Left for the Razr, came back 3 hours later...
I've been curious about Verizon's LTE service ever since they flipped the switch here in Birmingham where I live so I bought a Droid Razr today to try it out...my plan was to give the 4S to my wife. I've had many many Android phones in the past so the OS was nothing new to me, so "getting used to it" doesn't factor in. The phone itself is quite fast and snappy, and the LTE service is just stupid fast...31mbps at my house! I thought I would miss Siri more than I did, but actually Google's Voice Actions did everything I'm accustomed to Siri doing for me but just without a nice pleasant voice responding back to me. But in the end, I missed my iPhone...mainly the battery life. After charging the Razr to full around 2:00pm today, I used it for three hours and was down to 50%...that was a few texts, checking Facebook, watching two short YouTube videos, and just playing around off and on. That same usage on my iPhone would barely use 5-10%, so to me it's just not worth sacrificing the battery life for a faster data connection.
Just figured I'd post for anyone thinking of doing something similar...it may work out for you, but for me I'll gladly stick to the 4S.
- 11-21-2011, 06:10 PM #2
After returning my iPhone 4S to AT&T a week ago I thought about getting the Droid RAZR. After reading some of the reviews about it, I was really glad I just went back to my iPhone 4 instead. While I really would love to have a LTE capable device right now, I am going to try and hold out for the iPhone 5.... Or whatever Apple chooses to call the next one, lol.
- 11-21-2011, 06:26 PM #3
you have to decide what you want in a phone and buy the phone that does what you want. I think to many people get sold on just a "feature" and it ends up that that feature is not worth it.. I buy a phone that supports all my needs and currently that phone is an iPhone.. it has specific applications that I cant get on android that I use in my job on a day to day basis. Until another phone has those apps I will be sticking with iPhone..
- 11-21-2011, 06:42 PM #5
Now see for me it's different ... I want a phone that works ... It's OS, battery life and things that make a smartphone a smartphone and well battery life as well .. BB and android devices to me are just too darn buggy for my tastes and androids OS drives me nuts lol
- 11-21-2011, 06:42 PM #6
From my experience with Android devices, battery life is terrible during the first few charge cycles. My guess is it has more to do with the amount of syncing that takes place when setting up an Android phone and the lack of battery stats, instead of an actual problem with the battery or its capacity. My Android phone barely lasted 8 hours when I first got it and now lasts 40-48 hours with the same usage.
If you're satisfied with your iPhone, though. That's all that really matters. If you decide to try Android again in the future, might want to give it more than three hours to settle in and gather some battery stats.
- 11-21-2011, 06:55 PM #7
- 11-21-2011, 07:31 PM #8
But the current iPhone seems to destroy everything else... for the most part
- 11-21-2011, 07:44 PM #9
I was an avid BlackBerry user for years!! I tried the original Droid and returned it. The battery life was terrible (compared to BB), I hated the keyboard and the OS was so glitchy.
The iPhone has been a dream come true. I still love BlackBerry, don't get me wrong, but I was really limited as to what I could do. Now I can set my Xfinity DVR, check my bank account, get score updates from my favorite sports teams and even pay for my coffee with the Starbucks app. I'm just happy I found something that finally works well for me!!
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- 11-21-2011, 07:55 PM #10
- 11-21-2011, 08:52 PM #11
I remember back in the old analog days, Cellular One would let you try out a phone for a certain time before you even signed up. They should bring this service back (and i'm not talking about the return period. they actually let you use an activated phone to try out for like a week or so).
- 11-21-2011, 10:51 PM #12
- 11-21-2011, 11:06 PM #13
Got my droid razr on friday, upgraded from iphone 4, liked it for about a day and a half, returning it tomorrow and getting iphone 4s. The iphone is just better quality and the speaker and camera on the razr seem far inferior to that of the iphone. Battery life isnt terrible on the razr but not as good as iphone. Plus nothing beats the easy music transfer with itunes.
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- 11-22-2011, 10:28 AM #23
And to the OP, glad to hear that your happy with using the iOS platform and that it works for you.
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- 11-22-2011, 01:25 PM #25
the reason i originally left iPhone was because it wasn't a 3g phone so data was so slow at loading webpages etc.. but after owning those blackberrys I dont think I will ever buy another blackeberry it felt like I was fixing my phone more then using it.. now im just happy with the iPhone.