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post #21 of 48
You cant go wrong with either the Samsung Fascinate, Moto Droidx/2/, HTC incredible or the iPhone. I personally would go with the Droid X.
Another option would be to get a pay as you go phone for a month until the March Release of the Bionic which will blow the socks off all the phones listed above.
Edited by PRloaded - 1/25/11 at 8:59pm
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You cant go wrong with either the Samsung Fascinate, Moto Droidx/2/, HTC incredible or the iPhone. I personally would go with the Droid X.
Another option would be to get a pay as you go phone for a moth until the March Release of the Bionic which will blow the socks off all the phones listed above.
I cant find anything about bionic coming out in March... got a source? If it comes out (Which, the more I read I doubt it will in march) I'm most likely just going to wait for that.. Everything I'm reading points to early summer (which seems likely with verizon's incoming lineup)... I'm not waiting another half a year to upgrade.

Also any ideas on price?
Edited by X3NIA - 1/25/11 at 8:37pm
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post #23 of 48
I've had both the iPhone and now a Samsung Galaxy S phone.


I LOVE them BOTH.

The iPhone has much much much better apps than the Android. However, the Android is much more customizable.


The iPhone is VERY durable. I don't know what people are talking about, I do very physically intense labor for work and it has always held up. I have dropped it numerous times and it still works. I through it at a wall a couple months back, the screen cracked and it was still usable. I replaced the screen after all of that for 20.00 and it works just like the day I got it.

I can't say the same for the Galaxy S, simply because I havn't had it as long.


Either phone will be a good choice. This is a very unbiased opinion, and my suggestion to you would be go to the Verizon store and try the phones out yourself. You usually have 30 days to return a phone, so try it out, see if you like it. If you don't return it.


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I cant find anything about bionic coming out in March... got a source? If it comes out (Which, the more I read I doubt it will in march) I'm most likely just going to wait for that.. Everything I'm reading points to early summer (which seems likely with verizon's incoming lineup)... I'm not waiting another half a year to upgrade.

Also any ideas on price?
My mistake...
The Motorola Atrix is being released in March on AT&T.
It's basically the Bionic with 512MB more ram.

I assumed the Bionic would be release around the same period.

The prices should range from $200-$250
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Why do people say the iphone is so uncustomizable?? i feel like my iphones were VERY custom.... once you jailbreak its open season and you can do whatever you please.
    
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Why do people say the iphone is so uncustomizable?? i feel like my iphones were VERY custom.... once you jailbreak its open season and you can do whatever you please.
As Andy Rubin once said in a press conference: "There's different levels of openness."

I once tinkered with a jailbroken iPhone, and all was good. But when I tried Android, there's much more to do right out of the box. Rooting it will lead to more customization, including tinkering with system files and kernel sources.
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Why do people say the iphone is so uncustomizable?? i feel like my iphones were VERY custom.... once you jailbreak its open season and you can do whatever you please.
well, because you have to jailbreak it to do so. my comparisons were basically with devices out of the box.

compare a jailbroken iphone to a rooted android, the android would destroy it.
 
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apple iPhone because you can get the gReddy app...

but im still gonna throw in the blackberry joker card
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I have an iphone 4 and an HTC Incredible. Here's my thought on both and what I think you should do:

The iPhone 4 is actually built well. I don't think it's more delicate necessarily than an android phone. I think the build quality is really nice and they have beautiful cases to put around it for added protection and so you won't touch the antennae which was the problem with it's bad reception originally. If you have a case over it, the reception in AT&T zones are great. I think the iPhone is very neat, very polished, very shiny. It definitely fits the whole "wow cool toy" thing someone mentioned earlier. It's more than a toy though. I think it's actually very business friendly. The one thing I didn't like was that you basically NEEDED your credit card information to access the App Store. The apps are superior to Androids. There is no debating this whatsoever. Sure, Android is younger and is still growing, but I would have hoped they would have made more progress in the quality of their apps than they currently have at the moment. If you're all about Apps and care about nothing else really then the iPhone is your obvious choice. I noticed that the free apps weren't anywhere as good as the paid ones though, but I've had limited experience with the app store so someone feel free to say otherwise. I felt that everything was very restricted though. Restricted in the sense of the possibilities of what you can do with a smartphone and what the iphone lets you do. It's like owning 2 acres of land, but fencing it so that you can only use 1 acre. It felt so restrictive and this made me sad.

Android phones are extremely customizable. I mean, you don't even need to root your phone and you can do a lot with it. I just recently rooted mine and installed a ROM, but for months I was completely happy with stock HTC Sense. Android is very easy to use. I found it more difficult to use the iPhone than Android. Android lets you do a lot more and doesn't make you feel like you're restricted. The hardware is superior than the iphone's. It's basically a computer phone. The iphone definitely feels more like a powerful phone rather than a computer phone if you can understand what I'm trying to say.

To sum it up, I think Android is more intuitive than the iphone, but also lets you do a lot more. The iphone, for what it lets you do, is very nicely polished and looks more professional most of the times than Android, but this is because of the developers, not because of Android. If/when developers really pick up Android and release quality material then there will be no need for an iphone in my opinion.

Both phones do music, but if you want perfect integration with itunes (which I don't use anymore), then I suppose the iphone is better, but that's obvious. Both do video, both do pictures. Some Android phones have better cameras than the iphone. Some android phones now do 4G (the Evo), while the iphone is still 3G.

Here's my advice: I would wait for summertime to be honest. If you really want an iphone, I would wait for iphone 5. It'll probably have 4G capability and who knows what other goodies. If you want an Android, I would wait for the dual-core 4G phones.
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Sorry, let me rephrase

I am looking at the iPhone BECAUSE
-$199.99, relatively decent price
-Holds all my music
-Will hold a movie or two
-Decent camera
-TONS of support, tons of apps, tons of "cool stuff" for it
-Relatively durable

If there is something that competes with this I'd like to see it, I don't know phones too well as I only really upgrade every 2 years and then leave it.
You just described a bunch of android phones.. I'd say play with both of them, talk to friends with them. People will always have some bias, but friends know you and can help.

I don't see the rush in getting an iphone this late in the product cycle. I'd assume they will announce a new one in June as always and it will include a CDMA version from the get go.
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