Few questions about Android vs iPhone?General


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  1. klopus

    klopus Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm seriously considering switching from my iPhone 3G to Incredible. Today I played for half an hour with Incredible. In general I'm more than impressed with the phone and with Android but there are few things that I depend upon on iPhone that I couldn't find how to do on Incredible. If feature is currently missing will it be included in Froyo? I'll appreciate your answers.

    1. Can I have simultaneously multiple localized keyboards? To me it seems that Android allows only one localized keyboard at a time. On iPhone I can add multiple locales and when typing switch on a fly keyboard between English, Hebrew and Russian.
    2. Can I initiate a call (switch to Phone app) from within another app? On iPhone I can configure double hardware button tap to switch immediately to the Phone app no matter which app is current now.
    3. How Incredible's battery usage stacks against iPhone 3G?
    4. How Incredible's screen fares under direct sun? I'm very happy with this aspect of iPhone's screen.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member

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    The Incredible does none of these things. You should probably get an iPhone 4.

    Edit: I looked into it and there are keyboards for your need. Activating the phone takes two button presses by default. Visibility and battery are better on the iPhone. I really think you should get an iPhone 4.
     
  3. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member

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    1) Yes, use betterkeyboard
    2) Yes, just hit home -> phone -> make your call. When done, hold the home key to bring up recently used apps, select the one you were in, and it will come back up.
    3) About the same
    4) About the same
     
  4. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

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    There are certain apps that I believe will let you have different languages on the keyboard.

    You can press home and it will bring up a screen that will contain the launcher which has the "Phone" option

    Battery is about as good as any smartphone. This is more relative to how you're using it. If you're a power user, then don't expect it to last you 3 days.

    Because the screen is AMOLED, it does not fare extremely well in direct sunlight, but is still usable. However, in lower light conditions, the screen is absolutely amazing.
     
  5. k.electron

    k.electron Well-Known Member

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    what he said ^^

    with the iphone u cannot install any app that is not part of the appStore. with android u can find any apk and install it. that is androids biggest win over the iPhone. however for the features OP is interested in, he might be better off with an iPhone.
     
  6. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

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    Ive recently had to de-rate the inc as the glass screen is extremely fragile. I watched one of our inc get dropped from less than 2 feet and the "gorilla" glass shattered. I still pick android over iPhone OS though.
     
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    And the all glass iP4 will be any better :rolleyes:

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  8. garment69

    garment69 Well-Known Member

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    The double tapping of the home button; is this function still going to be present in iOS4? I thought that function was now programed to the "task switcher".
     
  9. jayhammy

    jayhammy Active Member

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    As some have stated above the beauty of Android is CUSTOMIZATION. For example, the Swype keyboard, now open to the general public as a beta, is an innovative way of typing on the keyboard. It's not available on the iPhone (or Blackberry Storm, for that matter) because Apple won't open up its APIs and allow a third party to change its keyboard configuration. yes, you can choose other languages, but that's all within Apple's control. Swype is not, so Apple doesn't allow it. What's more, you can now SPEAK text, not only for search, but also for writing emails, etc., and I believe you can access those files in different languages.
    The AMOLED screen, while not optimal in truly direct sunlight (a simple turn of the should will rectify the problem), is absolutely gorgeous. I'm curious to see how it stacks up against the iPhone 4's new display. In addition, new Android phone are coming out this summer with "super AMOLED" displays. Samsung and Motorola, I believe (don't quote me there).
    In any case, here's what it boils down to:
    1. iPhone 4 with only a few choices, such as 16, 32gb, black or white.
    2. Android: on multiple carriers, multiple devices, multiple manufacturers.

    I believe the choice is obvious.
     

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