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Switching from iPhone to Inspire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by checkride, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. checkride

    checkride Newbie
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    I've had my iPhone 3gs for about a 1.5 years and really wanted to wait until this summer for iPhone 5. I think I'm going to get the HTC Inspire. All the reviews and fanfare are promising.

    A year ago I had an HTC Hero for 3 days. It felt sluggish and slow and it didn't feel like it was the phone for me. I went back to the iPhone.

    I think this is it though. I'm tired of the iPhone and I want something new. HSPA+ and 1Ghz processor for $99 really pushed me to get this Android phone.

    How comparable are the Hero and Inspire? Is anyone else on this boat with me? I hope I'm not making a mistake.

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  2. Allenfx

    Allenfx Android Enthusiast

    Yea same here, iphone 3gs for about 20 months was waiting for iphone 5, realized i could upgrade (in the interim got a gtab and liked android), started growing discontent with the iphone (walled garden) limitations, saw these new 4g phones picked the inspire and im waiting for the 13th.

  3. I had the hero cool phone. The inspire is a powerhouse it wont get bogged down like the hero used to. I think your making the right choice I mean I came from being an iphone owner all 4 versions. Not going back
  4. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    I'll be dumping my iPhone 4 for the Inspire too. I want more options, and even jailbroken the iPhone doesn't do it for me anymore.

  5. Been there done that. Plus the cat and mouse game with apple and the jailbreak got fn. Annoying
  6. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    the hero is the Iphone 3g on Ios 4.0 of android if you get my reference.

    basically, the hero is super super out dated,

    the inspire will feel just about as snappy as an iphone 4
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  7. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    I'm leaving the iPhone 3GS for the Inspire.

    And thanks to THIS LINK (last Q&A)... I'll be bringing my Unlimited Data Plan with me!
  8. Allenfx

    Allenfx Android Enthusiast

    The iphone 3G running IOS 4.0 is a TOTAL POS.

    We call it the "ibrick"
  9. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    I still remember the day iOS 4.0 came out. My friend had a 3G and was really looking forward to getting all the nice features... WRONG!!!!
  10. Jogi

    Jogi Well-Known Member

    I too was excited, for ios4 on the iphone 3g. I was looking forward to the multitasking, oh but wait!!! Apple didn't allow it on the 3g lol. Lets just say I was not the happiest camper. The slow speeds became pretty much unbearable and I had to get a new phone.
  11. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    But now here we are... 8 days away.

    Finally rid of the iPhone.
  12. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    I'll admit, I am a little apprehensive about leaving the iPhone, just because I use so many apps, daily, and that re-purchasing them from Android is gonna suck. I don't feel bad about walking away from Apple, though. They are just too closed off for what I want. Goodbye 3Gs, hello Inspire!
  13. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    Last night before I went to bed, I was just poking around on my iPhone... and I'll admit... the fast app switching and whatnot was done very well by Apple. All cell phone devs should take notice to how that's handled... I'll miss my iPhone... but I won't miss iTunes.
  14. Your gonna find that the majority of apps are free on android that you paid for on apple or alot cheaper
  15. Believe me you wont miss it, i use my gf's i4 every once in a while and its a yawn
  16. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    I hope so! I did notice that one of the ones I need to download, Grocery Gadget, is more expensive now compared to when I first bought it. I guess popularity and usefulness has been good for them.
  17. _Cody_

    _Cody_ Member

    I have a iPhone 3G on iOS 4.2.1. It blows speed wise, takes like 10 seconds to open the settings app.
  18. yea there are a few like that but they are the minority
  19. substance12

    substance12 Newbie

    ios has an edge in gaming and overall polish. android beats the pants off ios in terms of productivity and cloud based activities and basically keeping you connected. i would say, aside from gaming, you're really not missing a thing going to android.

    there's other little things like choosing various keyboards, messaging apps, and profile managers.
  20. g_patrick15

    g_patrick15 Android Enthusiast

    I was an original G1 owner fro day one. Left it when the Bold 9700 released, and came back two months later when the Nexus came out. Left, again, to get the iPhone 4. Now I'm waiting to get the Inspire or the Atrix. Clearly, I'm a guy that doesn't learn lessons!
  21. lol I jumped a bit even to palm pre but now Ive settled in with android and the Inspire is my weapon of choice
  22. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    which would you say is superior as it pertains to the areas in this quote?:thinking:

  23. Android because iOS doesn't allow that
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  24. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    Here's another reason for me to dump the iphone. It's been acting up lately, not responding, jerky screens, not loading apps right. So today I decide to restore it. It went into recovery mode and got stuck. I was just now able to restore it but seriously... I'm done.

    I almost thought it was bricked... which didn't bum me out too much with the Inspire just around the corner, but I have to buy the upgrade price and was hoping to get some money from the iphone on ebay. Lets hope it lasts that long.

  25. Leave it empty delete all unnecessary apps no music no video no pics until u have to erase when selling
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