My observations COming from Android...
First, it's a beautiful device. Somethings that I've noticed, is that it doesn't have a good notifications system like android, where there is a section at the top of the phone that has notifications when you've received a message, email, etc. I also notice, that it doesn't have true multitasking, as when you leave various apps, and come back, it doesn't hold the place that it was in when you left, and some apps seem to close out completely. I also noticed that apps sometimes make you sign into it over and and over again, instead of staying logged in/signed in, like it does on android. Other than those things so far, I'm liking it a lot.
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I made the switch from android and agree wish there was some kind of notification up top but I love the phone and the os seems alot more smoothed and polished and who knows with future updates maybe they will change the notification system. I like how when you get an email the phone vibrates where it would never do that with android
Yep, loving it so far myself. However, it's my wife's, and I had to persuade her to get it. lol. I probably won't get one til next year, when an LTE Iphone comes out. Do you all know how to put your own wallpapers, ringtones, and videos on the iphone yet?
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But at the end of the day, I'm not loyal to either company. I'll go with the one that I think is better and right now I gotta go with iOS.
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Go into Settings>Sounds and turn on all the alerts you want then adjust the volume to where you want it for New Mail Calendar Alerts. No flashing LED though. Make sure you have turned notifications on in Settings > Notifications.
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The notification issue I have with the iPhone is I cant feel the vibrate when its in my pocket. Makes it basically useless, its very weak. Also, on Android you could have different volume levels for different things. Im a bit annoyed that when I have my ringtone turned up loud enough to hear (because I cant feel the vibrate) then the unlock noise and keyboard clicks are super loud too. I kinda like the noises so I dont want to turn them off, but they are rather loud, I wish there were separate volume controls.
Petty I know, but its something slightly irritating.
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If the notification system isn't improved in iOS 5 then I have no faith that it ever will be.
But I'm happy that I finally get to use an iPhone with good service as opposed to what I
had for 2 years.
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Switched from the Droid 2 and got my phone yesterday. I do miss the notifications, but it is not a deal breaker. I also read there was an App that makes notifications more andriod-like but I havent gone looking for it. The facebook widget was nice for one-click status updates, but other than that did not use widgets much.
A native app which allows you to one-click dials or texts to a certain person would be good, the Droid had that. I found an app "You" which works okay, except you don't know who "You" is on your home screen.
Another Facebook note, in my Droid I could upload a photo to facebook/twitter/ect directly from the gallery. I don't see "share to facebook" as an option on the iPhone. I created a shortcut of my own however because now facebook allows you to upload pictures to your wall via email, which you can do via the iPhoto libarary. Anyone out there know if there is an app for that???
Other than that: HUGE PRO: TYPING! I couldnt send a single text message on my droid without a typo because of my fat fingers, and now I can send a text one-handed typo-free....YES! Isn't that the way its supposed to be?
I gotta say the hardware and the screen are beautiful, makes the Droid look like couple of tin cans slapped together!
I have been an Apple fan for life, so couldn't wait for this day....there is an adjustment period but I am verry happy so far!
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I have been on Android now for over a year. I currently own an Evo since launch. I bought an Ipod Touch 4g and use it to see if I would prefer Iphone. My contract with Sprint is up and thinking of Iphone. Anyways one thing I would really miss on IOS is long touching items that bring up options. I love that feature. I really am having a hard time getting used to the small screen (I am far sighted and need reading glasses). I hope the Iphone 5 comes out with a bigger screen.
Things I would not probably miss on Android-
I am actually bored of widgets. I set up my phone 6 months ago and dont change it. I like it the same so I can quickly get to it. I have tried to try different things but always end up back to original. I am sick of the battery never working the same from one day to the next. One day I may get 12-14 hours. Today I had it on the charger after a few hours and could not get much charge. Now I have to find out why. Little things.