Which is better Iphone or Android


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  1. jubin

    jubin New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello is android better then iphone to go ahead in future.Iam talking about for developing apps because iam developer
     

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  2. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

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    If you are actually intending to post in this sub-forum, which is focused on *Applications* for Android then I would assume your question is based upon applications for iPhone and Android respectively.

    The answer to that question is that at this moment iPhone Apps are on the whole more numerous, and most are more polished than Android Apps. This is because iPhone has a large head start on Android, and also that Apple has a very strict vetting of Applications for iPhone tending to keep most of the poorer Apps from actually making it to the iPhone market.

    Android is growing very, very rapidly and there should be more Applications for Android than there is for iPhone within a year or two.

    Also, Android Applications in some cases can do things that iPhone Applications cannot, particularly for "rooted" Android users.

    Cheers.
     
  3. SukDeezNutz

    SukDeezNutz Well-Known Member

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    How r u gonna post a question like that on a forum like this?!?!?
     
  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    I doubt you will get a truly unbiased answer to this question on a dedicated Android forum, much like you wouldn't on a dedicated iPhone forum.

    As far as it goes there are pros and cons to each. It is really up to each user to determine what is best for them.
     
  5. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled VIP Member

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    There is no best. It's up to the individual to decide for themselves.
     
  6. mcumeda

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    I had a 2g iPhone and now I have a Droid 1. The iPhone's interface is buttery smooth, but I just didn't like it as much as my Droid. The Droid's interface isn't as smooth, although it is pretty close. But I really enjoy making the Droid my own. The widgets are awesome, multitasking is great, and I just like it a whole lot better than my iPhone.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    I don't think either platform has a time travel app.
     
  8. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

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    It's not an easy question to answer and depends on what the user wants...

    Here's my unbiased answer:

    If you want a reliable PHONE, you must go Android. The iPhone is an infamously bad phone.

    If you're looking for a "leather seats and gold package" luxury mobile device experience, the iPhone squeaks ahead of Android (for now). iPhone's has a few extra transition animations that give it a more polished feel.

    If you live in the US and need to travel outside of the US, a T-mobile Android or an AT&T iPhone or Android are your only choices.

    If you're looking for the best media device with little to no work out-of-the-box, the iPhone pulls ahead of Android.

    If you want to be able to play any kind of media type on your phone, go Android and install Rockplayer.

    If you're married to the Apple logo, Apple ecosystem, and/or iTunes... iPhone gives you a better experience while Android will give you a more powerful one (which requires a little bit of reading and a few extra apps).

    If you want the absolute best mobile camera and camcorder experience, go iPhone. The top-shelf Android phones are a very close second but there is nothing quite like iMovie on Android yet.

    If you don't want to spend a ton of money on apps, go Android.

    If you're looking for a digital pocket knife (a useful tool that can and will be made to do anything your heart desires), Android is your best bet.

    If you want a no-cost powerful GPS experience out of the box, Android wins hands down.

    If you're looking for a no-hassles software development experience, Android wins.

    If you want the ability to customize your phone UI's look and feel, go Android.

    If the word "jailbreak" makes you cringe, go Android.

    If you want to play games, iPhone is ahead but Android is catching up quickly.

    If you want the best bang-for-buck mobile experience, Android wins. It offers more features for your money.

    If you want the best mobile web browsing experience, Android pulls ahead due to Adobe flash support.

    If you want 4G (Sprint) or 4G speeds (T-mobile), get yourself an Android.

    If you want to use microSD cards in order to upgrade your storage space, go Android.

    If you want to use your phone as a hotspot/tethered device without hassles, go Android.

    If you live in the US and you don't like data caps, go Android.

    If you want to easily upgrade your battery, Android.

    If you want a more info-centric experience (home screen widgets instead of just icons), go Android but keep your eye on Windows Phone 7.

    If you want a large screen (4"+), go Android.

    If you want a crisp screen, get an iPhone 4. I've seen a retina display and I actually prefer my Evo's 4.3" screen.

    I suggest the following US Android phones:

    Evo 4G
    Epic 4G
    Droid X
    Droid Incredible
    G2 (coming soon)
    Captivate
    Vibrant
    Droid (The original. Yeah, it's old but it's a solid and cheap Android device)

    I would advise people to stay away from the following US Android devices:

    Droid Eris
    Droid 2
    Fascinate
    Aria
    Hero (only because it's outdated)
    Moment (again, outdated)

    If you still can't make up your mind, get yourself a combo platter... Android phone with Hotspot capabilities (I'd advise an Evo or an Epic) and an iPod touch or WiFi iPad. It'll run you about $400 (Android/iPod) or $700 (Android/iPad) up front, but you'll have a great hybrid experience and lower monthly cost (Sprint's Evo/Epic top-tier unlimited plan with hotspot runs $139.99/mo. and has unlimited voice, text, and 3G/4G data).

    No, I don't work for Sprint but they do have the best mix of network reliability, future tech, and features in the US. Verizon has the best network and T-mobile has the cheapest plans. Sprint is a good middle ground.

    Always check the coverage maps before selecting a carrier.
     
  9. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    While I certainly understand the Moment with all the problems it has had, I'm not sure I understand the rest of your list.

    The Eris may be a little older than some of the others, but it is a rock solid device.

    The Droid2, just came out and offers everything the Droid does, plus more.

    The Fascinate is Verizon's version of the Galaxy S, just like the Vibrant and Captivate.

    The Aria is a smaller version of the Eris for At&t although I have heard that they restricted it quite a bit.

    BTW, I am moving this over to the Android lounge as it really isn't an application discussion.
     
  10. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

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    The Droid Eris is an outdated device. It won't give new users (what I would consider) a satisfactory user experience.

    The Droid 2 has some pretty glaring signal issues that have yet to be resolved.

    The Fascinate's embedded Bing search issue is not something users should have to put up with. It will confuse most users looking to break into Android.

    The Galaxy S devices still have a few software issues (mainly the GPS issue) that prevent what I'd consider a satisfactory experience. The Epic 4G seems to have enough of those issues resolved to give the user a satisfactory experience. Once an official fix is out, I will start recommending the entire Galaxy S line. I'm also still wary of Samsung and their software update track record (ie: cutting off the Samsung Moment at Android 2.1 even though it was released in Nov of 2009) and will let people know not to expect more than 2 software updates from Samsung.

    Like you've said, the Aria is pretty locked down compared to other Android devices. It's not worth $129.99 and the hassle of AT&T's horrible plans and generally sub-par network. I would sooner advise someone (who doesn't want to drop $200+ on a phone) to spend $150 on a certified pre-owned Verizon/Motorola Droid X or Droid Incredible (found on Verizon's website).

    Just my two cents.

    PS - I was also surprised to see this in the Apps forum but thought I should weigh in on it none the less. :)
     
  11. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    This. I had an iPhone 3Gs, but paid the early termination fee so I could get onto Android, I wanted the extra freedom Android gives you over the walled garden approach Apple gives you. But my mom was just looking for her first smartphone, and while I did try to steer her towards Android, she ended up going iPhone4, and I agree that for her, that was probably the best choice. Easy to use, "it just works", and she isn't looking to mod or anything, so that is probably the perfect phone for her.

    If there was a perfect anything, it would be the only one. If my Subaru was the perfect car for everybody, then there wouldn't be a Ford out there. Same for phones. It's all personal preference.
     
  12. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    I guess it all depends on the user. Love my Eris and I wish HTC would make more like it.
     
  13. Draiko

    Draiko Well-Known Member

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    The Eris isn't a phone I'd recommend to new users or upgrades.

    Verizon sold a new Droid Eris to friend of mine 3-4 weeks ago for $150 subbed. He was a little annoyed with the Eris' small screen among other things. I strongly urged him to take it back and told him I'd pay the extra $50 for him to upgrade to a Droid X or Droid Incredible instead. He traded up to a Droid X and was blown away. Major difference.

    The Eris was a trooper. I've even heard rumors that Disney will be using re purposed Eris' as digital guides. Verizon did the right thing by decommissioning it though. It really isn't the best way to show off Android in 2010.

    But I'd definitely recommend a Droid Eris over an iPhone 3G running iOS4!!
     
  14. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

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    My sister and mother both have iPhones.

    Played around with both of them quite a bit.

    Came away bored as hell. I don't get the big deal, bunch of 4x4 grids with icons. And before July, they had to have it on a black wallpaper.
     
  15. Thefoodman52

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    I didn't think AT&T decided to butt f%&k the Aria as bad as they did the Backflip... I was actually going to recommend that one to my friend who's stuck on AT&T (he has some old breaking-apart palm treo thing). He loves my Evo (three times more, now that it's rooted and runs at a full 60fps), but just doesn't like the big honkin' phone itself. He tested out an Aria at our local AT&T store and said he liked it because of it's size.... anybody that has one on here... how bad does it lag? I know it's essentially (as OTD said) a re-packaged Eris in a smaller shell, but does that reduced screen resolution help it out any, or does it still lag like no other device has before it?

    Also, as far as it's being locked down... is side-loading apps still cut off, and is the marketplace still half-ruined?
     
  16. OfTheDamned

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    I typically suggest current phones to people, but if someone was looking for the same form factor or buying used I would still recommend the Eris. I always find it interesting that the chief complaint about the phone is that the screen is too small or that it isn't as up to date. :rolleyes: The screen is pretty obvious when you look at the device and as for being out of date, it is a year old and was using older tech when it came out, what do people really expect? Of course your friend would be blown away with the X if the screen size was his big concern.

    Look, the Eris is what it is, a great Droid in a small package. It is a great little phone for people that know what they are getting. Those that "settled" for the Eris are typically a little disappointed or underwhelmed, but if you ever visit the Eris forum you will find a bunch of really happy users. There are even members that have upgraded to different phones, but refuse to let go of their Eris because they enjoyed it so much.

    Like I said, to each there own. Some may hate it and some may love it, but it always depends on the user in the end. And yes, for me it beats the living crap out of the iPhone any day.


    EDIT: Just wanted to add that the discussion we are having actually goes towards a big reason to chose Android over iOS. With the iPhone you get a one size supposed to fit everyone device and with Android you have the option to pick the size, style and manufacturer that you want.

    As always, it really depends on what he will be doing with it. If he is going to be playing all the latest games then I think the Aria is going to be a pretty bad choice. If he is going to really use it as a smartphone then it will most likely serve him well. I would still check in the Aria forum to see what the members there say.

    I do believe that side-loading is still blocked, but I have read that people have found ways around that. As with most of the HTC Android phones out there I believe the Aria has also been rooted and this is a huge plus for these phones.

    Also, I can't say for certain, but I don't think the resolution will have an effect on preformance either way.
     
  17. takeshi

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    Impossible to say without knowing your particular needs/wants. Best is always subjective.
     
  18. A.Nonymous

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    I agree with a lot of these, but I have to take issue with some of the following.

    I guess the question is what you're referring to by "phone." As an actual device to make calls, your statement is correct. If you're not worried so much about dropped calls and call quality, it's a very solid and highly functional device.

    I'm not sure what you mean when you talk about a better experience vs a more powerful one. I agree with you that the way the iPhone integrates with iTunes is something that can't be duplicated with Android.

    Don't agree. I've got an iTouch and there are a lot of quality apps on the iTunes market for free. You'll probably see more of them now that iAds is more available. I don't know that you can get quality apps anywhere for free though.

    Depends on what features you want. iPhone kicks Androids ass in some features and gets it's ass kicked in others.

    Somewhat of a specious argument. You get 4G in about a dozen areas across the country. (Yes, I'm exaggerating, but not by much.) It's not wide spread and I don't think it should factor into a decision at all unless you happen to be in a 4G area (which most people aren't).

    I wouldn't say without hassles. You still have to set up a plan with your carrier depending on the device. There are still hassles, just not as many.
     
  19. beefyy

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    I don't think you can go wrong either way, the iphone is pretty nice, but alot of iphone owners are just buying into the hype. It's a little better for gaming and slightly more polished, but Android is better for some since it offers more freedom. If you want your android to look like an iphone you can do that, but you can't make your iphone look like anything else.

    Watch Iphone's next big improvement will be widgets and iphone owners will be touting that as the greatest feature ever.
     
  20. Hrethgir

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    And I'm glad for this, I hate iTunes, and now that I have my DX and retired my iPhone, I am so happy that I may never have to use iTunes again!

    Sure you can, you just have to jailbreak it! I had perspective wallpapers, shrunken icons on a 4x5 grid with 5 icons in the dock, multitasking and folders on my 3Gs almost a year ago. I was trying so hard to make it more like Android! And it was fairly close, too. Don't really have widgets, but did have the clock and weather icons live instead of static like they are normally, plus several little doodads up in the status bar. But of course, to do that stuff on an iPhone is much trickier than on an Android phone, and that's why I made the switch.
     
  21. Baggy

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    I like both having mucked about this both (Wife has Iphone 3gs [unjail broken]) but Android wins me over even for games like Mario/Chomo Trigger/FF3 etc running on SNESoid.
     
  22. alexleonardme

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    My friend has a droid 2 and i think it's pretty intense
     
  23. A.Nonymous

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    I have iTunes and had all my media in there for the various iPods I've had. When I went to the DInc I couldn't sync that music with the DInc without using a 3rd party option. Even with a 3rd party option it's not as smoothly integrated as iTunes is with the iPhone. You cannot beat that integration with any Android phone.
     
  24. jroc

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    I dont know which is better. I know Android is better for me. Maybe if I was on AT&T before or the iPhone was on Verizon before Apr this year I coulda answered this question better. (I got my first Android phone, the Droid 1 in Apr)

    And I want Android to get that HDR photo feature the iPhone 4 has....:p

    Just reread your post OP (looks like he edited it)....for developing...it might be easier to develop for Android as far as no Market restraints..... Maybe cuz its so many different Android devices, it could mean more money...

    Thats a good question jubin.
     

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