Why is a Droid better than an I-phone?

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  1. Nontechperson

    Nontechperson New Member

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    I'm having problems with the sound quality on my new HTC Incredible. Went to Verizon to do a return today (Im within the 30 days) and realized that (since I was all out of my contract when I got the Incredible) I can get out of my Verizon contract with no fee and go get an I-phone instead.

    With the sound quality problems being an issue for many people, I'm worried that my replacement Incredible won't be any better. Obviously I don't want to be stuck for 2 years with a bad sounding phone. The only other phone I have any interest in is the I-phone.

    Due to the 30 day time limit, within the next day I'm going to have to decide: Get the heck out of this contract and go get an I-phone, or take my chances that the next Incredible they send me will sound better.

    Since everyone here obviously has a Droid and not an I-phone, my question is: (Besides the great camera on the Incredible) what makes a Droid better than an I-phone? What would be a good reason to stick with the Droid and take my chances that it won't sound awful vs. just getting the I-phone instead.

    Thanks

    edited to add: Do the 30 days start from the day I bought the phone (when it was not in stock) or from the day I recieved the phone by mail?
     
  2. ShowTime

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    Verizon > AT&T
    multitasking
    freedom
     
  3. pyro6128

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    It depends. If phone service is important to you, than an iphone isn't for you. If you want to stay with verizon but not get an incredible, i recommend either getting a Droid (Moto Droids are the real droids, the Incredibles just use their name to piggyback on the droids popularity), or maybe getting an Xtreme (formerly the shadow). The Droid has great sound quality and the volume goes pretty damn high, but at this point, with a new phone coming out so soon, it may be in your best interest to look into the Xtreme. You should read up on it and see if its something you would be interested in, if not, go Droid. However, all that being said, if you don't really care about your carrier, and don't mind having spotty service and some dropped calls, than you should go with the iphone. I have friends that don't care about cell service at all and love their iphones. I also have a friend on a family plan who is stuck with an iphone and cant go to verizon, who always complains about how he can't stand that his calls always get dropped. Hope that helps a bit.
     
  4. Xerozix

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    Let's look at some Pros and Cons of the iPhone and Android. I personally own both.

    Android Pros:
    MultiTasking
    MUCH more free applications
    QR Codes
    REAL Camera
    REAL Video
    Open Source
    Verizon 3G Network

    Android Cons:
    Lags at times with slower phones (Though fixed in 2.2 FROYO)
    Sometimes is buggy

    iPhone Pros:
    Fast
    Has good games
    Has Media Player on Lockscreen

    iPhone Cons:
    AT&T 3G/Edge
    No Multitasking Support (Though supported in OS4)
    Most apps in the store cost money
    Jailbreaking is much harder than Android
    Closed Source
    Stupid guy on the commercials

    Depends on what you want. And that last con for the iPhone, don't count that. I just had to add it in. haha.
     
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    If you are a techy like me, Droid is better, otherwise go with the iPhone. Droid is not intuitive, but far more capable, so it depends on your situation.
     
  6. verian

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    How exactly is a rainbow made, how exactly does a posi-track in a charger's rear end work it just does. Droid does.

    quote used from Joe Dirt.
     
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    Apple OS<Android....that's your real battle.
     
  8. Diordna

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    Look in my signature, the Droids pictures i made. The second picture I made is a picture of a legendary battle with these two smart phones. And look how much HP the Droid still has.

    Maybe the Incredible would have more or a little less HP, but the end result is the same.
     
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    Love the Joe Dirt. Just watched it a couple of nights ago.
    I had an iphone and it was really cool that I could change the lock screen to whatever I wanted it to be. Then the Droid came out and I could change whatever I wanted on it. Wow, open source, I am free, icrap was immediately given away.
     
  10. tcrews

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    I have a Droid (personal phone) and iPhone (work phone). Verizon has better coverage and the Droid has the Android OS and both of those are a big win over the iPhone.

    I don't like the iPhone OS at all. It's very restrictive feeling in how and what you can do. It feels like Apple thinks I'm a complete idiot and tries to dumb every aspect of the phone down so that I can understand it....and that reason gives the feel of the phone a restrictive and confining aspect in use.

    Yes...my iPhone is jailbroken too.....still doesn't change much. If work wasn't paying the bill on it....there is no way I would own one of these. I use it for work calls/email and that's it. Looking in to dual-booting Android on it so I can finally make it useful :)

    (all my personal opinion...experiences with dumb phones, blackberry, windows mobile, iPhone and Android....we support BlackBerry, Android, WM and Iphone where I work for connecting to Exchange).
     
  11. takeshi

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    Nothing.

    One may be better suited to you than the other, however. Determining which is your judgment call since you haven't shared your needs/wants. This thread is just going to devolve into fanboy recommendations like other device comparison threads.
     
  12. Beardface

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    Lets put it this way... if you like customizing, then stick with the Droid.

    Widgets and wallpapers are not possible on the iPhone. For that reason, I will never own one. Plus, you can download apps on the Droid that make it appear to be very similar to the iPhone. Oh, and it is impossible to multi-task on the iPhone. Apps do not run in the background, and if they do, and you cannot pull down the notification bar to switch from one app to another, so in order to check email or texts, you have to back out of the current app and then enter the other.

    However, if you prefer to use your phone to listen to music, then get the iPhone, because the music software works seamlessly. In terms of that, and the syncing with iTunes, the Apple devices are still way out in front.