IPhone versus Android: Discuss

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Get HTC one. It has better specs than both S4 and iP5. It’s easy to use, and super customizable (being Android and all). 

iOS 7 looks like a neon rave party just threw up all over it and s4 is already old news. Either One, or wait until the new google phone. 

I currently have a 4S for reasons I still can’t figure out. Upgrade coming Up. 

@Treejewel19:  

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I have used both Android and the iPhone. I got one one of the first Android phone and I hated it by the end of the two years (it was replace twice in a 2 months spand). After that phone I went to the iPhone 4s. The 4s has been so good to me once I got it. It also the first phone in the past seven years that I didn’t have to  replace (had insurance on every phone). I have also played with the Galaxy S4 and although it is better then the Android phone I had I find it to be to big for me and just awarkard to use.

If you are thinking Android be aware majority of Android are no longer supported after a while and will not recieve updates. The iPhone on the other is usually supported for a much longer time in comparison to Android phones. Example is the iPhone 3GS was able to update to ios 6.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

IPHONE! Best thing that’s ever happened to me

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a fan of the android. I have had both phones and I feel that android lets you customize more. I LOVE swype!!! apple didnt have it for the 4s not sure if it does on the 5 but it makes texting SO much faster, and i hated that the small buttons the iphone keyboard used. Android seems to have way more free apps. I refuse to pay for apps.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@tynakinnon:  

Omg me too. I’ve had to replace it in half a year, and half a year later this one is malfunctioning -_- . I have Droid 2 though, OP so hopefully not all androids are the same, but Im never getting anothet one :L

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bottom line:

—iPhone does what it does super well.  iTunes may be a bit of a hassle sometimes but is generally well liked by people who don’t like to have to worry about what software/drivers to use, how-to-do manuals, etc.  If you aren’t interested in tweaking/tinkering with your phone and especially if you have very little knowledge or interest in software, hardware, etc… this is probably perfect for you.

—Android is great if you like tinkering around, changing things up.  The thing with Android is there are literally hundreds of different phones with different versions of Android, then the carrier stuff is added (unless you buy it carrier unlocked), and different hardware… so if you go Android and want a device to have/do X (whatever X is) you’ll have to research which device is best for you.  Then (if you want) you have the option of which launcher, ROM, and kernel is best… none of these things needs to be changed, but there are options!  If you go this route XDA (http://forum.xda-developers.com/) is a great website, even if you don’t plan on changing anything you can see what people do with their phones, problems, etc.  You can use an Android phone out of the box fine, but chances are it won’t work quite as well as an iPhone for all around everyday stuff especially if you have no interest in tech or how stuff works.

Even a Kindle (whatever variety), which is heavily stripped of Android goodness, can be fixed so that it has all the stock Android goodness and more.  I would have never bought one, I didn’t care about having a tablet and if I did it would have been the last thing I bought, but I won it… so I had to make it usable and me friendly :).

I’m 100% Android junkie.  I once joked I’d only put iTunes on my pc if someone paid me.  I did once, I was paid, and it was an old pc so it didn’t touch my “real” pc, lol.  But I’d still tell most people who aren’t interested in tech and have the money, to just get an iPhone.  Their niche is “This works, it’s not flashy or fancy, but it looks great… and it does what it needs to without issues.”.  And it’s a really smart business strategy.  Just because I don’t want one doesn’t mean it’s not a great choice for others!  Much like I build my own PCs but tell my friends to wait for a sale at Toshiba or Acer… or if they really don’t want to spend much Wal-Mart.

 @bebero:  Not sure what you mean by “not supported”.  Many manufactures will only do updates for so long, but then iPhone doesn’t make an iPhone 4 into an iphone 5 either.  The real issue and why they don’t update after a while is the newer the versions of Android wouldn’t work (or work well) on some older devices, mostly due to processor and memory.  It allows new tech phones to take full advantage of new versions of Android, you can still put new versions on old phones it just isn’t the manufacture’s version, and you risk things running so slowly it’s pointless.  Also Android is open source, so the public developers for phones tweak the open source and release ROMs geared towards devices long after manufacturers.  Some manufacturers, like Sony (previously Sony Ericsson) actually incorporated public dev fixes into their updates!  See XDA link above for lots of examples on old phones using new versions!  Basically anyone, anywhere can make improvements or tweak it how they want and share it… it’s pretty awesome!

 

Sorry for the long post… I love tech. At least I only ramble about it when people ask! 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

my iphone 4 is less than 2 years old and the button doesnt work half the time and I would say at least 50% of the time if not more, when I’m on the phone I can hear the person talking but they can’t hear me.   Loved my phone, but ready to move on.  Planning on the galaxy note.  I think there’s a lot more versatility with an iphone

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsTangerine:  ? I only said the iphone is the best thing that happened to me

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve gone back and forth and settled with iPhone, it’s lasted me the longest with the fewest amount of problems. It’s also pretty much idiot-proof (smartphones and I don’t get along)

Funny enough, my husband convince me to get an iPhone and then he got a samsung galaxy note (i think–the one with the huuuuge screen) when his upgrade came around.  4 months later and the Samsung is sitting in his drawer and he’s using his old iPhone again–he had too many random issues with it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@Treejewel19:  I can’t offer any comparisons between the two for you, but I can say that I love my iPhone 5. Also, if you buy it at the Apple store and spend the extra $100 for the extended warranty, it covers any and all damage for two years until you are upgrade eligible anyway.  They didn’t include water damage back in the day, but it covers that now.  If a button stops working, you drop the phone in water, the screen cracks, etc. they just give you a new phone.  The extended warranty is worth it. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t live without Swype anymore. Don’t like Apple.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The S4 is Amazing! Great cameras (both front a rear facing) , 13 mega pixels rear camera, the 5 inch Amoled display, choice of octacore or quad-core snapdragon processors, dual functioning displays (you can check emails or write on wb while watching a movie), 2gb of Ram. Changeable batteries, never run out of juice again. Has virtually every app that apple has, fully customizable, and you’re not locked into an app store or within any products. I have the S2 and the S3, moving up to the S4 next month. I can hardly contain my excitement. 

My S2 just updated to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 which is the latest version. Phones will update just fine, even older ones if you use the KiesAir. 

 

 Only issue I have had so far is Flash, Google quit supporting it (since it’s going away anyway) so the newer Android versions don’t offer it, but I just side loaded it and Flash works fine on the stock Internet browser. 

 

Check out android central or android police for reviews of the S4, it really is a great phone. Also, the note 3 is due out anytime now if you would like to combine phone and tablet (phablet) and with be very similar to the S4 in specs. 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@strawbs:  swype is amazing! What did I do before that? I tried it when they were testing it and would never use another keyboard now. It just learns so fast, even hash tags. I swype way faster than I type. 

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