(Closed) Smartphones?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The iPhone 5S will most likely be coming out this summer, if that makes you want to wait. At the very least, you could get an iPhone 5 for way cheaper, as they always discount the previous model when a new one comes out.

I love love love my iPhone, but have never had a different type of smart phone. I know Samsung also has some models that are supposed to be pretty great!

Post # 5
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have the iPhone 4S and I love it. Only bad thing about smart phones is the cost of getting interenet. I recently bought a cheap prepaid phone that looks like a blackberry and downgraded my plan. I still get internet on my iPhone through wifi and still get texts from others with iphones on it. My fiance did it as well and our bill went from $200 a month to $94.

 

Ok I got a little sidetracked, but I would recommend either iPhone. Never had problems with mine before.

Post # 7
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This wasn’t on your list, but I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and I. LOVE. IT! I’ve had it for close to 8 months and zero complaints so far. Usually I get bored with phones within a few months and count the days until my next upgrade. 🙂

Post # 8
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Go with the Iphone.  We have headaches this last year with Samsung Galaxies and contracts.  The phone doesn’t work unless its plugged into a charger.  It shuts off in the middle of texts, phone calls,etc.  Horrible.  Turns out its a problem that they have known about since 2010 and yet nothing has been done.  We are getting Iphones this summer when our contract runs out.

Post # 9
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had the iphone awhile back and hated it. You can’t personalize it like a droid. You can’t add widgets or change colors of stuff. I thought the iphone was more ‘business’ than a fun phone to have. I have the new windows phone right now, not a huge fan of it but whatever. I plan on going back to android once my contract is up and never going back.

Post # 10
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had a blackberry, and let’s be honest, that doesn’t even count as a smartphone (unless you have 20 minutes to spare for the internet to boot up). I was perfectly satisfied with having it, literally all I did was talk and text. I thought it would be stupid for me to spend a bunch of money on a smartphone when I don’t even need that stuff and will probably never use it. When my upgarde came around, Fiance convinced me to get an iPhone 4s. “HUGE WASTE OF MONEY” my subconscience was saying.

When I got it home and played around with it for a while, I had no idea what I was missing! Maybe I don’t NEED to have all the features, but boy does it make life easier and more FUN.

DO NOT get an iPhone 5. The only things different between them and an iPhone 4s is cosmetic differences (different charger, slimmer, taller) and a little more data and stuff like that. (BTW I may not have a bunch of experience with smartphones but I always keep up with the latest technology by reading about it all and reviews and things like that). No one I know who has upgraded from 4s to 5 ever says how big of a step up it is or anytning like that.

Anyway, iPhones are good for internet, my Fiance uses his for business and thinks they are much better than his Droid was for organizing and internet, the gps is amazing, plus Siri aalone is a big enough selling point for me. The only thing I don’t like about it is the battery doesn’t last long (but I think that’s typical for smartphones, my blackberry lasted for 3 days, mostly because I never used it for anything other than texts) and I HATE the touchscreen for typing, but I do for ALL touchscreens (they are just about the dumbest thing for me-I like buttons and can actually press).

Anyway, that was my spiel. I highly recommend iPhone 4s. It really is a great phone.

Post # 11
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5784 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had two droids back to back but I switched to an iphone 4s when I broke my Droid 2 a few weeks back. I just really didn’t want to pay twice as much for a 5 when I know apple is going to release another iphone soon. I liked both, iphone may be a little faster. I wouldn’t even consider a blackberry.

Post # 12
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2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve had every iPhone and have loved them all!  You just sort of get used to something..  I now have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  After I got used to how much bigger it is than the iPhone, I loved it!  They are just two different phones and I like them both for different reasons.

Post # 13
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246 posts
Helper bee

iPhone 5! I got it and love it! the only downpart: if you ever drop it into water or anything other, you can’t take out the battery to dry it. other phones might survive a dive, but the iphone is most probably broken. also if you ever have an issue with the battery, you will not be able to replace it. I love my iphone, so I’d vote for that!

Post # 14
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2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have an iPhone and I love it. Super easy to use, very responsive. Dh has the Samsung 3, and I can’t stand it. He loves it, but I do not like the way it’s set up. True that you can’t personalize an iPhone as much, but I don’t mind. I love its functionality. 

Post # 15
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1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have an IPhone 5 and i love it

Post # 16
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love my Android phone (HTC Evo), but I haaaaaated my Samsung Moment. I will never buy another Samsung phone. I like FSIL’s iPhone, but the screen is way too small.

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