1. msm0511's Avatar
    I've had every iPhone since the 3G in 2008. While I love iOS and Apple's hardware, I've too thought about switching or adding a second device. My biggest problem with Android is that there isn't one single device I love as much as my 4S. If I could take the design/specs of the One X, mix in some of the features of the GS3, and shrink it down to the size of the One S I might be happy. Android devices seem to offer good design and build quality, features, OR the size I prefer, but never in one single device. Not to mention the 450+ apps I own for iOS. I don't use all of them, but I like the option I can re-download any of them at any time.
    09-06-2012 09:41 AM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    The S3 looks nice but there is no way I could go back to Android. The Android OS is just too fragmented. The only way I would get another Android phone is for it to be bundled with Jessica Biel.
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    09-06-2012 09:47 AM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I find it interesting that people are saying that they are using the iPhone for productivity purposes and Android devices for fun. I do use my iPhone 4S for productivity and it performs better than any device that I have ever owned. But I also use it for entertainment and I would have to say the same is true in this department as well. I listen to music, watch videos, play games, etc. more now with my iPhone than I do with any other device I have ever owned. To me, it is the best all-around phone you can buy.


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    I think I was one of those guys who said Android for fun and iPhone for productivity. I just want to clarify. The fun I was referring to was tinkering and messing with the phone itself. Tweaking it to make it yours. Android is great at that. Aside from app layout and wallpapers, an iPhone is essentially Apple's. I'm talking out of the box. No jailbreaking or rooting. And the productivity I was referring to was the ease of day to day operations like texting, emailing, calls, calendar, and tasks. Those are definitely better on iOS. Both platforms are good for multimedia and games on the fun aspect.
    09-06-2012 10:26 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah. It does become an obsession. Trying to get it JUST right. And that's where I kind of lean towards iOS for my phone. I like Android on a tablet, because it is more of a "fun" device. I don't need one. I just have one for fun and the occasional task. My phone I'd like to be clean and functional first and foremost. Fun second. And that's where the two differ, at least for me.
    Again, you are spot-on, my friend...
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    09-06-2012 10:43 AM
  5. skhdivers#AC's Avatar
    after looking at the Galaxy S3 today. that device is Nice!

    i'm not hating. just briefly jumped over the fence for a little bit
    I just switched from Droid Razr to iphone 4S. I was also I devoted Android user. The problem is that Google puts out updates to all the android phones and then lets each maker customize that update to their own specifications and there incurs that instabililty. I didn't know what to expect with iphone but I have been very please so far (3 weeks) I get everyone's comments about functioning right out of the box as soon as I turned it on it told me I had 4 pending invites. On android the whole invite to calendar thing was very confusing. I will probably (never say never) never go back just because apple had one chance to impress me and it did. No bugs, glitches etc...
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    09-06-2012 11:48 AM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    I just switched from Droid Razr to iphone 4S. I was also I devoted Android user. The problem is that Google puts out updates to all the android phones and then lets each maker customize that update to their own specifications and there incurs that instabililty. I didn't know what to expect with iphone but I have been very please so far (3 weeks) I get everyone's comments about functioning right out of the box as soon as I turned it on it told me I had 4 pending invites. On android the whole invite to calendar thing was very confusing. I will probably (never say never) never go back just because apple had one chance to impress me and it did. No bugs, glitches etc...
    good to know. thanks for chiming in!
    09-06-2012 12:10 PM
  7. idrewpage's Avatar
    While the S3 is nice, I am an iPhone guy. I've been so since 2007, and I am not interested in changing at this point.
    09-06-2012 12:48 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    The only way I would get another Android phone is for it to be bundled with Jessica Biel.
    Nice marketing idea.... but knowing Samsung, you'd just get a Jessica look-alike, not that it would be necessarily a bad thing
    09-06-2012 12:56 PM
  9. spcurtis81's Avatar
    I thought the same. Bought the S3 and after about 2 weeks I took it back. Just wasn't the same. Our house is so automated in Apple and it just didn't feel the same.
    I think with the number of quality apps out there you kind of end up buying into a brand these days. Once you have a few apps which are compatible across iPhones and iPads (often for one pay out), it's difficult to move away. I have an iPad and an iPod, so when moving way from my Blackberry, it made sense to get another Apple product as the apps were transferable. I just need to make the final jump to Mac and I'm done.
    09-06-2012 02:17 PM
  10. Caballera's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 4S and a Google Galaxy Nexus and must say hands down I prefer the iPhone 4S. I'm a tech guy, I love all the new toys and the software to go with them. I thought the bigger screen on the Nexus was nice, but the quality isn't that great. Also the phone was too big for my taste. I'm 5'11, pretty much average, and the phone just isn't comfortable for me to use, specially with one hand. With my iPhone it fits into my hand so well and I can use it with one hand as if it was an extension of my body. The Nexus I find I after have to use my other hand, even for simple task.

    Also the UI for Android just isn't that consistent. Sometimes you have to click on things at the bottom, which you can generally do with your thumb, but other times, what you were clicking at the bottom is not on the top, far right, and it's either an awkward stretch to get to it or using your other hand.

    The battery life isn't very good, no where near as long lasting as my iPhone. Also takes longer to recharge.

    Jelly Bean is nice, and it's a vast improvement over Gingerbread, which I used on an old Android phone. It's definitely much smoother as well compared to ICS. I would say that it really just comes down to person preferences, and would try them both out as some people enjoy being able to almost completely customize their experience. Also Android is catching up in terms of having the mainstream apps, the only thing I haven't been able to find on Android is a decent Twitter app. I use Tweetbot on iOS, for Android I've tried the official twitter app, Tweet Lanes, Tweedle, Plume and don't like any of them.

    I find when a new Android phone comes out, I'll want it, and then another one comes out and I'll want that one, etc. etc. It's much easier to getting a new iPhone every year, just sell the "old" one and that pays for most if not all of the upgrade cost. I purchased the Nexus from Google because I wanted updates as they were released and not having to wait months.

    Other things I love about the iPhone is the amount of accessories that are available. All kinds of cases, car carriers, battery extenders, screen protectors. I like the Apple ecosystem and everything works between my MacBook, iPad, iPod with iCloud.

    I would like to see the next iPhone have as nice a display as the HTC One X. If the HTC One X was available on the Google Play store, I would have purchased that phone just for the display. Two co-workers have that phone and it's just gorgeous.

    Edit*

    I hate the SMS default client in Android as well. It's so much better on iOS. And I can message my wife who's also using an iPhone with iMessage that works over wifi.
    Last edited by Caballera; 09-06-2012 at 03:29 PM.
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    09-06-2012 03:15 PM
  11. treoprouser13's Avatar
    I sometimes also get bored with my 4s. I played around with a One X that my friend just got and it is a very nice device. The camera impressed me too. But as I fooled around with it, I just found too many quirks and inconsistencies with the operating system. There's something about it that feels a bit scattered and disorganized. Most won't mind that but having been an Apple user since 96, it was very apparent to me that I like things a certain way and apple has always been able to hit that spot with me.

    That being said, I am intregued by the Lumina 920 that Nokia debuted but the recent stories of them faking images in an about about the camera performance took the shine off that one for me.
    09-06-2012 04:26 PM
  12. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 4S and a Google Galaxy Nexus and must say hands down I prefer the iPhone 4S. I'm a tech guy, I love all the new toys and the software to go with them. I thought the bigger screen on the Nexus was nice, but the quality isn't that great. Also the phone was too big for my taste. I'm 5'11, pretty much average, and the phone just isn't comfortable for me to use, specially with one hand. With my iPhone it fits into my hand so well and I can use it with one hand as if it was an extension of my body. The Nexus I find I after have to use my other hand, even for simple task.

    Also the UI for Android just isn't that consistent. Sometimes you have to click on things at the bottom, which you can generally do with your thumb, but other times, what you were clicking at the bottom is not on the top, far right, and it's either an awkward stretch to get to it or using your other hand.

    The battery life isn't very good, no where near as long lasting as my iPhone. Also takes longer to recharge.

    Jelly Bean is nice, and it's a vast improvement over Gingerbread, which I used on an old Android phone. It's definitely much smoother as well compared to ICS. I would say that it really just comes down to person preferences, and would try them both out as some people enjoy being able to almost completely customize their experience. Also Android is catching up in terms of having the mainstream apps, the only thing I haven't been able to find on Android is a decent Twitter app. I use Tweetbot on iOS, for Android I've tried the official twitter app, Tweet Lanes, Tweedle, Plume and don't like any of them.

    I find when a new Android phone comes out, I'll want it, and then another one comes out and I'll want that one, etc. etc. It's much easier to getting a new iPhone every year, just sell the "old" one and that pays for most if not all of the upgrade cost. I purchased the Nexus from Google because I wanted updates as they were released and not having to wait months.

    Other things I love about the iPhone is the amount of accessories that are available. All kinds of cases, car carriers, battery extenders, screen protectors. I like the Apple ecosystem and everything works between my MacBook, iPad, iPod with iCloud.

    I would like to see the next iPhone have as nice a display as the HTC One X. If the HTC One X was available on the Google Play store, I would have purchased that phone just for the display. Two co-workers have that phone and it's just gorgeous.

    Edit*

    I hate the SMS default client in Android as well. It's so much better on iOS. And I can message my wife who's also using an iPhone with iMessage that works over wifi.
    Ditto on the accessories.


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    09-06-2012 04:34 PM
  13. applejosh's Avatar
    I love the concept of Android, with it at least being an open-ish OS that talented people like those at Cyanogenmod and XDA can take and mod. That appeals to me as a geeky tech person. What I don't like is how the carriers and manufacturers take so long to put out the major updates (if they do at all, since there's really no revenue in it for them). I also don't like all the added junk that the carriers put on the devices that cannot be uninstalled without rooting/voiding the warranty. Apple is in control of the whole system. So you give up some flexibility and hackability, but you get updates in a timely fashion and usually across all relatively recent models at the same time. That just makes it easier for me, and I find myself less susceptible to the "gotta have the newest device because it's the only one with the updated OS" thought process.
    09-06-2012 04:59 PM
  14. Roose00's Avatar
    this is one of THE best threads I have ever read on a mobile nations forum. Usually there is so much bashing and stupid name calling when it comes to different devices. this was incredibly constructive, I feel proud lol

    as for the topic. I am constantly drawn to new devices, and more importantly, customization and tinkering of devices. I have an old galaxy S that I have rooted and use ICS on and there is even JB available for it.

    I do find iOS boring and really restrictive for "speed user." I say this because the keyboard is terrible and autocorrect is even worse. Not to mention not being able to have different notification sounds for any app. Sure developers can put in their own sounds, but they continually base it on the tri-tone (that sound is like nails on the chalkboard to me). In Android you are able to take advantage of the file system and sd card which is really helpful. iOS is indeed more smooth and is much more uniform. Some stock apps are better on apple for sure, if not less useful (mail, photos). Widgets are fun, but nothing more than that to me. Having an app launcher hidden away is awesome to me. Also being able to put apps where I want them and not to mention toggles in the notification pull down. WOW apple, where are you on this?

    I could go on and on with stuff I like more or less. I do end up coming back to the 4s because it works better than the fascinate (it better!) and I also have a network of apple products/friends on iPhone. Not to mention I am a case junkie, and there is nothing better than owning an iphone for this purpose lol

    I do constantly get drawn by the "neat" things that are offered in android, and I 100% believe that JB has eclipsed iOS. I say this because google is finally figuring out how to streamline the OS and making it smoother to use. They already have unbelievable hardware specs to pull along the OS.

    Overall, I am very unhappy with how little Apple has been innovating with their OS. They only have 1 device a year and thats fine, but I think they need to push the bar on the software side. (if not make a different looking device once in a while )
    Last edited by roose00; 09-06-2012 at 09:39 PM.
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    09-06-2012 09:36 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    I have both a 4S and Galaxy Nexus as well. I bounce back and forth lately but always seem to migrate back to the 4S - fluidity of the OS/user interface. Even with 'project butter' on my GNex running JB 4.1.1 it still feels laggy often times. Keyboard and typing on iOS I find better.

    I like the larger screen size and rounded back on the GNex but overall it's still a very big phone. Honestly I'd like something in between the GNex and 4S - hoping the iPhone 5 hits the spot.

    The screen quality of the 4S is unmatched. The pentile Amoled on the GNex has nice saturation but that's it and that sometimes looks too much. Definitely lacks sharpness like the 4S's IPS panel. There are still times where I find the GNex screen more soothing for some reason.

    I do wish iOS had better integration with other apps - such as sharing links and images - something Android definitely does better.

    I like the notifications on Android - I find them less intrusive. The customization is nice - although as others said, it kicks my OCD in high gear sometimes lol.

    App support is less and less a dividing issue. Most of the best apps are available on both.

    Features like iMessage and FaceTime are tough to beat if you have friends and family with iPhones and/or iPads. In addition to having a huge investment in iTunes and owning most Apple ecosystem products (MacBook pro, iPad 3, iPod, iPhone 4S, Apple TV 3).

    But sometimes I just want something different. Been also using iPhones since 2007 and sometimes feels stale despite the evolution of iOS.

    So I guess I'm on the fence as much as the OP lol. We'll see what the iPhone 5 brings to the table. Otherwise a GS3 does start to look tempting. Not to mention I need to switch from AT&T to Verizon soon...
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    09-06-2012 09:53 PM
  16. katrinaleone32's Avatar
    I am using iphone 4 It is excellent. Apple provide best service ever. Samsung Galaxy is going bad condition.
    09-07-2012 01:11 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    this is one of THE best threads I have ever read on a mobile nations forum. Usually there is so much bashing and stupid name calling when it comes to different devices. this was incredibly constructive, I feel proud lol
    yeah it is kind of shocking lol. hopefully the mods are happy about it too
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    09-07-2012 01:27 PM
  18. Wildo6882's Avatar
    yeah it is kind of shocking lol. hopefully the mods are happy about it too
    Yeah, I agree. Usually you can't get Android and iOS fans to speak politely to each other. It's like the Yankees vs. the Red Sox. I, for one, love both platforms and see the benefit of each and really enjoy a good conversation where we aren't biting each other's heads off and making stupid claims as to why you're less of a person for using the other platform.
    09-07-2012 01:54 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    yeah it is kind of shocking lol. hopefully the mods are happy about it too
    Shut up...*****.
    09-07-2012 04:43 PM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Shut up...*****.
    And there went the niceness of this thread...
    09-07-2012 04:48 PM
  21. Guacho's Avatar
    Shut up...*****.
    totally uncalled for..
    09-07-2012 04:50 PM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    lol he is just kidding guys
    09-07-2012 05:01 PM
  23. spcurtis81's Avatar
    this is one of THE best threads I have ever read on a mobile nations forum. Usually there is so much bashing and stupid name calling when it comes to different devices. this was incredibly constructive, I feel proud lol

    as for the topic. I am constantly drawn to new devices, and more importantly, customization and tinkering of devices. I have an old galaxy S that I have rooted and use ICS on and there is even JB available for it.

    I do find iOS boring and really restrictive for "speed user." I say this because the keyboard is terrible and autocorrect is even worse. Not to mention not being able to have different notification sounds for any app. Sure developers can put in their own sounds, but they continually base it on the tri-tone (that sound is like nails on the chalkboard to me). In Android you are able to take advantage of the file system and sd card which is really helpful. iOS is indeed more smooth and is much more uniform. Some stock apps are better on apple for sure, if not less useful (mail, photos). Widgets are fun, but nothing more than that to me. Having an app launcher hidden away is awesome to me. Also being able to put apps where I want them and not to mention toggles in the notification pull down. WOW apple, where are you on this?

    I could go on and on with stuff I like more or less. I do end up coming back to the 4s because it works better than the fascinate (it better!) and I also have a network of apple products/friends on iPhone. Not to mention I am a case junkie, and there is nothing better than owning an iphone for this purpose lol

    I do constantly get drawn by the "neat" things that are offered in android, and I 100% believe that JB has eclipsed iOS. I say this because google is finally figuring out how to streamline the OS and making it smoother to use. They already have unbelievable hardware specs to pull along the OS.

    Overall, I am very unhappy with how little Apple has been innovating with their OS. They only have 1 device a year and thats fine, but I think they need to push the bar on the software side. (if not make a different looking device once in a while )
    Agreed. I have friends who turn into totally different people when discussing phones. Almost possessed. These are people with whom you could normally have a rational debate about all sorts of contentious topics however not android and apple brands. I for one can see the benefits to either product. I see apple as being accessible and easy to use, particularly for smartphone newbies where as android is cool for people who want to really get in there and mess with their settings. It's each to their own really. I love to mess with settings and sometimes find the apples limitations frustrating but I've also tried android and find the OS to be more clunky and difficulty to use. Pros and cons.
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    09-07-2012 05:05 PM
  24. Vanti's Avatar
    I still have not even had the chance to pick one up let alone a htc one X..... sad but true i here great things and great reviews but just dont have the time. Sigh
    09-07-2012 05:21 PM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    Not to mention not being able to have different notification sounds for any app. Sure developers can put in their own sounds, but they continually base it on the tri-tone (that sound is like nails on the chalkboard to me).
    i am with you. in fact this is what has driven me to handle my notifications completely different than i ever thought i would

    most of my notifications are setup for Badge only - Sound > OFF, LockScreen > OFF and Notification Center > ON. i check my notifications when i feel like it
    09-07-2012 05:43 PM
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