Is anyone the tiniest bit jealous of the iPhone 4s?

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  1. tjk629

    tjk629 Silver Member

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    No...

    The iPhone 4S is just a upped version of the iPhone 4. The specs IMO are no different from my Droid Bionic and the features of iOS5 is stuff android already has.
     
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    This doesn't make any sense. They could release a new phone that's actually a worthy upgrade and still lower the price of the old phones, just as they always have. Your point is that they did this so they could lower the price of the other phones to gain more customers? lol k.
     
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    I held off on the Bionic, partly due to the Pentile Screen, but mostly due to the fact that I wanted to see what Apple had in store for the iPhone5.

    First off, I want to say that I have been an Apple fanboy for years and am actually a big fan of their products. I love OSX, and have always been a huge fan of the computing hardware. However, being a longtime Verizon customer I went with the Droid since their was no iPhone option at the time. I have since grown to appreciate the openness of Android and all of its capabilities. However I have always been disappointed with the bugginess and many times slugishness of an otherwise amazing mobile device. TODAY was Apple's chance to get me over to an iPhone. So far they have FAILED.

    The Good:
    • The Price. Lot's of price options to fit in anyone's budget. I do know that my Wife will end up with a 4S, and I am glad there is a $199 option for her as she's not a heavy media user and 16GB will be more than enough.
    • Siri. Yes, Android was first to the voice recognition dance, but frankly I have never had much luck with mine actually being useful. The dictation is always spotty and usually my attempt at voice driven Google searches end up as failure. This is one area where I think Apple will get right what Google has been trying to pull off.
    • Improved Camera. Yes, I know that the Bionic also offers a 8MP camera and HD video, but I will bet that the picture quality of the iPhone will blow the Bionic out of the water. Apple usually gets things like this right.

    The Bad:
    • No 4G. I don't actually live in a 4G area, but I am in 4G areas most weekends. Lately I have noticed that my OG Droid is basically worthless on 3G, when I am in a 4G area. Not sure why, but I had already made 4G a requirement for my next phone.
    • Same old iPhone4 exterior. I mean who makes a phone with a glass back anyways? Way too fragile, and with no Gorilla Glass, you're basically guaranteed to crack your screen the first time you drop it.
    • Same small screen. I know its a phone and not a tablet... but hey... Size matters and I don't want to end up with screen envy, do I?
    • No Free Navigation. Google Nav is something I can't live without. I certainly don't plan on spending any additional money on a pricey paid app or service to have the same function on an iPhone.


    As of right now, the Samsung Prime seems like it will be my NEXT phone... All of the leaked specs appear to put it at everything I was hoping the iPhone 5 would be... I certainly am not going to wait another 6 months to a year for the iPhone 5 to be realized. Apple you had your chance to get me over on your team, but you have FAILED.
     
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    One really nice aspect of the iPhone is the fact that it RARELY has issues like Force Close, Low Memory notifications, and random reboots. I wish Android could get a little bit more stable in those respects.
     
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    Uh yeah. Absolutely. If they don't have a 4G phone, why drop any of their old 3G phones? Doesn't make sense. Pricing strategy is a really important way to gain market share. Seriously, I have no doubt that's what this was all about.

    *Addition* And if you think about it, had this been the blockbuster 4G iPhone that was rumored, do you think they would keep the iPhone 3G? Heck to the no! They'd focus on the more expensive, more sought after, and more profitable 4G model, especially since that's the general direction of the industry right now.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken the GS2 came with similar voice command features. Samsung partnered with Vlingo.
     
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    why did anyone upgrade to the d3 then? That wasn't a 4g phone and there were other 4g android phones available at the time of the D3 release.
     
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    Like I said in another thread, it looks like An Android Iphone, An Iphone 5 Prototype, and Im sure googles lawyers are already working on all the lawsuits that google will undoubtedly file for patent violations. I wasn't impressed in the slightest. Most Iphone users don't know android has voice recognition, so to them its new and great ..
     
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    What about Android voice commands?
     
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    I'm envisioning a guy standing in the middle of a crowded Biker Bar whispering," remind my to call my wife as soon as I leave work to see what she wants me to grab at the store on the way home" and then pan to a biker turning around... Close up on his eyes as they morph into the Droid bionic's eyes... Flash of bright light... -Droid activation notification- and we fade back in to see "Chet" lying flat on his back , nestled in his personal iCloud... The scene closes with Cartman yelling," this AnDroid Bastar..s killed Kenn... er.. Chet"

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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    Android Voice Commands is not even close to what Siri does.
     
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    Plus voice commands have been around for about 10 years in cell technology. It's not like Android was the first to do it. Android has been very innovative on features and Apple has some of their own too, Siri happens to be one of their cool innovations.
     
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