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lalosoke wrote on 27 February 2012 - 08:53 AM:
If you are not going to use apps, get an android
if you care about battery life, get an iphone
if you like big screens get an android
If you like smooth user interface with little to no lag, get an iphone
If you want to get your moneys worth get an iphone
If you plan to have an iphone that holds value get an iphone
due to iphone 4s' A5 chip, this gives them the benefit of more apps than android.
If you dont plan on getting your phone jailbroken, dont ever think about getting an iphone - it's not worth it. but if you do jailbreak, it's level is beyond of that any android can offer
Android kills battery like no tomorrow. They come with customization but come on, apple can do that too if you do jailbreak your phone! and how many people really uses "open source" - programs only section
iphone 4s have retina display. something android can't compete with in terms of display clarity.
3g 4g, it all depends on your plan and preference. but keep in mine that the second you turn on 4g, it's a battery drainer.
sure android is cheaper but you essentially pay for quality.
android has a bigger battery yet the battery dissipate faster than an iphone
Im not being biased
bottom line, if you plan to jailbreak your iphone, which is better than rooting an android, the possibility to customize your phone, the apps, user interface, and usability is beyond that of any android
orangeman wrote on 29 February 2012 - 12:06 AM:
I don't understand why people buy iPhones to jailbreak. I thought the point was to have a phone that had consistent software releases, works pretty well on its own with some simple customization options, and has an App Store and specific standard features that is central to the controlled experience.
Are people really not willing to pay some developer a few dollars for their work?
This is why i will always have an iphone. Sure the screen maybe minuscule and it may not have awesome specs like the nokia 9808pureview with its 41 MP sensor or the quadcore processor of HTC's OneX(the overseas version at least), but what i will have is a consistent, user friendly, and enjoyable phone.
talislin wrote on 06 March 2012 - 01:32 PM:
- iOS upgrades
- You constantly have to upgrade
- Your iPhone will be outdated within a year or two. Apple pops out iPhones like nobody's business
bbpanida wrote on 18 February 2012 - 03:01 AM:
It's worth it. The ipone4s is a good phone.
Plus. You probably will end up keeping it for a few years. Most likely 2 years until u can upgrade.
If you don't want to dish out $200 for 4s, you can buy the 4 for $99. The few differences are the camera resolution, speed, and Siri. 4s is pretty much just an upgrade of the 4. Not that big od a difference to me.
I recently switched from the EVO 4G to a iPhone 4S and I must say am I happy with my decision. I had a iPhone 3GS with ATT over two years ago before I switched BACK to Sprint because of the data caps and ridiculous prices and charges of ATT's rate plans. However, it comes at a price. Here are some of my points...
-Beautiful and solid design using excellent materials.
-Screen Resolution is insane, albeit on a smaller screen size than Evo.
-Benefits of Jailbreaking
-App Store has a LOT more stuff then when I last used it over 2 years ago on my 3GS
-Apps are a LOT better than anything i've found on Android Market. Quality is superb
-Great Camera for point and shoot
-Apple build quality (as compared to a ipod touch and Macbook Pro i've had over the years)
-Great music player
-Accessories for iPhone 4 are... anything you can think of they probably have. Insane amount of choices.
-Sprint iPhone. Unlimited Data. Enough Said.
-Siri - For those who say they don't care, or wouldn't use it... after using it for 10 days now it is amazing. WAY better than Android's voice recognition. I don't have to enunciate when I talk to get accurate voice to text, and I can literally do almost anything by talking to the phone. Just a hour ago i said very casually in my natural free-flowing voice," Siri, make a appointment for next Wednesday at 9:30am for a haircut," and boom there it was marked in my calendar. I am very impressed with it. I have been trying things to say to Siri since I got the phone. Like, sending a text message is as simple as," Send a text message to dad and say "i am looking forward to seeing you." Then siri reads it back and asks if I want her to send it and I say yes, and she sends the text. It is very very useful and very fun.
-No swappable battery (I always carried a spare for my Evo in my wallet)
-Battery life can go pretty quick on the 4S depending on how you use it. I am a heavy user so I have a charger with me everywhere. One at home, at work, and in the car.
-No expandable memory (16gb = $199; 32gb = $299; 64gb = $399)
-Have to use iTunes to sync... YUCK. john teshing hate iTunes.
-GPS navigation (from what i've found) is nothing compared to Google Navigation unless you pay $50 for the Navigon App or something more expensive (or jailbroken)
-Smaller screen (3.5") Really? They haven't increased this in 5 years. Virtually every phone's screen is bigger now. People WANT a bigger screen. (4" = perfect)
Not as versatile as Android for doing certain things such as custom ringtones, or whatever... To get a much better experience and more versatile usage out of the phone you have to jailbreak it.
So why did I choose a iPhone? In all honesty, I dropped my Evo in the toilet and was forced to upgrade... Note to come to Sprint, and I was stuck at the Sprint Store and was stuck between having to pick between the Motorola Photon, Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G, and the iPhone 4S. I didn't want the smaller screen... that was my primary hitch and the Galaxy S2 had a beautiful 4.5" AMOLED Plus screen as opposed to the iPhone's 3.5" IPS Retina 640x960 display. For me, it was like going from a 55" flat screen in my living room to a 30". Not okay. So, after thinking about it and playing with the phone a LOT at the store and going back and forth and back and forth and back and forth I settled with the iPhone. I honestly have gotten used to using the iPhone now and that much larger screen is not as big of a deal to me once I gave it up. iPhone is very impressive all around. Great build quality, very thin, feels like it's a high-quality item, very impressive resolution.
However, if the iPhone had a at least 4" screen (I think a 4" screen would be the perfect size for the phone. just remove the thick bezel at the top and bottom) then it would be the one i would have not hesitated to pick going into the Sprint store.
i would say go with the iPhone just to try it out if you are already thinking about it. I went into the store undecided initially. Hey, even if you don't like it they gave me a 14 day trial period to try it out so if I don't like it I can bring it back. I'm not a subservient brand follower, but I can suggest the iPhone based on what i've experienced so far coming from Android and loving Android and my Evo. Good luck in your decision, however if you do get a iPhone 4S. Jailbreak it! you can do soooo much more with the phone by doing it.
lalosoke wrote on 06 March 2012 - 07:33 PM:
I've used both.
iphone uses premium materials. glass, metal, no plastic screen. quality >
google even knows that they've stolen the widgets from Jobs. It's been said in news and in his bio. google prematurely released it before apple could refine the idea then release.
you don't have to upgrade every year - that's nonesense. Technology advances at such a fast pace that what you buy today will be cheaper the next, and in a month, a new release, in a year obsolete. It's up to the user to determine if the gadget at hand could still satisfy their needs.
From android to iphone - you'll say wow iphone is so much better (jailbroken)
iphone (non jb) to android - wow android is so much better
people don't necessarily jailbreak their phone for FREE apps. They jailbreak their phone to push their phone to it's limits.
It's like a car enthusiast. He won't buy a car cuz it's already fast. He'll buy a car because of it's potential when taken a step further
OP, if the provider gives you a 2 weeks trial, why not try both phones.
Go with iphone, if you don't like it, return and get the droid. I do however assure you that once you get an iphone (jailbroken) you'll be happy
check kijiji. people always have phones for cheap. buy then sell or get it from your phone provider.
in terms of stock benchmark here
Here's one from a friends perspective
Im not biased or anything. I'm, we are, just giving ideas from experience
OP good luck with your choice
Crunchyrunchy wrote on 12 March 2012 - 08:52 AM:
I honestly hate using Itunes to sync media onto my Iphone so that is why I got an Android instead.
one of the con your friend forgot was that Iphones are under saturated in colors.
lalosoke wrote on 12 March 2012 - 07:37 PM:
You know you can turn off sync on all and add everything manually right? That's what Im doing because like you, i hate auto sync, back up, etc etc.
Thank god there's an option for that =)
Extra image contrast does improve it's lack of saturation.
Did you know iphone has the sharpest smartphone display and 23% sharper than the nearest competitor (retina display)
masterofceremony wrote on 24 March 2012 - 08:50 AM:
I think iphone less worth than Android phones...
For the half price of iphone you can buy an Android phone with similar performance results.
So being honest - by having only theoretically better platorm (I mean iOS), Apple have double price(?)