My friend's iPhone

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  1. mitchb2

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    I went to a Cisco conference with a colleague last week and had a chance to watch him use his iPhone quite a bit.

    I have to admit that I am a little envious of how snappy and polished the iPhone is.
    The Droid is so unpredictable. Sometimes you touch something and it pops right up, sometimes it takes a few seconds, sometimes it doesn't do anything and you have to touch again.

    The iPhone's basic presentation is just better all around. Graphically, things flip and turn and tumble. I know it has no effect on functionality, but still, it just seems to be a level up on the Droid.

    Yeah, I know that the iPhone has several years of a head start and the Droid is brand new. Hopefully we'll see it continue to develop. I wish there were some previews of things to come. 2.1 doesn't seem to be anything major.

    Edit: Oh, and of course none of the iPhone users at the conference could get a signal, so that was fun. :)
     
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  2. JhankG

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    The iPhone can run one process at a time. The Droid, which has the same processor, can run multiple apps at the same time. That is the difference in speed you are seeing. Overclock the Droid and you will no longer notice a difference between the Droid and the iPhone (while still being able to multitask).
     
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    Nothing comes close to the iphones touch screen..... it's rock solid and performs better then any touch screen.

    With that said... my iphone has been sitting on my headboard for the last three months with the number forwarded to my droid.... lol
     
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    Honestly.... this argument is over rated... I only do one thing at a time..... on my iphone I use one app at a time... and I do the same on the droid.

    It's not like you can run two programs side by side on the droid and actually use the multitasking lol
     
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    That^^ You can see the Droid running other apps in the background (multitasking using memory/processor) iPhone...kills the process/app when you get out of it (Not all...like AIM and stuff doesn't get killed) so it has wayy more memory/processor to use for that one app.
     
  6. Matth3w

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    Not to mention that they are implementing multitasking in their next update.
     
  7. mitchb2

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    Overclocking is the #1 reason I will root.
     
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    OMG I normally try not to be rude.... but all of theses iPhone is better than the Droid arguments are so old. Its really ridiculous really. Fact is both platforms shine in some areas and don't in others. One is no better then the other.
     
  9. mitchb2

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    And yet you were compelled to click. ;)
     
  10. Matth3w

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    Why do people care what their friend's phone does or doesn't do anyhow? It's just like when Engadget has that stupid vote for the better phone thing, a thread popped up every damn day asking people to vote 432095740 times just so they could show their iPhone friends which one won.

    I am convinced that every person that gives a **** either has a small prick or is a child under the age of 18.

    If I upgraded something of mine every time I found something I liked, I'd be bankrupt in a month. There's always something out there that is faster, better, etc. If you like the iPhone so much, go out and buy one.
     
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    I think the OP is more mesmerized by the smooth, eye candy than the speed. The Droid,even at the stock clock rate, opens and closes programs just as fast as the iPhone.

    Apple is about presentation and looks, those are what help sell their products. They've invested lots into the iPhone OS to make it look smooth and do all the fancy animations. It really comes down to what type of user you are. I care less about glitz and candy and more about getting stuff done and easily switching between my various apps. I had a 3g and it got old real fast because I always felt the OS and Apple got in the way. When I'm on the road and need to look something up quickly to email it or reply to an email, the last things I need is fancy animations and eye candy. I want my app(s) to come up quickly and to be able to go back and forth as fast and as painless as possible. This is one reason I will never own another Apple product or the iPhone ever again. I also like to customize and do things my way, which is pretty much against Steve Jobs' mantra.

    As for the touchscreen itself, I had issues with my 3g where I had to touch twice as well and frankly I don't miss it one bit. To me, even the Droid's touchscreen can be too sensitive at times but I've gotten used to it.
     
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    To each his own. They are both good devices.Which is better is pure opinion and is based upon need. I had them both and I personally prefer the droid. There are people who want simplicity they do not want to root or hack their phone. They want it to turn on and play apps all day which is why the choose the iphone.
     
  13. Matth3w

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    I actually have all that stupid eye candy turned off on my Droid. I like it to basically look nice, but if it comes between being blazingly fast and looking pretty while doing so, I take function over form 24/7.

    everything on mine opens instantly.
     
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    I was compelled to reply because I thought this thread was about something else... like maybe how impressed your friend was when you allowed him to connection his iPhone to your Droid via wifi tether or something. But no it was just another thread of someone coming on here talking about the Jesus phone and how wonderful it is.

    +1000 at least there is someone as sick of seeing these threads as me.
     
  15. Matth3w

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    I had an iPhone before when they first came out. The Droid (which is the production length equivalent of the first gen iPhone since this is the first gen Droid) is far and away a better phone.

    I got rid of my iPhone for numerous reasons, one major one being that every time I actually tried to use it as a phone I either a) couldn't because of lack of signal or b) had my sideburns RIPPED OUT BY THE ROOTS from where the plastic meets the metal case on the face of the phone.