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  Reply # 658295 19-Jul-2012 11:29 Send private message

I had to dot the i's and cross the T's first :)

And I now know why you'd sell your soul for an iphone!




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  Reply # 658326 19-Jul-2012 11:50 Send private message

I've been using an Android phone (HTC One X) as my primary phone for a few months. Prior to that I was an avid iPhone 4 user. While I love the extra flexibility the Android platform gives me, I am starting to tire of the lack of stability of the OS. The phone can get quite laggy, and its common for core functionality such as returning to the home screen or invoking the task switcher to take many seconds to complete.

I understand some of these issues may be fixed in the latest firmware versions, but I'm still waiting for that to become available on my phone. This is another area where iPhone is leading the way. If there is an update to the OS, everyone gets it as soon as Apple releases it, rather than being dependent on phone manufacturers and telcos to release it.

I'm going to investigate installing a custom Jellybean ROM on my phone (once one is available), and will see how I go with that. Despite the iPhone being far superior in the software stability stakes, I'm simply not ready to turn my back on that glorious 4.7" screen, and can't imagine going back to a keyboard that doesn't allow a swipe style of input. I'd also miss widgets, but not enough to prevent a switch back. The large screen and faster keyboard input methods are the primary reasons I'm still persisting with my One X.

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  Reply # 658329 19-Jul-2012 11:55 Send private message

My elderly mother can operate her iPhone.

My "more powerful" Android phone completely baffles her.

Both devices still make/receive phone calls, emails and SMS/MMS messages. Both can download and run new applications. That's the vast majority of anything most people will ever use on either platform. Android has more "behind-the-scenes" stuff that only techy people will have any use for.

Plus, I'm told iPhones look prettier.




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  Reply # 658346 19-Jul-2012 12:09 Send private message

stevenz: My elderly mother can operate her iPhone.

My "more powerful" Android phone completely baffles her.



Another great point. My wife loves her iPhone, and uses it extensively. But she struggles with common tasks on my Android. The iOS user experience seems to be much better suited to the less technologically inclined among us.

OTOH, My 14 y/o daughter has a Huawei X5, and she loves that.

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  Reply # 658353 19-Jul-2012 12:14 Send private message

billgates: ^ I asked your opinion about the UI? How is that trolling? I take that as an offense. I am sorry but it's jut not fair to accuse someone in this manner.


Odd thing to say as the opening poster put forward a legitmate post, and you replied as a "good paperweight", hardly helpful. Trolling? Yes.

As regards the paperweight, yes it will make a good paperweight as it is not light, and it will always be an up to date paperweight, unlime WP7 it seems,  refer to a blog post on the Geekzone homepage.

My response to the OP, is that the post is more about a $250 phone compared to a top end phone. Yes, it will differ, iPhone or Android or Microsoft, the better hardware phones will be better as you would expect at the high prices they command.



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  Reply # 658355 19-Jul-2012 12:16 Send private message

dclegg:
stevenz: My elderly mother can operate her iPhone.

My "more powerful" Android phone completely baffles her.



Another great point. My wife loves her iPhone, and uses it extensively. But she struggles with common tasks on my Android. The iOS user experience seems to be much better suited to the less technologically inclined among us.

OTOH, My 14 y/o daughter has a Huawei X5, and she loves that.


And this is the point on the Iphone! We got them for work, and we have some of the most un-tech guys on earth!




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  Reply # 658360 19-Jul-2012 12:27 Send private message

dickytim:
dclegg:
stevenz: My elderly mother can operate her iPhone.

My "more powerful" Android phone completely baffles her.



Another great point. My wife loves her iPhone, and uses it extensively. But she struggles with common tasks on my Android. The iOS user experience seems to be much better suited to the less technologically inclined among us.

OTOH, My 14 y/o daughter has a Huawei X5, and she loves that.


And this is the point on the Iphone! We got them for work, and we have some of the most un-tech guys on earth!


Do note though, techgeeks use them too. For me, it is a tool, I don't need/want custiomisation, and I am unaffectd by some of the limitations Apple has. So on that I'm happy, but some users will have needs or wants that will help determine what phone they use. Choice of 3 main OS's, something to suit everyone.

(But I wish it had a 4.7" too! ) 

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  Reply # 658742 19-Jul-2012 22:31 Send private message

I go by the principle that if i buy something I intend to use it immediately rather than spending weeks to figure out how to best use it, I find that other manufacturers seem to give you 101 items to customize which seems to imply they could not be bothered to figure out what is the best way to display or provide a certain functionality



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  Reply # 658825 20-Jul-2012 06:56 Send private message

khull: I go by the principle that if i buy something I intend to use it immediately rather than spending weeks to figure out how to best use it, I find that other manufacturers seem to give you 101 items to customize which seems to imply they could not be bothered to figure out what is the best way to display or provide a certain functionality


I like your way of thinking!




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  Reply # 659289 20-Jul-2012 19:13 Send private message

khull: I go by the principle that if i buy something I intend to use it immediately rather than spending weeks to figure out how to best use it, I find that other manufacturers seem to give you 101 items to customize which seems to imply they could not be bothered to figure out what is the best way to display or provide a certain functionality

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  Reply # 659296 20-Jul-2012 19:33 Send private message

At the beach tonight. iPhone 4 with hotspot. Have my laptop, wife's laptop and iPad all attached via bluetooth for what feels like normal/fast internet. What a device.

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  Reply # 659341 20-Jul-2012 22:42 Send private message

Its simple i think. theres no 2 or 3 ways of doing a same thing like android. I have used few android handsets before getting the iphone 4 and now i realise why people actually like them.

actually nice to see peoples comments on it as suppose to a full on troll thread.

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  Reply # 659346 20-Jul-2012 22:54 Send private message

myopinion: At the beach tonight. iPhone 4 with hotspot. Have my laptop, wife's laptop and iPad all attached via bluetooth for what feels like normal/fast internet. What a device.


Just a geeky comment, but I believe the personal hotspot actually creates a wireless network using wifi rather than bluetooth.
Yeah - it's a nice feature that seems to be quick & reliable.




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  Reply # 659423 21-Jul-2012 08:53 Send private message

clicknz:
myopinion: At the beach tonight. iPhone 4 with hotspot. Have my laptop, wife's laptop and iPad all attached via bluetooth for what feels like normal/fast internet. What a device.


Just a geeky comment, but I believe the personal hotspot actually creates a wireless network using wifi rather than bluetooth.
Yeah - it's a nice feature that seems to be quick & reliable.


The iPhone 4 can create a wireless network with both wifi and Bluetooth. Bluetooth is better as uses less power and you can have it permanently on. The connecting device can reconnect without any input from the iPhone it is a bit slower than wifi. The iPhone 3GS only does Bluetooth.

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