Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
The iPhone was missing a ton of useful features. All these features the Galaxy S6 has. I guess it's better late than never.
High resolution display
Always on Display
Quick access to the camera
Heart rate sensor
Galaxy S6 has an IR blaster which I missed. I had the IR codes for all my devices. My tv, AC, receiver, and lights. I would also change the channels at bars.
Useful, not mandatory. I did not see a great benefit from switching to an iPhone or iPhone plus display, both of which are below qHD resolution. In fact, I could still use a non-plus variant without any complaints. I certainly don't need wireless charging. I barely use my wireless pad as it is. Quick charging was always useful, but again, I simply learned to keep my phone charged, it's not that big of a deal to me and I don't consciously structure my day around iPhone charge cycles. Even at the moment, I don't use my quick access camera on my iPhone and I never did on any of my Androids. I've never used a heart rate sensor in my life, jk, I have a fitbit. My iPhone pictures have always turned out great. So did my Android ones, but I'm not a photo guy. All modern cameras ever since the S6 and iPhone 6 looked great to me.
And an always on display? Really? It's cool and useful but hardly something I'd crucify iOS over. Most Android phones don't even have it.
I am a power user in a sense that I really beat on my phones. I use youtube, a ton of tabs on my browsers, remote access desktop applications for work, office suites, etc, etc. My Androids always, always reached a point of overheating, lagging, or general Android jank unpleasantness. And I could literally show you my stack of Android phone boxes, I am a fan of many things that Android does "better". But what phone do I use as my primary work and day-to-day tool? An iPhone. It does the core smartphone functions better than Android and that's why it's better for so many people. I appreciate Android for pushing the envelope, but iPhone consistency and excellence is much more important to me.
Just watch this Linus bit on his beef with Android
Originally Posted by steelbom
Aside from the high resolution display and quick access to the camera, I agree. There's diminishing returns after a certain pixel density, and also you need higher resolutions on AMOLED since they use a different pixel stripe than a standard LCD. The difference isn't that big between the two.
Quick Charging and Wireless Charging are definitely useful to have.
I honestly don't mind even the smaller iPhone low resolution display. I guess it's because I'm not an enthusiast.