View Poll Results: What are you considering spending YOUR money on?
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Samsung Galaxy SII or Other Android
Is anyone considering the Samsung Galaxy SII instead?
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone here was considering a Samsung Galaxy SII instead of the next generation iPhone. Or, if anyone was gonna wait it out to see what the next generation iPhone looks like before making a decision.
It seems like in terms of performance the SGSII will be the benchmark to which all is compared(for right now). But the overall UI and App Store is something that Android can't compete with.... What do you guys think?
- 09-27-2011, 10:08 AM #2
- 09-27-2011, 10:49 AM #3
Verizon is not getting it from what I keep hearing and I would never leave a carrier for a phone anyway but even if Vz got the Samsung phone I would still stick with the iPhone. Within a couple of months there will be a new Android based phone to top this and others. It's never ending. With that said, from what I've seen it looks like a great phone. I actually enjoy the competition between the companies. It pushes them to create better products for the consumer. I don't want one phone/company/carrier etc...to dominate and create a monopoly.
It'll be interesting to see what Apple announces when the time comes. I hope the excitement and allure following this story translates in Tim Cook's launch to something Apple has been known to call "Magical." The anticipation to this point can only be likened to tantric sex in the way that when the announcements come there will be a collective blowing of mass iLoads all over the place.
We already know what we're getting with the SGSII in any form. It's a snappy highly advanced Android phone. The biggest issue for most people going to android would probably be how you're locked into the Apple Eco-System. You've purchased apps, songs, videos and books from their respective iApp and when you switch platforms there's no real user friendly easy way to move your music,movies or books over. To add to that fact, if you have a ton of apps you're SOL because you need to buy them all over again in the Android Marketplace.
- 09-27-2011, 11:23 AM #5
- 09-27-2011, 11:26 AM #6
Your comment made me LMAO.. Tantric sex haha...
That's how I feel about android phones as well. And, as we've seen with the iPad and other apple devices, a crazier spec sheet does not translate into actual better performance. Apple is the master of hardware optimization via software.
And yeah, as much as I may like an android phone, I am not going to leave iOS now. It's been 3 years, and to me this ecosystem itself is a lot more valuable than some widgets and live wallpapers. There are plenty of cool apps like MadPad that will probably never come out on Android...
BUT! I will definitely be buying a new Android phone some time soon as well, but I might wait for a qHD one, cause it will be better for development.
Last edited by Jellotime91; 09-27-2011 at 11:36 AM.
- 09-27-2011, 11:27 AM #7
- 09-27-2011, 11:51 AM #9
One thing I don't think many people realize is that there are multiple versions of the S2. It's not just the size of the screen. The European S2s are closer to stock Android, while the U.S. releases have more of Samsung's TouchWiz (btw, what a name! ) UI.
Although Verizon may not carry a S2 variant, they will carry a Samsung phone with many of the same specs. I really don't understand how Samsung groups one of their phones into the "S2" family.
- 09-27-2011, 12:42 PM #11
I think that if the iPhone that's being released this year isn't a significant upgrade that I may hold off. But whether I buy one or not, it will still be the best selling iPhone ever. You have early adopters waiting, 3GS people waiting and first time android techies waiting. It'll be "magical"
- 09-27-2011, 04:52 PM #13
- 09-27-2011, 05:56 PM #15
- 09-27-2011, 06:04 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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I'd only seriously consider switching to an android phone if Apple somehow completely stops the possibility of jailbreaking.
I know with android you can do pretty much all of what you can do with a jailbroken iphone but I'm invested in the iOS ecosystem plus the whole "just works" functionality, great battery life and buttery smooth UI with a single core processor is like CRACK that is difficult to duplicate on the Android os.
I'm don't really care for complete customization and am somewhat interested in widgets so all the "new" features in iOS 5 should satisfy my need to jailbreak anyhow.
- 09-27-2011, 06:05 PM #17
- 09-27-2011, 06:22 PM #18
I was very close to getting the SG2 on Sprint but I just couldn't do it based on the possibility of Sprint getting the iPhone. If Sprint does get the iPhone then I'll get that. I've been using iTunes for years and I own a iPad 2 so it just makes sense to have the iPhone as well.
- 09-27-2011, 07:00 PM #19
- 09-28-2011, 01:02 AM #20iPhone Nanite
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Definately considering the Galaxy S II but waiting for the iPhone announcement to make my decision between that and the new iPhone. I have an iPad 2 so I will still have access to all my iOS apps. Things I like about the S II are the large screen, widgets, speed, and the ability to customize without jailbreaking/rooting. Things I don't like are poor battery life next to iOS devices and apps that aren't as smooth or pretty as there iOS counterparts. It'll be a tough decision for me but I figure if I go android and decide it's not for me I'll be back for the iPhone 6!
Things I would love to see in the new iPhone: faster processor, more RAM, larger screen (3.7, 3.8, 4.0, 4.2, or 4.3! Any size just larger please!) and the advanced voice recognition Assistant rumors being true would definitely be a plus!
I look forward to my new phone within the next couple of weeks :-)
Last edited by miggles209; 09-28-2011 at 01:05 AM.
- 09-28-2011, 11:28 AM #21
I am thinking about the Galaxy S2 for a number of reasons, first the screen size is fantastic, second the Maps app in Android smokes the iOS Version, I love being able to get turn by turn navigation after simply making a search. Google Voice integration is fantastic on android however battery life and overall stability are not. I am hoping that the next iPhone has a 4.3 inch display which is my main complaint as my fingers are just too big for the iPhone 4.
- 09-28-2011, 12:51 PM #22
- 09-29-2011, 12:14 AM #23
Apologies for veering slightly off topic. I'm curious about the Samsung/Google event Oct. 11th. Does a new Android version go through multiple betas like iOS does? In other words, will that event just show ICS beta 1 or will Samsung unveil the Nexus Prime with the latest Gingerbread version?
- 09-29-2011, 12:22 AM #24
I tried THE android phone in the past, Nexus One, and I'm never repeating this mistake again. Right now this phone might be the hit. Wait couple months and when something better comes out, you will be begging for any sight of Android upgrade. Never thought it would happen to Google's Nexus One, but as soon as Nexus S was out, it was like if the Nexus One never existed!
This favoritism is what will keep me away from Android. Never again.
Besides, when it comes to hardware manufacturing, nothing even comes close to the iPhone. Who would've thought that THE Google phone would have skin-tearing-off and light-escaping-from-edges issues?
- 09-29-2011, 12:44 AM #25
I have tried a couple of the latest and greatest Android phones in the past and although the hardware may have been bleeding edge.....the software pales in comparison to iOS in terms of stability, etc.
Sure, you can tweak it and flash custom ROMs to make it better, but you HAVE TO or it's laggy and full of bloat.
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