Post # 1
I’m trying to research new smartphones, but I don’t think there’s any better kind of review than from someone who owns it!
I have an iPhone 3g. 7/10
Pros : Love that my ipod is part of it, some great apps.
Cons : Everyone and their grandma has one. Gotta pay for apps. Slooooooow phone sometimes.
Post # 3
I like my Evo.
Free turn by turn navigation; everytime we go out w/ friends, we use my phone for navigation to get around.
I can make appointment with wedding vendors and put the location on Google calendar. The calendar is sync to my phone and I can use the navigator to get to the vendors.
Not a lot of apps compare to Iphone, but I don’t use a lot of apps so I’m fine as is.
Poor battery life if all functions are turned on. Will need to turn off some functions (when not in used) or need to be charge more often.
Post # 4
I have a Blackberry Torch and I LOVE it! So easy to navigate and I have the choice of typing on screen or on the push-up keyboard! (which is why I didnt choose an iphone) Its a little difficult to find everything and use the apps, but thats only because Im not used to having such a high-tech phone lol!
Post # 5
I have a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G. When I first got the phone, I looooved it. Great reception, WiFi always worked, the phone never froze or had any issues with force closing. Four months later, I give it three out of five stars. Apps constantly force close, I can only take one pic at a time before the phone freezes or tells me to insert an SD card, and I don’t even get decent reception on my porch any more. When my contract is up, I’m thinking about getting another BlackBerry.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I love my iPhone 4g! I give it a 10!
Post # 7
I love my Droid!
I give it a 9/10
It is all that in iPhone is and more. It is smaller than an iPhone and fits anywhere. It has SO many free apps. I can put all my music on it just like an iPod. It has navigation/GPS for when Im driving. I can talk on the phone and surf the internet at the same time. It has swype texting! The only thing I wish it had was a little bigger screen and/or keyboard that pops out. My husband has the better droid and his has both of those components. I would give his droid a 10/10.
You should watch this video if you’re trying to decide between iPhone and Droid – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
Post # 8
Recently lost my LG EnV Touch. This was a great phone (not a smartphone) so I was very sad about it.
To replace it, I got a Droid 2. I got it over the Droid X because it had a keyboard. However, I was not bowled over by the keyboard, nor the Droid 2 itself. Luckily, it turned out to be a dud (wouldn’t charge), so I got to replace it.
Replaced it with the Samsung Fascinate. I really like this phone. Much easier to use. Much better Wallpapers (which sounds minor, but hey, you look at them everyday, so they may as well not suck). Much more forgiving to a first-time smartphoner. Much better organized. And frankly, although I’ve never owned an iPhone, I would say that the Fascinate is probably the closest to the iPhone of all the smartphones.
I did not switch to the iPhone b/c I would not switch from Verizon. Of course, now, Verizon is coming out with the iPhone. Would I switch again? I’m not sure. Most apps are available on both iPhone and Droid, but frankly, iPhone has LOTS more apps than Droid. That being said, most of Droid’s apps are free, while iPhone’s apps are not.
So if you are Verizon, then I would strongly recommend the Samsung Fascinate for Droid, but if you really want the iPhone apps, go for the iPhone.
Post # 9
I have a iPhone 4 and loooooooooooooooooooove it.
My old 3G was extremely slow as well due to the new updates. The problem is gone on the 4. 🙂
I never pay for a app, only DL free apps!
Post # 10
I have an iphone 4 and I love it. It is very very fast– faster than my home internet. I love the screen. Basically I love everything about it except two things:
1) You really do need a bumper/case. Without it reception is definitely an issue but with a case it is every bit as good as any other phone (although I think this is maybe dependent on where you live?)
2) I HATE that the screen doesn’t lock when you’re on the phone. When I”m on the phone for a long time I always want to hold the phone with my shoulder so I can do things and my face accidentally mutes the person or hangs up on them. I can’t figure out why the screen doesn’t just lock so you don’t do that.
Post # 11
That’s funny bc it does the screen thing to my husband ALL the time. But not me.
Another issue is the SIM card. There’s a known issue with the phone not recognizing the SIM card. There was a week where my phone was doing it ALL the time. But it’s never happened to my husband.
Post # 12
I have a Blackberry Bold and aside from the great email functionality and BBM, I really don’t care for it. It lags so much, it often won’t save my pics that I take (I have to reboot it), and it will lose my wifi connection all the damn time (I have to reboot it for this, too). Also, it blinks red for no reason — no emails, no missed calls, no msgs. It’s annoying!
Prior to the BB, I had an iphone and I liked it. The apps are awesome, the screen is amazing. I didn’t like that the phone was kind of the weakest feature of the whole thing but after using the BB, I will gladly go back. Once my contract is up, I’m switching back. I’m just not a Blackberry person.
Post # 13
I have an iphone 3g as well, and I bought it because at the time there was no better mobile internet. I mostly love it, but the camera sucks and I HATE the keyboard. It’s also too slow to flip the screen when I turn the phone, which results in a few annoying minutes of playing catch-up to get the view I want.
I think I’ll be looking at Android phones when it’s time to replace this one. I have nothing against my iphone, really, but I hate the boxy look of the 4s plus the issues noted above. Time for a change.
My fiance has a Blackberry Curve and he absolutely DESPISES pretty much everything about it. Poor guy. 🙁
Post # 14
like cutexkitty i also have the HTC Evo…
i agree with the pros and cons cutexkitty mentions….
i love that its synced with everything, the top two being facebook and gmail…love the navigation as well…..but i do really hate the battery life….i find i have to charge it about 3-4 times a day, but thats cuz i use it alot! still love it 🙂
i give it a 9/10 only cuz of the battery….
Post # 15
I have a Motorola Droid2. I love the Android platform, and the easy integration with Google, where my life is based. I also love the keyboard, but it’s hard for people with fat fingers to use. Thankfully my fingers are the only part of my that is tiny.
7/10 for the usual smartphone crap battery life.
I will be in line for an iPhone4 February 12th though. I have a MacBook Pro and an iPod, and I think it would be nice to be totally in the Mac realm.
Post # 16
@MamaHusky3: love that it syncs with facebook and gmail as well! I can do gchat on my droid and it is basically the same thing as text messaging. The battery life sucks but the battery life sucks for the iPhone as well!