Cant decide between iPhone or Thunderbolt
My upgrade for Verizon is on Thursday and Im trying to decide between the iPhone and the HTC Thunderbolt. I have pros and cons for each and cant really decide what to get.
Pros- Reliable, more apps, simpler (could be a con too), smaller, better screen
Cons- iPhone 5 coming this summer, I feel like getting the iPhone 4 would be useless if an upgrade will be coming in the next couple months
Pros- Most apps are free, customizable
Cons- Terrible Battery, Thicker, I've heard it will be really out of date in a few months
I also hate how everyone has a huge ***** for apple :/
which phone should i get I cant decide
- 04-09-2011, 07:00 PM #2
- 04-09-2011, 07:08 PM #3
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There has been nothing hinting the release of a new iPhone this summer. at least not to verizon, they just realeased the iPhone 4, on it, so I doubt it'll come out till later in the year.
The iPhone 4 is 7 months (? not sure) old now, soooo it is way out of date.
Thunderbolt is a newer device. gaining a ridiculous amount of apps very quickly. The rate its growing is astronomical.
the fact that its thicker shouldn't be that much of an issue to you. and if you calibrate your battery and disable 4G and a few other tweaks you'll get much better battery life.
- 04-09-2011, 07:13 PM #4
Rumor is that the Samsung Droid Charge will be coming out this Thursday and it will be better than the Thunderbolt in a # of ways. It will have a much better GPU, its screen will be just gorgeous, and its battery life should be a little better due to the Super AMOLED+ display and slightly larger battery.
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- 04-09-2011, 07:37 PM #6
- 04-09-2011, 07:45 PM #7
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- 04-09-2011, 08:22 PM #11
Actually, you are now faced with the same choice almost every one of us here had when we purchased the ThunderBolt on March 17th. 'Nuff said
- 04-09-2011, 08:24 PM #12
- 04-09-2011, 08:35 PM #13
- 04-09-2011, 08:40 PM #14
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I had pretty much been debating the same thing (iPod vs Android phone) for a couple months now, while I waited for my upgrade date to finally come. I was leaning towards the iPhone for a while, because I've had an iPod Touch for a year, now, and not only do I already have tons of apps and games for it, but I had gotten to know iOS extremely well.
Ultimately, though, I went with the Thunderbolt. As much as I like iOS, I was very curious to try out Android. Plus, I live in a 4G area, so I figured if the data plan is going to be $30 either way, why not get the faster phone?
As far as apps go, I've found that Android has a lot of similar apps to iOS, where it's not much of an issue that the Apple store has "more" overall. Biggest thing I've noticed is that iOS has more (and better) games than most of what's on the Android market. Android seems to slowly be getting some better games, but for the most part, if you want something to game with, you'll probably be better off with the iPhone.
So, to sum it up, if you live in a 4G area, you might as well get the Thunderbolt. If you want a device with a nice selection of games, go with the iPhone.
- 04-09-2011, 08:48 PM #15
Get the thunderbolt is great. I just got mine yesterday and haven't put it down yet. If the tbolt will be out of date in a couple of months, then the iPhone 4 will be as well. At least you will get 4G with the tbolt. Samsung won't update their phones so fun with that. The only worth getting over the tbolt is the Bionic, you just have to wait for it.
- 04-09-2011, 11:22 PM #17
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I just upgraded yesterday waiting to get my phone but I have used it and these are my pros
-4g honestly faster than my home connection
-Android with great development support: im very interested in roms and rooting
biggest pros for the iphone
-great games n music player
So if u want something simple that u can throw in your pocket, makes some calls, play a few games get the iphone. If you feel your more of a power user who will want to tether, and customize and theme your phone go with the tBolt... oh and 4g is fast soo fast.
However, I pray for the day apple and google make sweet sweet engineering love and make a phone with apples hardware and android.
- 04-09-2011, 11:36 PM #18
- 04-09-2011, 11:51 PM #20
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I was a past Samsung owner and trust me they are horrible at updating their phones so I wouldn't trust them on that. But otherwise, the iPhone has been out for a long time whereas the Thunderbolt is new. Larger screen, better camera, 4G, lots of memory, etc. It's your personal choice but to me the iPhone is outdated, the Thunderbolt is what's new.
- 04-09-2011, 11:53 PM #21
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I returned my tbolt last week and walked out with an iphone. I really liked the tbolt but it has its issues. I have an x, d2g and now an iphone. Im gonna use it for a bit and see how it goes. So far its light, small, reliable(no random reboots,lags,great battery) very well built device. Bad on navigation, apple really needs to work on their nav apps. The bolt was zippy, nice customization, big screen,sounded great and was really hard to put down. My experience with tbolt flaws were outweighed however. Random reboots, heavy(like carrying a rock), one day id get 16 hrs battery the next would be 4, looked cheaply made to me. I had light leaks and the plastics just felt like poorly made. I hated the back battery cover and wasn't thrilled about the button placements and ports. Above all the phone was android so can't go too wrong there. My sittuation was that I didn't want to keep it for the price I paid. Tried to take it back but since I bought it online i had to mail it in which would leave me out of my early upgrade. I already had an x which is the next best thing in Verizon line up so I walked out with the iphone. Just my 2 cents and opinions here but id hold out if I could do it again. I have another line up for an upgrade soon so im not really worried about it. The iphone's not a bad buy and resale value seems to be pretty high. Good luck with your new device whichever you choose!
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- 04-09-2011, 11:59 PM #22
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I have both, the iPhone 4 is still the better phone simply put, the only thing that the HTC has better to offer is the LTE technology (which might not be a benefit to you cause of your area) and that for tech geeks its a fun phone to modify etc (you kind of can still do this with an iphone if you jailbreak it but android feels a little more fun to customize), the iPhone all around navigates SOOO much smoother than the thunderbolt does that its not even funny sometimes when i navigate through the thunderbolt i feel like im navigating through a iphone 3G well maybe not that bad but deffinably not anywhere near to the iphone 4. if i only had one choice the iphone 4 would take my pick any day. luckily im fortunate to claim both of these great phones. Simply put if you feel like you want to go in your phone and disect it modify it and you dont run a business off it go with the TB and if you want a smart phones thats nearly flawless at stock OS go with the iphone 4.
also you wont really have to worry about battery life on an iPhone 4 on the TB you definably will, now heres another hint beware of verizon store reps there are EXTREMELY biased and will try to sell you out of an iphone 4 and into android phones do to commissions and biased oppinions etc..
- 04-10-2011, 12:02 AM #23
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How is the iPhones scheduling/calendars. One of the reasons I am getting a smart phone is because I have a very very busy schedule and need something with me at all time to make sure I dont miss certain events and appointments. Also any idea how much the iPhone 5 will be upon release?
- 04-10-2011, 12:22 AM #25
It was between the iphone 4 & tb. I went with the tb for the following reasons: 4G, the iPhone 4 is soon to be replaced with 5, I could get more than just Manu warranty with the tb & I could get a 1 yr contract with the tb. While the battery life has been a challenge with the tb it is workable & I have no regrets with my choice. I am very happy. Love the tb.