1. Nevs4Nokia's Avatar
    Hello people,
    this is my first post here so, apologies if I am breaking any rules I am currently a galaxy S2 user. I guess you could call me a fairly advanced android user since I have my phone rooted and have flashed more than my fair share of custom roms/kernels etc to the point where I am sick of the whole thing. I was previously considering the S4 but when I tried out the device in a store it was laggy, opening the camera app caused the phone to reboot, the device was impossible to use with one hand. Basically, I feel that it is just an S2 with a better/larger screen and a few more bells and whistles. I have average battery life on my S2. So S4 is out of the question. Q10 on the other hand interests me because of the sturdy build and the great keyboard. I have a few reservations about the OS though.
    I have used the iphone 5 in the store and its speed amazed me. I am hoping that battery life is good too. I dont have the option of getting the iphone on contract. I will have to pay the full price. So I need help in deciding. Would the iphone 5 be a better buy than Q10? And should i buy the iphone 5 or wait for the next iphone?
    As you guys can see, I am a mass of confusions at this point Please help guys.
    BTW, I need a phone which can perform reliably on a day to day basis, have good battery life, good call quality, good keyboard and great build quality...

    Thank you
    I was in a simlar boat coming from my S3 (considered Iphone 5, Z10, and the S4) -- Decided on neither as you can tell my name. I tried out windows phone and fell in love. Nokia 928 for Verizon!!

    Of course this is all a matter of personal choice and is dependent on how one makes use of his/her device. I found that Windows was a happy medium between Android Customization and Apple fluidity.
    Give windows a Shot.

    As for your original question if I had to choose between the two --- I would go with the Iphone; I found the BB10 experience different, but lacking in many areas (not just the apps). It all seemed dry.

    Again I suggest giving Windows a try - I ignored them originally but found out it fits "ME" perfectly.
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    06-03-2013 10:22 AM
  2. SPHart's Avatar
    Who not Nokia 3310?
    06-03-2013 10:50 PM
  3. jefftam68's Avatar
    Why are you comparing the Q10 with the iP5? You should go with the Z10 if you want a full touch screen. Also your comment about the Q10 not handling video very well is not true. The screen has a higher pixel density and the OS is lighter and faster. BB10 has the fastest browser out there. Also the comment about BB10 being 'dry' compared to iP5 - not sure what 'dry' means. Especially compared to iOS. iOS is a very simple system and is the definition of 'easy to use' and 'dry'. For someone that is used to rooting your Android, you'll find the restrictions that iOS put on you to be infuriating. You'll have that baby jailbroken in a few days.
    06-04-2013 10:02 AM
  4. jorbjorb's Avatar
    Ihone
    06-04-2013 11:02 AM
  5. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    it all depends on how you want to use your phone.. like iphone i think its more good for games and entertainment and the quality on the phone is top.. and blackberry q10 is more if u like to txt and email alot.. it does have some games and apps but not as much as the iphones does.. i have an iphone 5 and my sister have a q10 and i like the q10 form factor and how it have a keyboard and stuff but its just not for me right now... but which ever device u decide to get i hope you enjoy it
    06-04-2013 11:11 AM
  6. jefftam68's Avatar
    Sorry, Sean. I didn't mean to express any pro-BB thoughts in an intelligent conversation about the difference between the phones. I'll keep my mouth shut next time. Maybe I'll go browse BGR and talk to some intelligent people over there. ;-)
    06-04-2013 11:38 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Sorry, Sean. I didn't mean to express any pro-BB thoughts in an intelligent conversation about the difference between the phones. I'll keep my mouth shut next time. Maybe I'll go browse BGR and talk to some intelligent people over there. ;-)
    Or perhaps you could approach a discussion with one of iMore's members without the "My opinion is holier than yours" kind of attitude...which is why i retorted to you in the way i did. The guy was asking about two specific phones...nobody needed your opinion about how drab iOS is to you, it wasn't the subject of the discussion, and you added it because you prefer a different phone.
    06-04-2013 04:06 PM
  8. _X_'s Avatar
    Sorry, Sean. ... Maybe I'll go browse BGR and talk to some intelligent people over there. ;-)
    Okay now I know you're joking
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    06-04-2013 09:35 PM
  9. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    As much as I like iOS, WP8, and Android (yes, I like all 3 for different reasons) I have to say that between the S4 and Iphone 5, the S4 will not be relevant in the next 6-12 months as is typical Android style, something bigger and better (spec-wise) will be out or announced by then. Android device relevance shelf-life is.....well, short.

    With the iphone 5, at least, even with the next gen around the corner, you are still pretty guaranteed support and relevance from Apple for the next 2-3 years.
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    06-04-2013 11:07 PM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    At this point I would just wait to see what the next iPhone is.. And make your decision then.. iPhones are great and have tons of apps if you do a q10 your buying it for messaging mainly because it lacks apps.. You need to figure what you do most and make a decision


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    06-05-2013 12:36 AM
  11. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    Iphone does messaging well but may be beat by the Q. The Q cannot do realistic media and lacks the apps. So in the end, i think iphone is more well rounded.

    Sent from my DInc2 using Tapatalk 2
    06-05-2013 01:45 AM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My goodness. If you're deciding only between the iPhone 5 and
    a Blackberry 10 device, how are you not gonna go with the iPhone 5?
    BB 10 still lacks apps that haven't been developed for it. All depends
    on what you're using your phone for, of course. Personally, I ain't trying
    to jump through ropes to side load apps like Instagram or OpenTable
    from Android. Basic f'n apps.
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    06-05-2013 01:47 AM
  13. iPerry7's Avatar
    Waiting for the 5s would be difficult for me because I am sick of my S2. I am a busy person ( like all of you) and I need my phone to atleast last till midnight when I can plug it in. With the S2, despite having rooted it, removing all of the bloatware, using it on the power saving mode, turning the brightness down to absolute minimum, using a black wallpaper, turning off GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth and Location Services, I still have difficulty making it last on till I reach home and this despite not listening to music at all on my phone. By the time evening rolls in, I have to pretty much turn it into a dumbphone to make it last. Being a daily commuter it would be nice to listen to music on my phone itself and not having to carry an ipod for that purpose and still have juice to last the day. Please bear in mind that I use my S2 on 2G only which supposedly saves battery. ..
    Would the iPhone perform better than this?
    06-05-2013 03:25 AM
  14. finn5975's Avatar
    Waiting for the 5s would be difficult for me because I am sick of my S2. I am a busy person ( like all of you) and I need my phone to atleast last till midnight when I can plug it in. With the S2, despite having rooted it, removing all of the bloatware, using it on the power saving mode, turning the brightness down to absolute minimum, using a black wallpaper, turning off GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth and Location Services, I still have difficulty making it last on till I reach home and this despite not listening to music at all on my phone. By the time evening rolls in, I have to pretty much turn it into a dumbphone to make it last. Being a daily commuter it would be nice to listen to music on my phone itself and not having to carry an ipod for that purpose and still have juice to last the day. Please bear in mind that I use my S2 on 2G only which supposedly saves battery. ..
    Would the iPhone perform better than this?
    How long exactly are you needing the phone to last without plugging it in? I know you mentioned you need it to last at least until midnight....but when is the starting point? I get between 6-7 hours of usage time on my 5 and from reading the other threads that have come and gone I will say this is the norm. Of course that will vary with what type of usage it is, screen brightness, signal you are pulling, etc etc. Also, doesn't the S2 have a removeable battery? Wouldn't keeping a spare battery with you daily be an alternative?
    06-05-2013 07:52 AM
  15. iPerry7's Avatar
    My day begins at 7 a.m. I typically get around 3-4 hours usage (without gaming or music, videos) . I just use Twitter, Tapatalk and whatsapp. On the battery thread I have seen people getting even 8-10 hours of usage and that seems godlike to me I just have one push account (Gmail). I do have the option of a spare battery but doesnt that defeat the whole purpose? I'd much rather have a fun which just does what I want it to do without me doing anything for it.
    06-05-2013 08:43 AM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    Buy what ever works best for you... Not what someone else is using or why they are using it....
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    06-05-2013 08:47 AM
  17. _X_'s Avatar
    I need my phone to atleast last till midnight when I can plug it in. With the S2, despite having rooted it, removing all of the bloatware, using it on the power saving mode, turning the brightness down to absolute....
    Okay why did you say so in the first place.

    There are two android phone that can handle this load. The Razer Maxx and the Note2.

    I have the Note2 and the phone last forever(okay heavily exaggerated) but a lot longer than I've ever seen any smartphone last.

    I'm a very heavy phone users and usually my battery never last past midday. Note2 included, but if I tone it down and use the note as I did all my previous phone the battery lasts most of the day.

    Last weekend I was at a beach tournament for my daughter's soccer team. I woke up at 6am and didn't get back to the hotel till midnight. With moderate use, started surfing at 6am, made several phone calls totaling 3hrs talk time, check email and text throughout the day. And used the phone for navigation since we were out of town.

    I often forget to change my phone over night and find I had to really moderate my usage the next day. I ended up buying a spare battery pack and charger for $15. I rarely use the second battery but man is it awesome and stress free to be able to plug in a battery and be at 100% juice in a matter of seconds.
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    06-05-2013 11:17 AM
  18. iPerry7's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion but Note 2 is a phablet and I need a phone. MotoRazr, unfortunately is not available in my country at all. Iphone 5 is supposed to have "Great battery life without a great big battery" and most users seem to bear that truism out. Hence my interest in the iPhone 5....
    06-05-2013 01:21 PM
  19. sirfly2fly's Avatar
    Iphone does messaging well but may be beat by the Q. The Q cannot do realistic media and lacks the apps. So in the end, i think iphone is more well rounded.

    Sent from my DInc2 using Tapatalk 2
    explain realistic media? Q great multimedia capabilities, it has HDMI out, DLNA, and miracast coming in 10.2, plays majority if not all media formats and a robust entertainment store..
    06-05-2013 05:00 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    "Great multimedia capabilities" and 3.1" screen? Heh...I have an old DVD player that plays most file types too, doesn't mean it's worth a crap.
    06-05-2013 05:21 PM
  21. sirfly2fly's Avatar
    "Great multimedia capabilities" and 3.1" screen? Heh...I have an old DVD player that plays most file types too, doesn't mean it's worth a crap.
    But you left out everything else i said haha
    06-05-2013 08:06 PM
  22. iPerry7's Avatar
    Okay, the decision just became somewhat easier. BB Q10 just launched in my country and it is priced at par with iphone 5. I see no reason why I should pay that kind of money to Blackberry when I could get Iphone in the same price. Remember, we dont have carrier contracts here. We buy smartphones at the full price.
    I am surprised at Blackberry. Considering the fact that their market share has been in a free fall, I would have thought they would have priced products competitively. What incentive does a buyer like me have? Nokia is doing the smart thing here. Lumia 920 is priced much lower than both iPhone and S4.
    Now the only question for me is what is coming on WWDC 2013 and whether I should spend a few more months waiting for iPhone 5s/6???
    06-06-2013 04:30 AM
  23. mynameis's Avatar
    I haven't played with he new blackberry, but I have an iPhone 5. I can't tell you about the blackberry, but I can tell you that the iPhone 5 is a great phone. It just works. And I am sure that's my other users will say the same thing. The screen is great, the camera is amazing, (even compared to the Optimus G's 13megapixel camera) and the battery is superb. I can last a whole day from around 9-10 am to about midnight. That's when it is at about 10% battery life. And mind you, I used phone all day. Some more than others, yes. But I never need to charge in the middle of the day. So if battery is a big issue for you, the iPhone has a great battery.

    You could wait for the newest iPhone to come out in September, that's up to you. I will be sticking with my 5 I am sure. Unless I can find a way to trade it. That's usually what I do. Trade phones.

    All the games run great. I currently am playing Fast & Furious 6. The graphics are great and it never skips a beat.

    Then if you getter into iOS, you can jailbreak your iPhone 5 or 5S/6 if you wait for that one when iOS 7 comes out. I will tell you, a jailbroken iPhone is the best. I would rather have my jailbroken 4 than my 5 right now, honestly. That doesn't mean that my 5 is a bad phone. I just told you all of the positives to it. It is a superb phone and I love it. But when it's jailbroken, it will be even better.

    Just my thoughts. Hope it helps.

    Blake
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    06-06-2013 05:16 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    But you left out everything else i said haha
    Oh, sorry...didn't realize you wanted me to comment on an aging HDMi out when everything is going wireless in the world of smartphones, or DLNA...the attempt to connect all your devices together (I guess I'm supposed to be impressed by this but I come from a device that already does this, so forgive my lack of enthusiasm.) You don't have miracast yet, but we'll talk when you do...I've been using my Apple TV for years, so we'll welcome you to the club when you get there. To add to my comment earlier as well, when you mention playing most file types...understand that we have a VLC app for the iPhone that does the same thing (and I'm pretty sure it's available across the board with the Android OS as well).

    And then we get to your use of the word "Robust". I'm not sure you're using it appropriately in your description of their entertainment store, but I'm not going to get into a grammatical debate here, I just find it odd you'd use a word that isn't really representing the new born like app store Blackberry users have right now.

    That should about cover everything you said...i didn't really leave it out for any particular reason, I just focused on your comment about the phone having great multimedia capabilities, which i found humorous. But since you asked...
    06-06-2013 08:46 AM
  25. pr1nce's Avatar
    Check them both out and buy what works best for you.
    06-06-2013 10:54 AM
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