Why are Android users so upset by the 5?
Scores of posts all over FB by Android users how uneventful and stupid the iPhone 5 is by Android users. If they claim their own OS and phones are so much superior why such an outcry? It floor me how upset they are by todays announcement.
- 09-12-2012, 05:54 PM #2
It's nothing new...every year the out pouring of genuine frustration from Android fan boys is a hilarious event to watch. They are so concerned that people KNOW they think their Galaxy S III is the best phone in the world that they spend more time talking down the iPhone than they do playing with their own phone itself!
It also has a lot to do with relevancy...for some reason Android radicals desperately need their phone to be the best and most talked about thing in existence (and if it's not, watch out!), and in that, they make it a mission to critically attack anything that gets in their way. You should see the absolutely hilarious things people say about the Windows phones when they were being released on the Android section of reddit.com...you'd think Microsoft sh*t in on their carpet with some of the things said.
- 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM #3
I actually think it has more to do with all the lawsuits that have been going on and apple claiming that they are the "world's developers" when a majority of the stuff they put into the iphone has been around for awhile. I also think that they look at it in a way that they want apple to put out something show stopping so that it forces the android manufacturers, wp, bb everything to try to make something better. Competition.
I like how Apple keeps it simple and intuitive. If I wanted to waste time learning to root, play with roms, etc etc. I'd go Android. I like how there is little work involved with the iPhone. Android users see it more as a hobby, however that is one hobby I have 0 interest in. They find it offensive if anyone doesn't share their hobby. I also find it funny how more than half of their phones don't even have the latest OS. Whether it's the carriers fault or not, the headache still exist. Let's not mention the build quality on their phones are crap compared to iPhones. Cheap pieces of plastic that wouldn't even be good as a paper weight.
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- 09-12-2012, 06:01 PM #7
I'm not an Android user, but as a future Lumia 920 owner I'm not upset at all.
The iPhone5 has no NFC, no inductive wireless charging, no OIS for the camera, no Super-sensitive touch screen, no Gorilla Glass 2, no exciting colors, no HAAC rich recording, it has lower pixels-per-inch (PPI) on the display, smaller display, worse battery life, worst camera specs, slower display refresh-rate. And you can't wear gloves while using it.
Time to switch for Lumia 920. Nokia put the bar too high and Apple couldn't match it. Simple as that!
- 09-12-2012, 06:01 PM #8
I really don't know why anyone gives two ****s about the phone someone else uses, nor do I understand the vitriol anyone can have for their phone being dissed (any of them).
These are tools to make your life easier, I use this site as a resource patronized by those who are a bit more personal technology savvy.
- 09-12-2012, 06:07 PM #9
And trust me, i love competition as much as the next person...i think Apple is still progressing exactly how i would see them do so. Some of the things people mentioned (IE: NFC) are just things that are not ready to be widely (and feasibly) usable, so there's certainly no reason to try and make them selling points.
- 09-12-2012, 06:10 PM #10
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- 09-12-2012, 06:27 PM #11
I'm not upset that the iphone wasn't all that great, in fact I'm happy with what they did:thumbup: and I'm even happier that I didn't wait to upgrade to it and opted to get the S3 instead. Who cares as long as your happy with what you have or are gonna get then what's the problem.
Tap'n 'Like A Boss'
- 09-12-2012, 06:42 PM #12
The iPhone is good, some Android phones are good, don't know about Lumia. If you like your phone, that's all that matters. I'm sure I'd be happy with the top-of-the-line Android. The differences alone are not significant enough to go one way or the other. I'm not a fanboy, and I never owned Apple until iPhone. (Well, aside from a Shuffle.) But whatever superior features or specs that your Android may have, it's not iOS. It may be just as good or even better in some regards, but I've got time invested in the ecosystem, and hundreds of apps, going back to when there were no decent Android phones, yet. I have an iPad and I give my wife my old iPhone every year. Not to mention being able to share iMessage, FaceTime, PhotoStream, Appstore apps, iTunes music library, etc., with the other iDevices in my family; I'm sure Android has the equivalent, but like I said, I'm already invested. That's why I'm getting another iPhone, not because it's better, but because it's better for me. If I was forced to switch, I'd eventually get used to it, and next year I might get a new Android. Or maybe not, I don't know. They're just devices, and as much as I love mine, I'd ditch it if something really better came along.
NFC is not important to me. I've used wireless inductive charging with 3GS, 4 and 4S, and I'll miss it for a while, until PowerMat gets a case for the 5, but I can live without it. I would still get black no matter what other colors there were, or whatever if there was no black, who cares? I never wear gloves in California, but you can get gloves that work with iPhones. Camera, screen size, PPI, OIS/DIS, these things keep getting upgraded by both camps, so the differences aren't great enough to matter. But the 3GS I bought over 3 years is getting the new iOS upgrade, how many Android phones can do that?
- 09-12-2012, 06:43 PM #13
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- 09-12-2012, 06:47 PM #14
Here are some gloves for you, right here on iMore.
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- 09-12-2012, 06:52 PM #15
I suspect that far too many people are downplaying the iPhone 5 because of its resemblance to the iphone 4 & 4S. They appear to want Apple to create a device that would wow them in terms of its appearance and they could care less about Apple wanting to create a specific looking device with innovation under the hood & via the OS. Still, the millions upon millions that Apple will sell in regard to the iPhone 5 is all that will matter to Apple, its shareholders and the many people who appreciate the device as-is.
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- 09-12-2012, 07:20 PM #18And I hardly think that the 4 was that ugly that we need something radically different, anyway.Hell, last year they didn't change it at all.The iPhone 5 is an iPhone, so it looks like an iPhone. And so does the Galaxy S, the Vibrant, the Mesmerize, that Galaxy X II...
- 09-12-2012, 07:25 PM #19
- 09-12-2012, 07:26 PM #20
NFC...yeah, you knock yourself out searching any metro area for a place that actually uses it, i'll just swipe my card instead of wasting all that time. Talk to me in a couple of years when the tech is on it's feet and both the Nokia and iPhone 5 are dinosaurs.
As far as your tapping speakers, i prefer a legitimate sound stage balanced system, and have no use for bluetooth speakers as they are infinitely inferior. I don't mind cables to have optimal sound, perhaps I'm a dinosaur but i prefer quality over convenience in that world.
You keep spouting about your phone adapting to your taste and not the opposite...i agree whole heartedly, i prefer a phone that adapts to my taste and what i want in a smart phone today, and the iPhone encompasses all of that...this may not be the same to you, but that goes with anything in the world...in that though, i can't recall ever having a taste to necessitate my phone be functional while wearing gloves, or having my hands covered with pasta sauce, or using my eyebrows to make a phone call.
Enjoy your purple Nokia.
P.S. - Specs (so far) of the A6 chip...
...here's a link so you can check out numbers (notice your Nokia's Krait vs. the A15 in the iPhone)
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