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Old 05-07-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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What can a person do with an IPhone that they cannot do with an android and what can a person do with an android that they cannot do with an IPhone.

I have been using androids and now my friend gave me an IPhone 4 to play with and to me it seems like a pain, am I wrong?
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Either is perfectly usable.

I go with iOS because...

1) More stable
2) Better apps.
3) Vastly superior performance. None of the UI stuttering and audio cutting out that plagues even flagship Android phones. I don't have to kill tasks and restart my iPhone, my battery doesn't randomly run down to zero, and some random process doesn't spiral out of control and turn my phone into a space heater on a regular basis.
4) Hardware design decisions are actually thought out. Take the fingerprint reader. On the iPhone, it just works; I can smash my thumb on it any way I want. Then take the Galaxy S5's imitation - it requires touching the screen and home button and swiping straight down and you need two hands to do it. Fast and easy vs slow and a pain to use.
5) Doesn't come stuffed full of random crap that can't be removed and custom skins that are terrible and kill performance.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Either is perfectly usable.

I go with iOS because...

1) More stable
2) Better apps.
3) Vastly superior performance. None of the UI stuttering and audio cutting out that plagues even flagship Android phones. I don't have to kill tasks and restart my iPhone, my battery doesn't randomly run down to zero, and some random process doesn't spiral out of control and turn my phone into a space heater on a regular basis.
4) Hardware design decisions are actually thought out. Take the fingerprint reader. On the iPhone, it just works; I can smash my thumb on it any way I want. Then take the Galaxy S5's imitation - it requires touching the screen and home button and swiping straight down and you need two hands to do it. Fast and easy vs slow and a pain to use.
5) Doesn't come stuffed full of random crap that can't be removed and custom skins that are terrible and kill performance.
I go with Android because I've had none of those issues in 3 years, and multiple devices.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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My wife has had both and she prefers her I-phone but I never asked her why. She still has her I Phone and its the most satisfied of any she has ever had. She reactivate it after buying a selling her Samsung.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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Seamless integration with all of my other Apple programs, and network of computers.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I couldn't figure out the android. IMO it isn't intuitive like the iPhone.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:56 AM
 
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I couldn't figure out the android. IMO it isn't intuitive like the iPhone.
That's interesting because I like Android for that exact reason, it's way more intuitive than the Iphone...heck, the Iphone doesn't even have a back button!
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:59 AM
 
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Either is perfectly usable.

I go with iOS because...

1) More stable
2) Better apps.
3) Vastly superior performance. None of the UI stuttering and audio cutting out that plagues even flagship Android phones. I don't have to kill tasks and restart my iPhone, my battery doesn't randomly run down to zero, and some random process doesn't spiral out of control and turn my phone into a space heater on a regular basis.
4) Hardware design decisions are actually thought out. Take the fingerprint reader. On the iPhone, it just works; I can smash my thumb on it any way I want. Then take the Galaxy S5's imitation - it requires touching the screen and home button and swiping straight down and you need two hands to do it. Fast and easy vs slow and a pain to use.
5) Doesn't come stuffed full of random crap that can't be removed and custom skins that are terrible and kill performance.

I just tossed my piece o poo iPhone in the middle of the road several weeks ago because Apple in their ultimate piece o poo wisdom killed my iPhone with their most recent update.
I followed all the intructions exactly and I lost absolutely everything on my phone along with my phone, there was nothing left and the update completely wiped out the IOS on my phone.

I've got a free iPhone if anyone wants it, you will have to take the time to put all those teeny tiny pieces back together though.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:03 AM
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Location: Florida
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This is just another version of the decade's old Mac vs. PC question. Apple creates a specific type of consumption environment that some people find eminently comforting and familiar. They pay so much attention to that aspect of their consumption environment that folks who like Apple devices will be disturbed so much by alternative consumption environments that they won't seem as robust or usable, even when the two choices are considered essentially comparable by users coming from a third party device (which has been happening a lot recent, with folks abandoning Blackberry).
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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The theme of this thread is silly. It is like asking why some prefer Chocolate vs. Vanilla ice cream. They both do the same thing, just taste differently.
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