1. ces_garc94's Avatar
    If you do decide to get the 5S be sure to get AppleCare within the 30 days of purchase! One hardware problem the iphone tends to have is that it's lock/power button gets jammed. Better to be safe than sorry bud


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    02-01-2014 12:49 PM
  2. meashishnd's Avatar
    Android Lover : Moto X who want customize
    Apple Lover : iPhone 5S its just superb smart phone on this planet
    02-04-2014 03:14 AM
  3. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I have both the Moto x and the 5s. As much as I like the x, there are simple design flaws that I do not like. I don't like the speaker placement on the back. I like the curved back, but in all honesty, I have gripes with it too, it's odd shaped and bulky on top while thinner toward the bottom. Apple doesn't do this to their hardware. They are anal about astedics. And that's what I appreciate about Apple hardware. I also do not like the style Moto x has as far at the side trim. Looks sandwiched together. Personally, I've always like trims like the iphone's tapered edge. The blackberry q10 has the same style that I look for when it comes to that design.

    The Moto x however is the only phone I know that hits the sweet spot in screen size and phone size. The front of the device is near perfect in my view. Very clean. The camera in the center is something I do like over side placement cameras. Too bad the camera itself sucks lol.

    Based on all that, I think the iphone wins hands down in hardware. The only thing to consider now is software, and I'd have to say that android is superior in far so many ways than iOS is, with the exception of apps. But as far as features and usability goes, android has this one in the bag


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    02-10-2014 11:11 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    I won't say that the Android operating system beats iOS or anything like that, but certainly I would say that in many ways Android excels where iOS suffers, and the opposite is true in some other cases.

    IOS has a better App Store and a video, or music or whatever (ha) Store, than Android's, though the gap is definitely closing.

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    02-11-2014 05:07 AM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    If you are an android person, and have never used iPhone before you may never miss what you never had. For most people I know including myself that have owned an iPhone before ALWAYS end up coming back to iPhone.
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    02-11-2014 11:35 AM
  6. iRiidium's Avatar
    If you are an android person, and have never used iPhone before you may never miss what you never had. For most people I know including myself that have owned an iPhone before ALWAYS end up coming back to iPhone.
    I think you're right but I can't quite put my finger on why. I spent the last 18 or so months switching amongst various Android handsets (some of them very very VERY nice) only to come back to iOS completely.


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    02-11-2014 11:40 AM
  7. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I come back to iOS only because of the steller hardware and aftermarket cases that are not available for my android device of choice, the Moto X. I think iOS has bizarre flaws with regard to the notifications tray, sending media around, bluetooth, etc. Also, its so extremely simplistic that it can get boring quick (although that's not to say its Apple's fault and not just my own craving for something more). But overall, the camera, build quality, size of the overall package and aftermarkets is just bar none.
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    02-11-2014 11:47 AM
  8. iRiidium's Avatar
    I come back to iOS only because of the steller hardware and aftermarket cases that are not available for my android device of choice, the Moto X. I think iOS has bizarre flaws with regard to the notifications tray, sending media around, bluetooth, etc. Also, its so extremely simplistic that it can get boring quick (although that's not to say its Apple's fault and not just my own craving for something more). But overall, the camera, build quality, size of the overall package and aftermarkets is just bar none.
    Have you tried jailbreaking to ease your boredom? It's telepathically easy and, I've found, the customization options to be quite entertaining.


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    02-11-2014 11:49 AM
  9. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Have you tried jailbreaking to ease your boredom? It's telepathically easy and, I've found, the customization options to be quite entertaining.


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    ehhh, I would try it but idk. My biggest beef is the way the notifications tray works. I hate pulling down the tray to see a tapatalk message for example, and then having to go back anyway to clear it manually. Its like double work. Then you get mixed up on which messages you ready and which you didnt read. Mind you, all iOS apps don't work the same way. Whatsapp for example seems to clear as you open it. So I don't quite get the inconsistency with the way the tray works. I don't think jailbreaking will fix that. It's just something I'll have to live with I guess until Apple decides they want to fix it. Same goes for the problems with sending media from the gallery itself. When you're combing through 100s of pictures and realize you want to send a picture to someone in a particular app, you can't. You have to actually go back, open the app itself, and then find the picture again! What a pain. Android seems to have solved both of these problems in 4.0 and above.
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    02-11-2014 11:54 AM
  10. HAWK's Avatar
    I think you're right but I can't quite put my finger on why. I spent the last 18 or so months switching amongst various Android handsets (some of them very very VERY nice) only to come back to iOS completely.


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    Here is why I think everyone comes back to using an iPhone after owning one.

    1) BUILD: The iPhone lets face it has one of the greatest builds out of any smart phone on the market. A trusty camera that wont let you down on vacations, solid aluminum body so when you pick that phone up in the morning that aluminum feeling is solid and you feel like you have a premium device in your hand ( you do). Also the size of the phone is excellent for quick reply's to messages, and doing tasks on the fly. But I think the winner for most in this category is the sleek aluminum design. It just looks and feels great.

    2) SOFTWARE: iOS 7 isn't the most advanced software on the market but its clean looking, doesn't lag often, and if a company releases an app that you are interested in you can be darn sure its coming to iPhone first most of the time. The home screen is very well designed, all of the apps are the same size and everything fits in proportion with one another. That personally is a big pet peeve of mine with the android, every app is different sizes and trying to organize these to fit my ocd is just mind boggling. iMessage is another feature most love where you can see if people have read your messages or if not you can at least see if they are texting back. You don't know how much you like that until its gone.

    3) ACCESORIES: The old saying you don't know what you had until its gone doesn't kick in until you walk into an electronics store and notice that most stereos, car audio systems, case companies, and even new vehicles all tend to the iPhone. So people who enjoy having a new case every other day really suffer with most android devices. Galaxy accessories are picking up mind you but nowhere near what they have for iPhone.
    02-11-2014 12:13 PM
  11. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Yea I have to agree with all that. My biggest issue is software and the flaws in the OS (most notably the messed up notification tray issue I mentioned above). But overall, it's something I put up within order to have the benefit of amazing hardware, accessories galore, and a clean feel with the smoothest apps there is.
    02-11-2014 01:02 PM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    I think you're right but I can't quite put my finger on why. I spent the last 18 or so months switching amongst various Android handsets (some of them very very VERY nice) only to come back to iOS completely.


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    I've had 4 or 5 different Android devices in the last 2 months.

    3) ACCESORIES: The old saying you don't know what you had until its gone doesn't kick in until you walk into an electronics store and notice that most stereos, car audio systems, case companies, and even new vehicles all tend to the iPhone. So people who enjoy having a new case every other day really suffer with most android devices. Galaxy accessories are picking up mind you but nowhere near what they have for iPhone.
    Tell me about it! When I traded my 5 for a Note 2 in December there was absolutely no way I could find a case off the shelf at any store around town. I have instant gratification issues so that didn't play well with me. LOL
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    02-11-2014 02:58 PM
  13. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I know what you mean. When I bought my 5s I instinctively ordered a case online because I was so accustomed to doing so for my androids and windowsphones. I forgot that you can buy iPhone accessories everywhere.


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    02-11-2014 03:08 PM
  14. ces_garc94's Avatar
    I currently have an iPhone 5, and If I had a choice between the 5S and Moto x, I'd go with the android phone. I got a chance to play with the moto x and it is a great and fluid device, all the reviews I've seen about it also give it a positive feedback 😀


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    02-16-2014 12:00 PM
  15. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    You don't need to know any of this to enjoy Android. Most of the time when people root and flash ROMs it's because they want stock Android, the Moto X has that so there's no need for any of that.
    You won't screw anything up if you stay away from ROMs and even then it's pretty hard to brick the phone. The Moto X is perfect the way it is out of the box imo
    That's true. I'm not against Android, but I find iOS to be more snappier. An update is pushed ASAP if there is a major bug. I just don't see that in Android. Not even stock Android devices.
    04-02-2014 06:48 PM
  16. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    That's true. I'm not against Android, but I find iOS to be more snappier. An update is pushed ASAP if there is a major bug. I just don't see that in Android. Not even stock Android devices.
    I have the 5s and the Moto X. The iPhone only feels smoother because it's a simpler UI with no widgets or 3rd party things going on inside. IOS doesn't even allow you to do things like share a picture with multiple apps from the gallery because Apple restricts it for this very reason. Whenever apps get permissions to do certain things within the OS, it will bog it down, and use more battery too. That goes for any system.

    For me, the Moto X is the perfect balance of options and smoothness. The single only thing that keeps me using my iphone as my daily driver is the waterproofing I get with Lifeproof and the accessories and deep support for that product line. If they supported the Moto X like they do Apple products, I would use Moto without hesitation! It's clearly a better phone with a more advanced IU in Android 4.4.3


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  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have the 5s and the Moto X. The iPhone only feels smoother because it's a simpler UI with no widgets or 3rd party things going on inside. IOS doesn't even allow you to do things like share a picture with multiple apps from the gallery because Apple restricts it for this very reason. Whenever apps get permissions to do certain things within the OS, it will bog it down, and use more battery too. That goes for any system.

    For me, the Moto X is the perfect balance of options and smoothness. The single only thing that keeps me using my iphone as my daily driver is the waterproofing I get with Lifeproof and the accessories and deep support for that product line. If they supported the Moto X like they do Apple products, I would use Moto without hesitation! It's clearly a better phone with a more advanced IU in Android 4.4.3


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    Well, they (Apple) has developed a ton of cross-app Apis that enable sharing between apps easier now. I would say it was far better than a good many years before.
    04-02-2014 11:02 PM
  18. blackberriquero's Avatar
    I have a Moto x and its amazing, its fast, amazing and cheap.
    Also try looking foe a review of the Moto x on youtube, you will be impressed

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    04-02-2014 11:03 PM
  19. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Well, they (Apple) has developed a ton of cross-app Apis that enable sharing between apps easier now. I would say it was far better than a good many years before.
    Can u elaborare a bit?


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    04-02-2014 11:15 PM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    Can u elaborare a bit?


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    Many apps like iDownloader allow you to save videos to your camera roll.

    Instagram accesses your gallery.

    You can now open email attachments into a third party app.

    Some examples off the top of my head.
    04-02-2014 11:18 PM
  21. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Many apps like iDownloader allow you to save videos to your camera roll.

    Instagram accesses your gallery.

    You can now open email attachments into a third party app.

    Some examples off the top of my head.
    I want to see better sharing from texting apps like whatsapp, bbm or Facebook messenger


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    04-02-2014 11:20 PM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    I want to see better sharing from texting apps like whatsapp, bbm or Facebook messenger


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    These things are gradually improving, as you see image sharing, file sharing opening up for the instant messengers.

    Just look at BBM.
    04-02-2014 11:22 PM
  23. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    These things are gradually improving, as you see image sharing, file sharing opening up for the instant messengers.

    Just look at BBM.
    Actually, I don't like bbm as much. I use it for voice calls internationally, but for texting, whatsapp is superior. No file size limit, can send videos, and apps don't change orientation when u send them. Bbm has ways to go. And u still can't send a photo from the gallery on either platform


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    04-02-2014 11:41 PM
  24. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Biggest pet peeve of all on iOS is the way notifications are handled in the pull down bar! Android is far superior in that area


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    04-02-2014 11:44 PM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Biggest pet peeve of all on iOS is the way notifications are handled in the pull down bar! Android is far superior in that area


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    I agree wholeheartedly. iOS notifications can get a lot better and I expect them to. But we're lucky they're not the notifications of iOS 4 and below.
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    04-03-2014 01:24 AM
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