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I own a Droid X2 and can see how people would prefer iOS, it is just simpler and smoother. I don't think 3.5" is big enough to browse the internet on, and I wanted some customization so I went the android route, but I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.

Maybe my mind will change when we get some ROMs for this phone in the coming weeks, but most consumers don't want to mess with ROM's to get a nice, smooth user experience, which is something I feel that android is behind on
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No one should care about what other people want. They should care about what they want.
Yup, yup, yup....buy what one can afford with regards to a data plan too...PowerAmp is a great app for Android phones....the EQ does make the songs sound better especially when the stock player/speaker isn't the greatest....so far PowerAmp is the best music app that I bought for my Android rooted phone....
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I love Android I do, currently on one now lol. But for some reason I feel drawn to gettin an iPhone next....guess cuz its something diff for me.
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I just can't stand it when you people say things along the lines of "Android is so good that anyone who buys Apple is an idiot. Only stupid people and fanboys buy Apple products."

Anybody who says that is a stupid fanboy. End of discussion.
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Can't wait till WP7 becomes more popular. Love my phone!
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Well, I still don't think an upgrade from an iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 is worth the trouble. What else besides the design overhaul, better camera and the Retina Display warrant an upgrade? Here's what I call an upgrade - a Samsung Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II.

- 4" Super AMOLED PenTile to 4.3" Super AMOLED+ full RGB display
- PowerVR SGX540 to ARM Mali 400 GPU
- 512 MB to 1 GB RAM
- 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Hummingbird to 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor
- Overall thinner profile on the Galaxy S II
- Much-improved Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI on Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- NFC ready chip on the Galaxy S II
You must not have actually read up on the differences between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 then... below are just the highlights.

iPhone 3GS to 4:
- 600mhz processor to 1ghz.
- Better battery
- 256 to 512MB ram
- 320x480 to 640x960 display
- 3MP to 5MP camera
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I'd love the iOS stability and smoothness vs. froyo or gingerbread, but the more-openness and freedom trumps iOS for me.
    
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You must not have actually read up on the differences between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 then... below are just the highlights.

iPhone 3GS to 4:
- 600mhz processor to 1ghz.
- Better battery
- 256 to 512MB ram
- 320x480 to 640x960 display
- 3MP to 5MP camera
I can understand the jump to Retina and a better camera/battery, but everything else is a minimal upgrade at best.

For one, some Android phones can be overclocked to achieve upwards of 1GHz processor speed - the SGS to SGS II however adds an extra core for the upgrade. Also the improvement to 512MB RAM is minuscule compared to some other Android phone, which comes with 512MB/1GB RAM by default when released.
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Can't wait till WP7 becomes more popular. Love my phone!
Was actually thinking of getting one of those next. They seem nice.


@touch screen response: Yes, the iPhone has better touch screen response - it has the multi-tasking of a 3 year old child with ADHD. Obviously it will run a bit smoother.

@iPhone v Android percentages: Eh. People follow hype. If 'everyone' was buying the Nexus S, I'm sure Android would be huge. People don't understand the intricacies of something like Android - it isn't user friendly to those who don't care about their tech.

iOS is easy to use, and a monkey could easily figure it out without training. There's your reasoning.
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
I can understand the jump to Retina and a better camera/battery, but everything else is a minimal upgrade at best.

For one, some Android phones can be overclocked to achieve upwards of 1GHz processor speed - the SGS to SGS II however adds an extra core for the upgrade. Also the improvement to 512MB RAM is minuscule compared to some other Android phone, which comes with 512MB/1GB RAM by default when released.
Yet you fail to grasp that the iPhone 4's specs were on par or bested all competition at the time of its release......just like the SGS II.
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