If I switch from Droid to iPhone4, what will I miss most?

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Well my Grandfather is joining my family plan so I'm going to convince him to give me his upgrade so I can get a new phone. Today it is announced iPhone is coming to Verizon. I am now seriously thinking of switching from Android to iPhone but I was wondering if anybody could outline some things I will miss about Android if I do make the switch to iPhone.

Also besides the Droid Bionic or HTC Thunderbolt, what are other devices that would be worth upgrading to? I'm not sure if I want to pay more for 4G yet. Also are there more rumored phones in production? Such as an HTC phone with a physical keyboard?

Any thoughts and comments are welcome!
 

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Like has been brought up before. If you get the iPhone now, then in the June when the next gen iPhone is released, yours will already be old news. Also, LTE is coming so you might want to consider hanging on til then. The new Samsung 4g phone looks pretty sweet and the Bionic is probably gonna rock. Personally, I like the features and accessibility of Android too much to go to the iPhone, plus I like more than one button.dancedroid
 

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I had an iphone 3g even jailbroke it but happier with my droid no hack and still does stuff the jailbroken iphone couldn't do such as flash.****** is good for getting free paid appsand had to jail break iphone to do that.When the 4g androids come out with front facing cameras then video calls and chats will be smoother.Android is more open source. Remember how Steve Jobs likes to tell what can and can't be sold in the appstore.Just my 2 cents from someone who has had an Iphone.

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Jim's Short List on What They WILL MISS. Having been an Iphone, Iphone 3g, Iphone 3gs, and now a Droid 2 owner, I feel they will miss the following Droid Functions. IMHO
1. FULL Keyboard with buttons that you can ACTUALLY TOUCH!
2. Google Navigation System is better than my Garmin, Tom Tom, or what ever piece of crap they have installed in my wife's Traverse.
3. WIFI Tether is AWESOME! I have the WIFI Ipad, and being able to tether it to my droid and download some emails and then log back off is the heat!
4. The speech recognition ability on the droid is far superior to that of the Iphone.

That is my personal favorites about the droid. Now if we can just get some of the Sync issues fixed I will be a HAPPY camper!
 

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Jim's Short List on What They WILL MISS. Having been an Iphone, Iphone 3g, Iphone 3gs, and now a Droid 2 owner, I feel they will miss the following Droid Functions. IMHO
1. FULL Keyboard with buttons that you can ACTUALLY TOUCH!
For those with keyboard phones, true
2. Google Navigation System is better than my Garmin, Tom Tom, or what ever piece of crap they have installed in my wife's Traverse.
Believe Google Maps with Navigation is now on the iPhone as well
3. WIFI Tether is AWESOME! I have the WIFI Ipad, and being able to tether it to my droid and download some emails and then log back off is the heat!
The iPhone is going to have mobile hotspot included, just like our tethering
4. The speech recognition ability on the droid is far superior to that of the Iphone.
I hove no experience with this one

That is my personal favorites about the droid. Now if we can just get some of the Sync issues fixed I will be a HAPPY camper!

So that just marked off about half of your list. ;)
 

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... I am now seriously thinking of switching from Android to iPhone but I was wondering if anybody could outline some things I will miss about Android if I do make the switch to iPhone.
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Any thoughts and comments are welcome!

You will be missing out on:

The lag time of being able to answer calls.

The stock SMS App not loading into memory 100% and sending your text to someone other than the person intended.

Piss poor bluetooth support for making a simple call.

The device manufacture being 3 to 6 months behind on updating firmware from the AOSP source that will still have to go thru Verizon testing.

Applications that aren't checked for what they actually send back to the developer.
 

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Sad to say but these^ are true

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... I am now seriously thinking of switching from Android to iPhone but I was wondering if anybody could outline some things I will miss about Android if I do make the switch to iPhone.
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Any thoughts and comments are welcome!

You will be missing out on:

The lag time of being able to answer calls.

The stock SMS App not loading into memory 100% and sending your text to someone other than the person intended.

Piss poor bluetooth support for making a simple call.

The device manufacture being 3 to 6 months behind on updating firmware from the AOSP source that will still have to go thru Verizon testing.

Applications that aren't checked for what they actually send back to the developer.

haha...yeah...as it stands right now i think the iphone4 is the best 3g device on vzw...hopefully these new android 4g phones will change the landscape a little
 
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You might want to check out the thread Verizon Confirms iPhone 4, $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, Mobile Hotspot Included...

Especially post 32.

There are some ideas there that might help you decide too.

yes i'm going to heed the advice of an obvious android fanboy in my decision on what phone to get...haha

what does that make you? most of your posts are directed to belittle someone on the forums? what makes you better than anyone. if you hate android so much then why are you here?
 

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You might want to check out the thread Verizon Confirms iPhone 4, $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, Mobile Hotspot Included...

Especially post 32.

There are some ideas there that might help you decide too.

yes i'm going to heed the advice of an obvious android fanboy in my decision on what phone to get...haha

what does that make you? most of your posts are directed to belittle someone on the forums? what makes you better than anyone. if you hate android so much then why are you here?

1) not a fanboy
2) nothing makes me better than anyone else...that's my point...calling out apple users as being dumb is...dumb.
3) i don't hate android, and clearly you've not read a single post of mine if you think i do...i develop apps and i theme for android, and love everything about it. i'm just not going to sit here and trash people who dont like it like i'm in 2nd grade.
 
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i understand what you're saying, but you have to realize this is a droid forum. not everyone is going to like iphone, whether theyve owned an iphone or not. just because someone has an opinion doesnt make them "fanbois yo"
 

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You might want to check out the thread Verizon Confirms iPhone 4, $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, Mobile Hotspot Included...

Especially post 32.

There are some ideas there that might help you decide too.

yes i'm going to heed the advice of an obvious android fanboy in my decision on what phone to get...haha

The why bother posting in the thread? If you want to be confrontational you can just stop posting now....

That's how a majority of his posts have been, yes he may help android owners too, but every time i see a post of his. its negative because someone has said something
 
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