(Closed) iPhone 5 or Android? Ah, the debate..

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which phone should I get?
    iPhone 5 : (75 votes)
    57 %
    Android (if this one - please let me know which one you recommend!) : (53 votes)
    40 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 17
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @futuremrsk18:  It doesn’t have flash, which can be an issue for some, but most sites are starting to move away from flash anyway so eventually, it won’t be an issue. I’ve probably only had 3 or so occurances in the last more than 5 years since I’ve been an iPhone user where flash would have come in handy and honestly, that’s nothing when you compare all of the other benefits of the iPhone. However, I fully admit that I’m biased since my husband is an iOS developer and was approached by Apple to work for them. 

    As for rooting, it’s bascially a hack that users can install that will give them more control of their phone. The iPhone jailbreak is basically the same thing. 

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_(Android_OS)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking

    Post # 18
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Im a bb user for 5 years now.  My contract is up and Im searching for a new phone.  Im torn too.  More than likely I will get an iphone.  Im a mac user.  But porbably the 4 or 4s.  Since they’ll be soo much cheaper when the 5 comes out

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Taeyers:  UpstateCali is correct, my friend has his iphone jailbroken.

    Post # 20
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    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would say droid. I love the way they move and the simple fact that my husband is a geek and he says that droid is better than iphone on any given day I stick with DROID. He also says that he loves the apple OS and that was a very hard decision for him to trash his Iphone

    Post # 22
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    640 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a droid4 from Verizon. It is fast, easy to use, has a great camera and lots of neat options.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are an iPhone house but I did start out with a Blackberry and I loved it (I miss it sometimes!).  The keyboard was the hardest thing for me to get used to and I’m still not that great on it! I’m always hitting the wrong key!   Darling Husband will be upgrading to the 5 when it comes out and I’m taking his 4 (I have the 3GS now).   iPhone for sure!

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I think it really depends on the person. For example, I am not a tech savvy person. I like having access to good technology but don’t have the knowledge or patience to really learn the ins and outs of a phone. I had an android and it was ok, I found it difficult to set up and found myself frustrated with it. I recently switched to iPhone and I love it! Easy to use from day one. My Darling Husband on the other hand is super techy, he likes to be able to mess with things, set it up however he wants, etc. He had an iPhone when they first came out because it was the “best” technology wise. However, when the droids started getting better he switched over and I don’t think he will ever go back to iPhone. He rooted his, does all sorts of cool things with the set up and really just loves the phone. So in my opinion it really depends on you.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    symbian.

    *running away*

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a Droid- Samsung Galaxy 3 and its amazeballs! I hate my iPhone the entire time I had it, it was a terrible phone for me.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Taeyers:  Uh, okay. So apparently this is link wars? Cool, I guess. 

    I’d have to say that the average user on either platform probably won’t jailbreak or root their phone. The only reason that I jailbreak (or even know about it) is because of my husband, who actually knows quite a bit about the jailbreak process. If my husband wasn’t so involved in the world of iPhone, I wouldn’t have a jailbroken phone but I’d still prefer the platform over Android anyday. I know probably 50 people with iPhones and none of them have the jailbreak because the phone works perfectly for them without it. It’s all comes down to user preference and how involved you really want to get. 

    You’re obviously team Android and I’m team iPhone so we’ll just have to agree to disagree. 

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    The iPhone 5 is rumored to come out next month!!!  I am waiting for that.  I had an iphone for the longest time, but I broke it.  I’ve been using a $10 flip phone since, and I can’t wait to get an iPhone again!

    Post # 29
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Fiance works for a wireless carrier and he prefers the Android apps-he is more about customization and fanciness, and loves the bigger screen. He is ALSO always having phone issues, whether they break or the service sucks, or whatever it is. My iPhone has been 100% consistently phenomenal. Everything about the set up of it just makes sense; everything is where you would think it would be and it’s a very well developed product. I will also be pre-ordering the  iPhone 5 as soon as I can! I don’t think I would ever switch to another kind of phone, so long as the iPhone is available. 

    ETA-FI rooted his older android and he’s very, very tech saavy…and he unrooted it, because it was such a disaster.

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Can’t really compare the two as I have never used an iPhone. I have an Android and have had no problems with it and it serves its purpose.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    iPhone! I’ve heard droids like to freeze a lot among other issues. I’ve never had a problem with my iPhone 4s… IMO its the best smartphone available!

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