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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does iphone have better connectivity than Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch?

I'm new to smartphones and sparing what time I can to climb the steep learning curve. Any helpful info about the problem I'm experiencing will be appreciated!

  • I'm running an app to process credit card charges. The location I run charges from has not changed.
  • My carrier is Sprint. The data plan has not changed.

When I had an iphone, the app worked speedily with never a failed transaction. But I didn't care for other aspects of that phone, so I switched to this Samsung.

Now, the app is slow: I often have to sign in twice because the first one doesn't go through, and processing is noticeably slower and even times out about 30% of the time.

Since everything else is the same, I'm thinking it's the hardware, and I'll need to go back to the iphone for trouble-free running of this app.

Please share your experience/knowledge--TIA!

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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Apple = iOS, Epic 4g = Android meand you have different hardware, different operating system for the phone as well as different versions of the app.

Seems like you are kind of comparing apples and oranges. It may be the same app functionally, but the different hardware and app implementation is going to affect how it runs.
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Yes, I am aware of the differences between these phones.

The point of my post was to gather information about whether there is:
  • anything that I can do to make the app run better on the droid phone now, or
  • gather intel./corroboration about the phone's technical functioning (on sprint's network) - or that the particular app (gopayment) simply isn't well implemented on that platform
I'm new enough to smartphones to know I don't yet have the expertise to make that call and am looking for reports 'from the field'.
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I'm new to smartphones and sparing what time I can to climb the steep learning curve. Any helpful info about the problem I'm experiencing will be appreciated!

  • I'm running an app to process credit card charges. The location I run charges from has not changed.
  • My carrier is Sprint. The data plan has not changed.

When I had an iphone, the app worked speedily with never a failed transaction. But I didn't care for other aspects of that phone, so I switched to this Samsung.

Now, the app is slow: I often have to sign in twice because the first one doesn't go through, and processing is noticeably slower and even times out about 30% of the time.

Since everything else is the same, I'm thinking it's the hardware, and I'll need to go back to the iphone for trouble-free running of this app.

Please share your experience/knowledge--TIA!
I agree with the other posters here. You are comparing apples to oranges. More than likely, the iPhone app was developed first and works great. The app was then ported to Android, or just totally redeveloped with a different language. More than likely, the two apps have completely different internal designs.

But I would say this though: if you were making money with CC app on the iPhone, then I would easily justify having two phones. One for business and one for personal use.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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People compare apples and oranges all the time; that's just the way life is, dearies; better get used to it. Two phones might work for some, it's not for me. What a PITA to carry around 2 phones, and have twice the bother...

Frankly, I'm not impressed with much about any of the smartphones I've seen since I decided to get one. I'll pick one and be just fine with it. Maybe once the technology grows up a bit, I'll find something well-designed and competently implemented.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If part of the problem is connectivity then it could be that the epic is the problem because it's radios are weak. As for the application working properly that sounds like something else. There are even other android phones and furthermore android phones on sprint that are significantly faster.
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That's interesting information. Can you tell me how you found out about the epic's radio? How can I get this info to compare phones the next time I'm deciding which phone to get?
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