Android vs. Iphone 4


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  1. fizgig

    fizgig Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thought people might find this interesting. The company I work for gave me an iPhone 3G round about the time it came out. I had it for about a year or so and was then given the Motorola Droid when that phone came out. I had the droid up to mid September of 2010 when I accidentally dropped it and cracked the screen. I had a hacked 2.2 ROM on it. I was then given the iPhone 4. (Yeah, the company I work for is awesome...) Anyhow, I thought I'd share my thoughts of the differences between the two platforms.

    (I'll update this email as I think/learn of more)

    -Pros of iPhone 4 over Android
    1. Very cool imovie app on the phone. Limiting and costs $5 extra but still neat.
    2. My exchange folders are shown in true nested view instead of flattened view.


    -Pros of Android over iPhone 4-
    1. My android phone had a status light so I'd know if someone called or emailed me without having to turn it on.
    2. Most phones allow you to upgrade the interior SD card
    3. Built in turn-by-turn directions! I used this countless times and it worked well every time. Gonna really miss this.
    4. Full support for gmail. I guess I mostly mean gmail labels.
    5. Google voice built in. That was really cool.
    6. I can make different sounds for different email accounts! This is nice since I'll ignore personal emails when I run but work emails I'll check out. Can't do this anymore.
    7. Widgets!!!! I had my agenda, todo list and news/weather on my home screen. Now, on the iphone 4, all I have are app icons. This really sucks.
    8. I can replace the default lame software keyboard with Swype or shape writer. I'm much slower writing emails on the iPhone and it really bothers me.

    I'll mention that I found apps that fulfilled my needs on both platforms. As far as I'm concerned, the app offerings are even. I know there are more for the iphone but if I don't need them, does that matter?

    Also, I haven't had any dropped calls yet. I'm not in a great area (Santa Rosa, California) and I have 1 bar most of the time in my house but that doesn't seem to make a difference. I am using a case so I'm sure that helps.

    What would I choose knowing the above? I'd choose any Android phone over the iPhone 4. If they made an Android phone with an iPhone camera, that would be heaven. I'm not complaining by any means about getting free smart phones but thought this might be an interesting post for others.
     

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  2. MdX MaxX

    MdX MaxX Active Member

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    It's not really fair to compare the 3-month old iPhone 4 with the 10-month old Droid. Some modern Androids like the Epic and the Evo have awesome HD cameras. The latest Androids have zippy 1GHz processors for almost no lag. So the only remaining pros for the iPhone are iMovie and proper Exchange support.

    Your Droid pros are good because they apply to all Android phones.

    Thanks for sharing your opinions!
     
  3. fizgig

    fizgig Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Very fair point. I guess I didn't think it was too unfair since my droid was overclocked to 1GHz. I believe the iPhone does have more memory though and that also makes a big difference. I'll edit my post to remove the hardware-dependent items.
     
  4. darthlinux

    darthlinux Well-Known Member

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    One con for the iphone, is the space you have limited, at least with most if not all droids you can expand the memory.
     
  5. fizgig

    fizgig Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Added that to the list.
     
  6. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Well-Known Member

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    The iPhone 4's camera is still better than the latest/greatest Android phones. Now equipped with HDR, its even better. Also even with 1ghz processors, there's still lag.
     
  7. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    HDR is just an app. I am sure someone will come up with something similar for Android.
     
  8. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Well-Known Member

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    I know its just an app but the camera is already better with or without the app
     

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