It's long done. As I stated in my first post in this thread, had there been only this problem, I would have. But without fully functional GPS AND all the other issues combined with Samsung's less than stellar phone support I had to exchange for an iphone.
Yah I jumped ship too, I just feel like the iPhone is a premium phone compared to the Captivate. You have FF camera, flash, sturdy design..the Captivate was starting to irritate me with the 4 buttons not lighting up and not responding to every touch (like my Evo did). I convinced myself that owning an iPhone is being a sheep and after 4 Android phones since November (Moment, Hero, Evo, Captivate) I am glad to have a phone that works and not have 4 or 5 different ways to complete one task. The antenna problem is real though lol, I picked up a case right away and the square design of the iPhone without a case is not comfortable at all. However, after doing a ton of comparisons like gaming and movies I realized the iPhone's Retina Display is more impressive than Super Amoled, especially for games optimized for Retina Display. And oddly enough I thought the smaller screen was going to be a factor, but it just is not a problem, somehow the screen size just seems perfect. I probably will be able to stop wasting so much time researching phones now because the iOS is so simple
I ahve had this ip4 for a week now - so equal time with both phones. Sadly, as I wanted it to fail (if that makes any sense) the ip4 even without swype, is presently the superior product. It all works, and does so as advertised.
I would like the next one to slightly larger - and I think they can accomodate us - as the squared off sides seem to make it at least feel smaller.
I have no issues with the phone, none - I'd like to be to do the customizing, but for me, in the end, it's a phone, so I can't customize - life goes on, I can do all the other stuff!
I wouldn't write Android off but the Captivate is not the ideal delivery vehicle. Like the OP, I went from a Captivate to an iPhone4 and love it. With that said, there are many good Android phones on the horizon that are sure to give the iPhone a run for the money (Atrix being one of them).
The main thing with posts like this is that a person is expecting a phone to work out of the box. Sure, rooting and loading ROMs gives you more flexibility but that's not the reason most people buy phones for. That's were Apple shines and delivers a superior product. The other nice part about having an iPhone is the capability of sharing apps/data with other Apple products, something Android needs to improve on.
I'm all for competition and I hope Android gives Apple a run for its money, too much one one thing is not good.
I just switched from an iPhone 3GS to a Captivate. My son-in-law and a co-worker both own Captivates, and had they not been out of stock last summer I'd have upgraded to it instead of an iPhone. Having said that, I was never displeased with my 3GS. Sure, it was pretty vanilla compared to what the Captivate can do, but I always felt restricted in what I could do. Everything looked the same, worked the same, etc.
When I got my Captivate, I was a little intimidated. It was almost infinitely customizable, and I like making things my own. Having said that, I was almost afraid to start monkeying with it. Also, I have Gmail and regular POP3 email, and I agree with most of the other posters that the native email app is worthless (not that Gmail is much better - almost the same interface). I did enjoy being able to check all four of my addresses in one app with the 3GS, but syncing contacts was a problem for me.
Having had it for over a week now, though, I can find things on the Captivate that I don't like, but things I do like a lot, like the widgets, the capability to use different launchers (I'm using Launcher Pro right now, and I've used GO Launcher. Might try ADW Launcher later) and even to put my frequently-called contacts on the homepage as shortcuts (even on the iPhone I still had to open the phone app and choose from favorites - even my ancient Samsung slider phone had a speed dial function). I also like the multiple home screens, but that's probably the most intimidating issue of all because I like to customize, and there's an infinitely blank slate waiting for me to fill it up.
I also like not having to use iTunes to load music or videos onto the Captivate, and my movies look much better than on the 3GS. Music playback is a bit of an issue, but Winamp has a feature that lets you control playback from the lock screen, much as the iPhone (with iOS 5.0) does. There are some apps not available for the Captivate and others I wish I had for the iPhone, and many are available for both, so I am not really missing a beat.
The jury's obviously still out on this one - after all, my priority is having a phone that works - but the music playback, web surfing, and 5mp/720p camera are nice to have, and I have more control over what's on my phone and where it's located, plus the ability to put a 32gb microSD card in it is a huge plus. But I'm not big on taking phones back just because it has some features I don't like. This one will probably stay in my pocket until it's time to refresh again.
The Samsung Captivate is AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S, marking Samsung's first strong push into high-end Android territory. The manufacturer simultaneously launched the Galaxy S on every major American carrier, each reta... Read More