If you HAD to choose between Windows or Android Phone which would you choose and why?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Wrathwitch, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    Title says it all.

    I am a huge iPhone fan. Have no plans on switching, but I suppose if I HAD to, I would consider the New Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows OS just to see what Windows can do now on a phone. Second possibilit would be the Newest Samsung Galaxy phone.

    How about you guys? If you HAD to choose, which would you pick and why?

  2. thenerdal macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
  3. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    Already made this choice and gone WP7. I have nothing against Android but Windows Phone is the fastest, smoothest OS i have seen. Plus i like the Zunepass feature. I can easily switch back to Android if i needed to though. I prefer their selection of phones.
  4. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Seems like Windows Phone has the better setup. I want something I don't have to fix constantly tho.
  5. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand

    Android if you're the guy who likes spending time searching for ROMS.

    I like WP7 for the original interface and the very smooth touch to it.
  7. scott craft macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2011
    On the Windows Phones you have used exactly what sucked about them?

    Sent from my Windows 7 Phone using Board Express
  8. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2011
    I'd take android over windows phone. Windows phone is like a compromise between iphone's no customization and android's full customization. Unfortunately, I don't like the tiles set up of windows phone. I find it to be ugly. That being said, I prefer to be able to set my phone up however I'd like to.
  9. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
  10. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I have never used a Windows phone, and even though I have used an Android phone and wasn't too impressed, I would go with Android over Windows.
  11. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    What's up with all the unused space on the right side of the home screen in Windows Phone 7? Seems like such a poor design decision. I can't be the only one who finds this annoying.


    Not what the OP was asking.
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Android. I've had great experiences with Honeycomb and ICS rom.

    I'd only pick that cause of my good experience I have no actual experience with a windows phone. I wouldn't mind to try one out though.
  13. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    For a better user interface, stability, games, updates, and better media program (Zune) to sync your media files - Windows Phone

    For more customization, practical & cheaper apps, & better hardware & variety for phones - Android

    For me, I made the choice to WP. Nothing against Android, but it isn't cohesive or stable enough for me. And this 2nd gen, batt life seems to be improving for WP phones. If you think about it, WP's best strengths mirrors iOS alot being a more closed platform while Android's GUI looks a bit more like iOS. But there are a few annoyances I still have with WP including basic things missing and apps. The Facebook, IMDB, and ESPN all suck compared to the iOS counterpart. If you want better all-around, iPhones really are the better choice. But as an iOS alternative, give me WP with some of Android's hardware and customization strengths. My first choice that is a non-iPhone might be the Lumia 900 followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III whenever that gets announced next month at MWC. And the Galaxy Note is still on my radar.
  14. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    I like the WP7 a lot, but unfortunately I like my iPhone even more.

    My choice would be:
    1. iPhone/iOS
    2. Windows Phone 7/Metro
    3. Palm/Web OS
    4. Android
  15. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Android because I've used that before and I don't like the Metro interface of WP7
  16. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    Your choice of mobile computing platform makes me angry and agitated. There's something wrong with me. ;)
  17. penfan82 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
  18. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?

    Go android.
  19. JohnnySon macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    Windows phone 7 for sure. I used Android for a long time and it's too buggy.bad battery life too. Windows phone 7 looks like the perfect mix between iOS and android.
  20. thenerdal macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    Latest Android phone you had?
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The mostly useless iPhone lockscreen bothers me more, and that empty space doesn't bother me at all. I would choose WP7 because Android feels too similar to iOS.
  22. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Wp7 phones need to be media friendly. At least get some zune like music quality instead of just ripping the interface.
  23. Calidude, Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012

    Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Considering that we are all fans of iOS, and that Windows Phone is closer to iOS in terms of style, simplicity and speed than Android, the only logical choice would be Windows Phone. It's more of a good "middle ground" than the other option.

    Let's face it, Microsoft knows more than Google when it comes to OS'es. In a couple years time, Windows Phone will be great, but it came to the party too late. I wouldn't personally switch to Windows Phone until Apollo comes out during Fall 2012.

    Android is a customizer's dream, but using that OS is like running Linux without the stability of a typical desktop Linux distribution. Google doesn't know what they're doing and it shows, despite their large cashflow. I'd rather have a truly open source OS in the hands of the community at large like Meego than Android, which isn't very "open" despite Google's claims. I feel like Android is always in a state of being rushed out to people so that Google can snap up whatever data they enter into it. So yeah, I don't feel like using an unstable OS AND handing out my data to an advertising company.
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Well since iPhone does exist, I'd rather choose iPhone then anything else.
  25. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    What is wrong with you? The OP is asking a simple question and you have to make this nonsense post that helps nobody.

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