New to Iphone and wow, destroys my old droid.
I had a Motorola 1st gen droid, and a DroidX, after 2 days with the Iphone i dont see how i had a android phone for two years. No more force closes, laggy UI, battery pulling, i believe i am apple for life now. Buying a Ipad tomorrow, i love apple
- 03-13-2011, 11:56 PM #2
Totally agree, came from a Droid and an X and this thing is amazing! I didn't even have that many problems with my X but the ease of use and the 'just works' feeling are great, and the way better camera doesn't hurt either. App selection is way more varied too.
- 03-14-2011, 12:40 AM #4
I completely understand/agree! I went from a hater to a full-fledged fanboy in 6 months... traded my BB for an iPhone4; bought an iPad and traded my HP Windows laptop for a MacBook Pro. At this point, I am convinced that Apple rocks!
Welcome to the "dark side"!
- 03-14-2011, 12:50 AM #5
- 03-14-2011, 01:02 AM #6
My love for Apple started 5 years ago with my first ever iMac, then the iPod(s), then the MacBook Pro, then the Apple TV, then the iPad and now to complete the Apple collection, the ViP4!!! Ahhhhhhh...heaven on earth compared to my awful, laggy, choppy, slow, force closing Android I put up with for 14 months to get me by while waiting for the iPhone...
ViP4...Hands down the best smartphone I've ever owned!
- 03-14-2011, 01:15 AM #7iMore Pro
- 574 Posts
I want an iMac!! But yes, I echo everyone's sentiments. I actually had the 3GS on AT&T and like a dummy, I canceled my AT&T service and got the Original Droid when it came out. I regretted that many times. And now, the year is 2000 and eleven....I suspect I will get another Android in 2000 and NEVER!!
BTW, I owned the original Droid, a Samsung Fascinate, LG Ally, HTC Incredible and lastly a Droid X. Honestly, the Incredible was the best of the bunch. The battery life was horrific, but I always had chargers. But as far as being smooth and least amount of FC/battery pulls, it was actually pretty good. At the top of the list on things I miss from Android is the Google Voice navigation. It was very good. I wish we could get that on the iPhone.
And in between all those Droids I owned, I had a Palm Pre Plus
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- 03-14-2011, 07:47 AM #9
Well I still think Android beats iOS in several key departments. Notifications, deeper level customization and widgets come to mind. However for my tastes, just revamp the notifications. I will take the polish of iOS any day over competing platforms.
- 03-14-2011, 08:03 AM #10
- 03-14-2011, 08:53 AM #11
Agree with everything said!! I'm also an official "apple fan" now and will convert from 20+ years of PC use to an iMac this year.
My ViP4 has led me to buy an apple tv (which I love) and now I can't wait for my new 27" iMac !
Apple products are simply put: amazing!
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- 03-14-2011, 09:23 AM #12
- 03-14-2011, 10:55 AM #13iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
New to iPhone from a Blackberry
I know it is a little off topic, but I am new to the iPhone 4 coming from a Blackberry device. So far, I like the UI on the iPhone, but I am using the Good application for corporate email, and I am finding that the notifications are very slow and even when I do recieve them, the vibrate function of the iPhone is very weak so I rarely even notice it going off in my pocket. I'm only 4 days in at this point, so I'm going to continue to give it some time to get used to, but so far I'm on the fence wondering if I should revert back to a Blackberry....
- 03-14-2011, 11:04 AM #14iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
Have been waiting, like many others, for the Verizon iPhone. Had the Droid first gen and really liked how it had a similar app store etc. Bought the iPhone because I had always wanted it. It is 100x better (as expected). It is fast and the Camera is awesome. Great Photo apps as well. Very glad it came to Verizon
- 03-14-2011, 11:47 AM #15
- 03-14-2011, 02:21 PM #16
- 03-14-2011, 02:55 PM #17
like Massie has already suggested, try using the Exchange option in settings>mail, way better options
in all i would say definitely give it more time and you will come around to realize that this is the BETTER choice. as far as the not knowing when the phone vibrates.. don't worry, you'll be pulling it out of your pocket so much in a day that it will not matter
- 03-14-2011, 05:32 PM #18
- 03-14-2011, 06:29 PM #19iPhone Intermediate
- 224 Posts
I'm with the OP coming from BB & thinking who would use anything else to my iPhone 3 then 4. Throw in an iPad as well.
Where I'm not an Apple fan is in the MacOS. My wife uses a really nice iMac with this enormous terrific screen, but the OS still annoys me.
Maybe coming up from UNIX command line has bent my brains in such a way that MacOS doesn't resonate. Anyway, I sure am happy with my iPhone and iPad.
- 03-14-2011, 07:06 PM #20
- 03-15-2011, 07:52 AM #21
My wife and I are both coming from Incredibles. She hates change and fought it for about 10 minutes. Once she got the 4 in her hands and starting using it the Droid was forgotten. Didn't take me but 30 secs to realize I had made the right choice. I Phones from here on out for us.
- 03-15-2011, 09:05 AM #22
- 03-17-2011, 08:42 PM #23
I'm actually still an Android user on an OG Droid. I've rooted and ROMed to my heart's content, and I've LOVED it. I still love Android, but I'm seriously considering the iPhone 5 when it comes out. If Apple fixes their notification system and adds a little more customizing in iOS, I'm making the jump. I may jailbreak and do it anyway. Convince me!
- 03-17-2011, 10:23 PM #24
I tried a Droid X for about 8 days and this was after Verizon got the iPhone 4. I eventually used their 14 day return policy and I won't try that mess again. In the long run Verizon didn't work out for me because in our area they are still building out after buying a smaller regional carrier. However, at some point Verizon is going to have great coverage. I may reconsider them again when the iPhone 5 comes out.
Like others have said, I found apps crashed a lot, GUI froze up and only a hard shut down would bring it back. Battery life.. don't even go there! Nuff Said!
- 03-18-2011, 12:12 AM #25
Well I can certainly relate to this topic! I just recently got an iPhone after quite a few years on BlackBerry. I've had a couple of different generations of iPod Touch's but never an iPhone! Have been wanting one for a while now so dropped my BB and got one! One word describes it! WOW!! By far the sexiest, most polished and smooth smartphone I have ever had the pleasure of using! Not a BB hater but they don't come close to operating like this!! So much to learn, so much I want to play with! Ahhhhhh!!! Where do I start...!!