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Old 04-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #41
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the cost of a phone is fairly irrelevant to me, being that the only phone I ever paid full price for was my first phone. Now I get one for like $50 every year and a half or something. Don't quote me on either of those, but close to it. I would not pay $650 for a phone.
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iPhone will be the only phone I ever buy ... Love it droid does not hold a candle to it .. Everything makes sense with iPhone ... I was once a Verizon customer ,I received 5 defective droid gz 1 construction durable phone ,back to back to back ect ... After Verizon refused to send me a different model phone without change . I paid my way out of contract and dropped Verizon and droids like a bad habit ... iPhone and at$t for me from now till forever
Judging all Androids based on one model is just silly. Doing a little research and determining what is best for your needs and investigating issues with a particular model is a must. That's the great thing about Android. Anyone can build an Android phone, so there are many options. Apple...you have one.
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1. It is not "hundreds" for upgrading memory. $100 extra gets you 32, $200 over the 16GB model gets you 64. I have never needed more than 16, but I suppose there are those out there that like watching movies in their bed on a 4-5" screen. I don't.

Last time I looked "hundreds" was plural. So $200 would qualify. So you spend hundreds of dollars on a $30 upgrade. And your memory card has nothing to do with watching movies. You would stream movies, not download them to your phone.

2. You are not paying a lot more for a lot less. Pricing here is within 50 bucks or so on the "flagship" phones. Anything less than a flagship phone, no matter the manufacturer is a much lesser phone and more difficult to compare.

I guess that is subjective. So I'll concede that point.

I am a pretty frugal guy, and I have been open to other options all along. If I could save 50 bucks on something that does the same job, I would do it. Trouble is, I haven't found an alternative that does the same job as the iPhone - just like the OP. Those that hate on Apple tend to be either a) someone that has never owned one of their products b) someone that can't afford a flagship product no matter the manufacturer.

So what job is that? What does the iPhone do that my Samsung doesn't? My daughters had to have iPhones because everyone had them, so I have owned both. Guess what? They both hate them and want Samsungs next upgrade. They don't do nearly what the Android does.

What apps do you need to "talk to one another?" Ive never seen that as a "must have feature."
The fact that you don't know why you would want apps to talk to each other says it all. Apple users that hate droids tend to be less tech savy and like saying they have a smart phone when all they really use on the things is:

1) Phone
2) Text
3) E-Mail
4) Surf

I use my phone for everything and everything on my PC is synced to my phone. I could run my business from my phone. And all my apps communicate with each other.
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I just got my new phone last week and my choice was android all the way with the Moto X.

There are so many great features. For all those saying tell me something android does that iOS doesn't, well here are a couple.

When I remove my phone from my pocket it senses the change and automatically displays the time. Okay so not that important but sure is nice not having to hit a button every time I want to check.
It knows my voice. I can communicate with my phone while it is in locked mode in my pocket. This actually came in handy the other day while I was working. I was figuring how many courses of siding to cut and simply asked my phone to do the math while I carried materials to the cutting table.
Sleep mode. I set the hours and it will not disturb me with calls or texts. If someone calls twice within five minutes it will come through. Or you can set certain people to always come through.
The camera is accesable from the lock screen or by a flicking motion. Making it crazy fast to catch a photo.
Visual voicemail. (Think Apple probably does this one, but not sure) So much better than the old press 7 to delete.

The biggest reason I chose android was a program called app inventor. It's a phone app programming software that uses logic statements in a "snap together like a puzzle" style. I love being able to create my own apps without having to have the knowledge a pro would.
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I'm not bashing apple, heck I'm on my ipad right now. I'm just really impressed with the functionality of my new droid

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When Apple Maps first arrived I thought it sucked compared to Google Maps. Now Google Maps is not even in the same league.

Can't use a micro SD card in my wife's Android phone.

I find no need to tinker with them, they just need to do what I need them to do.

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You guys forget the reality. Apple dumped Google Maps did their own and FAILED!!! They then recruited Google Maps guys and went back to something that worked.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3990340.html

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/sou...-out-ios-maps/
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Actually, I didtched apple back on the 3s/4 release of the "new and improved" ios fiasco. It bricked my phone for months. They released a fix, saying it would fix the issue...it didn't. I couldn't throw my iPhone far enough if I had put it in the barrel of a sherman tank.
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I guess this is the quality one would expect for a $350.00 phone.

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news...-images-459221

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Yeah, that's nothing like when ever Apple releases any new phone or software upgrade practically every users complains at how the changes suck.

Oh and it's always a great idea to make the back of a phone out of glass.
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I have had the iPhone for 6 months and hate it over my old flip phone.
The main thing I need it for is a phone. And none of the smartphones seem to be good at that.
With my flip phone I could just press ONE button and make a call to a frequent or programed number.
Or press one button to get to my phone book. The IPhone takes 3 buttons and one swipe to get to my phone book or to even a key pad.
Definitely not safe while driving.

If I am away from my phone for lets say 20 minutes. Well if I miss a call and get back in my truck the flip phone would be beeping to let me know I missed a voicemail. I did not even have to check and see if I missed any messages. IPhone will only notify you for 15 minutes then gives up.

They should have made the IPhone be a good phone first. Then worried about all the other functions next.
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I have had the iPhone for 6 months and hate it over my old flip phone.
The main thing I need it for is a phone. And none of the smartphones seem to be good at that.
With my flip phone I could just press ONE button and make a call to a frequent or programed number.
Or press one button to get to my phone book. The IPhone takes 3 buttons and one swipe to get to my phone book or to even a key pad.
Definitely not safe while driving.

If I am away from my phone for lets say 20 minutes. Well if I miss a call and get back in my truck the flip phone would be beeping to let me know I missed a voicemail. I did not even have to check and see if I missed any messages. IPhone will only notify you for 15 minutes then gives up.

They should have made the IPhone be a good phone first. Then worried about all the other functions next.
I am not familar with iPhone, but I better that there are shortcuts and there are probably ways to setup the phone to be more user friendly.

Doesn't Siri dial for you using voice commands?
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The fact that you don't know why you would want apps to talk to each other says it all. Apple users that hate droids tend to be less tech savy and like saying they have a smart phone when all they really use on the things is: 1) Phone 2) Text 3) E-Mail 4) Surf I use my phone for everything and everything on my PC is synced to my phone. I could run my business from my phone. And all my apps communicate with each other.
5.apps that aren't crap with the potential for malware. And my phone is synced to my computer as well. Not a droid patent. But I am curious what apps you need to communicate with each other.
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I just got my new phone last week and my choice was android all the way with the Moto X. There are so many great features. For all those saying tell me something android does that iOS doesn't, well here are a couple. When I remove my phone from my pocket it senses the change and automatically displays the time. Okay so not that important but sure is nice not having to hit a button every time I want to check. It knows my voice. I can communicate with my phone while it is in locked mode in my pocket. This actually came in handy the other day while I was working. I was figuring how many courses of siding to cut and simply asked my phone to do the math while I carried materials to the cutting table. Sleep mode. I set the hours and it will not disturb me with calls or texts. If someone calls twice within five minutes it will come through. Or you can set certain people to always come through. The camera is accesable from the lock screen or by a flicking motion. Making it crazy fast to catch a photo. Visual voicemail. (Think Apple probably does this one, but not sure) So much better than the old press 7 to delete. The biggest reason I chose android was a program called app inventor. It's a phone app programming software that uses logic statements in a "snap together like a puzzle" style. I love being able to create my own apps without having to have the knowledge a pro would. MIT App Inventor I'm not bashing apple, heck I'm on my ipad right now. I'm just really impressed with the functionality of my new droid <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyJ6b_HwSmo">YouTube Link</a>
iphone has all those features except talk while locked, and the time thing.
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let me get this straight bearded wonder, you purchased a big phone then complain its too big?


like the guy who buys a dually and then bitches that it's just too dam big..

what can android do that apple can't?

I ditched apple back in the 3gs days too. I foolishly updated and it rendered my phone almost useless. Steve jobs wouldn't let me re install an older os, I had to upgrade. So I decided that was the last dollar apple would get from me.

1. I can do multi window, E.G watch star trek while browsing CT.
2. I can quickly write notes while on the phone or whatever.
3.I can run 3 email apps simultaniously
4.I have a live calendar widget. it automatically updates, and I can quickly check my calendar
5. I have an easy mode (for the fanboys who can't figure out android )
6.I can use dozens of different launchers.
7 I can drag and drop anything from my computer to my phone, and vise versa. No dam itunes.
8. I can download PDF's or drag and drop pictures right into the hard drive. Plus I can use the hard drive like a zip drive. (I have 92 Gigs)
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let me get this straight bearded wonder, you purchased a big phone then complain its too big? like the guy who buys a dually and then bitches that it's just too dam big.. what can android do that apple can't? I ditched apple back in the 3gs days too. I foolishly updated and it rendered my phone almost useless. Steve jobs wouldn't let me re install an older os, I had to upgrade. So I decided that was the last dollar apple would get from me. 1. I can do multi window, E.G watch star trek while browsing CT. 2. I can quickly write notes while on the phone or whatever. 3.I can run 3 email apps simultaniously 4.I have a live calendar widget. it automatically updates, and I can quickly check my calendar 5. I have an easy mode (for the fanboys who can't figure out android ) 6.I can use dozens of different launchers. 7 I can drag and drop anything from my computer to my phone, and vise versa. No dam itunes. 8. I can download PDF's or drag and drop pictures right into the hard drive. Plus I can use the hard drive like a zip drive. (I have 92 Gigs)
hes got ya there. Can't buy a big phone and then complain about its size.
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5.apps that aren't crap with the potential for malware. And my phone is synced to my computer as well. Not a droid patent. But I am curious what apps you need to communicate with each other.
Again, a bit of research and you don't need to worry about malware. Also I run virus protection and have never had an issue. Take a guess at the number one and main cause of viruses and malware on phones? Hint...it's the same as computers.

I am guessing you have an Apple?

If not Outlook calendar does not sync with Apple. Google and Outlook do.

As for app communication, best way to put it is App X was built with core components that are the same as other apps and it would be easier and faster to allow other apps to use those core components instead of having their own and requiring duplicates.

That's just one reason.
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As far as size, the screen was awesome and I got sucked in. But in the real world, that big of phone isn't practical for me. I'm constantly grabbing my phone with one hand and reading texts or something (like CT). Could only reach the bottom right quarter of the screen with my thumb, and I couldn't hold it securely while doing so.

No fault of the phone, I agree. I might be more willing to put up with it if I didn't have the iPad.
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I can display anything on my phones screen onto my 46" LCD tv through wifi. Can droid do that?
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I can display anything on my phones screen onto my 46" LCD tv through wifi. Can droid do that?
Yes. There isn't a single thing I'm aware of that an iPhone is capable of that flagship android devices aren't....
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