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  • 31% (36)
    iPhone 4s
  • 66% (76)
    Samsung Galaxy S2
  • 2% (3)
    Other (comment - AT&T only)
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post #11 of 79
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
That may be true, however I use my phone for three things:

Communications

Internet Surfing

Entertainment

I don't need a phone that has uTorrent, I need a phone that will provide entertainment during toilet time.
Expand your mind. Pick up a book when you drop a deuce.
    
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Anyone who things that the Android Market has B rated apps is sadly mistaken. Most of the 'killer' apps on the iPhone are games. Apps on the Android are like uTorrent, Winamp...
SwiFTP, Firefox, Opera, Minecraft, not to mention all of those widgets...

There are more apps on Android than there are iOS, and a large number of them do things you can't even do with a jailbroken iPhone.


As far as battery life goes that seems to vary from person to person. I get 40 hours of fairly heavy use out of my year old Desire. That overclocking feature that is seemingly so unimportant lets me drop the voltage and clock rate when I don't need full power.
    
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post #13 of 79
GS II for me, but different strokes for different folks as they say.
Best to compare what each device and OS offer and base your decision on that

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I don't need a phone that has uTorrent, I need a phone that will provide entertainment during toilet time.
So if you're playing a FPS while on the throne...it's a crap shoot
Edited by candy_van - 10/15/11 at 2:43pm
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post #14 of 79
iPhone. I'd stick to what you already know and use.
post #15 of 79
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Im not really going to be torrenting on my phone, since I only have 200 mb/ month. But thats an interesting feature though.

Looking at what people are saying so far i think that I will go with the 4s.

However i am still going to go to the store ant try out both. I want to be as open as possible, because I use my phones for a long time.
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post #16 of 79
The torrent app is a remote. It controls your torrents at home, from your phone. Very useful.
    
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post #17 of 79
Highly depends on how you use it..

anything to do with music?
Forget the S2.
post #18 of 79
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
I never really messed with jailbreak enough on my 3GS to discover that feature. They're really well implemented on the GSII though and some really bring out the quality of the screen.

I charge my phone every single night, if I'm at work and it is a slow day (06:30am - 3:00pm) then sometimes it's at about 10% by 3pm but that's with very heavy use.

On a normal day I would say that my battery is at about 30% by the time I go to bed. I have never had an Android phone with a decent battery to be honest. I've had the phone 6 months now.

I love everything about my GSII, it is just a real shame that the apps available through the Android App Market are so bad in terms of quality.
My Captivate which supposedly has similar battery life to SII, can last up to 2 days on a charge. Just remember, the screen takes a lot of battery. If you are on highest brightness, 4-5 hours of screen use will kill your battery.

The only issues I have with apps is better games head to iOS - then again, I barely game at all on my phone. I have a bunch of good games and never touch them. But the developers are really starting to push Android more and more.

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Highly depends on how you use it..

anything to do with music?
Forget the S2.
What's wrong with the music player(s) on it? Nothing wrong with listening to music on my Captivate. I actually really like the music player. And there are some great music apps as well.
post #19 of 79
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Highly depends on how you use it..

anything to do with music?
Forget the S2.
Winamp.
    
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post #20 of 79
the S2 has a 49 ohm output impedance which is a joke. It will screw with any earphone / headphone below I dunno, 392 ohms.
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