Getting a smartphone... not sure which one.
Article I read goes over the basic pros/cons. Was wondering personal experiences?
well, the phones are both poerful and feature rich. i will say of the two i have grown to prefer the droid. motorola droid that is.
if you like more hardware bang for the buck then droid it is. is you like eye candy and pretty interfaces then the iphone it is.
Not a simple answer. I own an HTC Evo (one of the newer and more powerful Android phones), and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
However, keep in mind that I'm a technophile and love to tinker. Out of the box, the iPhone is probably easier to get running with and its already set to maximize its performance/battery life. Most newer smartphones have less than stellar battery life since phone tech is outpacing battery tech.
The Evo has taken some tinkering and adjusting to get it to a good battery life, and I'm proud to say it's running just as long as any iPhone.
The big disadvantage to the iPhone are three as I see them:
- Inability to customize. Basically, you have to run it as Steve Jobs wants you to run it. If you like the way it's running, great. But if you like to customize a lot of things, then your out of luck.
- You're on the AT&T network. Basically, it's horrible. The Evo is on Sprint, and even the smaller footprint of the Sprint network has been much more reliable for me. Much more. Also, Sprint's pricing plans are much better than all but T-Mobile. If a huge footprint of a network is what you're looking for, I'd recommend the HTC Incredible on the Verizon network (another Android phone...basically the same as the Evo, except smaller).
- You have to run iTunes to connect with your PC or Mac. This is a personal preference, and may not be a disadvantage to all but what's nice about an Android phone is you can connect to your PC/Mac by just plugging it in (no extra software required). Also, since Android is made by Google, its syncing with your Google account is absolutely incredible.
Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a terrific phone, but all of these pieces made the Android a good choice for me. I'll reiterate though, the iPhone is probably the easier choice in terms of getting going right out of the box.
Hope this helps.
My husband and I have iphones, and LOVE them. I swear, we should be selling them, because everywhere we go, people seem to fall in love with them! There really is an app for everything, and its easy to use. Of all the phones I've had or used, this is the all time favorite. For work, I have several apps that keep me updated on business, and as goofy as it sounds, I use the calculator on my phone nearly every day. For personal, the music, photos, email, games, newspapers and oh, yeah, telephone...are all great! We loved our iPhones so much, we bought an iPad too. The best part for us was that it only cost a few bucks more a month than our old cellphones, and there is so much more that can be done with it.
To be honest, I have never actually seen a droid, so I can't give an opinion on that.
I'm old fashion. I still use a Motorola razor. And, It runs on the AT&T network. I've never had any problems with the phone or the network.
I can't say the same for Sprint. I had major problems with Sprint. Every month I would loose phone, wireless and Internet service to my business.
Even today, the service is still substandard in our area. I should also mention that Sprint has changed its name repeatedly over the years. But, still provides the same bad service. I would never buy anything again that operates off the Sprint network.