- 07-16-2011, 10:29 AM #26
I understand you 100%. Today is my second week with the 4. I have a Thunderbolt as well. Ill tack on to a few of your points...for one, alot of those gripes can be changed when jailbroken..and fortunately enough, unlike Android where you have to download the whole RUU to go back to stock and clear through CWW and flash through HBoot, all I need to do is plug in to iTunes and restore..thats much faster for me. Here's what I miss with the iPhone (and jailbreak changes):
TRUE push notifications: Yes many apps allow "push" but it just isn't the way my BB or Thunderbolt do it.
LED Notification: I can take it or leave it...but much rather have it. lol(so I downloaded Notified Pro and it actually isn't THAT bad).
FLASH!!!!: It is incredibly annoying to view some sites and you just see this grey box with "flash" in it. (I downloaded FRASH and Idk about others but it still isn't TRUE flash.)
Browsing speeds: Sure, we ALL know Safari sucks. It is SO SLOW. (Fortunately enough, you don't need a jailbreak fix for this. Atomic Browser and iCabMobile are MUCH better, faster, and have the feel of Dolphin Browser [my favorite] and they are right from iTunes)
Navigation: Was another thing I needed. Google Maps was awesome once I rooted and had a better rom/kernel. Now, I just use Navigon. AWESOME and the BEST navigation tool.
Push e-mail: Even when my gmail account was set-up I wasn't getting PUSH notifications. I even tried a couple of useless apps. It was until I found this write-up on setting up my GMail as a microsoft exchange email....WA-LA! Im getting emails RIGHT as they come. The best feeling ever.
I tell people this: I really like my Thunderbolt. It does so much its insane. Sure the battery sucks but when you root and throw on a rom/kernel, that will change. Screen is gorgeous. The iPhone just WORKS. I haven't had any issues (as bad as I talked about Apple products -_-) lol. Im actually looking for iOS5. I think it'll really make me happy.
- 07-16-2011, 12:01 PM #27
What I am missing from Android is that I can take a photo and right away post it to Twitter, Picasa and wherever I want.
This is not built into iOS. If you go to the camroll yoi can just email, mms and in iOS5 tweet it. No Facebook, Spaces, etc.
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- 08-19-2011, 03:52 PM #40
I would definitely say notifications like everyone else but thanks to ios5 copying that you're good to go
Also ^^ I missed my notification light when i switched and the new iphone will probably have one of those too so you're really set
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- 08-30-2011, 09:33 AM #45iPhone Newbie
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I know this thread was started 2 months ago, but I had the iPhone since AT&T (including the iPhone 4 on AT&T) and then I switched to Verizon and got the Thunderbolt. Even though I loved the phone (and what it could do), the battery life was terrible and missed the iPhone more than I ever thought I would. Phone preferences are completely based on what you are looking for but for me, it's the iPhone without a doubt.
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- 09-03-2011, 12:06 AM #48
i'm coming from a blackberry. one feature i really like is bedside mode. i don't know how i'm going to live without this .i also don't understand how apple doesn't have this. when you plug the phone in to charge the sound profile can be set to change. the clock stays lit. you can set the time you want this to happen. it's an amazing feature. you don't have to open an qpp to make this happen, just plug the phone in. i have it set so that only phone calls and text messages vibrate. everything else is silent. you can customize it however you want. l wish apple would have something like this in the new os.
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