1. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    IMO, Android phones seem to perform good for 3-4 months then start acting up. A few months later it's antiquated. I think it speaks volumes about how good the iPhone 4 is to be mentioned in the same conversation as the very newest phones that just came out. And it's been out 15 months. 15 months from now, do you think anyone will be talking about a Droid Bionic??
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    09-20-2011 09:38 PM
  2. dmilleville90's Avatar
    I just switched from a Motorola Droid 2 to an iPhone 4 a couple of days ago. While i know the Bionic is much better than the Droid 2 i find the iPhone to be way better. The best way I can describe the iPhone 4 compared to android is polished, from the design to the operating system, everything feels polished and refined. I couldn't be happier with my IP 4. I had so many issues with my Droid to the point where I couldn't take it any longer.
    09-21-2011 09:50 AM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    IMO, Android phones seem to perform good for 3-4 months then start acting up. A few months later it's antiquated. I think it speaks volumes about how good the iPhone 4 is to be mentioned in the same conversation as the very newest phones that just came out. And it's been out 15 months. 15 months from now, do you think anyone will be talking about a Droid Bionic??
    No, I doubt that they will be. Furthermore, I doubt the Bionic will even be a thought 15 months from now....
    09-21-2011 10:57 AM
  4. madisonjar's Avatar
    Is that some kind of an attempt at making a threat over the internet? Classy.


    All the apps run? So what about Facebook for iPad? I guess the app runs, so if I take you at your use of words, technically, yes! It can run. But does it run well? No. It's sad I have to change between my devices just to use all my apps effectively.
    Really? No what it meant was if we were talking in real life you wouldnt be yelling at me, people dont go around just yelling at each other when having a conversation.

    If I were making a threat to you it would go something like this, if you yelled at me in real life, it would be the last time you ever did that. Or if you yelled at me in real life, i would make sure you had something to yell about...somewhere along those lines, it wouldn't be hidden in secret code...so when I say you wouldn't be yelling at me in real life, trust me...it means if you and I were talking you wouldn't be yelling at me. Also while I don't know whats wrong with Facebook for iPad as you never really stated anything, I will assume that there will be problems with programs as people make programs and they can all be coded bad, my point about fragmentation is it is really non existent as the hardware models and software is all controlled by apple, whereas with Android (as even a developer stated, who knows probably a lot more then you or I on this issue) that you have to make Different versions for alot of different hardware and software models...thanks.
    09-21-2011 01:52 PM
  5. RemmyZero's Avatar
    I have to disagree. Today alone I've talked and looked something up on the Internet. If a grown adult can't multitask then they have bigger issues then worrying about which phone to purchase. I personally love being able to do 3 way calling and talk/surf. I've had many conference calls with co-workers regarding work and other things.
    well i'll stand corrected then but i'll still say i've never missed it and don't really need it. and to be fair, i've never had any of my acquaintances/coworkers/friends who have at&t comment that it's a feature to die for....i can send a text while i talk and that's all i need.

    to be fair, i still hardly call that a reason to say the verizon iPhone is "crippled". plus the verizon LTE devices support "surf & talk" so give it time and that won't be a real issue for any carrier i suspect.

    when someone says a phone is crippled i would think that's because of a major issue, i.e. - no 3G capability, no MMS capability, no support for flash, no support for office docs, email isn't push, poor reception, horrible battery, etc. etc....

    and of my *personal* opinion/experience, i haven't met many adults who can type on a computer and talk to someone standing next to them at the same time without losing place in one task or the other several times during the course of the activity. come to think of it i haven't met many 20 or 30 somethings that can do it either....lol....



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    i have to add that at this point i truly think the iPhone on screen keyboard is garbage, highly inaccurate and tough to use. the word prediction/correction and space on the android keyboards is far superior, and this is coming from a guy who has used the storm 1 and storm 2 keyboards as well! i'll be fair to say i think my zagg shield is messing with the touchscreen but i haven't pulled it off to confirm this yet. either way the spell correction and prediction software is horrid.

    there are many little nuances in the iPhone that make it annoying....can't move photos between albums from your picture roll for instance...what's up with that? can't use it as USB mass storage...why not? no SDcard support...in this day and age??

    3rd party apps for customization are nil unless you jailbreak. and honestly i have just as many app crashes on my iphone as i did on my android, the difference is the second time i press an icon the app will usually run on the iphone, ha ha!

    sometimes the phone shuts off and won't turn back on unless i fiddle it into recovery mode....i dunno why, just happens.

    regarding the screen, having come from a droid X, thunderbolt, etc. i missed the big screen at first but am very happy with the size and clarity on the retina display.
    Last edited by RemmyZero; 09-22-2011 at 02:40 PM.
    09-22-2011 02:35 PM
  6. Infiniti7's Avatar
    iphone4 hands down without a question. best phone out there by far!
    09-22-2011 03:24 PM
  7. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Two words...battery life. iPhone for the win on that one.
    09-22-2011 03:58 PM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I actually bought a Bionic, and have now decided to sell it. I've gotten used to using the iPhone. While it's not nearly as customizable, it is one thing: RELIABLE. I know I'm not going to miss any calls, my data will stay strong, and unless I abuse the living heck out of it, my battery will still be going strong at the end of the day. I have decided I love them both, but until VZW can get their LTE issues straightened out, and Android can last 24 hours on a single charge with rather heavy use, I think it's iPhone all day long for me (pun intended).
    _YoKolorMeBadd likes this.
    09-22-2011 04:41 PM
  9. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    Really? No what it meant was if we were talking in real life you wouldnt be yelling at me, people dont go around just yelling at each other when having a conversation.

    If I were making a threat to you it would go something like this, if you yelled at me in real life, it would be the last time you ever did that. Or if you yelled at me in real life, i would make sure you had something to yell about...somewhere along those lines, it wouldn't be hidden in secret code...so when I say you wouldn't be yelling at me in real life, trust me...it means if you and I were talking you wouldn't be yelling at me. Also while I don't know whats wrong with Facebook for iPad as you never really stated anything, I will assume that there will be problems with programs as people make programs and they can all be coded bad, my point about fragmentation is it is really non existent as the hardware models and software is all controlled by apple, whereas with Android (as even a developer stated, who knows probably a lot more then you or I on this issue) that you have to make Different versions for alot of different hardware and software models...thanks.
    I got paid to yell at people in real life.

    I was a Drill Instructor my last two years in. LoL


    Sent using smoke and mirrors.
    09-23-2011 12:31 AM
  10. _YoKolorMeBadd's Avatar
    Anyone trying to decide between a Verizon iPhone and a DROID BIONIC? If you absolutely can't wait for next month and a possible iPhone 5 to consider, and have to get one of these phones now, this is the thread for you.

    If you have questions or need help deciding, fire away!
    I've never been an Android fan. I like the iPhone because of the ease of use, battery life is WAYYY better than android phones, better UI (to me at least), better build quality, the OS is a lot more stable also.
    09-23-2011 12:59 AM
  11. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    Loved many things about the Android platform. Mainly the upgradable memory via the SD cards. And probably most was the removable battery. I do sort of hate not being able to change it myself. Now i know i CAN but that opens up a whole different can of worms. It just seems that apple like to keep the iphone reigned in close.

    But at the end of the day i chose the ip4 because the phone is like a bic lighter. It works first time every time.


    Sent using smoke and mirrors.
    09-23-2011 04:23 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    Two words...battery life. iPhone for the win on that one.
    Agreed. My iPhone 4 is one of the best phones that I've had in terms of battery life.
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    09-23-2011 05:17 AM
  13. madisonjar's Avatar
    I got paid to yell at people in real life.

    I was a Drill Instructor my last two years in. LoL


    Sent using smoke and mirrors.
    Nice,
    and thank you for your service.
    09-23-2011 09:09 AM
  14. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Nice,
    and thank you for your service.
    I did 11 years. Yelled at a few myself over the years. Still yell at some of my current co-workers LOL
    09-23-2011 10:32 AM
  15. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    I did 11 years. Yelled at a few myself over the years. Still yell at some of my current co-workers LOL
    Did 20 myself. yelled at a lot.. Was probably yelled AT more tho..LOL

    And still do a fair amounnt of it, when the oppertunity presents itself.
    09-23-2011 08:15 PM
  16. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I should have stayed for 20. But I'd had enough lol. I been out almost 17 years lol
    09-23-2011 08:25 PM
  17. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    Nice,
    and thank you for your service.
    Thank you very much.
    09-23-2011 11:18 PM
  18. Wildo6882's Avatar
    But at the end of the day i chose the ip4 because the phone is like a bic lighter. It works first time every time.
    Really liked this line, and also, thank you for your service.

    And anyone else out there on these boards who have served, thank you, as well!
    AJ_Watson and Icyhot1966 like this.
    09-26-2011 12:54 PM
  19. isdaako's Avatar
    The voices in my head are screaming at me now.
    09-26-2011 03:28 PM
  20. DannyMichel's Avatar
    what kind of phone did he end up getting. did i miss that in the thread somewhere?
    09-27-2011 05:23 AM
  21. AJ_Watson's Avatar
    what kind of phone did he end up getting. did i miss that in the thread somewhere?
    Hey, good point.. We all got a little of subject huh?

    So, what DID you settle on?
    DannyMichel likes this.
    09-27-2011 12:44 PM
  22. BIG CAT 7's Avatar
    I am one of the people that just upgraded to the Bionic. I was trying to wait to see what the deal was with the iPhone5 and I am a very impatient person so I went ahead and got the Bionic. After having a Droid X I didn't see any real differences between the two (as far as speed is concerned). The 4g is cool but not necessary for me as it is a severe battery killer.

    I am still within my 14 day window and just decided that the Bionic is going back to the store and I will wait a few more weeks and get the iPhone 5. The iPhone OS is just more polished than Android. Android is nice and I am in no way bashing it but I think when it comes down to personal preference I prefer the iPhone.

    I do love the widgets but that's about it. I was really shocked when I received the Bionic just to notice that not much has changed from my Droid X (Speed wise). And the battery life is god awful, even with the extended battery. I do not need a phone I will have to constantly need to keep on a charger.

    I will stop blabbering about my experience. The Bionic is a nice device but needs to get more stuff worked out as far as the battery life is concerned before I ever go back to another Android device. As I sit at my desk typing this I can only think as I look down at the Bionic on my desk that I cannot wait to get home and deactivate this and fire up my iPhone4 and then just sit back and relax till the mayhem that is the release of the iPhone 5 is upon us.

    Good day to all...
    09-28-2011 10:49 AM
  23. roll-tide's Avatar
    I am one of the people that just upgraded to the Bionic. I was trying to wait to see what the deal was with the iPhone5 and I am a very impatient person so I went ahead and got the Bionic. After having a Droid X I didn't see any real differences between the two (as far as speed is concerned). The 4g is cool but not necessary for me as it is a severe battery killer.

    I am still within my 14 day window and just decided that the Bionic is going back to the store and I will wait a few more weeks and get the iPhone 5. The iPhone OS is just more polished than Android. Android is nice and I am in no way bashing it but I think when it comes down to personal preference I prefer the iPhone.

    I do love the widgets but that's about it. I was really shocked when I received the Bionic just to notice that not much has changed from my Droid X (Speed wise). And the battery life is god awful, even with the extended battery. I do not need a phone I will have to constantly need to keep on a charger.

    I will stop blabbering about my experience. The Bionic is a nice device but needs to get more stuff worked out as far as the battery life is concerned before I ever go back to another Android device. As I sit at my desk typing this I can only think as I look down at the Bionic on my desk that I cannot wait to get home and deactivate this and fire up my iPhone4 and then just sit back and relax till the mayhem that is the release of the iPhone 5 is upon us.

    Good day to all...
    Any phone left on 4G all day is going to get pretty bad battery life...I had the extended battery on mine and when comparing the Bionic to the iPhone 4 both on 3G, the Bionic with extended battery would actually last longer than the iPhone. I returned mine because it started turning itself off for no reason...waiting for the next iPhone, but disappointed that it won't have 4G especially considering that Verizon LTE is getting turned on in my area in a few weeks.
    09-28-2011 11:51 AM
  24. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    If ANY Android phone gets me "semi excited" it's the HTC Vigor, which should be announced in a few weeks.
    09-28-2011 12:11 PM
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