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I'm going to admit here: I haven't read the entire thread. I'm just here to put forward my opinions to you.

I own an iPhone 4 and to be honest, it could be better. I have a friend with a Galaxy S and to be honest, I kind of prefer it a little bit. It has a Gameboy Advance emulator with all the bells and whistles, it has expandable memory, the AMOLED screen looks amazing.

On the other hand, my iPhone is more responsive in general. It also has the App Store with a huge range of games and apps (more than can be said for the Android).

If you're looking for a phone to play phone-native games on, iPhone 4. The camera is also great and the LED flash is a godsend (the torch app is awesome in dark places - it's so damn bright!). If you want a phone with lots of memory, a nice screen and a lot of customizability, get an Android. I'd probably wait for the Galaxy S II, though.
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post #62 of 116
I'm not sure why Android guys are all over iOS being locked up. Jailbreaks take less than 10 minutes.

What this thread/OCN needs is more posts like the one above me. He has experience with both phones and has an educated opinion, as opposed to fanboy-ism.
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I'm picking up a Nexus S for 425 without contracts on a AWS band (unlimted call, data, cid) tomorrow. Is there any better phone for its price that will work with the AWS band?
    
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post #64 of 116
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I'd probably wait for the Galaxy S II, though.
This. The Galaxy S II looks simply amazing.
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Well, the iPhone comes in 16GB and 32GB flavors, meaning you don't have to buy one.
So does the Galaxy S II, AND you can still get the micro SD card if you ever need more memory. The battery is also easily removable and able to be swapped out. The processor is much faster than the iPhones, the camera is better, the screen is better (debatable), really everything about it is better.

Don't get the iPhone 4. If not the Galaxy S II, wait for the iPhone 5, maybe that can compete, but the iPhone 4 certainly can't.
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So does the Galaxy S II, AND you can still get the micro SD card if you ever need more memory. The battery is also easily removable and able to be swapped out. The processor is much faster than the iPhones, the camera is better, the screen is better (debatable), really everything about it is better.

Don't get the iPhone 4. If not the Galaxy S II, wait for the iPhone 5, maybe that can compete, but the iPhone 4 certainly can't.
1. I agree on the battery and storage, not on the OS or processor though. Android is open, which lets anybody mess with it, not just the consumers, also the manufacturers and carriers. This often leads to a bloated phone that is nigh on unusable, and only worth the money for the hackers. This is where an iphone is attractive, its fast, its clean and its a breeze to use (I mean at stock. Other android UI's, as well as stock are often inferior to the iOS in regards to usability).
2. the iOS takes almost full advantage of its hardware, unlike android (from what I've seen on stock phones), although the CPU is faster it doesn't mean it makes the phone 'faster'. That is why its buttery smooth, unlike the majority of android phones at stock.

You have to remember that these are the main reasons apple products are such a lure of modern consumers, they work, and they work well(unlike the majority of android phones). This may be different for the OP though since he may consider hacking it... I'd just thought I'd throw this perspective into the mix
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remember that apple still owns 40% of the iphones hardware after purchasing it
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iPhone for convenience, ease of use, smooth shiny os and just to be able to say you have an iPhone. Seriously, most people you show your phone to will think android is just another phone, but when someone sees an iPhone, they know it's an iPhone. Lol gets annoying when people are like "OMG cans ibseez ur iPhone??! What appsz doez u has!?!" seriously though both great phones, comes down to personal preference
    
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iPhone for convenience, ease of use, smooth shiny os and just to be able to say you have an iPhone. Seriously, most people you show your phone to will think android is just another phone, but when someone sees an iPhone, they know it's an iPhone. Lol gets annoying when people are like "OMG cans ibseez ur iPhone??! What appsz doez u has!?!" seriously though both great phones, comes down to personal preference
Pretty much, what you want in a phone is all it comes down to... different phones for different people.
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different phones for different people.
fair enough
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True, a big part of the iPhone allure is the fact that it is silky smooth to use. I can't speak for the Galaxy S II because I haven't used one yet, but from what I've seen in videos it looks very nice to use. I can only hope it will be as good as the iPhone in that respect.
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