- Apr 11, 2009
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I have seen a few folks with the new iPhone 7 and was wondering if anyone here has bought one or upgraded?
Jumping from Android to Apple just because the early production Samsung N7s are torches is a bit extreme. Samsung already seems to have the situation corrected, but if you want to avoid Samsung for a while, look at recent offerings from LG, HTC, and similar manufacturers. I exited Samsung a year or so ago, because for my purposes there were better values to be had. You might consider a G5. I personally use an LG G3. Love it, no need for me to upgrade.I have a Note 3 that I've always liked but is on it's last leg...
I was going to look into a Note 7 ,,,
WAS being the operative word in that sentence,, till I saw a pic of a late model Jeep burning in a thread here on TRF...
I am now considering a I phone 7 and will keep a read on this thread ...
I don't really think a great deal of negative feedback has been around much for apple devices though,,, no ???
+1I'm hoping they will add a needed new feature before I buy another, real water resistance.
I am most definitely not--Jumping from Android to Apple just because the early production Samsung N7s are torches is a bit extreme.Jumping from Android to Apple just because the early production Samsung N7s are torches is a bit extreme. Samsung already seems to have the situation corrected, but if you want to avoid Samsung for a while, look at recent offerings from LG, HTC, and similar manufacturers. I exited Samsung a year or so ago, because for my purposes there were better values to be had. You might consider a G5. I personally use an LG G3. Love it, no need for me to upgrade.
Also see here:
Android vs Apple of course is almost a religious war for some people... I have a work iPhone and would never consider a personal iPhone. My wife has an iPhone and though it annoys her she isn't interested in switching platforms. Apple market share is dropping like a stone; they are down to around 23% of the market last time I looked (Android around 70%).
Best wishes whatever you do!
The 7 does have improved water resistance. It has outperformed the Galaxy 7 on several real-world tests. The 7 has a rating of IP67 which means it can withstand being submerged for 30 mins in a meter of water. But tests have shown it can go deeper than that for shorter periods. But I'm not sure I'd risk it.I'm hoping they will add a needed new feature before I buy another, real water resistance. I'd like 5' resistance and now that they have done away with the jack, maybe? With the loss of the jack, there is no more analog interface to work with. I'll miss it but I figure most won't.
I have a 6s now and don't see any new features that encourage me to buy at this time...
Are any of these devices truly waterproof? I recall reading that the Samsung items, despite being the focus of so many ads, were not nearly as waterproof as hoped.I can't believe that a phone as popular as the iPhone has been in the past hasn't ever been made to be water proof.
Google search can be your friend. Do a search for iPhone 7 water resistance tests and see for yourself. The example I linked to clearly shows it can withstand submersion in water as advertised. But 'waterproof' is all dependent on pressure, which of course can be either spray pressure (think pressure washer) or depth. The standard the iPhone claims to meet is 1 meter for 30 minutes. Whether or not that is waterproof enough of course depends on your circumstances.Are any of these devices truly waterproof? I recall reading that the Samsung items, despite being the focus of so many ads, were not nearly as waterproof as hoped.
My wife dropped her 6 in the toilet (full immersion in "clear" water, and it worked fine after drying out.+1
I can't believe that a phone as popular as the iPhone has been in the past hasn't ever been made to be water proof. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Apple purposely didn't do this so that they could sell more replacements. You barely dip the wrong end of an iPhone in water and it locks up and stops working even if dried out.
My work phone is an iPhone 4S. I love it. I had a Galaxy Rugby Pro that worked OK for almost 2 years and then the battery took a dump. I tried a second battery (all be it a cheap one... :dark: ), then they gave me the iPhone from a salesman who quit. I loved it right away. I'm a field mechanic ( I work outside a LOT), and I work around noisy equipment. If I carry the phone in a holster or my pants pocket, I can't hear it (or feel it) ring. The stupid Rugby was huge in my shirt pocket and always falling out. With the 4S, I could put it in my shirt pocket and fasten the button. No more phone falling out. Then the Galaxy contract was up and they got us new Galaxy 6S rugged (or whatever crap name they came up with). Another huge phone falling out of my pocket again So after 2 months (oh, by the way, they're too cheap to get insurance, even for the field mechanics...) We're supposed to be carefull :eyeroll: Yep, you guessed it. I took the phone out of my pocket so it wouldn't fall in the oil pan I was moving. I set it aside and and started the machine. It fell off of where I had it set (maximum 2 1/2' drop). No more screen. You could call me, but I couldn't answer since the screen was blank. Check into repairing the phone and a new screen was over $400.00 w/o installation... :y: So, I said, gimme the iPhone back. They hemmed and hawed and finally decided that would be OK. Going on my 3rd year with it now. The battery is just starting to need charging more than once every 48hrs. And I use the phone quite a bit. My personal phone is the 5S and it's OK, although a lot of people tell me I'm hard to hear unless I switch to speaker phone mode (could be how I hold it? ). It's starting to have charging issues (I don't like the "lightning plug, I think it's a little fragile compared to the 4S plug, but the smaller size is nice). I'll probably upgrade it when it's available for upgrade with the SE as I want a phone more than I want a pocket computer with a huge screen. And I won't have to change cases...So I'm not the only one with a 4. Why replace a perfectly good tool before it breaks? Only issue I have is that they keep making the text smaller and fuzzier.
ditto. Just smashed my 4s back lol. can't wait. this thing is cooked. battery is fried.