Originally Posted by Leonard1818
well, you sound a lot like me and if that's true, you won't regret it.
Sure there are some things that I don't like about the iphone... but they're so minor, they're almost non-issues. The only ones I can think of off of the top of my head:
-- the iPhone does not tag each individual text with a date/timestamp. There are many times that I won't remember when something happened but I'll remember that I txt someone about it right when it happened. I refer back to the txt to see what time. iPhone does not log this info.
-- iPhone does not date/timestamp pics/vids. Similar to above, I like knowing that when I take a pic or vid of my daughter that I will forever know what day that it was taken on. iPhone doesn't do this (out of the box).
-- Bigger is better. This really isn't a negative on apple or the iPhone but trust me when I say this: You want the bigger one. Sounds like you're gonna get a 32 gig. I actually had one of those ordered but reverted to a 16gig. Problem is I intended to replace my 16 gig nano (~12 gig full) with the iphone and underestimated the size of pics/vids it takes. I can make a 16GB work but to be honest, I should have just stuck with the 32. I'm not rich but for $100 more, it wouldn't have been a big deal. Still no problem, I just can't keep "that stupid CD that my coworker gave me to check out" on there all the time lol.
-- Visually, the iPhone doesn't show me pics of my contacts in the text app. I know, I know... dumb... (like I said, non issues) but for me I keep my google contacts full of pics so I can easily identify people on the fly. I'm just waiting for the day that I accidentally txt the wrong person lol.
-- You can't delete photos from the phone. You can delete ones you've taken, but not ones you sync onto the phone.
That's about all I can come up with off of the top of my head. Even though it doesn't have 4g, coming from a fascinate, it'll be a large upgrade. 4g is overrated, underdeveloped, and a battery drain. It's perfect for Android users however. Those who want to be on the "cutting edge" of technology even if it's at the expense of usability. Which, hey, if that's someones thing, I'm not doggin it... Just saying it's not for me. I work in the tech industry. I work for a (very) large software company. The largest in the U.S. I feel like I've "been there, done that" in terms of hardware/software. Don't get me wrong, the urge to tinker is still there. I really want to take my old fascinate and flash 2.3 on there just for kicks... but I can't afford to do that on my go-to phone... nor do I think I should *have* to.
Anyway, I'm rambling at this point. Get the iPhone. You'll love it. Don't listen to the android fanboys... You aren't truly a fan of something unless you've seen the other side... So go with the iPhone... at least you'll be able to say you've tried out both. Not to mention you'll love the music aspect, camera (clutch for kid/santa photos as I've learned), usability, screen, size, etc etc etc etc! See you over at MacRumors!
Great info man. Thats what Ive been looking for actually. Those little things different. Thats why I keep going back and toying with it, just to see if I find something.
I hate that about text and pic info LOL. I do that very thing. I have thousands of texts in my phone and don't delete all the time just because its been useful to refer back to a text you sent right when something happened.
I had a customer tell me once I took to long to get there. In trying to defend myself that I didnt, I remembered, hey, I sent you a text right when I got in my vehicle, found that date time and then I called you for you to meet me outside when I arrived.....got that date time. Once I showed it had taken 20minutes less then when she stated, I was off the hook. Guess time drags when you wait LOL. But its been useful.
I like the exif data in pics. Is that still there in Exif or metadata inside image.....just not the actual stamp on the outside, physically on the image.
I ask, cause Im a photographer and theys always been a nice tool in exif data to find date and time shot.......another bail out there I wont bore you with LOL.
I do plan on the 32, just because. I know you cant add once you buy, so better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it. I also know going from a 720p video to 1080p will chew up even more.
Cant delete pics from phone.....wow thats stupid. I was told Id hate the issue of needing iTunes for certain things.
I like iTunes, but I definitely think its stupid that I cant delete added items from a computer.
But.......BUT, I think this too in real world may be a non issue. I have images I put on my phone from my real camera, for display/conversation/sales etc just to show examples. Not one time have I ever had the need to delete one. When I do move them or delete etc, Im USB'd to PC adding more....I can just delete then.
One thing that might be a biggy is hiding images. I have some......"fun" ones I like to keep in a folder, hidden from view and they cant be seen in the gallery.....know what I mean.
I just put images in folder, add a ".nomedia" file and whola they're hidden.
I'm told that's history if I switch.
But all in all, I think I can past this stuff.
I was there today and the salesman was trying his damnedest to sell me on a newer Android. Claiming it would be stable. Yeah, thats been the pitch since 2.1, and here we are.
Stupid things like, "You cant remove the battery" I wouldnt need to if the phone didnt need a reset once a week.
Or "The Rezound is dual core" so is 4s.....next
The iPhone isnt 4G.....so, theres only 3 places here that is anyway, and those arent stable half time. NEXT
And he went on and on, now Im rambling but thanks for the info, its helping knowing these little things.