09-21-2011 08:55 PM
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  1. alanjgarcia's Avatar
    So I have a close friend that is geared up for the iPhone 5 release and to be honest its getting me angry. He's been the biggest Android fanboy ever since he switched from his iphone 3gs to the evo 4g and always had negative things to say about apple. Now he pulling a complete 180 on me and cant stop talking about the iphone 5. Ive played with iOS5 and quite frankly I am not impressed at all. We argue about android vs. apple all the time now! What am I missing here? I dont see the hardware on the IP5 being any better than my EpTouch.

    Thoughts?
    09-20-2011 03:08 PM
  2. folarino's Avatar
    Where did you play with the iPhone 5?
    09-20-2011 03:12 PM
  3. tom299's Avatar
    Where did you play with the iPhone 5?
    iOS 5 beta. Anyone can download and play with it.
    09-20-2011 03:13 PM
  4. tewest86's Avatar
    U played with a beta ios5. Apple never releases all the goodies with betas. We won't know in depth until it's releases to the public. Also, iPhone 5 hasn't even been releases. Apple hasn't even said that it was releasing this yr. So how can we compare any phone to this mythical iPhone 5. Apple is VERY VERY secretive.
    09-20-2011 03:14 PM
  5. noshooz's Avatar
    You can't compare the E4GT to a device that doesn't exist.
    godsidekurt and EeZeEpEe like this.
    09-20-2011 03:16 PM
  6. Lavitapostandroid's Avatar
    I believe he said ios5

    Sent from my Motorola ATRIX with Tapatalk
    09-20-2011 03:22 PM
  7. tewest86's Avatar
    I believe he said ios5

    Sent from my Motorola ATRIX with Tapatalk
    He said he played with iOS 5 (beta) but wanted to know how his phone compares to the iPhone 5.
    09-20-2011 03:27 PM
  8. maverick96's Avatar
    No one knows anything about the iP5 except for the higher ups at Apple and big shots at the carriers that are getting it. As far as iOS 5 is concerned there will certainly be some hidden goodies thrown in at the public release that even developer builds wont see. You can certainly expect the iP5's performance to either match or beat what the Eptouch is rocking now.
    09-20-2011 03:59 PM
  9. willysp's Avatar
    So I have a close friend that is geared up for the iPhone 5 release and to be honest its getting me angry. He's been the biggest Android fanboy ever since he switched from his iphone 3gs to the evo 4g and always had negative things to say about apple. Now he pulling a complete 180 on me and cant stop talking about the iphone 5. Ive played with iOS5 and quite frankly I am not impressed at all. We argue about android vs. apple all the time now! What am I missing here? I dont see the hardware on the IP5 being any better than my EpTouch.

    Thoughts?
    I don't see that you are missing anything except that fact that different people like different things in phones / cars / clothes, etc....

    Don't worry about it - you and he are entitled to your own opinions and there is no objective right/wrong answer!

    BTW, I'm with you - I've never understood Apple's proprietary / closed / sealed-unit philosophy.
    09-20-2011 04:04 PM
  10. h4ldol's Avatar
    You can certainly expect the iP5's performance to either match or beat what the Eptouch is rocking now.
    One would think so -- afterall, Apple's only had about a year and a half since their last phone was released to work on their next model.
    09-20-2011 04:10 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    One would think so -- afterall, Apple's only had about a year and a half since their last phone was released to work on their next model.
    Yep, exactly right
    09-20-2011 04:35 PM
  12. apexi350z's Avatar
    for comparison, IP5 won't have 4.52" screen, that's for sure!
    09-20-2011 06:43 PM
  13. Droid800's Avatar
    So I have a close friend that is geared up for the iPhone 5 release and to be honest its getting me angry. He's been the biggest Android fanboy ever since he switched from his iphone 3gs to the evo 4g and always had negative things to say about apple. Now he pulling a complete 180 on me and cant stop talking about the iphone 5. Ive played with iOS5 and quite frankly I am not impressed at all. We argue about android vs. apple all the time now! What am I missing here? I dont see the hardware on the IP5 being any better than my EpTouch.

    Thoughts?
    If you're speaking of raw specs, the iP5 will have a processor that's a cousin of the Exynos, so it will be pretty even there. (but you can't even really compare since the OSes are totally different)

    If you're talking about quality, quite frankly, nothing in the Android world measures up to the iPhone. Some (Photon, Bionic, Sensation) come very close, but they're still not the same. The body of the E4GT alone ruins the handset for me, especially compared to the iPhone 4. The screens are about even for quality.

    But, you're also comparing the E4GT with a handset that, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist yet.
    09-20-2011 07:39 PM
  14. SpaceDroid's Avatar
    If you're speaking of raw specs, the iP5 will have a processor that's a cousin of the Exynos, so it will be pretty even there. (but you can't even really compare since the OSes are totally different)

    If you're talking about quality, quite frankly, nothing in the Android world measures up to the iPhone. Some (Photon, Bionic, Sensation) come very close, but they're still not the same. The body of the E4GT alone ruins the handset for me, especially compared to the iPhone 4. The screens are about even for quality.

    But, you're also comparing the E4GT with a handset that, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist yet.
    Nothing wrong with the body at all. The subtle hump at the bottom is almost a welcomed surpise as it helps to sit in your palm much better. And the curved back helps with the grip. I feel no edges like on the iphone4. And I must emphatically mention how light this phone is. Another welcomed surprise. The lightness of the phone is a great "experience" (Apple term). Everyone loves this. "OMG its so light". That alone makes them want it.. LOL. Little do they know this phone is a beast inside. Holding my brothers iphone4 "ruins" this. Heavier and overal thicker feel and small.
    09-20-2011 08:40 PM
  15. Mikest's Avatar
    All I need to know, buying an iPhone locks me into the apple ecosystem. I own three macs and Steve Jobs has enough of my money already, no thanks. I prefer not to be told what I can run on my phone.
    09-20-2011 08:43 PM
  16. SpaceDroid's Avatar
    All I need to know, buying an iPhone locks me into the apple ecosystem. I own three macs and Steve Jobs has enough of my money already, no thanks. I prefer not to be told what I can run on my phone.
    Just hold an E4GT Galaxy SII and youll know. Andy and Sammy will be smiling with you
    09-20-2011 09:01 PM
  17. Droid800's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with the body at all. The subtle hump at the bottom is almost a welcomed surpise as it helps to sit in your palm much better. And the curved back helps with the grip. I feel no edges like on the iphone4. And I must emphatically mention how light this phone is. Another welcomed surprise. The lightness of the phone is a great "experience" (Apple term). Everyone loves this. "OMG its so light". That alone makes them want it.. LOL. Little do they know this phone is a beast inside. Holding my brothers iphone4 "ruins" this. Heavier and overal thicker feel and small.
    I'm talking more the Fisher-Price materials quality than the design. If it had a metal back, or soft touch plastic, it would be fine. In feel alone the E4GT is at the back of the Android pack.
    09-20-2011 09:45 PM
  18. Mikest's Avatar
    Just hold an E4GT Galaxy SII and youll know. Andy and Sammy will be smiling with you
    already there
    09-20-2011 09:50 PM
  19. willysp's Avatar
    I'm talking more the Fisher-Price materials quality than the design. If it had a metal back, or soft touch plastic, it would be fine. In feel alone the E4GT is at the back of the Android pack.
    In terms of construction materials and cosmetics, I have to agree - IMO, the S2 looks like a dime-store toy. Again - In My Opinion - not asking anyone to agree or disagree! And I'm quite happy for those who love it!
    09-20-2011 09:53 PM
  20. Droid800's Avatar
    In terms of construction materials and cosmetics, I have to agree - IMO, the S2 looks like a dime-store toy. Again - In My Opinion - not asking anyone to agree or disagree! And I'm quite happy for those who love it!
    Oh me too. I had a Charge, and the positive aspects outweighed any concerns about build. If I were in the market for a handset with Sprint, the S2 would be the only way to go for me.
    09-20-2011 10:17 PM
  21. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I'm talking more the Fisher-Price materials quality than the design. If it had a metal back, or soft touch plastic, it would be fine. In feel alone the E4GT is at the back of the Android pack.
    Yeah different strokes for different folks. I, for one, don't really care what my phone is made out of as long as it can withstand drops and doesn't scratch easily (not that I drop my phone but you never know...).
    09-21-2011 12:32 AM
  22. SpaceDroid's Avatar
    Yeah different strokes for different folks. I, for one, don't really care what my phone is made out of as long as it can withstand drops and doesn't scratch easily (not that I drop my phone but you never know...).
    Like the iphone4's glass shell. What a lame idea. My idiodic brother already has cracked his. Not the screen, but the rear shell. So if build quality is a concern here, Apple gets a big FAIL.
    09-21-2011 12:57 AM
  23. Droid800's Avatar
    Like the iphone4's glass shell. What a lame idea. My idiodic brother already has cracked his. Not the screen, but the rear shell. So if build quality is a concern here, Apple gets a big FAIL.
    Build quality is different than durability. The iPhone beats the E4GT hands down in build quality. In durability, the E4GT would win, thanks to not having that back glass.

    And keep in mind, some people like the quality of the iPhone (including yours truly), but just can't deal with how locked-down iOS is. I have yet to find an Android phone that could match the iPhone's build quality. Closest I found was the LG G2X and (slightly lower down the rung) the HTC Sensation.
    09-21-2011 02:39 AM
  24. dammitcubs's Avatar
    One would think so -- afterall, Apple's only had about a year and a half since their last phone was released to work on their next model.
    You hope but this isn't necessarily true. Product life cycles start 18 months prior and you hope everything works out great so you can launch your product at a reasonable times, but it could of been pushed due to other issues. It's not like it's kindergarden to make a processor even faster. And no, adding more MHZ is not an answer, it's just a patch
    09-21-2011 02:56 AM
  25. SpaceDroid's Avatar
    The build of the iphone4 is horrible then under your own merits. Its enclosed shell design is in and of itself a "locked down" or rather locked out design. No expandable sd or battery is possible.
    09-21-2011 03:00 AM
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