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Topic # 189352 25-Dec-2015 16:52
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I posted this in the s6 owners forum, but that seems to have died down so I thought I'd repost. 

Hi guys.
I am looking at getting a S6 32gb. I just had a couple of questions that I hope someone can answer.

1. The 2degrees models seems to be cheapest, would there be any issues with me using this on Spark?
2. I would be moving from a iPhone 5s, has anyone had experience moving from iOS to Samsung?
3. Is the camera quality better than the 5s?
4. Any other things i should know coming from iPhone?

Cheers and Merry Christmas everyone!

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  Reply # 1457121 25-Dec-2015 17:05
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can't say for sure 100% about using the 2deg version on spark, but the 2nd question, samsung make an app specially to transfer your old phone setting/phone books/sms etc to your new phone, this specifically transferring from iphone

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  Reply # 1457125 25-Dec-2015 17:28
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To answer your questions:

1) The S6 will work no problems on Spark however it is always best to buy for the provider you're planning to use it with since all networks are a little different. If you're a little technical you could flash the phone with the Spark firmware however I wouldn't recommend it. Places like Noel Leemings might discount the Spark version if you ask them really nicely.
2) The S6 has "Smart Switch" which will transfer content etc from your iPhone and try to match the apps up with the Android counterparts and will also move Contacts (and I believe messages) over. Ensure you turn off iMessage on the iPhone before moving the sim over.
3) Simple answer is yes to this. The iPhones camera is not the best and not the worst but this can be said regarding all phone cameras since they're all using different software, sensors etc. For low light performance it is an absolute yes.
4) If you've got your heart set on the S6 then just do it! It is a nice phone.




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  Reply # 1457147 25-Dec-2015 18:00
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Thanks for your replies guys, much appreciated. I have read online that some people find that it lags a bit. Do you find this is an issue? and how is the battery life? 
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  Reply # 1457149 25-Dec-2015 18:10
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no problems with lag on mine, although at the start I wasn't too impressed with the battery life, saying that samsung have integrated app optimization which looks at how much power each app uses and puts it to sleep when not in use

So battery life is good with this latest improvement.




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  Reply # 1457150 25-Dec-2015 18:15
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gregmcc: no problems with lag on mine, although at the start I wasn't too impressed with the battery life, saying that samsung have integrated app optimization which looks at how much power each app uses and puts it to sleep when not in use

So battery life is good with this latest improvement.



Awesome, great to hear. :) Thanks again for your feedback.



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  Reply # 1457151 25-Dec-2015 18:15
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gregmcc: no problems with lag on mine, although at the start I wasn't too impressed with the battery life, saying that samsung have integrated app optimization which looks at how much power each app uses and puts it to sleep when not in use

So battery life is good with this latest improvement.



Awesome, great to hear. :) Thanks again for your feedback.

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  Reply # 1457159 25-Dec-2015 19:15
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if you want the phone to just work (umm ... most of the time) and don't like to fiddle - stick with your iphone
if you want numerous features not offered on ios and like to fiddle with everything and are ok with weird glitches every now and again eg battery suddenly draining right before your very eyes etc -go android.



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  Reply # 1457191 25-Dec-2015 20:42
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The battery draining at random is something I've seen on iOS too :) no OS is immune from this.




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