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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Sep 12, 2012.
I'm an Android user... I want to switch to the iPhone.
And we welcome you to the fold. I'll teach you the handshake later.
Good... because becoming an iPad (2) owner apparently wasn't enough to warrant the instruction!
I put ICS on my Touchpad to try Android. When I did that, I discovered that I am officially "old". Despite having a Masters in CS, working as a programmer for almost 20 years, & always wanting the newest gadgets, I could not figure out how to do most things in Android. It was just too much effort .
I'm ordering my iPhone 5 from AT&T tomorrow.
Big difference now is you only shake with 2 fingers, instead of all 5 (required for the older iOS devices).
Rumor has it that the official iPhone 5 owner handshake consists of a single digit, directed toward Redmond.
That's interesting. My Droid X just keeps chugging along and I was considering a Sammy. Not a big fan of anything Sammy except for their BD players and I've been worrying about making the wrong choice. The new iPhone has the same size screen as my Droid X. My wife has an iPhone 4S and it's too small for me. I'm just used to a larger screen.
Your avatar shows a full head of hair. Did Apple not send you the head shaving kit??
Why not just use an iPad with Skype?! :eek2:
First disagreement with you. Had to happen sometime. I wouldn't trade my Droid for my wife's 4S. I don't have any use for an iPad, gave it to my son and I'm happy with my Windows computers. I used Macs for years at work and loved them, but the prices...always the prices. I do understand the Mac tax.
All that said, the new iPhone interests me. The screen is as large as my Droid's, which was the largest one I could find when I bought it. The NY Daily News has a real size picture of the 5 in today's issue and it's the same size as my Droid. Same size screen, I mean.
You Droid X screen is still larger than the Iphone 5, 4.3" vs 4"
I too was hesitant to go to Sammy after owning a Motorola DX, but so far I am happy with the Galaxy Nexus. But I am watching for a GSM version of the RAZR/HD now that I am on Tmo Prepaid
AT&T cheaper than Verizon? My wife doesn't get as good reception with her AT&T 4S as I do with my Verizon Droid, but I'd get a lot of pleasure if I could drop Verizon. How's the reception on your phone with AT&T?
Don't have any use for a tablet. Bothers me, but there it is. My son uses Skype on my/his iPad.
He really uses the iPad.
Then the picture in the News is wrong. I've measured both every way I could think of and the i5 is just a tad bigger each time. I guess I'll have to wait until I can get my hands on a 5 and compare the sizes then. Close enough to interest me in any event.
I was at a recital recently and I was recording portions of it and the woman in front of me had the Sammy III and the picture was much better on hers than mine. That's what led me to considering a Sammy. Both screens looked about the same size.
I can understand having a camera for one reason. If you are involved in a car accident pictures, pictures, pictures. They do help (Unless you were at fault).
I do not, and this in my opinion, see a need for a mobile phone just to be able to call 911. Unless it is a 911 only phone with no monthly fees. No desire in my case for any of the service mentioned by Stewart. I have a Laptop, no webcam fortunately. No interest in anything, including a tablet, with no keyboard. I'm not interested in paying those fees just for a wireless phone.
My landline was still working 4 days later when power was restored. I didn't need to use a car charger or take a charger to work to keep the battery up. It just worked.
Any cell phone will work for emergency 911 as long as it's got power. By law.
I can't speak for the newest Samsung phones. Mine is the Fascinate, and it's a mess.
I wanted the iPhone, but Verizon didn't have it at the time. I had the opportunity to play with the Samsung Captivate, so the Fascinate was a front-runner. I tried the Incredible and Droid X, but I wasn't really impressed. The Incredible felt WAY too dinky for a smart-phone, and the Droid X felt WAY too clunky for my tastes, so I settled on the Fascinate.
I went in with some family members on the family plan and we all got a Fascinate. In those early days, it worked pretty good, but future updates made mess after mess of the phone. One of the phones is broken, so I don't know what would have happened with it, but two of the phones have "burn-in"... well, they don't actually, but the phone LOOKS like it does.
My main issues with my phone is reliability.
Mine repeatedly locks up... which sucks when you're trying to do something like answer a call or text someone. One of the other phones experiences this quite often as well, though not as much as mine.
Mine reboots itself three or four times a day. One of the other phones experiences this quite often as well, though not as much as mine.
Whether it's due to the lockups or reboots, I will sometimes not know that someone is calling me or sent me a text until some time later.
The stock Messaging app is ridiculous. I will have someone text me and not know it. I later found that if you get a third party texting app, it will solve the issue. One of the phones is having to use a third party texting app as well... not really for the missing texts, but every time they use the stock one, it will send out 100 texts of the same thing.
Battery life. The multiple reboots really take a bite out of the battery life... not that it's great without them... because using apps for 10 minutes drains the battery something fierce.
Notifications. Granted, this is partially the apps fault, and the last couple of versions of iOS 5.x on my iPad haven't been as reliable as it once was, but my phone's pretty bad about them.
I've read multiple other people with this phone experiencing the same issues, and I don't believe the Galaxy SII or SIII has experienced the same amount of issues, so I suspect shoppers of the newer phones may find the Samsung appealing, and I suspect they are good phones. I personally have been tainted by the experience, and would be hesitant to buy another Samsung phone even though I feel I would be safe with the newer models. My iPAD 2 has been a (mostly) wonderful experience... so between that and the ability to sync some of my iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV stuff, as well as other aspects of the user experience, I'm really hoping to work out a way to get an iPhone 5. Though I'm eligible for an upgrade now, it will be a couple of months before I will make a decision given that my monthly bill would increase... and I'm not sure I can justify the added expense.
They decided to let time do it for me I guess!
You can consider yourself lucky then...
HUH? Methinks you replied to the wrong person.
For 4S owners, tell Siri that you want to buy an iPhone tomorrow. The definition of Apple store is quite loose. I never knew one was in my neighborhood. iPhone with a bagel.