Android vs iOS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badgolferman, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    In the past I have bashed iOS for the lack of customability and how it
    deals with certain things. I am now writing to praise some of its
    features compared to Android.

    My wife just upgraded from a Nokia Windows phone to the Samsung Galaxy
    S5. Since we are both new to the Android OS, many of its features were
    unituitive to us. However there were at least three things I noticed
    about Android that are inferior to iOS:

    1) The Notification system isn't very good at notifying you. You get
    tiny icons at the top of the screen that go away sometimes. You must
    get into a habit of sweeping the Home screen down and checking for
    notifications. At least iOS leaves them on your Lock screen to see
    when you pick up the phone and gives three different ways to be noticed.

    2) Cellular data control is all On or all Off. With iOS you can
    control apps individually. There are only certain apps I want to have
    cellular capability and I have that control. The Android system
    doesn't give you that capability. You leave the confines of your WiFi
    connection and all those background apps are sucking up data bytes
    unless you remember to turn off data.

    3) Privacy control is hard to set up, if at all. Once again with iOS I
    can control the privacy or GPS settings for each individual app. It
    helps that I don't have a Facebook account as well since that
    apparently takes over your whole phone from what I've seen on hers.

    I'm sure there are many other feature comparisons that you may have
    experienced or noticed. Tell me some of them.
    badgolferman, Dec 18, 2014
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    BobbyK Guest

    Buy an iPhone 6 and find out for yourself.
    BobbyK, Dec 18, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    I'd have you publicly flogged if you hadn't
    enjoyed that so much the last time.
    Yeah, it took me a while to work out what as
    notifying with some stuff like gmail and facebook.
    < when you pick up the phone and gives three different ways to be noticed.
    Yeah, that is certainly useful.

    In theory, anyway. I just had the fucking app store use
    cellular data for updates even tho that is disabled in
    the settings with 8.1.2 when it had wifi available.

    Never got that previously, presumably it’s a wart in 8.1.2

    Fortunately it only cost me $12, just as
    well I wasn’t roaming outside the country.
    I haven't seen that with my android system and I do have facebook on it.
    I have found with my mate's S4 that the thing is so badly
    designed that if you manage to accidentally put a phone
    call on hold, you can hang up on that call and call back
    and the damned thing stupidly maintains the hold over
    to the new call and its still on hold. He had to take the
    battery out to get it to behave normally. Clearly he
    could have just taken it off hold but he didn’t realise
    that he had put it on hold accidentally.

    Same with the mic, he managed to hold the thing
    upside down when driving around in the car and
    the audio was so bad that it was almost unusable
    like that until he realised what he had done.

    He just said that its new phone time so is likely to
    be getting an S5 to replace is for Xmas I spose, it
    will be interesting to see what he manages to do
    with the S5 like that.
    Rod Speed, Dec 18, 2014
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    salgud Guest

    This sounds made up to me. I know virtually nothing about android phones in
    general and this phone in particular, but I find it hard to believe that
    holding it upside down would screw up the audio so badly as to make it
    unusable, unless maybe the phone had been previously damaged.
    salgud, Dec 31, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope, I heard him do that.
    No it hadn't previously been damaged and worked fine once
    he realised what he had done and held it the right way up.

    Its quite possible he managed to put his thumb
    over the mic or something with it held upside down.
    Rod Speed, Dec 31, 2014
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