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No no need for me to overclock GSII it's way too fast already. But you can if

In market you can download lots of apps quickly and they download in the background (check progress from top bar). Where ios you get ripped out of the appstore everytime you download an app.

Rooting is cool for custom roms and you can make full backup of your current rom etc.

I got free: Plants vs Zombies, Cut the Rope, Drag Racer premium, Flight Mania, Field Runners, all the angry birds etc. To clarify i got them legit from the stock market or amazon market which has a free paid app every day.

You can do flash light with iphone 4 but you have to keep your screen on for it to work. And you can make a nice little widget for it in adroid, even put it on the lockscreen if you wanted.

Well facebook sniffer is just an example i thought of at the time. Not a very good one i guess because it's just more of a hacking app. But idk i just seem to be more satisfied with the util apps. Granted ios has more games but android is catching up really fast. File manager, multiple media players, office tools, torrent clients, server admin tools, emulators, etc. You could probably fine an app/s that does the same thing or similar for ios. I just like some of the apps i have found better in this area than ios. Granted there are also many ios apps better than android it goes both ways. Regardless of os you are going to be satisfied app wise.

Battery life on my GSII is also very very good. so that's not a problem. There is more stuff. This is just what i can think of off the top of my head at the moment. :Cheers:
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iOS I find to be a much smoother and refined OS in general. Some people here despise iTunes but I actually do like it. The organization of it, podcast integration, plug-in your phone and it backs up all your data (well, i guess you got wireless sync now... where before it was an app you had to get from Cydia). If you're going from an older iPhone to a newer one, just plug it in to your comp and have all your contacts, texts, emails, etc... transfer over. If you're going to hate the ecosystem to begin with and refuse to learn it, than you're prob going to hate the phone.

As a phone, I see no reason to go overclocking it, battery is much more important than power, and current phones are already powerful enough anyways, but you can tell all your friends how your jiggahertz > theirs I guess? If you want more customization, jailbreaks are simple to do. No need to fuss with what ROM you're gonna throw on. I'll usually Jailbreak, download a few things I want (5 row icons, SBsettings), and just leave it at that. Set it and forget it, not everyone is interested in fidgeting with their phone all the time. Multi-tasking is much more efficient and battery conscious. Try as I might, but I've never been able to brick an iPhone.
Thanks for the input both of you. Some of the features sound good and things I would use... I guess my biggest hangup is that I don't want to buy a phone like the S2, then regret it and be stuck with it for two years. I KNOW I would like the iPhone 4S, but I don't know that about an android phone. Hmmmm...

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i think its a bit of a misnomer for this chart to say the galaxy S2 comes in "16 and 32gb" when in reality, it has 16gb built in internally, 2 of which is system storage, about 1 is for RAM, and about 12 is for user storage

it still has a microSD card slot, i bought myself a 32gb micro SD for mine, so technically speaking the galaxy S2 can have a max of around 44gb of user storage
The iPhone is the same way. I think usable storage on the 16GB is really more around 13GB.
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Usable on a 16gb iphone 4 is 14 gb. I would say iphone cuz i like ios way better then android. Well jailbroken anyways.
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i think android has an upper hand on ios simply because there is so much of it it may not be as organised as ios but the constant and wide array of development on android is more veracious then the economic collapse

and can you update ios? like android like going from 2.2 to an upgraded one like 2.3.3 ect?

that also keeps android relevant i wouldn wanna be stuck on same old ios5 when the galaxy sII is rocking android 3+
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I wouldn't trade my HTC Evo 3d for it. But my gf has the old htc evo. I think she's gonna get it.

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Specs aside, what can you do on an S2 that can't be done on an iPhone? Serious question - I've had friends tell me all about all the wonderful things they can do on the Android OS, but I just haven't found anything specific that I'm missing out on by having an iPhone.

So, make me reconsider buying an iPhone 4S by telling me what it cannot do that an Android phone can!
Only a few things are different to be honest.

My experience so far is that I have spent 1 and a half years on a T-Mobile G1, then 1 and a half years on a 3GS and now 6 months currently on an SII.

Don't listen to all of the 'iOS is locked down' bravado, it's a load of bull. I never ran into limitations on my 3GS, in fact I tell a lie, I ran into one. The only advantage that Android has over iOS is that you can use your phone as a mass storage device (a USB hard drive) which you cannot do with an iPhone.

My Galaxy SII Pros:

Animated wallpapers: It really brings out the quality of the screen, and some of them are really awesome.

Screen quality: Words cannot explain how good the screen is, you will need to use one in order to really appreciate it.

It's fast: It is a very fast and snappy phone.

Galaxy SII Cons:

The apps crash all of the time, anything from the built in text message app to games. It's really frustrating, I experience it at least twice a week and don't get me wrong it only affects me for a couple of seconds but I sure as hell wouldn't be happy if Windows was BSOD'ing twice a week.

The apps are unrefined and the market still sucks. After my experience with the G1 I thought the market would have come a long way, but alas it is still very mediocre and it is still very much packed with junk. Ironically the only decent games are those that were ported over from iOS.

The phone also gets very hot and goes through battery like there is no tomorrow. I wouldn't have a problem with this but there is a stupid bug with the phone, when you go to turn the screen off and then put the phone in your pocket, the screen, unbeknown to you turns back on again....and stays on. The only time you know about it is when it is burning your leg and your battery is at 3%. This has only happened about 4 times since owning the phone but it is very frustrating.

............

iOS seems a lot more mature, regardless of what anyone says the apps are far more polished and not once did I ever experience a crash. It's up to you really, I got the SII at the time because it was the best phone on the market and I thought Android would have improved a lot since my G1 but most of the issues are still present like poor battery life, frequent crashes and a mediocre app market. If the iPhone had the same sort of hardware as the SII I would jump on it in a heartbeat, for me personally the SII is a better phone but iOS is a more refined platform.
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Specs aside, what can you do on an S2 that can't be done on an iPhone? Serious question - I've had friends tell me all about all the wonderful things they can do on the Android OS, but I just haven't found anything specific that I'm missing out on by having an iPhone.

So, make me reconsider buying an iPhone 4S by telling me what it cannot do that an Android phone can!
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Go for the lg esteem its 1ghz single core 512mb ram and a 4.3 inch screen


The reason I say this is because its 60 bucks a month for 500kb/s no data cap
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overclock the cpu!!!
Another useless feature.

An SII can handle EVERY app on the market, overclocking it is a waste of battery life and a pointless task.

A computer can pull more frames and give a graphical/performance advantage when overclocked, a phone cannot.

That is not a positive point, in my opinion.
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Only a few things are different to be honest.

My experience so far is that I have spent 1 and a half years on a T-Mobile G1, then 1 and a half years on a 3GS and now 6 months currently on an SII.

Don't listen to all of the 'iOS is locked down' bravado, it's a load of bull. I never ran into limitations on my 3GS, in fact I tell a lie, I ran into one. The only advantage that Android has over iOS is that you can use your phone as a mass storage device (a USB hard drive) which you cannot do with an iPhone.

My Galaxy SII Pros:

Animated wallpapers: It really brings out the quality of the screen, and some of them are really awesome.

Screen quality: Words cannot explain how good the screen is, you will need to use one in order to really appreciate it.

It's fast: It is a very fast and snappy phone.

Galaxy SII Cons:

The apps crash all of the time, anything from the built in text message app to games. It's really frustrating, I experience it at least twice a week and don't get me wrong it only affects me for a couple of seconds but I sure as hell wouldn't be happy if Windows was BSOD'ing twice a week.

The apps are unrefined and the market still sucks. After my experience with the G1 I thought the market would have come a long way, but alas it is still very mediocre and it is still very much packed with junk. Ironically the only decent games are those that were ported over from iOS.

The phone also gets very hot and goes through battery like there is no tomorrow. I wouldn't have a problem with this but there is a stupid bug with the phone, when you go to turn the screen off and then put the phone in your pocket, the screen, unbeknown to you turns back on again....and stays on. The only time you know about it is when it is burning your leg and your battery is at 3%. This has only happened about 4 times since owning the phone but it is very frustrating.

............

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Thanks for the assessment. I am still leaning the 4S route, simply because I know it is a phone I would love, and I can't say the same for an Android phone. I'd like to branch out, but the risk of being stuck with something I don't like for two years is... well... frightening. None of my friends own it, so I can't sit around and play with it for hours to see how I like it either.

I also really, really like the fact that I can take a photo in 1.1 seconds on the 4S. The Galaxy S2 was close to 3 seconds. When your child is doing something you want to capture on film really quickly, every second matters! My current 3GS takes like 10 seconds or something ridiculous like that, haha.

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Go for the lg esteem its 1ghz single core 512mb ram and a 4.3 inch screen

The reason I say this is because its 60 bucks a month for 500kb/s no data cap
How does using that particular phone change the data plan? Is it not considered a smart phone by the wireless company?

Regardless, I hardly use my data plan. I am on the 200MB/month plan, and have only gone over it twice. I don't see any reason to get myself on an unlimited plan - I downgraded from the unlimited plan, as a matter of fact, to help save money.
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iOS I find to be a much smoother and refined OS in general.
Hmm, There's alot of people that claim this but they have never used a recent Galaxy S II phone. I have an iPhone myself and it's SLOOOWWWW when Jailbroken. It's so slow to the point that it annoys me and I usually just unjailbreak it because it acts like a fully fragmented HDD.

iOS itself is very boring, and offering Jailbreaking as a solution is not a very good one because I find most things halfassed and not very good at all.

I use a demo GSII everyday at work and it's the fastast phone out there right now, seriously - it's a speed demon. It doesn't have the typical "Android lag"
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