(Closed) Droid or IPhone?

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  • poll: Droid or iPhone?

    Droid

    iPhone

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I had an android years ago, but I’ve had an iPhone for the past 4 years. I currently have an iPhone 6 and love it. However, I find that people who are used to androids have a hard time switching to iPhone and vice versa. I would suggest actually playing around with whichever phone you think you want first. My husband has a Samsung S5 and while its a very nice phone with tons of cool features, I could never switch to it from my iphone. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    willy22:  iPhone 

    I work in telecommunications and it really just depends on preference. There is absolutely nothing that an android can do that an iphone can’t (other than rooting the phone if you are a super techy) but iPhone has imessaging and itunes that to me, is a great benefit

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I have always been anti iPhone, but I actually just got the iPhone 6 a couple days ago. I had samsung galaxy before.. I feel like the 6 has finally caught up to droids ability. 

    To me they are honestly both about the same with what they can do.. It all comes down to how much you would like to be able to personlize it, with widgets and what not. 

    The only thing I can say I miss from my droid is the led notification light.. I would really like having that back. The iphones version that uses its flash is just rediculous and only goes off once when receiving the notification. 

    But so far I really am liking my decision!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I have a iPhone 6 Plus and love it! 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    iPhone if you want a fun toy, Windows/Nokia Lumia if you want a rally incredible camera on your phone, or any of the Droids if you want a decent toy that is a step down in terms of fun from the iPhone but has a better keypad/touch keyboard and better battery life.  I currently carry a droid (Htc m8) for work and an iPhone for personal, and the iPhone’a big shortcoming is in the battery life but it’s big appeal is 1000000000 apps available.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    iPhone. When I had a droid it was a lot less streamlined, I felt it was harder to trust the apps to not break my phone, the “good” apps and games always come out first for iPhone if there is a time difference, and because there is basically 1 iOS at a time and only a limited number of hardware models, it is a hell of a lot easier for the big companies putting together the apps you use to deal with bugs.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    willy22:  I had an iphone and now own a Sony Xperia Z3V. I love it and don’t foresee myself going back to iPhone. There are pros and cons to both. 

    With an iphone, when you receive a text, the message pops up on your screen even when it is locked. Now that can be a pro or con depending on how you look at it. But an android has a flashing light so you’ll know if you have a text if the phone is in front of you. An iPhone is more user friendly is you are not as good with new technology and the aesthetic of the iOS is more pleasing to the eye. 

    However, I don’t like having to use iTunes. I love how customizable androids are compared to iPhones. Here are some other pluses for androids.

    – My Sony is waterproof

    – Google apps are way better on androids than iPhone. Also, I get all sorts of free movie and music downloads with google play.  It’s easier to sync my Google data with android too.

    – I feel there are more apps available  

    – My camera is 20 megapixels, which is probably overkill but it’s nice to have anyways 

    – My phone has a micro SD slot  

    – Battery life is great. I can get away with charging my phone every two or three days with regular nonexessive use. I usually watch a show or movie for 20-40 minutes each day on my metro ride to and from work with light texting and Web browsing each day. 

    In general, I feel iPhones haven’t changed too much from 4s to 6, outside of a larger screen

    That’s all I can think of for now. Hope this information is useful! 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I have a droid because I don’t like being locked into Apple products, and I think the droid tends to be more economical in terms of accessories and the phone itself. Some droids have built in capability for wireless charging, which is something the iPhone does not have. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

    I prefer iphone. I don’t need to use my phone as a toy and I like it to be simple. I prefer no bells and whistles! 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I love my iphone. Granted, I haven’t had a Droid in about 6 years…but I can’t think of anything that would make me switch back. It really all comes down to your personal prefrence, and I would go look at both in a store before I picked.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I have an iphone 6 plus and adore it. I would never buy android. My last iPhone lasted over 4.5 years and the only reason I upgraded was because I felt like I deserved it, but the old phone itself was still in perfect working condition. Many of my friends however who have purchased android phones seem to change phones almost twice a year.

    It’s all up to personal preference though. I’d suggest getting your hands on both and getting a feel for them to see what feels the most right for you.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I prefer Droid. iPhones are nice but I like being able to have a choice of which phone I want when it comes to the brand. I’m not locked down.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    I have an iPhone 5C 🙂

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