View Poll Results: Which phone would you get?

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  • iPhone 5 with 5-inch Retina display

    51 23.83%
  • Samsung Galaxy S4

    146 68.22%
  • Neither, both are crappy phones

    17 7.94%
06-02-2013 09:23 AM
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  1. packerbacker's Avatar
    Absolutely yes. I have an iPhone 4S now, which I wanted after how crappy my original Galaxy (Verizon's Fascinate) was. iOS is solid, simplistic, durable ... but two years later, two phones later, very little has changed. Which at first I didn't think would bother me because I do like iOS (I have an iPad 2 I'm very happy with). But seeing the current high-end Android phones on the market .. in the beginning of July when I can upgrade, I am certainly picking from that lineup. The S4 is my top contender.
    badbrad17 likes this.
    05-10-2013 02:02 PM
  2. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    WP8 has less customization then iOS....and really crappy apps.
    Hold yourself man. WP has stepped its game in terms of apps, and it is more customizable. If you want customization, stay with android. This is why I have a 920 and a Nexus 4, best of both.
    aggie likes this.
    05-10-2013 02:07 PM
  3. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    I chose the iPhone. Now if given the choice between large screen iPhone and HTC 1, the answer would be the 1.

    Absolutely yes. I have an iPhone 4S now, which I wanted after how crappy my original Galaxy (Verizon's Fascinate) was. iOS is solid, simplistic, durable ... but two years later, two phones later, very little has changed. Which at first I didn't think would bother me because I do like iOS (I have an iPad 2 I'm very happy with). But seeing the current high-end Android phones on the market .. in the beginning of July when I can upgrade, I am certainly picking from that lineup. The S4 is my top contender.
    Make sure and look at the HTC 1.
    05-10-2013 02:51 PM
  4. gummyjelly's Avatar
    I don't think I would go back to iPhone. I love to customise my phone and not be limited on what I can do with it. I do own a ipad and a mac pro which I adore.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Android Central Forums
    05-10-2013 02:57 PM
  5. PaulWog's Avatar
    Played with the Galaxy S4 today, such an impressive hardware without any doubt. I was especially in love with the 5" display, I thought it was the perfect display size for today's smartphone. Sure, its still pretty hard to be used with one hand, but it feels just right in the hand. My problem is that all of my family members use the iPhone, it'd be nice to be able to use the iMessage and Facetime features. Many of my friends have iPhone as well. I also personally prefer the iOS, and somewhat excited for the upcoming iOS 7. This made me wish that Apple releases a 5" iPhone, I will get it without any hesitation.. In the meantime though, I can only envy the Galaxy S4 owners. Do you guys feel the same way?
    To be honest, a 5-inch screen wasn't the selling point for me. I felt the iPhone 4s screen is too small for smartphone features, and the iPhone 5 doesn't make sense to me (too tall, needs to be slightly wider by a couple cm).

    On a second go-around in 2 or 3 years for my next smartphone, I might be able to make a better decision on what I want. For me, the camera quality is a big selling feature. Signal strength, battery life, and screen quality are also big for me. Hands-free software, etc, also huge. The S4 has done well and disappointed simultaneously... The iPhone 5, even if it had a wider screen and less off-screen space at the top and bottom, still wouldn't be my first choice.

    I could see myself being jealous of the iPhone 6 when it comes out though... if Apple doesn't screw up like they did with the iPhone 5.
    05-10-2013 03:03 PM
  6. anon5664829's Avatar
    Hold yourself man. WP has stepped its game in terms of apps, and it is more customizable. If you want customization, stay with android. This is why I have a 920 and a Nexus 4, best of both.
    Yeah but still no flip board not many major apps on it. You guys just got an optimised version of YouTube still no gmail etc. And besides I've bought a lot of apps on iOS and I have a N4 and iPhone 5 and in my opinion its the 2 most established OS's so I also have the best of both worlds

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-10-2013 04:14 PM
  7. troutspinner's Avatar
    I would go back if they offered a similar screen, similar camera and NFC. So pretty much I guess no. ;-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-10-2013 04:18 PM
  8. anon5664829's Avatar
    That's actually a pretty big problem. And has become more of an issue a they've introduced more iOS devices with varying resolution and aspect ratio.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    Eventually this will hopefully mean they wont give the BS excuse that it will be to hard for our developers to recode their app.

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-10-2013 04:21 PM
  9. return_0's Avatar
    Ecosystem
    Email clients
    App exclusivity
    Better looking apps
    More availability
    Better customer support

    Your opinion of beat is different to mine right? So therefore it's not fact simply opinion.
    I believe that Android has a better ecosystem and better looking apps.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    xlDeMoNiClx, Donvald and badbrad17 like this.
    05-10-2013 04:32 PM
  10. return_0's Avatar
    Settings>Wi-fi>Off
    Not five steps.
    Not everyone is always on the home screen with the settings app. Here are the steps from in an app to turn off WiFi.

    iOS:
    1. Go to home screen.
    2. Navigate to screen with settings app.
    3. Open Settings.
    4. Turn off WiFi switch.

    Android:
    1. Pull down Quick Settings.
    2. Hold WiFi toggle.

    The problem with going from a 4 to 5 inch screen on iOS is it breaks the screen/app resolution.
    On Android, apps are designed to adapt to the screen.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    jroc likes this.
    05-10-2013 04:41 PM
  11. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Ecosystem
    Email clients
    App exclusivity
    Better looking apps
    More availability
    Better customer support

    Your opinion of beat is different to mine right? So therefore it's not fact simply opinion.
    Ecosystem is often brought up, and certainly if you've spent a lot of money on Apple specific products, then yes the ecosystem is a HUGE benefit. I however try to be more future proof and purchase "Universal" products. That way, I am not a slave to one particular manufacturer. I'm then able to make decisions based more on current needs than whether or not i'll be able to use my vehicle dock, radio in the bathroom, or desk top dock.

    I've heard Gmail is surprisingly better on iOS but it works fantastic on my S3 and I don't need it to do more than it already does.

    App exclusivity is probably Apple's biggest advantage on the software side of things. In fact, i'd say that is their ONLY software win. The OS being a glorified app tray is good for some, but for me I appreciate that Android offers a lot more in every other way possible aside from app availability. The only app I have found however that I desperately wish Android had, was the 3D Home Builder where you can play with blueprints, and decorate and furnish a 3D render of a home.

    Not sure what you mean by "more availability". Certainly you don't mean the phone itself, so you must mean app availability? But that would basically be the same thing as the app exclusivity. I also think "better looking apps" would be part of that.

    Better customer support is also probably true. I remember T-Mobile bragging about their customer support to me in a store once, and I told the manager that I would rather not need support, than to know all the nearest support techs on a first name basis. So yeah, it's nice to have it in those rare emergencies, but I have never needed immediate customer support for any of my Android devices (knock on wood).

    I know you were only mentioning those items as your opinion and that none of this is fact, so I figured i'd throw out my opinion of the items listed above. To each their own as we often say on this forum.
    Donvald and jroc like this.
    05-10-2013 04:44 PM
  12. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    On Android, apps are designed to adapt to the screen.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    That's not true at all. When the droid dna first came out, so many apps were not compatible because of the screen resolution. Not to mention there are many apps out that still don't play nice with 1080p.


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    05-10-2013 05:04 PM
  13. Jennifer Stough's Avatar

    Android:
    1. Pull down Quick Settings.
    2. Hold WiFi toggle.
    Not every phone has a quick settings in the notification bar. While most new phones running ics+ and up do. And not every user uses a WiFi toggle widget on the screen. There for requiring them to navigate to the screen they have their settings on, if its even on a home screen. Could be in the app drawer. Home screen, app drawer, settings, WiFi off.


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    05-10-2013 05:09 PM
  14. Eric Kane's Avatar
    That's not true at all. When the droid dna first came out, so many apps were not compatible because of the screen resolution. Not to mention there are many apps out that still don't play nice with 1080p.


    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    Especially the games.
    Jennifer Stough likes this.
    05-10-2013 05:10 PM
  15. return_0's Avatar
    Not every phone has a quick settings in the notification bar.
    The GS4 does. And that's what this thread is about.

    There for requiring them to navigate to the screen they have their settings on, if its even on a home screen.
    That... doesn't make any sense...

    Could be in the app drawer. Home screen, app drawer, settings, WiFi off.
    Again, we're talking about the S4.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Donvald likes this.
    05-10-2013 05:25 PM
  16. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    The GS4 does. And that's what this thread is about.


    That... doesn't make any sense...


    Again, we're talking about the S4.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Your comment said "iOS"and "android," not "iphone" and "s4." And while I'm very aware what this thread was about, it broadened to include why others thought android was better than iOS, and even to include talk regarding windows phones. And yet, you didn't bother to correct them, because they weren't negating what you said.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    Kevin OQuinn likes this.
    05-10-2013 05:38 PM
  17. Jennifer Stough's Avatar


    That... doesn't make any sense..

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Some people put the settings app on their homescreen, or on one of the many. Some don't. For those who don't, and do not have a quick settings bar, as the s4 does, they have to scroll through their homescreens to reach the one with their setting shortcut. And if they don't have it on a homescreen, they have to scroll through their app drawer until they find it. I don't see what didn't make sense out of that...



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    05-10-2013 05:41 PM
  18. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Oh dear. Another argument brewing. Please I beg you before it starts, let's not sink to arguing about accessing a settings menu. There's so much more to discuss when comparing iOS to Android. Or Windows Phone and BlackBerry for that matter.
    05-10-2013 05:46 PM
  19. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Oh dear. Another argument brewing. Please I beg you before it starts, let's not sink to arguing about accessing a settings menu. There's so much more to discuss when comparing iOS to Android. Or Windows Phone and BlackBerry for that matter.
    You are right. I am sorry for partially insuing an argument. I was out of line.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    05-10-2013 06:01 PM
  20. Eric Kane's Avatar
    I'd be curious to see how Apple would handle higher res screens, more complex UI elements other than just an app drawer, etc. That 1430 mah battery and dual core processor probably won't get the job done well enough to meet their standards. It's probably wise they don't play the specs game; I can't see them ever winning.
    05-10-2013 06:16 PM
  21. Farish's Avatar
    My wife and I just made the switch from iPhone 5 to a HTC One and Galaxy S4.

    Number 1 reason why we switched was the screen size.

    If the iPhone 5 had a 4.7 or bigger screen, we would not even considered the switch.

    Most consumers only care about whether the phone text,email,web,calls, and facebook properly.
    Then it may come down to looks and how well they can read it.
    The normal user doesn't dwell on Android vs IOS.

    On boards like these people tend to over think about the features or differences each operating system offers. Yes there is an argument about ecosystem and customization etc. People though are quick to judge. With a 14 day return policy, most people are going to decide if they don't like their phone or aren't use to the differences between IOS or Android.

    Switching from IOS to Android for me 2 weeks ago had a big wow factor initially. Then after a couple days the wow factor went away. Outside of the looks of the applications themselves, all the functions I use were basically the same. When I am reading on the web, I don't care about my toggles. When I am looking at facebook, why do I care about my widgets.

    I do care though that I could see my screen better because it is bigger.
    05-10-2013 06:16 PM
  22. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    You are right. I am sorry for partially insuing an argument. I was out of line.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    I don't mind the healthy debate so much as the topic being debated. If other people are interested in a debate about settings menus, by all means hash it out. Just because I don't enjoy that topic doesn't mean others have no interest. I was just hoping for something more exciting to come of this thread.
    05-10-2013 06:27 PM
  23. AustinTech's Avatar
    I think the iPhone would be awesome with a 5 inch screen but I'd still go android. I can't stand all the icrap you have to deal with with Apple.

    ITunes makes me murderous.

    Plus there is zero customization options and I really like tweaking the look of my phone.

    Other than that stuff Apple makes an awesome phone. The keyboard is fantastic.

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    05-10-2013 06:34 PM
  24. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    I'd be curious to see how Apple would handle higher res screens, more complex UI elements other than just an app drawer, etc. That 1430 mah battery and dual core processor probably won't get the job done well enough to meet their standards. It's probably wise they don't play the specs game; I can't see them ever winning.
    I am interested to see how ios 7 turns out if they're really doing a major overhaul. I don't see them integrating a lot of the things people want, to keep separate from the android platform, but I think they could come up with quite a few interesting features.

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    05-10-2013 06:43 PM
  25. anon5664829's Avatar
    I am interested to see how ios 7 turns out if they're really doing a major overhaul. I don't see them integrating a lot of the things people want, to keep separate from the android platform, but I think they could come up with quite a few interesting features.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    Yeah like a new ui refresh bettersettings app etc.

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-10-2013 06:45 PM
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