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View Poll Results: iPhone or Android?
iPhone 14 34.15%
Android 27 65.85%
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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I'm considering upgrading to a different phone.

Before I was for sure planning on getting the iPhone, I knew about Android, but didn't really pay attention to it.

But Android has been getting my attention in the past couple weeks and I'm even considering getting it now.

Which is better?
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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This is basically like asking the Mac vs PC question. I personally think that Android has an edge because the hardware cycle refreshes much quicker (due to multiple manufacturers, options, etc). Apple is pretty good about releasing solid hardware when they come out with a new version. The iPhone 5 is on its way... might be worth atleast seeing what the specs are like.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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"Android" encompasses a number of microcomputers, ranging from very good to very mediocre, so the answer to the question may be "it depends". It also depends on what kind of features you are looking for. If you want a physical keyboard, you need to go with an Android phone that has one (or a Blackberry). If you want a large screen microcomputer, you should go with an Android model with a large screen. (The iPhone screen is 3.5 inches diagonal on all models.) If battery life is important, you probably want an iPhone. If you want an MP3 player, the iPhone is a little better, mainly because it synches to iTunes, though some/all Android phones have Amazon MP3 pre-loaded. If you want free apps, an Android phone is probably a better choice, though I think the iPhone still has more total apps available.

Honestly, IMO you can't go wrong with any of the high-end microcomputers right now, whether they are Android OS or iOS (operating system for iPhone). My preference is Android, but that's only because that's what I have and I've never had an iPhone (though I'd love to get one to compare it to my Motorola Droid 2).
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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A lot of people complain that the iPhone get's too simple at some point... whereas Android grows with the user.

Personally, I think HTC makes the best Android phones as their SenseUI is unmatched. But the iPhone interface is pretty good as well.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Agree with NJBest.
I am not one of those hardcaore fanbois. I like all technology. The iPhone is a solid device. My wife has one. It does everything well except make phone calls. She has the newest VZW one and it still drops calls and she cuts out when talking. But it is a cool slick device. I just do not like being tied to Itunes.
Having said that my next phone will be an HTC Android.
Either the Thunderbolt or the Incredible II.
The Sense UI, IMO, blows all the other Droids away.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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They are both good. Get the droid because itunes sucks.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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If I went with Android, this would be the phone I would get- HTC Inspire (TM) 4G* Cell Phone - Wireless from AT&T
http://www.metrolic.com/wp-content/u...1/Inspire1.jpg

Has good reviews and the screen is larger too, which is a plus.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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I'm settled on getting the HTC EVO 3D when it comes out. It's clearly got unmatched specs (and large screen).
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I want it too...I don't know how much I'll use the 3D feature but the specs are great. The loss of stock kickstand bothers me though. There will be a case with one though. I wish it had NFC too but oh well..
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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That's the first time I've seen anyone wish for an NFC chip.
Didn't think there was any real demand for that.
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