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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adam_hilluk, Aug 8, 2010.


Desire/Android or iPhone

  1. Desire/Android

    211 vote(s)
  2. iPhone

    5 vote(s)
  1. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Basically iPhones get so many mentions in this forum that i'd like to know if there's anybody who'd actually prefer one over a Desire?

    I love how customisable Androids are and i love my Desire. I do however hate how theres so many iPhone icon packs and you can get iPhone themes for your Desire/Android. But this begs the quesion: if you want to do that, why not just get an iPhone.

    Anyway just curious because this just irritates me a little. I had an iPhone and am so thankful that i am back on Android now, so please poll as i'm interested what people think on these matters...

  2. diS

    diS Android Enthusiast

    I would like both.
    Android (Desire) for everything.
    Iphone as an extension for games :)

    Love a lot of games on Iphone that aren't available for android (yet).

    But that's the only reason why I would have an iphone really... =D
  3. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    The poll is blatantly going to be onesided when you're asking this on a Desire fan forum :rolleyes:

    Anywho, I chose the Desire and I'll give you my reasons..

    I prefer the openness of Android over the simplicity/integration of the iPhone. It's really that simple.

    If you want an incredibly easy to use phone that syncs well with your calendars, music, etc, then pick the iPhone, but if you want the freedom to do what you want with your device and are willing to work a little bit harder to get it, then get the Desire (or any other Android device)
  4. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    The iPhone has fans. The Desire has dedicated users. :p
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  5. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i actually have both atm :eek: but thats because i had iPhone in between Hero and Desire.

    Kept it purely for Doodle jump and angry birds. Very expensive games considering i can sell phone to CEX for
  6. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is my point, it should be totally 1 sided. But i thought that because so many personalise androids to look iphoney maybe people secretly want an iphone...
  7. sanchezero

    sanchezero Newbie

    i came from an iphone to android and the only way i'd ever go back is if the iphone gave me some serious superpowers or came with winning lottery numbers or something.
  8. SurfXombie

    SurfXombie Member

    Android all the way... why not ask about the flavor options other than Desire.

    BTW I won't touch apple anything as they are worse than Microsoft IMO.
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  9. mr.hachi

    mr.hachi Member

    I call the desire myPhone because unlike the iPhone I can do what I want with my desire. The fact you don't have to jailbreak (iPhone version of rooting) my phone just to do the simplest of things.
  10. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    The iphone has users with more money than sense, just wish i could find a few i could (con) i mean convert to buying desires for
  11. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

    froyo (rooted with defrost) has made my phone perfect, battery lasts around 24-30 hours with moderate usage.

    id never get an iphone4 even if you paid me.
  12. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    The Desire is my first smartphone and I wittled down my choice to either the Desire or iPhone4.

    I was impressed with both for a number of good reasons, but the thing that made up my mind was the ability to customise the Android. The iPhone does what it does very well and it's really intuitive to use, but I would have soon got to the point where I would simply want to change a few things.
  13. Kimi The Worm

    Kimi The Worm Newbie

    Desire and ipod touch

    All boxes ticked for me :p
  14. Mushhushshu

    Mushhushshu Well-Known Member

    Desire for me, nothing really against the iphone just Im content with my desire. Would love an iphone 4 aswell to play around with but cant really justify the cost when i'd still use the desire as my main phone.

    Reasons for preferring android are pretty much what others have said, prefer the open-ness & customisability of my rooted desire. Wouldnt want to be tied to itunes either.
  15. t0Msha

    t0Msha Member

    shocking results :eek::D
  16. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    I know, truly unexpected! I thought all of the iPhone lovers on this Desire forum would vote for the iPhone!!! :D
  17. Sorry, I had to lol at this poll.... the results are kind of predictable on an DESIRE forum! :p

    I'm going out on a limb here I know, but if you posted on an iPhone forum, they'd be completely the opposite result ;)

    My boyfriend has an iPhone, don't get me wrong I'm not a hater but I do prefer Android for a good reason. I like that I can do whatever I want to a phone I legally own and I don't like Apples locked down system. I appreciate the range of iPhone apps is good and I do kinda like the idea that they're vetted and checked beforehand, but the iPhone is ten a penny wherever you go, which has always put me off buying one.

    Me and my boyfriend have mini competitions - who can load apps faster etc. The Desire always wins. Kind of says it all really. And yes, we are that sad before anyone comments! :D
  18. czechplastik

    czechplastik Android Enthusiast

    I got so bored of the iPhone I don't think I'll ever go back. What it does do it's very good at, slick and just about anyone can use one. I prefer to customise my own home screen and arrange widgets and what not as I want to. There is nothing the iPhone can do that the Desire can't and plenty of things the Desire can do that the iPhone cannot.

    Only benefits of the iPhone for me right now are, the screen (it is incredibly good) and the camera/video quality. Desire lags behind a little on those fronts. Wouldn't dream of swapping for another iPhone.
  19. DroidPete

    DroidPete Newbie

    For me, I'd simply just change this:
    to this:

    So for OP: at the price of the iPhone (and equally so, the restrictions of the iPhone), I would keep the Desire and will stick to Android. :)
  20. fried

    fried Well-Known Member

    The iPhone 4 was one of the phones I was considering when looking at smartphones. In the end, the 2 things that put me off it are the more restrictive nature of the system and the price - not just the initial price, but the month to month costs.

    My Desire was free on a
  21. Nodders

    Nodders Android Enthusiast

    This poll is obviously representative of the larger public and isn't skewed in any way by the forum it is on. I'm sure if you asked the question on an iPhone forum you would get precisely the same result.

    I think Appl eis the most hyper aggressive tech country out there, and that the iPhone is an over marketed overpriced toyphone, but seriously - what is the point of this poll and thread on this forum?
  22. The Great One

    The Great One Member

    To be honest with you guys - although I did select Desire for the poll, the iPhone to some extent is a good device. Not a great phone but the only reason why I perhaps hate it so much is because of the users of them. Its like people suck up to Apple. They make all their products look like their the first of their kind. Like you wont believe how many people thought that the iPhone was the first touchscreen phone ever. And then reviewers, they always HAVE to compare the iPhone in some way or another as if the iPhone is something so extraordinary that all phones need to be virtually clones of it. Since the handset is so overrated and due to that people buy it and think its cool to own an iPhone when generally they have no idea how powerful it is but just for the fact that it makes you more cooler since many have it. People make you think what they want you to think. Rather, Apple wants you to think this way as if this is the coolest device ever created and that owning this makes you superior to others. I get this strong feeling that supposedly the iPhone has created history yet Android devices are completely dead. I've asked loads of people if they've heard of an iPhone and you wont believe, like people in India who are a bit slower in getting such powerful devices are fully aware of it yet the HTC company isn't known by any people in the world apart from some users in Europe and the US. This frustrates me. The Desire I feel is much better than the iPhone 4 but since loads THINK the iPhone is much more better cause loads own it and follow the rest of the iSheep believing its superb, Apple end up taking this as the opportunity to raise up the price so high when the Desire or even the Legend can easily compete as a worthy rival with the iPhone.

    And HTC or any Android really is a bargain in comparison to the iPhone's price!
  23. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    I was thinking along similar lines to you, but i came up with lemmings instead of sheep.
  24. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    alright, who's the two people who picked the iphone.. come on, own up... :p

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