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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Total BS.

You can't even buy a 3GS anywhere in Canada. I tried to get one for my mother last Christmas and none of the carriers sell them anymore.

I can see the iPad, due to the price drop and the fact that Android tablets are just entering B&M stores.
That must be a B.C. thing. They are still sold everywhere here in Alberta and Ontario.

I personally love my iPhone. As much an Apple hater that I am, nothing honestly compares to the iPhone. It's got more support, more peripherals (infact, almost all docks/speakers are for iPhone/iPod), it generally looks/performs/feels better. I tried out a number of Android phones before making my purchase, didn't really "love" any of them.
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post #42 of 68
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Having used a 3GS for six months (work phone) and then upgrading to a 4 (my own), I can say that the resolution difference alone is worth the upgrade.
Yep the display on the Iphone 4 is very much worth the jump from the 3GS to Iphone 4.
post #43 of 68
To me it comes down to:

Iphone: If you are not a techie, or don't care about how it works or how it runs just that it does like 5 things well:
1. can make phone calls
2. can look at .doc/.pdf
3. plays .mp4 videos
4. takes pictures
5. has some social apps (facebook, youtube integration).

Android: If you are a techie, you care about somewhat non-locked down hardware and something that can do extraordinary things that Apple hasn't even enabled yet let alone polished.
Having the best of the best in the hardware of smartphones; removable battery, some phones have better screens like superAmoled, HDMI out ports on the newer ones, laptop dock like the atrix, etc....

The app store is ten times better with more quality apps over quantity. When you look at Itunes App Store like 100-200 apps of necessity and all the rest are useless knock offs and kiddie crap. It supports almost all video formats which means flash, mkv, mp3, mp4, avi...etc.

To develop for Android is as easy as signing up then downloading Eclipse IDE JRE/JVM Android dev api plugins, install and then code. However on the Iphone SDK you have to wait and wait and wait and pay a $100 fee to post any apps, then there is the revoke apps that Apple doesn't like.


I currently have an Iphone 3GS at the time of its release was very good, now not so much. I am looking to pick up a Galaxy S2 in July 2011. The Iphone just like the Android does have the ability to jailbreak/unlock/custom rom but on both sides it is around the same difficulty required, thus didn't include that.

**EDIT**
For all of you who think that this is biased I am just using axioms that can be proven. Why settle for half of a car when you can get the same one with extras for the same price plus better support and warranty???
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Here's a question to the android evangelists, what can Android do that my jailbroken iPhone 4 can't?
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You have to be pretty mentally challenged if you can't figure out how to work an apple device, android powered devices on the other hand...
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post #46 of 68
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Originally Posted by HA3AP View Post
Here's a question to the android evangelists, what can Android do that my jailbroken iPhone 4 can't?
Have a large screen?

No I'm not biased, I don't have either an Android or iPhone.
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post #47 of 68
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duh. alot more people will buy something that costs $50 than something that costs $200. its basic economic principles.

as a whole, android is eating a bigger and bigger share of the market, mostly at apple's expense. ill see if i can find the projections as to market share, but they definitely favored android based phones
Which is stupid since you're forced into a 2 year contract where an extra $150 ends up being nothing... and at least partially covered by an increased residual value.
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post #48 of 68
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Love my inspire 4g. Used the iphone3 and 4, cool stuff but seems kind of basic. Doesn't surprise me that cheaper products outsell new expensive ones. Really cant see going to a ios system after android though, just seems limited.
Yet andriod is alot more limited in gaming then iphone.

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Imagine how many used ones will be up for sale when the iPhone5 comes out, lol

From a general consumer's point of view, iPhone is way more attractive. Someone with a $50 contract buy-in can say "I got an iPhone" while someone with a higher budget is confused as to what the differences are between the mass of android devices and will go with a solid brand.

However, i've used and researched both looking to migrate from a Bold 9700 and i think the galaxys II has my money.
Not good for gaming.

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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
That's just your opinion. Some people like phones with big screens, very fast hardware, an open OS, and more. I'm one of them. If I proclaim the Galaxy S is better doesn't mean I'm biased. It just means it fits my needs better.
I'll start considering the iPhone 4 when they don't shatter from being dropped three feet or don't get scratched from being in a case.
Some people also like gaming, which the iphone offers more then any other phone os. And otterbox case ftw.
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Mine has been in a case and has no scratches...
otterbox case ftw.

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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
In reality it doesnt matter what anyone says or have because to u it does not really matter... oh wait thats the point of this forum then. To me Android phones got a lot going but are not for everyone. If you are not into phones iPhones are better.
If you are not into phones then iphone is not good....? FYI, if you love to play finalfantasy, mortal kombat, dead space, order and chaos, or any other amount of gaming on your phone, then iphone is where it's at.
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Have a large screen?

No I'm not biased, I don't have either an Android or iPhone.
Android is an OS and not a PHONE, IE: SOFTWARE and not HARDWARE
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Here's a question to the android evangelists, what can Android do that my jailbroken iPhone 4 can't?
widgets? Thats all I could think of at 2am.
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