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XooDOWORKooX
04-30-2014, 08:45 AM
I've had an iphone since the 3GS. I am now using the 4S but am seriously thinking about trying out the galaxy. I am not an Apple fanboy by any means, these are just the phones that I have ended up with at upgrade time. My upgrade is tomorrow and I know there are tons of threads on this but I am just looking for some opinions on the whole subject.

Otaman
04-30-2014, 08:55 AM
well other than build materials, Galaxy S5 is a far superior phone than Iphone 5s. I think overall it's the best smartphone on the market right now

I'd suggest going to the store and trying out a few different phones to see which one you'd be most comfortable with.


Android is just as easy system to use as Apple's iOS. Some Android phones I'd recommened trying out: Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Nexus 5, LG G2, Note 3, Moto X

repsDTGdaily
04-30-2014, 09:12 AM
love my galaxy s4...i am not a fan of iphone. to each his own though. i believe s5 is one of the fastest out there now though. great screen too.

jasonjb
04-30-2014, 09:19 AM
touchwiz sucks, hopefully samsung gives more control over to google

tdnick
04-30-2014, 09:56 AM
touchwiz sucks, hopefully samsung gives more control over to google

It's not hard to switch out launchers

Kalmah6661
04-30-2014, 09:58 AM
It's not hard to switch out launchers

It's more than that, though. Touchwiz is just slow in general.

What's weird, though, is that, after tweaking a bunch of settings and changing the homescreen animations, my GF's S5 became just as smooth as my Nexus 5.

I couldn't believe it.

jasonjb
04-30-2014, 10:12 AM
It's not hard to switch out launchers
I have cyanogen mod on my phone, its good but its still a bit glitchy and the camera crashes 90% of the time. Still 100x better than laggy touchwiz

LegendKill3r
04-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Wait for the iPhone 6 unless you absolutely need a new phone now. The 4S still performs as fast as lots of phones out now which says something. I'm typing this from my 4S and am eligible for upgrade but am waiting for the 6.

If you wanna go android then you can't go wrong with the S5. It's a great phone. If you wanna stay with iOS then obviously the 5S is the best route.


Here's a mockup of the supposed 5.5" screen iPhone coming this year. Obviously it's not real but it gives us an idea of what the size of the phone will look like.

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/30/iphone-6-physical-mockup-5-5/

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2014/04/iphone_6_55_mockup_front.jpg

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2014/04/iphone_6_55_mockup_rear.jpg

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2014/04/iphone_6_55_mockup_side.jpg

It's more than that, though. Touchwiz is just slow in general.

What's weird, though, is that, after tweaking a bunch of settings and changing the homescreen animations, my GF's S5 became just as smooth as my Nexus 5.

I couldn't believe it.

That's because the S5 already has better hardware than the Nexus 5. If she put a stock android rom on her S5, it would perform faster and smoother than your Nexus 5. Same could be said if you put a Touch Wiz rom on your N5. It would run slower than your phone on stock android unless the rom was optimized well to run on your phone.