potential iphone buyer questions
Hello all. I currently have a thunderbolt and the battery life is horrible. I have been toying around at getting an iPhone for a while. How is the battery life with your iPhone? How is the email service. I mainly use gmail and was just wondering how it handles emails. Anything I need to know about making the switch? Thanks in advance for your help.
- 04-05-2011, 02:25 PM #2
I thought about going with the Thunderbolt when I got the iPhone. I use GMail, Google Calendar and some of the other Google services, but those two are very important to me. I can tell you that both work great on the iPhone. I don't have any issues at all. I would consider myself a fairly heavy user and I get a full day out of the battery. I unplug about 6:30am and plug back in around 9pm with right around 15-20% of battery left. I came from the original Droid so going to the Thunderbolt would have been the natural thing to do, but I am so glad I didn't. I have a few friends that have it and while the 4G is awesome and the bigger screen is nice, the experience on the iPhone 4 is just amazing. I highly recommend it.
- 04-05-2011, 02:38 PM #3
As for e-mail, you can set up GMail through Exchange and it works like a charm.
- 04-05-2011, 03:59 PM #4
- 04-05-2011, 04:29 PM #5
I've been debating on switching from Android to iPhone for the same reason. My battery was lasting most of the day, but with baseball on now, I spend too much time checking scores, etc., and my battery is dying aroun 9 p.m. which isn't really acceptable.
- 04-05-2011, 04:31 PM #6
You can setup gmail as an exchange server so it acts just like it does on your Thunderbolt with calendar/contacts/email.
Your voicemail gets deleted when switching because the iPhone visual voicemail wipes it out and you have to set it up again.
- 04-05-2011, 04:35 PM #7
Thanks to each of you. Looks like I'm picking one up tomorrow to give it a shot. That said how do i set up the gmail as an exchange? Is it a setting in the phone itself. I'll be seeing you all around the forums. One more question, jailbreak or no?
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- 04-05-2011, 10:23 PM #10
Go ahead and grab the iPhone. I love mine. I have had many many phones over the past few years. I just recently bought the thunderbolt to try it out. You are right the battery life is horrible. Yes people say its 4g but I had the evo and it wasn't that bad.
As for gmail I use it exclusively for both email and calendar and the iPhone handle them beautifully. You won't be disappointed.
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