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Apple may have mollified the masses by adding significantly better specs to its smartphone offering, but when it comes to innovation, the iPhone 5 just can’t compete with the latest Android handsets. Sure a larger screen, 4G LTE support and a faster CPU are welcome additions to the world’s number one phone, but Apple is a year late and $199 short, because Android has provided all these features and more for some time now.

I am pretty tired of al those people who say that iphone 5 is the greatest phone ever, but they are unable to single out 3 features that makes it better than other phones available on the market. If iphone 5 price would have been half of S3 then I would understand it to be considered a great phone ( for its price ), but it is obviously that it is created to score well at benchmarks and to be lightning fast when changing screens, but it really do bad on apps.

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/10-ways-android-beats-iphone-5-1B5919523
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The article kinda mentions it, but not explicitly - no need for iTunes.
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I find using an android phone to be mind numbing. I used the original droid and then a galaxy s2, and hated both. While the software is flexible, I find that the performance of the OS is lacking. I would always have freezing and constant holdups that were irritating. I loved customizing my androids, but it was never worth the problems of the OS. I switched to apple, whom I despise as a company, because the iPhone was right for me. I get uniform and dependable performance and a sleek look. It's not incredibly customizable, but I find the vast size of the AppStore to make up for this. Accessories are also a big deal for me. Have you seen the TakTik? Sexiest case for any phone. I feel most people don't like the iPhone because it's made by apple, which is totally understandable. Selling crap computers for outrageous prices is just wrong. There elitist attitude doesn't help either. But the iPhone...it's perfect for me. I don't have time to fiddle with a phone that isnt dependable. My 4s has been nothing but a delight.

TLDR;
Each OS caters to different people. If you like android, that's great. If you like iOS, that's great too. Dont get so mad if your on the other side of the mobile aisle. Can't we all just get along??? thumb.gif
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I find using an android phone to be mind numbing. I used the original droid and then a galaxy s2, and hated both. While the software is flexible, I find that the performance of the OS is lacking. I would always have freezing and constant holdups that were irritating. I loved customizing my androids, but it was never worth the problems of the OS. I switched to apple, whom I despise as a company, because the iPhone was right for me. I get uniform and dependable performance and a sleek look. It's not incredibly customizable, but I find the vast size of the AppStore to make up for this. Accessories are also a big deal for me. Have you seen the TakTik? Sexiest case for any phone. I feel most people don't like the iPhone because it's made by apple, which is totally understandable. Selling crap computers for outrageous prices is just wrong. There elitist attitude doesn't help either. But the iPhone...it's perfect for me. I don't have time to fiddle with a phone that isnt dependable. My 4s has been nothing but a delight.
TLDR;
Each OS caters to different people. If you like android, that's great. If you like iOS, that's great too. Dont get so mad if your on the other side of the mobile aisle. Can't we all just get along??? thumb.gif

I agree lets get along , i had an iphone 3G for 2 years then an Iphone 4 for Six months. Went Samsung Captivate < Iphone 4< SGS2

For me IOS didnt really cater to me.

Youtube APP was alot worse IMO.
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I am pretty tired of al those people who say that iphone 5 is the greatest phone ever, but they are unable to single out 3 features that makes it better than other phones available on the market.
Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/10-ways-android-beats-iphone-5-1B5919523

If said people like the iPhone and its the greatest phone ever in their opinion, so what? Good for them they found a phone they truly like. If you like Android better, great, good for you, use it. For most people, iPhone and Android users alike, the biggest reason theirs is better will always be "BECAUSE I LIKE IT BETTER". No argument however sound will ever change that.

That article doesn't really make any compelling points besides the one about widgets. I think iOS would definitely benefit from home screen widgets, but that's hardly more than a matter of opinion.

When it comes down to it, whichever one you like the best is the best. Who really cares what other people think.
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If said people like the iPhone and its the greatest phone ever in their opinion, so what? Good for them they found a phone they truly like. If you like Android better, great, good for you, use it. For most people, iPhone and Android users alike, the biggest reason theirs is better will always be "BECAUSE I LIKE IT BETTER". No argument however sound will ever change that.
That article doesn't really make any compelling points besides the one about widgets. I think iOS would definitely benefit from home screen widgets, but that's hardly more than a matter of opinion.
When it comes down to it, whichever one you like the best is the best. Who really cares what other people think.

Your essential point is right, though the usual iOS user have never tried nor used Android on a daily basis, but still claim iOS is better.
Edited by Inconvenient - 9/24/12 at 3:12am
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Your essential point is right, though the usual iOS user have never tried nor used Android on a daily basis, but still claim iOS is better.

You're right.
But a lot of Windows PC users have never even touched a Mac before, and they often make similar claims...
I mean if you take a step back there's ignorance on all sides but in the long run, it doesn't really matter. People are going to use whichever one they like better or think is better.
Not saying we should all become sissies and not express ourselves, but arguing over opinions gets old really fast. Benchmarks and facts are one thing but articles like this that are clearly based and biased solely on the author's opinions are just irritating.
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Hence why i said your essential point was right. Mac's compared to Pc's are irrelevant to the topic at hand. (Operating systems) Though PC users usually have an advantage in those kinds of arguments because they are usually based on facts and not opinions. You can get a similar PC (hardware spec wise) to a Mac for half the price. You essentially pay double the price just to get the apple logo on the back of the device.

Edit : Dont get me wrong, i fully agree to what you're saying.
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Hence why i said your essential point was right. Mac's compared to Pc's are irrelevant to the topic at hand. (Operating systems)

Well, same principle. That article did mention quite a few things pertaining to the OS side of things. Anywayyyys
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I've used Windows, Linux and OSX. I will say this; Windows is the easiest to work with, Linux is the most flexible, OSX is the most restrictive. Yes, I said restrictive. And don't even get me started on the one-button mouse tongue.gif

I think Android beats iOS because it's more flexible; even if it is fragmented, it's still running on hundreds of devices, most of them smoothly and without issues. The sheer number of free applications draws me in, and although some are riddled with ads, most have an option to purchase a version with those disabled.

And I don't like how the article is titled "10 ways Android beats the iPhone 5". It should be "10 Ways Android Differs, Sometimes For The Better, From iOS".

Customization is where it's at; Android handhelds are capable of running full-blown Ubuntu. Show me an iPhone that can do that, or an iPad that's capable of running a full version of OSX. The power of Linux can't be ignored. iOS is too restrictive, in my opinion.

Now I shall sleep.

Oh, and it's NBC.Tech. Although they do make some good points... especially the limitations Apple put on making the iPhone specifically for you.
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