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bob saget
06-29-11, 05:59 PM
So my contract is now expired, and I am really not sure which device to get. If I were to get a smartphone, the primary use would be to call/txt, and also listening to music and browsing teh forumz.
Now there is a deal going on now where I can get the iPhone 3GS for free, but I am not sure if it is worth it, or are there other devices that can play music/you can browse forums better.

Bearclaw
06-29-11, 06:36 PM
iPhone.

Most fluid OS. Best battery life. Tapatalk for forums.

Albo
06-29-11, 07:21 PM
iPhone. But honestly, I'd advise you to not go with the 3GS. Go iPhone 4. Or if you want to wait, the iPhone 4S.

six_storm
06-29-11, 08:11 PM
iPhone. But honestly, I'd advise you to not go with the 3GS. Go iPhone 4. Or if you want to wait, the iPhone 4S.

This. I hate to admit it, but iOS beats Android any day IMO. Plus, iPhone is $200 whereas the newer Android phones are $250 and up. No way.

bob saget
06-29-11, 08:53 PM
So why iPhone4 over 3GS?

And thanks for the replies fellas.

Bman212121
06-29-11, 08:59 PM
Eh... the day you can finally just use your iphone for mass storage and drag and drop files, or wirelessly explore smb shares I might consider it. Till then the phone is quite useless.

At least iphone 5 won't require itunes to sync things to it... but we'll see if you can actually add them on your own. I've seen a dual core android and it is much smoother than a single core. Still think Android needs some polish but it's still better than not being able to use the device how you want to.

I can't wait to see Windows 8 and see if that makes it's way to smart phones. Loved my axim (WM2003) which still seemed more polished than my android phone. (Notes, tasks, audio recorder, full device backups)


not exactly sure what phones you can get Bob... If you already use Itunes than yes I would say an iphone would be okay. If you hate Itunes then you probably don't want it.

Bman212121
06-29-11, 09:00 PM
So why iPhone4 over 3GS?

And thanks for the replies fellas.

cause it has the wifies.

Duh. W1NN1nG!!!!!11111oneoneoneone

bob saget
06-29-11, 09:08 PM
well my music player now is a first gen zune, so i use zune software, but it would be nice to carry one less device with me to school.
gonna call tomorrow about that free 3GS....

Albo
06-29-11, 09:13 PM
So my contract is now expired, and I am really not sure which device to get. If I were to get a smartphone, the primary use would be to call/txt, and also listening to music and browsing teh forumz.
Now there is a deal going on now where I can get the iPhone 3GS for free, but I am not sure if it is worth it, or are there other devices that can play music/you can browse forums better.

The iPhone is perfect. It has iMessages, SMS, Calling, it has the iPod app (the best music app on any smartphone), and has tapatalk which is used for browsing forumz. You pretty much HAVE to get the iPhone.

That being said, the iPhone 4 has the much better display (Retina), it has 2 cameras, I think the iPhone 4 has better cameras than the last. It has facetime, it has a better CPU thingy (A4 I think) and it will be supported longer than the iPhone 3GS will. The 3GS is pretty much unsupported now, so it would be like getting a 8800 GTX now. Sure it can do the job fairly well, but go big or go home. And think about it, this will be your phone for 2 years is it? Do you really want to start of with a phone that is already ancient?

There's a reason the phone is free. You get what you pay for.

mojoman0
06-29-11, 09:30 PM
iPhone 5 september

bob saget
06-29-11, 09:37 PM
iPhone 5 september

think it will be worth the wait?

Bearclaw
06-29-11, 09:54 PM
Getting the iPhone 3GS for free is fantastic. That alone is worth it.

Also, I am running iOS5 on the 3GS now and it runs great. Don't worry about being left behind--yet. Next major update, more than likely.

If you DO get an iPhone and want to beta test iOS5, let me know. I can register your device through my account.

bob saget
06-29-11, 11:44 PM
thanks bearclaw. i will see if they can get me a deal with iphone 4 that doesn't involve me buying the phone for a lot.

ViN86
06-30-11, 10:07 AM
Do yourself a favor and try out iOS before you buy an iPhone. I think you will find that it is powerful in some aspects and very limited in others. For my uses, Android serves me much better. Not to mention the Android marketplace isn't ruled with an iron fist, giving users access to certain apps that are extremely useful but will never be found on iOS.

bob saget
06-30-11, 10:44 AM
thanks vin. i am really not an advanced power cellphone user, so i think apple's stuff would be perfect for me, because it seems like the iOS does the regular things pretty well. but i will try it out beforehand.

DiscipleDOC
06-30-11, 11:06 AM
Do yourself a favor and try out iOS before you buy an iPhone. I think you will find that it is powerful in some aspects and very limited in others. For my uses, Android serves me much better. Not to mention the Android marketplace isn't ruled with an iron fist, giving users access to certain apps that are extremely useful but will never be found on iOS.

ViN hit the nail on the head. I used to have an iPhone (3GS), but I changed to an android phone and haven't looked back. All the things that the iphone can do, the android phones can do and then some.

Don't rule out the android phones. :)

Hogrider
06-30-11, 12:52 PM
I'd love to trade my Android phone in for an iphone.

bacon12
06-30-11, 12:55 PM
WM7, when Mango is released everyone will stfu about any other platform.

Maverick123w
06-30-11, 01:07 PM
I just recently changed from android to the iPhone and im not looking back at all. So much smoother and once the changes come this fall all my gripes with iOS will be gone.

DiscipleDOC
06-30-11, 01:09 PM
WM7, when Mango is released everyone will stfu about any other platform.

I doubt it.

bacon12
06-30-11, 01:10 PM
Why? Have you been following the development? Over 200 new features promised in mango. The latest build is available to devs, and I haven't seen one negative review of the progress thus far.

MS is serious about this platform, and Windows 8 will be on millions of tablets shortly after release.

Redeemed
06-30-11, 01:12 PM
Still sporting my Samsung Intensity II and loathe it. I miss my old flip-phone. Simple, easy to use. Was a *great* phone. Oh well. :(

DiscipleDOC
06-30-11, 01:17 PM
Why? Have you been following the development? Over 200 new features promised in mango. The latest build is available to devs, and I haven't seen one negative review of the progress thus far.

MS is serious about this platform, and Windows 8 will be on millions of tablets shortly after release.

It still does not mean that the android market (or apple for that matter) will just stand down and not build on an already proven stable platform. My Android tablet is already taking the place of my laptop. I use my Android O/S more now than I use ms for my daily browsing/email/etc.

By the time Windows roll out this "promised" platform, Android/Apple will already have a bigger advantage over Windows.

Redeemed
06-30-11, 01:18 PM
I want a freakin' bag-phone, yo'. :cool:

bacon12
06-30-11, 01:23 PM
It still does not mean that the android market (or apple for that matter) will just stand down and not build on an already proven stable platform. My Android tablet is already taking the place of my laptop. I use my Android O/S more now than I use ms for my daily browsing/email/etc.

By the time Windows roll out this "promised" platform, Android/Apple will already have a bigger advantage over Windows.

Not when MS has 90% of market share already it just needs to carry over into the mobile space. People use windows apps for work, it only makes sense that these apps would easily make their way into the mobile platform.

Doing any real work people are going to be using windows.