- 07-02-2011, 08:23 PM #26
Just switched from Droid Incredible to Iphone 4 a month ago. Even though i liked Android when i had it iOS makes it look bad. The quality of the apps are night and day. Android has been around for almost 4 years and as far as i'm concerned it's still in beta. Customization is quite a bit overrated the widgets only worked about 65% of the time anyway. And honestly how many times are you going to move your icons around? Besides, jailbreaking gives tons of costomizations like Graviboard and Typoclock. I also hated the ad supported apps, busted apps, knock off apps, and lack of decent apps. For example Cut the rope was said to be "coming soon" back in October 2010 but it just came out last week. Ridiculous.
- 07-03-2011, 09:34 AM #27iPhone Nanite
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Why I like my iphone 4
I'm a 75 year old granny fascinated by technology. I got the original Droid (Verizon) when it became apparent that Palm (which I used for years) just wasn't going to continue. Had a huge learning curve and got lots of help on forums. Found out very quickly that I didn't use the keyboard so I switched to the Incredible. Didn't like HTC interface all that much but I liked the phone just fine until the Droid X won my heart. Meantime I was always learning. I always liked my friends iPhones but not ATT. So I was in line early for the Verizon iPhone. I love it and don't regret anything. Don't regret the changes because I learned a lot about smart phones. I miss the better contact apps on Android but I sure don't miss the battery drain. I keep looking at my phone at the end of the day and am always amazed that I don't have to charge it.
All that being said, if you like to play/tweak your phone the Android phones can do a lot of that.
- 07-03-2011, 11:24 AM #28
Two of the biggest things for me are overall ease of use and battery life. I may take a look at that Droid X, though.
The other thing I find strange is the multiplicity of operating system versions on Android phones. I can never be sure what features are supported, or how long they will be supported. This also makes comparisons more complicated.
- 07-03-2011, 11:39 AM #29
The released Gingerbread for Droid X appears to have messed quite a few phones up, mine included. I suddenly couldn't make outgoing calls without a reboot. Couldn't send texts without a reboot. Data would get "stuck", and wifi would drop ALL the time.
I got so frustrated I got an iPhone and it sure is a pleasure to use something that just works.
- 07-03-2011, 12:19 PM #30
Incredible to Iphone
I was a Iphone hater for years, overpriced, everything is locked down, blah blah blah. I bought last year a droid incredible and don't get me wrong I have enjoyed it.
I rooted and then went to custom roms, themes, and at first you are like wow this is so much freedom. But then you get bugs, crashes, stuttering UI, and Apps from the Android Market that lack any kind of quality.
I used to think WOW! look at all the free apps from Android, but when you look at it the quality is usually very sub-par and I don't mind spending $1 - $5 for quality software.
My picked would be iOS, because the "closed" market is very good for hardware and software to be perfectly sync up. Honestly there is no reason for a dual-core phones, with 1GB ram to lag on android, but somehow a 800 mhz 512 mb ram iphone will smoke them. Sad really
iOS is the winner IMO.
- 07-03-2011, 01:54 PM #31
- 07-04-2011, 07:02 AM #32
I had an iPhone 3GS and then switched to Nexus One. Now, I'm back on iPhone 4. Yes, like others said it does boil down to personal preference. The reason I switched back to iPhone is UPDATES.
I couldn't stand it when Google plays favourites. Few phones get such updates, few don't. And even if your phone is eligible for a certain update, you have to wait several months after the update is released. And this is coming from an a previous Nexus One owner which means that Nexus One is controlled directly by Google, not the carriers (that was the main reason I bought it). But with Nexus S out, Nexus One gets updated several months after its successor, which is IMHO bull****. I can't stand that.
Hence, back to an iPhone where every phone is Apple's favourite phone
- 07-04-2011, 06:28 PM #33
I'd say play around with an android and then an iPhone and see which one fits your needs. asking here at TiPb you will mostly get "iPhone is the best" etc. and if you ask over at Android Central you'll get "android's better" etc. So just play around with one of each and see what you like better.
- 07-04-2011, 09:11 PM #34
as a Android user I can tell you I have issues with my droid X, at times I love it and at times I hate it with a passion the rest of my family owns Apple products and I see how easy it is to navigate on a Mac or a iphone. BUT if I was to do it ALL OVER agian I would pick iphone Android is too "messy" iphone is much cleaner as far as OS and the visual display is better, apps galore.
- 07-05-2011, 07:50 AM #35
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- 07-07-2011, 12:57 PM #39
Fragmentation is really getting out of hand on android. Apps get released and they are only compatible with half the handsets. Os updates are horrific as well. Google really messed up by allowing the ecosystem to get so out of control. On the positive side, hardware is awesome on android. I bought the galaxy s2 and the thing simply blows away everything else on the market. At least for the next couple of months.
- 07-08-2011, 08:19 AM #40
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- 07-12-2011, 11:20 AM #43
I still have my Droid X as my backup phone for the time being. Some of the features I like about it are:
large screen for viewing videos, etc...
led notification light
free turn by turn navigation built in
The bottom line is that there are tradeoffs(advantages/disadvantages) with every phone.
- 07-12-2011, 03:10 PM #44
- 07-12-2011, 03:57 PM #45
I recently had an upgrade and was so sure that I was going to love android. I did tons of research and got one of the best android phones out right now. I used it for 3 days before exchanging for iPhone 4. My main issues with android were the following:
1. Battery life is bad. What is the point of a cool phone if it dies quickly?
2. In my opinion, the apps were not nearly as good. One of the big draw to smart phones now are apps. They were low quality and did not look as good as iPhone apps.
3. Customization options. Most people want android for customization. Other than customizing your screen and adding widgets and toggles, the customization was weak. For example, if you don't like your email app or Internet browser, you can download another one. Only problem is that they are not that good.
4. I want the latest firmware quickly and that is not the case with android. There are tons of phones waiting for upgrades to gingerbread, a firmware that came out more than six months ago.
Ultimately for me, the overall quality of the iPhone is just leaps and bounds ahead of android. I don't think android is bad but just not quality enough yet for me. If you want a fast, big screen phone whose battery will die before you get home from work even though you haven't been using it and you don't care about apps looking great, get android.