I have to be honest, I wasn’t overwhelmed with the improvements to the iPhone. I find myself wondering if its time to try out the new Galaxy. Not just because of the camera, but because of issues I, and others, have with our iPhones.
My main issue right now is the WiFried problem. If you’re not familiar, its basically the problem of having your wifi randomly drop, when you’re well within range of your router. It’s very frustrating, and I’ve run up against my data caps the last couple of months now. I don’t want to pay more for data, because 4GB should be plenty for me, and I don’t want to be forced to use LTE for a reliable connection.
There is a fix for the WiFried problem for people that jailbreak their phones. I haven’t, but its an option I’ll have to consider if iOS9 doesn’t fix the problem.
Another issue that has been bothering me lately is the battery life. I know its not a new problem, but I find myself having to charge my phone a lot more often, even when i set the brightness to around 20% all day.
If my wifi doesn’t get fixed soon, I’ll be seriously considering switching to android.
The Galaxy S6 has some appealing features, such as longer battery life, more entry level storage (I don’t know why apple didn’t increase their storage when the photo files will be larger,) wireless charging, faster charging, more megapixels, and a wider aperture.
I’m eligible for an upgrade now, and I’ll see what my options are once the 6s is available. I have a feeling the Galaxy will be more appealing in many regards. Most likely I’ll stand pat with my 5s until the holidays.
[As for the photo, this is a macro shot of a succulent from my mom’s garden. I used an iPro macro lens on my 5s.]