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Old 28-09-2012, 19:09   #46
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Re: Smartphone Wars

My wife got her new iPhone 5 last night (pre-ordered). I am completely underwhelmed and don't get all the hype. Store told us there is a waiting list and they won't have anymore phones until October 27th. Battery was near full when we left the store at 6:30 PM and by 9:30 pm was in the "alert" range. Forgot to plug it in over night and it was dead this morning. My maxx has not been charged in two days and is still at 75%...

Screen is small, less bright than my RazrMaxx and it still has no expandable memory.. I think she wasted money, but she likes it and that is all that matters...
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Old 29-09-2012, 09:12   #47
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...Battery was near full when we left the store at 6:30 PM and by 9:30 pm was in the "alert" range. Forgot to plug it in over night and it was dead this morning. ...
In defense of the IPhone's battery (coming from a Droid guy) -- I think Lithium ion batteries need to go through a half dozen full charge-discharge cycles before they give their full holding capacity, so your wife's phone may work better in a week or so. . . .

But really . . . I love my Droid's removable battery. I've got two spares -- one regular capacity and one extra large, just in case.

Why Apple doesn't offer this is beyond me. They claim to want to optimize the customer experience, but many customers get very frustrated with this.
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Old 29-09-2012, 10:46   #49
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The battery thing is a big one. But it does make the phone smaller if it is not removable.

I think there are third party companies that offer batteries that can be attached to the iPhone to give it more juice.

Having said that, I haven't had a problem with my battery. I might need a solar charger if I go hiking in the backcountry of a national park for a week, but that's not typical.

I don't understand why people don't like iTunes either. iTunes is the only program that has helped me organize the music I have. Plus it updates the playlists on the iPod and iPhone without me doing anything.

I used to be a Windows guy, but now I would rather do stuff outside of computers than worry about getting everything to work well together.
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I don't understand why people don't like iTunes either. iTunes is the only program that has helped me organize the music I have. Plus it updates the playlists on the iPod and iPhone without me doing anything.

I used to be a Windows guy, but now I would rather do stuff outside of computers than worry about getting everything to work well together.

iTunes on a Mac ???

I read that works rather well.
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I use iTunes on a Mac now, but I used iTunes on Windows prior to 2010.

Now, I always had back-ups of the unprocessed mp3 files, so the whole AAC and sharing stuff didn't impact me much. And I have to think that they have upped the 5 device limit per AppleID, but I haven't looked into it in the past 4 years. And I only pushed music to my devices, I never have tried to use them to transfer music to another computer.
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I started out with an Iphone 3, before moving to a Windows Phone 7. I was always frustrated by how difficult it was to keep files organised on the Iphone. It's not simple to keep your photos & videos organised in folders for easy retrieval the way you want em. My PC sees my Windows Phone as a USB Drive and I simply open it up and can save pics, vids and documents in their own folders just as I've always done. If I want to add a new pic to an existing folder, I simply drag and drop just like I've always done. I'm not stuck with opening Itunes and having the files organised the way it decides then searching through large unorganised folders on the phone.

Another bonus is having Office built into the phone so I can manipulate docs and spreadsheets on the fly. But it's the ease of moving data on & off the phone, as well as ease of organisation, that ultimately won me over. Lack of specialised apps which are available on both Android & Iphone is about the only drawback.
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Re: Smartphone Wars

I have decided to go android, for one MAJOR reason, to get back a feature I lost years ago on my iPhone.

When I used Motorola Flip Phones, I set the cellphone to auto answer after one ring.

I used a blue tooth headset, and I was able to answer the phone without pausing an art project. Very handy. Many doctors use that feature to take calls while in surgery. ??? True fact. Usually to confer with another doctor, but I bet a few golf buddies also have that number.

I learned the android I am looking at, is also auto answer if you want. GREAT! That will make my life a lot easier again.


http://www.newcellphonesblog.com/lg-...r-verizon.html
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I guess I'm chiming in late as it seems you've made your choice. But I'll respond anyway

I'm in the IT field, so I need to know a little about everything as I'm always getting questions. Had a blackberry for years, then went with the iPhone 3G around the time the 3GS came out and the upgraded to the 4 when it came out as the 3G was really getting slow. About a year later I moved to an android phone and a year after that, went with the Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

Having used all 3, they all have their advantages and disadvantages. iPhone's biggest advantage is that it seems most people have an ipod, so clearly it integrates quite nicely with your music. They also have a lot of apps, but apps are often over rated and not needed - the websites often work just as well. Case in point is the list one poster earlier posted - a long list of apps that I wouldn't use since I'd just to direc to their web sites.

Android is nice because its so highly customizable. But that's also a disadvantage as the experience is not the same on all android devices and while some devices are great, some are not so great.

Windows is the least popular of the all, but has become my favorite in the 6 months I've used it. It is fast, works great and makes tasks you want to do quite simple from many places. I think its overlooked by so many because it has the fewest apps, yet I rarely find myself missing anyway. Battery life is as good if not better than others, screen size is great and the nokia apps are great too - they even have a free music app.

Bottom line - any phone will work. And if a phone works well for someone, they'll often stick with it, not knowing there might be something better. iPhone is good, but way over-rated. Android is also good, but really depends on the model. Windows phone is probably the underrated of the bunch and while you get fewer models to choose from, you certainly get more than Apple and a more consistent experience across the board.

I say - Be different - get a windows phone I think you'll be happy you did.
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I have decided to go android, for one MAJOR reason, to get back a feature I lost years ago on my iPhone.

When I used Motorola Flip Phones, I set the cellphone to auto answer after one ring.
Ahem - dont want to get involved in the debate, but I can set my Iphone for auto answer.
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I have the Droid Razor Max and love it. before that, I had the original Droid, the first one that Moto came out with. Loved that one too. Before that I had Treo and before that Palm smart phone. I have not had an iPhone but I used to have Macs. I never liked how apple makes you do it their way. The big difference between the iPhone and the Droid is the culture, do you want a turn key rigid structure that does what it does very well, or do you want much more flexibility but a bigger learning curve? I love having widgets on my home screen. One Widget that I have is when I turn the screen on, on my home screen is the latest price of spot Gold 24 hours a day. It also shows me today's appointments and tasks on the home screen. Like I said, the flexibility is much greater on the Droid. As far as apps being approved, I always get my apps from the official Android site, so they are screened for bad things.
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A couple of ways - one is putting them into iphoto - see here for a link in youtube .
Or you could use Androids drop box 50 gig free and upload from anywere including photos, PDF, Movies ect and you can just give links to select people, anyone or keep it private.

No one has mentioned anything an iphone can do that an Android cant just saying not trying to start a mines better
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A couple of ways - one is putting them into iphoto -

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Wouldn't it be easier to simply open your file manager on your computer and drag & drop any file you desire like you do on Windows Phone with this nifty USB enabler?




No Itunes. No Zune. You simply create a folder, name it whatever you want, then drag and drop. Then, voila, it's there on your phone easy to locate. Office locates any document or pdf no matter what folder you put it in. Same goes for pics & videos - and they show up on your phone organised in folders just like they do on your computer. No need to hunt for anything. I'm still perplexed as to why neither Android, nor Apple chose to include this basic functionality into their newest operating systems as it's so handy.
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No - no easier at all really, and having them in I books means I can use book marks etc.

But honestly - I dont give a rats what anchor you use or phone you have. Just tell me the one I have is rubbish.
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