Six features to miss when switching from Galaxy Note Edge to iPhone 6 and vice-versa

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Six features to miss when switching from Galaxy Note Edge to iPhone 6 and vice-versa
The wonderful world of flagships is nowadays littered with all sorts of high-end devices, each new one shinier than the last, each standing out with specific design features or unique software functions. We here at PhoneArena try to post up as much objective information in our reviews as we can – spec comparisons, camera shootouts, and versus articles – all in an effort to help you, the readers, understand the pros and cons of every phone and, hopefully, make the choice that is right for you. We also have the more subjective “Living with...” column, where our authors spend at least a month with a flagship in review, and try to convey the experience and feel of using it as a daily driver.

But what if you feel like you didn't make the right choice? What if you often find yourself wishing to switch from your smartphone to another? This is not abnormal, especially if certain issues arise in a specific smartphone over time and it becomes a nuisance to use, or if a shinier flagship with more alluring features gets released.

Well, there are two ways to figure out whether you wish to switch from one smartphone to another. The more obvious one is to measure the pros and the unique features of each handset and make a decision based on those. Another way is to actually determine what you will miss in a handset once you've switched, and then figure whether the lack of those features and functions actually matter to you.

So, for the past month, I have been switching between the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – a handset that I've been using since the “Living with...” articles from a few months back – and the iPhone 6. Using each phone for around a week at a time, I was able to flesh out a number of things that I would find lacking in one model over the other. So, without further ado, here are the things that I miss when I switch from a Galaxy Note Edge to an iPhone 6, and vice-versa.

Six things that you will probably miss if you switch from an iPhone 6 to a Galaxy Note

Of course, Apple's flagship is in no way a bad device. In fact, there are quite a few things about it that I miss when I switch to the Note Edge. Let's check them out!



1. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

one day android will have fuid animations just like apple did one day with drop down notification bar

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That one day will never come if lollipop is of any indication.

14. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Hopefully the next versions will get it right, the current ones (iOS 8 and Lollipop) were big flops lol

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What about the s-pen, or multiple windows with real multitasking, or the IR with built in universal remote, or gesture controls which are on the Note 4, and completely missing on all iPhones. Option 2 where you talk about portability and the iPhone 6 being smaller, thinner and easier to hold. Paul, do you even know that Samsung has smaller and thinner phones? Why don't you do a comparison of the iPhone 6+ with the Galaxy S6/S6 edge. But shouldn't you be comparing a phablet with another phablet, like the iPhone 6+ instead. Yet here you are writing in an article why you like the smaller phone. Then next time compare the iPhone 6 with a Galaxy S6 or even S5 or S4. That would make more sense.

21. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Don't you mean iOS8? Its not smooth or fluid. Stop shilling already.

22. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

What I'll miss coming to an iPhone is my money. Pfft.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I smell popcorn!!

3. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011


4. waddup121 unregistered


5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

5. App Quality and stability. Eh, this one can be argued but your argument is baseless. Actually, are we still on about the Note 4 or?

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Yep. It's really up to the dev. And actually, I actually prefer the app experience on Android because I like the way Android switches apps back and forth easily.

6. iphoneman37

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

How can you compare size of course notes bigger than iphone 6 Should compared note vrs 6 plus and no I own both ones for work and ones for home.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I was thinking the same. A bit odd. lol

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm sorry, but as an avid ios user, number 1 is a joke for the last two years. Ios 7/8 are not fluid at all. Here's to hoping 9 will be.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

Also the apps aren't always stable on iOS either. It just doesn't show messages indicating that app has stopped or crashed like it does in android

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true

19. tedkurd unregistered

Truth, but I mean, do you really need an annoying notification that you need to dismiss when an app crashed? Common sense. Even the blonde bimbo FWB down the road knows her FB app crashes, without receiving pesky notifications.

18. tedkurd unregistered

You're selling yourself to the wrong crowd for the wrong reason. Well all know iOS is as fluid as a womans oiled body and nipples sliding down your chest ready for a t***y f***. Yes, it has hiccups and s**t, but nothing compared to our beloved Android, something that has been huge in quality concern (user experience) for a while. You may have been a recent owner of an amazing and great phone, the S6, but you will soon see (and I'm sure you have witnessed with your Note 4) that the Android experience extremely degrades FAST over time.

20. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You've never had an Android phone so how would you know?

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was a stupid post

24. tedkurd unregistered

It was't. I confronted you and thats what you have to say? You're as fake as Alison Angels t**s. I used to like you. Many people actually used to love what you say because its honest and truthful. Now you run around with a red ribbon and expect green thumbs for everything you say. Sad that this is what resulted in your change. Lol.

11. LetThereBeLight

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

only 6??? I cannot even imagine any reason how could you forget to mention the "edge" itself... Weird...

16. aru2hot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The Note has far more advantages than what is mentioned here. Note 4 and 6+ comparison would have made sense. But then, two important advantages in Apple are 1. Smooth Gaming and great graphics. 2. SLO MO Camera (240fps) Games in Android are good but i can defenitly see a difference while playing with an apple device and games are well optimised too. ( Personal Opinion)

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

App Stability LMAO, My ipad mini crashes even in settings lol. I really miss Multi-Window which I use in my GS4 when I use the ipad. People complaining about android LAG and everything iOS 8 is a lag city. Most apps lag while launching and it takes a long time for settings to load. Btw I didn't notice any lag on the GS4 since lollipop.

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