11-15-2011 01:08 PM
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  1. runtohell121's Avatar
    I do consider going back to iPhone 4.. but then the features aren't that amazing on the 4S and iOS don't allow much customization unlike Android. One thing I liked about the iPhone was the screen size for typing which I'm still not used to the bigger screen on the SGSII. iPhone just feels too heavy for its size when compared to the SGSII.. a bigger phone but lighter than the iPhone 4/4S
    10-16-2011 10:19 PM
  2. lilo777's Avatar
    wow its funny how the 4S is being compared to the GS2, the iphone isnt even 1ghz dual core, the GS2 dominates the iphone in every way except for the low light for the camera
    Actually, it's just an Apple hype. Cameras in all top-line smartphones today use back-illuminated sensors which improve low light performance. PC World just published the results of he testing comparing the best camera phones. In their tests, SGSII got better scores than iPhone 4S. Link: Smartphone Camera Battle: iPhone 4S vs. the Android Elite - Page 2 | PCWorld
    10-17-2011 12:16 AM
  3. antelope83's Avatar
    Regarding battery life, I'm getting about the same on my GS2 as I did on the iP4, about two days. Mainly email, some calls and texts, and some browsing. No games or long videos. Running WiFi; GPS generally off.

    In the less than a week I've had the GS2 I haven't had time to customize much so I need to do that quickly and see whether or not I'll go back to an iPhone. I doubt it though, as the agonizing process of re-setting up my old iPhone for my wife reminded me of all the things that infuriate me with Apple (difficulty of control over syncing, i.e. the iTunes vortex, especially if one is moving between computers). The jittery lock screen on my GS2 is annoying though (no password yet - hoping for a fix).
    10-17-2011 03:30 AM
  4. riekls's Avatar
    Then you have something wrong. Running 41 apps and no problems at all. Certainly no lockups or autonomous reboots. If you read a few threads, a few others have seen this and done factory resets or a device exchange. This is not the norm.
    Perhaps MMS has a lot to do with it, my wife just got the Infuse last week and has also had several lockups, both of my coworkers at work with Android have at least weekly reboots (that are needed, not that happen spontaneously).
    10-17-2011 05:19 AM
  5. riekls's Avatar
    wow its funny how the 4S is being compared to the GS2, the iphone isnt even 1ghz dual core, the GS2 dominates the iphone in every way except for the low light for the camera
    Why is it funny? This is pure fanboy speak, side by side reviews of both straight web loading and Java tests have shown the iphone 4s to be faster despite the lower clock speed. There is no 'dominating' by either phone over the other in terms of performance they are equals.

    The 'domainting' comes from iOS and the Apple store where you can download and use any app without fear of compatability or random crashes on your phone.

    Android 'dominates' iOS in terms of massive customization, you can do anything with it and that is awesome, multiple keyboards, new launchers i mean that stuff is super slick. But it is meaningless if it makes the platform unstable.
    10-17-2011 05:22 AM
  6. bxborn31's Avatar
    Have never had to reboot my gs2.

    Sent from my Samsung galaxy S2 using Tapatalk
    10-17-2011 05:53 AM
  7. tewest86's Avatar
    wow its funny how the 4S is being compared to the GS2, the iphone isnt even 1ghz dual core, the GS2 dominates the iphone in every way except for the low light for the camera
    You can't compare apple's 512 to Andriods 1.2. iOS runs differently and doesn't need as much. My truck has more hp than a Porche but the Porche is faster because it's lighter. iOS is basically "lighter" than Andriod. Look at Apple computers vs Windows. Windows computers now come with 8 gigs of ram and some still aren't as fast as a Mac. Most Macs I've seen had maybe 2gigs and they still didn't bogg down. It's all in the operating system.
    10-17-2011 07:34 AM
  8. billionaire.dreams's Avatar
    You can't compare apple's 512 to Andriods 1.2. iOS runs differently and doesn't need as much. My truck has more hp than a Porche but the Porche is faster because it's lighter. iOS is basically "lighter" than Andriod. Look at Apple computers vs Windows. Windows computers now come with 8 gigs of ram and some still aren't as fast as a Mac. Most Macs I've seen had maybe 2gigs and they still didn't bogg down. It's all in the operating system.
    According to this logic no two phones running different os's should be compared... right?
    10-17-2011 07:47 AM
  9. tewest86's Avatar
    Compare by performance not specs. The public cares about actually usage. If the Android Speed has the smallest processor ever but is the fastest phone ever made, that's all the public knows. No one cares about specs in the real world. What I'm saying is compare them to each other. Have a "face off" and put specs aside.
    10-17-2011 08:26 AM
  10. ajm91484's Avatar
    I switched from my Galaxy S II to iphone4s and honestly i'm regretting it. Not that the iphone4s is a bad phone by any means, but the battery on the iphone is actully worse than it was on the Galaxy s II. I'm not someone who constantly is on the phone web browsing or anything, so that's big thing with me. Also the fact with the downloading of ringtones to the iphone seems to be a lenghty process. Whereas you plug in the Galaxy S II you can just go to the root folder and drop them in or go to myxer.com or whatever site and it goes to your phone. So I will be coming back to Android.
    10-17-2011 08:28 AM
  11. billionaire.dreams's Avatar
    Compare by performance not specs. The public cares about actually usage. If the Android Speed has the smallest processor ever but is the fastest phone ever made, that's all the public knows. No one cares about specs in the real world. What I'm saying is compare them to each other. Have a "face off" and put specs aside.
    Ahh ok that's understandable I agree with that
    10-17-2011 08:40 AM
  12. s14tat's Avatar
    Don't forget that the IOS5 does not truly multi task, so it technically don't need all that ram. But running side by side, even with 6-7 apps running in the background, the galaxy S 2 is just as fast as the iphone4s.
    10-17-2011 08:44 AM
  13. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    According to this logic no two phones running different os's should be compared... right?
    Not as far as specs go, no. It's too hard to find a benchmark that is fair. Even JavaScript and sunspider benchmarks aren't "fair" in the sense that each OS handles that type of code differently.

    My benchmark is how they run in my hand. And between the SGSII and iPhone 4/4S they are equally smooth. I haven't had any rebooted or anything like that (maybe one force close on an app), and battery life for me has been good, but not iPhone good.

    Each phone will have it's issues. Hopefully they will be fixed and addressed.

    I agree that the iPhone keyboard is amazing (and I love swiftkey and swype).

    Also, because of the way multi tasking is handled on ios ram doesn't matter as much.

    Lets not make this a bashing thread or I'll be forced to close it. I'm all for lively discussion, but not when it gets to bashing another platform or persons decision.

    Sent from my SGS II
    10-17-2011 09:39 AM
  14. tewest86's Avatar
    I like both. I have an iPhone 4S and my wife has the Gs2. Guess which phone I'm always messing with when I get home. The Samsung. I like what's it does but then I like what the iPhone does. On the Samsung I can buy music straight from Amazon, can't do that with iOS. But on iOs, I can buy music straight from iTunes and sync my library without using Doubletwist or isyncr. I'm torn between the 2.
    10-17-2011 10:21 AM
  15. SteveISU's Avatar
    I will say this about the iPhone, I never had to concern myself with checking a task manager and closing things. If this maintenance step bothers people that in itself is enough to make someone want an iPhone. They really don't need to mess with settings to make the battery last, although we are seeing different with the 4s. I believe iCloud and sync and LOS are killing batteries on that thing left and right.
    10-17-2011 11:31 AM
  16. cwells's Avatar
    I have been an iPhone user since day one in 2007 and I've had every iPhone they released on the release day except the iPhone 4s. If you ask me iPhone 4s is a complete flop, when it was announced there stock had dropped a bit because everyone was very disappointed with it. Despite the "supposed record pre order sales" i don't think its a feature packed phone to compete with whats out on the market now, thats why i switched to the GS2 and to be honest I'm not looking back anytime soon. I have had a chance to mess around with the 4s and i felt i was using the same phone that was released last year (iPhone 4) siri is cool i guess but its the same thing my GS2 can do, only difference is that siri takes a while to do anything because it ALWAYS talks back to you, kind of frustrating if you ask me. At the end of the day i am a huge apple fan i have 2 iMacs, an iPad as well as an apple TV but the iPhone 4s just didn't do it for me and I know I'm not the ONLY who feels that way.. Either way it comes down to preference and i hope you enjoy your new iPhone !!
    10-17-2011 12:20 PM
  17. SteveISU's Avatar
    I have been an iPhone user since day one in 2007 and I've had every iPhone they released on the release day except the iPhone 4s. If you ask me iPhone 4s is a complete flop, when it was announced there stock had dropped a bit because everyone was very disappointed with it. Despite the "supposed record pre order sales" i don't think its a feature packed phone to compete with whats out on the market now, thats why i switched to the GS2 and to be honest I'm not looking back anytime soon. I have had a chance to mess around with the 4s and i felt i was using the same phone that was released last year (iPhone 4) siri is cool i guess but its the same thing my GS2 can do, only difference is that siri takes a while to do anything because it ALWAYS talks back to you, kind of frustrating if you ask me. At the end of the day i am a huge apple fan i have 2 iMacs, an iPad as well as an apple TV but the iPhone 4s just didn't do it for me and I know I'm not the ONLY who feels that way.. Either way it comes down to preference and i hope you enjoy your new iPhone !!

    +1

    Believe me it kills me that my GS2 can't be integrated as seamlessly as my iPhone 4. I own a MBP, 1 ipad, 2 iPad 2's, and I have a macbook air that just showed up at my house. But you can't get past the fact that the GS2 does just about everything better than the iPhone 4s. It's just a better smartphone, regardless of specs.
    10-17-2011 12:43 PM
  18. lilo777's Avatar
    Another comparison between the two phones: SquareTrade performed three drop tests on each phone (dropping the phones on the concrete). iPhone 4S broke all three times. SGSII did not break once.

    Video:
    10-17-2011 02:22 PM
  19. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/obviou...style_mobile=0

    Glass vs plastic. Kinda obvious what's going to do better.

    Sent from my SGS II
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    10-17-2011 02:38 PM
  20. thefunks67's Avatar
    +1

    Believe me it kills me that my GS2 can't be integrated as seamlessly as my iPhone 4. I own a MBP, 1 ipad, 2 iPad 2's, and I have a macbook air that just showed up at my house. But you can't get past the fact that the GS2 does just about everything better than the iPhone 4s. It's just a better smartphone, regardless of specs.
    The whole intergration of iOS across said devices is what Apple is selling. First me I don't care. For my wife who is an Educator that is mobile it is a big deal.

    I left the Apple world because I wanted a choice. She stayed because the Apple model works for her and it makes her comfortable.

    -Funk
    10-17-2011 07:23 PM
  21. tdubrpdx's Avatar
    And I couldn't be happier. The SGS2 had a sexy screen, but that was just about the only thing I really liked about it. The 4S is like getting back into bed with the best lover I ever had, and she's been working out like a maniac to get her body even tighter than before.

    Au revoir and bon chance, gentlemen!
    Hey! iphone user! We don't take kindly to your types 'round here.
    10-17-2011 08:22 PM
  22. sailador's Avatar
    I had iphone 3g, 3gs, and Iphone 4. I also had Ipad 1 and Ipad 2. I thought apple was the . Then one day I just decided what the heck let me buy this Samsung Galaxy S2 while I wait for the Iphone 5 or Iphone 4s or whatever they call it. I could return it in 30 days. Then I was blown away by the S2 and android in general. I didnt realized what I have been missing all these years. I was like WTF was I thinking all these time. Android itself is an amazing OS with great customization. The S2 itself is the King of all phone. After that I sold my Iphone 4 and my Ipad 2 on ebay. No way I am going back to Apple with their closed system and outdated techs. The moral of the story is...dont be so close minded and just stick to the same old years after years. Especially in technologies.
    10-17-2011 08:54 PM
  23. SteveISU's Avatar
    I had iphone 3g, 3gs, and Iphone 4. I also had Ipad 1 and Ipad 2. I thought apple was the . Then one day I just decided what the heck let me buy this Samsung Galaxy S2 while I wait for the Iphone 5 or Iphone 4s or whatever they call it. I could return it in 30 days. Then I was blown away by the S2 and android in general. I didnt realized what I have been missing all these years. I was like WTF was I thinking all these time. Android itself is an amazing OS with great customization. The S2 itself is the King of all phone. After that I sold my Iphone 4 and my Ipad 2 on ebay. No way I am going back to Apple with their closed system and outdated techs. The moral of the story is...dont be so close minded and just stick to the same old years after years. Especially in technologies.

    I've been tempted to pick up a Galaxy tab 10.1, but all reviews are pretty conclusive the iPad 2 is still at the top.
    10-17-2011 09:55 PM
  24. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I had a chance to play with the iPhone 4s a little more today, what a great little device. I really enjoyed Siri, however that's about it. I suspect that we will see something comparable from google in the near future. Overall I think that the GS2 is the better device, atleast for me.
    10-17-2011 10:27 PM
  25. SteveISU's Avatar
    Siri is a cocktail party conversation piece. Much like FaceTime, it's neat to show people, but I would wager less than 2% of apple users actually implement it with any regularity.
    10-17-2011 10:59 PM
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