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#1926483 - 05/27/14 11:20 AM Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5
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I currently have the IPhone 5 and am thinking about switching to the Galaxy 5. Which one is better? WOuld my info transfer from the Iphone to the galaxy?
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#1926484 - 05/27/14 12:07 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I have the same plan. I'm genuinely tired of i-anything and I like the larger format. Miniaturization may be cool, but it's not very practical.
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#1926495 - 05/27/14 01:23 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I have one of each (galaxy-personal) and iphone for work.
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#1926496 - 05/27/14 01:23 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I think the galaxy is easier to use.
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#1926504 - 05/27/14 01:44 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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Check with Bimmer, he has some ideas about all things iphonish. I personally like the Apple technology. I am not sure anything bigger than an iPhone will fit in any of my pockets. That may not be an issue though for women since y'all carry huge baskets around with everything but the kitchen sink in them.
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#1926505 - 05/27/14 01:48 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 DeeQ
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Originally Posted By: DeeQ
I have one of each (galaxy-personal) and iphone for work.


Which version/model of the galaxy do you have? My wife's smartphone is in serious need of an upgrade, and the galaxy models seem like a good fit for her.

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#1926512 - 05/27/14 02:08 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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stratosphere 5, I think

<<<--- not a techie. eek
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#1926528 - 05/27/14 02:35 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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Samsung uses a propriatary GUI which causes their OS updates to be about a year behind other android devices. It is a fantastic phone but I prefer other android models. I am currently using an HTC One (m8) and I love it.

Caution: there is a known problem switching from an iPhone to any other platform. Apple engineers did a VERY poor job planning/desigining/scripting the iMessage service. If you turned iMessage on in your phone settings you will not receive text messages from iPhone users after the switch. The Apple techs do not know how to fix it and it is causing significant problems for the many who are making the change, myself included. Apple put out several "fixes" but they are now admitting none really work on a consistent basis and they do not know how to fix it. I now get message from about 80% of iPhone users, best I can tell.
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#1926547 - 05/27/14 02:53 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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Thanks, Need Coffee, that's very good to know!

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#1926566 - 05/27/14 03:11 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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#1926572 - 05/27/14 03:13 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I bet it does, but this would be my wife's phone, not mine.

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#1926670 - 05/27/14 04:47 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 Need Coffee
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Originally Posted By: Need Coffee
Caution: there is a known problem switching from an iPhone to any other platform.


the engineers never thought anyone would move away from an iphone by choice, so there is no design issue
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#1926693 - 05/27/14 05:13 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
the engineers never thought anyone would move away from an iphone by choice, so there is no design issue


Psychologists call this phenomenon "learned helplessness". It is the same reason animals can be controlled by attaching a leash that is connected to nothing. wink
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#1926711 - 05/27/14 05:39 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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The last "update" on my iPhone completely wiped it out. I was able to recover most of my contacts but last all the apps and about 2000 photos that didnt upload to the cloud.
Its put me on to thinking about another type of phone.
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#1926713 - 05/27/14 05:42 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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#1926718 - 05/27/14 05:47 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 Bankbb1, PITA
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Originally Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA
The last "update" on my iPhone completely wiped it out. I was able to recover most of my contacts but last all the apps and about 2000 photos that didnt upload to the cloud.
Its put me on to thinking about another type of phone.


How often do you upload to the cloud? My daughter lost her iPhone, (Left it on top her car when filling up with gas, then drove off). We went and bought a new phone, updated her new phone from the cloud, and she lost nothing... but her paycheck for the new phone. smirk One of those tough daddy lessons, I know I am a mean one.
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#1926725 - 05/27/14 05:56 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 DD Regs
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i love my new Galaxy S5 (had it for about 2 weeks now)!

although, i've played with the HTC One (M8) and it's a good one as well (i had the HTC Evo a few years back)

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#1926729 - 05/27/14 06:06 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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if you set your icloud to back up whe you plug in, the phone is locked, and you have wifi - you wouldn't have backup issues
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#1926732 - 05/27/14 06:06 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I have windows phone 8, I honestly can't see me to going to android or iPhone. It is so easy to use and there are plenty of apps ... for me anyway
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#1926762 - 05/27/14 06:46 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I also have a Windows phone. I love mine and have no desire to change.
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#1926768 - 05/27/14 06:53 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 E.E.G.B
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#1926784 - 05/27/14 07:17 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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#1926827 - 05/27/14 08:06 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I dumped the Android because mine never worked, (HTC Droid Incredible) but I looked at both before I settled on my iphone - the size of the Galaxy is kind of ridiculous - it's like carrying around a small tablet. I have an arm-band I run with, and it woud be like running with a small tv strapped to my arm. I also have pocket issues - sorry, Pale, but I don't carry a big purse!

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#1926856 - 05/27/14 09:20 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 DD Regs
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It was supose to be backing up to the cloud everytime I plugged in and locked. That didnt work.
The genius at the genius bar shared with me that there is about a 15% chance that anytime you update your phone that it is a possiblity.
I had the genius reset everything. So, in theory, it can never happen again....... smirk
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#1926978 - 05/28/14 02:30 PM Re: Galaxy 5 vs. IPhone 5 TINKerBell
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I have an iPhone for work and a Galaxy for my personal phone. I much prefer the Galaxy. I can even put my iTunes music on it.
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