1. Lynx's Avatar
    For starters I am going to start by saying have owned 2 Android phones in my life (OG Droid, and HTC Incredible) and absolutely loved them. I got big into rooting and flashing ROMs. I always shunned the iPhone because after owning an iPod touch I just wasnt that impressed with it. However I have had an upgrade for quite some time, and I have another coming up so I decided it was time to use one, wanting something different I bought the iPhone.

    After putting it through the ringer for the past few days I can honestly say it is a fantastic device. I was worried about losing swype, widgets and the notification bar. But I do not miss them at all. I jailbroke my device and put lockscreen on and its great. I also like the iPhone notification system how it just pops up on the device. Its not the best but its certainly manageable. I own a macbook so the seamless integration is also fantastic. Battery life is better, the screen is beautiful, and best of all everything just works. That was my biggest knock on Android is that because there were so many different OS versions out there (1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.3, 2.4) I would get FCs alot. But not once with the iPhone.

    Very happy with the switch, now if only I can have custom tones for different things (facebook, sms, e-mail) the phone would be almost perfect lol.
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    03-02-2011 02:30 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Very happy with the switch, now if only I can have custom tones for different things (facebook, sms, e-mail) the phone would be almost perfect lol.
    There's an app for that. In Cydia, get ToneFXs.
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    03-02-2011 02:34 PM
  3. Lynx's Avatar
    There's an app for that. In Cydia, get ToneFXs.
    Downloading now Thanks for the info.
    03-02-2011 02:39 PM
  4. durangojim#AC's Avatar
    For starters I am going to start by saying have owned 2 Android phones in my life (OG Droid, and HTC Incredible) and absolutely loved them. I got big into rooting and flashing ROMs. I always shunned the iPhone because after owning an iPod touch I just wasnt that impressed with it. However I have had an upgrade for quite some time, and I have another coming up so I decided it was time to use one, wanting something different I bought the iPhone.

    After putting it through the ringer for the past few days I can honestly say it is a fantastic device. I was worried about losing swype, widgets and the notification bar. But I do not miss them at all. I jailbroke my device and put lockscreen on and its great. I also like the iPhone notification system how it just pops up on the device. Its not the best but its certainly manageable. I own a macbook so the seamless integration is also fantastic. Battery life is better, the screen is beautiful, and best of all everything just works. That was my biggest knock on Android is that because there were so many different OS versions out there (1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.3, 2.4) I would get FCs alot. But not once with the iPhone.

    Very happy with the switch, now if only I can have custom tones for different things (facebook, sms, e-mail) the phone would be almost perfect lol.
    I'd like to echo your comments right down to the two droids that I owned. I'm planning on jailbreaking my iphone tonight so I can have free wireless tether.
    03-02-2011 05:03 PM
  5. andrewu750's Avatar
    I have never had a droid but have used my sisters quite a bit and like it but I do think that the iPhone is a nicer device. The screen is by far the best looking screen out there
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    03-02-2011 05:07 PM
  6. tourstagefan's Avatar
    I'd like to echo your comments right down to the two droids that I owned. I'm planning on jailbreaking my iphone tonight so I can have free wireless tether.
    Good luck! You will wonder why you waited so long to jailbreak.
    03-02-2011 05:24 PM
  7. moneymike47's Avatar
    I've played with my sister's Droid Incredible and my girlfriend's HTC MyTouch and i can honestly say that as far as the actual touchscreen, they are no where near as responsive at the iPhone's touchscreen. You really have to mess around with droids and get used to them in order to master the touchscreen, but when you put an iPhone in front of a Droid user, they wish the droid can be as responsive as the iPhone.
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    03-02-2011 05:50 PM
  8. Heather_S's Avatar
    While not experiencing any of the negatives you mention on my Droids (OG Droid and DX) i was wanting to give a different device a whirl, so i got the ip4. And it is a very beautiful device. It does some things very well..

    I on the other hand sorely miss my notifications and status bar immensely, and i am still getting used to the smaller screen and no swype. As well as being able to use any music on the device as a ring tone. Something i am amazed the iphone does not do. being as it is heralded as being best at integrating music into your life and telephone experience and all.

    I can't say for certain that i will stay with this device for two years or not, but i am having fun with it for now. It is indeed a cute fun phone. I have not found it to be a full replacement for my DX yet, but i am new and hopefully i can find ways to make up for it's short comings.

    Just my thoughts

    H
    03-02-2011 06:20 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    In my stint with the DX I became a heavy ROM/root degenerate too. I just found myself
    being WAY to into it. Too damn much. From the moment it became apparent the i4 would
    be available to Verizon it was ironically a sigh of relief seeing as I loved the customization
    on my DX. I look past the ****ty notification system on iOS but am almost positive it will
    be improved in iOS 5.

    I also have no desire to jailbreak. When I jailbroke my previous iPhones in the past, I found
    myself piece mealing things together. I like the phone as is, even though it has some room
    for improvements.
    03-02-2011 06:43 PM
  10. Heather_S's Avatar
    In my stint with the DX I became a heavy ROM/root degenerate too. I just found myself
    being WAY to into it. Too damn much. From the moment it became apparent the i4 would
    be available to Verizon it was ironically a sigh of relief seeing as I loved the customization
    on my DX. I look past the ****ty notification system on iOS but am almost positive it will
    be improved in iOS 5.

    I also have no desire to jailbreak. When I jailbroke my previous iPhones in the past, I found
    myself piece mealing things together. I like the phone as is, even though it has some room
    for improvements.
    I agree, i loved the ROOT/ROM aspect. but tried the ip4 for its simplicity in function.. And i also wont JB, no interest. I just felt that by this stage apple should be offering these things out of the box that have been available lesser phones for ages. Seems counterproductive..

    Well i will keep plugging along and keep asking questions.

    H
    03-02-2011 07:04 PM
  11. Lynx's Avatar
    While not experiencing any of the negatives you mention on my Droids (OG Droid and DX) i was wanting to give a different device a whirl, so i got the ip4. And it is a very beautiful device. It does some things very well..

    I on the other hand sorely miss my notifications and status bar immensely, and i am still getting used to the smaller screen and no swype. As well as being able to use any music on the device as a ring tone. Something i am amazed the iphone does not do. being as it is heralded as being best at integrating music into your life and telephone experience and all.

    I can't say for certain that i will stay with this device for two years or not, but i am having fun with it for now. It is indeed a cute fun phone. I have not found it to be a full replacement for my DX yet, but i am new and hopefully i can find ways to make up for it's short comings.

    Just my thoughts

    H
    I bet if I had a fascinate or DX I would miss the bigger screen but the difference from DInc to iP4 isnt a big deal. But I can see how you would miss the extra room for sure. As for ringtones there are plenty of apps that let you use your music as ringtones
    03-02-2011 07:25 PM
  12. E_Brown's Avatar
    I came from the DX, and don't miss the larger screen at all. I actually didn't love the larger screen. I thought 4.3 was a little too big. I think 4 would be perfect. I there are things that I love about the droid that the iPhone doesn't do, but overall I am much more happy with the iPhone. Someone on the first page said something that I agree with 100%, and that is the droids have too much customization I was constantly changing things around cut really took up too much time. I did jailbreak, but only for a few things. Themes are not one of them. I had my fill with bb and droid. Lol. One thing miss most about my droid is the t9 input. It was so much easier. Also custom dictionary. WTF let me add my own words.
    03-02-2011 09:22 PM
  13. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I JB to tether my iPad at work. But then I discovered biteSMS and lockinfo. So JB was worth it for me. And it still runs buttery smooth. I even have the HTC clock/weather widget on my lock screen and home screen. I am very very very happy with my Verizon iPhone
    03-02-2011 09:25 PM
  14. ulnek's Avatar
    I was worried about losing swype, widgets and the notification bar. But I do not miss them at all. I jailbroke my device and put lockscreen on and its great. I also like the iPhone notification system how it just pops up on the device. Its not the best but its certainly manageable. .

    so... the iphone has no notification bar on top? what if you miss those popups? what if you have more than one notification?
    03-02-2011 09:53 PM
  15. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    If I have an SMS that I haven't read, I see it at the top of my screen. Same goes for a missed call or email. Lockinfo allows that. It's a superb JB app.
    03-02-2011 10:22 PM
  16. anon4705295's Avatar
    I came from the DX, and don't miss the larger screen at all. I actually didn't love the larger screen. I thought 4.3 was a little too big. I think 4 would be perfect. I there are things that I love about the droid that the iPhone doesn't do, but overall I am much more happy with the iPhone. Someone on the first page said something that I agree with 100%, and that is the droids have too much customization I was constantly changing things around cut really took up too much time. I did jailbreak, but only for a few things. Themes are not one of them. I had my fill with bb and droid. Lol. One thing miss most about my droid is the t9 input. It was so much easier. Also custom dictionary. WTF let me add my own words.
    About the theming: OMG yes. I themed my BlackBerry to DEATH, and I was never happy. I NEED to keep my iPhone simple LOL! And in regards to the dictionary: the iPhone adds words it doesn't have as you use them.
    03-02-2011 10:29 PM
  17. GolpherZX's Avatar
    I too echo the thoughts. I came over from sprint with the hero and evo. I love the battery, the interface, the notification only when I am using the phone and not at all times drawing me to use the phone. Heck, how about orientation lock so I can type sideways?

    I have stayed un jailbroke and am very happy still. Some day Iay try to jailbreak but for now I am not regretting the decision.
    03-02-2011 10:55 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    android... it's all about rooting and roming, but with the iPhone 4, i just didn't think it was worth it to jailbreak. i do miss biteSMS and LockInfo, but not as much as I do not miss the lag or the bugs when jailbroken.

    i have an atrix and i do like the 4' screen... it's actually the perfect size. the 4'3 screens on evo, inspire and others are too big IMO for a phone. but the crispness and the brightness of the iPhone haven't been matched by my atrix.
    03-03-2011 12:14 AM
  19. chrstdvd's Avatar
    I use my D2 mostly for surfing "reading". It hurts my eyes after an hour or so and I need a larger screen. I was playing with a DX in the store recently and found that a forum like this is smaller on the screen than on the D2. On iPhone or D2 I can tap the screen and the text I want read is fitted to the screen. On the DX there was a lot of pinching and trying to fit the text where I wanted it.

    So I hope the rumor about a future iPhone with a 4" screen will come to be a reality.
    03-03-2011 06:26 AM
  20. E_Brown's Avatar
    I use my D2 mostly for surfing "reading". It hurts my eyes after an hour or so and I need a larger screen. I was playing with a DX in the store recently and found that a forum like this is smaller on the screen than on the D2. On iPhone or D2 I can tap the screen and the text I want read is fitted to the screen. On the DX there was a lot of pinching and trying to fit the text where I wanted it.

    So I hope the rumor about a future iPhone with a 4" screen will come to be a reality.
    You can change the size of the text on a website in the settng on the droid X. Dont remember how since I don't have one infront of me, but it's not too difficult.
    03-03-2011 06:53 AM
  21. Lynx's Avatar
    so... the iphone has no notification bar on top? what if you miss those popups? what if you have more than one notification?
    I mean it does show a big red number on your missed alerts over the app so is it really that big of a thing? Plus if you jailbreak there are apps that show the missed alerts in your status bar.
    03-03-2011 08:27 AM
  22. donald.aleshire's Avatar
    I have used all 4 major mobile OS's out there, minus W7. So far this is my 2nd favorite behind Palms but I really like the simpleness of this OS and the way it just works.

    The screen on this phone is amazing and the hardware is right on point. The sound quality from the phone is great too. I jailbroke this thing right away too in order to get Bite SMS because I didnt like the pop ups. This has really made a huge difference. The phone has no additional lag or battery drain.

    My biggest draw to iOS was the battery life and smoothness. I had an Evo and loved it but the battery wasnt the best and it tended to lag when I added custom things to it. Maybe I did it work but iOS just seems to get it done right and simple. I am very excited to see what iOS brings, hopefully much better notifications.

    Just my opinion.
    03-03-2011 11:15 AM
  23. Heather_S's Avatar
    I use my D2 mostly for surfing "reading". It hurts my eyes after an hour or so and I need a larger screen. I was playing with a DX in the store recently and found that a forum like this is smaller on the screen than on the D2. On iPhone or D2 I can tap the screen and the text I want read is fitted to the screen. On the DX there was a lot of pinching and trying to fit the text where I wanted it.

    So I hope the rumor about a future iPhone with a 4" screen will come to be a reality.
    On my DX i just double tap the screen and it sets it self to fit the screen perfectly. And i am a girl with small hands, i need to two hands no matter the device, so i sorely miss my 4.3.
    03-03-2011 12:55 PM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    On my DX i just double tap the screen and it sets it self to fit the screen perfectly. And i am a girl with small hands, i need to two hands no matter the device, so i sorely miss my 4.3.
    The double-tap for text fitting works fine with one thumb for me. Honestly,
    going back to using an i4 with retina made up for the lack of screen size. But
    it's so much easier to type faster. The iPhone's keyboard just works well for me.
    I was constantly switching to different keyboard's on the DX and couldn't get
    into a zone. That and the auto-correct for me is ten times better on iOS.
    03-03-2011 01:25 PM
  25. Heather_S's Avatar
    The double-tap for text fitting works fine with one thumb for me. Honestly,
    going back to using an i4 with retina made up for the lack of screen size. But
    it's so much easier to type faster. The iPhone's keyboard just works well for me.
    I was constantly switching to different keyboard's on the DX and couldn't get
    into a zone. That and the auto-correct for me is ten times better on iOS.
    Send me your MOJO, because i am a hot mess on the ip4 keyboard.
    For me it was all about the swype..
    03-03-2011 02:58 PM
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