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General Move from iPhone 6 Plus to Samsung Galaxy s7 edge.

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  1. BandOfBrothers

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    Hi Guys,


    As per the title it's time for a change on phone make and model.

    I've performed a little homework on the change but I'd like any / all input.


    Q ,Best way to move contacts from my iPhone to Samsung.
    SmartSwitch ?
    Gmail ?
    Other ?

    Q, Stock browser or Google Chrome or another ?

    Q, Stock Message App or another ?

    Q, Is Nova one of the better options to use ?

    Q, I read it's an idea to disable FlipBoard driefing ?


    Any little tips to enhance usage , Battery tips / user experience greatly appreciated.
     

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    Eric Schmidt wrote this about transferring from iOS to android a while back, it covers the contacts and how to transfer them: https://plus.google.com/+EricSchmidt/posts/JcfVoJhW2Kw

    I don't like Chrome, Naked Browser is my mobile browser of choice. Try textra as your text app too, it's served me well for years. :)

    Nova is a pretty good choice for your launcher too, I use it on all my devices.
     
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    • Chrome is my browser of choice. It works across all my devices.
    • I agree that Textra is the messaging app to use.
    • I also agree that Nova is the launcher to use.
    • If you use Nova as your launcher the Flipboard Briefing in TouchWiz should be gone.
     
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    Thank you.

    I agree I think Chrome will be my choice.

    By using Nova does this turn off most things associated with TouchWizz ?

    A few people have suggested Textra. I assume it gives more functions than the stock option ?
     
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    Yes Textra does have more than stock. Personally I use chompSMS. Made by the same devs as Textra. Textra is the lightweight with less options version.

    Nova doesn't disable anything by TouchWiz, just the homescreen and appdrawer. The Edge panels still work.

    My keyboard of choice is Swiftkey.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Android is all about being flexible and customizable, so I'll give chompSMS a try.
     
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    Made the change today.

    Just spent a few hours setting it up.

    WoW - just wow.

    I can put my app icons pretty much where I want to. Might sound small stuff but coming from using iPhones for 5 years this is a big deal to me !
     
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    Congratulations! I know you'll love Android even more after you've used it for a while. I'm a long-time Android user but brand new to the S7 Edge after having my Note 7 recalled.
     
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    Thank you.

    I looked at the Note 7 and nearly pulled the trigger for a handset only cost of £700.

    I had to delay until I was paid my salary which not soon after the issue arose.

    Now they are off sale in the uk until late October.

    I needed a new phone so after playing with the s7 edge I opted for that.

    This is my 2nd day of ownership and I'm still fine tuning it.

    The transition so far has been an enjoyable one.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge launched in 2016 and was one of two of Samsung's flagship devices. The S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 323GB of storage, and 12MP main camera sensor.

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