Was......Was it a mistake? D:
I got the verizon iphone about a month ago and I am pretty satisfied but I have one problem.....
I dont really feel all that ...."Happy"
sure I love that battery life and the super crystal clear screen. But damn i just dont feel as good as I used to when i was with android.
Im kinda thinking that getting the verizon iphone was a mistake....
And yes I jailbroke it and did all the crazy sh*t but I dont get the happyness that I did with the android phone i had.
Can you guys try to change my mind
- 03-22-2011, 09:14 PM #2
- 03-22-2011, 09:17 PM #3iPhone Genius
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If you gave it an honest shot and still prefer the android platform, more power to you... One should never choose a tech device because someone else has one/uses one/likes it... you have to be comfortable with what you have and use... and just because I love my iPhone (as do many others), doesn't mean that it's the right phone for you... there are lots of android phones out there with lots of happy customers... iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 03-22-2011, 09:21 PM #4
- 03-22-2011, 09:56 PM #6
I have had Android and many other iOS devices. Yes, there some major wins for Android like widgets and customization. But iOS works well the battery is a huge win. I love how I can play games and stream Netflix without worrying about if my battery will last till the end of the day.
Call me OCD but I prefer the unifomality of iOS. I like how all the icons are the same shape and size. I like how there are always new apps that are good and worthwhile. Granted, there are garbage apps, but the Android market is flooded with random garbage like a new digital clock that causes your phone to crash.[BFollow me @markhunsaker on Twitter[/B]
- 03-23-2011, 07:55 AM #7
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- 03-23-2011, 08:41 AM #10
After having my iphone for a week or two (coming from an Evo) I started to have regrets as well. I really like Android, and miss it dearly. But I DON'T miss the battery life issues and bugginess of the software. I am happy with the iphone because it is a little more stable for me. The way I see it is I am going to give the Android handset makers a little time to catch up with the software. I think by the time my upgrade rolls around in 20 months there will have been some advances in battery technology and I can give Android another try at that point... Until then, I am not going to think about it and give the iphone a fair shot. I am looking forward to iOS 5 and hope it brings some major improvements to the notification system. Just don't worry about it and enjoy your phone.
- 03-23-2011, 10:21 AM #11
I'm kind of in the same boat. I have a Droid X and I bought a used 32 gb VZW iPhone because the price was so damn good I couldn't pass it up. I've had iPod Touches in the past, so I basically knew how it worked, but I still haven't got myself to activate it on my line yet. I'm still using my DX. I've been reading the forums for a couple weeks and I honestly don't know if the iPhone is for me. I've grown so accustomed to the notification system in Android and the customization that I'm not sure I could switch. I am a little OCD, which does tend to favor the iPhone's uniformity, and I do use iTunes for all of my music (currently have an iPod Classic 160 gb) but I still haven't decided if I should switch - and am actually leaning more towards selling my iPhone.
I guess in a nutshell, what I'm trying to say is, the iPhone isn't for everyone. If you're more of an Android kind of person, then stick with Android. Doesn't mean the iPhone is crap or that Android is king, just that Android works better for you.
- 03-23-2011, 10:39 AM #12
- 03-23-2011, 01:10 PM #13
I was in a similar situation. My wife and I both had the original Droid and loved it until Verizon pushed out the software update for Froyo and we started having all sorts of issues. I managed to corner Verizon into giving us Droid 2's (our Droids were completely unreliable at that point) and things improved somewhat, but eventually the hardware started falling apart, which shocked me considerably seeing as it's Motorola hardware. On top of that I personally didn't like Blur and ended up rooting and installing a new ROM on my device. I enjoyed the customization aspects of Android, I just don't like the direction the carriers are going with it.
I also personally didn't like how there were certain games (because we are gamers) that would come out that listed current good hardware as OK to play them on (they preferred the dual core Tegra devices).
In short for us it was consistency and the overall experience of Apple products that made our choice. We have long enjoyed Apple hardware and would have had iPhones long ago if they had been available on Verizon.
Would I recommend iPhone to other people? Absolutely! Would I recommend it for everyone? Absolutely not. I have a good friend who also loves Android but I can bet that he wouldn't be happy with the iPhone because of certain limitations compared to Android (i.e. no native ability to change messaging tones).
So just do what you like. If you've been using the iPhone for a while and still prefer Android there's nothing wrong with that at all and there are a lot of great new Android devices releasing on Verizon this year.
As for us, we're going to be permanent iPhone users.
- 03-23-2011, 01:18 PM #14
I'm really having a hard time deciding if I want to get an iphone coming from Android. I have apple everything else and loooove it but had to get an android (like many people) before the iphone was available. I really reaally like android and reading threads like this keep me going back and forth. I think I'm just going to have to get an iphone off of ebay or something for myself and see what's gonna work best for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!!
- 03-23-2011, 01:51 PM #15
- 03-23-2011, 01:55 PM #16
If I had my start with my Droid X I wouldn't have wanted an iPhone. I only went to it because I used it in the past so it was like "coming home" for me.
It's the apps, which Android gets better about daily.
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- 03-23-2011, 02:00 PM #17
I enjoy my iPhone. I had a Droid 1 before, now besides the low processor on that, something that bothered me was force close's but the widgets definitely have their place. I LOVE the iPhone keyboard and honestly things run smoother on my iPhone than any other phone but the Thunderbolt is a pretty good sign of where things are going with Android.
- 03-23-2011, 02:50 PM #18
The thing I don't like about the VZW iPhone is that it seems that Apple likes the At&t one better. Like not giving out the iOS 4.3 update. I feel left out of the Apple family...I thought having a VZW would be the best of both worlds, the most reliable network and the Apple ecosystem. I don't feel like it. Although At&t is SO much faster, I am happy to have an "unlimited" data plan.
- 03-23-2011, 03:32 PM #19
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- 03-23-2011, 04:11 PM #21Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
iPhone5 on VZW; iPad(2012) - wifi with BadElf for GPS
- 03-23-2011, 04:20 PM #22iPhone Genius
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And yeah, I'm on AT&T and I also have unlimited data...
but way to go with the thread-jacking... iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 03-23-2011, 05:31 PM #23
I have had blackberry's as well as the Droid X- for me I love my new iphone- I hated the email pull instead of push of the Droid and the OS was not stable- The blackberry was great at email but horrible at web browsing and apps. IMO I think the iphone has the best of all of them- I will take consistent email, stable OS, great bowser and cool apps over the ability to personalize my phone any day.
- 03-24-2011, 06:22 AM #25