because Apple want to lock customers into their ecosystem and cross sell other devices like TV boxes and watches etc etc.
    • mrochester
    • By mrochester 23rd Sep 16, 2:57 PM
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    It actually just makes it a better user experience for the customer. The best way to think of it is an Android device is like a Windows PC in your pocket (with all the advantages and disadvantages that entails) and an iPhone is like a console.
    • guavokane
    • By guavokane 24th Sep 16, 12:19 PM
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    Though I am using Samsung Galaxy S5. But I am great fan of Apple.
    • neilcr
    • By neilcr 24th Sep 16, 6:44 PM
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    Had an iPhone since the iPhone 4 and am now due an upgrade from my iPhone 6. Not too impressed with the latest iPhone 7. Doesn't seem much different to the 6.

    So was thinking about upgrading to the Samsung Edge.

    Anyone got one. How does it compare to the iPhone?
    Originally posted by buzzby
    Don't get into the phone network 24 month update cycle and go SIM free which will save you money. Then you update when it suits you rather than the network. The 6 is still a very decent phone especially with IOS 10 installed.
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