Poll results: Have you switched from Android to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

Poll results: Have you switched from Android to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?
Apple sold as much smartphones as Samsung this past quarter for the first time in the history of the iOS-Android rivalry. While the vast majority of those who snatched an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus are likely upgrading from an older iPhone model, some of them are undoubtedly newcomers that have been waiting on the sidelines for Apple to finally introduce a handset with a larger display.

Maybe, just maybe, some within that waiting list are actually switching from Android, enticed by the larger screen, but also by the resale value that an iPhone holds, the new Apple Pay ecosystem, the camera quality, or are just curious to try out what the fuss is all about. This is why we asked you last week whether you are one of those users who used to carry an Android phone before, and are now into the iOS camp. 

More than half of our 3650 respondents (60%) didn't make the switch, but the rest have either taken the plunge to Apple's ecosystem (24%), or are considering it (16%), which comes to show that when Apple finally outed iPhones with bigger screens, the attitude towards its handsets in the Android community might be in for a change.

Have you switched from Android to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

Yes
24.22%
No
59.4%
Considering it
16.38%

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34 Comments

1. Biernot unregistered

yes because i love the notification LED and the Front-Stereospeaker on the Iphone :D i stay android baby

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

We all know why they want to stay with Android. Flexibility, functionality, durability. Battery life and the list goes on.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm still using my Nexus 5 Lollipop has improved performance and battery life Dont feel the need to upgrade yet Only complaint is I get 3-5 SOT, while the newer phones are getting 7+ SOT But I got a battery bank, so its fine

17. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

For me is the same issue: screen on battery consumption. I have more than 4 hours but I envy those with long time on it. Still I don't feel panic of changing. Yet.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, I'm most likely waiting for the 2016 phones Or Project Ara if that is actually successful

10. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

All that together doesn't matter. People are buying android just because it's cheap. Look at high end phone sales - all of those features you listed mean nothing as the premium priced android phones doesn't sell at all compared to iPhone.

15. willard12 unregistered

The "premium-priced" iphone is $199 subsidized just like most of the rest. And that's how a majority of iphone users pay for it. I don't think $199 is a huge barrier preventing people from owning an iphone and forcing them to get an android.

38. joshuawebbs

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Yeah for only 16Gigs of fixed storage. Once you update you're not gonna have no room for anything else. They should have offered 32Gigs for $199

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The number #1 phablet is the Note 4 by far. And its not cheap. Its one of the most expensive handsets around. Top end androids go for more than iphones on contract and cost the same off contract. It's been like this for years. You would think you trolls would have gotten a new argument since 2010. good lord.

44. Camikazi

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

Unfortunately the part of your comment that top androids go for more then iphone is just not true, either on or off contract. The 16gb iphone 6+ goes for 299 in the online apple store, the 32gb note 4 on at&t (which is the more expensive of all 4 major carriers in the US goes for the same price, in other carriers is cheaper. The 16gb iphone 6+ full price goes for 749, the 32gb note 4 you can get on amazon prime starting at 645. In att is more expensive, then again, att is the more expensive of all us carriers

39. hey10103

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Really? Because if you buy an iPhone 3 you have every version of the phone... you buy a new android and you have the latest and greatest in technology, innovation, and absolute best.. You buy a new iPhone and you have a camera timer..why do you think iPhone doesn't have 1080p? Or any new technology in the past 5 years? The iPhone 5 "introduced" a new row of apps.. and somehow all of you thought that was the turn on the century.

35. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

I hate this kind of poll question. "Have you stopped beating your wife?" NO, I'm not going to switch to an inferior system like cra- Apple.

40. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Well, have you?

3. aliadils3d

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Why would someone switch to an iphone, LOL

5. Biernot unregistered

Maybe Selfhate ?

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or maybe because the quality of the apps are far superior and personal decisions maybe?

9. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Hmmmm maybe because they want to swith ?

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Exactly. After three beautiful years with Android I switched to iOS and will be my main driver for awhile.

30. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I second that. I've used Android phones for 5 years and decided to try something different. I love my purchase and will be using my iP6+ for a while.

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same. :')

14. Mechanized

Posts: 13; Member since: May 31, 2014

I'm an Android person myself. I use Android for flexibility. I enjoy tweaking my phone and making the experience personal. That said, I'd consider an iPhone a better option for the average user or someone who doesn't like to fiddle with their device. iOS offers a more intuitive and consistent experience. Android usually offers a messy, bloated, convoluted experience out of the box.

33. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Android for busy business people, and iPhone for not so busy employment people.

41. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Android and business do not belong in the same sentence. Business prefers BlackBerry because we want our business to remain, our business. Android is for killing flying pigs and watching movies.

47. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Blackberry and iPhone as business phones is just a myth.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Is that a stupid question

29. DroidDaddyo

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Even though I switched to the iphone 6+ (my first Apple phone ever), I'd say my favorite OS is still Android. There were just a few things I got with the the 6+ that I I wasn't getting with my other phones (Lumia 1520, Nexus 6, Note Edge and LG G3). The features that were important enough for ME to switch were the touch ID and Apple Pay (which make unlocking with one hand super easy). Long battery life, equal to the Lumia 1520, which none of my Android phones even came close to matching, (I'd say the best out of my android phones above was the LG G3.) App selection and better quality of iphone versions of most, but not all, of my apps was also a big factor. I actually dislike IOS, but like I said, the above three features and the fact that I can get Google apps like music, google now/search as well as Microsoft apps like their new Outlook program and One Note on IOS made it my choice to use as my daily device. Second runner-ups were the LG G3 for it's fantastic customization and easy-to-handle form factor, but the screen was horrible (poor contrast makes it look dim.) The Note Edge was my other possibility, but the battery life was horrible, even after tweaking. I loved the screen and stylus (which can be used in OneNote), but I was having to charge it at work everyday. Also, the fingerprint swiping was just terrible, I hardly ever got it to work on the first time and definitely couldn't manage it one handed.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use both, but currently just rocking my 6 plus. It's all I need at the moment.

37. JayQ330

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I was wondering about this statement, "Apple Pay ecosystem, the camera quality" there was an iPhone 6 vs nexus 6 with a blind pic test & the nexus won by far, also Google wallet isn't bad at all. Is the iPhone in your opinion any different in a better way? I'm deciding on growling an iPhone.

34. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Im doing the opposite, leaving ios for Android. I just think the specs on most android phones blow ios out of the water. I just cannot decide between the Galaxy s6, and the HTC m9. Hopefully on March 1st, after watching the samsung and htc events, I will be able to pick. But I won't be shedding any tears over my iphone thats for sure. I really hate itunes. I just got rid of my imac as well. See ya Apple.

43. drkreiger

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

I'm somewhat with you there. I had an iPhone 5 for two years and could upgrade, but I wasn't impressed by the 6/6+ so I waited. I too am hoping that the event will help me decide between those! I really like the M8 speakers and display clarity, but the camera sucked. The M9 should improve that. The S5 has a great contrast ratio and the durability aspects are nice (water/dust resistant). The camera is decent too. The G3 and Note 4 brought resolution to the table. I'm curious what Samsung will do with the S6. I absolutely HATE the iPhone battery life, my tiny low-PPI display, weak contrast ratio, pathetic speaker, and boring/childish OS.

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