Anyone switch back to Android?
I'm just curious. I bought an iphone 4 for my wife last week, and she loves it so far. I had planned to wait for the Thunderbolt to switch from my Incredible and compare the two, but I'm getting antsy and am thinking of picking up an iphone 4 for myself. Has anyone regretted the switch and decided iOS just wasn't for them. I am very very impressed with the build quality and screen on the iphone 4. Really does blow away Android devices I've seen and used including my DINC.
- 02-09-2011, 10:06 AM #2
I still have my Droid2, but I'm drawn more to the iPhone. So much that I leave the D2 at home and carry the iPhone with me...
Android is great, don't get me wrong, but in my opinion, iOS is better. I can't see myself going back. I'm selling it next week.
- 02-09-2011, 10:13 AM #3
Anyone contemplating an OS change should give it a couple weeks to really make a decision. If it takes a day for a person to decide they made a mistake then they probably wanted to switch for the wrong reasons in the first place. If it helps, I keep changing from iPhone to other platforms searching for the best device and I always end up going back to iPhone.
I first switched to iPhone in 2008. At that time I was a blackberry user for a few years. I bought a macbook and they were giving out iPod touches for free with purchase. So after using the iPod touch, I was blown away and thought "I can have a phone that can do all this!?" My wife was skeptical about it and all the hype. So I surprised her and brought 2 home. Saying that she fell in love with the iPhone was an understatement. I was still having BB withdrawal so I was using both the iPhone and BB for a while. Then the 3GS came out and all the updates we were clamoring for hit OS 3 and it was a done deal for blackberry for good. I tried a couple Android phones for a while and even switched to sprint (to my wife's dismay) and used the EVO to see what the hype was about. And its a good platform but not good enough to keep us from the iPhone.
- 02-09-2011, 10:20 AM #4
- 02-09-2011, 10:36 AM #5
I left my HTC Incredible for the Iphone. Now Ive only had the Iphone for 3 days and really like its speed and ease of use. But I hate that you cannot customize it at all. I have to use the standard notifications(other than ringtone), the txt msg program sucks. There were a ton of messaging apps for android and none that I can find in the apple store.
If you want customization your basically told to Jailbreak and void your warranty.
Just my thoughts
- 02-09-2011, 10:39 AM #6iPhone Beginner
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im switching from a droid based on two reason a) i have a ipod hookup in my car b) android was just to much, my incredible sucked batterylife wise,random freezing and it was just a pain to deal with, the app market is ok for android but i dont need to custimize every little thing
- 02-09-2011, 10:42 AM #7
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- 02-09-2011, 10:44 AM #8
like many of the posters have already said....
i started smartphones with an old blackberry, then when the OG iphone came out i made the switch, i was blown away it was way better! i then proceeded to the iphone 3g....after using that for a year the blackberry storm was coming out so i thought i would give that a try...to my dismay i hated it, so i was stuck with a regular old blackberry curve.
when verizon announced the Droid phones i was excited that i could finally get a phone that had an iphone like experience. while android wad good, it just was not for me. i am not a heavy customizer, however to get the max performance out of my droid i had to root it. which i was a little uncomfortable with.
enter the verizon iphone, i am so glad i switched back. i love the ease of use and the simplicity of iOS.
it just works...
- 02-09-2011, 10:45 AM #9
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- 02-09-2011, 10:48 AM #12
I used Handscent as well and like that program, pluse you had more options for reminders. Iphone gives 2.
Its not the fact that I dont have to customize every little thing, its the fact that I cant even if I wanted to.
Dont get me wrong I love my Iphone and will be putting my indredible up for sale pretty soon, but I just wish I had more personal choices. Hopefully in the 5.
- 02-09-2011, 10:53 AM #13
But I don't see why these come as a surprise. Google doesn't care what you load on to their phones. They just want you to use their phones. Apple wants you to use their proprietary software. Just like a blackberry, you can't use other calendar app and get comparable function, or load a different client for email and get the same benefits of blackberry push. Android, for better and worst wants people to be able to do what they want. And that's good but everyone company isn't like that. I would think people research these things before they take the plunge and then be disappointed.
- 02-09-2011, 11:08 AM #14
I'm sticking with IOS who knows what the iphone 5 and future will bring I think if they announce a future iphone with 4inch screen and finish some of the minor things such as notifications and that there is no need to go back to android. I was thinking about getting the thunderbolt also but the delays and no guarantee you will get an update isnt worth me being stuck with a phone.
- 02-09-2011, 11:59 AM #15
- 02-09-2011, 01:02 PM #16
I'm hoping that there is a jailbroken app that is similar to Handcent......:o
Plus, in terms of build quality, the iPhone cannot be beat. As many reviewers have said, it feels like a high-end luxury watch.
I just ordered last night and waiting for mine to arrive. Aside from the ability to customize, I'm also concerned about voice quality, earpiece volume, how loud the ringer is, how strong the vibrate motor is, etc. -- after all, it is still a phone.
- 02-09-2011, 01:18 PM #18
Panerai watches are great timepieces, I myself have a Breitling.
I too, was considering the 4G offerings that are soon-to-be-released. Specifically, the Thunderbolt and as-yet-unnamed Samsung 4G phone. However, even with the new HTC Sense 2.0, I cannot help but feel that the day-to-day experience with the phone will be eerily similar to the Incredible.
As an aside, Breitlings are great watches. I've always wanted to try calling the rescue chopper with their one model. Too bad the prices of all fine timepieces keep going up, I bought my first Panerai back in 1999 before it was cool to do so for less than 2K. Now that same one is over 10K (too bad I sold it, but who knew). Luckily I have 2 that I am happy with and have been for years. Phones have become a much more affordable interest of mine
- 02-09-2011, 01:54 PM #20
I used handscent and besides changing my background to a black theme the rest was just a bunch of overkill. I don't like all the menu heavy OS where there's a freaking option for everything. You spend more time messing around with that stuff than enjoying the device. But hey, maybe that's just me.
- 02-09-2011, 02:05 PM #21iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
I have had a Blackberry Tour and Bold, a Droid and Droid X. The iPhone is head and shoulders above each of those previous devices. I have had the Droid X for 6 months and I really do like it, however there were way too many lags and freezes and application crashes. Also the build quality made me feel like it was kind of cheap. I am loving the simplicity of iOS I am so much more efficient on it. The quality of apps are way better and the OS is so smooth. The build quality of the iPhone is phenomenal it just feels like it is a high end item. My Droid X is on eBay as I type this, I am not at all looking back and I have no remorse about paying full retail for the iPhone.
- 02-09-2011, 02:14 PM #22