Upgrade to new android or iphone?
My phone is up for an upgrade in a few months so I'm trying to determine what path i should take. I currently have an Evo 4g and previously had an iphone 3s for a few months(left that to go back to sprint because att wasn't that great where i was and sprint has the unlimited.
So I figured I'd could go through what I mainly use the phone for and get some feedback on which options you think would be best. I have not tried a new iphone and i'm not too familiar with what new android devices are out or coming out.
The only main complain i've had about the evo has been space. While I don't think I have a ton of apps, it seems that alot that i do like to have, can't be moved to the SD card so everytime i turn around i'm getting a low space warning, which i dont ever recall happening on the iphone for the time i had it. I do like customizing the phone(although i've had to get rid of my favorite, Go launcher because of space) I also use it for a lot of social networking like facebook and twitter. I would also like to be able to play/access the facebook games. I know they don't all have apps and that there is a farmville one for iphone and all you can do on android would be the farmville express.
Those are the main things i can think of, so i'm not sure if i should wonder back to the iphone since sprint offers it now or if there is a newer, new to come soon android that may at least have a better internal memory to help with the app problem.
- CrackBerry Master
03-15-2012, 12:38 AM #3
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Unsure why you are posting on a Blackberry forum for advice on Apple or Android phones... but for me I would go Apple or Samsung..... I find Blackberry is the best build hardware build and would not even look at Apple or Android as I find ther quality wanting.....
I posted here since i knew there was an android and iphone forum as well. Since I didn't want to get alot of biased answers by posting directly to just the android or iphone forum, i chose to try the sprint one since its my provider.
- 03-15-2012, 08:17 AM #5
For what you use it for which made you more comfortable using? There have been leaps and bounds in android since the evo in android. Iphone os has pretty much stayed the same except for the folders icon and the swipe down for notifications like your android. Iphone does have more apps but you cannot customize unless you jailbreak.
I don't want to come off rude but you can ask people all day long which is best but what one person thinks and feels isn't what everybody does. Heck look at us blackberry people. If you asked us we would say blackberry but more than half of the population state that they hate blackberrys and they'd never get one. Lol
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- CrackBerry User
03-15-2012, 12:45 PM #6
- 48 Posts
If great battery life, a great keyboard for SMS txt messages or email is PARAMOUNT for you, then, get a BlackBerry.
If you go for an Android, many of them are... cheap for a reason.
If you've used a BlackBerry before and you like it, then you should just buy a BlackBerry, because the current BlackBerrys are better than the ones before.
- 03-19-2012, 07:22 AM #8
Why not go into a store and spend some time trying out the "feel" of all your choices and going with what YOU feel more comfortable with?
Like a previous poster mentioned you're going to get one persons opinion here and I highly doubt that you're going to have an "ahha" moment based on that.
I've never liked the Android phones and simply because I hear you can't have push email on pop servers and also that the batteries are not worth there weight in salt. I use the bb 9900 and the iPhone4 and both devices are amazing for what I need and I found this out by visiting a local cell store and finding out for MYself.
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- 03-27-2012, 01:03 PM #9
Seriously, if you want a smart phone, you are far better off with an android than the castrated functionality of ios.
screen size, widgets, customisation, DLNA server/client/remote, SD card... do i really need to go on?..
- 04-02-2012, 11:04 AM #10
My biggest issue is whether I want to remain with Sprint. Verizon has had 4G here for nine months. I doubt whether Sprint will have their LTE up and running in my area for at least another year.
I'm struggling with the same issue as you. I have a BB 9650 that is running out of gas. I'm eligible for an upgrade now. But with Iphone 5, Galaxy 3, and BB10 coming later this year, it's going to be tough to decide. I'm going to wait till late summer, and if BB 10 isn't out, I may go with another platform.
- 04-02-2012, 05:19 PM #11
im in the same boat. i love my torch 9850, but really like galaxy s2. i also am waiting for BB10 before i go gs3. iphone isnt even an option cant stand that "me too" phone that is really 3rd or 4th from the top. im waiting for BB10 got a good feeling about it
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- 04-02-2012, 11:51 PM #12twitter: @eve6er69_chris
- 04-02-2012, 11:56 PM #13
Speaking from current experience, I'm a BlackBerry guy, as many know. I am currently locked into an Android phone for the baseball season at a minimum, and compared to my experiences with iOs, this has been much better for me.
While it isn't a BlackBerry, it has been solidly fuynctional, easy to work with, and fast. If I was gonna slip and fall off the wagon, this was the lesser of the two compromises. I am a big time multitasker, and I find this a lot easier to deal with than I expected.
I got the #2 Android on Sprint. Photon. I know LTE isnt here yet, so a WiMax device didn't concern me. I miss the keyboard a little bit, but this is the best virtual I've ever used. It whips the tar out of the iPhone, which I found rather painful to use. The 4.3" screen isn't as 'pretty' as an iPhone for some video playback, but if you work outside in the sun, far better than an AMOLED screen. Games and text renders nicely. YouTube may show as a bit grainy, but no worse than a zoomed image tends to be.
9930 was priced higher than I was willing to pay. I spent $2.58 getting this Photon, mainly so I could watch MLB support BlackBerry after I made the change and bought the app. In a perfect world, I'd be wealthy and not have to compromise. I did, and I miss BBM with my CrackBerry friends, but still chat with some of them on WhatsApp.
I'm still learning the device, but I do look forward to the day when I have a BB again. BB 10 really needs to bring competition back to the table.
Last edited by BergerKing; 04-03-2012 at 12:02 AM.
- 04-06-2012, 02:50 PM #15
From my experience here and I've came and gone the last 3-4 years Ive had all three platforms. The first being a blackberry then Android then iPhone here is my take on the three.
Blackberry is GREAT for emailing and texting and thats about it for me. So since you didn't make it seem like you want a berry we'll move on.
Android is very open lots of quirks and force closes for no reason. It does have alot of apps but battery life to me was the biggest disappointment. I had the EVO 4G---> Epic Touch 4G. Out of the two I preffered the Epic Touch because of the big battery, but I still found myself charging it. It sometimes would randomly reboot but I was used to that having a blackberry The screens are awesome on Samsung phones camera is pretty good too. What I really liked was the ability to drag and drop files from my comp with no restrictions.
New phones coming to sprint on Android would be the EVO 4G LTE (REALLY) Galaxy Nexus, LG VIPER those phones will be 4G and have LTE so that in itself is great.
iPhone now this phone just works, I have had issues with it being laggy but that was a corrupted file I had and once it was removed worked like a charm. If you use iTunes its simple and very fluid anyone can learn to use an iPhone. Battery life is excellent I would go a whole day on pretty moderate use and still make it home with some juice. The only downside right now, and I say right now because sprint will be getting an LTE iPhone later on is that the current iPhone 4S is 3G only and it sucks for that reason only. The iPhone is functional and does everything I need. With later models im sure it will only get better. The camera is awesome, dual core processor that opens everything snappy is a great thing. Only thing that really grinds my gears is that the iOS has remained the same looking and I guess thats ok.
Im now back on Android and to be honest I really feel like my device isn't cutting it for me. I have ICS on my android and it just doesn't wow me. it seems like every week something new is coming out on android and my phone is behind the times. Am I going back to the iPhone you can count on it, but not until the LTE version is available on Sprint.
Everyone is going to say oh but iPhone doesn't have flash really I don't use it at all unless im on my computer.When in Doubt pull it out, The battery that is
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- 06-21-2012, 09:57 PM #20
I'm assuming that you are wanting to stay with Sprint. Given the very expensive 'shared data' package just rolled out by Verizon and that ATT will probably follow suit shortly, you're looking at unlimited 3G vs data caps.
Sprint is going to be rolling out LTE to a handful of markets this summer, but probably won't be nationwide for at least a year after that or so. WiMax is going away. So you have basically two options:
1. Buy a new phone that is LTE capable and leave your LTE radio off until they roll it out in your area.
2. Buy an older WiMax or just 3G phone off contract to hold you over until the network is rolled out.
*Full Disclosure* - My blood runs blackberry. But I enjoy technology and keep up with pretty much everything out there - especially with regard to Sprint.
For option 1, I'd suggest taking a look at the HTC Evo 4G LTE. I've played with it and it's an amazing piece of technology. HTC took a dip with the Evo Shift, Evo 3D and the Evo Design. But it looks like they're finally back on their game. The display is beautiful and reviewers like it better than the new Samsung S3 amoled screen. The camera is amazing and the battery life is supposed to be pretty good too. Plus it has the kickstand that you're used to.
For option 2, I'd recommend BergerKing's Photon. One of the things that I really like about my Blackberry is that it's an unlocked international phone. While in the US, I use it normally on the Sprint network. But when I go elsewhere, I just pop a local SIM card in and it's good to go. The Photon is the only Andriod phone available for Sprint that has international capabilities. It's a fairly robust phone (although it does not seem earmarked for 4.0 ICS). What I like about this option is that you can pick one up on eBay for about $250.00 used off contract, use it until you decide you want (and are eligible for an upgrade) a new phone, and decomission this and keep it as a wifi-only/GSM device.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
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- 07-05-2012, 12:57 PM #21
- 07-06-2012, 10:47 PM #23
If sprint deploys lte like they did wimax then you will have an lte device rendered useless for 4G and it will be 3G like the rest of the smartphones on the market.
Don't buy a phone because of what's to come. Buy it for what's out there.
I think sprint has 1 or 2 towns with LTE.
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- 07-14-2012, 08:11 AM #25
What works for you?
Want to make phone calls and email, text, etc stuff a phone is supposed to do well, go blackberry.
Want to throw birds at pigs or other leisure activities at the expense of the main phone functions look at the android or iPhone.
It isn't what I want it is what you want.