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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Piederman, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Piederman

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    Hi all,

    My beloved iPhone 4 recently took an (unexpected) tumble in the washing machine, and now I need to replace it. I'm using this opportunity to possibly explore the Android market, although I don't know much about the Android OS.

    Right now, it's down to 4 choices:

    1) HTC Inspire

    2) Motorola Atrix

    3) re-buy an iPhone 4 at full price *sigh*

    4) buy a used iPhone 3GS from a friend, then upgrade to the iPhone 5 this summer

    What I'm looking for from you friendly people is some honest guidance regarding transitioning from an iPhone 4 to the HTC Inspire. Would it be a step down? A side-ways move? A step-up? Would the Android OS throw me for a loop?

    Any input/advice would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    All of the phones you mention are good but if you are looking for an Android device I suggest you go to the store and play with one a few times. Yes a little learning cure coming from an iphone to android will be needed but it's nothing complicated.I would go with the HTC Inspire and that maybe because I have an HTC EVO,but thats just me.
     
  3. PSkeptic

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    Are you positive the iPhone is dead? Did you do the dry-out thing? If you did all that, you might be able to get it repaired (Possible only the battery is dead) for much less than any of the options.

    Or, if you are just using this as an excuse to get a new phone, I'd suggest the Atrix (Purely from hype, as I do not own one). It would be a step up from the current generation of iPhones.

    The learning curve is steep coming from iOS to Android, only because you have to unlearn all the habits from iOS (And also find replacements to what you are used to doing, like syncing music).
     
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    I have the inspire 4g and i love it with all my heart lol. It is amazing. But the battery will drain fast especially the first couple of days when you can't stop messing with it. But if you download the app called "advanced task killer", you can use it to kill randomly running apps, it helps a TON. The phone is super fast and the screen is beautiful, i highly recommend it.
     
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    Android do not need to run an advanced task killer app. The OS is built to manage apps.
     
  6. Aatos.1

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    I've got an iPhone 4. It's OK at best.

    Android is by far the best. You just have to invest in yourself and learn it, no different from learning anything else new. It's Android, not iOS. They're different.

    Here's more about the best phone in my personal experience with loads of different smartphones.

    http://androidforums.com/2400490-post1.html

    Cheers
     
  7. Czarcat

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    Is there something in particular you wish to gain from a move to Android? For me, it was freedom to customize along with widgets.

    You need to be aware that Android can do almost all that iOS can but it might be in a different way. So, you need to decide if you want to change the way you are accustomed to doing things.

    If you feel that Android is something you want to try, both the Atrix and the Inspire are great choices. I think the Inspire probably has the most polish between the two and might offer the most iPhone like experience. But, the Inspire is also a very large phone compared to the iPhone.

    I'd definitely recommend going to the AT&T store and handling both phones so that you can get a feel for them. That should help you determine which (if either) you prefer.
     
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    I suggest you look at them in the store but do not make a final decision. Pick the one you want. Ask questions about the return policy then take it home with the idea that you are "trying it out". Here's why.

    In the store it's distracting, the sales people are hovering, and the lighting is terrible. There is no substitute for testing a phone in your real world usage patterns. You will then truly find out if it works for you or not. If not, then you may the return it easily for another model.
     
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    Yeah and I read a lot about task killers being a danger to your phone so i removed it. Funny thing is though, there was always some app running that i didn't ever open so the OS doesn't manage tasks very well. Either way who gives a damn this phone is AWESOME! :D
     

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