If you had to choose today a phone other than the iPhone, what would it be???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ap3604, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Just wonder what you guys would do if you had to choose a different phone (other than the iPhone) to use.

    Of course I mean a current phone as of today. If your in the U.S. then obviously not a Galaxy S II or any other random future phone ;)

    So... what would it be? :)
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    The Motorola Triumph. It's not out yet, but will be soon.
    Honestly, I think the iPhone is one of the better phones out there and that's why I'm paying for it with AT&T. It's worth having. If I couldn't have an iPhone, then there isn't much point paying the same price bill for something I don't like as much.

    With the Motorola Triumph (Virgin Mobile), unlimited data, text, and 300 minutes for $25 a month is an awesome deal. Plus, you can install something from the Android marketplace to allow for free tethering. Virgin Mobile runs on Sprint's network so it's mediocre. Good enough for my needs at least. It even has the similar specs to the HTC Thunderbolt (snapdragon, etc).

  4. liavman macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
  5. FX4568 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    None, I rather live without a phone <3
    jk, a GalS2
  6. PharmDoc macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2010
    Thunderbolt... would like to try out the 4G LTE network.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Probably a Palm/HP phone because of the OS.

    I've never used any of those other phones, though, so I couldn't say for sure. But you're asking and that's where I'd start looking.

    If that didn't end up being as good as I thought it was then I'd probably look at Windows phones next.
  8. kingofkings8183 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Blackberry Bold Touch 9900. Android and Windows Phone(ugh) don't appeal to me AT ALL.
  9. flipster macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2010
    The HTC Thunderbolt. But.... I really like my iPhone :cool:

    I've always wanted a Blackberry, but I know I'll get bored of it lol
  10. ESPN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    Samsung Focus with Windows mobile operating system.
  11. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Well, since the pre3 isn't out yet, I guess I would have to go with the Dell venue pro. Really enjoyed the short time I was with a windows 7 phone, while not as good as iOS or webos, it's still much better than android. Never getting another android handset again.
  12. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Nexus S, the best Android out in Australia in my opinion (we have crap android selection in Australia unless you want to use the carrier which charges 3 times more than the others).
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
  14. The DRis macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    Oceanside, CA
  15. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
  16. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
  17. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    I had a Samsung Focus for two months. It was horrible. WP7, however nice, is worthless without good apps. And the app store for WP7 sucks big time.

    I'd probably choose a Palm Pre 3.
  18. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  19. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2010
    Maybe a WebOS device - whatever version of the Pre is out now. But probably a nice small feature phone. Since getting an iPad, I am finding that my iPhone is mostly being used as a phone.
  20. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Currently out now? Probably an older phone from late-2009 because of its versatility. Saves me money experimenting with different OSes.

    #1) HTC HD2

    Pros - Most versatile cell phone ever made. Only $299 or less at Amazon.
    Cons - Much older hardware from late-2009. Battery life can be bad.

    Followed by the "PlayStation phone"

    #2) Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (GSM unlocked version)

    Pros - Retro gamer's dream come true. Unique form factor. Solid battery life.
    Cons - Dim screen. Chunky. Very mediocre specs for an Android phone.

    Future releases

    HP Pre 3


    And arguably the most beautiful phone ever made from SE...

    Xperia ray - design and inspiration

    From my preference of OSes (that is non-iOS)
    1. webOS
    2. WP7
    3. Android

    From preference of hardware and future software support
    1. Android (most quantity of apps other than iOS)
    2. WP7 (more hardware restrictions which promotes quality apps)
    3. webOS (niche-audience)

    By 2014, volume sales will really be between Android vs WP7. I really like the Nokia N9, but unfortunately MeeGo is DOA. My favorite OS is actually the one RIM featured in the BlackBerry Playbook which is QNX. But since that is tablet-only so far like Android's Honeycomb, I didn't consider it yet. Among WP7 phones, I like the Samsung Focus or looking into the future with Nokia's first WP7 phone codenamed "Sea Ray" which looks like the N9. But now the older HTC HD2 (6.5 WinMo) can take care of me with any WP7 envy.

    Tough to live without an iPhone. It basically excels in everything from OS polish, hardware design, and ecosystem. Even has a very good camera and battery life! Ties all the loose ends of its competitor's glaring weaknesses. That's why even if I leave iPhone for something else by next year, I probably will still have use my iPhone 4 as an iPod touch. It manages my media content so well. I invested too much on apps and already accustomed to the ecosystem that I could never really leave the iOS ecosystem even if I wanted to.
  21. ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
  22. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    The problem is that if the iphone had never come out, all these google phones would look like BB copies.
    I was looking at a BB before the iphone came out. I couldn't fathom paying money for the internet service, because I didn't see any value in it.

    To answer the question, I want the following in my phone: camera, screen<4 in, video recording, virtual keyboard, good internet browsing, unlockable, not too big and, most importantly, on AT&T.
  23. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    That Nokia N9 looks super sweet, too. I love the way it looks.

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