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Longtime Android user reveals what it’s like to switch to iPhone 6s

Published Sep 28th, 2015 10:54AM EDT
iPhone 6s Vs. Android Switch

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If you’re an Android user who feels tempted by the allure of the just-released iPhone 6s, you owe it to yourself to read what one former Android user thinks after he made the switch just last week. Redditor LurkerPatrol has written up a comprehensive list of impressions about what it’s like to go from Android to the iPhone 6s, and it includes a list of things he still misses about Android.

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Let’s start with the good things: The new iPhone 6s owner loves the “buttery smoothness” of iOS compared with Android, the speed of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the “fast and amazing” camera, and the “amazing” build quality. He’s also very impressed with the new 3D Touch capabilities added to the iPhone 6s.

“Peek and pop becomes second nature now, and is extremely useful for looking up your calendar and sifting through pictures in MMS/email,” the user writes about 3D Touch. “I don’t mind the shortcut ability for apps, but I definitely can’t wait to see how other apps will implement this.”

So the build quality, OS and camera are all first-rate. What does the user still miss about Android?

Google Now is one thing, as he calls it “by far the best search and active information provider among all the OS search and voice software.” He also “liked that Android allowed me to FTP files to and from the device with ease and access all of the shared files on my computer with an app like ES File Explorer.” He hasn’t found the experience to be nearly as smooth with third-party apps on the iPhone 6s.

The user’s full breakdown of differences between the iPhone 6s and Android are worth your time and can be found here.

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.


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