1. roll-tide's Avatar
    I've been curious about Verizon's LTE service ever since they flipped the switch here in Birmingham where I live so I bought a Droid Razr today to try it out...my plan was to give the 4S to my wife. I've had many many Android phones in the past so the OS was nothing new to me, so "getting used to it" doesn't factor in. The phone itself is quite fast and snappy, and the LTE service is just stupid fast...31mbps at my house! I thought I would miss Siri more than I did, but actually Google's Voice Actions did everything I'm accustomed to Siri doing for me but just without a nice pleasant voice responding back to me. But in the end, I missed my iPhone...mainly the battery life. After charging the Razr to full around 2:00pm today, I used it for three hours and was down to 50%...that was a few texts, checking Facebook, watching two short YouTube videos, and just playing around off and on. That same usage on my iPhone would barely use 5-10%, so to me it's just not worth sacrificing the battery life for a faster data connection.

    Just figured I'd post for anyone thinking of doing something similar...it may work out for you, but for me I'll gladly stick to the 4S.
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    11-21-2011 07:03 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    After returning my iPhone 4S to AT&T a week ago I thought about getting the Droid RAZR. After reading some of the reviews about it, I was really glad I just went back to my iPhone 4 instead. While I really would love to have a LTE capable device right now, I am going to try and hold out for the iPhone 5.... Or whatever Apple chooses to call the next one, lol.
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    11-21-2011 07:10 PM
  3. noaim's Avatar
    you have to decide what you want in a phone and buy the phone that does what you want. I think to many people get sold on just a "feature" and it ends up that that feature is not worth it.. I buy a phone that supports all my needs and currently that phone is an iPhone.. it has specific applications that I cant get on android that I use in my job on a day to day basis. Until another phone has those apps I will be sticking with iPhone..
    11-21-2011 07:26 PM
  4. roll-tide's Avatar
    That's the thing, they both fit my needs...the apps I use are available on both, so the only real differences to me end up being speed vs battery life.
    11-21-2011 07:28 PM
  5. Cleveland's Avatar
    Now see for me it's different ... I want a phone that works ... It's OS, battery life and things that make a smartphone a smartphone and well battery life as well .. BB and android devices to me are just too darn buggy for my tastes and androids OS drives me nuts lol
    11-21-2011 07:42 PM
  6. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    From my experience with Android devices, battery life is terrible during the first few charge cycles. My guess is it has more to do with the amount of syncing that takes place when setting up an Android phone and the lack of battery stats, instead of an actual problem with the battery or its capacity. My Android phone barely lasted 8 hours when I first got it and now lasts 40-48 hours with the same usage.

    If you're satisfied with your iPhone, though. That's all that really matters. If you decide to try Android again in the future, might want to give it more than three hours to settle in and gather some battery stats.
    11-21-2011 07:42 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Now see for me it's different ... I want a phone that works ... It's OS, battery life and things that make a smartphone a smartphone and well battery life as well .. BB and android devices to me are just too darn buggy for my tastes and androids OS drives me nuts lol
    I don't know, after iOS 5, I don't think any OS is without bugs. As far as battery life goes, it's a toss up since there are many iPhone 4 and 4S users having battery life issues after updating to iOS 5 as well as 5.0.1.
    11-21-2011 07:55 PM
  8. noaim's Avatar
    I don't know, after iOS 5, I don't think any OS is without bugs. As far as battery life goes, it's a toss up since there are many iPhone 4 and 4S users having battery life issues after updating to iOS 5 as well as 5.0.1.
    but the majority have good battery life with the iPhone.. in its current state I believe iPhone comes second on battery life to a blackberry.. but the reason for that is obvious blackberrys dont transfer a lot of data hardly ever so they last forever on battery.. I had a bold 9700 that I could sit on non stop morning tell night for 2 days straight and still have life left..


    But the current iPhone seems to destroy everything else... for the most part
    11-21-2011 08:31 PM
  9. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I was an avid BlackBerry user for years!! I tried the original Droid and returned it. The battery life was terrible (compared to BB), I hated the keyboard and the OS was so glitchy.

    The iPhone has been a dream come true. I still love BlackBerry, don't get me wrong, but I was really limited as to what I could do. Now I can set my Xfinity DVR, check my bank account, get score updates from my favorite sports teams and even pay for my coffee with the Starbucks app. I'm just happy I found something that finally works well for me!!


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    11-21-2011 08:44 PM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    I was an avid BlackBerry user for years!! I tried the original Droid and returned it. The battery life was terrible (compared to BB), I hated the keyboard and the OS was so glitchy.

    The iPhone has been a dream come true. I still love BlackBerry, don't get me wrong, but I was really limited as to what I could do. Now I can set my Xfinity DVR, check my bank account, get score updates from my favorite sports teams and even pay for my coffee with the Starbucks app. I'm just happy I found something that finally works well for me!!


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    happy to hear your enjoying your phone.
    11-21-2011 08:55 PM
  11. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I remember back in the old analog days, Cellular One would let you try out a phone for a certain time before you even signed up. They should bring this service back (and i'm not talking about the return period. they actually let you use an activated phone to try out for like a week or so).
    11-21-2011 09:52 PM
  12. Cleveland's Avatar
    I don't know, after iOS 5, I don't think any OS is without bugs. As far as battery life goes, it's a toss up since there are many iPhone 4 and 4S users having battery life issues after updating to iOS 5 as well as 5.0.1.
    While battery life is a major issue, it doesn't make the phone reboot or crash or lock up etc ... It it's a brand new software upgrade and apple has ALWAYS been meticulous for giving us updates when we need them ... The proof is look at bb ... Their OS is version 7 and they have been around since 99 ? iPhone circa 2007 .. On iOS 5 in 4 years ... That's pretty stellar if you ask me lol
    11-21-2011 11:51 PM
  13. elitemarine's Avatar
    Got my droid razr on friday, upgraded from iphone 4, liked it for about a day and a half, returning it tomorrow and getting iphone 4s. The iphone is just better quality and the speaker and camera on the razr seem far inferior to that of the iphone. Battery life isnt terrible on the razr but not as good as iphone. Plus nothing beats the easy music transfer with itunes.
    11-22-2011 12:06 AM
  14. Michmeister's Avatar
    No way does an android phone last 40-48 hours.


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    11-22-2011 12:17 AM
  15. Michmeister's Avatar
    The real why not post that 48hour battery usage in here. I'll buy you a new phone if you can prove it.


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    11-22-2011 12:20 AM
  16. nj1266's Avatar
    Got my droid razr on friday, upgraded from iphone 4, liked it for about a day and a half, returning it tomorrow and getting iphone 4s. The iphone is just better quality and the speaker and camera on the razr seem far inferior to that of the iphone. Battery life isnt terrible on the razr but not as good as iphone. Plus nothing beats the easy music transfer with itunes.
    I read reviews on Android Central that say that the battery life is reall good on the RAZR, but a lot of the reviwers turn off 4g LTE when they do not use it. I thought that music transfer was drag and drop with the Android phones? Wouldn't that make it easier than itunes? BTW, i have never owned a droid phone. I came straight from Samsung Rogue feature phone to the iphone 4. Loving it so far
    11-22-2011 12:58 AM
  17. reeneebob's Avatar
    No way does an android phone last 40-48 hours.


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    When I ran a custom rom on my SGS I got 36-48 hours out of it even with live wallpaper and widgets. I will look to see if I still have the screenshots. Now mind you without rooting on a stock ROM I got 18-24 hours so still not bad.


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    11-22-2011 01:06 AM
  18. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    No way does an android phone last 40-48 hours.


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    The real why not post that 48hour battery usage in here. I'll buy you a new phone if you can prove it.


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    LOL. Do you have paypal?
    11-22-2011 01:26 AM
  19. nj1266's Avatar
    LOL. Do you have paypal?
    Click to view quoted image
    To be fair his challenge was regarding USAGE and your post is for Stand By, ie, since the phone has been unplugged. I might add that this is on 3g and the Razr is a 4g phone.
    11-22-2011 02:15 AM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    While battery life is a major issue, it doesn't make the phone reboot or crash or lock up etc ... It it's a brand new software upgrade and apple has ALWAYS been meticulous for giving us updates when we need them ... The proof is look at bb ... Their OS is version 7 and they have been around since 99 ? iPhone circa 2007 .. On iOS 5 in 4 years ... That's pretty stellar if you ask me lol
    My post that you quoted wasn't to say that Apple isn't good about putting out updates. Your post made it seem like iOS wasn't without bugs when in fact it has them as well. While Apple is on iOS 5.0.1 there have been many iOS updates since iOS 5 came out to correct bugs/issues that people are having. NO OS is perfect or without bugs, if it was there wouldn't be any need for updates in the first place. This is the only point I am trying to make here.
    11-22-2011 06:35 AM
  21. sj-performance's Avatar
    I was an avid BlackBerry user for years!! I tried the original Droid and returned it. The battery life was terrible (compared to BB), I hated the keyboard and the OS was so glitchy.

    The iPhone has been a dream come true. I still love BlackBerry, don't get me wrong, but I was really limited as to what I could do. Now I can set my Xfinity DVR, check my bank account, get score updates from my favorite sports teams and even pay for my coffee with the Starbucks app. I'm just happy I found something that finally works well for me!!


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    you couldnt have said it better. thanks. ditched blackberry after 6 years for the iphone4s. havent looked back nor missed anything...
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    11-22-2011 08:48 AM
  22. elitemarine's Avatar
    I read reviews on Android Central that say that the battery life is reall good on the RAZR, but a lot of the reviwers turn off 4g LTE when they do not use it. I thought that music transfer was drag and drop with the Android phones? Wouldn't that make it easier than itunes? BTW, i have never owned a droid phone. I came straight from Samsung Rogue feature phone to the iphone 4. Loving it so far
    Yeh I haven't had 4G on much and the battery isn't near as good as my i4 was with 3G. They probably say it's good because they're used to the other terrible battery life on other android phones, but coming from an iphone it doesn't really compare. Concerning the music, I've always used iTunes since the black and white ipods, whenever that was, so I guess I'm just used to the itunes method so it makes it much easier and it's drag and drop too basically, just through a program
    11-22-2011 10:01 AM
  23. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I was an avid BlackBerry user for years!! I tried the original Droid and returned it. The battery life was terrible (compared to BB), I hated the keyboard and the OS was so glitchy.

    The iPhone has been a dream come true. I still love BlackBerry, don't get me wrong, but I was really limited as to what I could do. Now I can set my Xfinity DVR, check my bank account, get score updates from my favorite sports teams and even pay for my coffee with the Starbucks app. I'm just happy I found something that finally works well for me!!


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    you couldnt have said it better. thanks. ditched blackberry after 6 years for the iphone4s. havent looked back nor missed anything...
    +1, agreed. Although I never tried android platform I have checked them out but it just didn't seem like it was for me. After all the 4+yrs I've used blackberry and I *thought* the platform fit me, I'm finding now after having my iPhone4S, this Friday will be 3 wks, that NOW I feel I'm where I should be as far as a platform that fits me well I'm extremely happy with my choice to switch, and I have no "withdrawals" and haven't looked back either. In fact, I'm looking forward to what Apple and the iPhone will bring in the future.

    And to the OP, glad to hear that your happy with using the iOS platform and that it works for you.
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    11-22-2011 11:28 AM
  24. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    To be fair his challenge was regarding USAGE and your post is for Stand By, ie, since the phone has been unplugged. I might add that this is on 3g and the Razr is a 4g phone.
    Yes.. Since the phone has been unplugged would show you how long one battery charge lasts. 3g was on the entire time and the screen on quite a bit as you can see. I think everyone would consider that usage. Did you think I meant 40 hours without taking my eyes off the screen? lol
    11-22-2011 11:47 AM
  25. noaim's Avatar
    +1, agreed. Although I never tried android platform I have checked them out but it just didn't seem like it was for me. After all the 4+yrs I've used blackberry and I *thought* the platform fit me, I'm finding now after having my iPhone4S, this Friday will be 3 wks, that NOW I feel I'm where I should be as far as a platform that fits me well I'm extremely happy with my choice to switch, and I have no "withdrawals" and haven't looked back either. In fact, I'm looking forward to what Apple and the iPhone will bring in the future.

    And to the OP, glad to hear that your happy with using the iOS platform and that it works for you.
    My order was "iphone 2g, blackberry storm, blackberry tour, blackberry bold 9700, nexus one, iPhone 4, and now the iPhone 4s"


    the reason i originally left iPhone was because it wasn't a 3g phone so data was so slow at loading webpages etc.. but after owning those blackberrys I dont think I will ever buy another blackeberry it felt like I was fixing my phone more then using it.. now im just happy with the iPhone.
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    11-22-2011 02:25 PM
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