Post # 1
I’m changing phones soon…. entering the world of smartphones, finally, and I was just wondering what the preference is here! I do have a personal preference but things in my personal life are pushing things the other way. Share your thoughts!
Post # 3
I had an android and recently switched (about 3 weeks ago) to an iphone. IPHONE IPHONE IPHONE…my Android was SO buggy and the updates were all screwing things up. It froze constantly. I hated the damn thing, haha. I have not had issues with my Iphone, I love it!
Post # 4
I say Iphone! I’ve had my Iphone for a few months and my SO has had his for 2 years and we both love them!!!
Post # 5
Android. I had a Droid for a couple years and loved it, just upgraded to a Droid Razr and still love it.
Post # 7
Love my iPhone. Easy to use, lots of great apps, and holds tons of music, photos, and videos.
Post # 8
I voted iPhone. I had a Droid and with much hesitation switched to an iPhone and I am SO GLAD I did. I liked my Driod, I liked that I could do lots of techy stuff with it and customize it more, however I did find them pretty glitchy and the screen and apps just were not that smooth. Now my iPhone is just amazing; smooth, responsive, amazing apps, just all round great. I had a list of complains with my Driod but I can’t think of one thing I don’t like about my iPhone.
Post # 9
I’ve had both. I love my iPhone.
Post # 10
I love love my iPhone, but I hear they are getting rid of the google mapping? Is this true? Makes me a bit concerned.
Post # 11
I have had android for years, Fiance has latest iPhone. The only real differences are the camera (mine is amazing, his is laughable), the customizability (mine is nearly infinite, iPhone has almost none), and software (apple’s apps are way more heavily regulated and therefore limited than android market apps)
ETA: really, it comes down to how much you want your phone to jump through hoops for you. I can get my Android to look and behave completely different from one minute to the next, I can waste an entire battery and easily switch to a back up, and I never get bored with or run out of options. If you just want a smartphone, nothing wrong with iPhone
Post # 12
Depends on what you’re looking for, neither is “better” than the other really. If you want “here, this is what you get, it works” get iPhone. The idea of being told what I can and can’t do on my phone and how is not for me, but I know lots of folks who love them BECAUSE they give you no real choices and you don’t have to know a thing about them or tech. If you like tinkering around, customizing, etc (more than the basics) get Android… but do your research cause there’s a ton of phones to choose from!
You’re asking “device vs OS”… because iphone has iOS, period. Android is several hundred phones from ones that suck to ones that cost a fortune and are awesome, in all different sizes and with different hardware. Because of the different hardware, some phones will run some versions of Android better than others.
Post # 13
@MrsTangerine: Which Android phone do you prefer?
Post # 14
Defiantly iPhone. I love anything Apple. I’ve had the iPhone since the iPhone 3 (Right now I have newest one). They are such great phones and last a long time. My mom has a droid…omgoodness I can’t stand it. The whole functionality is weird to me! It’s like me trying to use a PC after having a mac for soooo long.
Anyway, get an iPhone. 🙂
Post # 15
@confettiegg2000: I’m partial to Sony (was Sony Ericsson). Even before Android they gave you a lot of tools to tinker with and repair your phone. The most recent one I have is Xperia Ray, I also have an X10 but I like the Ray becaue it’s smaller and I can use it with one hand without fear of dropping it. I personally haven’t physically seen any of the new “Sony” ones but it looks like they are doing a lot of the same things.
Samsung has a pretty good rep too, my Fiance tinkers as much as I do and that’s what he has.
Post # 16
I was an android user for years. I got my first smartphone in the 10th grade and now, as I’m starting my junior year of college, I finally got an iPhone. It’s taking some getting used to because, frankly, I’m used to a home button/ menu button/ search button/ whatever that other button was and now I just have a home button. But iPhones are better. Android is opensource software that Google has refined a bit and stuck it on a whole bunch of different makes/ models of phones. It crashes. A lot. The iPhones and iOS were made for each other. Yeah, sure, you can’t tinker and customize (unless you jailbreak it) the iPhone but if you’re just breaking into the world of smartphones, you don’t need to. Don’t get the iPhone because it’s an iPhone, get it because it’s a smartphone that won’t make you want to rip your hair out when it starts messing up.