Help me not buy an iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Monshroud, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. MrBunster

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    If I were to add a point, my S3 is plenty roomy enough for me to enjoy typing on it. I was apprehensive about losing my physical keyboard (I also upgraded from a Droid 2), but I don't regret the change at all. This big screen really is a luxury. The iPhone on the other hand may be too cramped for typing on screen, unless you have delicate lady fingers (I have the absolute manliest Italian sausage hands). Like another poster said, go play with some phones. That might make your decision a LOT easier.
     
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    Tried to look at the iPhone 5 and that was a test of patience. Translated that means I stopped waiting and just walked out of the store. I did play with the D4 and S3 and liked them both. I have been so used to having my D2 that the S3 felt so light and flimsy. I hate to sound stupid about this, but with it being plastic backed and so thin, does the screen on the S3 crack easily?
     
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    Why every time an Idevice comes out do we have to have these threads.

    If you have to have a bunch of anonymous people convince you to stay with the best then you probably didn't really want to be here anyway.

    If your going to compare the I5 to anything it should be the S3 not the OG or the R2.

    I didn't buy the OG and join this site in its infancy to have to read about anything I.

    Sorry for the rant but I hate seeing any thread that starts with Ianything.

    Good luck with your locked down Idevice.

    By the way there will always be something newer and possibly better right around the corner.
     
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    I thought the same going from the OG to the GNex. GNex felt flimsy, couple of weeks later it felt great. I did like the weight of my droid. Still on my dresser as a clock, I pick up now and then.

    Sorry to be off topic.
     
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    I held the I5 and felt that the phone feels tiny.
     
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    1-Limitations, limitations, and more limitations on the software
    2-Most of the apps that we on Android don't pay, ex. Angry Birds, are NOT free on the apple store
    3-Smaller screen than most of Android phones
    4-Non removable storage, YOU NEED MORE STORAGE? SORRY BUT YOU NEED TO BUY ANOTHER IPHONE!!...With Android you have the option of removable micro Sd card
    5-Non Removable Battery
    6-No google maps anymore..Everywhere in the news and on the net, apple maps is being critized for how inaccurate is.
    7-You need itunes for media file transfer, with Android as simple as Drag and Drop.
    8-No keyboard options like swype, swiftkey etc etc
    9-No home screen customizations
    10-With Android, YOU own your phone, with Iphone, APPLE owns you and controls the phone they way THEY think is good for you, (See example 1, Limitations...)
    At this moment this is what I remember, I've had Windows phones, Blackberries, Iphones and Android, and I would NEVER buy an iphone for those reasons and more that I can't remember at this moment! (Did I forget to mention they are an evil company as well?) Good day!
     
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    Just get the iPhone, join the sheeple and enjoy handcuffs, and apples way because that's the only way an iPhone works.. I don't blame you for not wanting to pull the hammer on an Android device, it will be outdated in 3 months, but then again that's better than the iPhone 5,it was outdated 6 months before it came out...

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    As did I, and yeah, it felt small...it seemed too tall for how wide it was...which made it seem too narrow. Just odd.
    I didn't like it.
    I also didn't like iOS...I poked around and I was like, "What the hell...I can't do anything." Just a big list of icons to click on...no settings or customization options...nothing. A big grid of boring icons. Ugh. Why do people like that? It's horrible.

    Oh, and if the OP desides to get an iPhone...make sure you get a case or bumper for it, because the black finish chips off. But it's ok, Apple says this is "Normal." Normal??? Good lord. :icon_rolleyes: :icon_rolleyes: :icon_rolleyes:
    Apple's Schiller: iPhone 5 Scratching, Chipping Is 'Normal' | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
     
  10. Monshroud

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    A strange amount of bile being thrown around all of a sudden. I love the people who call iPhone people sheep though, seeing as how more people use Android than IOS, and the sheep are usually the people following the majority. Just sayin'... I am trying to make an intelligent decision for myself, and the name calling and fanboyism doesn't help. There are good and bad things about Android, IOS, Windows, etc. . .

    I finally got around to updating to IOS6 on my iPad and I must say that the new Maps app might be the deal breaker for me. I mapped a route from my house to my office and this is a pretty simple route, and it added an extra mile and 6 turns through a neighborhood for some odd reason. Still need to get my hands on a iPhone 5 to play with, but right now a D4 or S3 are looking like the better option.
     
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    S3 would be the better choice honestly, and I believe i see your point on apple fans being called isheeps, but the difference between an Android user and an iphone one, is that 90% of the android users KNOW what they're getting, specs, hardware, software etc etc, but If you ask an iphone owner probably 20% know what's up and the 80% left if you ask them "why did you get an iphone?" they won't have any idea and their regular answer is "Cause it's an Iphone", and THAT for me is a Zombie, or a sheep.

    No disrespect for any iPhone user, life is about choices, but when the pen is blue, THE PEN IS BLUE. so there are obvious good and bad, wrong or right, and the fact are there, iPhone is about marketing, Android is as clear as you can get! No BS involved...
     
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    Well, I don't see it that way. To me, being called a sheep has nothing to do with market share, never has. It has everything to do with how far they take brand loyalty, the apologist attitude and the "apple can do no wrong" mindset. It has nothing to do with the number of users, even though the product may be popular.

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