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    Do you like your iphone?

    Usually people jump ship from Apple to Android as iphone no doubt are very expensive but I must admit the screen sizes on android phone are going up and up and actually the 4" screen of an iphone 5 looks very appealing. I was looking at new nexus 5 and although a great price and am sure is a fantastic device 5" screen in my pocket sounds like it would be really bulky!

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Usually people jump ship from Apple to Android as iphone no doubt are very expensive but I must admit the screen sizes on android phone are going up and up and actually the 4" screen of an iphone 5 looks very appealing. I was looking at new nexus 5 and although a great price and am sure is a fantastic device 5" screen in my pocket sounds like it would be really bulky!
    I thought this at first before I got my 4.8" galaxy s3 but once you get used to it you wont wanna go to a smaller screen again!

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Have to agree with GoodZE. My phones have only been getting bigger. I8000 Omnia II (3.7 inches) > I9000 Galaxy S (4 inches) > N7000 Note (5.3 inches) > Xperia Z Ultra (6.4 inches). You get used to the size quickly. Going back however, you think; "My last phone was tiny". Quite a realization when I held my Galaxy Note and thought "this is kinda small now".

    I've said before, larger screen make almost everything about the experience better. It makes watching videos, viewing/editing documents, playing games, browsing the web and so on just that little bit more pleasant. Go to a store and try some phones out and pick the biggest you are happy with.

    If you are dead set on a smaller phone, the beauty of Android is that there are dozens if not hundreds or thousands to choose from.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Different phones for different requirements. I like my 5S and the slight size increase from my 4S. If I need something bigger, I pull out my iPad. I don't like a huge thing in my pocket. We seem to be going full circle with phones. First they were huge bricks then they shrank, now they are going big again.

    If you are not tied to a particular ecosystem then by all means give Android a go. I would recommend the Nexus 5 as Googles reference phones get the Android updates before the branded ones. The likes of Samsung and HTC are lovely phones too. Just too much bloatware on them which can't be uninstalled easily. If you like tinkering though, go for it.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    I'm more than happy with my 5s. If I want a larger screen, I have an iPad or a 24" iMac to use! I think the bigger phones do have their place but I have best of both worlds by having multiple devices.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Love my iPhone 5 and it's always a great relief coming back to it after using something else for a while. The phone that's come the very closest to the iPhone so for in my experience is the Nexus 5. However, there's still a bit of functionality missing from Android that I really need (taking voice commands from the lock screen for instance). Android is nearly there, just not quite yet.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    No,since I don't own one??


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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Well I have just jumped ship to a Nexus 5 from an iPhone 4 on my personal phone, but still have an iPhone 5 for work...and in short, no I don't like my iPhone.

    They had it spot on with the 4/4S. High quality, great looks, such a "solid" well built feel..really great phone. Then it started going downhill. I don't get on with my iPhone 5. It's far too light, doesn't have the same "quality" feel, scratches by touching it, has a really odd resolution/profile...it's just nothing special. The 5S is identical in every way that matters, and the 5C well, that's got to be the worst mainstream product Apple has put out there in the past 12 years.

    With the nexus 5 I am enjoying it because it's different - but it's not much better. Wireless charging is exciting for all of 5 minutes but other than that, it's just a phone with some different software that solves one or two issues iOS had but introduces a load of it's own problems. Just as with iOS, I don't accept the whole "oh but you can uninstall this and the install this hack, loose those features but gain the one you want" argument).

    I have come to the conclusion that currently we don't have a "perfect" phone - for me it would be a device that offers a pure hybrid of Android and iOS OS and devices

    Glass front/back mixed with uni-body style metal, around a 4.5" 1080p screen, minimum 24 hour battery (ideally more but hey lets be realistic), decent camera, 16gb memory, suitable specs (since they are actually irrelevant, in a phone I just want a CPU and enough RAM to run apps quickly), QI Charging, fingerprint scanner..thats all you'd need.

    Then software wise I would want an OS that does everything I really need out of the box with no hacking needed - deep integration with Cloud (Apple does this, Google does not), customisable widget based homescreen (Google does this, Apple does not), full reaching notifications out of the box (Apple does this, Google fails by not allowing notification counters!), VPN support, and multiple App stores that include high quality vetting of apps (Neither does this adequately).

    Then you have a phone I really want.

    As it is, I think the Nexus 5 is probably the best value device out there until Manufactures can innovate a little and give us something new/different/worth spending £500+ on. As it stands, I think now is the perfect time for long term Apple users (like me) to dip their toe in the water with Android since you can get a top spec phone for £295 brand new (the nexus 4 at £200 is still a compelling purchase!) - at half the cost of an iPhone it's not too much of a risk to take, especially as I have just sold my iPhone 4 (not a 4S!) for £100.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    I've got iphone 5, I was looking at android before but screens looked too big for me and had always crossed out the earlier iPhones as the screen was so small!
    Got to admit, I love my iphone, things just work and the screen is just big enough without being too big in my pocket!
    Only downsides are price, and the fact it's run and made by apple... So constrictive on the programmes and apps you can use and iphone with.
    Still, benefits outweigh the downsides for me

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Before i went for the Nexus 5, i had a iphone 4 and the only reason i had it for was status rather than functions. That was my biggest regret after moving to android there was so many more options which ios couldn't provide, and i doubt il ever go back to the iphone.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    I think it is what you are used too.

    If you are used to apple interface then many people seem to have the iphones. I found them way to expensive so went with HTC for the android OS but I am a windows PC user. I hated windows mobile OS.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    yes i like my iphone...mine is iphone4 and looking forward for iphone6

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    iPhone 5 (works phone) and absolutely hate it.

    Just trying to click the play button on a voice message is infuriating. The screen is way too small and the interface is to limiting.
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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    Still using an iPhone 4 here and, to be honest, I'm getting a bit pigged off with it. I've always liked iPhones, but I'd prefer a bigger screen than what is on offer. Previously, I disliked Android phones because the OS was just too clumsy for my liking. However, I think the more recent 4.xx OS releases offer a marked improvement, and are now appealing to me.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    iphone 5 is the best screen size compared to other phones. It has great user experience.

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    Re: Do you like your iphone?

    I don't have an iphone to like or dislike, but I don't see any reason, or chance, of me EVER spending that on a phone, iphone or not.

    If others want one, and are prepared to pay it, fine, it's your money. Nothing wrong with that. I won't, though, at that price or anything like it.
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