Android is the biggest selling phone OS system, people from all budgets can now get a 'smart phone' without getting into the whole Apple ideology.
I only upgraded from my HTC G1 to the Galaxy S2 because I thought if I'm going to spend a few hundred quid on a phone (I don't like contracts) I'd buy the best available at the time and the S2 seems to be that.........for now, something will be better soon I've no doubt but I'm positive it ain't the 4S.
Don't get me started about Apple computers
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To be honest i have recommended the Iphone to many people over the last few years when asked, overwhelmingly the reason many of these turned down the Iphone was because of the almost fanatical following that some people have over them.
It's a phone, to my mind it's not worth 10 mins out of my day to think about, so i sure as hell don't care strongly enough to argue over one.
To that point anyone that does just seems kinda "odd" to me.
No offence intended at you because i do not know you and have no idea if your like that, rather i'm just pointing a certain level of enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism for a inanimate object does tends to put some people off.
With regard to copying.
As i said before both types of phone will do more than most users will ever use them for, speaking as someone who has had both Iphones and Androids they certainly are NOT a copy of each other.
They both have advantages and disadvantages, i have a Iphone 4 sitting in a desk drawer because i prefer my Desire HD, that's my choice i prefer the ability to change my battery if needed, to swap out memory cards and i use flash.
It's only a phone though.
Look, my first computer was a 386. I was building my own 12 months later, by the time the first pentium class came out, I was running a water cooled, peltier system, made with copper plumbing, a heater matrix from an old vauxhall astra and a pump out of a fish tank. I've run every operating system Microsoft have released since MS DOS and several versions of Linux. Anyone who can remember installing Windows 95 onto a blank HDD, can surely remember what a joke "plug & play" was back then, as well as what often was days spent trying to configure drivers for various expansion cards, but it didnt matter. Aside from several ipod's, my Iphone is the first apple product I have ever owned of any significance. I am about the furthest you can be from an apple fan boy, but I am most definitely a fan of the iphone, simply because it is a superb product. It would be much easier to make that point if someone else made the damned thing, but they didn't, apple made it and credit where it's due. The only fanboys are people who are so dug into their favourite trench, they refuse to open their eyes to anything else. If someone else makes a better phone, even a better copy, I'd probably buy one, but until they do, I'll stick with the iphone because it's an amazing piece of technology, that is silky smooth to operate and effortless in use.
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I've got an iPhone fantastic phone no problems good backup system excellent after sales service nuff said regards dave
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I love forums for exactly this type of pavlovian behavior about something fundamentally trivial like ' which mobile phone'.
You might as well start a thread on which flavor vesta curry is best... Or paper clips give me your advice....
I have an iPhone 4 it's better than the Palm Treo it replaced and that was better than the Nokia I had before that...
I don't consider myself to be an Apple fan boy... But I do own 3 of their products the phone an iPad and a iPod.. All of them work well, do what I want and are nicely made.
Thats all I want from them.. Buying a phone is not a religious statement for 99.9% of folk ...
I have an iPhone 3GS worst phone i have ever owned absolute piece of dog dirt. Drops calls constantly poor signal unless your climbing a phone mast. Battery life less than a day unless you turn off all the features than make it an iPhone.
That said I have over £300 worth of apps on my phone mainly medical and wildlife stuff which are great so I am stuck with upgrading to another iPhone or losing my apps.
I am posting on my iPad which I love. Would replace instantly if broke. Both iphone and iPad spend as much time outdoors as I do.
With some really good marketing they have made themselve this image that you either love or hate.
To begin with i was the latter but i recently purchased the iphone 4s and its the best phone i have ever had after having a samsung omnia 2 i was put off touchscreen phones.
add me to the fanboy list if you must.
I used to hate Apple and the way you were tied into them and their products. I tried several Android phones and watched my smug faced Iphone loving wife smiling at me when my Android phones kept crashing or stalling. I eventually gave way and got an Iphone 4S and have not looked back since. They simply work and do it well with backup like you get from no other company, well maybe Spyderco. The only problem I have now is a smug wife saying I told you so . Go for the 4S 'cos its cool to talk to your phone.
One thing I have noticed with users of Apple equipment is that most of them when asked for a straight, concise answer why the apple is better it just is seem to be the answer they give no Real pro and cons for and against any other piece of equipment, yes their may be a couple that can.
in the end its just that apple is better......YES BUT WHY.....???. dont get me wrong but please give me a real reason why an Iphone is better then an Andriod.
Myself I have a galaxy ace just about to change my contract to another phone, but looking at it most the people I know can only tell me their Iphone is better.... but never been able to tell me why it is better other then it all boils down to it being a cl*t phone, and its an apple, its smaller it, looks better, I can use itunes on it, theres loads of app's on it, and on it goes..........
Yes I will be buying another android cause its better for me, it does what I, the apps are handy, if it was not because of the ability to get on the internet, if i really need to ( which I hate to do cause the screen on a phone is way to small to sensibly used the internet).....oh and I can use it as aphone,
I have a separate GPS, and a MP3 player, I am not one for wrapping everything into one item that drains the battery at a stupid rate so I can not use any of it with out a mains supply.
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I have the Samsung galaxy s2 its simply brilliant
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End of discussion?
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You will of course be less likely to be mugged for your Android phone :-) seriously just get an iPhone you will only wish you had in the first place but have to live with the mistake for 18 months till the contract ends. Get it on the 3 network, tethering is free with as much as you can eat data. Then get one of these, http://www.lifeproof.com/shop/cases/iphone-4-4s, you won't regret it
I use an iphone but I'm not an Apple fan.
It does cut off calls because the proximity sensor is rubbish and your "ear" will end the call. I have to press the "show keypad" option when making/answering.
iTunes is the worlds WORST piece of cr*p imo.
I bought my 12 year old a Galaxy something or other and she loves it. She can transfer music and files etc wirelessly at a push of a button!
I would recommend Three as best value for such a beast though.
Oooo, more Apple bashing. I like it
On a related note, someone mentioned the other day when they realised when Apple became over inflated with self importance - back in the day, when you closed your laptop the Apple logo used to be the right way up for you. Now it's the other way round, so its the right way up for others when the laptops open.
And many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
Certainly when the badge became more important than what's actually in the case the badge is stuck to/embossed into.
"Donít take life so serious, son, it ainít nohow permanent." Walt Kelly
The 3GS or the 4S
BUT NOT THE IPHONE 4 It has serious Issues
the 4s is the better of the two but cost more
The 4s has a better camera,
A face to face camera so you can use video conferencing like Skype etc...,
Better Battery Life.
But if those things aren't an issue for you then the 3GS is the way to go.
I recently got the 3GS its great, and worth it, The 4S is Much better but was £10p/m extra on my contract for 24 months = £240 or a one off payment of £220
I got the 3GS and kept the wife happy.
Have a happy life with no regrets, and live long enough to be a burden to your kids.
I forgot about this thread,I got a Samsung Galaxy s11 a while back and i must say i really like it ,very easy to use .Now my questions are what apps do i want /need and i take it this can get a virus without protection?
Not all those who wander are lost !
Speaking as an technology dinosour I find my I phone 4s I have so easy to use , I love it .
Got a good deal on it too on contract
We have 3g's for work and the difference is well worth the extra IMO
Virus protection is available
Lots of applications for free, Google skymaps is wonderful
US Army survival guide
Dutch oven calculator
AA Caravan and Camping site guide, you never know you might need to find a site quick
Video converter, converts films on you PC you can then play on your phone
Turn your S2 into a kindle
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Turn text and PDF files to kindle format
There are thousands of application to choose from, enjoy
Just received a new HTC One X, very happy with it. Very fast quad processor that actually manages to keep up with my work stuff.
Oh and spekky 48k rubber keys for my first and yes my 128 was better than a commador! Nerd me up