Photography by Moritz Lips. Written by Oliver Lips.
I had been an avid iPhone user since 2009, but was more and more disappointed with Apple’s novelties. As you may recall I had already expressed my dissatisfaction about the “new” iPhones back in April, so I was very happy when given the chance to test the Galaxy S6 edge.
I don’t want to go in-depth regarding the technical differences, as I do not have a profound knowledge of that matter, but rather into the experience of switching from iOS to Android:
First things first I wanted to transfer my data from one device to another and was worried if it was going to be that simple? All worries aside thanks to the “Samsung Smart Switch” app, as you simply need your iPhone charging cable and a USB Connector (I bought it myself as those telecom-idiots wanted to charge me 40 bucks for the data transfer). Roughly 10 minutes later all your photos, texts and contacts have been transferred. The only thing I didn’t manage to get onto the new phone were my WhatsApp messages, but there is nothing really serious in there anyway, am I right?
As I used the Galaxy S6 edge from day to day I noticed how much more convenient it is for me as a blogger as we work very closely with Google Apps. Contacts were imported directly, the calendar was updated and the photos I downloaded from our Drive account didn’t have this massive loss in quality. Speaking of photo quality the camera is really awesome and it works great even in poor lighting. There are obviously so many more features, but to be honest I still have to discover them myself! The Android world feels vaster and gives you so many more options that it takes time to discover all the apps and settings that suit you most.
The only things I miss are being included into iMessage as all my other friends have iPhones and the Emoji’s. I’m still trying to get used to the Android ones, but I kind of miss the others (and yes, I’m aware how stupid that may sound).
That is more or less it, I have been using it for about two months now and haven’t regretted switching phones at all! On the contrary I feel more liberated, because an Android phone is more customizable and you don’t need to synchronize it with iTunes in order to save your data.
Does any of you guys own a Galaxy S6 edge or has recently switched from iOS to Android? I'm curious to read about your experiences!
This post was created in collaboration with Samsung. All opinions expressed are my own.
A great feature for your office, the wireless charger.
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