- 04-12-2011, 07:26 PM #51
Some of my friends who had droids got viruses so I went on and started using an antivirus (forgot the name of the one I used, think it was lookout) just for protection. But yes I love my iphone, so much smoother, and a little bit better battery life.
- 04-12-2011, 09:41 PM #52
On topic: I never personally had an Android, but one of my best friends does (Evo), and it takes him twice as long to do things as it does me. We've actually raced to see who can get to a piece of information faster... I've won every time. For me, the decision between Android and iPhone (when my FIFTH blackberry [in a year and a half] crapped out) came down to:
1) Bugginess of the OS. I think we can all agree Blackberries are THE FREAKING WORST. I really just wanted a phone that WORKED.
2) Integration with my computer/syncing ability. I have a Macbook, and the ease of plugging it in and clicking a button won me over.
3) App selection. iOS has the most and greatest percentage of good apps. This was a HUGE necessity for me. Plus I had an iPod Touch and purchased a crapload of apps on that - I would not be able to transfer those to an Android device.
I don't mind the popups so much (probably because I don't game a whole lot and I text a LOT, so I always instantly reply), but I do think even Blackberry had it better I also miss the "Super Apps"... OS integration is key. Hopefully we see these improved upon with iOS5!
- 04-12-2011, 09:48 PM #53
- 04-14-2011, 10:52 AM #54
I'm on VZW and adopted Android right away with the original DROID, and it was great as compared to the buggy BB OS. Then switched to the DINC, loved it but hated the battery life, so VZW kindly replaced that with the DROID X. 3 Droids in 1.5 years and all of them were different and responded to Apps differently, very unnerving IMO.
iPhone appealed to me purely for the OS and interface. So what that it's not open source, I really don't care. What I've found with open source is that it can get very buggy, and app developers have issues because there is no standard really. It's way too expensive for developers to create and maintain an app that fits every single Android device. With the iPhone it's one device and all of the apps just work, easy for the developers to maintain and make improvements.
So far I haven't had any issues with my iPhone, and am loving the fact that 'it just works'.
Don't get me wrong, Android is great, but for me the iPhone wins. Personal preference I guess.
- 04-14-2011, 09:23 PM #55
My feelings are about what has been described here. I went from BB Curve to Tour to Storm and then DInc and now iP4. I love my iPhone and will likely never go back although I did like both BB's and the DInc when I had them. The biggest negative on the iP4 to me is notifications and LockInfo really helps. I realize that JB isn't for everyone. But battery life was a killer with the DInc. I don't feel that you should have to get an extended battery or carry a second one around just to get through the day. You also shouldn't have to turn off features like bluetooth and GPS and turn the screen down to practically nothing either. I think the widgets (which I loved and still miss) must really kill the battery life.
Maybe it is just me, but I'm not too worried about the loss of navigation on the iP4. I use a dedicated GPS in my car and don't want to tie up my phone when I'm driving (you know that whole data and talk thing with VZW).
So I still play around with custom ROMs on what is now my son's DInc, but for my uses, a JB'ed iP4 is pretty sweet.
- 04-15-2011, 08:59 AM #56iMore Nanite
- 9 Posts
I didn't read thru all of the entries here, but the main reason I switched from my old ERIS to an iPhone is because I can finally make a damned phone call.... With my old phone, I had to empty the call list out constantly and clear memory for the phone to dial. I was ready to switch back to my old flip phone until they worked something out. All of the apps and web browsers are worthless if you can't make a simple phone call on your smart phone. I still have a blackberry for work (because the company requires that), but I am very happy with the quality and reliability of my iPhone and I don't see me ever going back to Android.
- 04-15-2011, 03:56 PM #57
I don't have an iPhone yet. I'm getting it on Sunday.
The Droid Eris is the worst phone I've ever had the misfortune of owning. I literally had to root and install a custom rom just to make phone calls on a consistent nature. I was tired of my updates being released whenever Verizon descided it was time.
Android has been flat out mismanaged. It's good to see Google trying to regain control but I'm already leaving.
- 04-15-2011, 08:29 PM #58iMore Newbie
- 38 Posts
Android always seemed like wannabe iOS. Horrible battery life too. Apples approach to both hardware AND software integration is much more in sync than Google and some other manufacturer.
- 04-16-2011, 08:40 AM #59
I hate this thing.
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- 04-16-2011, 08:29 PM #62
I was waiting for iPhone 5 to switch from my droid x but if it's not going to be till sept then I might switch now.I just can't stand waiting for windows on my x to receive a call or end a call . The pauses drive me nutts! The biggest fear I have is missing the turn by turn navigation. Everything else I can work with .
- 04-17-2011, 09:39 AM #63
- 04-18-2011, 05:33 PM #64
I've had both the original Droid and the Droid x. Dumped the original Droid for the x and dumped the x the day Verizon got the iPhone. Android is way to buggy for me. Had the x for about six months and had it replaced four times due to it randomly locking up, shutting down randomly, shutting down randomly in the middle of calls and so on. Neither of my droids were rooted and my iPhone is not jailbroken.
- 04-18-2011, 07:23 PM #65
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- 04-19-2011, 04:58 AM #68
- 04-19-2011, 06:49 AM #69
I switched from blackberry os to android to iOS. Both blackberry and android were too buggy for me. Blackberry phones I found came with hardware that was not enough power, not enough memory. The droid x I had had issues with locking up and was very laggy. My wife's droid 2 had problems with hanging up on people because they couldn't get the proximity sensor to work right.
I love how fluid the iPhone is. I don't have any problems with moving from one thing to another and haven't had any problems with the phone locking up. No having to restart the phone twice a day which is nice.
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- 04-19-2011, 02:58 PM #70
- 04-19-2011, 05:12 PM #71
I had blackberry for years then got the Droid x. Droid blew blackberry away in every category except email. I am now using Verizon iPhone and loving it. Although I wish I could customize more I will trade that any day for an incredibly stable os that doesnt freeze lock up or lag.
- 04-20-2011, 03:55 AM #72
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- 04-21-2011, 03:57 PM #73
I had the htc incredible an although it was a really fast phone and htc sense was awesome I have to say that android for me still needs to catch up with the apps and also the dealbreaker was the battery life for there phones needs to be improved. Also android apps crashed more than my iPhone apps have. Of course that was my experience and it's really based on preference and no one can match how customizable android right out of the box. Of course jailbreak/ root makes both phones more or less on par with each other
- 04-21-2011, 05:01 PM #74
- 04-21-2011, 05:44 PM #75
Finally converted to the iPhone 4 from a Droid X. I have to say...even without notifications and an LED i am pretty happy with it. Battery Life is concerning but I will continue to monitor it and look for ways to improve it. I just don't fell like I have to shut down all the features on my phone in order to get a full days use out of it.