iphone for sprint

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  1. flatlander

    flatlander Well-Known Member

    a Kb of data is a Kb of data isn't it. If I use a gig of data on my evo, to get something, would it not take the same gig of data to that with an Iphone or am I missing something?? Why would a person use more data with Iphone than with evo (or any other smart phone for that matter). can it the Iphone do that much more, I think not

    Just sayin'

  2. evolution3d

    evolution3d Well-Known Member

    I never said a person would use more data with an iPhone. :confused:
  3. aeiou

    aeiou Well-Known Member

    Ok, I have an Evo and can only speak on the Evo vs the iphone4 that my friends have. ( I also have the latest ipod touch)

    1. Sound quality - There is no comparison, the sound coming out of the apple products is clearer and better

    2. Picture/video - Although the Evo takes good pics/vids, I can see that apple products are better. Clearer pics and smother videos. I recored a video in the highest setting on the evo and tried to play it back and it was worthless. Lost a great moment with my family too.

    3. Internet connectivity/youtube playback/etc - This could be more of a sprint problem than an android problem, but I hate watching yourtube videos on my phone that dont load or buffer all the time. Go to my ipod or my friends iphone and the videos plays right thru.

    Those are just a few of my issues between the iphone/android. I love the google intergration of android though, and would be hard pressed to give that up to switch to the iphone, but im not some blind fan boy who thinks android is without fault.

    Oh and please dont tell me of apps that can do this or do that. I've tried plenty of them and nothing seems to work just right.
  4. evolution3d

    evolution3d Well-Known Member

    Fair enough when talking about the EVO 4G which is almost 2 years old now. All those points have been significantly improved in more recent Android models though and are actually better than the iPhone in those aspects.
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  5. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Yesterday.. riding in a car with one of my buddies...
    he has the iphone4... was trying to make a call.. would not work.. had to reboot the phone..
    I asked him.. whats up with your phone? he said..it sometimes just quits working...even locks up.. randomly.

    but he does love is iphone4

    not all products are all great..
  6. evolution3d

    evolution3d Well-Known Member

    What happens when it freezes up so bad you can't use the reboot option? Does your friend have to take his phone to the Apple store since you can't remove your battery? lolol :D
  7. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Well-Known Member

    Those are more EVO 4G problems than Android problems, if you are gonna compare Android to the iPhone 4 at least compare it to the best Android phone (IMO the SGS2) which has sound quality on par with iphone 4 and better video quality. Also you can play more video codecs like DivX and xVid. And the last one is definitely a Sprint problem.
  8. aeiou

    aeiou Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Evo came out last June, so its really closer to 1 year than 2. I also compared it to the iphone which also came out last year. One poster said Android was 2 years ahead of the iphone4, which as i pointed out can not possibly be true. Which Androids on Sprint are better than the Evo? I've yet to see one that really made leaps and bound advancement. Not the Photon, not the Evo 3d.
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

  10. evolution3d

    evolution3d Well-Known Member

    That's not even a fair comparison. The SGS2 beats the living crap out of an iPhone 4 in every possible aspect! :D
  11. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    I HATE that the iPhone is comng to Sprint. If you want a better phone on SPrint just get the Photon. I have it and it destroys the iPhone. Now with Google purchasing Moto Mobility you can bet your bottom dollar that Moto Phones will get preferential treatment.

    You don't pay that amount of cash and NOTY give YOUR phones #1 treatment. No more Blur & Bootloader. Google will test updates on Moto phones 1st and then roll the update out to Moto phones 1st. That's why I got the Photon. It'a also one Heck of a Phone. Best I have had (had the OG EVO). The Battery life is Amazing for an Android Phone and hardly any Blur at all.

    I was waiting for Sprint's version of the SGS2 and as soon as I read Google bought Moto Mobility I bought a Photon and happy I did. Sammy is not known for timely updates and the Photon is just as Fast and is a World Phone.

    Sprint better not screw up our Unlimited Plans because of the DUMB iPhone. If that happens, I will just roll with the Photon until it falls apart and either geta Trac Phone or Dumb Phone. I wREFUSE to pay the Apple Tax they bring to Carriers. Apple is the Carrier Killer as far as Data Plans go.
  12. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say all that. the Photon is Sprint's BEST Phone hands down. It beats the EVO D easily.
  13. oOMavrikOo

    oOMavrikOo Well-Known Member

    Just because I'm curious, how does the iPhone manage its memory compared to the way Android does?
  14. falconey

    falconey Well-Known Member

    It's all opinion on what phone is the best, but it's not opinion that android offers more interesting phones to superusers. There can't be enough said for the ability to control your own device and I couldn't imagine not being able to access my battery. That's just stupid. As for the EVO 3D the interface is buttery smooth and very fast. There are many times I'm about to show someone with an iphone something on my phone and without even trying they notice how fast my 3D is. Usually they will say something like, "man, that's fast".
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  15. simcha

    simcha Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm genuinely curious about this. Many people are stating that because the iPhone 5 (and iPhone 4, by the way,) are coming to Sprint that the unlimited plans are doomed and we are all doomed to pay more for our plans?

    Why is this?

    Are we all expecting a flood of iPhone refugees from ATT and Verizon and new customers to burst into Sprint's network therefore causing a network overload forcing an increase in prices plus tiered plans?


    Are we saying that the iPhones somehow use up more data than our Android phones, somehow?

    Which is it? Or is there some other reason why Sprint would change their plans because they offer the iPhone?

    Does Apple require that a carrier pay more for the privilege of being able to offer the iPhone causing a "tax" to be handed down to customer, increasing the price of plans?

    Please, I really want to know why people believe that Sprint will be raising prices and limiting data plans simply because the iPhone is coming to Sprint.
  16. falconey

    falconey Well-Known Member

    It's pretty simple to understand if you think about it. Right now sprint offers the best rates and the data plans are unlimited. The only reason why a large segment of iphone users aren't migrating from the rate hikes at ATT and the already high rates at VRZ is because Sprint does not have the iphone. So when this large iphone market migrates to Sprint for the unlimited data the network will become bogged down. Sprint will really have no choice, but to kill unlimited data or charge higher for it. Of course this is all contingent on the drawing power of the unlimited data package.

    So to answer your question one individual device in itself is not drawing on more data as another device. Data useage is solely dependent on the users.
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  17. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

    I dont buy the 'iPhone is locked and Android isn't' line...to do any real customization, you have to root your Android phone...which is the same as 'Jailbreaking' the iPhone.

    I have seen some pretty awesome jailbroken iPhones...which btw, have way more developers per device(which results in higher quality apps/coding)...as they are all working for 1 device, as opposed to writing code for many....

    I need my calendar agenda on the lockscreen and a T9 dialer, all things I have now and could get with a Jailbroken iPhone 4.

    I've not yet seen a GSII phone, but I really hate AMOLED, so if the iPhone demos dont impress me next month, I'll just get the Photon.

    I think some of the features I want will be incorporated to iOS 5. I will definitely enjoy the higher quality of the apps, and the better screen quality that is for sure.

    We'll see, we'll see...time will tell.
  18. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with Super Amoled? Personally I think it looks better than the iPhone 4's Retina Display when it comes too pictures, video, games, etc. and viewing angle, but not text, of course. But the Super Amoled + has crisp enough text, its not grainy like the original.
  19. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

    All I know is I can spot the screen door AMOLED shows from a mile away...I hate it...makes everything look nasty.

    DPI, DPI, DPI.

    I haven't seen a screen yet that looks better than the iPhone 4.
  20. So-Low Da Don

    So-Low Da Don Well-Known Member

    Yea that's definitely an original Super Amoled problem I had, but I tried to look for it on my friend's SGS2 but didn't see it, I was pretty excited!
  21. flatlander

    flatlander Well-Known Member

    I agree with the do Iphones use more data than Androids...I think not

    If there are more and more ATT/Tmobil/whoever Iphone users flocking to sprint for unlimited data, there is more revenue more $$$$ to get more towers equipment and the like. so the system should/may/might/get better
  22. falconey

    falconey Well-Known Member

    So do you think developers and the iphone community could convince one of the phone manufacturers(oh, wait there's only one mft) for the iphone to unlock the device? Or would that community be able to convince Apple to post instructions on how to unlock an iphone? Or do you think google bought a cell phone making company to then make phones that are locked down? Maybe you see what I did here.....maybe not...
  23. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    Sprint would raise prices if it gets iPhone because every other carrier's been able to do it successfully, and that user base generates a lot of income. Ironically, I don't think Sprint getting iPhone will be a boost though because Sprint would have to be in line with VZW on 3G and LTE for it to make sense to come to Sprint for iPhone.

    Do iPhoners use more data? According to some reports yes. To some reports no. I think the bottomline is iPhone on another network lacking 4G would make no sense. I also hardly think Apple would have a Wimax capable iPhone now so the compelling reason for iPhoners to move to Sprint just doesn't seem to be there. Take away the prospect of "unlimited" and Sprint would gain not much in the way of subscriber base.

    Not gaining subscribers wouldn't be all bad if it was a way for Sprint to begin charging more. I hate that prospect as a current subscriber, but I understand it as a stockholder.
  24. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I wasn't aware HTC, Samsung, Motorola and the others offered instructions on how to root the phone...oh wait they don't...those companies are actively seeking ways to lock down the bootloader to stop rooting.

    How is Rooting a Android device any different than Jailbreaking an iPhone?
  25. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    Rooting an Android device is different than jailbreaking an iPhone.

    I know because I have done both, many times.

    Also HTC and Samsung do not actively seek ways to lock down the bootloader. Samsung gave a Samsung Galaxy S2 to CyanogenMod developer to encourage after-market development. HTC has a website where HTC phone owners can go to unlock the bootloader.

    Apple has done no such thing, ever.

    Rooting = getting super admin rights on an Android phone. Even if a bootloader is locked / encrypted, a phone may still be rooted to gain the access.

    Jailbreaking is similar to rooting but yet someways still different. Jailbreak does not allow as great of freedom as rooting.

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