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What can the iphone do that android can't?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kgeissler, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Well-Known Member
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    First off, I have a Nexus One and love the phone. But on occasion, I get into discussions with the iphone fans in my office. I ask them, "Name something the iphone can do out of the box, that an Android phone can't do?" They have yet to tell me anything.

    I then tell them some of the thing Android does that the iphone can't (voice to text, widgets, google integration, etc)

    So, is there anything the iphone can do out of the box, that Android can't? I personally can't think of anything
     

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  2. blazeplacid

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    be shinny and have a front facing camera...and I have yet to see anyone use the front facing camera.
     
  3. srmccoy

    srmccoy Well-Known Member
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    HTC Evo has a front facing camera.
     
  4. Tre Lawrence

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    Well, it does look good in bumpers... :cool:

    Seriously, love the first post. That is the unofficial barometer I use when picking phones. How well can this device do the things I need it to do.

    If an Apple device can get to that threshold (IOWs, it can do more of what I need a smartphone to do than any other device), I'll jump ship.

    When I rattle off the things I could do with my BlackBerry out the box -- like tether -- I'd get blank looks.
     
  5. kgeissler

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    They mention that...then I mention the EVO has a front facing camera that doesn't require wifi.
     
  6. brownhornet

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    Well actually the iphone folks can use fring now without wifi too.
     
  7. kgeissler

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    True, but that is not out of the box. Once you start getting into apps, there are apps the iphone has that android doesn't and visa versa.
     
  8. IOWA

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    iPhone can drop calls with a slide of the finger.
     
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  9. Tre Lawrence

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    They are also tools of social change. I hold EVERYTHING differently now. Android cannot do that.
     
  10. Pryomancer

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    The iPhone makes you act condescendingly to anyone who hasn't got one.
     
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  11. Starfleet Captain

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    Out of the box, the iphone 4 has a better screen and camera than any of the current Android phones. Also, it has a gyroscope.
     
  12. Gforce083

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    Samsung Captivate has gyroscope :) with the number of Android phones being released the i4's hardware will be surpassed by many phones before Apple puts out another phone.
     
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  13. Gforce083

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    Best quote on this forum
     
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  14. Intervenient

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    That gorgeous Retina Display *drools*. Not to mention access to tons of apps.
     
  15. vincentp

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    Not sure what it is about this display. I saw it first hand the other day and used the phone for an hour or two. The guy who owned the phone kept bragging about it, too. I don't understand, it doesn't look any better nor is it any easier to read than my Droid screen at a normal viewing distance. What is the big deal besides the technical specs?

    As for the first post - what can the iPhone do that Android can't? Nothing, really. Although it can drop calls quite readily. Our phones can't really do that out of the box unless you move to a very low signal area.
     
  16. fasteddie760

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    Google Voice is a big one for me.
     
  17. Tre Lawrence

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    Wait... the same retina display that is better than my own eyes?
     
  18. Kelmar

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    Well, my wife would say "sync with itunes" as she's been using itunes for quite sometime and doesn't want to switch to anything else.
     
  19. chrisinsocalif

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    The iPhone can turn you into a condescending a$$hole who likes to follow popular trends which is not based on knowledge of technology. (too harsh?)
     
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  20. broads desire

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    ^^ i synced my desire to itunes first day i had it.. not using any apps on the phone .. just itunes agent on the pc ..
     
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  21. ari-free

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    some android phones, like the SGS come with all kinds of things out of the box. It even has handwriting recognition.
     
  22. Kelmar

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    She can't get anything to work with her Evo. PM me if you have "directions" for her.

    To be honest, I haven't even looked at it to know what she's doing wrong! :)
     
  23. Intervenient

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    Not to mention that AT&T doesn't dabble with the updates.
     
  24. Gforce083

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    Check out Double Twist
     
  25. Shocky

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    It's just a slightly higher resolution LCD display, big deal.
     

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