Convince me of a Droid over an Iphone...

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  1. Smokinram

    Smokinram New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am new to the forums. My wife and I are going to switch to smartphones in the next day or two so we are grandfathered in for the unlimited data plans, so its decision time.

    My wife, she is already sold on an iphone.

    Me, I have friends who have the iphones, Droid X's, Droid Incredible, and Thunderbolts and the emotions are mixed.

    I am a mechanical engineer and a diesel mechanic on the side so I am looking at the technical side of the phone along with the ruggedness of a phone.

    Someone please convince me of the advantage of an Android based phone(Droid X2) over an iphone 4 on Verizon.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. DroidXDoes4G

    DroidXDoes4G Member

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    More customization.
    Faster.
    More choices.
    Better camera.
    4G (on some)
    Dual Core
    ...the list goes on...
     
  3. Snow02

    Snow02 Active Member

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    Goog set >>> istans.

    That's all you really need to know.

    But given your line of work, you're probably someone that appreciates utility. For that reason alone, you'll like the droid more.
     
  4. Smokinram

    Smokinram New Member

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    Decisions Decisions...

    Well you are definitely helping me make my decision.

    Just need a little more information. I really like the sound of the Droid Bionic but for me to get grandfathered in by July 7th, I need to choose a current model. I am leaning towards a Droid X2. Several friends have Droid X's and love them. Two of my other friend have/had the Thunderbolt and hated it.

    Is the Droid X2 the way to go?

    Also whats the most compact and durable case/protector for the Droid X2?

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
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    Smokinram, I think you missed your own qualities of a device you want. I for one, do not know of any "ruggedized" iphones. Hehehe. But I'm sure there is an "ruggidized" android phone out there ;)
     
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    durable and compact don't exactly go together for cases.

    that said, I don't know about compact, but if you want durable, nothing I've seen will beat an Otterbox.
     
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    Go to the store and play with them both, preferably for more than fifteen minutes. I don't think you will be disappointed either way you go because both platforms are pretty good.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
  8. alboboy10

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    As a fellow engineer I would advise u on an android. Engineers and iphones just don't go together. The iphone is too simple and not functional enough.

    If u want to be grandfathered in 4g you need a 4g phone. Tell verizon your concern, I'm sure they can help u out with the bionic as well when it comes out. They want you to stay with them they'll do anything
     
  9. Nausicaa

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    Well I have an iPhone in a sock, never touched it much, and it already has a scratch. I didn't even do anything. If you're looking for rugged, you don't want an iPhone.
     
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    You don't need a 4G phone. Any smartphone will do.
     
  11. Smokinram

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    Thank You

    Very very good advice.

    Thanks to you all.

    Now you have me leaning towards the Android side.

    What about phones now? Droid X2 or Incredible 2? Or any other suggestions...

    Thanks again,
    Andy
     
  12. brad92

    brad92 Silver Member

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    Based on that logic, we don't need anything more than Blackberries on 1x network...

    sent from my ApeX
     
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