- 03-02-2011, 08:40 AM #26
- 03-02-2011, 09:06 AM #27
- 03-02-2011, 12:26 PM #28iPhone Intermediate
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This fella said what I'm going to reiterate.
I don't fault the opinions on the notifications system and that sort of thing. Oddly, it didn't bother me at all until after I jailbroke my iPhone. Now I SEE the glaring problems in some of the iPhone software.
That said, jailbreaking made everything better for me:
Calander: I don't use much tbh, but LockInfo displays them on the lock screen
Navigation: I intend to get Navigon, but have never used Droid Google Maps to be fair.
Now, I do realize that jailbreaking isn't for everyone, but for me it took a phone I was already excited about and made it... 1000% times better.
Now if I could only find a JB app that makes me french toast!
Good luck in whatever you decide.
- 03-02-2011, 03:18 PM #29
I'm new here. I recently switched from a DX to an Iphone 4 32g. I really liked the Droid X, but it started doing funky things requiring a major reset of the phone, too much like BB storms I've had in past. I have a macbook pro at home and I have always lusted after an Iphone. Have been with VZN for several years and have been pretty satisfied with their coverage and customer service. They may not have all the esoteric answers that enthusiasts want, but they seem to try. Anyway, I'm pretty impressed with the new phone. It seems to have good sound quality in and out, as long as I hold the phone so I am talking in to the mic and not the speaker port! It's taking some getting used to, but I think it's a keeper. Love that screen
- 03-02-2011, 10:01 PM #30
Battery. Hands down the best part for me. Today I used the iPhone to listen to music while at the office, then while working out in the basement of a big concrete building (no 3G), navigation via waze and all night playing games and reading this forum. 25% battery now. Never would have had that with my evo.
The iPhone just works and I don't have to tweak everything to get it to work well for me. Accessories being available is nice as well. I can go to a local retailer and get a speaker dock or other accessory if I need one.
In the end, and I can't stress this enough, it is a personal decision what you like better.
- 03-02-2011, 10:20 PM #31
- 03-03-2011, 10:16 AM #32
- 03-03-2011, 12:08 PM #33
I truly hope i too will come to love my ip4 as much as you lot. I really want to love this phone, it is so pretty to look at and feels good in the hand... But i'll be tossed if i don't miss SOOO many things about my DX.
The screen is the main thing, i was really used to all that room. And my swipe..
- 03-03-2011, 12:39 PM #34
There are certain things that Android does well but overall I just feel like the iPhone is a much better quality device. I like that all of the apps work together with the pop up notifications and the unread counts. 3rd party apps on Android would rarely work seamlessly like they do on iOS.
- 03-03-2011, 01:22 PM #35
Had the motorola droid, then went to the DINC. Battery life was horrible on both. I dropped my Incredible, screen cracked and didn't want to claim on insurance because the iPhone was coming out. So far so good, and I have waited patiently for the iPhone with temporary phones. Miss the notifications, but other than that, I am happy.
- 03-03-2011, 03:56 PM #36
I am sure that i am not the only one reading this thread, sitting on the fence between Android and iPhone as their next phone upgrade. It's great to read how cool the iPhone is compared to a BlackBerry, but when 30% of the Android users on Verizon are buying the iPhone, that's a pretty big percentage if Android is all the excitement and greatness. Listen to any ATT users in San Francisco or New York and you'd think everyone hates ATT and yet Verizon didn't get any 30% conversion. So, is the Android mostly hype?
- 03-03-2011, 06:52 PM #37
I am just not WOW'd the way i had hoped. Is this do to my building it up in my head? I don't know. Is their a natural learning curve when getting used to a new device? I am sure there is. I don't hate or even dislike the ip4 at all.
I am just going through withdraws on a few things is all, i am sure in time it will all iron out. Now, would i get one again if i had it all to do again? THAT my friend is the $64,000.00 question..
Maybe not, knowing whats coming in the next few months. Did i just go for the shiny pretty new toy? Perhaps. But i do feel the ip4 to be a powerful capable device that like ALL devices has it drawbacks. NO device is the holy grail jesus phone. So i guess knowing what i know now, i may have waited. Simply because i sorely miss my swype and notifications dearly..
But i am no hater or fangirl, i will make the best of what i have. I have never been one to blast someone Else's choice. Use what works best for you.
As for being a programmer? Not so much. Everything i learned to do on my DX i learned out of curiosity, NOT necessity. I do enjoy a bit of tinkering about. But my DX did just fine before. I didn't need to do anything to it all.
So there you have it luv. I am slightly more than content with my ip4, but do miss many aspects of the Android system.
So i ordered a XOOM yesterday to quench my Android thirst
Last edited by Heather_S; 03-05-2011 at 02:55 PM.
- 03-03-2011, 07:07 PM #38
so do you think a stock android is better than a stock iPhone?
It appears i over looked this very important question. I do apologize.
In a word no, not better, just different.
The Android system offers a bit more for the user, but they are things you may have no interest in doing. Or you may be able to JB your iphone and do.
It is after all person preference
I do think that they both offer something to most.
I rooted my DX, again for fun not necessity, but it did notifications and a few other things bone stock. Things i am no finding out my ip4 cant without app's or JB'n. So that was a little bit of a let down, but my own fault for not looking into it before jumping.
And there is really not a plain vanilla Android out except the OG Droid. Pretty much all Androids since have a factory supplied UI. Some good, some not so good.. But thats neither here nor there.
- 03-03-2011, 09:17 PM #39
- 03-04-2011, 07:48 AM #40
Just wanted to quote this guy cuz I switched from a Droid incredible.
All the pros you list on here for the iPhone outweigh all of the cons you list. I had an O.G. Droid and an Incredible. You are also leaving out the fact that the iPhone just works, all the time, like you expect it to. This is not always the case with the cheap plasticy Android phones.
Switched to iOS from Android and could not be happier.
I was always rooting and running a different custom ROM to try and get a better experience out of android and it was very taxing. My new iPhone 4 is amazing.
I will be getting the iPhone 5 in a few months at full price. That is how much I love iOS.
- 03-04-2011, 09:25 AM #41
I also really like the app selection/quality. It is what makes a smartphone enjoyable and useful, and iphone nails it.
- 03-04-2011, 10:20 AM #42
Switched from fascinate
I had the original droid but it seemed every update made the phone worse. I just bought the fascinate a couple months ago and it completely locked up on me twice in two days. The bad thing about it locking up is that it was over night when I wasn't even using it. After about a year and three months of android I was done. They are talking about other OSs before most of the new phones have an OS that was out a year ago. I have had a good experience so far with iOS even though it has only been four days.
- 03-04-2011, 11:45 AM #43
HTC devices are well known to be creaky and flimsy..
- 03-04-2011, 12:31 PM #44
- 03-04-2011, 12:40 PM #45
- 04-11-2011, 10:09 PM #46
- 04-11-2011, 10:32 PM #47
- 04-12-2011, 06:50 AM #48
For the people who think this phone has bad notifications, jailbreak using greenpois0n (took me literally 2 minutes including time to search for and download the application) and get bitesms. It destroys anything android has and if you get lockinfo you get all of your info on your lockscreen PLUS you get a drop down menu. Even an unstable jailbreak is more stable than crappy android software and 99% of android apps suck. The only good ones are ones they got after iOS got them.
- 04-12-2011, 07:09 AM #49
- 04-12-2011, 06:21 PM #50
As long as you are not sideloading any pirated apps, you should be fine downloading from the Android Market avoiding any potential viruses.
On topic: I switched from an Evo to iPhone because of the smoother user experience and enjoyed my iPod Touch so much that I wanted to use it as a phone.
Last edited by YaBoiD; 04-12-2011 at 06:24 PM.