- 08-09-2012, 07:32 AM #26
- 08-09-2012, 07:44 AM #27
i could not even focus long enough to read the whole opening statement posted by the OP, and i did not read everyones posts either.
Now, is the iP4S the best device? for ME it is, but for someone else it may not be. Long and short of it, people choose different devices with what will fit their needs/wants the best - and that device they choose will be the BEST one for them
- 08-09-2012, 08:13 AM #28
If there's one big problem for Apple, it's how resolution dependent the apps are. We've gone over why they had to double resolution. For the 4" 16:9 move, Apple is having to get creative. But make no mistake, they're very limited in what they can do to increase screen size without disrupting all their apps. And it remains to be seen what effect on apps even the rumored increase will have.
Android has never had this problem and it's why android makers can easily increase screen size (resulting in fragmentation). Even MS had to make some changes to allow higher resolutions.
But something to keep in mind. Apple is definitely motivated and focused on iphone. Apple's iphone is 2/3 of their net income. It's by far the largest contributor to their margins. It's easily the most important product they have. It HAS to do well. Doing "well" doesn't mean leading in market share, it just means gradually increasing sales while keeping with their desired margin. Apple is a premium product only company, unlike their competition, although the competition does offer premium products as well.
- 08-09-2012, 08:22 AM #29
- 08-09-2012, 11:23 AM #30
Agree with zeteo with longer iPhone isn't the way to go, bad idea but heading in the direction of blackberry I doubt it. Why? Cause people have invested a lot in apps purchase and thats the reason I would buy a next iPhone but not until BB10 to see what rim is gonna offer
- 08-09-2012, 12:28 PM #31
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- 08-12-2012, 07:43 AM #35
I was a BB user (work supplied), and when it was upgrade time, we had the option to get any BB, Android or iPhone. I chose the 4s, and have been extremely happy with it. The only thing I miss is profiles, but it's not a big deal, and not worth jailbreaking for. I like the form factor, and that is the main reason I didn't go with a larger Android. Yes, a bigger screen is nice, but then I have a bigger phone to lug around all day. The iPhone screen is so good, that a bigger screen just isn't necessary for me. I am not looking forward to the iPhone 5 because of the bigger form factor.
- 08-12-2012, 08:24 AM #36
Looking forward to the iPhone experience!
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- 08-13-2012, 03:04 AM #38iPhone Newbie
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If only the new iphone would have a 4inch screen. That would be the best. Im not a fanboy , i tried both sides. Apple and samsung galaxy s2. I have them both. Sgs2 is good for multimedia but iphone is good for be it multimedia, games, good apps. Application development in apple is better than android.
- 08-13-2012, 04:13 AM #39
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- 08-13-2012, 10:07 AM #42
The bigger screen of my S3 makes it WAY easier on my eyes when watching videos or reading text....as does the text reflow in Boat Browser, that re-wraps the text to fit the screen no matter how far you zoom in. (iPhone has never done this, and NO the reader option is nowhere near as nice)
LTE is a no brainer...sure the next iPhone will have it, but for this argument that doesn't really matter. If i can get 60-70mbps, have a huge HD screen, AND have a battery that easily lasts 12-18 hours with (in my definition) moderate-heavy usage, then I'm a happy camper.
Those are the main reasons I chose to leave my iPhone behind, things that "surpass the iPhone" as you say. Other things that are, in my experience, on par with the 4S are the camera, voice quality, quality of apps (that I use), and overall user experience/reliablity. So, again, FOR ME, there is absolutely no reason to still be using an iPhone.
Also, I'm increasingly getting fed up with Apple's "if you can't beat em, sue em" philosophy...quit suing every other phone manufacturer because they sell also sell a phone that is rectangular, has a bezel, and has a touchscreen and spend that effort on coming up with something NEW an innovative instead of making the SAME phone but slightly taller to accommodate a marginally larger screen. By that philosophy, I guess my Samsung TV was a rip-off of a Sony TV that was made first...stupid.
- 08-13-2012, 11:09 AM #43
- The camera. It's not in the same league...it's not a terrible camera like you would find on pretty much every other android device, but the GS3's camera is just not as good as the 4S's...it's on par with the iPhone 4's at best.
- Reliability...are you joking? The reliability of this phone is based on the reliability of the firmware it's running, and there hasn't been an android firmware out long enough in a reliable state to consider any of the phones reliable.
- 12-18 hours of battery usage under moderate load...sorry, it just isn't true.
...and to speak on your issue with Apple suing everyone, in case you've forgotten, Samsung threw the first punch years ago, filing motions against Apple which can be traced back to exact days...Apple in turn threw their legal team at the issue and told them to go to town. In the end, it's the story of grabbing a bull by the horns, you better be prepared for what happens next. Having this attitude of negativity towards Apple because of this is foolish and misdirected...what would you do if payed your buddy to build car hoods for a new car you just designed and put on the market, then your buddy threatens you with legal issues after taking that same hood he builds for you and applies it to his own car that competes directly with you? If you say you wouldn't take legal actions, you're full of sh*t.
- 08-13-2012, 11:31 AM #44
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- 08-13-2012, 02:00 PM #49
I have a VW GTI as a daily driver to take to work when i dont drive my patrol car, and it has never given me any problems (knock on wood)...that said, using common sense and the general knowledge that many people don't enjoy that same experience, i would never call it a reliable car, even if it has been reliable for me...same difference here.
And thanks for sharing a picture of your battery life expectancy...like i said before, the GS3 doesn't get 12-18 hours of battery life under moderate to heavy use (as you yourself put it). I can go on the android websites and samsung websites all day long and read the legitimate expectations vs. experiences...they are not in that range under the usage you reflected...maybe under light use, sure, but moderate to heavy use is going to yield you at best 10, at best. But hey, only owners of the phone itself could possibly know anything about them right? lol...
...also, Nick Saban eats babies.
- 08-13-2012, 02:08 PM #50
1) never once did I say it has a better camera... On par is the term I used
2) as I said "for me" it has been reliable
3) the screen shot is from a fairly light day... As shown, after 12 hours of "light usage" I still had 57%...so why is it so hard to believe that with moderate-heavy usage I could get 12-18 hours out of it?? If I can go 24hrs on light usage, it shouldn't be that hard to believe that I HAVE GOTTEN a full 12 hrs or more on a heavier day of use.
I will add that when I set up an android phone, I do not use widgets or any of the goofy little "features" that most people use. I am using apex launcher with two home screens... One is blank, and one has the icons for the apps I use the most (looks about like my iPhone did in that respect).... As you know, a lot of it has to do with HOW you set the phone up.
sent using my Galaxy S3
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