1. kch50428's Avatar
    Coming from a bb I miss the led and that's about it.
    nothing to miss there.....
    Let's not go down that LED road again shall we? Thats a dead horse well beaten... search the forums if you like...
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    03-03-2013 09:55 PM
  2. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Let's not go down that LED road again shall we? Thats a dead horse well beaten... search the forums if you like...
    Newbie sharing first impressions. I see this is a well debated topic, I mean no harm, as I'm only sharing a fresh, new, naive perspective. I see some from my Android days have followed to see what the other side of the fence is like and I'd like to give them a warm and welcoming entry.

    Quarreling like children is, well, childish.


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    03-03-2013 11:02 PM
  3. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Newbie sharing first impressions. I see this is a well debated topic, I mean no harm, as I'm only sharing a fresh, new, naive perspective. I see some from my Android days have followed to see what the other side of the fence is like and I'd like to give them a warm and welcoming entry.

    Quarreling like children is, well, childish.


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    Agreed! All I was saying is the led notification is a very nice added feature.
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    03-04-2013 11:12 AM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I got the back 16 gig for close to nothing, with an upgrade in August and December still available. What can I say, I have a way with words.

    So far I'm enjoying the experience. It has a few things I miss that I haven't touched on yet.

    There is no notification light or LED. I have the camera flash set up to flash when notifications and calls come through, but it is not constant. Only when the notification arrives.

    On the other hand the stock reminder system I find works near flawlessly, even the location based reminders.

    I find apps needlessly using data more so than the same apps on Android used.

    I did find some games that honestly blew my mind.

    I'm having a hard time getting use to editing with the keyboard, cursor placement I found to be more user friendly in Android.

    I know there is more but those are the latest thoughts at the front of my mind.


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    Great comments. That is what this forum is all about. Thank you for the fill in as you promised and your thoughts on the phone.
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    03-04-2013 01:28 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Newbie sharing first impressions. I see this is a well debated topic, I mean no harm, as I'm only sharing a fresh, new, naive perspective. I see some from my Android days have followed to see what the other side of the fence is like and I'd like to give them a warm and welcoming entry.

    Quarreling like children is, well, childish.


    Sent from the Forbidden Fruit
    Very well said and we try not to do that here but offer the same respect and perspective as what is given to us. That is why we welcomed you with open arms.
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    03-04-2013 01:31 PM
  6. revtech's Avatar
    So Braden . . How're things going with the new phone?
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    03-07-2013 08:42 PM
  7. dunnsantee's Avatar
    "So Braden . . How're things going with the new phone?"
    +1

    Curious to hear your thoughts on the differences between the two platforms after your initial time with the i-device.
    I'm due an upgrade next month and am starting to narrow my focus.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by dunnsantee; 03-08-2013 at 03:45 PM.
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    03-08-2013 09:17 AM
  8. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    I'll try an write something up this evening or tomorrow


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    03-09-2013 06:35 PM
  9. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I'll try an write something up this evening or tomorrow


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    You didn't have android withdrawals did you?? Lol!
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    03-10-2013 09:56 AM
  10. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    im pleasantly content with my choice. with my Maxx i found myself constantly tweaking, changing, rearranging, and flashing. which was quite fun the first few times, but started getting very bothersome when i just could not find something that made me happy. i had countless battery monitoring widgets, tons of system monitoring apps, and a stockpile of my favorite ROMs that id switch back and forth from on any given day. but with this, i found a nice wallpaper and lock screen and haven't touched them since i first changed them. i don't check my battery stats every hour, or close background apps to free up a little speed. the fluid experience is unmatched with any android i've ever touched. none can come close. i haven't closed out a single app, or had a need to restart/reboot since i first set her up. and that speaks volumes to me.

    the app store is painful. if you know what kind of app you want, but not the name, then navigating the sea of apps almost blindly is time consuming and stressful. i don't see a way to sort by rating, downloads, or upload date. when i bought an app in android, id usually have a 15 minute window that allowed me to delete the app and get a refund, i knew this because as soon as i hit the purchase button, and my card went through, my phone would tell me i had a designated window, and in place of the purchase button, there was a refund button. with apple, i don't know how the refund process works, if there is one. with a simple search i'm sure ill find the answer, but i don't like having to search for a feature that i believe should be explained at the time of purchase.

    the battery life. god i a spoiled. i wish i had never gotten the Maxx. no other phone will ever be the same without buying a battery case, or extended battery. i can do what i want to do and when i want to do it with ease and only slight worry. i cannot watch the whole first season of the Walking Dead, or play through any high end game without being near a charger. but it could be worse. i've had much worse. another complaint/praise is the charger. expensive and not easily found outside of an online purchase or a Verizon store. my plethora of mini usb chargers are rendered useless. the design is so good and simple it is stupid. why has someone not done this before? why is this not the industry standard? im angry at all other companies for not coming up with this stupidly perfect idea years ago, instead of leaving us stuck with the mind blowing common sense destroying 3 sided cruel usb port.

    apple has always had a forbidden other woman drawl to me. inside i have loathed any one with an apple device. i had this unfair preconceived notion that apple owning people were stuck up, snobbish, holier than thou @$$holes. and they were. not because they had an iPhone, or a Mac, but because they were those kinds of people. i don't know why there is the stereotype, but there is, and i'm not going to fall into it. a name brand phone, computer, car or shoes does not make who you are, it just makes the company seem like an @$$hole, just like you. (end of rant)
    03-10-2013 02:40 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Lack of a trial period for apps is a common gripe with the AppStore. There is no refund period. That's why a lot of apps have a free/lite version as well as the paid one. Maybe trial versions will come with iOS 7, but no one really knows.
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    03-10-2013 04:58 PM
  12. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    apple has always had a forbidden other woman drawl to me. inside i have loathed any one with an apple device. i had this unfair preconceived notion that apple owning people were stuck up, snobbish, holier than thou @$$holes. and they were. not because they had an iPhone, or a Mac, but because they were those kinds of people. i don't know why there is the stereotype, but there is, and i'm not going to fall into it. a name brand phone, computer, car or shoes does not make who you are, it just makes the company seem like an @$$hole, just like you. (end of rant)
    What, you mean you're not a pimply faced pizza delivery boy? Lol

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    03-10-2013 10:59 PM
  13. dunnsantee's Avatar
    How do you like the screen size?

    Regarding the battery, are you considering carrying an external battery charger or adding a case, like the Mophie??

    Thanks.
    03-15-2013 12:00 PM
  14. dunnsantee's Avatar
    im pleasantly content with my choice. with my Maxx i found myself constantly tweaking, changing, rearranging, and flashing. which was quite fun the first few times, but started getting very bothersome when i just could not find something that made me happy. i had countless battery monitoring widgets, tons of system monitoring apps, and a stockpile of my favorite ROMs that id switch back and forth from on any given day. but with this, i found a nice wallpaper and lock screen and haven't touched them since i first changed them. i don't check my battery stats every hour, or close background apps to free up a little speed. the fluid experience is unmatched with any android i've ever touched. none can come close. i haven't closed out a single app, or had a need to restart/reboot since i first set her up. and that speaks volumes to me.

    the app store is painful. if you know what kind of app you want, but not the name, then navigating the sea of apps almost blindly is time consuming and stressful. i don't see a way to sort by rating, downloads, or upload date. when i bought an app in android, id usually have a 15 minute window that allowed me to delete the app and get a refund, i knew this because as soon as i hit the purchase button, and my card went through, my phone would tell me i had a designated window, and in place of the purchase button, there was a refund button. with apple, i don't know how the refund process works, if there is one. with a simple search i'm sure ill find the answer, but i don't like having to search for a feature that i believe should be explained at the time of purchase.

    the battery life. god i a spoiled. i wish i had never gotten the Maxx. no other phone will ever be the same without buying a battery case, or extended battery. i can do what i want to do and when i want to do it with ease and only slight worry. i cannot watch the whole first season of the Walking Dead, or play through any high end game without being near a charger. but it could be worse. i've had much worse. another complaint/praise is the charger. expensive and not easily found outside of an online purchase or a Verizon store. my plethora of mini usb chargers are rendered useless. the design is so good and simple it is stupid. why has someone not done this before? why is this not the industry standard? im angry at all other companies for not coming up with this stupidly perfect idea years ago, instead of leaving us stuck with the mind blowing common sense destroying 3 sided cruel usb port.

    apple has always had a forbidden other woman drawl to me. inside i have loathed any one with an apple device. i had this unfair preconceived notion that apple owning people were stuck up, snobbish, holier than thou @$$holes. and they were. not because they had an iPhone, or a Mac, but because they were those kinds of people. i don't know why there is the stereotype, but there is, and i'm not going to fall into it. a name brand phone, computer, car or shoes does not make who you are, it just makes the company seem like an @$$hole, just like you. (end of rant)
    How do you like the screen size?

    Regarding the battery, are you considering carrying an external battery charger or adding a case, like the Mophie??

    Thanks.
    03-15-2013 12:41 PM
  15. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    How do you like the screen size?

    Regarding the battery, are you considering carrying an external battery charger or adding a case, like the Mophie??

    Thanks.
    The screen size is perfect. I don't like having a mini tablet in my pocket and one handed operation is much more comfortable than the Maxx.

    As for the battery, I have a desktop dock charger at my desk so the battery stays mostly charged. It cannot compare with the Maxx's, but I'm not a 16 year old, I use it like it was meant to be used.


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    03-15-2013 03:24 PM
  16. revtech's Avatar
    The screen size is perfect. I don't like having a mini tablet in my pocket and one handed operation is much more comfortable than the Maxx.

    As for the battery, I have a desktop dock charger at my desk so the battery stays mostly charged. It cannot compare with the Maxx's, but I'm not a 16 year old, I use it like it was meant to be used.


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    So Braden, I hate to keep bugging you, but how's it going with the iphone? I'm getting that itch again, been wanting a maxx hd or dna, been intrigued by the bb z10, but something keeps dragging me back over here, so I've been curious because I think I can identify with where you're coming from. If you have time for an update or 'nudge' I'd be thankful
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    03-25-2013 09:02 AM
  17. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    So Braden, I hate to keep bugging you, but how's it going with the iphone? I'm getting that itch again, been wanting a maxx hd or dna, been intrigued by the bb z10, but something keeps dragging me back over here, so I've been curious because I think I can identify with where you're coming from. If you have time for an update or 'nudge' I'd be thankful
    I think I will always have two phones, and one of them will likely always be an Apple phone. I couldn’t be happier. I do miss some customization, I even jailbroke my iPhone, but after about a week, I reverted it back to stock. I did little tweaks, made some cosmetic changes, added some things and took away some things, but in the end I was happier with it as stock. Ill always have an android phone, because I will always want to change something. Everyone needs a backup just in case, but my go to phone will be the iPhone 5.
    Truly cannot say enough good things about the build quality. The metal back is rock solid and keeps the phone running cool and smooth. When playing graphically intense games or data heavy apps I can feel the back start to heat up after a while, which I love because that’s a good reminder that you are eating away at that battery. I rock no case, only a Skinomi screen protector. You don’t get the cooling/heating effect with a case.
    Speaking of the battery, I have no issues. I have a desktop charging dock and a charger by my bedside. I have not run out of juice while being out and about. If I play a racing game for 2 hours yes I will blow through that battery, but I’m an adult with a full time job and a wife and daughter, I don’t ever sit and play a game on my phone for 2 hours… straight.
    The screen is amazing; the auto brightness seems to work so much more fluidly and quickly than any other phone I’ve ever had. The colors are vibrant ant the clarity is impressive. I’m not bothered by the size one bit. I don’t want a phablet in my pocket. When I see people whipping out their 5.9” phone from their pocket I have to laugh… it’s a phone for Christ sake.
    My one and only complaint is the app store. There are no refunds, and there are some crappy apps out there, that charge money. That is not the phones fault, but Apples. So there it is. I’ve found my new happy place. I admit I’m not on the forums much because, well, honestly I have no need. Nothing ever goes wrong, no errors, no lag, and no questions. It just works.
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    03-26-2013 09:04 AM
  18. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    i forgot to mention the camera, simply amazing, wonderful, well made and impressive.
    03-26-2013 09:06 AM
  19. revtech's Avatar
    Thanks bud, I appreciate your detailed and thoughtful replies; just like the old maxx/root/rom days

    I'm still giving this serious consideration, guess my biggest concern is my aging eyes long for extra screen real estate, but that's my problem not the phone's.

    Thanks again, and enjoy! =)
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    03-26-2013 12:49 PM
  20. moloes's Avatar
    iPhone & iPad is my first love and will always be my last.
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    03-26-2013 03:02 PM
  21. CDG's Avatar
    i forgot to mention the camera, simply amazing, wonderful, well made and impressive.
    Hello there, any updates now that you have had a bit longer?

    Thanks much


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