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From a technical standpoint, there are always a lot of phones that are better than the iPhones. However, nothing I have had so far beats the ease of use of the iPhone interface. People here like to whine about things such as being a closed system or Apple tyranny, but at the end of the day it is a phone and portable device for me, not a computer. I enjoy it's ease of use and controlled environment. I currently own an HTC Droid Incredible that I have soft modded for superuser access so I know what I am doing and talking about. Only reason I gave up the iPhone was due to ATT's lack luster network in my area. I cannot wait until I trade this in for a Verizon iPhone.
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I have an evo 4g, and generally dislike the air of arrogance that surrounds most things apple, yet I would trade my 4g for an iphone 4 in a second.
    
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
From a technical standpoint, there are always a lot of phones that are better than the iPhones. However, nothing I have had so far beats the ease of use of the iPhone interface. People here like to whine about things such as being a closed system or Apple tyranny, but at the end of the day it is a phone and portable device for me, not a computer. I enjoy it's ease of use and controlled environment. I currently own an HTC Droid Incredible that I have soft modded for superuser access so I know what I am doing and talking about. Only reason I gave up the iPhone was due to ATT's lack luster network in my area. I cannot wait until I trade this in for a Verizon iPhone.
So the EVO's ease of use isn't equivalent to the iPhone?
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So the EVO's ease of use isn't equivalent to the iPhone?
I can't comment about the phone itself, but as far as the OS (Android) goes, not at all. Yes the OS is more customizable out of the box, but at the end of the day, it is still a phone and not a computer. I find the UI of iOS way more easier to use and intuitive.
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Condition lithium ion batteries. ESPECIALLY out of the box. I work at Best Buy, and frequently have customers telling me their batteries are dead after only a year of use. When I ask them if they ever take their batteries out, especially while running on AC power, they always tell me no. Welp, that's heat death to any battery!

For information on lithium ion batteries, read here. Come on people, Google is there for all of you
     
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Condition lithium ion batteries. ESPECIALLY out of the box. I work at Best Buy, and frequently have customers telling me their batteries are dead after only a year of use. When I ask them if they ever take their batteries out, especially while running on AC power, they always tell me no. Welp, that's heat death to any battery!

For information on lithium ion batteries, read here. Come on people, Google is there for all of you
The article you linked does not seem to advocate conditioning for the purposes of extending battery life. It seems to point out that the fuel gauge may become inaccurate if not done periodically. While important, that is miles away from the mandatory conditioning and memory issues of NiCa batteries, which so many posters have been listing as evidence...the "common sense" they learned 15 years ago.

The most important takeaway is what should be common sense: battery life correlates to how you use it. Rapid charging and high power draws shorten life, slow charging and low power draws lenghtn life. In a word, DUH.
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AFAIK every battery with more than a single cell in it needs to be conditioned because the cells never start out with exactly the same resistance/charge. It's just like when you take AA NiMH cells out of your camera - there's always one cell that wears out before the others.
Edited by thefreeaccount - 1/16/11 at 9:06am
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Well, VulcanDragon, if you think that my comparison is horrible, take a look at this:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/m...dock-hands-on/

Android is getting miles ahead of iPhone, and soon, brats will be the only ones buying it.
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Well, VulcanDragon, if you think that my comparison is horrible, take a look at this:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/m...dock-hands-on/

Android is getting miles ahead of iPhone, and soon, brats will be the only ones buying it.
You are pretty funny Nebel and definitely let personal bias cloud your judgment. Your method of thinking and these gadget reviews only apply to nerds, geeks, and other tech enthusiasts. The general population (Apple's main target for the iPhone) do not care about any of that. There have always been phones much farther ahead of the iPhone from a technical stand point, but no singular model has come close to the iPhone yet. Ever wonder why? It goes far beyond simply UI experience and gadgetry:

- The Android Market hardly rivals the iTunes Store in terms of multimedia available. It may not be cheaper, but it is all consolidated to one place.
- Apple is known (whether justified or not) for their great individual customer service. While this is typically useless for people like you or me, it DOES make a difference for normal customers. Meanwhile, on the fractured Android phone distribution, you are left to the mercies of multiple companies you may need to contact for tech support.
- Most normal people who I spoke to that has an Android phone does so because the iPhone is only available on one network. Now that it is coming out on Verizon, there should be a huge shift towards the iPhone.
- Apple is a brand like Nike or Bose. People pay and often pay a LOT for the brand. This is a symbol of status in society. Google, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and others have a long way to go before they come close to approaching the brand recognition of Apple.
- Apple is king when it comes to marketing. No matter what type of press, Apple typically benefits from it.

I am fairly certain that the iPhone user base will continue to grow and that it becomes more widely available on additional networks in the future now that it is out of ATT's exclusivity contract. So no, I doubt only "brats" would buy it as you so inelegantly put it. I would put down money that you will continue to see iPhone in hands of people of all ages and all social statuses, regardless of whether or not they should be able to comfortably afford one and its data plan.

PS Of course Android will be the market leader. It has at least 2 phones on every network in the US that uses the Android OS. Would I hold it against Google? Of course not! It is a great business choice for Google and simply one that was not available for Apple at the time when the original iPhone was first released and wireless carriers made the decisions of which and what features were allowed on the phones their networks carried. Thanks to Apple, we all may now enjoy the benefits of innovation through competition.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 1/16/11 at 2:15pm
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Well, VulcanDragon, if you think that my comparison is horrible, take a look at this:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/m...dock-hands-on/
Okay, fail. The Atrix does not support your previous argument in any way, shape, or form. A docking station for an Android phone may or may not work out; but it in no way supports your assertion that iPhone vs. Android equates to console vs. PC.

All that the Atrix does...and I mean ALL that it does...is call into question the lifespan of "real" laptops as a product, since the hypothesis is that between docked phones and tablets, laptops are unnecessary. But that's a different argument altogether. Which I will be happy to engage in, in another thread.

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Android is getting miles ahead of iPhone, and soon, brats will be the only ones buying it.
So does that mean that only think-they're-clever-but-are-really-smartass-punks are buying Androids?

I could retort in full and make you look like a complete moron, but OC'ing Noob seems to have handled it quite nicely for me. Thanks mate, cheers.
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