I love my Fascinate but am starting to wonder if I'll have iPhone envy

Discussion in 'Samsung Fascinate' started by badonkadonk, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. cpjr

    cpjr Senior Member

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    Caching still means it has to be downloaded after the fact, needing data to get the ball rolling, from what I understand (haven't messed with it)
     
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    The hardware on the iphone is equal, in approximation, with any other mobile phone on the market, and both run a growing os. Both have 200,000+ apps, which past 100,000 isn't a big dif. Thus the choice is whether or not. You like the closed, extremely tightly integrated ios style. In conclusion, I love my droid, but people can't deny, the iphone is actually good phone, for all its flaws.

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    I want android and IOS to mate.

    That's the phone I would use!!!!!!
     
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    iDroid

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    no need to make 4 posts in a row buddy. also you said that the iphone's display is way better than samoleds, which i definitely disagree with. "retina display" is just a gimmick. all it is is a high resolution screen, which really doesn't matter. its like 720p vs 1080p on a 19" tv. it doesn't make much of a difference since the pixels are so damn small either way. samoled screens are WAY nicer.

    that being said:
    (these lists are in no particular order)

    Pro-Droid arguments: more options in phones, more customizability in the UI & OS, flash, notification system (imo), free navigation (i don't think this ever made its way to iOS devices, but I may be wrong), market refunds, overclocking, ROMs, sd card expansion, google voice integration, removable batteries

    Pro-iPhone arguments: better/more apps, more fluid and refined UI, generally user experience, lack of fragmentation, better media & entertainment (ie itunes and the iPhone music/video apps), the iPhone is GENERALLY a more physically high-quality product than most Android phones in many people's opinions including mine, stuff "just works", jailbreaking gives you widgets and a customizable lockscreen and other seemingly Android-only things, better battery life than any android phone I know of, little nuances that make it seem high quality.

    There are the facts that I personally could think of. I would have bought an iPhone if it were on Verizon back in 2007/2008 but now that Android is thriving and the iPhone is coming soon, I don't know what I'll do. I'll probably stick with Android unless the iPhone 5 is really nice and iOS is updated quite a bit. I don't like how it feels that a lot of what Google does is just playing catch up with Apple and how they haven't spent a lot of time refining the little things in Android. Little things make a big difference. HOPEFULLY this will change with Honeycomb and whatever they're calling the next phone version of Android.
     
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    Rooting and jailbreaking are completely different. Let me know when you get a fully functioning custom rom on the iphone. I'm fully aware of the iPhone navigation seeing as how my sister has an iPhone. I said vector navigation ...
     
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    Only if you go that route, mind you. Meaning if your a person that jailbreaks or root your phone.
    Cause we don't know what kind of user the OP is and we have to keep in mind, a majority of iPhone and Android users don't go that direction..
    Just saying.

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    That's true. I'm just used to posting in the roms/hacks section of this forum where everyone is rooted. My bad :p I still think it's the best way to make the comparisons though because it shows what can be done if the user wants to.
     
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    It is all about preference. But mind you that you have a samsung product. Don't judge android on samsung. IDK if samsung is to blame for the updates or carriers but if you think about it no carrier has froyo for samsung yet. I bought my droid x with froyo out of the box. I have an ipod touch (iphone without data plan and voice capabilities) and I would take my DX any day over the touch.

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    one could argue that the iphone doesn't need custom roms to increase performance as it works out of the box, no? Or are you referring to some other advantage to running a custom rom? If so, please elaborate

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    I agree but somehow, someway when you get on forums such as these, for some... you end up going to the dark side. Lol.. so either way, both sides def should be clarified for both kinds of users.

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    Who is this guy and have u heard of "over post"? Its kind of ridiculous and im sure ill school u in any phone of ur choosing. I owned and got to know 8 different cell phones last year alone not just on vzw either. Its funny cause i get tired of having to read posts from noobs like u. I work with phones every day as my job so please excuse me when i say maybe u should brush up on a few things.

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