View Poll Results: What are you considering spending YOUR money on?
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Samsung Galaxy SII or Other Android
- 10-04-2011, 07:55 AM #101
I had a verizon iphone 4 for about a month in Feb/March. I really enjoyed many aspects of it, but I found it didn't do a couple of things as well for me as Android (maps being the main one) so I bought a thunderbolt. The phone's ok, but I love LTE. If Apple just releases an iphone 4s, then I'll probably get the nexus prime, if it releases a new iphone 5 with a larger screen, then I'll really have to consider it, but I sure will miss LTE.
- 10-04-2011, 08:22 AM #102
- 10-10-2011, 10:02 PM #103
Well, they didn't make a phone with a bigger screen. I am very disappointed. After the announcement, I went out and bought the Epic Touch again. I'm just not understanding the direction that Apple is going in, but it doesn't seem to be the same direction everyone else is going in.
sent from my EPIC TOUCH 4G, GALAXY SII
- 10-10-2011, 10:09 PM #104
- 10-10-2011, 10:19 PM #105
I enjoyed lte but with how big and bulky it makes the phones and how they all seem to be plagued by a ton of issues I decided to go with the 4s. i mean hopefully in a year lte is more wide spread and all the issues are gone and hopefully better battery life. For me the hit in battery isnt worth the extra 2 seconds it takes to load web pages or download something.
- 10-10-2011, 10:49 PM #106
- 10-11-2011, 05:02 AM #107
Galaxy S 2? You mean that Android phone that looks like an iPhone with a bigger screen but runs that bug ridden Gingerbread OS? HELL NO. Not even if they were free. Screw Android. Crappy user experience with Gingerbread equals HELL NO. The nerds can have it. I've got work and play to do and have no time for a life sucking abyss of a phone. iPHONE on SPRINT.
- 10-11-2011, 05:19 AM #108iPhone Beginner
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I don't like way how Samsung treat their products and the customers.
Samsung smartphone Omnia is recognize as piece of trash. Samsung ignores
Omnia user. This is going to happen to other product. Alike Apple, Samsung is
only concern about keep launching new smartphones. Because they only care
about their hardware, the software and its compatibility are awful.
Therefore, I will stay with iPhone.
- 10-11-2011, 05:30 AM #109iPhone Intermediate
- 103 Posts
I would be willing to try the iPhone for myself, but I simply can't afford it. One thing about Android is that there are options for those of us who don't have as much disposable income.
- 10-11-2011, 09:01 AM #110
- 10-11-2011, 10:26 AM #111
I tried to be unaffected by my previous experiences with my old android devices when I borrowed a friends galaxy s2 for a day and I again did not like it at all all the hardware specs amounted to nothing due to the software not being optimized for it. Personally I'd like a balanced phone that's hardware matches it's software than a overpowered phone with IMO under performing software. That's why I'm on an iPhone 4 now and preordered a iPhone 4S. Also again IMO I think these new specs on phones are getting completely ridiculous. I'm not complaining I'll take any advances in technology I'm given but honestly how much faster can they make my phone?
I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.686259,-73.825464
- 10-11-2011, 11:02 AM #112
I was debating it but Samsung is just pushing out phones out their wazoo. Its like they are trying to release new phones every month or even multiple ones per month. If that wasnt enough, their lack of quality is showing by making so many new phones. As a result, support for your phone will end in about 6 months or 1 year because by then, they could have had 6+ new phones. At least with iPhone, it takes years for that to occur.
- 10-11-2011, 11:13 AM #113
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- 10-11-2011, 12:11 PM #117
- Love the bigger vivid screen on the SII, the ~3.5" iPhone screen is getting old.....I think 4" is the "sweet spot" so I'm expecting Apple to migrate there next year.
- iPhone battery is better in this department. I made the same amount of tweaks to my GSII as I did to my iPhone to get better battery life. This is the sole reason I might get a 4S honestly......it's THAT important to me.
- Mostly a wash overall, 2.3.4 Android is way better than when I tried out Android with the AT&T Captivate (GSI)
- Apple apps just appear to have a bit more polish on them, but the app selection is just fine on Android so far. As far as "crashing" apps....I haven't experienced any crashes so far on my GSII, while on my iPhone 4 I had apps crashing daily.
- They both perform well, although I feel the iphone GPS lock is a tweak quicker overall.
I hope this helps people in making decisions on what to buy.....I'm still evaluating myself.
Ok, well, here's the story. I got the Samsung Galaxy SII. I've played with it a little more than a week now. I have to say, it's a phenomenal Android phone. However, just 5 minutes ago, I cut my SGSII SIM so I can put it back in my iPhone 4 until Friday. The SGSII is NOT a bad phone. It's a good phone with a mediocre OS on it(depending on who you ask.) The screen is VERY nice. The phone is very snappy. I enjoyed the overall experience of the phone. I just couldn't put up with the stupid lag you would get for NO reason whatsoever. The constant minding of the Task Manager widget. The resolution of the screen is apparent on websites, movies and games.
In summation, I just think the iPhone is a much more polished product. There was definitely WAY more thought put into the iPhone than the competition. It's obvious when you play with what's out there.
sorry if I offend anyone with this post.
- 10-11-2011, 12:55 PM #119
Also, I don't use task manager either, not sure why you needed to. Care to elaborate a bit.
I totally agree that the iPhone is a more polished product overall....Google has yet to "polish" the O/S up across the board.....
- 10-11-2011, 02:12 PM #120
The lag came when unlocking mostly. The time it takes between pictures is UNBEARABLE. Some apps were laggy(twitter off the top of my head.) Dont get me wrong, it's a nice phone, just not the phone for me.
If you find your solstice in the SGS2, great. I didn't, and I believe one week is an honest try.
BTW there's a reason the iPhone is so successful. It's not only because the OS is polished. It's because the device, OS and support system combine to offer the consumer a polished experience overall.
- 10-11-2011, 04:04 PM #122
AnandTech - iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast
it's not always about the benchmark scores btw.... it is however always about ownership experience =)
- 10-11-2011, 05:58 PM #124
Thanks. As a new member, I couldn't post the link on the initial response.
I do agree it is about the experience, but there does need to be enough brute power required to make that ownership experience worthy and length-y. If the benchmarks came out that the 4s was vastly underpowered compared to the other offerings, I would doubt the longevity of ownership as more and more mobile solutions pop up to take advantage of a more connected society. The fact that the 4s is doing well in these "brute force" measurements against present competition qualms that unease.
- 10-11-2011, 06:45 PM #125