My iPhone 4 became road Kill today when it slid out the window of my SUV and under another car, I am tossing up between the Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X as a replacement. My earlier post must have jinxed me.
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You should be able to get insurance on that KiwiNZ. Jinxed indeed, that's some bad luck for sure.
1. Samsung Galaxy SIII
2. HTC Evo 4G LTE
"Have you used or seen the HTC One X? Well, this is a better version of it."
3. Droid Razr Maxx
I'm still liking the Samsung Galaxy S3 the best.
"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can." ~ Yoda
I have a SGS2. I had the best of the iPhone 3GS models. I've played with an iPhone 4S. Have NOT messed with an SGS3.
The SGS2 has more features and more choices. It has more storage if you put in a card. It escapes the AT&T jail, and whatever other "full-featured" carrier you might be stuck with if you get an iPhone. The apps seem to be more capable IMO, because they're not limited by Apple's insistence on not competing with companies which contract with them.
The SGS2 is big. I have large hands, and I find it difficult to operate the phone with 1 hand. You might want to think about that just a bit.
The iPhones are definitely more polished. In the 2 years of using an iPhone, I never once had to ask how to do something that the iPhone actually allowed you to do. You just think what you want to do, and go where you would think that thing would be configured, and then use it. The interface is more consistent across all the apps and all the built-in features. The phone itself and IOS has had a single, extremely skilled team of designers who have guided the entire development in a specific direction.
The Android stuff on the other hand has less direction and more flexibility. The first day I had it, I had to use Google to figure out how to get my contacts on it, and it was still a PITA.
On top of all that, the same arrogant commercialism that made me not like Apple very much is still there with Android. Your carrier will almost certainly be more interested in profit than in service, and Google wants to collect statistics on everything you do, and store every email address and web site, and manage everything for you. So on that side, Android sucks as much as Apple.
All in all, I prefer the Android because of the more sophisticated apps, but maybe next time I'll pick one I can run with one hand comfortably.
I seriously think the SGS2 is a better phone than the iPhone 4s. An SGS3 has got to be better yet. But everything I used to judge is subjective, and somebody else might have a different opinion about the same exact characteristics.
Good luck and have fun.
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I am in the process of ditching my iPhone 4S (to get the HTC One XL this Friday which is one of the few 4G LTE phones we can get over here for Telstra)
As a former fruit user both desktop and phone, as well as having sashayed back and forth with Android I still prefer Android and it has come ahead in leaps and bounds with ICS.
I had a Motorola Atrix (after having an iPhone 4) before going back to the 4S in January this year and now? I am pretty bored with the 4S an iOS in general. Its jailbroken and tweaked but even then its still...well...boring...
My Atrix is what I use as my main device now with the 4S getting used for the odd facetime call and iMessage (its only advantage IMO as I have a lot of US and Canadian friends with iPhones its just easy - YES depite there being a myriad of free alternatives!!)
Widgets and being able to do what you want with this phone (not unlike GNU/Linux) is what I really like about Android. Android in some area's is definitely not as polished and working as well as iOS, but take the good with the bad as there are things (some apps as well) with iOS that that are not as good as Android.
I think device choice is purely personal - if you like the way Android allows you to do things, cool...if you prefer iOS (because lets face it, out the box it just works) fine too IMO.
Personally I just find iOS...boring...
The Samsung for sure. I would not use an iPhone even if someone gave it to me for free.
Do you folks like coffee?
Unbiased, open minded opinion - If you want iOS, wait for 5. If you're 50/50 on the OS and don't care if it's iOS or Android, use each phone and see if your opinion helps tip the see-saw.
Personal opinion - I like having choice, so naturally, I will never own an iPhone.