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

 
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    iPhone 4G 16GB
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    Android, please recommend a model and why... don't want people to just say Android
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post #31 of 80
I didn't go and read the whole thread but here's my 2 cents...

I have had iPhones since release in 2007, from the original 2g, then 3g, 3gs, and finally the 4. I never thought about going anywhere else, I loved the simplicity of it, and the features, then my iPhone 4 broke, there wasn't another newer model after it so where did I go? ANDROID...

I started with a Dell Streak 5, and fell in love with the size of the screen, the fact that you don't have to install cracks or tweaks to get simple features, and also it is just more fun to play around with...

I kind of missed all the apps and games, but I never played many of them. All the apps I needed/wanted were already on android, and I came accustomed to it...

after that, I went to the Motorola Atrix, I also loved that phone, except the screen was too small for me, I wanted something around 5"

then I found a deal on a Samsung Galaxy Tab, that is what I am using now as my primary cell phone, I love its size and feel, and I have it set up amazingly...

I have an upgrade ready for my AT&T line, I promised not to go back to iPhone unless they blow me away with the features... if not I am thinking of going HTC Inspire, I love the 4.5" screen it brings...

to me, you get less features on iPhone and have to wait a super long amount of time to get that same feature that has probably already been out forever on Android... it's not really worth it to me anymore to keep waiting for small little upgrades/updates.
post #32 of 80
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The Atrix is a dual core? What does the Inspire or whatever use? the 1ghz snapdragon?
yeah, and i think Inspire is snapdragon. right now, as it is, not much takes advantage of the dual core on androids... the webtop is pretty cool except once you open a couple tabs the browser slows down, think of it like the first generation netbooks, pretty slow...

it's a nice feature and i enjoyed it when i had the phone.
post #33 of 80
one more thing... if you can buy a cheap phone and hold off until the next generation iPhone comes out to make your choice, you'd be a lot better off, iPhone 4 has been out for a year now and it'll be outdated in 2 months max.
post #34 of 80
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Ok, so every review of the Atrix I've read has been great. The biggest complaint is motoblur, but that can be circumvented now with bootloaders and yadda yadda which I need to read up on. So that means the Atrix is future proof with the dual core and the large chunk of memory. It also has 16GB of storage built in with compatability up to a 32GB SD card to be added if necessary. It also has great battery life. Its downfalls are slower upload and download speeds than even the iPhone4 offers, despite being "4G", and motoblur which can be changed.

The HTC Inspire has a much larger screen, much shorter battery life, 1GB of room for Apps out of its 4GB internal storage, less RAM, less processing power.

Sounds like the Atrix is the way to go if I don't go iPhone4? I'm going to make my way to an AT&T store to get my hands on both as that'll really make the deal is how it feels in my hand. I don't think I want a screen as large as the Inspire offers. My vision is perfect and I survive just fine on the iPhone 3GS screen.
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I have had both and I say the iphone wins.

Your data is all in itunes, it will sync to your new phone. iOS is just a lot more polished overall. Many android phones will never be updated unlike iOS devices which wil probably be good for at least 3 major iOS versions. And as soon as new version of iOS comes out, you can go put it on your phone and not be at the mercy of whenever your carrier gets around to maybe updating your phone for you.

iPhone wins...
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Android. For me in was more open, more free to do what I wanted, felt less restrictive, wasn't tired to iTunes, and the list could go on for me. And as for iTunes, hated having to use the single threaded, laggy garbage to do simple things like adding music. With Android, the phone shows up like a flash drive and I just copy my music over. No waiting for the phone to sync with iTunes.

I guess, to simplify my complaints about the iPhone, a lot of it had to do with iTunes. Though iTunes was good for the backups, it just left a restrictive feeling to my experiance. I went Android that thats where I'm going to stay for a while.
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post #37 of 80
If you want to stick with what your used to go iPhone 4.

If you are willing to try something new go Android. IMO I feel like more progress is being made Droid side then iOS.

Both are solid platforms no matter what you pick.
post #38 of 80
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Ok, so every review of the Atrix I've read has been great. The biggest complaint is motoblur, but that can be circumvented now with bootloaders and yadda yadda which I need to read up on. So that means the Atrix is future proof with the dual core and the large chunk of memory. It also has 16GB of storage built in with compatability up to a 32GB SD card to be added if necessary. It also has great battery life. Its downfalls are slower upload and download speeds than even the iPhone4 offers, despite being "4G", and motoblur which can be changed.

The HTC Inspire has a much larger screen, much shorter battery life, 1GB of room for Apps out of its 4GB internal storage, less RAM, less processing power.

Sounds like the Atrix is the way to go if I don't go iPhone4? I'm going to make my way to an AT&T store to get my hands on both as that'll really make the deal is how it feels in my hand. I don't think I want a screen as large as the Inspire offers. My vision is perfect and I survive just fine on the iPhone 3GS screen.
sounds good, motoblur is nice, i loved how it organized all my contacts and stuff...

you can root it though and install a custom rom to get rid of the motoblur (i think).

i had installed greyblur on mine, it was pretty nice with the tweaks...
post #39 of 80
Just like many others, I am not an apple fan but Ive been using iPhone since 2008 and never really got bored of it. Yeah at times I wish it could do more but with what it already has I am quite content. I also use an android (captivate) and I have to say samsung captivate screen and display is far more rich and attractive that iPhone 4. I have been using both alternatively and somehow I just end up using iPhone more than android.

Maybe I am just accustomed to the closed gardens of apple where I enjoy the inability to make the tiniest changes to my sensitive data. Android platform is like an open world, you can do whatever you want. change zillions of features. But again for me, iPhone's simplicity and mature OS makes me wanna use is almost all the times.

-A
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I didn't go and read the whole thread but here's my 2 cents...

I have had iPhones since release in 2007, from the original 2g, then 3g, 3gs, and finally the 4. I never thought about going anywhere else, I loved the simplicity of it, and the features, then my iPhone 4 broke, there wasn't another newer model after it so where did I go? ANDROID...

I started with a Dell Streak 5, and fell in love with the size of the screen, the fact that you don't have to install cracks or tweaks to get simple features, and also it is just more fun to play around with...

I kind of missed all the apps and games, but I never played many of them. All the apps I needed/wanted were already on android, and I came accustomed to it...

after that, I went to the Motorola Atrix, I also loved that phone, except the screen was too small for me, I wanted something around 5"

then I found a deal on a Samsung Galaxy Tab, that is what I am using now as my primary cell phone, I love its size and feel, and I have it set up amazingly...

I have an upgrade ready for my AT&T line, I promised not to go back to iPhone unless they blow me away with the features... if not I am thinking of going HTC Inspire, I love the 4.5" screen it brings...

to me, you get less features on iPhone and have to wait a super long amount of time to get that same feature that has probably already been out forever on Android... it's not really worth it to me anymore to keep waiting for small little upgrades/updates.
Interesting that a previous iPhone user would prefer tablet sized phones. Bahahaha xD

I also had iPhones, 3gS and 4, and switching to Android is non regrettable. In fact, I wish I'd done it sooner.

Here's a perspective, if you get an iPhone, that's all you get. If you get an Android, you can root, install miui, and basically have an iPhone.

Oh, and the Inspire is 4.3 not 4.5.

4.3 is the largest I'd go, personally.

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