iPhone-Android thoughts

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I was with iPhone since the early days and then for a few years went to Android (my dark years) and recently I came back to iPhone and will never go back to Android period.

I made an interesting observation:

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?

I figured it out: iPhone users are in bliss, they know they got the most awesome phone and Android won;t every come close to that beautiful experience.

Android people feel threatened but will never admit it. That's why they quite often have to talk crap about iPhone. They live in fear.

Having been on both sides, this is my honest observation.

What are your thoughts?
 

bensweet108

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Well I'm sorry if I gave that feeling to some. That was definitely not my intention. It's really what I concluded… Belief it or not, let's just move on.
 

mrex

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I made an interesting observation:

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?

I figured it out: iPhone users are in bliss, they know they got the most awesome phone and Android won;t every come close to that beautiful experience.

Android people feel threatened but will never admit it. That's why they quite often have to talk crap about iPhone. They live in fear.
oh well, didnt you just turn your observation upside down?
 

Tarzanman

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Okay, just read the comments about anything that's about google in the macrumors news, and then tell us apple fanboys don't say a lot of crap about everything that has the green robot in it.
That's because you're new here. iPhone fanboys certainly used to poke fun at Android.... but then Android basically surpassed iPhone (first on the software front, then a few years later on the hardware front) and nowadays there really isn't much to make fun of since iOS seems to be following Android's lead.
 

maflynn

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Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?
I think the amount of insults, trolling, and making fun goes both ways. Android people belittle iPhone users, and vice versa.

Its basically a repeat of the PC vs. Mac days where people entrenched in one platform belittle the users of the other platform. People take phones way too serious and it shows in how they respond to the others using something different.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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That's because you're new here. iPhone fanboys certainly used to poke fun at Android.... but then Android basically surpassed iPhone (first on the software front, then a few years later on the hardware front) and nowadays there really isn't much to make fun of since iOS seems to be following Android's lead.
I think 'if' what you are saying is true, moving to Android would be a no brainer. Unfortunately nothing is black and white and not everybody holds the opinion one is truly better than the other.
 

kevinof

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Agreed. Don't know if anyone remembers the Ethernet vs Token Ring days. Hasn't changed - Just a different box of goodies but the same old arguments.

I think the amount of insults, trolling, and making fun goes both ways. Android people belittle iPhone users, and vice versa.

Its basically a repeat of the PC vs. Mac days where people entrenched in one platform belittle the users of the other platform. People take phones way too serious and it shows in how they respond to the others using something different.
 

MRU

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Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?
And in the process of making such a patronising asinine uneducated post, you actually do exactly what you claim iPhone users never do... Oh sweet irony.
 

verpeiler

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That's because you're new here. iPhone fanboys certainly used to poke fun at Android.... but then Android basically surpassed iPhone (first on the software front, then a few years later on the hardware front) and nowadays there really isn't much to make fun of since iOS seems to be following Android's lead.
New? Where did you get that idea? I'm a long time reader, the account is just from 2013.

And my thesis still stands: Just read any thread about google or other competitor products and you see lots and lots of ******** about google products, just like android users post crap about iPhones in other forums. I guess dumb people and/or fanboys exist on both sides.
 

Tarzanman

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I think 'if' what you are saying is true, moving to Android would be a no brainer. Unfortunately nothing is black and white and not everybody holds the opinion one is truly better than the other.
Personal preference is one thing but objectively, there is not much of a competitive comparison. Strictly looking at capabilities, features, and functions then Android is more scalable, more flexible and has been for a long time now.

Hardware isn't even a competition at this point. Android phones are faster, with better displays, available in more configurations.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Personal preference is one thing but objectively, there is not much of a competitive comparison. Strictly looking at capabilities, features, and functions then Android is more scalable, more flexible and has been for a long time now.

Hardware isn't even a competition at this point. Android phones are faster, with better displays, available in more configurations.
Then why has the iPhone not sunk into the abyss?
I agree Android has a lot to offer in terms of choice and features, but that isn't always what people look for, many do, many don't. 'Better' can only really be determined on a personal level and even then it is subjective. Personal preference is what drives people to make the purchase in the first place.
 

Tarzanman

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Then why has the iPhone not sunk into the abyss?
I agree Android has a lot to offer in terms of choice and features, but that isn't always what people look for, many do, many don't. 'Better' can only really be determined on a personal level and even then it is subjective. Personal preference is what drives people to make the purchase in the first place.
In terms of "better displays", I am afraid you are mistaken. When it comes to displays, ceteris paribus higher ppi/higher resolution is better (or maybe superior would be a be a more apt term).

For those who might not realize: The iPhone 6+ has a 1080p display, which is the norm 2013-2014 for high end smartphones. LG, Motorola, and Samsung all have 6-inch phones with 2560x1440 resolutions.

The iPhone 6+ screen is not bad by any means. On the contrary, I think it is very nice... but objectively speaking it is a step below the current offerings of other platforms.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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In terms of "better displays", I am afraid you are mistaken. When it comes to displays, ceteris paribus higher ppi/higher resolution is better (or maybe superior would be a be a more apt term).



For those who might not realize: The iPhone 6+ has a 1080p display, which is the norm 2013-2014 for high end smartphones. LG, Motorola, and Samsung all have 6-inch phones with 2560x1440 resolutions.



The iPhone 6+ screen is not bad by any means. On the contrary, I think it is very nice... but objectively speaking it is a step below the current offerings of other platforms.

I guess the vast majority of people wouldn't care or be able to tell the difference. I also don't think a lot of consumers compare specs down to the dpi of screens, I certainly don't. I buy what I like the feel of and what best suits my needs. For me right now that is the iPhone, so you could say it's the best phone on the market for me and in my opinion. This is subjective of course.
 

jamezr

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I was with iPhone since the early days and then for a few years went to Android (my dark years) and recently I came back to iPhone and will never go back to Android period.

I made an interesting observation:

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?

I figured it out: iPhone users are in bliss, they know they got the most awesome phone and Android won;t every come close to that beautiful experience.

Android people feel threatened but will never admit it. That's why they quite often have to talk crap about iPhone. They live in fear.

Having been on both sides, this is my honest observation.

What are your thoughts?
Trolling trolling trollin....keep those comments to yourself.

Just like if i post in the iPhone thread and say how much i don't like IOS and how all people who use it are inferior to Android users.
You are the iPhone user elitist stereotype. "I have an iPhone therefore everyone wants to be just like me and live in fear of me!"
Then aren't you contradicting yourself?

You are just trolling......
 
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lyceumHQ

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I was with iPhone since the early days and then for a few years went to Android (my dark years) and recently I came back to iPhone and will never go back to Android period.

I made an interesting observation:

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?

I figured it out: iPhone users are in bliss, they know they got the most awesome phone and Android won;t every come close to that beautiful experience.

Android people feel threatened but will never admit it. That's why they quite often have to talk crap about iPhone. They live in fear.

Having been on both sides, this is my honest observation.

What are your thoughts?
My thoughts are that you're a troll, an amusing troll I give you that, but a troll nonetheless.

I bloody love my iPhone but that's the most hysterical load of bull I've read in years.

You genuinely think someone with any phone whatsoever at all lives in fear of another phone? Fear? Seriously?

My suggestion to you would be to step into the real world where phones aren't objects of fear. They're portable communication/entertainment devices.

I've never in my life met a single person who was living in fear of another phone.

I give you a 1 out of 10 for your trolling effort. You really should try harder.
 

Satori

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There are loads of fantastic smartphones and OSes available right now each with their own merits. The reason I've stuck with an iphone is that I know it does what I need/want - not because I necessarily believe it is the best (or even the best for me).

Since we have so many choices in front us of each day, one less to ponder frees up one's mind for the more important decisions. Barry Schwartz give a nice talk about the perils of choice on TED:

http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en

Of course, Steve Jobs famously decided to wear the same 'work uniform' each day so that there was one less trivial choice to take up his thinking space.

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?
I think you'll find there's plenty going in both directions. There will always be a minority who pin their self-esteem on their consumer choices.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I was with iPhone since the early days and then for a few years went to Android (my dark years) and recently I came back to iPhone and will never go back to Android period.

I made an interesting observation:

Why is it that Android people always make fun of iPhone and almost never the other way around?

I figured it out: iPhone users are in bliss, they know they got the most awesome phone and Android won;t every come close to that beautiful experience.

Android people feel threatened but will never admit it. That's why they quite often have to talk crap about iPhone. They live in fear.

Having been on both sides, this is my honest observation.

What are your thoughts?
'Tis the season to be trolling, fa la la la la ......

I think your the one who feels threatened by all the great Android devices being released.
 

yaboyac29

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Lots of android users in denial here.

Have you guys even seen Engadget?

Apple posts are dominated by android users
Android posts get no where near as many replies and there's rarely any bickering

Also, a huge forum like this one for Apple news has an android section.

Find me an android forum with an unbiased apple section..

GOODLUCK
 

jamezr

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Lots of android users in denial here.

Have you guys even seen Engadget?

Apple posts are dominated by android users
Android posts get no where near as many replies and there's rarely any bickering

Also, a huge forum like this one for Apple news has an android section.

Find me an android forum with an unbiased apple section..

GOODLUCK
Hmmm......most of us use both IOS and Android phones. I actually criticize both platforms. I have both IOS and Android phones because......well they both lack something that makes me need the other.

But I think it comes as a shock to some Apple fans when their platform is criticized....
 

Oletros

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Lots of android users in denial here.

Have you guys even seen Engadget?

Apple posts are dominated by android users
Android posts get no where near as many replies and there's rarely any bickering
You're joking, don't you?

Engadget is a troll fest from all the sides. And The Verge is going the same way
 

yaboyac29

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You're joking, don't you?

Engadget is a troll fest from all the sides. And The Verge is going the same way
no, not joking.

go look at the iPad article on engadget right now, and then compare it to the nexus 9 article.

just look. 90% of the posts in the iPad article are from android losers, bashing the iPad and blah blah blah, whereas the nexus 9 article is just.. well, no real hate from apple users.