iP4 to G2 - anyone do it? regrets?General


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  1. LCW

    LCW Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    just curious if any G2 users came from an iphone 4? are you satisfied with your decision? regrets? battery life?
     

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  2. nubby77

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    i switched from the iphone 4 to the g2 n id say the g2 absolutely shits on the iphone
     
  3. Andy2108

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    Switched from iPhone 3G to T-Mobile G2

    no comparison, G2 is far superior
     
  4. BBOOZE

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    I made the switch 10 days ago as a test run and decided to eat the contract termination to stay with the G2. Why?

    The customisation of Android is so amazing that you quickly realize you are in Apple prison with the iphone. I find the G2 to be just as fast if not faster than the iphone and if you are well heavy google user there is nothing like the intergration with the G2. Battery life is the same in my opinion.

    the G2 is obviously bulkier and not as "sexy" as the iphone but I'd rather have functionality over looks any day. I have NOT yet attempted to move my music over which I just assume will not be as clean as the itunes/olor interface on the iphone.

    Overall the G2 is a great phone and my personal opinion is that getting on the android train is a better long term proposition than Apple give it is open source.
     
  5. Dasin

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    If u think the G2 is better then the iPhone 4 it really is not. This is coming from a person that used the G1 as my first smart phone, and i always hated Apple products and i still do, and i got the iPhone 4 i would pick the iPhone 4 over Android. But i really see the huge difference the iPhone 4 and the Android.

    First off like when i go back to this forum i cant copy a word from the page, with the iPhone i can copy and paste.

    Secondly: The iPhone is very smooth, very very smooth compaired to the android which is very rough.

    Third: The network that T-Mobile is off the HSPA/3G network keeps on jumping off and on, one minute its on 3G next second its on EDGE, and when iam on a call most of the time the network drops. ATT's network stay on 3G really really rare the network drops while on the phone.

    For the record T-Mobile did not build a new network, let alone add more so called (HSPA or 4G) toweres they just modified there shitty as 3G towered to be like 4G speeds.

    T-Mobile is trash, thats why more people have ATT rather then T-Mobile.
     
  6. justme8800

    justme8800 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, Dasin. I really appreciate you going so overboard in your troll attempt, so much so that you've saved me the trouble of having to discredit you. I was afraid I was going to have to systematically counter each of your points, but I don't think anyone here is misinformed enough to believe any of them. No copy and paste? iPhone is smoother? Seriously?

    Keep talking, this is actually pretty entertaining. Can you tell me how much better the iPhone keyboard is than physical + swype next? What about how much better the web is without flash? Is Angry Birds more fun with the lag and stuttering?
     
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    ^^^^^couldnt have said it better myself lol f**k the iphone its garbage i owned 1 i think id kno
     
  8. MdX MaxX

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    iPhone: Open iTunes, wait for it to load, plug in your iPhone, wait for it to sync/backup, drag your music into iTunes, wait for it to transfer, wait for it to sync/backup again, unplug iPhone.

    Android: Plug in your phone, select all your music, copy-paste music to SD, wait for it to transfer, unplug phone.

    I think you'll be fine with music.
     
  9. Andy2108

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    Youve made the iPhone sound way better than it actually is. The backing up process takes FOREVER, and then the music transpher speeds are amazingly slow. Like its probably one of the slowest usb 2.0 devices to transfer ive used in a long time.
     
  10. Dasin

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    Fist of all the iPhone can be turned into a full ipod when it comes to a android, the android gives u a shitty as interface to play music on and plus the battery life on all android phones are trash.

    The ipones has multiple features in them and the phone is built to handle all features.

    The andriod has features but the phone is not powered for all of them, its mostly powered for just text and calls.

    Look at the network its on compared to Att VS T-Mobile, Att is far better
     
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    Makes me want to get a locked down developer driven, not community driven, device right now!
     
  12. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope Well-Known Member

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    And spend extra money for it!
     
  13. Swizz

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    Totally worth it when you factor in the complimentary chin balls that come with every purchase.
     
  14. Dasin

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    Apple iPhone has a better organized operating system Android is not orginzed to be a MP3 player, it just does not.

    I like Andriod for the open source, thats good. But the operation system is when compared to the iPhone there is no competition there just is not.

    Bottom line there is not point in having a good phone with all the features when you dont have the network to support it.

    Android is on T-Mobile there 3G/HSPA network is straight TRASH, they didnt even have the decency to built a new 3G/HSPA network, like i said before the 3G network was just modified for HSPA.

    As far as you guys saying about the price of the rate plans. You pay for what you get.

    You pay T-Mobile cheap, you get cheap service. You pay Att expensive you get great service.

    I know apple has a better professional look and features vs android... Thats why most Professionals got the iPhone... You dont see professionals with Android lol... Android is a joke compared to apple
     
  15. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope Well-Known Member

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    1. Most "professionals" I know are still stuck on RIM.

    2. Correct me if i'm wrong but in the USA isn't there Android devices on all carriers...? Just like here in Canada...? :confused:

    EDIT:

    Yes, even AT&T carrys multiple Android devices...
     
  16. xplane9

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    Dasin, it is interesting you state most professionals get an iphone. First of all, RIM holds that claim, and second of all, have you not noticed the iphone is designed as a "my first smartphone" interface? NO widgets or customization, only an app drawer. And which phone just got the ability to switch wallpapers which android had at the beginning? Also, you compare a g1 to the new iphone, WTF! The g2 is far superior to the g2 and the os has evolved very much. Have fun with your "MY FIRST SMARTPHONE" while we men use android.
     
  17. funkadesi

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    I just have one question for you... how do you like the iphone as a PHONE?

    Hope your enjoying the dropped calls..... :rolleyes:


    as far everythign is concerned:

    iOS = This is what we give you, take it or leave it!
    Android = Make it how you want, whenever you want, most of all FREE!!!
     
  18. Astronomer

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    Yeah, but that GPU, compass, GPS, and all those accelerometers really make my text messages come alive.

    Sorry, I know you're not supposed to feed the trolls, but this one's fun! More posts, please!


    But if you're seriously considering switching from iPhone to G2, then head over to this article:

    The iPhone is the worst… Boy Genius Report

    Salient points:

    1. Throttled video. (Yeah, and no Flash.)

    2. Horrible, non-adaptable auto-correct functionality on the keyboard, and no way to improve it. It adds words to its repertoire only through the address book (not even a dictionary!) so words like Fudruckers and Kwik (and Kopy) will be auto-suggested with no way to turn them off. (Android has a huge selection of wonderful keyboards.)

    3. No widgets.

    4. Anemic multitasking.

    5. Notification system that interrupts phone use.

    I just got a G2 for my wife (to replace her Sidekick), and I love it.
     
  19. BBOOZE

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    With all due respect, the claim that AT&T's network is better and more reliable that T-Mobile is simply laughable. Laughable.

    3+ weeks with the G2 and I've MAYBE had two dropped calls. I was getting at least one a day with the IP4 on AT&T. And as far as internet, at least as it goes here in Chicago, I'm on T-Mobile's HSPA/3G much more consistently and it's fast than I ever was on AT&T with the IP4. Just driving around with my IP4 I'd have some 3G, some Edge, and then I'd get the proverbial "circle" in place of either E or 3G which I never figured out what it meant other than that I had no connection at all.

    I agree the IP4 is easier to use. It's the perfect phone for people that just want to plug and play without any thought. But after having the 3G, 3GS, and then the IP4 I was simply bored with what I had. Every refresh cycle brought maybe 1-2 features I would use and a somewhat faster and snappier experience, but the same apps that I had downloaded when I first got the 3G. Whuppee.

    With Android on G2, I feel like I've been let out of prison because my device is actually PRODUCTIVE for the way I do things day-to-day. Thanks to widgets.
     
  20. colnago

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    Service/signal strength are relative to a given area. Both AT&T and T-Mo suffer from "hard-handoff" disconnects, when a phone is "in motion", and connecting to different towers...just the nature of GSM networks.

    FWIW, I was able to keep a 3.5G signal (Nokia N900, good so far for up to 7.44Mbs on T-Mo) and streamed an internet radio feed in the car, from Baltimore to Philly, without any drops. I could get 7Mbs exactly 3mi. north of my house, but only 900K at home, as early as May of this year. About a month ago, I started getting 4Mbs "at" my house. Not bad for $10 data plan. That said, I get little/no signal inside a few stores in my town, but full bars 3.5G in their respective parking lots...no doubt due to the higher frequency T-Mo uses. My AT&T phone, using T-Mo SIM (Motorola Q) does hold signal a little better than the 900 however, but still struggles inside some buildings. I may pick up a G2 to see how it fares, before deciding whether to keep AT&T.
     
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    Why would a company build a "new network", to support the existing HSPA technology, when the current infrastucture supports significant upgrades to HSPA+? Any substantial investment would be better made in 4G/LTE infrastructure. But then a carrier would still have to support the 99.99% of their customer base which still have 2G/3G phones. '

    That said, AT&T is doing the same as T-Mo as they have deployed several of the new Cisco CSR-3 routers to sure up their backbone, until they finalize their 4G network. Even though T-Mo's footprint is not as large as the other carriers, they are putting up more towers...and if I read their statement correctly, all coverage areas will be utilizing 3G once the rollout is complete.
     
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    This is true for the initial setup. What I have have just downloaded a bunch of songs, now with iPhone, I just connect the phone and everything is synced. Smooth. But with your approach, I have to find each song and then move them to the appropriate folders. That's a big pain.

    Instead, for non-iPhone I would suggest doubletwist. But I never liked this app and it slowed down my computer a lot.

    Another alternative is, create playlist in WM player and sync that playlist to your phone. Now when you have new songs, go to the 'recently added' list and add them to the playlist. The next time you connect your phone, the new songs will be added.
     
  23. LickTheEnvelope

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    You still have to create the list to sync to the Iphone unless you're just syncing everything, which I would not like to do.

    So in one instance you create then sync, in the other you just drag and drop where you want.
     
  24. n00bEmpty

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    Alright. You can't bash on either the network the phone is linked to. I am currently an AT&T customer using both an UNLOCKED iPhone and G2.
    I jailbroken my iPhone to get more features, there isn't that much. The iPhone does have an extensive amount of apps but some of them are just the use for one day then trash it later. Sometimes there aren't apps I need, like one that can connect me to XFire. The UI is really simple and smooth. The touchscreen is the main reason why I like the iPhone. It catches my touch really nice and smoothly. What kills me is plugging it into iTunes and transferring music and data.
    I recently gotten my G2 and so far, I like it. I like it's open source because I rooted it already and customized it a couple of ways already, more then I could do on the iPhone (I only got the 5 icon dock and winterboard). What I don't really like about the G2 is the touchscreen as it's not as smooth as the iPhone's as I see some delay between my touch and it's response as well as sometimes it doesn't hit the thing I wanted to when I'm typing. I use the keyboard for that now though. I like how you can just plug in the USB and put things on with the Windows Explorer browser when my iPhone I have to open something like Diskaid or iPhone Browser, which are pretty slow. The android doesn't have unique games like the iPhone but it has useful apps I won't delete after a day. Overall, I like the G2 more. I'm not sure about the net rate as people around here using TMobile periodicly lose connection to the internet while AT&T stays constant. I think it's up more in the location you're in, like every other company. I don't like AT&T's rates but they do give good service in my area and Tmobile has pretty good pricing but you gotta be in one of their good areas to get all the benefits of that price out.
    Here's my iPhone and my G2 next to each other. (The iPhone is REALLY durable since I threw it at a wall once and dropped it a couple dozen times from 3+ feet)
    [​IMG]
     
  25. mikayla

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    wow you guys really take this iphone/android thing seriously
    and now the at & t vs t-mobile thing is the new battle lol
     

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