1. roseventyfour's Avatar
    Just switched from Droid Incredible to Iphone 4 a month ago. Even though i liked Android when i had it iOS makes it look bad. The quality of the apps are night and day. Android has been around for almost 4 years and as far as i'm concerned it's still in beta. Customization is quite a bit overrated the widgets only worked about 65% of the time anyway. And honestly how many times are you going to move your icons around? Besides, jailbreaking gives tons of costomizations like Graviboard and Typoclock. I also hated the ad supported apps, busted apps, knock off apps, and lack of decent apps. For example Cut the rope was said to be "coming soon" back in October 2010 but it just came out last week. Ridiculous.
    07-02-2011 09:23 PM
  2. fibermick's Avatar
    I'm a 75 year old granny fascinated by technology. I got the original Droid (Verizon) when it became apparent that Palm (which I used for years) just wasn't going to continue. Had a huge learning curve and got lots of help on forums. Found out very quickly that I didn't use the keyboard so I switched to the Incredible. Didn't like HTC interface all that much but I liked the phone just fine until the Droid X won my heart. Meantime I was always learning. I always liked my friends iPhones but not ATT. So I was in line early for the Verizon iPhone. I love it and don't regret anything. Don't regret the changes because I learned a lot about smart phones. I miss the better contact apps on Android but I sure don't miss the battery drain. I keep looking at my phone at the end of the day and am always amazed that I don't have to charge it.

    All that being said, if you like to play/tweak your phone the Android phones can do a lot of that.
    07-03-2011 10:34 AM
  3. Singlestick's Avatar
    I'm a 75 year old granny fascinated by technology. I got the original Droid (Verizon) when it became apparent that Palm (which I used for years) just wasn't going to continue. Had a huge learning curve and got lots of help on forums. Found out very quickly that I didn't use the keyboard so I switched to the Incredible. Didn't like HTC interface all that much but I liked the phone just fine until the Droid X won my heart. Meantime I was always learning. I always liked my friends iPhones but not ATT. So I was in line early for the Verizon iPhone. I love it and don't regret anything. Don't regret the changes because I learned a lot about smart phones. I miss the better contact apps on Android but I sure don't miss the battery drain. I keep looking at my phone at the end of the day and am always amazed that I don't have to charge it.

    All that being said, if you like to play/tweak your phone the Android phones can do a lot of that.
    Thanks very much for this. Although I have an iPad, I still use a basic feature phone. I am still trying to decide between android and Apple. You may have pushed me more towards Apple.

    Two of the biggest things for me are overall ease of use and battery life. I may take a look at that Droid X, though.

    The other thing I find strange is the multiplicity of operating system versions on Android phones. I can never be sure what features are supported, or how long they will be supported. This also makes comparisons more complicated.
    07-03-2011 12:24 PM
  4. French's Avatar
    The released Gingerbread for Droid X appears to have messed quite a few phones up, mine included. I suddenly couldn't make outgoing calls without a reboot. Couldn't send texts without a reboot. Data would get "stuck", and wifi would drop ALL the time.

    I got so frustrated I got an iPhone and it sure is a pleasure to use something that just works.
    07-03-2011 12:39 PM
  5. SirD28's Avatar
    I was a Iphone hater for years, overpriced, everything is locked down, blah blah blah. I bought last year a droid incredible and don't get me wrong I have enjoyed it.

    I rooted and then went to custom roms, themes, and at first you are like wow this is so much freedom. But then you get bugs, crashes, stuttering UI, and Apps from the Android Market that lack any kind of quality.

    I used to think WOW! look at all the free apps from Android, but when you look at it the quality is usually very sub-par and I don't mind spending $1 - $5 for quality software.

    My picked would be iOS, because the "closed" market is very good for hardware and software to be perfectly sync up. Honestly there is no reason for a dual-core phones, with 1GB ram to lag on android, but somehow a 800 mhz 512 mb ram iphone will smoke them. Sad really

    iOS is the winner IMO.
    07-03-2011 01:19 PM
  6. marlick's Avatar
    I'd wait for the iPhone 5, if you like what you see, buy it
    When it goes on sale?


    P.s iPhone !
    07-03-2011 02:54 PM
  7. melwan's Avatar
    I had an iPhone 3GS and then switched to Nexus One. Now, I'm back on iPhone 4. Yes, like others said it does boil down to personal preference. The reason I switched back to iPhone is UPDATES.

    I couldn't stand it when Google plays favourites. Few phones get such updates, few don't. And even if your phone is eligible for a certain update, you have to wait several months after the update is released. And this is coming from an a previous Nexus One owner which means that Nexus One is controlled directly by Google, not the carriers (that was the main reason I bought it). But with Nexus S out, Nexus One gets updated several months after its successor, which is IMHO bull****. I can't stand that.

    Hence, back to an iPhone where every phone is Apple's favourite phone
    07-04-2011 08:02 AM
  8. itsalexaye's Avatar
    I'd say play around with an android and then an iPhone and see which one fits your needs. asking here at TiPb you will mostly get "iPhone is the best" etc. and if you ask over at Android Central you'll get "android's better" etc. So just play around with one of each and see what you like better.
    07-04-2011 07:28 PM
  9. aliasfan's Avatar
    as a Android user I can tell you I have issues with my droid X, at times I love it and at times I hate it with a passion the rest of my family owns Apple products and I see how easy it is to navigate on a Mac or a iphone. BUT if I was to do it ALL OVER agian I would pick iphone Android is too "messy" iphone is much cleaner as far as OS and the visual display is better, apps galore.
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    07-04-2011 10:11 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    The released Gingerbread for Droid X appears to have messed quite a few phones up, mine included. I suddenly couldn't make outgoing calls without a reboot. Couldn't send texts without a reboot. Data would get "stuck", and wifi would drop ALL the time.

    I got so frustrated I got an iPhone and it sure is a pleasure to use something that just works.
    The freeze ups are one thing that I definitely don't miss. My iPhone 4 has yet to freeze up on me and I've had it for almost a year now.


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    07-05-2011 08:50 AM
  11. skafri#WN's Avatar
    After jailbreaking, I can honestly say that the only thing I miss about Android is the option for different keyboards. SwiftKey was amazing. I want keyboard options on iOS! Everything else has been taken care of through jailbreaking.
    07-05-2011 11:48 PM
  12. iloveapp's Avatar
    For entertainment purpose, you can choose iPhone.
    07-06-2011 06:39 AM
  13. appgirl's Avatar
    I love my iphone 4 soo much! I would say 9 out of 10 of my friends have one as well, the droid is cool but the iphone will always be numba 1 in my mind.
    07-07-2011 04:24 AM
  14. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Fragmentation is really getting out of hand on android. Apps get released and they are only compatible with half the handsets. Os updates are horrific as well. Google really messed up by allowing the ecosystem to get so out of control. On the positive side, hardware is awesome on android. I bought the galaxy s2 and the thing simply blows away everything else on the market. At least for the next couple of months.
    07-07-2011 01:57 PM
  15. E350's Avatar
    I'm fortuned enough to have both, iphone 4 and htc inspire, jailbroken and rooted. I love em both, if you get to know what your phone is capable of and tweek them right, you can't go wrong with either.
    Good luck choosing.
    T.
    07-08-2011 09:19 AM
  16. Cerberus2k7's Avatar
    I'm fortuned enough to have both, iphone 4 and htc inspire, jailbroken and rooted. I love em both, if you get to know what your phone is capable of and tweek them right, you can't go wrong with either.
    Good luck choosing.
    T.
    This. Although in the end I loved the feel of iOS and the form factor of the iPhone more. That and I rarely used the widgets since I had to set them to update every hour if I wanted any sort of battery life so ultimately I had to click "update"; which in my mind is the same as launching the app so I didn't see the point. Although I've heard that the newest MiUI ROM is really sick.
    07-11-2011 02:54 PM
  17. gdasilva's Avatar
    i went back and forth from android to iphone. had both a 3gs and a droid x on verizon. i like the droid x alot but when i recently got my white iP4, it was hands down iOS for me.
    07-12-2011 12:08 PM
  18. CG68's Avatar
    I still have my Droid X as my backup phone for the time being. Some of the features I like about it are:

    large screen for viewing videos, etc...
    led notification light
    widgets (customization)
    free turn by turn navigation built in

    The bottom line is that there are tradeoffs(advantages/disadvantages) with every phone.
    07-12-2011 12:20 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    I still have my Droid X as my backup phone for the time being. Some of the features I like about it are:

    large screen for viewing videos, etc...
    led notification light
    widgets (customization)
    free turn by turn navigation built in

    The bottom line is that there are tradeoffs(advantages/disadvantages) with every phone.
    Yeah, one of the disadvantages is the decreased battery life that comes with the larger screen on the Droid X along with some of the other features.
    07-12-2011 04:10 PM
  20. austriak5's Avatar
    I recently had an upgrade and was so sure that I was going to love android. I did tons of research and got one of the best android phones out right now. I used it for 3 days before exchanging for iPhone 4. My main issues with android were the following:

    1. Battery life is bad. What is the point of a cool phone if it dies quickly?
    2. In my opinion, the apps were not nearly as good. One of the big draw to smart phones now are apps. They were low quality and did not look as good as iPhone apps.
    3. Customization options. Most people want android for customization. Other than customizing your screen and adding widgets and toggles, the customization was weak. For example, if you don't like your email app or Internet browser, you can download another one. Only problem is that they are not that good.
    4. I want the latest firmware quickly and that is not the case with android. There are tons of phones waiting for upgrades to gingerbread, a firmware that came out more than six months ago.

    Ultimately for me, the overall quality of the iPhone is just leaps and bounds ahead of android. I don't think android is bad but just not quality enough yet for me. If you want a fast, big screen phone whose battery will die before you get home from work even though you haven't been using it and you don't care about apps looking great, get android.
    07-12-2011 04:57 PM
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