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The 4s is just so..... boring and plain. It reminds me of a phone my mom would like (and she does have one). It surprises me that people on OCN don't get bored with it, since you can't do anything to customize it and make it "yours."
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post #32 of 53
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
It's not "zipping around" anywhere because nobody really cares. It's just another smartphone nowadays. Indeed it is a really great phone, but one of many nonetheless.
This, and the fact that a true Apple fanboy doesn't need a review, because iPhone's, like any other Apple product, are automatically "the best".
    
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This, and the fact that a true Apple fanboy doesn't need a review, because iPhone's, like any other Apple product, are automatically "the best".
Let's be honest here: When Apple releases a new phone or iPad or whatever, consumers know exactly what to expect, right down to how the thing should work, feel, and operate.

When a new Android phone comes out, people are forced to wait for reviews and early adopter feedback because when you buy Moto, HTC, or Samsung, you never know what you're going to get. How does the phone feel? Does Android run smoothly on it? yada yada yada

So it's not Apple fanboys that don't need reviews, it's pretty much all consumers.
 
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post #34 of 53
Quote:
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I have a SGSII with a custom rom and ****loads of neat programs that Apple would never allow. Wifi sharing is default and I've served about 1gb/day to my colleagues at work since I got it (unlimited data from three mobile) a few months back. It's skinny, light and plays movies very, very well. Most of the apps I wanted which ruled out Apple took a bit of setting up, but I'm very happy.
So are you paying for unlimited tethering? Because if youre using up a 1G of mobile data a day thats a fairly antisocial amount of bandwidth.
post #35 of 53
my SGII still wins
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Let's be honest here: When Apple releases a new phone or iPad or whatever, consumers know exactly what to expect, right down to how the thing should work, feel, and operate.

When a new Android phone comes out, people are forced to wait for reviews and early adopter feedback because when you buy Moto, HTC, or Samsung, you never know what you're going to get. How does the phone feel? Does Android run smoothly on it? yada yada yada

So it's not Apple fanboys that don't need reviews, it's pretty much all consumers.
Exactly, The same thing just a tiny bit better. Android colossal change hence reviews.
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i bought the iphone 4 for $99, why? because i knew i'd be happy with it going from an LG rumor touch.
     
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Let's be honest here: When Apple releases a new phone or iPad or whatever, consumers know exactly what to expect, right down to how the thing should work, feel, and operate.

When a new Android phone comes out, people are forced to wait for reviews and early adopter feedback because when you buy Moto, HTC, or Samsung, you never know what you're going to get. How does the phone feel? Does Android run smoothly on it? yada yada yada

So it's not Apple fanboys that don't need reviews, it's pretty much all consumers.
Nobody needed to review the 4s because it's already been out over over a year now. All you need to do is look at a review for an iphone 4.

While with Android phones almost every one is a major step up. Also there are so many android phones in so many price points you need to check reviews to see which price point the phone you're looking at will fall in. With Apple you have no choice...
 
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Nobody needed to review the 4s because it's already been out over over a year now. All you need to do is look at a review for an iphone 4.

While with Android phones almost every one is a major step up. Also there are so many android phones in so many price points you need to check reviews to see which price point the phone you're looking at will fall in. With Apple you have no choice...

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In all seriousness, just because a platform is open doesn't make it better than something that's closed.

Android isn't open as you think it is either...
Ok, you keep telling yourself that.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Exactly, The same thing just a tiny bit better. Android colossal change hence reviews.
The iPhone 4S is a massive improvement over the iPhone 4 internally.
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Nobody needed to review the 4s because it's already been out over over a year now. All you need to do is look at a review for an iphone 4.

While with Android phones almost every one is a major step up. Also there are so many android phones in so many price points you need to check reviews to see which price point the phone you're looking at will fall in. With Apple you have no choice...
Of course it needs to be reviewed, otherwise we wouldn't know it gets up to two hours more 3G talk time than the 4 and other little tidbits like that. The iPhone released each year is a major improvement over the last model, just not aesthetically -- it's all really internal.

Android smartphones on the other hand make similar improvements in hardware but also change the design of the device to make it look like the next big thing.
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