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General Previous iPhone Owners: SHould i switch?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by feysul, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. feysul

    feysul New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 12, 2012
    I currently am a iPhone 4 owners. I a bit bored with iOS and its lack of customization. I do love the solid fluid nature of iOS.

    However I see that Android has come a long way.

    SO my questions to previous Iphone owners is: Should I go to HTC X One PLUS: or go to Iphone 5?

    Is there anything that I am going to miss?

    Will the size of the HTC make me miss my old phone? can I work the HTC with one hand like the iPhone?

    Please give whatever advice you want. I have to make a decision soon.



  2. Wilkas

    Wilkas Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Career Advisor
    Jarrow, Great Britain
    I think you'll miss your iPhone if you get the One X+ but if you work through it then you'll ultimately be getting a superior phone and will get used to the change quickly.

    I have no problems using the One X with one hand but it is a lot wider than an iPhone and again may take a little getting used to but I promise you the iPhone will feel like a toy in your hand once you are used to it... more screen really is better and the screen on the One X+ is amazing, best screen I've ever seen on a phone.

    I'm no apple fan but have to admit what they do, they do really well. iOS is really fluid but you can't really go wrong with a 4x5 grid... you'll be amazed how smooth android is especially on Jelly Bean which you would get. Android is easily customisable, you can change the whole look of your phone with different launchers... and integration with Google and other sites is seamless.

    Obviously it will be a big change for you but one thing I can promise with android is that every version that comes out it gets better and there is more innovation, it's not just a few new wallpapers etc. I hope if you choose the One X+ you really enjoy the phone.

    HTC One X+ Hands On [ENGLISH] - YouTube
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  3. ccline

    ccline New Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Hello I am new here and just wanted to give my 2 cents so to speak lol, I used to have the Iphone 4 and recently with an upgrade got this HTC One X Plus and I can honestly say WOW this HTC phone is amazing and the size was not that hard to get used to, HTH.
  4. Driftfog

    Driftfog Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Fork Lift Truck Dealership Linde
    I have used the iphone and its a great system as stated before but very ridged in its structure, now I am no geek (more Luddite:eek:) but I love the Android and its flexibility.
    The iphone chassis to me is outdated now and a tad small but on the other hand the GS3 is a tad too big for my liking and the One x+ hits the middle ground perfectly with performance, battery life and storage.

    Have fun investigating the One x+ and after two weeks you will wonder why you didnt move sooner, plus the ever helpful guys here will talk you through any issues or problems you have using or navigating the phone (oh yer they have a phone on them too lol) how ever minor they are. ;)
  5. frostyisgod

    frostyisgod Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    I'm a recent convert from iPhone 5 to android, I've always had iPhone a since the 3gs and ever since jelly bean has come which is what I've been waiting for from Google and project butter, trust me it's a lot better.

    It's basically iPhone smooth now which was my biggest complaint with android next to apps consistently crashing. Well rest assured both have been fixed and yes you'll love the customization from android alone.

    I've noticed the battery life isn't as good as my iPhone 5 but it's not horrendous either I don't mind it I still get a fulls days worth. I think it's worth the trade as not only is the screen bugger (best screen size Imo any bigger and no thanks) but the added width makes a huge difference to its a lot better.

    I say go ahead and do it but yes like the previous person said there's some getting used to and some 'growing pains' so to speak mostly missing I message etc. But one u get over that ur good
  6. Hjortron

    Hjortron Active Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Systems Administrator
    San Francisco, CA
    Well, everyone is different, but I made the exact same move (from iPhone 4 to HTC One X+), and I've actually been SURPRISED by how much I DON'T miss my iPhone. The One X+ does everything I need it to do, and then some. But I suppose it all depends on your reasons for wanting to do the switch. For me, size was the primary reason: I desperately wanted a phone with a larger screen (and one that was sufficiently bright, which ruled out the Samsung Galaxy S3). The One X+ gave me what I was seeking. The customizability is an added bonus. Android has hit a point now where it is pretty much on par with iOS in terms of smoothness & fluidity, so I don't miss anything in terms of performance. Going in, I was fairly concerned that I might miss iMessage: ALL my friends have iPhones (I'm the ONLY Android in the bunch), so I was worried about letting go of that. But now that I've made the transition, this has become a moot point. My iPhone friends send me regular SMS & MMS messages instead. It's still the same data; the same pictures coming across (It's just not FREE, I suppose. But I'm on a company phone, so I don't receive the bills anyway). If there's anything I "miss" from iPhone, I suppose it would just be being first in line for app updates. There is still a climate out there (changing, but slowly) where a lot of mainstream apps are developed for iPhone first, Android later. And then, when there are design/interface updates to those apps, they don't bother to update the Android version, so it's stuck with the old design. Examples of apps like this are the CNN app, Zite (OWNED by CNN), and (sadly) GMail. I certainly wouldn't mind if Android versions were given equal priority in the development community, but that does not appear to be the case (...at least not right now. With Android's market penetration, I would find it hard to believe that this situation could continue perpetually). Otherwise, though, I really don't miss my iPhone at all. Your mileage may vary. If you're a heavy iTunes user, it may be harder for you (for the record, I STILL use iTunes for music playback on my Mac. I just don't sync my phone with it). And I suppose if you're deeply entrenched in the Apple ecosystem (sharing data with an iPad, or other iPhones in your household), it might be difficult, but again, I don't have this problem. Lastly, I guess it's worth mentioning that the One X+, while GREAT, does have its quirks. Browser tabs reload every time you leave them & come back (that can be annoying sometimes, though the saving grace is that the stock browser returns you to the same spot on the page where you left off. Other browsers, I'm not so sure about). There are other things as well (small things), which, before I got the phone, I was quite concerned about, but which in practice have turned out to not be a big deal at all (things like the unusual multitasking approach). I thought the quirks would bother me much more than they do. They don't, though. Overall, I've VERY impressed with this phone, and (dare I say?) like it A LOT more than my iPhone. It might be well worth giving it a try.

    Admission: The iPhone has a better camera. This is particularly evident in low-light situations. But I don't take very many pictures with my phone, so this hasn't been much of an issue for me. Might be something to consider for you, though.

    Hope this helps!

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