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Not sure why iPhone gets so much attention; it's not really anything special about it all. Closed OS filled with limitations makes it fairly pointless to have such good specifications when the only place you'll be able to utilize them properly is in games. Quite sad indeed.

If you want a real smartphone, you don't buy iOS; you buy Android. It's beyond me how any device running iOS can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
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Interesting review. Thanks for the post .

I'll eventually get one of these shiny iphones because they just seem so well built. Holding one in your hand is just bliss. You have to compliment apple on that, I've never held a phone that felt so solid.
Yeah solid You only have to think about dropping it from knee high and if it lands on a solid surface such as, I don't know concrete at the right angle BHAM cracked screen. None of my phone's I've owned have ever felt flimsy and I've dropped all of them and still kicking.

How many of you agree using a cracked screen iPhone sux and I see them regularly?
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Not sure why iPhone gets so much attention; it's not really anything special about it all. Closed OS filled with limitations makes it fairly pointless to have such good specifications when the only place you'll be able to utilize them properly is in games. Quite sad indeed.

If you want a real smartphone, you don't buy iOS; you buy Android. It's beyond me how any device running iOS can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
Simple in one word for all those millions that bough it. Justification.
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Not sure why iPhone gets so much attention; it's not really anything special about it all. Closed OS filled with limitations makes it fairly pointless to have such good specifications when the only place you'll be able to utilize them properly is in games. Quite sad indeed.

If you want a real smartphone, you don't buy iOS; you buy Android. It's beyond me how any device running iOS can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
There we go again...
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Not sure why iPhone gets so much attention; it's not really anything special about it all. Closed OS filled with limitations makes it fairly pointless to have such good specifications when the only place you'll be able to utilize them properly is in games. Quite sad indeed.

If you want a real smartphone, you don't buy iOS; you buy Android. It's beyond me how any device running iOS can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
Don't worry dude, I'm sure all of your disapproval isn't at all getting in the way of Apple laughing all the way to the bank.
    
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Not sure why iPhone gets so much attention; it's not really anything special about it all. Closed OS filled with limitations makes it fairly pointless to have such good specifications when the only place you'll be able to utilize them properly is in games. Quite sad indeed.

If you want a real smartphone, you don't buy iOS; you buy Android. It's beyond me how any device running iOS can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
Closed systems have their benefits as well, generally a closed system is more secure and has better performance given identical hardware to an open system. Some people could care less about customization to the extent most of us on OCN would generally want. If you want something simple and elegant, the iPhone is fine, if you want the newest and best hardware and customization, go with an Android. Each system has its strengths and weaknesses, I'm surprised how few people acknowledge something so obvious.

However, your comments about iOS-based phones not being smartphones is patently false, unless you have some evidence to back up that claim. And it being a closed system has nothing to do with it.

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Yeah solid You only have to think about dropping it from knee high and if it lands on a solid surface such as, I don't know concrete at the right angle BHAM cracked screen. None of my phone's I've owned have ever felt flimsy and I've dropped all of them and still kicking.

How many of you agree using a cracked screen iPhone sux and I see them regularly?
Yea this is something the review didn't cover, maybe because of the nearly identical casings between the 4. However other reviews have covered it pretty well and have found the 4S to break just as easily as the 4. I'd be interested to see how easily the 4/4S cracks when a standard case is on the phone, I don't know many people that don't use a case at all.
Edited by lordikon - 11/2/11 at 4:55pm
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if you want a real smartphone, you don't buy ios; you buy android. It's beyond me how any device running ios can be classified as a smartphone when its rather the opposite.
fire in the hole!!!!!1
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Yea this is something the review didn't cover, maybe because of the nearly identical casings between the 4. However other reviews have covered it pretty well and have found the 4S to break just as easily as the 4. I'd be interested to see how easily the 4/4S cracks when a standard case is on the phone, I don't know many people that don't use a case at all.
Well, on the iPhone 4, you NEEDED a case. The antenna didn't work properly.

Why doesn't anyone remember this?
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Well, on the iPhone 4, you NEEDED a case. The antenna didn't work properly.

Why doesn't anyone remember this?
Who said we didn't remember? It's even brought up in the review in the OP...
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That looks like one powerful phone
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