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. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I believe that Android has a better ecosystem and better looking apps.

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    I would say that neither is better, both are an acquired taste but I will agree in the sense that iOS definitely doesn't have better looking apps like so many say, but that's just me.
    05-10-2013 06:57 PM
  2. Eric Kane'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
    I'm guessing it's mostly going to be design. Jonny Ive wasn't a bad choice to head the change, at least not in theory.
    05-10-2013 07:12 PM
  3. anon5664829's Avatar
    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.
    I guess the issue is that Google is not international enough. I just don't have access to play movies books or anything besides music, wallet abs apps

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-10-2013 07:20 PM
  4. anon5664829's Avatar
    Because its just funny because they be mistaking each others phones its just hilarious.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
    Seriously they have no cases on them? (i don't either)
    but LOL
    05-10-2013 07:44 PM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Apple can release an Unlocked, 5" iPhone with a Battery that last 24 hours on HEAVY usage and offer 128GB for only $249.99...

    Too much? LOL

    I STILL WOULDN'T BUY IT. Why? OS. Boring. I just had enough I had the 3GS, 4, 4S & 5.

    I'm having way too much fun with android and only learned about Nova Launcher Prime 6 months ago. Though I upgraded for the 20th time, 11 have been androids and I still can't get myself to Root. (

    Like I said this is more than just a Communication device, it's a Toy! Which is why I love upgrading.
    05-10-2013 08:23 PM
  6. anon5664829's Avatar
    Apple can release an Unlocked, 5" iPhone with a Battery that last 24 hours on HEAVY usage and offer 128GB for only $249.99...

    Too much? LOL

    I STILL WOULDN'T BUY IT. Why? OS. Boring. I just had enough I had the 3GS, 4, 4S & 5.

    I'm having way too much fun with android and only learned about Nova Launcher Prime 6 months ago. Though I upgraded for the 20th time, 11 have been androids and I still can't get myself to Root. (

    Like I said this is more than just a Communication device, it's a Toy! Which is why I love upgrading.
    A phone like that and I would get it.
    My N4 is not a toy itsthe most useful thing for me I use to call YouTube photos videos and if the iPhone had all of that I would switch back.

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-10-2013 08:33 PM
  7. neiljay6's Avatar
    Nope. ios is to restrictive in my opinion. There is a mixture of phones at my work place and in my social circles. On occasion we like to share things quickly with each other via nfc or bluetooth. The ones that have windows phones, blackberries android phone can all participate. Not the iphone users though. Also I can have things arranged exactly how i like them on my phone with android.
    05-10-2013 09:08 PM
  8. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Left an iPhone 2 years ago and will NEVER go back. Once you use things like launchers, widgets, lock screen options and Google now, the iPhone just seems like a basic phone.

    I would go to a WP8 before anything else, I myself life what Microsoft is doing. I got rid of my ipad for a surface and haven't looked back.

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    05-10-2013 09:55 PM
  9. Swens221's Avatar
    I've had the iPhone 4, droid incredible, Motorola droid, galaxy s3 and now iPhone 5. There is no doubt that Apple makes a good phone but this is my last round with them. It's boring, and other than 4g there is nothing better about the iPhone 5 over the 4s. I can't wait to get the galaxy s4. Even if a lot of the new features are gimmicky and not used on a daily basis I want a company to be constantly innovating since I spend a ton of money on phones and my phone bill each month. My point to this lengthy post is a larger screen doesn't make a phone better, but a collection of new features and functions does. Apple needs to step up their game.
    jroc likes this.
    05-10-2013 10:34 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think a larger screen could be both a blessing and a curse for Apple. If iPhone's had a larger screen, I would be more tempted to give them another (last iPhone I had was 3g); but I feel it could mess with the fan base a bit.

    Sent by your worst nightmare, using a DROID DNA, on the Android Central App; bazinga!
    I am inclined to agree. They did increase the screen size and the last I heard (I don't know anyone with a 5, so I can't confirm this) many of the app developers haven't been able to adjust to the new screen size, and I guess with some apps, the discrepancy is a lot bigger.
    05-10-2013 10:49 PM
  11. Gathomblipoob's Avatar
    I am inclined to agree. They did increase the screen size and the last I heard (I don't know anyone with a 5, so I can't confirm this) many of the app developers haven't been able to adjust to the new screen size, and I guess with some apps, the discrepancy is a lot bigger.
    I also have an iPhone 5 and have seen almost all of my apps updated for the new screen.
    05-10-2013 11:03 PM
  12. Golfdriver97'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.
    While I will admit I am a big Samsung fan, don't totally exclude the HTC One, or depending on carrier, The LG Optimus, the Sony Xperia Z, and I just saw this review on YouTube, the Oppo Find 5.
    05-10-2013 11:04 PM
  13. ab304945's Avatar
    i would get a flip phone b4 i would get an Iphone
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    05-10-2013 11:13 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I also have an iPhone 5 and have seen almost all of my apps updated for the new screen.
    Correction noted. How long did it take for the updates to occur? That would be a contributing factor in the discussion somewhat. But, if they did this, then they are falling into the 'Fragmentation' that many iOS users throw at Android. (Please do not take any offense to what I have said)
    jroc likes this.
    05-10-2013 11:17 PM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    i would get a flip phone b4 i would get an Iphone
    Then you blindly hate apple.

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    05-11-2013 12:05 AM
  16. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Then you blindly hate apple.
    Agreed & I don't understand the hatred.
    I use & appreciate more than one platform...
    Prince_Poppycock likes this.
    05-11-2013 12:49 AM
  17. anon5664829's Avatar
    Agreed & I don't understand the hatred.
    I use & appreciate more than one platform...
    http://i.qkme.me/35268s.jpg
    Same, iOS and Android(although I prefer most things about Android)
    05-11-2013 12:51 AM
  18. alstov's Avatar
    On the contrary if I consider iPhone is because it is compactness and has a better handling than s4. But I love android way more than ios

    Inviato dal mio GT-I9505 con Tapatalk 2
    05-11-2013 01:11 AM
  19. nj1266's Avatar
    Well we are on Android Central, so the majority of people will be fans off Androids OS. I'm sure over on the Apple forums they are the opposite, they like iOS and their apps and don't care about customization etc. I personally find iOS boring and well easy to use in some ways, but awful in other ways. I can't stand that it takes 5 steps to turn on or off wifi.
    I like my iPhone jailbroken especially with iOS 6. I can get all the customization that I need and have a silky smooth interface. I can even use google apps as if they are native to the iPhone thanks to jail breaking. For example, a swipe if the status bar loads google now. I love google now.


    Sent from my iPhone 7
    05-11-2013 03:28 AM
  20. jroc's Avatar
    Settings>Wi-fi>Off
    This is part of what I dont like about iOS.....why isnt Wifi in something called Wireless and Networks? Does iOS have Wireless and Networks in Settings? Why did Apple decide Wifi settings was more important than Blue Tooth to put Wifi up front like that? IIRC Blue Tooth is in Settings/General. How does that even make sense to have Wifi and Blue Tooth separated like that?

    If one is looking for Wifi or Blue Tooth settings....one has to know they are wireless protocols...... Regardless, I dont like how iOS have different wireless and network settings separated from each other and not all in the same place. Like some have said....its more than screen size that would make me still get the GS4. So no, I wouldnt get the iPhone 5 if it had a 5" screen.

    I also seen ecosystem come up. Guess what would happen to me going to iOS after using Android for the past 3 years....Android's ecosystem would come into play. Many Android apps I paid for.....poof. Cant use anymore. Ecosystem goes both ways... And I dont know about iOS but its extremely easy for me to use my Android apps across multiple phones.... (apps that are compatible, some apps are phone specific.) I just log into my Google account on the other phone(s). And I seen LED notification mentioned. Thats a must for me. So its a definite no for the iPhone, iOS for me.
    05-11-2013 03:33 AM
  21. Mellimel22's Avatar
    This is part of what I dont like about iOS.....why isnt Wifi in something called Wireless and Networks? Does iOS have Wireless and Networks in Settings? Why did Apple decide Wifi settings was more important than Blue Tooth to put Wifi up front like that? IIRC Blue Tooth is in Settings/General. How does that even make sense to have Wifi and Blue Tooth separated like that?

    If one is looking for Wifi or Blue Tooth settings....one has to know they are wireless protocols...... Regardless, I dont like how iOS have different wireless and network settings separated from each other and not all in the same place. Like some have said....its more than screen size that would make me still get the GS4. So no, I wouldnt get the iPhone 5 if it had a 5" screen.

    I also seen ecosystem come up. Guess what would happen to me going to iOS after using Android for the past 3 years....Android's ecosystem would come into play. Many Android apps I paid for.....poof. Cant use anymore. Ecosystem goes both ways... And I dont know about iOS but its extremely easy for me to use my Android apps across multiple phones.... (apps that are compatible, some apps are phone specific.) I just log into my Google account on the other phone(s). And I seen LED notification mentioned. Thats a must for me. So its a definite no for the iPhone, iOS for me.

    Its part of apples simplicity. Dosnt make sense to me either bro. A lot of crap apple does doesn't make sense.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-11-2013 10:20 AM
  22. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Then you blindly hate apple.

    Posted via Android Central App using my Nexus 4
    Or maybe he just doesn't like using iOS so much he'd prefer using a flip phone over an iPhone. Doesn't mean he blindly hates Apple.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-11-2013 12:47 PM
  23. DEman19901's Avatar
    I have seen some videos of IOS7 having widgets. I don't know how accurate the videos are though. So the key thing for me to switch would be for IOS 7 and not the next iPhone. As a frequent user of an iPod Touch, IOS currently does nothing for me. Having just a grid of icons is as boring as an OS can get. Then again, Key Lime Pie just might be a game changer.
    05-11-2013 01:01 PM
  24. The Hustleman'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?
    I still wouldn't get the iphone because they continue to neglect some really great features. A great screen size doesn't make up for the fact that the operating system is limited.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-11-2013 01:07 PM
  25. chubb's Avatar
    For me its a lot more than just the screen size. Personally I wasn't impressed with the 5. Looks ugly to me just stretching the screen. They need to make it wider now. Other things that they don't do stock I don't like:

    1. Not being able to change the keyboard to a one like swype, swiftkey etc.
    2. Lack of decent 3rd party browsers (since they make it so safari always has the upper hand)
    3. No customizing of the home screens. I like putting apps in folders where ever I want to and putting seldom used but important apps on the right screen so I don't see them all the time. Not just page after page of apps with often used ones mixed in with never used ones.
    4. The Power control widget. I use it pretty often, like not having to go into settings to change screen brightness, GPS, wifi etc.
    5. No sideloading of apps. Be surprised how many apps you can get for free from the developer off their website instead of paying a buck on gplay. Great way to legitimately try out new apps. Also no other app store other than itunes, and I am not a big fan of itunes, had many problems with it in the past.
    6. Making other apps default (Like G Maps instead of A Maps)

    Now for some of my other dislikes about iproducts.
    Proprietary components. Yes the lightning is nice, but is a apple standard not a world standard. Be nice if they worked with other companies to make it as mainstream as the mini usb. Like the fact that it works any direction and is faster but not for $20 a cable. I bought 5 mini usb cables off of Amazon for $4.50 shipped, real OEM Motorola ones.
    No wireless charging without a ugly looking case. Not important to some, but to me since I got it for the Nexus 4, I use often and like it. Saves wear and tear of the micro usb port.
    Everytime an update gets released you lose your jailbreak. No way I want to wait 3 months or more to update just to be able to jailbreak untethered.
    Last time I tried, couldn't wirelessly print to any printer on iOS, only HP ones.
    The Hustleman and jroc like this.
    05-11-2013 01:43 PM
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