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post #41 of 71
This shouldn't even be a question. Get the Galaxy.

And lawl at the guy said he got tired of Android; iOS is the most boring OS ever made. And the battery life is a lie, learn to stop background applications. Don't blame Android for your incompetence. My Optimus 2x's been on for 3 days now. thumb.gif
Edited by Stefy - 12/8/11 at 9:55am
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post #42 of 71
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Originally Posted by wupah View Post

I have to choose between the two in the coming days;
Trying not to repeat what everyone else has said before..
SG SII
-Because it's not a google phone, OS updates will most likely always lag behind ( Like we see with ICS )Rooting is available to get much quicker updates and avoid bloatware from manufacturers
-the phone is a bit too big, in my opinion. It's a personal opinion, but then again I don't prefer to use a magnifying glass on my phone. 4.3" is the perfect size phone for me
-More durable glass screen, but the back is still plastic which scratches relatively easily. Have you seen the drop test? Glass on both sides might 'feel' good, but a drop definitely won't help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw
-Build quality deemed to be inferior to that of the 4s (debatable)
4s
-Rock solid OS and app system, (I never had to power off my phone manually because of a crash.) I NEVER had to power off my phone. I simply hold the home button down and end the task if an app somehow locked up, which barely happens
-Latest OS updates are easily available.Rooting and more custom updates are available
-Higher resale value (Apple market is humongous)
When has apple ever been cheap? Apple can release a rock and people will pay for it... It's like they sell to the highest bidder each time so I have to agree with you on this...
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post #43 of 71
You really can't ask an Apple vs. anything question on here.
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My dad was going to get a new phone yesterday, I recommended either the Galaxy S2 or the Iphone 4s. Note, this is a man that uses his phone alot, but doesn't have that much knowledge about them. He chose the Galaxy S2. This was on sprint by the way. I have the AT&T version and I love it. Its butter smoother without a hint of lag (unlike most android phones). The screen is great, and its so slim and light that when I first got it my friend asked if there was actually a battery inside of the phone. Mind you I ended up getting a metal bumper which increased the size but I like the cold feel it gives.

PS: I have owned the iphone 3gs, the iphone 4, and have used the iphone 4s. I have also owned a Samsung Captivate, Motorola Atrix, and now the Samsung Galaxy S2. I think the best of them is the GS2 while the 4s comes in at a close second. Coming in third would be the iphone 4, followed by the captivate, the 3gs, and by far the worst was the atrix.
post #45 of 71
Galaxy S2 or if you can, the Galaxy Nexus thumb.gif
post #46 of 71
I would definitely get the galaxy s 2 because Ive had this iphone 3gs and the main problems i have with it are:

-the screen is too small (3.5 inches)
-the 3G coverage is horrable (att btw)
-breaks easy, even with the case on one of my friends droped his iphone 4 and the back glass shattered. Even my 3gs's screen at the top broke off (when i pulled my phone off the charger and the case slid of the phone and it fell to the ground).
- the first time my phone glitched out and wouldnt turn on. I had apple care which got me a "new" phone(refebished) which made the ram drop to about 65mb so almost every game is chopy.
- apple restricts you way too much, you have to jail break is you want any control over your phone.
+ the iphone 4s has siri which is good if you feal too lazy to move you thumbs
Based on all this im geting a gs2 this holiday and am staying away from the iphone for good

Btw the processor on the gs2 skyrocket is better then the iphone 4s's and the camera too (8mb) i belive.


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post #47 of 71
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Originally Posted by dreadlord369 View Post

My dad was going to get a new phone yesterday, I recommended either the Galaxy S2 or the Iphone 4s. Note, this is a man that uses his phone alot, but doesn't have that much knowledge about them. He chose the Galaxy S2. This was on sprint by the way. I have the AT&T version and I love it. Its butter smoother without a hint of lag (unlike most android phones). The screen is great, and its so slim and light that when I first got it my friend asked if there was actually a battery inside of the phone. Mind you I ended up getting a metal bumper which increased the size but I like the cold feel it gives.

PS: I have owned the iphone 3gs, the iphone 4, and have used the iphone 4s. I have also owned a Samsung Captivate, Motorola Atrix, and now the Samsung Galaxy S2. I think the best of them is the GS2 while the 4s comes in at a close second. Coming in third would be the iphone 4, followed by the captivate, the 3gs, and by far the worst was the atrix.
most people hating on the gs2 havent even tryed both or havent owned and iphone for that long the cons start to really pop out. Hes tryed both so his opinion is valid


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post #48 of 71
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Originally Posted by wupah View Post

I have to choose between the two in the coming days;
Trying not to repeat what everyone else has said before..
SG SII
-Because it's not a google phone, OS updates will most likely always lag behind ( Like we see with ICS )

Called odin. Also just go for the iphone cause all of the things you listed for the iphone were all pros for you whereas for the galaxys2 you listed some cons.
post #49 of 71
I couldn't decide on the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy Nexus or the S2 -- I ended up getting the iPhone 4S for a couple main reasons. And note, I do have the iPHone 4S but I was in the same situation right before I bought either phone. I previously owned an Android device and I still somewhat prefer an Android device for some reasons (mainly from the cons found below)


The GOOD:

1. Apple apps are more polished -- Apps work better, look better and so on. There are definitely a lot more apps than Android, specifically games...


2. The iOS is more fluid than Android. Everything works as it should. Not that Android is BAD -- just it's not as fluid. Things don't work on Android as they should sometimes, even with the power some Android devices have. In iOS, it might be simple... and boring, but you're not going to run into any issues transitioning between apps, scrolling between them, opening them up, or running any other apps. The only thing that really stands Android over iOS apart is that you can personalize android a lot more heavily than you can iOS.... jailbreaking somewhat resolves this to a certain extent. Also, typing and clicking links just seems to work better.... see detail in screen

3. The camera is the best one out there on any phone right now. There is no arguing that it isn't. You can watch youtube videos, you can read a lot of the reviews. There is one review where it states the Galaxy S2 is better, but I think most user reviews from experience or other reviews state that it isn't. Not that S2's not bad at all. Specifically the indepth review that stated the iPhone 4S isn't the best mobile phone camera also made the situations where you weren't going to tell much of a difference anyways.
Lighting and color accuracy is much better on the iPhone -- pictures are sharper and more vibrant, it's one of the few phones where you can basically replace your point and shoot. You also can't exclude the shutter speed of the phone. It's not as quick as the Galaxy Nexus, but I think the quality + the speed definitely out does the Nexus.

4. Siri -- I'm sorry, I didn't think I'd use this feature much, I was like "oh, I'll rather us my planner at work, or use my calendar on my computer" I synced everything to my device and now use Siri to do all my calendars, reminders, notes and it's actually a big help... it's not perfect, but way more perfect than the other Android siri like apps out there. I'm often forgetting the most simplest stuff for tasks when I get home, the geo-tagging such as "Make sure I close out the process sheets first thing at work tomorrow" it sets up a reminder at right when I get to work...

5. The screen: I had a 4.3'' screen and I thought I'd have a big issue getting to the 3.5'' screen on the iPhone 4S and it turned out that I am starting to like the 4S's size over the 4.3'' that I previously had. Because of the fluid iOS -- I can actually type faster on the iPhone 4S.... so much for it being easier


Now the CONS"

Apps: Yeah, it's in the pro's. While apps are better than Androids as far as polished and feel. A lot of the paid apps are free-equivalents. So the choice is yours. I don't like how the market is setup for iOS and I miss it for Android. You could download multiple apps on android and still stay in the market. You can't do this from the appple market. I miss that.

Screen: I do miss the 4.3'' screen I had -- but it just didn't feel as comfortable as the 3.5'' on the iPhone.

Navigation: I really miss google navigation built right into your phone. The iOS navigation apps suck in my opinion, they do the job just fine, but I just don't like the 3rd party feel.

Customization: The biggest draw back and what I really miss is the ability to personalize your phone. I'm not about to download an app that makes borders for you icons...... and that's about it.



Overall both phones are great, you'll be happy with either or. I opted for the 4S because of the better camera, it's plenty fast, it's fluid, it's also a world phone which helps since I'm in the military -- there just isn't much flaws in iPhones. It might not be the best choice to power tinkering people like most people on these forums... but it offers a solid experience to most people out there, even the power users.
     
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post #50 of 71
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Upgrade is due now and still not sure what to pick. Bump.

Although it will cost me a lot to get the iPhone, would the S2 compete with the iPod factor? I mean I listen to a lot of music and it would be easier to have it all in one that's why I'm leaning towards the iPhone 4S. I also watched the Gadget Show the other day and it also said that the iPhone has the better battery life between a number of new smart phones which the S2 was included in..
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