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This iPhone user switched to the Galaxy Note 4 – and now he can’t wait to switch back

Published Dec 18th, 2014 12:11PM EST
Galaxy Note 4 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Comparison
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It’s always entertaining to see what happens when longtime fans of different platforms decide to switch to a rival device and now one longtime iPhone user has posted about his experiences on Reddit of switching to the Galaxy Note 4. Long story short: While he likes some things about the Note 4, he personally cannot wait to switch back to the iPhone next year.

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Let’s start with the good: The user thinks the Note 4’s display is “off the chain” and that the inclusion of a microSD card slot is wonderful for anyone who wants more storage.

And that’s about it. The user calls the Note 4’s stock camera app “atrocious,” says that managing music on the device is “a nightmare,” that the Google Play app store is “a cluster f—,” and the Note 4’s fingerprint scanner is “unusable.” What’s more, while Hangouts is a passable iMessages alternative, the user says that it’s “not quite there” in terms of overall quality.

The user also says that Android in general is just so much less intuitive than iOS.

“I think of myself as a power user,” the user writes. “I can navigate the terminal or any Unix shell without issue and know my tech inside out. I found that with only 2 months of having the Note 4 I am showing everyone I know how to use their Android device. These are people that have never owned an iPhone here. To my disappointment, the whole image of Android users being some tech savvy genius geeks (I might be the only one that thought of them this way) is grossly over exaggerated.”

The whole post is worth reading and can be found at the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.