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Burgz V2 02-20-2013 09:43 PM

Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
I've had the same iPhone for 3 and half years. It's been giving me problems lately, so I'm looking to buy a new one.

Give me the quick rundown. Should I get a Iphone 5 or S3? Or is there something better (Z10? HTC?)

for rep.

nathanjizzle 02-20-2013 09:45 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
keeping it real? only **** need the latest phones.

Just2McFly 02-20-2013 09:45 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
What do you use your phone for? Which OS do you prefer?

Burgz V2 02-20-2013 09:53 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just2McFly
What do you use your phone for? Which OS do you prefer?


phone, text, email, not so much games. Cloud storage like Dropbox. Browser.

I've had the same iPhone for a while and before that I had one of those Sony Ericksson Walkman phones. So in terms of operating systems, iOS is the only one I am familiar with, but it doesn't really matter to me if I have to switch. I don't really care about always having the latest product, just need something reliable

Reef 02-20-2013 11:09 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
nexus 4

andgar923 02-20-2013 11:12 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Burgz V2
phone, text, email, not so much games. Cloud storage like Dropbox. Browser.

I've had the same iPhone for a while and before that I had one of those Sony Ericksson Walkman phones. So in terms of operating systems, iOS is the only one I am familiar with, but it doesn't really matter to me if I have to switch. I don't really care about always having the latest product, just need something reliable


Well, if you have a Windows PC and rely on some of their services then a Windows Phone.

If you have other iOS compatible items, iPhone 5.

If you like your information being shown without your consent to developers or if you like your information being sold (along with your privacy), then go with a Droid phone.

millwad 02-20-2013 11:16 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Don't listen to Andgar, he's a nice guy but he's too obsessed with Apple products.

I have the 4s and yes, I like the phone alot!
But the difference between the 4s and the 5 is too small, I've been borrowing my roommate's iPhone 5 for a couple of days because my own 4s broke down.

Honestly, the iPhone 5 is a bigger and thinner version of the 4s, the difference is so small and I would easily spend my money to get the Nexus 4 or the S3 instead.

Draz 02-20-2013 11:17 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nathanjizzle
keeping it real? only **** need the latest phones.


:cheers:

andgar923 02-20-2013 11:19 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by millwad
Don't listen to Andgar, he's a nice guy but he's too obsessed with Apple products.

I have the 4s and yes, I like the phone alot!
But the difference between the 4s and the 5 is too small, I've been borrowing my roommate's iPhone 5 for a couple of days because my own 4s broke down.

Honestly, the iPhone 5 is a bigger and thinner version of the 4s, the difference is so small and I would easily spend my money to get the Nexus 4 or the S3 instead.


I recommended the Windows Phone before the iPhone, I usually do for most users.

Did I mention anything false regarding Droid phones? :confusedshrug:

niko 02-20-2013 11:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Draz
:cheers:

Did everyone miss OP say he had his phone 3 years and needs to change because its not working?

millwad 02-20-2013 11:27 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
I recommended the Windows Phone before the iPhone, I usually do for most users.

Did I mention anything false regarding Droid phones? :confusedshrug:


"If you like your information being shown without your consent to developers or if you like your information being sold (along with your privacy), then go with a Droid phone."

So Android is only for those who likes the stuff you just wrote above...

I must say this, as a 4s owner I am so tired of everything but the phone itself, the worthless iTunes, the worthless 1 year warranty compared to other companies and their 2 year warranty, the special USB-cable etc..

Apple is so overrated that it's not even funny, it's like being a slave who only listens to it's owners (Apple) while Android gives you much more options.

andgar923 02-20-2013 11:30 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by millwad
Don't listen to Andgar, he's a nice guy but he's too obsessed with Apple products.

I have the 4s and yes, I like the phone alot!
But the difference between the 4s and the 5 is too small, I've been borrowing my roommate's iPhone 5 for a couple of days because my own 4s broke down.

Honestly, the iPhone 5 is a bigger and thinner version of the 4s, the difference is so small and I would easily spend my money to get the Nexus 4 or the S3 instead.


You also missed out on one big detail…

He has the iPhone 3 not the 4 nor the 4S. If he had the 4s then yeah you may have a legit case (although I can make a good argument as to why he can update :D ) but going from a 3 to a 5 is a HUGE update.

In regards to the Droid vs iOS platform….

The Droid platform has always had some good features, features that I wish iOS would implement, but they were often half baked. More importantly the shit was l a g g y. it doesn't bother some, but it sure as hell annoyed me. I must confess, Google has done a better job with their latest release, almost identical to iOS' smoothness and fluidity.

But the no.1 reason why I stay iOS is their entire ecosystem and APPS.

Nothing really beats that.

I can list other reasons but these are the biggest ones. I contemplated on getting a Droid phone a few times very hard. Went to the kiosk and tried them out, used my friends' and coworker's to test them, and ultimately even tho they had some nice features I really liked, the apps sucked, and were limited when compared to IOS. Now granted, some people may not need as many apps, some may just get by with the basic major apps, and that's cool if it works for 'them'. Not for me tho. I scavenge the net looking for new apps, read reviews from different sources and try to stay up to date with the latest and upcoming releases, and Droid didn't offer anywhere near the same amount of beautifully polished and plentiful rad apps.

So if for some people, just having the basic phone functionalities and apps is what they need, and they use Windows, it's almost a no brainer to go with a windows phone imo. YOu get the best of both worlds.

andgar923 02-20-2013 11:32 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by millwad
"If you like your information being shown without your consent to developers or if you like your information being sold (along with your privacy), then go with a Droid phone."

So Android is only for those who likes the stuff you just wrote above...

I must say this, as a 4s owner I am so tired of everything but the phone itself, the worthless iTunes, the worthless 1 year warranty compared to other companies and their 2 year warranty, the special USB-cable etc..

Apple is so overrated that it's not even funny, it's like being a slave who only listens to it's owners (Apple) while Android gives you much more options.

:D :D :D

millwad 02-20-2013 11:44 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
You also missed out on one big detail…

He has the iPhone 3 not the 4 nor the 4S. If he had the 4s then yeah you may have a legit case (although I can make a good argument as to why he can update :D ) but going from a 3 to a 5 is a HUGE update.


I saw that but I don't really see why anyone would choose the iPhone 5 over the S3, it's almost the same thing as as the iPhone 4 and 4s. And you won't probably agree but I have a really hard time to see any difference between the 4 and the 4s. And with that said, I have a really hard time seeing any major differences between the 4s and the 5 other then size so iPhone is basically selling a 2.5 year old phone with some few upgrades.

Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
In regards to the Droid vs iOS platform….

The Droid platform has always had some good features, features that I wish iOS would implement, but they were often half baked. More importantly the shit was l a g g y. it doesn't bother some, but it sure as hell annoyed me. I must confess, Google has done a better job with their latest release, almost identical to iOS' smoothness and fluidity.


Yeah, the lag was why I bought an iPhone and I loved it and I still like my phone ALOT. But just as you said, the new JellyBean is really smooth and a tried out the Galaxy S2 with the JB release a couple of days ago and I honestly didn't feel any difference in smoothness and fluidity which is also why I'm going back to Android next time I buy a phone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
But the no.1 reason why I stay iOS is their entire ecosystem and APPS.

Nothing really beats that.


The ecosystem is really nice but there are too few updates and too few new things that would actually make it attractive for me.

The APPS, yes, I prefer the iOS apps but I can still find every APP important app I need on the Android market as well so I don't really care about some games.

Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
I can list other reasons but these are the biggest ones. I contemplated on getting a Droid phone a few times very hard. Went to the kiosk and tried them out, used my friends' and coworker's to test them, and ultimately even tho they had some nice features I really liked, the apps sucked, and were limited when compared to IOS. Now granted, some people may not need as many apps, some may just get by with the basic major apps, and that's cool if it works for 'them'. Not for me tho. I scavenge the net looking for new apps, read reviews from different sources and try to stay up to date with the latest and upcoming releases, and Droid didn't offer anywhere near the same amount of beautifully polished and plentiful rad apps.

So if for some people, just having the basic phone functionalities and apps is what they need, and they use Windows, it's almost a no brainer to go with a windows phone imo. YOu get the best of both worlds.


Well, you're underrating the Android market, it has improved a lot during the last year and other then a couple of few games I don't really see a major difference.

Jello 02-20-2013 11:47 PM

Re: Buying a new phone, keep it real with me.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andgar923
You also missed out on one big detail…

He has the iPhone 3 not the 4 nor the 4S. If he had the 4s then yeah you may have a legit case (although I can make a good argument as to why he can update :D ) but going from a 3 to a 5 is a HUGE update.

In regards to the Droid vs iOS platform….

The Droid platform has always had some good features, features that I wish iOS would implement, but they were often half baked. More importantly the shit was l a g g y. it doesn't bother some, but it sure as hell annoyed me. I must confess, Google has done a better job with their latest release, almost identical to iOS' smoothness and fluidity.

But the no.1 reason why I stay iOS is their entire ecosystem and APPS.

Nothing really beats that.

I can list other reasons but these are the biggest ones. I contemplated on getting a Droid phone a few times very hard. Went to the kiosk and tried them out, used my friends' and coworker's to test them, and ultimately even tho they had some nice features I really liked, the apps sucked, and were limited when compared to IOS. Now granted, some people may not need as many apps, some may just get by with the basic major apps, and that's cool if it works for 'them'. Not for me tho. I scavenge the net looking for new apps, read reviews from different sources and try to stay up to date with the latest and upcoming releases, and Droid didn't offer anywhere near the same amount of beautifully polished and plentiful rad apps.

So if for some people, just having the basic phone functionalities and apps is what they need, and they use Windows, it's almost a no brainer to go with a windows phone imo. YOu get the best of both worlds.

It's because you're a loser.


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