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    Apples to androids!

    Let my start by saying yes, I was an iPhone fanboy. I initially had my service with verizon, but after drooling over the iPhone I made the switch to AT&T about a year ago. MISTAKE. Anyway this isn't about service, I wanted to discuss the phones. As now I am back with verizon, happier then ever.

    EVERYONE in my family has iPhones, my mother, father, aunt, cat.. etc.. So when I told them I was getting the Droid X these were some of the responses I got;

    "Why? the iPhone is so easy to use"
    "Everything is integrated"
    "It's so pretty, and it can do everything!"
    "Meow"

    Everything? Hardly.

    But for the most part it was a good phone.*cough BORING cough*. If you are say, my parents, or believe in status, or just have no technical savvy at all. Owning the Droid X makes the iPhone seem like a toy my 2 year old nephew could figure out (and yes he pretty much has). I LOVE the fact that you can completely customize Android platforms, the phone is 100% you. iPhone I would say 15% at best? (You can change the WALLPAPER NOW!!! and make FOLDERS!! HOLLLLY MOLLLYYY!!!!) NOT. Yes, there is a learning curve to the droid x, but I enjoy spending that quality time with my expensive plastic, as well as knowing no matter how long I own it I can change it to make it something almost new completely. (coming from someone who has had a new phone every 6 months, this is a big milestone for me). Anyway,

    Point of this ramble is simple. iPhone = Simplistic. Droid X (or any android) = revolutionary.

    Sorry I doubted you Android and verizon. AT&T SUCKS
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    Lmao.

    I would get an iphone over the droid IF they were on VZ

    why? well, just pointed out, so easy a 2 Y/O can figure it out.

    all I care about is phone calls and the net, aside from that, I dont have the time many of you do to tailor the phone to my likes.

    the GIFs on the Itouch/iphone are animated, not so much here.

    I AM enjoying some of the features like google maps ETC, so, my response might change once I learn all teh bells & whistles on my droid
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    We know that the switch took alot of courage and you will be happier for leaving a company that believes form > function
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    I've been a big Apple proponent for a few years, but Android is amassing way more arms right now. A couple years ago, the iPhone was the smartphone to have. Now, it pales in comparison to the Droid X. I had AT&T for 10 years and have experienced the poor reception, dropped calls, etc. To be honest though, it wasn't too common (or annoying) until my area updated to the 3G towers, after which I dropped, in all seriousness, at least 3 of every 10 calls that lasted over 3 minutes, some conversations having multiple drops.

    After the fiasco with preorders, I decided to look around, so I test drove an EVO and was amazed. However, Sprint has poor coverage in my area, so I waited on the Droid X and couldn't be happier. I'm truly amazed at how much better my coverage is now. Data rates are faster than what AT&T was providing and are way more consistent. Running speed tests, if you had a great connection with AT&T, I could get 1.6/7 Mbps downs, but the average in the area would have been a lot closer to .4 or so if you factored in locations and time. With Verizon, it doesn't matter what time it is or where I am in town, I'm gonna get speeds ranging from 1.4 to 1.9. I've run many tests on the X and the lowest was .995. As per voice, haven't had a dropped call yet and certain areas where coverage would become poor and almost lose reception are non-existent now. For instance, I can drive to work now and hold my wife on the phone the entire time. No static, drops or signal loss.

    Phone to phone, the X wallops what the iPhone does. Now, I didn't say what the iPhone could do, I said what it does. The difference there, I think, is what separates these 2 phones. Swype was a huge selling point for me. It can be done on the iPhone, but isn't allowed. Widgets are a must for a smartphone. They could be on an iPhone, but aren't allowed. It's ridiculous to have to jailbreak a phone to get basic functionality, or to just download a file from the internet. This wouldn't be that big a deal a couple years ago, but now it's borderline absurd not to give them as options. Those are just a couple things that originally attracted me. I'm not even going to touch the customization options, as Apple is playing high school ball compared to the majors in that area.

    All of that said, both are great phones, but Apple is getting lapped right now with functionality. Jobs need to get his head out of his butt and allow people to unlock the potential in their phones. Sure, you can keep it dumbed down and basic for those who want something fairly easy to operate, but for the rest of us the shackles either have to come off or we do what I did and buy a product that introduces more than folder capabilities in its big yearly update. Same thing applies to AT&T . . . they are capable of having the best resources, but, apparently, don't want to spend the money upgrading and adding towers to meet demand.

    Nevertheless, I love my new X. I've customized 4 different home screens and am currently digging LProPlus. The speed and battery life of the phone is incredible. I couldn't be happier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msburr87 View Post
    EVERYONE in my family has iPhones, my mother, father, aunt, cat.. etc..
    How many minutes does your cat use?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkcerda View Post

    the GIFs on the Itouch/iphone are animated, not so much here.
    Wait what? Might have been like that on 2.1, but ever since I loaded 2.2, every gif on the browser has been animated.

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    your right about good phone, I 4 is a pretty good phone except for the antenna & reception. The end result tho is if you don't have any service the best phone in the world is useless.
    Glad I switched to Verizon and the X!
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    I get how people love one phone and love to bash other phones...but really they both have their pros and cons. People ***** about having to j/b their iphone to do stuff, yet people ***** about not being able to root the X or load custom roms. Same difference. I looked for a screen capture app, yeah their available on the X, if you have root, which I don't. I'd love to get rid of some of the blur stuff, but I can't becuase the phone is locked. So much for Apple being restrictive and Android being this "do anything you want sandbox" right?? Everyone *****es about multi-tasking and then everyone *****es about multi-tasking killing performance and battery life. The #1 app for the X seems to be "Advanced Task Killer", great, now I have to manage all that cr#p?!?!

    So again, I get everyone wanting to be fanboys, but really both are good phones and have the pro's and cons.

    I'm hoping the X does it for me. I'd love to have better covereage, but really my lack of coverage affects me about 1% of the time whereas the entire "phone experience" affects me 100% of the time. When I dock my phone at night my iPhone has 60-70% battery left, my X so far has yet to make it until 5pm. The GPS on the X takes a lot longer to acquire which is a big deal to me because I like to geotag my photos. I pop open the camera app and have to sit there while it hones in on my position, usually takes about a minute. That's a long time to wait. The list (for both phones) goes on and on. At the end of the day it's about which one suits YOU better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevroc View Post
    I get how people love one phone and love to bash other phones...but really they both have their pros and cons. People ***** about having to j/b their iphone to do stuff, yet people ***** about not being able to root the X or load custom roms. Same difference. I looked for a screen capture app, yeah their available on the X, if you have root, which I don't. I'd love to get rid of some of the blur stuff, but I can't becuase the phone is locked. So much for Apple being restrictive and Android being this "do anything you want sandbox" right?? Everyone *****es about multi-tasking and then everyone *****es about multi-tasking killing performance and battery life. The #1 app for the X seems to be "Advanced Task Killer", great, now I have to manage all that cr#p?!?!

    So again, I get everyone wanting to be fanboys, but really both are good phones and have the pro's and cons.

    I'm hoping the X does it for me. I'd love to have better covereage, but really my lack of coverage affects me about 1% of the time whereas the entire "phone experience" affects me 100% of the time. When I dock my phone at night my iPhone has 60-70% battery left, my X so far has yet to make it until 5pm. The GPS on the X takes a lot longer to acquire which is a big deal to me because I like to geotag my photos. I pop open the camera app and have to sit there while it hones in on my position, usually takes about a minute. That's a long time to wait. The list (for both phones) goes on and on. At the end of the day it's about which one suits YOU better....
    A non-rooted Android phone does more out-of-the-box, than a non-jailbroken iPhone. The locked bootloader on the Droid X has nothing to do with Android, that's Motorola's doing. You don't need Advanced Task Killer.
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