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oleada
11-14-2011, 03:09 AM
So, I've lost my phone, and I've decided to purchase a new one tomorrow. I've been eyeing both the Samsung Galaxy II and the iPhone 4S. I'd thought I was set on the Samsung, but now I'm not sure. On the one hand, the Galaxy II is 4G and I've heard rave reviews about Android in general. It also has the bigger screen. But the iPhone's and iPhone and while I'm not a Mac person in general, I've had my iPod for years and years without any issues. However, it's only a 3G. The cost for both phones is the same.

Does anyone here have any thoughts/opinions on these two phones?

uyeahu
11-14-2011, 03:28 AM
I recently switched from a different droid - LG Ally - to an iPhone and the biggest difference besides just basic usability which is always going to be Apple's strength, is the speed. The iPhone is a LOT faster than my old droid. I don't like the touchpad vs. keypad but in all other areas the iPhone wins.

Prancer
11-14-2011, 04:06 AM
Head to head comparison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BXWqkOexiU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96_4uMsosdc

CNET reviews:

Galaxy: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s-ii/4505-6452_7-34505262.html
iPhone 4S: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/apple-iphone-4s-64gb/4505-6452_7-35027108.html?tag=mncol;lst;3

I think both Samsung and Apple have excellent designs. Personally, I'll take an Android over Apple anyday, but I am one of those people who doesn't like Apple products.

oleada
11-14-2011, 04:12 AM
Prancer, that's such a coincidence - I'm just finishing watching the video and I'm definitely set on the Galaxy II now. It's so much brighter and faster.

There's another video, a drop test with both, and the Galaxy II performed better there as well.

Prancer
11-14-2011, 04:15 AM
Prancer, that's such a coincidence - I'm just finishing watching the video and I'm definitely set on the Galaxy II now. It's so much brighter and faster.

Samsung is known for its high-quality, crisp, clear screens; that's really a focus for them.

My last three phones have been Samsungs and that's been one of the selling points for me.

I will say that speed depends on a lot of things, not just your phone. My daughter has an iPhone, my son has a Windows phone, and I have a Google Nexus, and it's always a tossup as to whose phone is faster at any given point.

IceAlisa
11-14-2011, 04:22 AM
Got the iPhone 4S, my very first iPhone. Figuring out how to put FSU on it! :lol: Hubby is likely getting the new Samsung, what's its name.

With the iPhone I am already annoyed that everything is a bloody app. Welcome to Apple.

I find it interesting that none of the store employees had the iPhone, rather the new Samsung.

Prancer
11-14-2011, 04:39 AM
With the iPhone I am already annoyed that everything is a bloody app. Welcome to Apple.

Smart phones are all about the apps, Apple or not. Your husband's Samsung will be the same way.

IME, cell phone store workers never get Apple phones because they can exchange everything else in house if they need to, while Apple makes them do everything through Apple.

MacMadame
11-14-2011, 04:56 AM
They have iPhones at my AT&T store!

I want to know the answer to the question in Prancer's sig though.

oleada
11-14-2011, 05:00 AM
I want to know the answer to the question in Prancer's sig though.

I want to know the answer, but in APA :saint:

manhn
11-14-2011, 06:06 AM
My contract is almost up and I'm looking too. I have a Blackberry and I would like to stay with it, but I HATE HATE their internet browser (I use mini Opera instead but I regularly have trouble opening certain links). But I am so used to a keyboard. Whenever I am near an Apple Store, I try out their Iphones but it takes me forever to type out a sentence on a touchscreen.

I am thinking of an Android but I hate Chrome as a browser on pcs and laptops. My parents use Chrome (I am a firefox fan). I do not get the appeal of Chrome AT ALL. I mean, where are the tabs?!?!? And I still don't know how to add and find a bookmark. I haven't tried Chrome on their cells so maybe it'll be better.

My contract is up in April, so I'm hoping that in the next few months blackberry offers new products with a kickass browser.

IceAlisa
11-14-2011, 06:20 AM
Smart phones are all about the apps, Apple or not. Your husband's Samsung will be the same way.

IME, cell phone store workers never get Apple phones because they can exchange everything else in house if they need to, while Apple makes them do everything through Apple.

Oh OK. So how do I use FSU on this thing? I don't think there's an app for that. :shuffle:

AxelAnnie
11-14-2011, 07:55 AM
I love my Samsung Charge and i just got the Stratsosphere. These are VERIZON phones. I never have dropped calls:-) i love the google platform. Since I am familiar with it i dont have to use extra brain cells. 4Glte...amazing. The camera on either of these has virtually no shutter lag time whuch makes for great pictures.

Ditched my Blackberry and am using my active sync email through an app called touchdown. Can you be in love with an app? And since the stratosphere has a qwerty slide out keyboard.......my friends think I am less retarded than they did before.......really it was embarrasing.

IceAlisa
11-14-2011, 08:11 AM
Siri is a hoot.

Marco
11-14-2011, 08:18 AM
My iPhone 3G is dying (literally, the battery is dying and the whole phone is operating very slowly).

Am also thinking whether I should get iPhone 4S or Andriod. iPhone seems to have more apps, and I am already accustomed to using iPhones, but I am very interested in this whole battery issue for iPhone 4S as well as Apple secretly configurating or updating the phone so that it will gradually die in 2 years to lure me into the iPhone 6 or something.

Really
11-14-2011, 12:57 PM
I have a Blackberry Torch and if I do change, I'll be going to an Android phone mostly because I've heard too many people have issues with service drops and battery life with iPhones.