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Need a new AT&T Phone... iPhone 4 vs. Android

Poll Results: iPhone 4G or Android phone...

 
  • 41% (25)
    iPhone 4G 16GB
  • 58% (35)
    Android, please recommend a model and why... don't want people to just say Android
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post #1 of 80
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I PURCHASED THE SAMSUNG NEXUS S! Thanks for all your help and feedback!

Ok, so my iPhone 3Gs appears to be quite dead, won't take a charge, turn on, go into any recovery or DFU modes so I'll be upgrading...

The question is... which phone should I go for? I have probably $100 worth of apps for the iPhone which I can redownload and utilize on a 4G if I go that route. I'm also very comfortable with the iPhone UI seeing as I've owned an iPhone 3G and a 3Gs for a total of about 3 years or so. The other major concern which I'm not sure I can do anyway, is transporting my information. Seeing as my phone is not even turning on, I'm not sure what I can do to recover the information on it, and I'd hate to lose some of the videos and pictures of the kids I've taken. If its possible to save that info by going with a iPhone4, then that'd be my preferred route. If its not possible at all, I'm open to suggestions. I'm also sitting on a rather large library on my home computer's iTunes... as long as Android can accept the standard iTunes file format (.aac I think?) I'm cool with it.

So yea... iPhone4 or Android? And if Android which one? I can't tell my ass from my elbow when it comes to Android phones... never really researched them, therefore don't know jack diddly about what each one has to offer. Please, try to tell me why one phone over another... don't want to choose blindly!


EDIT: Do I need to pick up a SD card to put in an android phone in order to have storage? Or does it come with some sorta storage built in (above the standard operating system storage space)
Edited by DaClownie - 8/10/11 at 11:07pm
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IMO - iPhone
It has several things going for you - all of your contact information is stored in iTunes - you have all the downloads, apps, games, etc. already on the iPhone which would just go to waste if you purchased an Android phone - I'm not really sure that android phones work all that well with iTunes.
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Anyone else have any feedback? I'm lost without a phone and need to make a purchase either tomorrow or Sunday.

Thanks all!
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I am by no means an Apple fan, but I would say iPhone.
I got a 3GS and really like it, and once jailbroken, it is even better. I have played with several different Android phones, and just don't care for them. I am curious what the next iPhone will be like.

I am debating getting a Windows 7 phone for my next phone though, but if the iPhone 4 is cheap enough (I have another 8 months till I can upgrade on contract) I may get it.
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I personally had the same choice and I went with the Droid X2. I've messed with multiple iPhones ranging from the 3gs and 4 but they never really caught my eye. The Droid X2 has a much bigger screen which is great and overall a solid phone. The only thing I don't like is that the Otter Box for it is simply massive. It doubles the thickness of the phone.
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post #6 of 80
I'm going to say the iPhone as well, especially since you're used to iOS. Android is only enjoyable if you get into hacking and rooting of the device. On top of that, AT&T's Android line up isn't really that strong so I'd go with the iPhone 4.
post #7 of 80
I was in a similar situation to you, I was coming from the 3gs and had to make this decision. I would highly recommend the switch to android. I've loved the switch to my Atrix. Not only is it much faster than the iphone 4 in terms of hardware, I find android to be a much more pleasurable experience.

Android is much more customizable if you're into that sort of thing, and I've found the apps to be much more capable. All in all in boils down to UI preferences though.

In terms of AT&T android devices, I love my atrix. They recently unlocked the bootloader so there has just been loads of goodies going on for it. The battery life is great, and I'm even able to overclock it. It's been nothing but a pleasure.
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iPhone 4 has 4G speeds??? What...?

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iPhone 4 has 4G speeds??? Source??

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iPhone 4 does not have 4G speeds, its the 4th generation phone from apple, its a 3G phone
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The Atrix did catch my eye, as well as one of the HTC phones... The Inspire I believe? They're both 4G phones, but is that using LTE? Or is LTE not available yet? Based on my readings, phones using the HSPA+ or whatever 4G won't get the speed increase when LTE is rolled out due to incompatability.

Thanks again for responses! Rep+ will be rolled out for these and future helpful posts when I get home (Rep+ button doesn't work on IE6 work computers! frown.gif )

EDIT: My mistake on the iPhone... I just went.. iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4G... didn't pay attention that the naming convention didn't stay the same. lol
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