Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:53 PM   #301
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerilos View Post
My wife gets about 6 hours from her s3. She loves the phone but can stand having to take a charger with her everywhere.
A manager at my job has some sort of Android and is always borrowing a charger from someone else to keep his phone working.

Except for the 4S I had that could use up half the battery in six hours of doing nothing due to low Verizon signal, none of my iPhones have ever run out in a 24 hr. period.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:57 PM   #302
Elliott83
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerilos View Post
My wife gets about 6 hours from her s3. She loves the phone but can stand having to take a charger with her everywhere.
That was a issue i had. I hated always having to plug it in.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewAnger View Post
A manager at my job has some sort of Android and is always borrowing a charger from someone else to keep his phone working.

Except for the 4S I had that could use up half the battery in six hours of doing nothing due to low Verizon signal, none of my iPhones have ever run out in a 24 hr. period.
Mine dies, last longer than the s3. But i do alot of work related stuff so im constantly on it
Elliott83 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:19 PM   #303
lokiju
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
I'm the big Apple proponent in everyone else's eyes in both my work and personal lives but I have to say I've been eyeballing more and more the competition. The Windows Phone 8 seems to be pretty nice and just a much less stale looking interface.

I have a 4s now and am debating what to do when my contract is up in October of this year.

I'm not in love with the iPhone 5 enough to spend the money on it when my 4s is more or less performance and capability wise the same.

I think 5" screens are a bit excessive but also can't help but covet them a bit when I see friends and co-workers with them.

I've had Android devices in the past and just still cannot ever get past the feel of the apps never being at the quality level that they are in iOS and that's always been one of the biggest reasons that I've come back to iOS.

I do wonder what will iOS 7 bring? If I could get maybe a 4.5" screen and if iOS 7 was a HUGE improvement over the dated feeling current iteration then I think I'd go with another iPhone, but if not, then I just might give Windows Phone 8 a try.

Of course there's always the sunk cost of the apps I've purchased on my iPhone that really sucks to throw away. At least I can use a lot of those on my iPad.

It's like I really WANT Apple to pull it off on the next iPhone and iOS but I just have a feeling more and more that those times have since past with Steve Jobs.
lokiju is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:22 PM   #304
MatLane
macrumors 6502a
 
MatLane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: England, United Kingdom
Send a message via AIM to MatLane Send a message via Yahoo to MatLane Send a message via Skype™ to MatLane
iPhone and iOS work for me and my life. The fact everything works together makes me life easy being a musician, travelling to studios and saving calender dates and having them appear on your iPad at home.

Its not for everyone though i suppose, i am intrigued to see what the future of MS and Android brings

For user experience and ecosystem that i love and have used since 2007 ill stick with the iPhone
__________________
2013 iMac 27 inch 3.4GHZ 16GB 3TB Fusion / 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro 15.4 inch / iPad with Retina 16GB WiFi White / iPad 2 WiFi Black / iPhone 4S White 16GB / iPod Classic 160GB (2006)
MatLane is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:40 PM   #305
ReanimationN
macrumors 6502a
 
ReanimationN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Depends how Windows Phone is looking in two years. If the WP store receives my favourite apps, I'll definitely jump over and give WP a shot. Otherwise, I'll be getting another iPhone.
ReanimationN is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:18 PM   #306
Elliott83
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReanimationN View Post
Depends how Windows Phone is looking in two years. If the WP store receives my favourite apps, I'll definitely jump over and give WP a shot. Otherwise, I'll be getting another iPhone.
Wp is a great os! If my carrier had any i honestly wouldnt be using a 4s. But they dont and im happy with the 4s
Elliott83 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:13 PM   #307
ReanimationN
macrumors 6502a
 
ReanimationN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elliott83 View Post
Wp is a great os! If my carrier had any i honestly wouldnt be using a 4s. But they dont and im happy with the 4s
That's the other problem- the carrier I'm with (and am quite happy with), Optus, doesn't offer many WP devices. Hopefully by the time my contract's up WP9 will be out and MS will make a big push to get more carriers onboard. I agree though that it's a very nice looking OS, I really want to give it a try.
__________________
2013 13" Retina MacBook Pro, 2.6GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD, Windows 8 x64. iPad Air 64GB. 2013 Google Nexus 7 32GB. iPhone 5 32GB.
ReanimationN is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:41 PM   #308
superstarmc
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
It depends a lot on iOS 7 for me.
superstarmc is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:57 PM   #309
iRetired
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: WNY
According to the indentured contract with AT&T, I'm looking at either the 6S or the Blackberry 12. Can't wait to see pics!


Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk 2
__________________
iPhone 4S 7.0.6 Jailbroken
iRetired is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:58 PM   #310
b166er
macrumors 68020
 
b166er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philly
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReanimationN View Post
Depends how Windows Phone is looking in two years. If the WP store receives my favourite apps, I'll definitely jump over and give WP a shot. Otherwise, I'll be getting another iPhone.
I know it's not quite there yet, but a lot has happened in the past couple months. I know everyones needs are different, but at this point I am now able to find all but maybe three apps I need for WP8. Initially I couldn't bare the lack of apps, but MS and developers have been hammering away fairly aggressively since the launch.

I'm getting great battery life out of my 920. And I think a lot of that has to do with the OS itself. By nature, if you take the time to set it up right, you spend a lot less time using apps with WP8. Since a lot of stuff is baked in and notifies you on the home screen with the live tiles VS opening several apps all day long. I'm loving it, but I do wish MS had opened up the OS a little more. The NFC is very limited and no true toggles or profiles (like iOS) but all in all I like WP8 a lot more than Android.
__________________
Wait... I had something for this.
b166er is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:26 PM   #311
ReanimationN
macrumors 6502a
 
ReanimationN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by b166er View Post
I know it's not quite there yet, but a lot has happened in the past couple months. I know everyones needs are different, but at this point I am now able to find all but maybe three apps I need for WP8. Initially I couldn't bare the lack of apps, but MS and developers have been hammering away fairly aggressively since the launch.

I'm getting great battery life out of my 920. And I think a lot of that has to do with the OS itself. By nature, if you take the time to set it up right, you spend a lot less time using apps with WP8. Since a lot of stuff is baked in and notifies you on the home screen with the live tiles VS opening several apps all day long. I'm loving it, but I do wish MS had opened up the OS a little more. The NFC is very limited and no true toggles or profiles (like iOS) but all in all I like WP8 a lot more than Android.
The problem is a lot of the apps I like cater for a very niche audience- a lot of them are dedicated to Australian sport and surfing, most don't even have Android versions. It's a pretty big ask for those developers to justify the costs of doing a WP when the market for Windows Phones in Australia is quite tiny. It really sucks, as I'd love to give WP a try. I do know, however, that the developer of one of my favourite apps (Coastalwatch) is planning on doing a Windows 8 version of Coastalwatch. Hopefully that'll mean they'll give a WP version a shot down the track.

Everything else about WP sounds great, it'd definitely be the mobile OS I'd go for if I wasn't going to get an iPhone.
__________________
2013 13" Retina MacBook Pro, 2.6GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD, Windows 8 x64. iPad Air 64GB. 2013 Google Nexus 7 32GB. iPhone 5 32GB.
ReanimationN is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:02 AM   #312
Elliott83
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Wp has come a long way. My opinion is it will only get better. I was reading a article, sometime last year, and they predicted that wp will be on top in a couple years. That would be a nice thing to see. They are really reliable devices. My last one was a 7pro and it was one of the best devices ive owned in awhile
Elliott83 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:13 AM   #313
appletoandroid
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
I switched to a GS2 in December and am not looking back. Unless iPhone becomes more innovative and customizable, theres 0 chance I go back to it. Let alone unless they release a 4.5" or larger phone they aren't getting my business back. They are dated and limited devices. Customers are speaking w/ their wallets and buying Samsung!
appletoandroid is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:55 PM   #314
Crooks
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CALIFORNIA!
Quote:
Originally Posted by superstarmc View Post
It depends a lot on iOS 7 for me.
Same here. If iOS 7 disappoints, the second WWDC ends I will be putting my iphone 5 up on eBay.

It's just getting too stale for me I really like Apple's hardware but their software..meh
Crooks is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:22 PM   #315
saporiti
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portugal
I think this is why the world doesn't fall down lol. When most of you prefer Android over iPhone because you can costuming every single thing, I instead admire the beauty and the simplicity of the iOS just like it is. I can do everything I need to do and every thing I want to.... But that's me, I don't give a fart about customizing menus, icons, home screens and whatsoever.
__________________
iPhone 5C 16GB Blue

saporiti is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:20 AM   #316
0dev
macrumors 68040
 
0dev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 127.0.0.1
The only reason I'm still using my iPhone 4 is because my HTC broke, and when I next upgrade I'll certainly be getting me another Android phone. Not from HTC though, their build quality is terrible these days. It'll either be a Nexus 4 or, if they still don't stock them, a Galaxy S3. Or maybe I'll wait for the next wave of Nexuses and Galaxy Ss before I make my choice.
0dev is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:32 AM   #317
3bs
macrumors 603
 
3bs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0dev View Post
The only reason I'm still using my iPhone 4 is because my HTC broke, and when I next upgrade I'll certainly be getting me another Android phone. Not from HTC though, their build quality is terrible these days. It'll either be a Nexus 4 or, if they still don't stock them, a Galaxy S3. Or maybe I'll wait for the next wave of Nexuses and Galaxy Ss before I make my choice.
I don't know about their Android phones because I've never owned one but I can't see any defects in my HTC 8X. Absolutely perfect build quality and design. I'm actually considering the rumored HTC M7.
3bs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:36 AM   #318
Elliott83
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Ive always thought that htc should stick strickly to wp. I dont care for their android devices.
Elliott83 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:38 AM   #319
0dev
macrumors 68040
 
0dev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bs View Post
I don't know about their Android phones because I've never owned one but I can't see any defects in my HTC 8X. Absolutely perfect build quality and design. I'm actually considering the rumored HTC M7.
My HTC Sensation fell apart physically then stopped connecting to phone networks properly, and the battery life was consistently awful. Plus it had this design fault where if the top of the phone around the headphone socket got stretched (which it did very easily) then headphones wouldn't work properly.

That's put me off HTC and it helps me to see why their marketshare and sales have been falling as of late. Sloppy build quality.

Besides, despite having an official unlock tool from HTC out, you still can't get full S-OFF without hacking, which is ridiculous when Samsung doesn't lock their bootloaders at all.
0dev is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:56 AM   #320
Lava Lamp Freak
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bs View Post
I don't know about their Android phones because I've never owned one but I can't see any defects in my HTC 8X. Absolutely perfect build quality and design. I'm actually considering the rumored HTC M7.
I went through three and none of them were good. My first HTC 8X wouldn't recognize any SIM card, so I exchanged for another. The second one had dust under the screen. The third one had a green tint to the screen and looked really bad.

I like Windows Phone 8, except for a few minor gripes, but I gave up on the HTC 8X because build quality issues seem to be common with HTC devices. Also, the flex of the screen bothered me. Just using the screen normally I could see ripples when touching it. I could see that on all three of them. You can force it to happen by gently squeezing the sides of the device, but I was seeing it in normal usage. People are reporting dust and rippling issues on all HTC phones. They may not all do it, but there are some serious QC problems.
Lava Lamp Freak is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:20 AM   #321
Technarchy
macrumors 68040
 
Technarchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Since this is the year of an iPhone refresh (5S), I can afford to dabble. I'm liking what I see with BB10, and Windows Phone is improving all the time.

My iPhone5 is not going anywhere however.

Just really depends on what Apple does with iOS7 more than anything else, with hardware being a secondary concern.
__________________
Steve Jobs, January 9th 2007, 10:44am: "We filed for over 200 patents for all the inventions in iPhone and we intend to protect them."
Technarchy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:55 PM   #322
Brien
macrumors 68000
 
Brien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Random 995K View Post
Im sure it would be you spec lover (don't take offence). You realise that 500 ppi has no visible difference to 300 ppi even if you had 20/20 vision... sigh -_- And quad core devices that chew up more battery than dual core devices and are slower IRL! Where is the logic, please tell me. (I am actually curious to know)
It's an art thing - if I can replace my sketchbook and phone with one device, I will. And a 6" phone would be a great size for drawing on.
Brien is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 05:57 PM   #323
Irishman
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by furam90 View Post
I'm starting to think this will be my last iPhone unless there are dramatic changes to iPhone 6.

The UI has become extremely stale and I still can't do simple ****ing things like read and reply to a text message without exiting the app. Speaking of apps, iPhone multitasking is still half assed and not real multitasking.. let's not get into the Maps fiasco..

Hardware wise, it's nice to look at and feel, but we still don't have a bigger screen, the battery, especially on the 5, is garbage. No NFC, no innovation...

In about 2-3 months all the competitors will be ahead of iPhone and we'll still be waiting for the once a year minimal upgrade.
o.

I will be getting my first iPhone with my next phone.

I have a really old and busted HP iPaq phone that runs Windows Mobile 6.5.

Really can't wait for it to die. My next phone will be an iPhone.
Irishman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:09 PM   #324
Irishman
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by F123D View Post
I've already switched after the iPhone 5 but will be keeping an eye on the next iPhone to see if apple decides to make any changes.
Do you guys and gals really buy new $200-$300 phones every 2 years?? That seems like a really HUGE expenditure to me. I can't justify it. Must be nice to have that disposable income.
Irishman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:19 PM   #325
0dev
macrumors 68040
 
0dev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishman View Post
Do you guys and gals really buy new $200-$300 phones every 2 years?? That seems like a really HUGE expenditure to me. I can't justify it. Must be nice to have that disposable income.
I try to upgrade every year but extra expenses and my HTC breaking have held me back this year so I'm still on an iPhone 4. Usually when I'm on a yearly upgrade cycle though I just sell the old phone on eBay straight after I get the new one and it covers at least 60% of the cost.
0dev is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone 5 not staying connecting to wifi sdenby iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 16 Nov 21, 2012 12:46 PM
iPhone 5 not staying connected to WiFi when being charged Daftbrush iPhone 9 Sep 28, 2012 08:46 AM
The 'staying with my iPhone 4' thread Spectrum Abuser iPhone 10 Sep 22, 2012 09:56 PM
Mail staying unread on Mac when read on iPhone. Baggy Spandex OS X 1 Sep 7, 2012 10:51 AM
Debate on staying with IPhone Leewalker19 iPhone 68 Jul 30, 2012 08:31 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC