- iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
Cannot decide between iPhone and Droid Bionic
I understand spec wise, the Droid Bionic beats the iPhone as far as its network capabilities go (Bionic will be on 4G). The Bionic also boasts a Dual Core Processor and a 4.3 inch screen.
Now, as is the norm, apple will release the next iPhone this summer, although it is unconfirmed as to whether or not Verizon will get it right away or if verizon customers will have to wait until February of next year considering the iPhone 4 is coming this Feb. It is safe to assume however that the iPhone (4G, 5, etc) will be release on both networks this summer. This bothers me because within 5 months, the iPhone 4 will be dated and replaced and I will be in the same place I was when I got a Droid last June with my device being replaced with newer, better devices. I don't want that to happen again, but the iPhone is so enticing.
I've always wanted an iPhone. I think all the apps are much higher quality than those on android, and I also think the iPhone just looks sleeker, nicer, and runs smoother. I love that it is an iPod as well considering there aren't many or any good music players on android.
However when I made got a Droid last June, I really fell in love with the Android OS. Widgets and having a lot of information available to me before I open an app is really nice and is something I love about android. I'm having a really hard time trying to decide so I'm posting this on an iPhone forum and a Droid forum to get opinions from both sides.
Thank you for your responses and please try not to bash the other phone in the process of making your argument as both are very high quality devices.
- 01-13-2011, 12:48 PM #2
I'm also a droid user, but my advice would be to wait. See what iOS 5 has to offer come spring when they preview it and come June when the iPhone 5 comes out. There is talk that the home button may be removed and the only way to use the device is with a touch screen.
You are right on when you say the iPhone runs faster and such. I don't even use the music player on android, even the leaked one. Been thinking of getting a touch and just use that for my media.
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- 01-13-2011, 12:57 PM #4
I feel pretty much the same way you do. What I'm going to do is purchase and iphone and either keep or sell my Incredible (it's got a broken screen right now but still works). When the Bionic comes out, I'll check that out and then sell or keep the iphone. I figure if you sell it before the iphone 5 or 4.5 comes out I won't be out much money.
- 01-13-2011, 01:04 PM #5
Just my opnion but yes the Boinic has great specs and I'm sure it will be a very good device. It looks like its going to have the best of the best in it. I just feel like android is sluggish and has these little bugs that never go away. That's reason why I left Blackberry to get away from all the little bugs. But it seems like android just has different ones. I know nothing is perfect but the iphones that I have had have been smooth responsive and working very well. My thinking is that the Verizon version will be the same way. At least I'm hoping so.
- 01-13-2011, 01:05 PM #6iPhone Beginner
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The Bionic specs look awesome. I love the functionality of Apple products and the design seems always spot on. If the Iphone was notbeing released on Verizon I would choose the Bionic. the dual core procesor being the deciding factor of the other 4g models out there.
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- 01-13-2011, 02:50 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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I think once you want an iPhone, you will always want one. And you will keep searching for the next best Android device, but your desire for the iPhone will never go away. I have an original Droid, and an iPod touch, and other than the phone aspect, I use my touch for almost everything. Plus the possible loss of the unlimited plan pretty much seals the deal for me. I have gotten really tired of force closes and major lag on my droid. It's almost as bad as having to pull the battery on my blackberry.
- 01-13-2011, 02:58 PM #17
Right now 2.2 does the job for me. I see no reason to rush out 2.3. To be honest you don't have to rush out and get every single update right away. If what you are using works fine, then leve well enough alone. It has to do with the skins these manufacturers place on. Lets be honest. right now the stock android UI sucks. The best in my opinion is HTC sense. Fully customizable. social networking bulit in. I mean, I saw someone with an EVO did their home screens Apple style and added nothing but apps to it. Pretty nice. Plus you can update over the air (wifi, 3G or 4G) and no need to be tired to a computer with a 3 foot cable just to update.
as for the plans. I'm on sprint and I'm only charged $10 extra for 4G usage. I get 4G here and I use it often, so i'm taking avantage of it.
I love when people keep bring up the fact that google has " fragmentation", when Apple themselves has it to. Some devices can't run 4.0, or iOS for example. the iPod touch and iPhone have the blue title bars, while the ipad has white. Then theres the ATT and verizon phones, both have some minor diferences. Last years iPod touch models. They had three, but two were the new models, and the other was the 2008 model made to fool people in to thinking it was the new model,. and a few other things too.
Its called choice. Just like you have a choice now between Verizon and AT&T. If you can't devicde on what phone you want then why bother getting one? its pretty simple. Choose the carrier, then choose the phone that works best for you and is in your price range.
as for "buying new phones every few months" Really? Where the hell did that come from? If anything Apple wants you to buy a new iPhone every year,.
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I am currently a BB Tour user and when I made up my mind based on the poor performance and showing by RIM at this years CES in Vegas and lack of phones coming out and the fact that I have always wanted an iphone anyway I also wrestlted with the Motorola Bionic but iphone has won out and I have already been into itunes into the app store downloading all the good productive apps I can find for free for work as well as personal just sitting in my itunes app section waiting to bring my new iphone home to do the first sync.
I go on every day and add another app or two and even have my case chosen and screen protectors....lol Hey if you are going to do it, might as well be prepared right?