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Topic # 99789 27-Mar-2012 14:56
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So I swapped my Galaxy Note for an iPhone 4S yesterday. Some of you may know I'm an android developer on xda, this is my second attempt at a iPhone 4S. I tried it not long ago but the battery was rubbish and the stupid thing kept freezing.

So never the less I decided to try again. Pretty much because didn't have any other phones that I haven't owned lol.

Gotta say this time round I'm pretty happy so far, no real issues. Pretty heavy use as you do when you first get a phone and I'm on 61% after 8 hours so I'm not going to complain about that.

Really love the smoothness and fluid feel of the new version as opposed to the 3GS etc.

Screen size taking a little getting used to but ts cool,Iove the keyboard.

Wifi keeps dropping at work where it didn't on most of my android phones. My mate in the office next to me has a iPhone 3GS and his doesn't drop.. Might be because hes on 5.0.1 I'm on 5.1 but dunno yet.

Otherwise like it! Will wait and keep testing but from an Android Dev I think it's pretty good for a nice fast easy to use device.

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  Reply # 601132 28-Mar-2012 10:58
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I have been using an iPhone 4s for a couple of weeks as well. The day I got it 5.1 came out so I downloaded that immediately. Have also been having the issue with wifi dropping off while the phone is locked/sleeping and having to be reconnected. My friend on 5.0.1 does not have this issue so perhaps it is related. Would be nice to have it solved

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  Reply # 601135 28-Mar-2012 11:02
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Yea apart from that I'm happy. I think it's chewing the battery a bit because of it

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  Reply # 601212 28-Mar-2012 12:57
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I am considering the move from Android (currently a Moto Defy, yeah running 2.2) to iPhone 4/4S.

There are three things against and two which I'm not sure about which I would greatly appreciate comment on, here goes. 


  1. You can't remove/swap the battery. What is the best 'real world' solution you have found? I know there is PowerMonkey, does it do the job? Do you need secondary power sources? 
  2. Podcast catching. On Android I have PodKicker, it's great. Gets me my podcasts with no need to hook up to a PC, is there anything like this on iOS? 
  3. Google Docs. On Android this rock, it just works. Create on any PC with Chrome then read on my phone. Printing isn't easy but I don't print much. I know there is Drop Box and iCloud but is there anything comparable in ease of use and functionality to Google Docs? I a guessing sorting files in Drop Box would be a pain. I don't know that much about iCloud. 

  1. Battery life? It seemed like it was 'another day, another issue' is this sorted? Any sort of problem? 
  2. What is the calendar like? The one on my Gmail account is great. Easy to use, easy to update from any PC with Chrome all that. Does iOS have a decent calendar?  
Anyway, thanks all. If these are sorted I would love to be an iPhone owner. 

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  Reply # 601240 28-Mar-2012 13:26
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I have never had a battery issue (iPhone 4 16Gb, iOS5.1). It is my 4th smartphone, and out of all of them it probably has had the best battery life, but they all needed charging daily.
I have not used Google Docs on it.
The built in calendar is fine, and works with iCloud. With Google Sync it will work with google calendars.

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  Reply # 601258 28-Mar-2012 13:34
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It works with google calendars out of the box, using it now

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